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  • One million people tested for COVID-19 in US
  • China calls for immediate lifting of unilateral coercive measures against Syria: Envoy
  • Ukrainian parliament appoints new finance, health ministers
  • US state of Virginia orders residents to stay home amid COVID-19 spread
  • US to send medical equipment worth $100Mln to Italy: Trump
  • World Bank urges G20 to eliminate or cut import tariffs on COVID-19 products
  • Pompeo, NATO Chief discuss COVID-19 response, Afghanistan: US State Dept
  • US capital declares stay-at-home order, violators to face fines, imprisonment - Mayor
  • Finland tightens control at border with Sweden amid coronavirus pandemic
  • War against COVID-19: MP CM helps workers
  • Italy's lockdown to be extended 'at least' until April 12: Health minister
  • HP scholarship Scam: CBI files charge-sheet against 12 accused
  • COVID-19 claims two mores lives in Maharastra
  • Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium to be made quarantine center
  • G20 trade ministers vow to ensure essential supplies worldwide
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Death toll from deadly coronavirus nears 2000 in China

Death toll from deadly coronavirus nears 2000 in China

Beijing, Feb 18 (UNI) The death toll from China's coronavirus epidemic reached 1,868 on Tuesday, according to the National Health Commission.

Officials have reported 98 new deaths and 1,886 new cases in the past day, with 93 of those deaths and 1,807 infections in Hubei province - the epicenter of the outbreak.

Most of the deaths were in Hubei province, the hard-hit epicenter of the outbreak, with five reported elsewhere in the country.

Nearly 72,436 people nationwide have been infected by the COVID-19 strain of the virus.

There were 1,886 new cases reported Tuesday -- a decline on Monday's figure, and the lowest single-day figure of new cases so far this month.

The virus first emerged in December before spiralling into a nationwide epidemic. The number of new cases reported outside Hubei province was just 79, down from 890 on February 4.

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Ukrainian parliament appoints new finance, health ministers

31 Mar 2020 | 4:42 AM

Kiev, Mar 31 (UNI) Ukraine's parliament has dismissed Ihor Umansky and Ilya Yemets from the posts of ministers of finance and health, and appointed Serhiy Marchenko and Maksym Stepanov respectively, the parliament's press service announced on its official website.

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US to send medical equipment worth $100Mln to Italy: Trump

31 Mar 2020 | 4:25 AM

Washington, Mar 31 (UNI) US President Donald Trump has said that the United States is sending $100 million worth of protective medical equipment to Italy as the deal with the severe outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

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World Bank urges G20 to eliminate or cut import tariffs on COVID-19 products

31 Mar 2020 | 4:15 AM

Washington, Mar 31 (UNI) Managing director for development policy and partnerships at the World Bank Mari Pangestu said that trade ministers of the Group of 20 countries should eliminate or cut tariffs on import of COVID-19 products to reduce the financial impact on poor nations.

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COVID-19: Bangladesh Islamic foundation issues guidelines over Namaz

30 Mar 2020 | 10:49 PM

Dhaka, Mar 30 (UNI) The Islamic Foundation of Bangladesh on Monday issued some guidelines over various issues, including offering namaz and maintaining people’s safety at mosques, and the funeral of coronavirus patients.

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COVID-19: Spain sees another 812 fatalities in single day

COVID-19: Spain sees another 812 fatalities in single day

30 Mar 2020 | 8:02 PM

Madrid, Mar 30 (UNI) High mortality rate due to the deadly coronavirus is continuing unabated in Spain as the country lost another 812 people in past 24 hours, country's Health Ministry confirmed on Monday.

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