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  • US: 1 million tested for COVID-19
  • China's GDP growth to decline to 2 3 pc in baseline scenario in 2020: World Bank
  • COVID-19 death toll in US tops 3,000: Johns Hopkins University
  • Six from Telangana inflicted with Carona die after attending a religious prayer meeting
  • Pakistani PM announces formation of volunteers' force to fight against COVID-19
  • 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
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Japan PM asks all elementary, high schools to shut amid COVID-19 outbreak

Japan PM asks all elementary, high schools to shut amid COVID-19 outbreak

Tokyo, Feb 27 (UNI) Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday said that the government will ask all elementary, junior-high and high schools to temporarily close from March 2, a couple of weeks ahead of the spring break, amid growing fears of the spread of the new coronavirus.

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Japan, WHO strengthen emergency response to help vulnerable in Yemen

31 Mar 2020 | 6:44 AM

Sana'a, Mar 31 (UNI) The government of Japan and WHO has strengthened its ties to ensure more than 7 million Yemenis to have increased access to essential health care, and at the same time, ensure urgent treatment is given to patients suffering from communicable diseases.

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WHO releases guidelines to help countries maintain essential health services

31 Mar 2020 | 5:47 AM

Geneva, Mar 31 (UNI) The COVID-19 pandemic is straining health systems worldwide and the rapidly increasing demand on health facilities and health care workers has threatened to leave some health systems overstretched and unable to operate effectively.

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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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