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  • 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
  • Italy's lockdown to be extended 'at least' until April 12: Health minister
  • HP scholarship Scam: CBI files charge-sheet against 12 accused
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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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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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Iran's coronavirus death toll rises to 2,757

Iran's coronavirus death toll rises to 2,757

30 Mar 2020 | 6:46 PM

Tehran, Mar 30 (UNI) Iran's Health Ministry on Monday confirmed that the death toll due to novel coronavirus has reached to 2,757 while the total number of confirmed cases jumped by 3,186 to a total of 41,495.

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Netanyahu to go in self isolation as close aide contracts coronavirus

Netanyahu to go in self isolation as close aide contracts coronavirus

30 Mar 2020 | 6:37 PM

Tel Aviv, Mar 30 (UNI) Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will go into quarantine or self isolation as one of his advisors was diagnosed with the novel coronavirus, the prime minister's office said on Monday.

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Spain's health emergency chief tests positive for COVID-19

Spain's health emergency chief tests positive for COVID-19

30 Mar 2020 | 5:53 PM

Madrid, Mar 30 (UNI) Spain's Health Ministry on Monday confirmed that Fernando Simon, the director of the Health Ministry's Center for Health Emergencies, has tested positive for the coronavirus after showing symptoms on Sunday evening and is now self-isolated at home.

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UNGA president urges removal of sanctions against nations reeling from Covid-19

UNGA president urges removal of sanctions against nations reeling from Covid-19

30 Mar 2020 | 5:22 PM

United Nations, Mar 30(UNI) UN General Assembly President Tijjani Muhammad-Bande has called for removal of sanctions against developing countries struggling against the Covid-19 pandemic.

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COVID-19: One person infected, 19 cured in past 24 hrs in Bangladesh

30 Mar 2020 | 5:02 PM

Dhaka, Mar 30 (UNI) One more person has been infected with coronavirus or COVID-19 in the country in the last 24 hours.

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Passenger train derails in China, zero casualties

30 Mar 2020 | 4:27 PM

Beijing, Mar 30 (UNI) A passenger train on Monday derailed in central China's Hunan Province due to landslide that was triggered due to heavy rains in the region, however, so far no death was reported.

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Taliban continues its belligerence, 19 killed in two attacks

30 Mar 2020 | 4:12 PM

Kabul, Mar 30 (UNI) At least 18 security force members and one civilian were killed in Taliban militants' attacks in two Afghan provinces on Sunday night, authorities said on Monday.

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China to ban begging in subways from April 1

30 Mar 2020 | 3:49 PM

Beijing, Mar 30 (UNI) A new regulation that will take effect from April 1 in China bans civilians from eating, begging and peddling in subways, a report said on Monday.

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