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  • 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
  • Italy's lockdown to be extended 'at least' until April 12: Health minister
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Post-Brexit UK to have no place for low-skilled workers

London, Feb 19 (UNI) Britain will not grant visas to low-skilled workers under its newly unveiled immigration scheme after Brexit, UK Home Office said on Wednesday.

The new system was about bringing "the brightest and the best" to the country, British Home Secretary Priti Patel told local media.

Patel said that the scheme intends to encourage people with the right talent and reduce the number of people coming into the country with low skills.

She added that the system would "make sure that we have a high-skilled, highly trained and highly productive economy in the future."

The plan is reportedly urging employers to "move away" from relying on "cheap labor" from Europe and invest in retaining staff and developing automation technology.

The Home Office said that European Union (EU) and non-EU citizens coming to Britain would be treated equally after the UK-EU free movement ends at the end of this year.

But the opposition Labour Party said the "hostile environment" will make it hard to attract workers.

The ruling Conservative Party has pledged to reduce overall migration to the country with an Australian-like points-based immigration system. One of the most important reasons behind the Brexit referendum results of leave is immigration.
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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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