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  • Woman tests positive for corona in Sirsa
  • 299 people from Assam were present near Nizamuddin congregation: Health Min
  • Germany registers over 4,600 new COVID-19 cases, 128 fatalities over past 24 hours
  • COVID-19: Meghalaya makes home delivery of liquor
  • Aggressive contact tracing of positive cases key to combat Coronavirus: Kansal
  • Thailand reports 127 new COVID-19 cases, 1,651 in total
  • Thunderstorm, lightning likely to struck Telangana
  • Mauritania confirms first death from COVID-19 - Health Minister
  • Rohit Sharma donates Rs 80 lakh to fight pandemic
  • Srinagar-Jammu national highway remains closed for 5th day
  • Corona: People who attended Nizammuddin gathering should come forward, says Muslim cleric
  • Salman Khan’s nephew Abdullah Khan passes away
  • K'taka: 6 commit suicide due to ban on liquor shops amid lockdown
  • Five new cases surface in M'rashtra, toll rises to 225
  • Youth injured by gunmen in Kulgam, dies at SKIMS in Srinagar
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US extends support to protests against forced hijab in Iran

Washington, Feb 3 (UNI) The United States has extended its support to the Iranian people who have been protesting against women being forced to wear hijab.
In a press statement here on Friday, Ms Heather Nauert, Department Spokesperson, said the United States supports the Iranian people who are protesting against women being forced to wear the hijab.
"We condemn the reported arrests of at least 29 individuals for exercising their human rights and fundamental freedoms by standing up against the compulsory hijab. The United States remains steadfast in our support for the rights to freedom of religion, freedom of expression, and peaceful assembly. People should be free to choose the clothes they wear, and practice their faith as they desire. Depriving individuals of this choice undermines their autonomy and dignity," the statement said.
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WHO releases guidelines to help countries maintain essential health services

WHO releases guidelines to help countries maintain essential health services

31 Mar 2020 | 10:43 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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Japan, WHO strengthen emergency response to help vulnerable in Yemen

Japan, WHO strengthen emergency response to help vulnerable in Yemen

31 Mar 2020 | 10:41 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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UNSC unanimously adopts resolution on peacekeepers' safety, security

UNSC unanimously adopts resolution on peacekeepers' safety, security

31 Mar 2020 | 10:37 AM

UN, Mar 31 (UNI) United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has unanimously adopted Resolution 2518, the first of its kind, vowing to take all-dimensional measures to ensure the safety and security of peacekeepers.

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

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

31 Mar 2020 | 10:32 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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US to send medical equipment worth $100Mln to Italy: Trump

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

31 Mar 2020 | 9:40 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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