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  • WHO warns countries for reopening of their economies without setting up strong contact tracing

    A top world health official has warned that countries are essentially driving blind in reopening their economies without setting up strong contact tracing to beat back flare-ups of the coronavirus. The warning came as France and Belgium emerged from lockdowns, the Netherlands sent children back to school, and a number of US states continued to […]

    South Africa: Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini asks people to adhere to lockdown regulations

    In South Africa, Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini has asked people to adhere to the Coronavirus-linked national lockdown regulations as the COVID-19 cases in South Africa crossed the 10,000 mark. Zwelithini, who is leader of the largest Zulu ethnic group in the country, yesterday appealed people to adhere to the instructions from the government and the […]

    Nepal: COVID-19 cases rise to 134 with 24 new infections

    In Nepal, the number of COVID-19 cases has gone up to 134 after 24 more persons tested positive today. This is the highest number of Corona virus cases reported in a single day in the Himalayan nation. According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 16 persons from Kapilvastu district, six from Rupandehi district and […]

    Sri Lanka: SC to begin hearing Fundamental Rights petitions against General Elections next week

    In Sri Lanka, the Supreme Court has decided to begin hearing next week the multiple Fundamental Rights (FR) petitions filed challenging the date of the General Election scheduled on 20th of June. Former MP and lawyer M. A. Sumanthiran, representing a petitioner, informed the court that the issuance of preferential numbers for the General Election […]

    WHO’s Chief Scientist praises India for keeping Coronavirus cases and deaths very low

    World Health Organization’s Chief Scientist Soumya Swaminathan today commended India for keeping the Corona virus cases and deaths very low as compared to other countries and said it will play an important role in the development of a vaccine for COVID-19. On vaccine development, Ms Swaminathan said the world cannot have enough vaccines for everyone, […]

    No religion-based mapping of COVID-19 spread; govt rejects reports

    Union Government has rejected report by an English Daily that it is mulling a religion-based mapping to identify COVID-19 hotspots in the country. Briefing media in New Delhi today about COVID-19, a Health Ministry official termed the report as incorrect saying it is irresponsible news. He said, COVID -19 does not affect a particular religion […]

    Qatar, Kuwait to send second flight back to India with more than 300 distressed people

    Qatar and Kuwait are working to send their second flight back to India today with more than 300 distressed people. Qatar sent 178 people on their first flight to Kochi yesterday, while Kuwait sent two flights, one to Kochi and other to Hyderabad with more than 320 people on board. Today there will be a […]

    UAE welcomes formation of new Iraqi government under PM Mustafa Al-Kadhimi

    The UAE has welcomed the formation of the new Iraqi government under Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi, expressing hope the new cabinet would fulfill the ambitions of the people of Iraq for security, stability and development. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, has expressed sincere wishes for success to […]

    Firing on protesting workers of Padma Rail link project, 8 injured

    At least 8 workers of the Padma Bridge rail link project in Bangladesh were injured in a firing by the private security personnel of the company in Munshiganj’s Louhajang on Wednesday. The workers under the China Railway Engineering Company were demanding payment of dues from the contractor. The workers were allegedly attacked by the security […]

    UK universities urge distressed Indian students to get in touch with their varsity support services

    UK universities have urged distressed Indian students, whether still in Britain or in India, to get in touch with their varsity support services if they need help or guidance during the corona virus related lockdown. Earlier, the Indian government announced plans to begin phased repatriation of its citizens stranded abroad from May 7. As the […]