Category: Foreign News

Coronavirus: More than 900 deaths in a day in Italy

Italy has recorded 919 new coronavirus deaths, its highest daily figure in the outbreak so far.

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British PM Johnson tests positive for coronavirus

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for coronavirus and is self isolating but will still lead the government’s response to the outbreak.

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Prince Charles tests positive for coronavirus

Prince Charles, the heir to the British throne, has tested positive for coronavirus, his household said.

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India’s prime minister decrees 21-day lockdown to curb virus

India will begin the world’s largest lockdown, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced in a TV address Tuesday night, warning that anyone going outside risked inviting the coronavirus inside their homes, and pledging $2 billion to bolster the country’s beleaguered health care system.

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Italy COVID-19 deaths jump by almost 800 as total approaches 5,000

Italy recorded a jump in deaths from coronavirus of almost 800 on Saturday, taking the toll in the world’s hardest-hit country to almost 5,000.

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Chinese province of Wuhan reports NO new coronavirus cases

China’s health ministry today claimed the coronavirus epicentre of Wuhan and its surrounding Hubei province had no new cases of the deadly contagion which has ripped across the globe.

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Italy coronavirus deaths rise by record 475 in a day

The number of people dying from coronavirus in Italy has risen by 475 in one day to nearly 3,000 – the biggest increase since the outbreak and the highest one-day official toll of any nation.

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Coronavirus: US volunteers test first vaccine

The first human trial of a vaccine to protect against pandemic coronavirus has started in the US.

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Northern Italy to quarantine 16 million people over Coronavirus

Italy’s prime minister has said at least 16 million people are in mandatory quarantine in the Lombardy region and also in 14 provinces.

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Malaysian PM Mahathir sends resignation letter to king

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has submitted his resignation to the king, two sources with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters on Monday, amid talks of forming a new coalition to govern the country.

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COVID-19 could damage global growth in 2020 – IMF

The coronavirus epidemic could damage global economic growth this year, the IMF head said on Sunday (Feb 16), but a sharp and rapid economic rebound could follow.

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Coronavirus declared global health emergency by WHO

The new coronavirus has been declared a global emergency by the World Health Organization, as the outbreak continues to spread outside China.

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China records first virus death in Beijing as toll passes 100

A new strain of virus spreading across China has claimed its first victim in Beijing, officials said on Tuesday, as the death toll climbed to 106, the United States warned citizens against trips to the country and financial markets again recoiled.

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Malaysia sends back 150 containers of trash, says it won’t be world’s rubbish bin

Malaysia has sent back 150 containers of plastic waste to 13 mainly rich countries since the third quarter last year, with the environment minister warning on Monday that those who want to make the country a rubbish bin of the world can “dream on.”

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Ukrainian Boeing 737 with at least 170 aboard crashes in Iran

A Ukrainian airliner with at least 170 people on board crashed on Wednesday due to technical problems soon after taking off from Tehran’s Imam Khomeini airport, Iran’s official news agency IRNA reported.

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Iran strikes back at US with missile attack at bases in Iraq

TEHRAN, Iran – Iran struck back at the United States early Wednesday for killing a top Revolutionary Guards commander, firing a series of ballistic missiles at two military bases in Iraq housing American troops in a major escalation between the two longtime foes.

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