Brussels/IBNS: The European Union on Tuesday decided to open its border for 15 'safe countries', excluding the United States while for China it is ‘subject to confirmation of reciprocity' by Beijing.
London: Certains section of the British media have claimed that half of Britain's most-recent imported coronavirus cases are believed to have come from Pakistan.
New York/IBNS: The COVID-19 pandemic is not just a health emergency, but a multi-dimensional crisis for Afghanistan, dealing its people a painful blow just as Kabul and the Taliban prepare for peace talks in Qatar, the top UN official in the country says.
Islamabad/IBNS: A Pakistani minister has cautioned his countrymen that if the carelessness of citizens in following standard operating procedures continues then the number of COVID-19 cases in the country might touch 300,000 by the end of this month and to a million by end July.
Islamabad/IBNS: Former Pakistan prime minister and senior PPP leader Yousuf Raza Gilani has tested positive for COVID-19.
Muzaffarabad: When people suffering from COVID-19 need special attention from hospitals, the Kashmiri people are receiving poor treatment in Pakistan's Muzaffarabad city.
Beijing/IBNS: The wife of Dr Li Wenliang, the Wuhan whistleblower,who was the first to raise coronavirus alarm and succumbed to the infection in February, has given birth to a baby boy, according to Chinese media.
Washington/Sputnik: The United States has ignored Moscow’s requests to release Russian citizens from US prisons amid the novel coronavirus pandemic for humanitarian reasons, Russian Ambassador in Washington Anatoly Antonov said on Thursday.
Washington/Sputnik: The US State Department intends to reopen the consulate in Wuhan, China, on or before the end of June, Assistant Secretary of State for Legislative Affairs Mary Elizabeth Taylor said in a notice.
Islamabad/IBNS: Pakistan PM Imran Khan on Monday warned his countrymen that the peak of COVID-19 cases might be reached by the end of July or at the beginning of August.
Quebec/IBNS: Quebec's increase in employment by 231,000 (+6.5 per cent) from April to May was the largest gain among Canada's provinces and recorded a recovery of nearly 30 per cent of the cumulative losses witnessed in March and April, according to the Labour Force Survey, May 2020, reported by Statistics Canada on June 5.
Dhaka: Health condition of Bangladesh's former health minister and Awami League MP Mohammed Nasim, who is infected with COVID-19, is in "very critical state", media reports said.
Islamabad/UNI: The number of COVID-19 cases in Pakistan has increased to 93,983 including 1,935 fatalities, according to data updated on Saturday morning by the country's Health Ministry.
Brussels: Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) and experts have said that it believes the ongoing economic loss suffered by the European Union due to COVID-19 outbreak must make the region look for an alternative to China.
Yerevan/IBNS: Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan on Monday said that he had tested positive for the novel coronavirus, said media reports