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
Wellington/Xinhua: New Zealand has reported no new case of COVID-19 for nine days in a row, said a statement of the New Zealand Ministry of Health on Sunday.
Washington/IBNS: US President Donald Trump announced on Friday that America is severing ties with World Health Organisation (WHO) and will direct the funds to other "worldwide deserving urgent global public health needs" while accusing it of working under China's control, which pays only $40 million annually against US' yearly donation of approx $450 million.
Washington/IBNS: United States President Donald Trump on Thursday called Coronavirus pandemic a "bad gift from china" as his country breached 1 lakh-mark in respect to the death toll.
New York/IBNS: Millions of people around the world have been working remotely due to the coronavirus pandemic and now experts are asking whether this “business as unusual” could be the future of work, at least for those people whose job doesn’t require them to be tied to a particular location.
The Hague/Xinhua: The National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) of the Netherlands has reported 15 new COVID-19-linked deaths on Wednesday.
Dhaka/IBNS: Bangladesh has witnessed the deaths of 21 people due to COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, taking the toll to 522, media reports said.
Kuwait City/IBNS: Kuwait reported 665 new cases and nine more COVID-19 related deaths and The Ministry of Health said the country’s total coronavirus cases have risen to 21,967, while its death tally reached 165.