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World court continues adjudicating throughout COVID health crisis

New York: Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the head of the United Nations world court said on Friday that its judiciary work in The Hague, Netherlands, continued unabated.

French authorities considering re-introducing self-isolation regime for month

Paris/Sputnik: The French authorities said on Wednesday that they were considering re-introducing the self-isolation regime in the country for a month amid the deteriorating epidemiological situation, BFMTV reported citing its sources.

Coronavirus ‘feeds off instability’, disrupting Israel-Palestine peace efforts

New York: The UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process reminded the Security Council on Monday of the Secretary-General’s renewed appeal for a global ceasefire to respond to COVID-19, highlighting that the “the virus feeds off instability”.

Donald Trump says COVID-19 lockdowns unconstitutional, opinion has not changed on masks

Washington/Sputnik: US President Donald Trump said during a town hall meeting that state-wide lockdown imposed by several US governors to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is unconstitutional.

Chinese mainland reports 21 new imported COVID-19 cases

Beijing/Xinhua: The Chinese mainland reported 21 new imported COVID-19 cases Saturday, bringing the total number of imported cases to 3,008, the National Health Commission said Sunday.

UK records another 17,540 coronavirus cases with 77 deaths

London/Xinhua: Another 17,540 people in Britain have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 561,815, according to official figures released Thursday.

Ontario leads Canada by surpassing 4 million COVID-19 tests

Toronto/IBNS: Ontario continues to lead Canada since the beginning of the pandemic by surpassing four million COVID-19 tests, as well in its daily testing capacity, said Ontario Premier Doug Ford Oct 6 during his daily briefings.

Trump's aide Nick Luna tests positive for COVID-19: Reports

Washington/Sputnik: US President Donald Trump’s personal attendant, Nick Luna, has tested positive for COVID-19, ABC News reported on Sunday, citing informed sources.

UK Health Minister tells public to follow COVID-19 rules or face national lock down

London/Sputnik: UK Health Minister Matt Hancock urged people on Sunday to follow social distancing restrictions to avoid another national lockdown, as the United Kingdom is on the brink of a second wave of COVID-19.

Colombia reopens international flights amid COVID-19

Bogota/Xinhua: Colombian President Ivan Duque announced the reopening of international flights on Sunday after five months of closure due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Kin of Covid-19 victims accuse Chinese authorities of blocking lawsuits alleging mishandling of the pandemic: Report

Wuhan/IBNS: Several people in Wuhan, the capital city of China’s Hubei province, where the coronavirus first surfaced in December last year, want to sue the local administration for the death of their kin due to mishandling of the health emergency but have found their lawsuits abruptly rejected, face official intimidation and their lawyers pressurised to withdraw from such cases, said an AFP report.

Ontario's COVID-19 infections soar, Premier to impose severe fines to those ignoring health guidelines

Ottawa/IBNS: The failure of Ontario's Public health officials to trace roughly half of the city's latest rising COVID-19 infections has caused great concerns to the experts in hampering efforts to contain the spread of the virus in Canada, media reports said.

California becomes first state with over 700,000 total COVID-19 cases: Johns Hopkins

Moscow/Sputnik: California has become the first US state where the number of confirmed coronavirus cases surpassed 700,000, according to the latest data from Johns Hopkins University.

China conducting experiments of dangerous pathogens with Pakistan for past five years: The Klaxon

Islamabad/Beijing:  A team of key Coronavirus scientists from China’s Wuhan Institute of Virology have been conducting experiments of dangerous pathogens in “collaboration” with Pakistan, media reports said at a time when the world is struggling to deal with COVID-19 pandemic.

Canada records 124,629 COVID-19 cases, 9,071 deaths

Ottawa/Xinhua: There have been 124,629 cases of COVID-19 in Canada, including 9,071 deaths, said the Public Health Agency of Canada on Sunday.