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Covid-19 crisis closes 90 percent of museums globally, UNESCO plans for reopenings

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc globally, museums have not been spared, the UN cultural agency said on Monday, International Museum Day, revealing that nearly 90 per cent of the treasured cultural institutions have had to close their doors, while almost 13 per cent are under serious threat of never reopening.

Afghanistan: Security forces kill key Taliban commander in Uruzgan

Kabul/IBNS: Security forces in Afghanistan have killed 23 Taliban militants including a key Taliban commander, media reports said on Sunday.

Blame game wrong, harmful remedy to COVID-19: Chinese ambassador

Dublin/ Xinhua: Blame game is a wrong and harmful remedy to COVID-19 and can lead people to nowhere in the fight against the global pandemic, Chinese ambassador to Ireland He Xiangdong said here Saturday.

Trump weighs restoring partial US funding to WHO

Moscow/Sputnik: US President Donald Trump said Saturday he was considering restoring 10 percent of US funding to the World Health Organization that was frozen in April.

Slovenia becomes the first European country to call off COVID-19 pandemic

Ljubljana(Slovenia)/IBNS: Slovenia has become the first European nation to call an end to Coronavirus pandemic after a joint assessment by its government and healthcare professionals.

COMMENTARY: Living a crisis with hope, to prepare for a changed world

The Covid-19 pandemic around the world is now a “perfect storm”. It challenges our ways of living, working and celebrating. The impact in Myanmar until now has been slower in coming, but that may only mean it will last longer.

Treating severe COVID-19 patients will be hard in Rohingya camps in Bangladesh : WHO

Moscow/Sputnik/UNI: Valentina Shvartsman Treating severe patients suffering from the COVID-19 lung disease would be particularly challenging in Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh due to crowded settings and lack of space for additional health facilities, Catalin Bercaru, a communication officer for the World Health Organization (WHO) country office in Bangladesh, told Sputnik.

Covid-19 cases under reported in Pakistan: Opposition blames Imran Khan govt

Islamabad:  Main opposition party, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), has accused the government of under reporting the number of Coronavirus cases in the country and claimed that the tally has crossed the 1,00,000-mark.

COVID-19: Britain may take harder stance against China

London: The British government's mollifying stance on China is likely to harden in the coming months once the immediate concerns regarding the COVID-19 outbreak are dealt with, media reports said.

Take ‘all appropriate public health measures’ to protect detainees from coronavirus, UN urges

New York/IBNS: UN agency chiefs on Wednesday highlighted the heightened vulnerability to COVID-19 of detainees, and others in confinement, urging Governments to take “all appropriate public health measures” to keep them safe from the deadly disease.

Amid COVID-19 scare, Chinese police clash with protesters in Hong Kong

Beijing/Hong Kong: China seems to be using their trick of moving into Hong Kong even as the world is busy combating COVID-19.

Belgium registers 53,779 COVID-19 cases, death toll at 8,761

Brussels/Xinhua: Belgium has recorded 330 new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, pushing the total to 53,779 since the beginning of the pandemic, according to a statement by the public health institute Sciensano released Tuesday.

US to reach 10Mln COVID-19 tests this week

Washington/Sputnik/UNI: The United States stands to reach 10 million coronavirus testings this week, consolidating its world leadership in the field, US President Donald Trump told reporters on Tuesday.

Pakistan ranks 19th in COVID-19 infected list

Islamabad/IBNS: Pakistan has ranked in the 19th position in the global coronavirus ranking, as per data released on Sunday.

Amid COVID-19 outbreak, China starts trial of digital currency

Beijing/IBNS: Amid financial meltdown globally due to COVID-19 outbreak, China's central bank—People's Bank of China (PBoC)— recently introduced the trial of a homegrown digital currency across four cities, media reports said.