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EU reopens border for 15 countries, excludes US and puts conditions for China

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.

British media reports claim massive import of COVID-19 cases in UK are from Pakistan

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.

Coronavirus casts ‘huge shadow’ over Afghan life as multi-dimensional crisis continues

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.

If SOPs ignored then COVID-19 cases in Pakistan will touch one million by July end: Minister

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.

Former Pakistan PM Yousuf Raza tests positive for COVID-19

Islamabad/IBNS:  Former Pakistan prime minister and senior PPP leader Yousuf Raza Gilani has tested positive for COVID-19.

Kashmiris in Pakistan's Muzaffarabad complain about poor isolation ward for COVID-19 patients

Muzaffarabad: When people suffering from COVID-19 need special attention from hospitals, the Kashmiri people are receiving poor treatment in Pakistan's Muzaffarabad city.

Wuhan Covid-19 whistleblower doctor's widow gives birth to baby boy

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.

US ignores Russia’s request to release imprisoned citizens amid COVID-19 pandemic: Envoy

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.

US to reopen consulate in Wuhan before end of June - State Department

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.

COVID-19 peak might be reached by end of July: Pakistan PM warns

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.

Canada: Quebec reports employment increase of 231,000 in May, the largest among the provinces

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.

Former Bangladesh minister, who tested COVID-19 positive, is in 'very critical state'

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.

Pakistan Covid cases rise to 93,983

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.

Europe should now look for an alternative to China: Experts opine during webinar

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.

Armenia PM tests positive for coronavirus

Yerevan/IBNS: Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan on Monday said that he had tested positive for the novel coronavirus, said media reports