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COVID-19 infections in Japan rise to 804

Tokyo/Xinhua: Japan's health ministry and local governments said Monday the number of COVID-19 infections stood at 804 in Japan as of 10:30 a.m. local time.

US Federal Reserve cuts interest rates to target range of 0-0.25 pc amid COVID-19 outbreak

Moscow/Sputnik/UNI: The US Federal Reserve System has said in a statement that it lowered the target range for the federal funds rate to 0-0.25 percent in the wake of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.

NYC schools to close over COVID-19 concerns

New York/Xinhua/UNI:  Due to concerns over the spread of COVID-19, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said that the city's public schools will close starting on Monday.

China's Hubei reports 4 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19

Wuhan/Xinhua/UNI: Central China's Hubei Province reported four new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and 14 deaths Sunday, the provincial health commission said Monday.

S.Korea expands tighter immigration procedures to all European countries over COVID-19

Seoul/Xinhua/UNI: South Korea has expanded tighter immigration procedures to people from all European countries on Monday to help prevent the imported COVID-19 cases.

Australian Capital Territory declares public health emergency

Canberra/Xinhua/UNI: The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) has declared a public health state of emergency amid the ongoing coronavirus crisis.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Queen Elizabeth moves out of Buckingham Palace

London/UNI:  UK's monarch Queen Elizabeth II has shifted from her residence Buckingham Palace and moved to the Windsor Castle, she is likely to be quarantined along with Prince Philip at Sandringham in case the coronavirus outbreak worsens in the UK.

Benjamin Netanyahu corruption trial delayed amid COVID-19 crisis

Jerusalem/UNI:  The opening of Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's corruption trial was postponed for two months due to the COVID-19 crisis, Israel's justice minister said on Sunday.

Stay away from Europe, if sick infect the infidels: ISIS' coronavirus advisory for its terrorists

London/IBNS: Global Islamic terror outfit ISIS has cautioned its jihadists to stay away from Europe, which has now been termed the "epicentre" of the global coronavirus pandemic by the World Health Organisation. It also directed the sick jihadits to sicken the "infidels," said reports.

Afghanistan: Five more Coronavirus infected cases confirmed

Kabul/IBNS: Afghanistan on Sunday recorded five more new Coronavirus cases, taking the number of infected people to 16 in the country, media reports said.

Pakistan: Number of people hit by coronavirus touches 34

Islamabad/IBNS: The total number of people suffering from coronavirus infection in Pakistan has touched 34, media reports said on Sunday.

US House passes Coronavirus Relief Bill

Washington/UNI:The US House of Representatives on Saturday passed Coronavirus Relief Bill in view of coronavirus outbreak after intense negotiations between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the Trump administration.

COVID-19: Spain becomes latest country to declare state of emergency

Madrid/UNI: Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez on Saturday announced that his government has decided to declare a state of emergency for the next 15 days in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak which has engulfed Spain and large parts of mainland Europe.

Lebanon to shut land borders with Syria over COVID-19 concerns

Beirut/Xinhua/UNI:  Lebanon informed Syrian authorities on Saturday that it will shut down land borders with Syria starting on Monday as a measure to restrict spread of COVID-19, according to local media reports.

Trudeau calls on Canadians to avoid non-essential international travel

Ottawa/Xinhua/UNI: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called on Canadians to avoid all non-essential international travel due to rapidly spreading COVID-19 pandemic.