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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.

US airstrikes hit Iraqi paramilitary headquarters

Baghdad/Xinhua/UNI:  The US military carried out overnight airstrikes on paramilitary Hashd Shaabi headquarters south of Baghdad, the Iraqi military said on Friday.

On high alert of COVID-19, Myanmar to restrict public events until late April

Yangon, /Xinhua/UNI: Myanmar government Friday announced the restriction of mass gatherings and public events including the traditional Thingyan water festival until the end of April, according to an announcement issued by the President's Office.

Nepali gov't suspends visa-on arrivals for nationals of all countries

Kathmandu/Xinhua/UNI: The Nepali government has taken a number of measures including temporarily stopping all on-arrival-tourist visas and putting an end to all the spring mountaineering expeditions including that of Mount Qomolangma, a senior Nepali government official said.

Canadian PM Justin Trudeau's wife Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau tests positive for coronavirus

Ottawa/IBNS:  Canadian PM Justin Trudeau's wife Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau has tested positive for coronavirus, officials said on Friday.

South Africa reports four more confirmed cases of COVID-19

Cape Town/Xinhua: The South African government on Thursday reported four more confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number to 17.

71 Chinese workers who returned to Nepal quarantined at Pokhara Airport construction site

Pokhara/IBNS: Instead of showing health consciousness over the outbreak of the deadly Novel Coronavirus, China has sent 71 workers to the Pokhara Airport construction site in Nepal. All the workers have been quarantined.

Afghanistan: Two new coronavirus cases reported

Kabul/IBNS: Afghanistan has reported two new Coronavirus cases in the country, media reports said.

Pakistan: Balochistan reports first coronavirus case

Quetta/IBNS: Quetta reported the first Coronavirus case in Pakistan's Balochistan region on Tuesday, media reports said.

British health minister Nadine Dorries tests positive for coronavirus

London/IBNS: British junior Health Minister and Conservative MP Nadine Dorries has been diagnosed with coronavirus.

Israel introduces mandatory quarantine for all those coming from abroad

Tel Aviv/Sputnik/UNI: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced on Monday the introduction of mandatory quarantine for everyone arriving from abroad amid coronavirus fears.

Atomic agency cites concerns over Iran testing sites, offers COVID-19 assistance

New York/IBNS: Iran’s nuclear capabilities moved back into the international spotlight on Monday as the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said that it had concerns about possible “undeclared nuclear material and nuclear-related activities” in unregistered locations there.