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After lockdown ends in Wuhan, shut down imposed elsewhere in China after incoming travellers test positive

Wuhan/IBNS: Even as the lockdown in Wuhan, the capital city of Hubei province and the epicentre of coronavirus pandemic, has been lifted, China has been forced to shut down other places due to the rising coronavirus cases, a media report said.

UAE central bank adopts $70Bln worth program to support economy amid COVID-19 crisis

Moscow/Sputnik:The Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates (CBUAE) said on Sunday it had rolled out a set of capital and liquidity relief measures worth a total of 256 billion UAE dirham ($69.7 billion) to support the country's economy and banking sector throughout the COVID-19 crisis.

Daniel murder:HC ruling on quashing of death sentence to be challenged in SC, says Qureshi

Islamabad/UNI: Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has assured the United States that his government would challenge the Sindh High Court's ruling of  quashing the death sentence of the main accused in the Daniel Pearl murder case.

COVID-19 cases come down in Italy despite rising death count: Report

Rome/IBNS: Amid a growing death rate, the coronavirus spread in Italy is slowing as the country has started recording fewer COVID-19 cases, a media report said.

Thailand reports 109 new COVID-19 cases, one more fatality

Bangok/Xinhua: Thailand on Saturday reported 109 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 1,245.

UK Chancellor to unveil financial package for freelancers affected by COVID-19 : reports

Moscow/Sputnik: UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak will provide details of a financial support package for self-employed people and freelancers affected by the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak during a joint press briefing with Prime Minister Boris Johnson later on Thursday, according to the Sky News broadcaster.

Coronavirus: Man dies, his wife critical after taking chloroquine phosphate

Phoenix/IBNS: An Arizona man died and his wife is under critical condition after they took chloroquine phosphate apparently to protect themselves from COVID-19, said a Times Now report.

Chinese authorities to lift lockdown in Hubei province

Wuhan/IBNS: Chinese authorities on Tuesday announced that they would lift the lockdown in most of the Hubei province, which had been the epicentre of coronavirus outbreak, an AP report said.

Coronavirus fatalities cross 15000 worldwide

Paris/IBNS: Total deaths from coronavirus pandemic crossed 15000, according to an AFP report.

COVID-19: Pakistan PM calls for national unity

Islamabad/UNI: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has called for 'unity with responsibility' to win the war against Novel Coronavirus, which has claimed around than 8,000 lives and infected close to two lakh people worldwide, while leading to one death in Pakistan.

Thailand sees biggest daily increase with 35 new COVID-19 cases, 212 in total

Bangkok/Xinhua: Thailand's Ministry of Public Health on Wednesday reported 35 new COVID-19 cases, its largest one-day increase so far, bringing the total number to 212.

COVID-19: Vietnam registers 67th positive case, says report

Bangkok/Sputnik: Vietnam's Health Ministry has registered another case of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), which makes the overall number 67, the state-run Vietnam News Agency (VNA) reported on Wednesday.

Iran screens over 10 million people for COVID-19 symptoms: Health Ministry

Tehran/Xinhua/UNI: Iran's Ministry of Health and Medical Education said that over 10 million Iranians have been screened for COVID-19 symptoms, Press TV reported on Monday.

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.

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.