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 Twenty held for stopping funeral of physician died of Covid-19 in India

 Twenty held for stopping funeral of physician died of Covid-19 in India

-- 2020-04-21 18:50:03

At least 20 people have been arrested in south India for violently preventing the burial of a prominent doctor who died of Covid-19, reports BBC. Dr Simon Hercules' friends and family were attacked o...

154 Turkish nationals leave Dhaka by charter flight

154 Turkish nationals leave Dhaka by charter flight

-- 2020-04-21 16:28:19

A total of 154 Turkish citizens, who were stranded  in Dhaka due to COVID-19 pandemic left, the capital on Tuesday by a charter flight while the first special flight taking British visitors to Lo...

S Arabia suspends praying in the Two Holy Mosques

S Arabia suspends praying in the Two Holy Mosques

Reuters 2020-04-21 15:16:55

Saudi Arabia has extended the suspension of praying in the Grand Mosque and Prophet’s Mosque during the fasting month of Ramadan to stem the spread of the coronavirus, the Presidency of the Two...

Northwest China sees return of coronavirus cases

Northwest China sees return of coronavirus cases

Reuters 2020-04-21 12:34:03

A northwestern Chinese province on the frontline of the fight against coronavirus reported on Tuesday its first cases in nearly three weeks, all involving travellers from overseas, as imported infecti...

Indonesia bans Ramadan mass exodus tradition to curb coronavirus spread

Indonesia bans Ramadan mass exodus tradition to curb coronavirus spread

-- 2020-04-21 10:39:11

Indonesia will ban the mass exodus tradition, locally known as ‘mudik,’ at the end of the Muslim fasting month in May in a bid to curb the spread of coronavirus in the Southeast Asian coun...

Global COVID-19 deaths top 170,000

Global COVID-19 deaths top 170,000

-- 2020-04-21 10:10:17

The global death toll from coronavirus (COVID-19) reached 170,435 on Monday morning. So far, 2,481,253 cases have been confirmed around the world after disease was first reported in China in December...

G77, China voice support for WHO in COVID-19 fight: statement

G77, China voice support for WHO in COVID-19 fight: statement

Xinhua 2020-04-20 19:01:37

The Group of 77 (G77) and China on Sunday issued a statement expressing their support for the World Health Organization (WHO) in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. "The Group of 77 and China is...

Wuhan issues $71m to spur on consumption

Wuhan issues $71m to spur on consumption

Global Times 2020-04-20 18:00:06

For more than two months, residents in Wuhan, Central China's Hubei Province, were required to stay home to stop the spread of the coronavirus; now, officials in the city are literally paying resident...

Publications supplied to quarantined people for pastime in Kuwait

Publications supplied to quarantined people for pastime in Kuwait

-- 2020-04-20 17:17:24

Workers have been preparing publications to be distributed to quarantined people in the National Library of Kuwait in Kuwait City, Kuwait, reports Xinhua.  Kuwaiti National Council for Culture,...

Top Saudi religious authority urges Muslims to pray at home during Ramadan

Top Saudi religious authority urges Muslims to pray at home during Ramadan

REUTERS 2020-04-20 14:53:58

Saudi Arabia's highest religious body, the Council of Senior Scholars, urged Muslims worldwide to pray at home during Ramadan if their countries require social distancing to curb the spread of the cor...

South Koreans return to work as social distancing rules ease

South Koreans return to work as social distancing rules ease

-- 2020-04-20 13:41:28

South Koreans are returning to work and crowding shopping malls, parks, golf courses and some restaurants as South Korea relaxes social distancing rules amid a continued downward trend in coronavirus...

New Zealand extends lockdown by a week

New Zealand extends lockdown by a week

-- 2020-04-20 10:56:59

New Zealand will extend the ongoing coronavirus lockdown measures by a week, after which it will move to a lower level of restrictions, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday. “New Zealan...

In shadow of coronavirus, Muslims face a Ramadan like never before

In shadow of coronavirus, Muslims face a Ramadan like never before

REUTERS 2020-04-20 09:52:20

Days before the holy fasting month of Ramadan begins, the Islamic world is grappling with an untimely paradox of the new coronavirus pandemic: enforced separation at a time when socialising is almost...

Anti-Netanyahu rally draws thousands under coronavirus curbs

Anti-Netanyahu rally draws thousands under coronavirus curbs

-- 2020-04-20 09:46:28

Wearing face masks, waving black flags and keeping two yards apart, thousands of Israelis demonstrated against prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu under strict coronavirus restrictions on Sunday. Netan...

China testing its digital currency

China testing its digital currency

Global Times 2020-04-19 21:34:38

China's official digital currency is undergoing testing and has not been officially released, according to the central bank. Insiders said the trial run will be piloted within a small range of banks...

UN experts want to blacklist 14 ships over NKorea sanctions

UN experts want to blacklist 14 ships over NKorea sanctions

AP 2020-04-19 18:31:35

UN experts have recommended blacklisting 14 vessels for violating sanctions against North Korea in a report that accuses the country of increasing illegal coal exports, imports of petroleum products a...

Supporting WHO means safeguarding multilateralism: Chinese FM

Supporting WHO means safeguarding multilateralism: Chinese FM

Xinhua 2020-04-19 18:26:59

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Saturday that at the critical moment when the world is combating the COVID-19 pandemic, supporting the World Health Organization (WHO) and...

China’s FTC-2000G multirole combat aircraft bags first export contract

China’s FTC-2000G multirole combat aircraft bags first export contract

Global Times 2020-04-19 18:18:36

With its first export contract for delivery of the FTC-2000G multirole combat aircraft to an undisclosed Southeast Asian country, Guizhou Aviation Industry Corp can expect a surge in interested custom...

India says no decision yet on easing or lifting flight restrictions

India says no decision yet on easing or lifting flight restrictions

REUTERS 2020-04-19 15:00:34

India has not yet taken a decision on when to lift or ease restrictions on domestic and international flights and urged airlines to take travel bookings only after a final decision is made, a governme...

Turkey's coronavirus cases overtake Iran

Turkey's coronavirus cases overtake Iran

-- 2020-04-19 12:52:26

Turkey’s confirmed coronavirus cases have risen to 82,329, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said on Saturday (Turkey standard time), overtaking neighbouring Iran for the first time to register the...

Pakistan lifts limit on mosque congregations as Ramadan nears

Pakistan lifts limit on mosque congregations as Ramadan nears

REUTERS 2020-04-19 09:57:27

Pakistan has lifted restrictions on congregational prayers at mosques, but put in place a host of safety conditions to avert the further spread of the coronavirus in the country, a statement said on S...

Japan confirmed Covid-19 cases hit 10,000

Japan confirmed Covid-19 cases hit 10,000

-- 2020-04-18 18:08:54

The number of confirmed novel coronavirus cases in Japan rose to 10,000 on Saturday, just days after a state of emergency was extended to the entire nation in an attempt to slow the spread of the viru...

Singapore reports 623 new COVID-19 cases

Singapore reports 623 new COVID-19 cases

-- 2020-04-18 17:30:20

Singapore's Ministry of Health (MOH) reported 623 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, bringing the total confirmed cases in the country to 5,050. The ministry also said that 69 per cent of the new cases we...

32 die in clash between Myanmar military, ethnic rebels

32 die in clash between Myanmar military, ethnic rebels

-- 2020-04-18 09:53:40

A surge in fighting between the Myanmar military and insurgents has killed at least 32 civilians, mostly women and children, in the restive Rakhine and Chin states, the UN human rights office said on...

South Asia coronavirus cases reach 22,000 on Friday

South Asia coronavirus cases reach 22,000 on Friday

Reuters 2020-04-17 20:23:27

The number of people infected with the coronavirus crossed 22,000 in densely populated South Asia on Friday driven by a rise in cases in India as the tiny Indian Ocean island nation of Maldives locked...

Indonesia reports highest number of coronavirus cases in Southeast Asia

Indonesia reports highest number of coronavirus cases in Southeast Asia

-- 2020-04-17 16:15:59

Indonesia reported on Friday 407 new coronavirus cases, taking the total number of cases to 5,923 and surpassing the Philippines as the country with the highest number of infections in Southeast Asia....

Virus fallout stokes divisions between India's Muslims and Hindus

Virus fallout stokes divisions between India's Muslims and Hindus

Reuters 2020-04-17 16:06:53

The purple ink stamped on Iqbal Hussain Siddiqui's hand by Indian health workers was supposed to ensure he stayed home under quarantine.  But the 66-year-old Siddiqui, an egg seller in Mumbai's...

Ramadan prayers banned at Jerusalem's al-Aqsa mosque

Ramadan prayers banned at Jerusalem's al-Aqsa mosque

Reuters 2020-04-17 12:14:03

Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa mosque compound will be closed to Muslim worshippers throughout the holy fasting month of Ramadan due to the coronavirus epidemic, Muslim clerics at Islam’s third-hol...

India's newspapers slash jobs, salaries

India's newspapers slash jobs, salaries

Reuters 2020-04-16 18:18:27

India's vibrant newspaper industry that reaches tens of millions of readers daily has been ravaged by declining advertising revenues due to a nationwide lockdown to fight the coronavirus, pushing lead...

China confirms air cargo transport of anti-virus supplies

China confirms air cargo transport of anti-virus supplies

-- 2020-04-16 17:29:51

China's civil aviation authority has moved to ensure air cargo transport of supplies for the fight against the novel coronavirus outbreak worldwide, reports Xinhua. The Civil Aviation Administration...