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India extends lockdown in ‘containment zones’ but allows partial reopening elsewhere

The Indian Home Ministry ordered state governments and local authorities to identify “containment zones”, or areas that should remain under lockdown, as they continue to report high number of infections. The government allowed hospitality and retail sectors and places of worship to open from June 8 and expected authorities to ensure physical distancing rules and […]

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Bali zoo names newborn baby giraffe Corona

A Bali zoo has named a baby giraffe Corona in honour of her birth during the global pandemic. The calf was born on April 9 to mother Sophie and father Matadi, joining two other siblings at Bali Safari Park on the Indonesian holiday island. A video released by the zoo showed the calf being born […]

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Delhi-Moscow Air India flight asked to return mid air after pilot tests positive for covid-19

In a bizarre incident on Saturday morning, an Air India aircraft flying to Moscow was called back after the pilot tested positive for COVID-19. The VT-EXR Air India Flight was on its way to Moscow, under the Vande Bharat Mission to bring back stranded Indians. Somewhere near Uzbekistan, the crew was informed that one of […]

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Trump ends US ties with WHO

US President Donald Trump announced that he is terminating the country’s relationship with the World Health Organization (WHO). The president has accused the WHO of failing to hold Beijing to account over the coronavirus pandemic. “China has total control over the World Health Organization,” the president said while announcing measures aimed at punishing Beijing. “We […]

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Doctor and nurse get married at hospital amid coronavirus outbreak

A doctor and a nurse in London, UK, got married amid the coronavirus pandemic at the hospital where they work. Photos from the beautiful ceremony are now going viral on social media. According to BBC, Jann Tipping, 34, and Annalan Navaratnam, 30, had to cancel their original plans to wed in August. The couple feared […]

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Owner died but dog continues to visit Wuhan hospital everyday for 3 months

A devoted dog waited for three months at a hospital for his owner, unaware that he had died from coronavirus. The moving story of Xiao-Bao’s long wait was shared on social media has left people teary-eyed. It has been compared by many to the touching tale of Hachiko – the dog who waited for his […]

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South Korea shuts schools after fresh spike in covid-19 cases

More than 200 schools in South Korea have been forced to close just days after they re-opened, due to a new spike in virus cases. Thousands of students had earlier on Wednesday returned to school as the country began easing virus restrictions. But just a day later, 79 new cases were recorded, the highest daily […]

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Astrologer Bejan Daruwalla dies at 89, he predicted end of coronavirus by mid-May

Noted Astrologer Bejan Daruwalla passed away, tweeted Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani on Friday. The astrologer was 89. “Saddened by the demise of renowned Astrologer Shri Bejan Daruwalla. I pray for the departed soul. My condolences. Om Shanti…,” Rupani said in a tweet. Saddened by the demise of renowned Astrologer Shri Bejan Daruwalla. I pray […]

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Trump felt ‘perfect’ after taking hydroxychloroquine

President Trump is feeling “perfect” after taking hydroxychloroquine and would take the drug again if he felt he were exposed to the novel coronavirus, White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said on Thursday. “He is feeling perfect,” McEnany told reporters. “He is feeling absolutely great after taking this regimen.” McEnany, who said she spoke with […]

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India reports 7,466 fresh coronavirus cases, 175 deaths in the past 24 hours

India reported 7,466 new novel coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, Health Ministry data showed Friday morning. This is the first time that more than 7,000 COVID-19 cases have been detected in a 24-hour period and follows seven straight days of more than 6,000 new cases per day. The number of deaths over the […]

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Giving frontline workers hero tag is a burden on their mental health: Prince William

Prince William has warned of the hidden dangers to mental health caused by describing frontline NHS staff fighting coronavirus as ‘heroes’. The Duke of Cambridge, 37, called for ‘preparing for a very different mindset for mental health’ as Britain slowly emerges from a 10-week lockdown. He said that calling NHS workers fighting Covid-19 ‘heroes’ risked […]

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103-year-old woman celebrates beating coronavirus with a chilled beer

A 103-year-old woman from Massachusetts, Jennie Stejna, celebrated beating coronavirus in the best possible way – with a can of chilled beer. News reports said that the woman who lived in a nursing home had developed a fever three weeks ago and then subsequently tested positive for Covid-19. Her condition had rapidly deteriorated owing to […]