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COVID-19 toll surges to 3,237 in China

COVID-19 toll surges to 3,237 in China

🕔13:28, 18.Mar 2020

Beijing, March 18 The death toll due to the COVID-19 outbreak in China has increased to 3,237, authorities said on Wednesday, while the number of confirmed cases in the Asian country has risen to 80,894. Chinese health authorities reported 11 deaths

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No impact on Indian economy due to COVID-19: Anurag Thakur

No impact on Indian economy due to COVID-19: Anurag Thakur

🕔13:21, 18.Mar 2020

New Delhi, March 18  While the world economy has taken some beating after the outbreak of coronavirus or COVID-19, Minister of State for Finance Anurag Singh Thakur on Tuesday pointed out that the latest data “do not suggest any adverse

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Amazon to hire 1 lakh workers in US amid Covid-19 shutdown

Amazon to hire 1 lakh workers in US amid Covid-19 shutdown

🕔13:14, 18.Mar 2020

San Francisco, March 18  Amazon plans to hire 100,000 new full and part-time staff across the US in its fulfilment centres and delivery network as more and people are relying on online deliveries for their daily needs due to the

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CEOs need to shun wait and watch approach to fight COVID-19

CEOs need to shun wait and watch approach to fight COVID-19

🕔13:08, 18.Mar 2020

New Delhi, March 18  With the novel coronavirus outbreak now spreading to over 150 countries in the world, it is time for business managers to act and shun the “wait and watch” approach, says a report. As CEO, you must

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Iran postpones 2nd round of parliamentary polls over COVID-19

Iran postpones 2nd round of parliamentary polls over COVID-19

🕔10:02, 16.Mar 2020

Tehran, March 16  The second round of Iran’s parliamentary elections will be held on September 11, Abbasali Kadkhodaei, the spokesman for the Guardian Council of Constitution has announced. The council agreed with the request of the Iranian Ministry of Internal

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India offers $10 million to SAARC for fighting COVID-19

India offers $10 million to SAARC for fighting COVID-19

🕔21:29, 15.Mar 2020

New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) India on Sunday offered $10 million to set up a common voluntary emergency fund for the members of South Asian Association of Regional Cooperation (SAARC) to combat the coronavirus pandemic. In an unprecedented move in the

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Airlines to truncate UAE ops due to travel restrictions

Airlines to truncate UAE ops due to travel restrictions

🕔15:28, 15.Mar 2020

New Delhi, March 14  Domestic airlines such as Air India and IndiGo will truncate some of their flight operations to the UAE due to the upcoming travel restrictions imposed by the gulf state. The development comes after reports cited the

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COVID-19 pandemic: US missions cancel all visa appointments

COVID-19 pandemic: US missions cancel all visa appointments

🕔11:55, 14.Mar 2020

Mumbai, March 14  In view of the COVID-19 pandemic, US Missions in India have cancelled all immigrant and non-immigrant visa appointments from Monday, March 16 onwards, according to an announcement on Saturday. “Your visa appointment stands as cancelled. Once Mission

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COVID-19 may take 5 days to show symptoms : Study

COVID-19 may take 5 days to show symptoms : Study

🕔11:45, 14.Mar 2020

New York, March 11 Researchers have found that people who are infected with novel coronavirus (COVID-19) take five days on average to start showing symptoms of the virus. The deadly virus has so far claimed more than 3,000 lives globally.

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People with early COVID-19 symptoms most infectious : Study

People with early COVID-19 symptoms most infectious : Study

🕔11:43, 14.Mar 2020

New Delhi, March 12 New Coronavirus patients with mild symptoms are most contagious and have the highest virus shedding in early infection days and become less infectious as the disease begins to weaken, according to a new study. The research,

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Europe now epicentre of coronavirus, says WHO

Europe now epicentre of coronavirus, says WHO

🕔11:40, 14.Mar 2020

New Delhi, March 13 Europe is now the “epicentre” of the global coronavirus pandemic, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organization said on Friday. His comments came as several countries in Europe reported steep rises in the

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Trump declares state of emergency as COVID-19 cases exceed 1,800

Trump declares state of emergency as COVID-19 cases exceed 1,800

🕔06:43, 14.Mar 2020

New York, March 14  US President Donald Trump has declared a state of emergency over the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in order to make more funds available for fighting the fallout of the disease while reflecting symbolically the seriousness of

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COVID-19: Pvt airports for moratorium on revenue share, levying fee on air tickets

COVID-19: Pvt airports for moratorium on revenue share, levying fee on air tickets

🕔13:42, 13.Mar 2020

New Delhi, March 13  Facing pressure on their cash flows in the wake of flight cancellations by airlines due to novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, private airport operators have pitched for putting a moratorium on revenue share for at least three

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COVID-19: Cabinet Secy talks specifics to ministries

COVID-19: Cabinet Secy talks specifics to ministries

🕔15:39, 12.Mar 2020

New Delhi, March 12 Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba has written to secretaries on department specific rules to be followed, in view of the spread of coronavirus in India. “A public health situation of this scale requires a concerted and whole

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WHO declares Covid-19 a pandemic but says no change in measures

WHO declares Covid-19 a pandemic but says no change in measures

🕔10:03, 12.Mar 2020

Geneva, March 11 The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Wednesday declared coronavirus disease as a pandemic, with its chief expressed his “deep concern” over “alarming levels of inaction” in combating the virus spread. WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, at

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Covid-19: India cancels all non-official visas, advises against travel abroad

Covid-19: India cancels all non-official visas, advises against travel abroad

🕔06:41, 12.Mar 2020

New Delhi, March 12  Stepping up border control measures with Covid-19 cases on the rise, India on Wednesday cancelled all visas, except for a few official categories, till April 15. Even outgoing travel is being cautioned against and a minimum

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Railways launch campaign to prevent COVID-19 fallout in K’taka

Railways launch campaign to prevent COVID-19 fallout in K’taka

🕔14:06, 11.Mar 2020

Bengaluru, March 11  The South Western Railway (SWR) zone has launched a COVID-19 awareness campaign, aimed at preventing the fast expanding disease infections in Karnataka, an official statement said on Wednesday. “For the information of passengers, posters have been displayed

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COVID-19: Italy confirms over 7,900 cases, toll touches 463

COVID-19: Italy confirms over 7,900 cases, toll touches 463

🕔06:02, 10.Mar 2020

Rome, March 10  Italian health authorities said that a total of 7,985 coronavirus infection cases have been registered in the country, while the death toll has risen to 463. “We have registered 102 new recoveries today, which brings the total

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Holi celebrations cancelled in Dubai due to COVID-19

Holi celebrations cancelled in Dubai due to COVID-19

🕔13:37, 9.Mar 2020

Dubai, March 9  Hindu temples in Dubai have cancelled the upcoming Holi celebrations and advised against playing with colours to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, it was reported. This is in addition to other preventive measures such as

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COVID-19 : Govt for universal screening at all international airports

COVID-19 : Govt for universal screening at all international airports

🕔18:49, 4.Mar 2020

New Delhi, March 4 Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister P.K. Mishra on Wednesday chaired a crucial meeting callled to discuss ways to combat the deadly coronavirus, where it was decided to introduce universal screening at all international airports of

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