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Coronavirus Infected numbers could reach One Billion

One billion people could become infected with the coronavirus worldwide unless vulnerable countries are given urgent help, an aid group has warned. The International Rescue Committee (IRC) said…

Russian President admits shortage of PPE as lockdown gets extended

Russian President Vladimir Putin has admitted that despite a big increase in production and import of PPE, there is a shortage of protective equipment for health workers on…

Oxford University leaps ahead to prepare the Coronavirus vaccine by September

Oxford University group is together in the worldwide race for developing the vaccine to stop the coronavirus. Most other teams have had to start with small clinical trials…

TripAdvisor to slash workforce by 25% as Coronavirus continues the Spread

TripAdvisor Inc. said that it would lay off a quarter of its workforce in a bid to shrink costs as the global coronavirus pandemic decimates travel. Needham, Massachusetts-based…

UK’s contact-tracing app to be ready in a fortnight

NHS chief responsible for building the coronavirus contact-tracing app hopes the first version will be ready in a fortnight’s time. Matthew Gould also disclosed plans to log the…

The ‘mystery’ of low Covid-19 death rates in India baffles many

In India there were 825 confirmed deaths as on 25 April, compared to about half or so of that number on 16 April. This report seems to have…

The Love for coffees and fries are back for New Zealanders

New Zealanders are known to love Coffee and fast food and now as they have  emerged from almost five weeks of strict lockdown, they can be back to…

Indian Uber driver in UK evicted from home and left to die of coronavirus

Rajesh was being treated in Northwick Park Hospital in London, the city where he worked as an Uber driver for most of the year. Mary was 5,000 miles…

Nigeria to ease COVID-19 lockdown for millions in key cities

Nigeria will start easing a coronavirus lockdown covering its largest city Lagos and capital Abuja from May 4, President Muhammadu Buhari said on Monday. “I have approved a…

Canada begins staggered lifting of pandemic lockdown

Canada began a staggered loosening of pandemic restrictions on Monday as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau urged vigilance and baby steps to avoid a COVID-19 resurgence. The Atlantic coast…

Pakistan sees a sharp rise in coronavirus cases during Ramadan

Pakistan was already grappling to combat coronavirus spread and now has reported sharp increase in number of coronavirus patients with 700 new cases and 12 deaths on the…

Conte unveils plan for Italy life after lockdown

The Italian leader also vowed to reopen schools by September and most other businesses over the next three weeks. But he warned that people would have to wear…

Coronavirus is making us work 3 hours longer from home

An executive at JPMorgan Chase & Co. gets unapologetic messages from colleagues on nights and weekends, including a notably demanding one on Easter Sunday. A web designer whose…

Global coronavirus cases pass 3 million as lockdowns begin to ease

Global confirmed coronavirus cases surpassed 3 million on Monday, as the United States neared 1 million cases, according to a Reuters tally. It comes as many countries are…

Chile to issue the Controversial ‘virus-free’ certificates to recovered patients

Chile’s government has said it will go ahead with a controversial plan to issue certificates to people who have recovered from Covid-19. The documents would be given to…

Lockdown inspires Italian boy to create coronavirus video game

While most nine-year-olds have been battling during lockdown with the vagaries of home schooling, Lupo Daturi has been waging war on COVID-19 itself. Virtually. The fourth-grade pupil from…

Sri Lanka extends coronavirus lockdown

Sri Lanka reversed plans to end its virus lockdown on Monday, extending it for another week after a spike in coronavirus infections led to a recall of military…

Finland extends bans on large public gatherings until July

Gatherings of more than 500 people will be banned until the end of July but other restrictions could be lifted soon, Finland’s prime minister Sanna Marin said on…

Coronavirus -Lions nap on road during South African lockdown

Park ranger Richard Sowry was out on patrol on Wednesday when he snapped a pride sleeping on a road which would normally be busy with tourists. But Kruger,…

Bulgaria’s capital Sofia on lockdown over COVID-19

Bulgaria imposed late Thursday a ban on all travel to and from the capital Sofia after a spike in coronavirus infections and the risk for a further spread…

Tourists violates lockdown rule- forced to write ‘sorry’ 500 times’

Ten foreigners who broke a coronavirus lockdown in Rishikesh were forced to repent by writing “I am so sorry” — 500 times. The travellers — from Israel, Mexico,…

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