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Coronavirus testing reaches 8,000 per million; nearly 63% cured

Coronavirus testing reaches 8,000 per million; nearly 63% cured

As India yesterday recorded 850,000 coronavirus cases, the testing per million crossed the 8,000 figure with 62.93% patients recovering from the disease, a positive sign amid the pandemic.

Flood situation in Assam worsens

Flood situation in Assam worsens

Two more people died yesterday in Assam as the flood situation in the state worsened, raising the toll to 44.

Gehlot govt in minority, says Pilot as crisis widens

Gehlot govt in minority, says Pilot as crisis widens

Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister and Congress leader Sachin Pilot will not attend a legislative party meeting scheduled to be held today, and has openly announced that Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot’s government in the state is in minority after over 30 Congress and some independent MLAs pledged support

Panama hospitals on verge of collapse as virus cases soar

Panama hospitals on verge of collapse as virus cases soar

Hospitals in Panama are on the brink of collapse as coronavirus cases spike in the Central American country worst hit by the pandemic, where doctors are already exhausted.

Poland votes in close presidential run-off

Poland votes in close presidential run-off

Poles voted yesterday in a razor edge presidential run-off election between a populist incumbent allied with US President Donald Trump and a europhile liberal challenger, with experts saying the result will define the future of the country’s young democracy.

With masks and gel, Spaniards vote amid new outbreaks of coronavirus

With masks and gel, Spaniards vote amid new outbreaks of coronavirus

Voters in northern Spain yesterday protected themselves with face masks and hand sanitiser before voting as Galicia and the Basque countryside held regional elections despite new localised outbreaks of Covid-19.

Half million Hong Kong people vote in primaries

Half million Hong Kong people vote in primaries

More than half a million Hong Kong people voted in primaries held by pro-democracy parties to choose candidates for upcoming legislative elections, organisers said yesterday.

Face masks in shops will not be mandatory: Gove

Face masks in shops will not be mandatory: Gove

Wearing face coverings in shops will not become mandatory in England, Michael Gove has suggested, sparking confusion over plans to stem the spread of coronavirus as the country emerges from lockdown.

Coronavirus inquiry to begin work today

Coronavirus inquiry to begin work today

The only UK inquiry to date into the handling of the coronavirus crisis will take its first evidence from bereaved relatives today, amid growing calls for a full independent investigation.

Mandatory masks, Mickey at a distance as Walt Disney World reopens

Mandatory masks, Mickey at a distance as Walt Disney World reopens

Star Wars stormtroopers enforced mask-wearing and Mickey Mouse waved from a distance on Saturday as Florida’s Walt Disney World opened to the public for the first time in four months amid a surge of coronavirus cases in the state.

Trump finally dons a face mask

Trump finally dons a face mask

President Donald Trump finally yielded to pressure and wore a face mask in public for the first time, as new figures yesterday showed the pace of the global spread of the coronavirus has accelerated.

Govt warns against spike in coronavirus cases

Govt warns against spike in coronavirus cases

As more than 61% of the patients who contracted novel coronavirus across the country have fully recovered, and there’s a decline in the number of tests as well as occupancy of ventilators, the Pakistan government has urged the people to continue taking precautionary measures.

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