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UK ponders second COVID-19 lockdown as outbreak accelerates

09 September, 2020 2:51 pm 2:51 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was on Monday pondering a second national lockdown as an accelerating coronavirus outbreak threatened to destroy any shoots of economic recovery and send millions back into isolation. The United Kingdom already has the biggest official COVID-19 death toll in Europe – and the fifth largest in the … Read More


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Coronavirus outbreak threatens South Korean capital

08 August, 2020 9:15 am 9:15 am

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea reported the highest daily rise in coronavirus cases since early March on Wednesday as an outbreak in the capital Seoul appeared to intensify. The 297 new infections mark the sixth straight day of triple-digit increases in a country that has managed to blunt several previous outbreaks, bringing South Korea’s total … Read More


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Emergency teams sent to tackle Australia’s worst virus outbreak in ag...

07 July, 2020 9:40 am 9:40 am

MELBOURNE/SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia has sent defence and emergency medical teams, usually deployed to disaster zones, to aged care homes in the city of Melbourne to help contain the country’s worst outbreak of the coronavirus. Another hotspot, in inner-city Sydney, forced a senior adviser to Prime Minister Scott Morrison into self-isolation, but the prime minister … Read More


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Australia weighs further coronavirus curbs as outbreak grows

07 July, 2020 9:50 am 9:50 am

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia’s most populous states will impose harsher restrictions on movement if a COVID-19 outbreak is not quickly bought under control, state premiers said on Wednesday. Australia has been heralded as a global leader in containing COVID-19, but in the last week it has seen a surge in new cases. Desperate to contain … Read More


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Global coronavirus cases top 9 million as outbreak surges in Brazil, India

06 June, 2020 8:52 am 8:52 am

(Reuters) – Global cases of the novel coronavirus surpassed 9 million on Monday, as Brazil and India grappled with a surge in infections, and the US, China and other hard-hit countries reported new outbreaks, according to a Reuters tally. The first case was reported in China in early January and it took until mid-May to … Read More


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Brazil passes 50,000 coronavirus deaths as outbreak worsens

06 June, 2020 11:11 am 11:11 am

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Brazil, the world’s No. 2 coronavirus hot spot after the United States, officially passed 50,000 coronavirus deaths on Sunday, a blow for a country already grappling with more than 1 million cases, rising political instability and a crippled economy. Brazil now has a total of 1,085,038 confirmed cases and 50,617 … Read More


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Malaysia to reopen most economic activity with virus outbreak ‘under ...

06 June, 2020 3:42 pm 3:42 pm

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysia on Sunday said it would reopen nearly all economic activity and allow interstate travel starting June 10, lifting coronavirus restrictions imposed nearly three months ago as it moves to revive an economy battered by the pandemic. Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin announced in a televised address the novel coranvirus outbreak was … Read More


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Global coronavirus cases near 7 million as outbreak grows in Brazil, India

06 June, 2020 12:34 pm 12:34 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – Global cases of the novel coronavirus neared 7 million on Saturday, as case numbers surge in Brazil and India, according to a Reuters tally. About 30% of those cases, or 2 million infections, are in the United States, though the fastest growing outbreak is in Latin America, which now accounts for roughly … Read More


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Wuhan market had role in virus outbreak, but more research needed: WHO

05 May, 2020 7:42 pm 7:42 pm

GENEVA (Reuters) – A wholesale market in the central Chinese city of Wuhan played a role in the outbreak of the novel coronavirus last year, as the source or possibly as an “amplifying setting”, the World Health Organization said on Friday, calling for more research. Chinese authorities shut down the market in January as part … Read More


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Apple borrows on the cheap to fund buybacks, dividends

05 May, 2020 10:46 am 10:46 am

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Apple Inc capitalized on the Federal Reserve’s emergency measures in response to the coronavirus outbreak to issue its cheapest bonds in years, making it the latest blue-chip company to do so to fund stock buybacks and dividends. Apple’s offering illustrates how companies with the best credit ratings are boosting shareholder returns … Read More


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DG ISPR asks people to be careful individually & collectively for a fo...

04 April, 2020 3:41 pm 3:41 pm

RAWALPINDI (92 News) – DG ISPR Maj Gen Babar Iftikhar has urged the people to be careful individually and collectively as the next 15 days are very crucial. Addressing a press conference on Friday, he said that the people should make their houses worship places. “The civil and military leadership is fighting against the epidemic … Read More


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Worldwide COVID-19 death toll crosses 165,000

04 April, 2020 10:29 am 10:29 am

WASHINGTON (92 News) – The coronavirus positive cases across the world crossed 2,400,000 and the death toll crossed 165,000 since an outbreak that started in Wuhan, China, in early December. According to the international media reports, the number of recovered cases from coronavirus, too, has increased to 3,865,864. The United States remains the country with … Read More


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Christian community celebrating Easter with simplicity due to COVID-19

04 April, 2020 1:59 pm 1:59 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The Christian community is celebrating Easter on Sunday with religious zeal and fervor to mark resurrection of Jesus Christ (AS) with simplicity due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Special prayers are being held across the country in the wake of coronavirus pandemic. On the occasion, President Dr Arif Alvi has greeted … Read More


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Intensifies lockdown as Punjab decides to close shops, markets by 5pm

04 April, 2020 5:33 pm 5:33 pm

LAHORE (92 News) – Punjab has decided to close all its shops and markets by 5pm to intensify the lockdown to curb the deadly novel coronavirus outbreak across the province. The decision was taken by Usman Buzdar after emerging new cases of the coronavirus speedily in the province. All shops and markets have been instructed … Read More


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EU pushes Britain to extend Brexit talks over virus outbreak

03 March, 2020 4:12 pm 4:12 pm

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union expects Britain to seek an extension of its post-Brexit transition period beyond the end of the year, diplomats and officials said on Monday, as negotiations on trade have ground to a halt due to the coronavirus pandemic. Europe has gone into a deep lockdown in a bid to curb … Read More