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Britain unlikely to lift coronavirus lockdown until end of May: government expert

Britain unlikely to lift coronavirus lockdown until end of May: government expert

Britain is unlikely to lift its stringent lockdown rules until the end of May, a leading government adviser said on Saturday, warning that the spread of the coronavirus must first slow and intense testing be introduced.

Nepal sees surge in wildlife poaching due to Covid-19 lockdown

Nepal sees surge in wildlife poaching due to Covid-19 lockdown

Poachers in Nepal are taking advantage of slack monitoring and sparse public movement during the Covid-19 lockdown, with the country seeing a surge in killing of wildlife under the shadow of the coronavirus pandemic.

US firm sees no sign that 200,000 masks bound for Berlin were seized

US firm sees no sign that 200,000 masks bound for Berlin were seized

US conglomerate 3M on Saturday rejected allegations that 200,000 face masks ordered by the city of Berlin were confiscated by US officials in Bangkok.

The government attaches great importance to economy, investment: Al-Raya

The government attaches great importance to economy, investment: Al-Raya

Al-Raya newspaper affirmed that the economic and investment file is at the top of the priorities of the government of the State of Qatar, which was confirmed by the Arab Monetary Fund ...

China mourns thousands who died in country's coronavirus epidemic

China mourns thousands who died in country's coronavirus epidemic

China on Saturday mourned the thousands of ‘martyrs’ who have died in the new coronavirus outbreak, flying the national flag at half mast throughout the country and suspending all forms of entertainment.

Video app Zoom rockets to fame, with some hiccups, amid pandemic

Video app Zoom rockets to fame, with some hiccups, amid pandemic

What does British Prime Minister Boris Johnson have in common with virtual happy hour celebrants and thousands of students around the world?

Australia wants all visitors and temporary visa holders to leave

Australia wants all visitors and temporary visa holders to leave

The Australian government has said over 2 million people on temporary visas, including students, skilled workers, and visitors, in the country, should ‘go home’ as soon as possible ...

28 feared dead after Solomons ferry ignores storm warning

28 feared dead after Solomons ferry ignores storm warning

At least 28 ferry passengers were swept overboard in a powerful storm off the Solomon Islands, reports said Saturday, with the captain unaware he had lost anyone until the boat docked.

Rice exports suspended on supply chain disruption

Rice exports suspended on supply chain disruption

Rice traders have stopped signing new export contracts amid the nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, as labour shortages and logistics disruptions have hampered the delivery of even existing contracts, industry officials said.

Modi call to light lamps as virus crisis grows attacked

Modi call to light lamps as virus crisis grows attacked

All major political parties in Maharashtra, including the ruling Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA), slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call for lighting candles, lamps or mobile torches tomorrow at 9pm.

France relocates Calais migrants

France relocates Calais migrants

French police began yesterday moving some of the hundreds of migrants camped out near the northern coastal city of Calais to temporary housing, as part of nationwide confinement measures to combat the coronavirus outbreak, officials said.

Prime minister to continue self-isolation

Prime minister to continue self-isolation

Prime Minister Boris Johnson yesterday said he would continue his self-isolation after testing positive for Covid-19, following a week of staying at home and working remotely. Johnson, 55, became the most high-profile world leader to contract the virus when he announced he had tested positive last

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