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Brazil lawmakers pass 'war budget' as coronavirus cases top 10,000

Brazil lawmakers pass 'war budget' as coronavirus cases top 10,000

Brazil's lower house of Congress approved a constitutional amendment for a ‘war budget’ to separate coronavirus-related spending from the government's main budget and shield the economy ...

Coronavirus mass testing to begin from April 14

Coronavirus mass testing to begin from April 14

The government plans to start massive testing for the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) by April 14, when the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine is scheduled to end.

Power grid operators on alert ahead of ‘blackout’

Power grid operators on alert ahead of ‘blackout’

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s appeal to citizens to switch off lights across the country today to mark the coronavirus fight is generating a lot more work and some tough challenges for India’s power sector workers.

50,000 coronavirus cases expected by April 25, Supreme Court told

50,000 coronavirus cases expected by April 25, Supreme Court told

The government has submitted to the Supreme Court a report on its national action plan for combating the coronavirus pandemic spreading across the country. In its report, the government detailed the situation arising in the wake of the pandemic and the severity of suspected cases.

Pakistan will be the state that was envisioned: PM

Pakistan will be the state that was envisioned: PM

Prime Minister Imran Khan has expressed the confidence that despite the many challenges to Pakistan from the coronavirus outbreak, it can emerge as a stronger nation and become the truly welfare state it was envisioned to be.

Italians told to brace for long virus battle

Italians told to brace for long virus battle

Italians should brace for a long fight against the novel coronavirus epidemic, a top official warned yesterday, as the daily Covid-19 death toll fell under 700 for the first time in nine days.

Starmer is elected new Labour leader

Starmer is elected new Labour leader

Pro-European centrist Keir Starmer was unveiled yesterday as new Labour party leader, heralding a shift in Britain’s main opposition party after a crushing election defeat under veteran socialist Jeremy Corbyn and years of ideological infighting.

4,000 inmates to be temporarily released in England and Wales

4,000 inmates to be temporarily released in England and Wales

Up to 4,000 prisoners in England and Wales are to be temporarily released from jail in an effort to try and control the spread of coronavirus, the government has announced.

UK Covid-19 deaths climb by record 708

UK Covid-19 deaths climb by record 708

Britain reported yesterday a record 708 daily deaths from the Covid-19 disease, including a five-year-old child, who is thought to be the country’s youngest victim.

Australia’s coronavirus cases stable, cruise ships sent home

Australia’s coronavirus cases stable, cruise ships sent home

Australia reported a sustained fall in new coronavirus infections and conducted the biggest peacetime maritime operation on Sydney Harbour yesterday, refuelling foreign cruise ships before expelling them from local waters.

South Korea extends social distancing to curb Covid-19 spread

South Korea extends social distancing to curb Covid-19 spread

South Korea said yesterday it will extend its intensive social distancing campaign scheduled to end on Monday by two weeks in a bid to curb the rate of coronavirus infections to around 50 a day.

China pauses in memory of virus victims and ‘martyrs’

China pauses in memory of virus victims and ‘martyrs’

China came to a standstill yesterday to mourn patients and medical staff killed by the coronavirus, as the world’s most populous country observed a nationwide three-minute silence.

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