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MP Virendra Sharma hails NHS as he recovers from Covid-19 at home

VETERAN lawmaker Sharma on Tuesday (31) urged everyone to strictly follow the government’s social distancing advice to help contain the coronavirus pandemic as he revealed his own Covid-19 diagnosis and discharge from hospital. The 72-year-old Labour MP for Ealing Southall in west London had revealed on Twitter that he was self-isolating after developing mild symptoms […]

BREAKING NEWS: Record 381 deaths; 3,000 new COVID-19 cases in UK in 24 hours

A record 381 COVID-19 deaths have been announced in UK on Tuesday (31) in the past 24 hours, taking the total fatalities to 1,789. A 19-year-old with no underlying health conditions has also died. The total number of positive cases passed 25,000 with 3,000 more positive tests in 24 hours. The death toll in England […]

Do not judge the police ‘too harshly’, says Neil Basu as he denounces excesses

The UK’s counter-terrorism chief, Neil Basu, has made a plea for compassion as police officers adjusted to “new responsibilities” of dealing with the lockdown, adding that “how we police this pandemic will be remembered for many years to come”. Writing in the Daily Telegraph, Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner struck a personal note: “As the son […]

COVID-19: Millions of garment makers in dire straits in Bangladesh

THE coronavirus outbreak has affected virtually all aspects of the economy, including the fashion industry, which has been grappling with how to pay for supply orders from garment makers. The garment makers in Bangladesh are being laid off in massive numbers after $3 billion in orders have been either canceled or put on hold. Some […]

India cracks down on Muslim missionary centre feared to be Covid-19 hot spot

Indian authorities sealed off the headquarters of a Muslim missionary group on Tuesday (31) and ordered an investigation into accusations it held religious meetings that officials fear may have infected dozens of people with the coronavirus. India has registered 1,251 cases of the coronavirus, of whom 32 have died, the health ministry said. The numbers […]

UK set to organise repatriation flights from India

Dominic Raab has announced that the UK government was planning to charter special flights to bring back British nationals who find themselves stranded in the Covid-19 worldwide travel lockdown. The UK foreign secretary and his counterparts from about 20 countries had held discussions with Indian External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar over the weekend. Raab, who […]

Indian doctors have only ‘raincoats, helmets’ to fight deadly COVID-19

IN India, some doctors are forced to use raincoats and motorbike helmets while fighting the coronavirus amid shortages of protective health gear, reports Reuters. It exposes the weak state of the public health system ahead of an anticipated surge in COVID-19 cases. India said that it was trying to procure bulk quantities of such gear, […]

IMF says Pakistan requests emergency coronavirus financing

Pakistan has requested an emergency loan disbursement from the International Monetary Fund to help fight the coronavirus under the fund’s Rapid Financing Instrument program, IMF managing director Kristalina Georgieva said. She did not identify the size of the loan, but under the program, Pakistan would be able to borrow up to its full quota — […]

No choice but to raise prices after wholesale price increases, retailers say

By Aled Thomas, Local Democracy Reporter Some food shops in Swindon have been criticised by customers for increasing the prices of staple goods in the coronavirus crisis. But some say they haven’t and others say they have had their wholesale prices increased, and have no choice. A member of staff at Baraka Groceries in Lagos […]

COVID-19 death toll rises to 29 in India, total number of cases 1,071

The number of COVID-19 cases climbed to 1,071 in India on Monday (30), while the death toll rose to 29, according to the union health ministry. The number of active COVID-19 cases stood at 942, while 99 people were either cured or discharged and one had migrated, the ministry stated. In its updated data at […]

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