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Nepal extends suspension of international flights

Kathmandu: Nepal has extended the suspension of international flights till April 30 to contain the spread of the coronavirus pandemic and also decided to renew visas of tourists stranded amidst the lockdown in the country free of cost. A…

Boris spends second night in ICU

London: British Prime Boris Johnson spent a second night in intensive care and he was "stable" and "in good spirits" while receiving treatment for coronavirus, a senior health official said on Wednesday. Johnson, 55, was admitted to the…

Pot Pourri

S Africa’s minister who flouted lockdown rules sent on leave Johannesburg: South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Wednesday placed on special leave a minister seen lunching at a friend's house in violation of the coronavirus lockdown.…

UK PM spends night in ICU

London: Boris Johnson spent Monday night in the intensive care unit (ICU) at a London hospital in a move Downing Street said was a ‘precaution’ should the British Prime Minister require ventilation to aid his recovery from the COVID-19.…

Global death toll from coronavirus tops 75,000

Paris: The coronavirus pandemic has killed more than 75,000 people people worldwide, the majority of them in Europe, since it emerged in China in December, according to a tally compiled by AFP from official sources at 0945 GMT Tuesday. A…

Abe declares state of emergency

Tokyo: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday declared a state of emergency in several regions of the country, a move that expands the powers of the local authorities in containing the spread of COVID-19. Abe made the declaration in…