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Saudi Arabia imposes 24-hour curfew in Mecca and Medina

Published On: April 2, 2020 06:57 PM NPT By: Reuters

RIYADH, April 2: Saudi Arabia imposed a 24-hour curfew in the Muslim holy cities of Mecca and Medina on Thursday, extending measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus, which has infected more than 1,700 people in the kingdom and killed 16.

Wilhelm Burmann, master teacher to ballet stars, dies at 80; tested positive for coronavirus

Published On: April 2, 2020 06:47 PM NPT By: Reuters

Wilhelm Burmann, a master teacher and coach for the world’s top ballet dancers for more than four decades, has died of renal failure after his treatment was complicated by the coronavirus, a close friend said. He was 80.

Spain's coronavirus death toll tops 10,000 after another record daily toll

Published On: April 2, 2020 06:22 PM NPT By: Reuters

MADRID, April 2: Spain’s death toll from coronavirus surpassed the 10,000 thresholds after a record 950 people died overnight, the country’s Health Ministry said on Thursday.

Thailand to announce nationwide curfew starting Friday

Published On: April 2, 2020 02:26 PM NPT By: Reuters

BANGKOK, April 2: Thailand is to announce a nationwide curfew between 10 p.m. and 4 a.m. starting Friday to try to curb the spread of the new coronavirus, the government said in a statement on Thursday.

British Airways could suspend 36,000 employees - BBC

Published On: April 2, 2020 11:00 AM NPT By: Reuters

LONDON, April 2:  IAG-owned British Airways (ICAG.L) is expected to announce a suspension of about 36,000 of its employees, BBC News reported on Wednesday.

'Shoot them dead' - Philippine leader says won't tolerate lockdown violators

Published On: April 2, 2020 10:35 AM NPT By: Reuters

MANILA, April 2: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has warned violators of coronavirus lockdown measures they could be shot for causing trouble and said abuse of medical workers was a serious crime that would not be tolerated.

Wimbledon cancelled for the first time since World War Two

Published On: April 2, 2020 09:20 AM NPT By: Reuters

LONDON, April 2: The Wimbledon championships were cancelled for the first time since World War Two on Wednesday as the coronavirus pandemic struck another blue-riband sports event off the calendar and wiped out the entire tennis grasscourt season.

Most Americans huddle indoors as coronavirus deaths keep spiking

Published On: April 2, 2020 08:50 AM NPT By: Reuters

LOS ANGELES, April 2:  Four new states imposed sweeping stay-at-home directives on Wednesday in response to the coronavirus pandemic, putting over 80% of Americans under lockdown as the number of deaths and cases in the United States soared to new daily highs for the fourth day in a row.

UEFA suspends Champions League "until further notice"

Published On: April 1, 2020 08:13 PM NPT By: Reuters

SWITZERLAND, April 1: UEFA has suspended all Champions League and Europa League matches “until further notice” due to the coronavirus pandemic, European football’s governing body said after a meeting on Wednesday.

UK coronavirus deaths rise by 563 to 2,352

Published On: April 1, 2020 08:05 PM NPT By: Reuters

LONDON, April 1: The number of people with coronavirus who have died in Britain rose by 563 to a total 2,352 by 1600 GMT on March 31, the government said on Wednesday.

Japan expands entry ban to more countries, will ask all visitors to quarantine

Published On: April 1, 2020 08:00 PM NPT By: Reuters

TOKYO, April 1: Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Wednesday the government was expanding a ban on the entry of non-Japanese people to cover 73 countries as policymakers try to contain the coronavirus outbreak.

Spain's coronavirus cases top 100,000 as masks, sanitizer flown in

Published On: April 1, 2020 07:00 PM NPT By: Reuters

MADRID, April 1: Confirmed coronavirus cases in Spain rose beyond 100,000 as it recorded its biggest one-day death toll from the outbreak on Wednesday, and two planes packed with protective equipment arrived to restock an overloaded public health system.

Loss of taste, smell key COVID-19 symptoms - British scientists' study

Published On: April 1, 2020 05:07 PM NPT By: Reuters

LONDON, April 1: Losing your sense of smell and taste may be the best way to tell if you have COVID-19, according to a study of data collected via a symptom tracker app developed by British scientists to help monitor the pandemic caused by the new coronavirus.

Lindsay Lohan says 'I'm back!' teasing new single amid pandemic

Published On: April 1, 2020 02:07 PM NPT By: Reuters

Actress Lindsay Lohan, whose promising movie career crashed a decade ago in a string of legal woes and substance abuse, on Tuesday announced she was making a comeback with a new music single.

UK aims to test 25,000 a day for coronavirus by mid-April - minister

Published On: April 1, 2020 01:20 PM NPT By: Reuters

LONDON, April 1: Britain is aiming to increase the number of tests for coronavirus to 25,000 a day by the middle of the month from its present capacity of 12,750 a day, housing minister Robert Jenrick told Sky News on Wednesday.

Prince Harry and wife Meghan bid farewell to royal roles

Published On: March 31, 2020 09:00 PM NPT By: Reuters

LONDON, March 31: Prince Harry and his American wife Meghan posted their last message as working members of Britain’s royal family on Monday before officially embarking on new careers without their “Royal Highness” styles.

Indian doctors fight coronavirus with raincoats, helmets amid lack of equipment

Published On: March 31, 2020 08:30 PM NPT By: Reuters

NEW DELHI, March 31: Shortages of protective health gear in India are forcing some doctors to use raincoats and motorbike helmets while fighting the coronavirus, exposing the weak state of the public health system ahead of an anticipated surge in COVID-19 cases.

Spain registers overnight death toll of 849, highest so far

Published On: March 31, 2020 05:30 PM NPT By: Reuters

MADRID, March 31: Spain registered 849 fatalities related to coronavirus overnight - the highest number in 24 hours since the epidemic started, although the increase in percentage terms was slightly lower than in the previous days, the health ministry said on Tuesday.

Malaysia's reported new coronavirus cases rise by 140 to 2,766

Published On: March 31, 2020 03:50 PM NPT By: Reuters

KUALA LUMPUR, March 31: Malaysia reported 140 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, taking the total to 2,766, with 43 deaths.

Indonesia declares emergency over coronavirus, expands social welfare

Published On: March 31, 2020 03:28 PM NPT By: Reuters

JAKARTA, March 31: Indonesian President Joko Widodo declared a national public health emergency over the coronavirus pandemic on Tuesday and announced measures to help people with lower incomes.