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China temporarily suspends entry of foreign nationals holding valid visas from March 28 amid coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak

China temporarily suspends entry of foreign nationals holding valid visas from March 28 amid coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak

The suspension is stated to be a temporary measure that China is compelled to take in light of the outbreak situation and the practices of other countries. 

Mar 26, 2020, 22:28 PM IST
G20 nations' responsibility to help developing countries overcome coronavirus COVID-19 crisis: Saudi Arabia's King Salman

G20 nations' responsibility to help developing countries overcome coronavirus COVID-19 crisis: Saudi Arabia's King Salman

 Addressing a virtual G20 summit, he said, "It is our responsibility to extend a helping hand to developing countries and least developed countries to enable them to build their capacities and

Mar 26, 2020, 19:10 PM IST
US President Donald Trump slams 'unfair' WHO for siding with China on coronavirus COVID-19

US President Donald Trump slams 'unfair' WHO for siding with China on coronavirus COVID-19

Launching a scathing attack on World Health Organization (WHO), US President Donald Trump on Wednesday (March 25) said that the global health body has "very much" sided with China on coronavirus

Mar 26, 2020, 13:05 PM IST
US Senate passes $2 trillion bill for 'strange and evil' coronavirus crisis

US Senate passes $2 trillion bill for 'strange and evil' coronavirus crisis

The US Senate on Wednesday unanimously backed a $2 trillion bill aimed at helping unemployed workers and industries hurt by the coronavirus epidemic, as well as providing billions of dollars to buy

Mar 26, 2020, 12:53 PM IST
Nature is sending us a message through coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, says UN environment chief Inger Andersen

Nature is sending us a message through coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, says UN environment chief Inger Andersen

UN environment chief Inger Andersen on Wednesday (March 25) said that the nature is sending a clear message to billions of people across the world with the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic and the

Mar 26, 2020, 12:37 PM IST
China neither created nor intentionally transmitted coronavirus COVID-19: Beijing spokesperson

China neither created nor intentionally transmitted coronavirus COVID-19: Beijing spokesperson

Ji Rong, spokesperson for the Chinese Embassy in India, said the international community should focus on China's "swift response" to the pandemic rather than "stereotyping the Chinese people".

Mar 26, 2020, 10:57 AM IST
New Zealand mosque shooter shocks with switch to guilty plea

New Zealand mosque shooter shocks with switch to guilty plea

An Australian man accused of killing 51 Muslim worshippers in New Zealand`s worst mass shooting changed his plea to guilty in a surprise move on Thursday.

Mar 26, 2020, 09:05 AM IST
Spain's Deputy PM Carmen Calvo tests positive for coronavirus COVID-19

Spain's Deputy PM Carmen Calvo tests positive for coronavirus COVID-19

Spain`s Deputy Prime Minister Carmen Calvo has tested positive for coronavirus, the Spanish government said on Wednesday.

Mar 26, 2020, 07:18 AM IST
Lockdown not enough to eradicate coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, says WHO

Lockdown not enough to eradicate coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, says WHO

Amid the rising coronavirus cases across the globe, World Health Organisation (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Wednesday (March 25) remarked that a lockdown, which is being

Mar 26, 2020, 06:24 AM IST
After Italy, Spain witnesses second-highest number of coronavirus COVID-19 deaths; global toll reaches 20,499

After Italy, Spain witnesses second-highest number of coronavirus COVID-19 deaths; global toll reaches 20,499

The global toll on Wednesday night (11:30 pm IST, March 25) reached 20,499 with total confirmed cases of 4,51,355, according to the Johns Hopkins University's latest graph.

Mar 26, 2020, 00:37 AM IST
US coronavirus COVID-19 cases cross 60,000 with 827 deaths

US coronavirus COVID-19 cases cross 60,000 with 827 deaths

The number of confirmed cases of the new coronavirus in the United States reached 60,115 on Wednesday (March 25, 2020) while 827 people had died, a tracker run by Johns Hopkins University showed.

Mar 26, 2020, 00:31 AM IST
IMF warns coronavirus recession could be worse than 2009

IMF warns coronavirus recession could be worse than 2009

The outlook for global growth, for 2020 it is negative -- a recession at least as bad as during the global financial crisis or worse, International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Kristalina

Mar 25, 2020, 22:51 PM IST
IMF, World Bank call for debt payments suspension of poorest nations hit by coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic

IMF, World Bank call for debt payments suspension of poorest nations hit by coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic

The World bank in a statement said, "The World Bank Group and the IMF believe it is imperative at this moment to provide a global sense of relief for developing countries as well as a strong signal

Mar 25, 2020, 22:39 PM IST
LeT along with Haqqani Network behind Gurudwara attack in Kabul, suspects Indian Intelligence

LeT along with Haqqani Network behind Gurudwara attack in Kabul, suspects Indian Intelligence

Indian Agencies have gathered inputs on the involvement of Haqqni network and Lashkar e-Toiba in the deadly attack, which has been orchestrated by Pakistan's ISI.

Mar 25, 2020, 19:57 PM IST
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange denied bail amid coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange denied bail amid coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who is fighting extradition from Britain to the United States, was denied bail on Wednesday (March 25, 2020) after his lawyers said he should be released because he

Mar 25, 2020, 19:54 PM IST
Russia took these steps to overpower coronavirus COVID-19

Russia took these steps to overpower coronavirus COVID-19

Russia decided to halt most air traffic to China, suspended trains to China and North Korea, and temporarily stopped issuing work visas to Chinese citizens since February 19.

Mar 25, 2020, 18:47 PM IST
Spain goes past China as coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic death toll in country reaches 3,434

Spain goes past China as coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic death toll in country reaches 3,434

In a horrifying turn of events, Spain on Wednesday shot past China as the death toll in the country due to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic reached 3,434. As of 5 pm (IST) on Wednesday, Spain

Mar 25, 2020, 17:02 PM IST
Prince Charles tests positive for coronavirus COVID-19, Duchess of Cornwall does not have the virus

Prince Charles tests positive for coronavirus COVID-19, Duchess of Cornwall does not have the virus

Prince Charles, 71, has tested positive for coronavirus, said a BBC report citing Clarence House. The Price of Wales is displaying mild symptoms "but otherwise remains in good health", a spokesman

Mar 25, 2020, 16:34 PM IST
Tsunami warnings after magnitude 7.8 quake off Russia's Kuril islands

Tsunami warnings after magnitude 7.8 quake off Russia's Kuril islands

US authorities put out tsunami warnings on Wednesday after an earthquake of magnitude 7.8 struck off Russia`s Kuril Islands, but meteorological officials in Japan issued no alerts.

Mar 25, 2020, 10:31 AM IST
Pakistan deliberately spreading coronavirus to get international aid, say political activists

Pakistan deliberately spreading coronavirus to get international aid, say political activists

Kashmiri political activists have slammed Pakistan for shifting coronavirus affected people from the eastern province of Punjab and the rest of the country to Mirpur city in Pakistan occupied Kashmir

Mar 25, 2020, 10:13 AM IST