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Thailand to shut down Phuket airport for

Bangkok/Xinhua/UNI: Thailand's Phuket International Airport will be shut from April 10 to 30 after Phuket Province sealed its entry points by land and sea amid the COVID-19 outbreak, Thai authorities announced on Tuesday.

31-Mar-2020
‘Immediate nationwide ceasefire’ nee

New York/IBNS: Syria is at “high risk” of being unable to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, the UN Special Envoy for the country said on Monday, reiterating calls for a “complete, immediate nationwide ceasefire” to enable an all-out-effort to counter the march of the new coronavirus.

31-Mar-2020
Release inmates in Yemen to avert nation

New York/IBNS: An international panel of human rights experts called today for the immediate release of political prisoners and detainees in war-ravaged Yemen to help avert a nationwide outbreak of COVID-19.

31-Mar-2020
COVID-19 cases come down in Italy despit

Rome/IBNS: Amid a growing death rate, the coronavirus spread in Italy is slowing as the country has started recording fewer COVID-19 cases, a media report said.

31-Mar-2020
Russia registers 500 new cases of COVID-

Moscow/Sputnik/UNI: Russia has registered 500 new cases of COVID-19 over the past 24 hours, which brings the total number of cases in the country to 2,337, the country's operational headquarters for preventing the spread of coronavirus said in a statement on Tuesday.

31-Mar-2020
Vietnam to close border gates with Laos,

Hanoi/Xinhua/UNI: Vietnam's Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on Tuesday that it will close its border gates and border crossings with Laos and Cambodia starting from Wednesday in an effort to limit the spread of the COVID-19 in the country.

31-Mar-2020
UN helps Pacific prepare for COVID-19 pa

New York/IBNS: United Nations agencies are working together to provide vital support to Pacific Island countries as they rally to combat COVID-19 outbreaks across the region.

31-Mar-2020
China's GDP growth to decline to 2.3 pc

Washington/Sputnik/UNI/IBNS: China's GDP growth is expected to decline to 2.3 per cent in the baseline scenario in 2020 due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the World Bank said in a report.

31-Mar-2020
COVID-19 stoking xenophobia, hate and ex

Combatting the COVID-19 pandemic must also include stamping out what one independent human rights expert has called the “darker sides” of the disease: verbal and physical attacks against Chinese and other minority communities, and excluding them from access to healthcare.

31-Mar-2020
S.Korea to begin new school year with on

Seoul/Xinhua/UNI: South Korea decided Tuesday to begin this year's new school year with online classes from April 9 in a gradual manner amid lingering concerns about the COVID-19 outbreak.

31-Mar-2020
China's GDP growth to decline to 2.3 pc

Washington/Sputnik/UNI: China's GDP growth is expected to decline to 2.3 per cent in the baseline scenario in 2020 due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the World Bank said in a report.

31-Mar-2020
Amid COVID 19 outbreak, Van Gogh's paint

Laren/IBNS: An iconic painting- Spring Garden- by Van Gogh has been stolen from a museum in Dutch town of Laren which was shuttered in the wake of coronavirus spread.

31-Mar-2020
Over 2,000 sent to put out forest fire i

Chengdu/Xinhua/UNI:  Over 2,000 people were dispatched to put out a forest fire in southwest China's Sichuan Province, a local fire department said.

30-Mar-2020
Chinese yuan weakens to 7.0447 against U

Beijing/Xinhua/UNI: The central parity rate of the Chinese currency renminbi, or the yuan, weakened 20 pips to 7.0447 against the U.S. dollar Monday, according to the China Foreign Exchange Trade System.

30-Mar-2020
Passenger train derails in China, zero c

Beijing/UNI: A passenger train on Monday derailed in central China's Hunan Province due to landslide that was triggered due to heavy rains in the region, however, so far no death was reported.

30-Mar-2020
UNGA president supports UN $2bln COVID-1

United Nations/Sputnik/UNI:  The United Nations' $2 billion appeal to fight the coronavirus in some of the most vulnerable countries is a "good, timely call," UNGA President Tijjani Muhammad-Bande told Sputnik.

30-Mar-2020
Thailand's Phuket on lockdown until Apri

Moscow/Sputnik.UNI: Phuket, Thailand’s biggest island and major tourist destination, was put on lockdown on Monday in a bid to contain the spread of the coronavirus, national media reported, citing the governor’s order.

30-Mar-2020
North Korea tests 'super-large’ rocket

Moscow/Sputnik/UNI:  The two short-range projectiles fired by North Korea on Sunday were a test of a ‘super-large’ multiple rocket launcher, the South Korean Yonhap News Agency reports.

30-Mar-2020
Saudi authorities impose curfew in Jedda

Beirut/Sputnik/UNI: Saudi Arabia has imposed a curfew in the western Jeddah province starting from Sunday at 15:00 local time (12:00 PM GMT) due to the spread of COVID-19, the Interior Ministry said.

29-Mar-2020
Iran plans to use plasma of recovered pe

Tehran/Xinhua/UNI: Masih Daneshvari Hospital in Iran's capital Tehran is considering the use of COVID-19 convalescent plasma in the newly affected patients, Press TV reported on Sunday.

29-Mar-2020
Peacekeeping radio stations provide COVI

New York/IBNS: UN Peacekeeping radio stations have in recent decades helped build support for peace process in a dozen countries around the world including Cambodia, Croatia, Namibia and Timor-Leste.

28-Mar-2020
OneWeb blames COVID 19 for collapse

New York/IBNS: Blaming Coronavirus for the collapse, OneWeb, the global communications company, on Saturday announced that the company and certain of its controlled affiliates have voluntarily filed for relief under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

28-Mar-2020
Violence erupts in China as people attem

Beijing/IBNS: The Chinese government's decision to relax an epidemic lockdown, which was triggered following the spread of Coronavirus in Wuhan region seems to have backfired as violent protests occurred on a bridge between China’s virus-stricken Hubei province and neighbouring Jiangxi province recently, media reports said.

28-Mar-2020
UAE records 72 new COVID-19 cases, 405 i

Dubai/Xinhua/UNI:  The United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Friday reported 72 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total confirmed cases in the country to 405, the Ministry of Health and Prevention said in a statement.

28-Mar-2020
Global economy has clearly entered reces

Washington/IBNS:  International Monetary Fund chief Kristalina Georgieva on Friday said the growing COVID 19 outbreak across the globe has led the world to enter the state of financial recession.

28-Mar-2020
IMF approves first emergency COVID-19 ai

Bishkek/Xinhua/UNI: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Thursday approved a disbursement of 120.9 million U.S. dollars to address Kyrgyzstan's COVID-19 outbreak, its first offer of emergency financial assistance since the pandemic started.

27-Mar-2020
Malaysia unveils new stimulus package to

Kuala Lumpur/Xinhua/UNI: Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin announced an economic stimulus package worth 250 billion ringgit (about 57.54 billion U.S. dollars) on Friday to fight the economic fallout caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

27-Mar-2020
Uganda registers four new cases of COVID

Kampala/Xinhua/UNI: Uganda has registered four new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 18, according to the ministry of health.

27-Mar-2020
After Prince Charles, now British PM Bor

London/IBNS: British PM Boris Johnson on Friday tested positive for COVID 19.

27-Mar-2020
After accusing WHO of siding with China

Washington/IBNS: After accusing the World Health Organisation (WHO) of siding with China over COVID-19, US President Donald Trump on Friday held a conversation with Chinese President Xi Jinping and stated the two countries were working closely to fight the deadly Novel Coronavirus.

27-Mar-2020
A sustainable global economy must arise

New York/IBNS: World leaders at the G-20 virtual summit held on Thursday committed to inject over $5 trillion into the global economy to counteract the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

27-Mar-2020
Iraq: Top UN official calls on political

New York/IBNS: While the COVID-19 pandemic has compounded the political, security, social and economic crises roiling Iraq, the top UN official in the country hopes it will spur leaders to put aside their differences and unite for the common good.

27-Mar-2020
‘Rapid deterioration’ in global inve

New York/IBNS: Foreign direct investment flows are liable to drop by 30 to 40 per cent during 2020, into next year, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, reflecting a far more severe economic blow that initially projected, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) said on Thursday in its latest Investment Trends Monitor report.

27-Mar-2020
Human rights must be maintained in beati

New York/IBNS: Dozens of independent UN human rights experts stressed on Thursday that in addition to public health and emergency measures, battling the COVID-19 pandemic, must respect the fundamental human rights of every individual.

27-Mar-2020
UK Chancellor to unveil financial packag

Moscow/Sputnik: UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak will provide details of a financial support package for self-employed people and freelancers affected by the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak during a joint press briefing with Prime Minister Boris Johnson later on Thursday, according to the Sky News broadcaster.

26-Mar-2020
UN chief calls for ceasefire as Yemen br

New York/IBNS: Echoing his 23 March appeal to warring parties across the globe for an immediate ceasefire, UN Secretary-General António Guterres has called on those fighting in Yemen to end hostilities and ramp up efforts to counter a potential outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.

26-Mar-2020
Debt relief milestone in Somalia, as Wor

New York/IBNS: The top United Nations official in Somalia congratulated the Horn of Africa nation on Wednesday for achieving the benchmark set by the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), confirming its eligibility for debt relief.

26-Mar-2020
UN rights chief urges quick action by go

New York/IBNS: COVID-19 has begun to strike in prisons, jails and immigration detention centres, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet warned on Wednesday, as she urged Governments “not to forget hose behind bars” and to protect those working in closed facilities in their overall efforts to contain the pandemic

26-Mar-2020
UN launches major humanitarian appeal to

New York/IBNS: To confront the unprecedented worldwide challenge posed by the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic, top UN officials on Wednesday, launched a massive humanitarian appeal to mitigate its impact, particularly on fragile countries with weak health systems.

26-Mar-2020
Moving forward requires confronting slav

New York/IBNS: In his message for the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade, observed on Wednesday, the UN Secretary-General called for the dismantling of racist structures and institutions so that the world can move forward.

26-Mar-2020
‘Concerted efforts’ needed to meet 2

New York/IBNS: Action to reverse the depletion and degradation of the environment across Asia and the Pacific is a top priority if the region is to stay on course to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), according to a new United Nations report launched online, for the first time, on Tuesday.

26-Mar-2020
London court refuses to release Assange

London/Sputnik: The Westminster Magistrates Court in London refused on Wednesday the appeal by lawyers of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange to release him on bail because of the risk of contracting coronavirus while in prison.

25-Mar-2020
Canadian carrier West Jet plans to lay o

Moscow/Sputnik/UNI: WestJet, Canada’s second-largest air carrier, has said that nearly 7,000 of its employees will have to leave the company due to the impact that the coronavirus pandemic has had on the airline industry.

25-Mar-2020
China ups support to firms to ensure emp

Beijing/Xinhua/UNI:  China has pledged to lend more support to companies with multi-faceted measures in a renewed commitment to protecting jobs for its workforce amid the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, an official said Wednesday.

25-Mar-2020
East China province exports over 11 mln

Nanchang/Xinhua/UNI:  East China's Jiangxi Province had exported about 11.43 million masks and 130,000 protective suits as of March 23, according to the customs in Nanchang, capital of the province.

25-Mar-2020
COVID-19 death toll in Indonesia hits 58

Jakarta/Xinhua/UNI: The death toll of COVID-19 in Indonesia climbed to 58 as of noon Wednesday, according to the Indonesian government.

25-Mar-2020
Russia registers 1 ceasefire violation i

Moscow/Sputnik/UNI:  The Russian side of the Russian-Turkish commission monitoring the implementation of the Syrian truce has recorded one ceasefire violation in Syria over the past 24 hours, while the Turkish side has recorded two truce breaches, the Russian Defense Ministry said in its daily bulletin on Wednesday.

25-Mar-2020
Iran registers record 2,205 cases in 24

Tehran/Sputnik/UNI:  Iran’s Health Ministry on Wednesday reported 2,205 new coronavirus cases over the past 24 hours with 143 people losing their lives.

25-Mar-2020
Prince Charles tests positive for COVID

London/IBNS: Prince Charles, the heir to the British throne, has tested positive for COVID 19, media reports said on Wednesday.

25-Mar-2020
Rwanda reports 4 more cases of COVID-19

Kigali/Xinhua/UNI: The Rwandan Health Ministry on Wednesday reported four more COVID-19 cases, bringing the total to 40 in less than two weeks since an outbreak in the country.

25-Mar-2020
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