Britain’s Johnson spends second night in intensive care

London: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was spending a second night in intensive care battling the coronavirus which has infected more than 55,000 across the country and killed nearly 6,200. “He stayed at work for you… now pray at home for him,” The Sun tabloid splashed across its front page Wednesday while the Daily Express said: […]

UN chief lauds WHO’s ‘tremendous work’ as Trump lashes out at ‘China centric’ world health body

United Nations:  The UN chief on Tuesday lauded the “tremendous work” of the World Health Organisation, even as US President Donald Trump accused the global health body of being “China centric” and criticised its handling of the coronavirus pandemic. “For the Secretary General, it is clear that WHO under the leadership of Dr Tedros (Adhanom […]

COVID-19: Trump threatens to freeze WHO funding, accuses it of being ‘China centric’

Washington:   President Donald Trump has threatened to put a “very powerful” hold on US’ funding to the World Health Organization, accusing the UN agency of being “very China centric” and criticising it for having “missed the call” in its response to the coronavirus pandemic. Trump slammed the global health agency for its early guidance aimed […]

Political prisoners should be among first released in pandemic response: UN rights chief

United Nations: The UN human rights body has urged nations to release individuals detained without sufficient legal basis, including political prisoners, as the world body stressed the need to take a very close look at incarcerations and reduce overcrowding in prisons to prevent catastrophic rates of COVID-19 infection. Rupert Colville, spokesperson for the UN High […]

KU extends logistic support to Health Dept to combat COVID-19

Srinagar: The University of Kashmir has decided to extend its logistic support to the Health Department of Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir in its fight against COVID-19. A statement issued by the varsity spokesperson said that a team comprising of officials from National Health Mission and Health Department UT of J&K on Monday had […]

Public movement in twin Bandipora villages restricted after fresh COVID-19 cases

Bandipora: District magistrate Bandipora has issued an order banning the movement of Public fully in two Villages of North Kashmir’s District Bandipora. The move comes after two more Coronavirus cases were detected positive in these areas. An order issued by District Magistrate Bandipora on Tuesday in this regard reads that “no movement of any individual […]

15 new COVID-19 cases in J&K, tally 125

Srinagar: Fifteen new COVID-19 cases were detected in J&K on Tuesday taking the total tally to 125 in the Union territory. The new cases comprise 9 in Kashmir and 6 in Jammu, Government Spokesperson Rohit Kansal tweeted this evening. He said that 118 of the cases were active comprising 94 in Kashmir and 24 and […]

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