British PM Boris Johnson is ‘stable’ in ICU , says official

British PM Boris Johnson is ‘stable’ in ICU , says official

LONDON: British prime minister Boris Johnson was stable overnight in intensive care after suffering a deterioration of his COVID-19 symptoms and he remains in good spirits, his spokesman said on Tuesday. The spokesman told reporters the prime minister, who was admitted to hospital on Sunday, was receiving standard oxygen treatment and was breathing without any […]

Iran will never ask United States for coronavirus help: Report

Iran will never ask United States for coronavirus help: Report

DUBAI: Iran will never ask the United States for help in the fight against the new coronavirus, Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said on Monday. Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has rejected offers from Washington’s for humanitarian assistance to Iran, the Middle Eastern country so far most affected by the coronavirus, with 3,603 deaths […]

Accusing US of violations, Taliban says peace deal near breaking point

Accusing US of violations, Taliban says peace deal near breaking point

ISLAMABAD: The Taliban said their peace deal with the United States was nearing a breaking point, accusing Washington of violations that included drone attacks on civilians, while also chastising the Afghan government for delaying the release of 5,000 Taliban prisoners promised in the agreement. The Taliban said they had restricted attacks against Afghan security forces […]

Trump requests PM Modi to release Hydroxychloroquine ordered by US

Trump requests PM Modi to release Hydroxychloroquine ordered by US

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump has said that he has requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to release the amount of Hydroxychloroquine ordered by the United States after India last month banned the drugs for exports. Trump said that he spoke to Prime Minister Modi on Saturday morning and made a request to release Hydroxycholoroquine for […]

Covid-19 cases reaches 2,880 in Pakistan

Covid-19 cases reaches 2,880 in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: The number of coronavirus cases in Pakistan rose to 2,880, on Sunday, officials said.According to the Ministry of National Health Services, 45 people have died so far due to the viral infection in the country and 130 have recovered. While Punjab recorded 1,163 cases, Sindh reported 864, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KP) 372, Balochistan 185, Gilgit-Baltistan 206, […]

‘Worst yet to come’ for countries in conflict, says UN chief Antonio Guterres amid coronavirus crisis

‘Worst yet to come’ for countries in conflict, says UN chief Antonio Guterres amid coronavirus crisis

UNITED NATIONS, (UNITED STATES) :UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres Friday renewed his call for a global ceasefire, urging all parties to conflict to lay down arms and allow war-torn nations to combat the coronavirus pandemic. “The worst is yet to come,” Guterres said, referring to countries beset with fighting like Syria, Libya and Yemen. “The COVID-19 […]

WHO says coronavirus is spread by respiratory droplets, not through air

WHO says coronavirus is spread by respiratory droplets, not through air

BEIJING: The virus that causes the COVID-19 disease is primarily transmitted through “respiratory droplets and close contacts”, and does not seem to stay long in the air, a recent WHO publication said. Respiratory infections can be transmitted through droplets of different sizes, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said. Droplet transmission occurs when you have close […]

Saudi Arabia imposes 24-hour curfew in Mecca and Medina

Saudi Arabia imposes 24-hour curfew in Mecca and Medina

RIYADH: 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. The interior ministry said in a statement there were some exceptions, including for essential workers […]

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