Two pet cats test positive for Covid19 in New York

Two pet cats test positive for Covid19 in New York

NEW YORK: Two cats in New York State have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, marking the first confirmed case of the COVID-19 infection in pets in the US, according to health authorities. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Veterinary Services Laboratories (NVSL) […]

WHO becoming tool of ‘Chinese propaganda’: US

WHO becoming tool of ‘Chinese propaganda’: US

WASHINGTON: The World Health Organization has become a tool of the “Chinese propaganda”, the Trump administration has alleged, asserting that the global health agency has lost all its credibility during the ongoing coronavirus crisis. US President Donald Trump recently announced he would put a hold on America’s funding to the World Health Organization (WHO), accusing […]

Coronavirus death toll rises for second consecutive day in Spain, 435 dead in 24 hours

Coronavirus death toll rises for second consecutive day in Spain, 435 dead in 24 hours

MADRID: Spain on Wednesday said another 435 people died of coronavirus in the past 24 hours, a slight increase in the figures for a second day running and bringing the overall death toll to 21,717. Spain has suffered the third-highest number of COVID-19 deaths in the world after the United States and Italy, with infections […]

Pak doctors plead govt to review decision to allow congregational Ramzan prayers in mosques

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s senior doctors based in the county and abroad have urged the Imran Khan government to review its decision to allow congregational prayers in mosques during the month of Ramzan amid the coronavirus outbreak which has infected more than 10,000 people. The Pakistan government has succumbed to pressure from the hardline clerics and allowed […]

India’s envoy in UAE reminds diaspora of rule of law amidst outrage over ‘Islamophobic’ slurs

India’s envoy in UAE reminds diaspora of rule of law amidst outrage over ‘Islamophobic’ slurs

DUBAI: India’s ambassador in the UAE has reminded the diaspora living in the Gulf country of the importance of adhering to the rule of law, saying discrimination is against “our moral fabric” as some Indians posted “Islamophobic” comments on social media platforms, triggering outrage from the Arab citizens. Ambassador of India to the UAE Pavan […]

Days after meeting Pak PM Imran Khan, man tests COVID-19 positive

Days after meeting Pak PM Imran Khan, man tests COVID-19 positive

ISLAMABAD: The son of a well-known Pakistani philanthropist, who met Prime Minister Imran Khan last week, has been tested positive for the coronavirus. Faisal Edhi, the son of famous philanthropist Abdul Sattar Edhi and chairman of the Edhi Foundation, started showing symptoms last week soon after meeting with Prime Minister Khan in Islamabad on April […]

Rush to relax virus lockdown restrictions could cause resurgence: WHO

Rush to relax virus lockdown restrictions could cause resurgence: WHO

BANGKOK: The World Health Organisation said Tuesday that rushing to ease coronavirus restrictions will likely lead to a resurgence of the illness, a warning that comes as governments start rolling out plans to get their economies up and running again. “This is not the time to be lax. Instead, we need to ready ourselves for […]

US wants to send team of experts inside China for COVID-19 probe: Trump

US wants to send team of experts inside China for COVID-19 probe: Trump

WASHINGTON: The US wants to send a team of experts to China to investigate coronavirus, President Donald Trump has said, a day after he warned Beijing of “consequences” if it was knowingly responsible for the spread of COVID-19 which has killed more than 165,000 people globally, including over 41,000 in America. Describing the coronavirus as […]

Show ‘self-discipline’, stay indoors to combat COVID-19: Pak PM Imran Khan advises people

Show ‘self-discipline’, stay indoors to combat COVID-19: Pak PM Imran Khan advises people

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday urged the people of Pakistan to show “self discipline” and refrain from going outside to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus, which has killed nearly 170 and infected 8,516 people in the country. Prime Minister Khan’s remarks came days after he cautioned that Pakistan may see an […]

China ‘number one’ in coronavirus deaths, official toll ‘unrealistic’: Trump

China ‘number one’ in coronavirus deaths, official toll ‘unrealistic’: Trump

WASHINGTON: S President Donald Trump has cast doubt on the accuracy of China’s official coronavirus death toll, terming it “unrealistic” and claiming that the actual number was “way ahead” of the US’ which is not the world’s “number one” country in terms of Covid-19 fatalities. Trump’s comments have come two days after another 1,300 fatalities […]