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Boris Johnson receives oxygen treatment in ICU amid questions about who’s running the UK

LONDON: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been receiving oxygen treatment for coronavirus in intensive care, a senior member of the Cabinet confirmed. Cabinet Office minister Michael Gove said in an interview with the BBC that the Prime Minister was "not on a ventilator" but had "received oxygen support." He told BBC Radio 4's Today program that Johnson was "receiving the very best care"...

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Boris Johnson receives oxygen treatment in ICU amid questions about who’s running the UK

LONDON: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been receiving oxygen treatment for coronavirus in intensive care, a senior member of the Cabinet confirmed. Cabinet Office minister Michael Gove said in an interview with the BBC that the Prime Minister was "not on a ventilator" but had "received oxygen support." He told BBC Radio 4's Today program that Johnson was "receiving the very best care"...

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PM Johnson is doing well, expected back at his office shortly: minister

LONDON: Prime Minister Boris Johnson is "doing well" and is expected to be back at his office shortly, housing minister Robert Jenrick said on Monday after the British leader was admitted to hospital on Sunday night. "He'll stay in hospital as long as he needs to do that, but I've heard that he's doing well and I very much look...

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Trump warns of big rise in coronavirus fatalities in US

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump on Saturday rejected the criticism that his government was late in responding to the coronavirus pandemic and warned of a big spike in the fatalities from the virus. "There's going to be a lot of death," Trump said at a briefing with reporters. He pushed back on criticism that the federal government has not done enough...

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Junoon guitarist Salman Ahmad tests positive for coronavirus

Pakistani singer and guitarist Salman Ahmad tested positive for the coronavirus on Saturday. The singer, who was in New York for his musical projects, had gotten tested after he experienced symptoms of the virus. Ahmad could not return to Pakistan as international flight operations were suspended in the country due to the lockdown. The singer had gotten himself tested three...

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Economic fallout from coronavirus epidemic ‘much worse than the global financial crisis,’ says IMF chief

International Monetary Fund's (IMF) managing director has said the coronavirus pandemic which has brought the global economy to a standstill and plunged the world into a recession as “way worse” than the global financial crisis a decade ago. The IMF’s managing director, Kristalina Georgieva, speaking at a rare joint news conference with the leader of the World Health Organisation (WHO),...

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PM Khan thanks Facebook COO for coronavirus campaign collaboration

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday thanked Chief Operating Officer Facebook Sheryl Sandberg for the awareness campaign the social media service’s team is running in collaboration with the federal government. “Thank you for your partnership. I am so glad we are working together to provide timely, accurate information and help people fight the coronavirus in Pakistan,” Facebook’s COO said. PM...

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Confirmed coronavirus cases surpass one million globally

The coronavirus pandemic has affected more than one million people globally, according to a Reuters tally of official data as the world grapples to contain the spread of the virus that has claimed over 52,000 lives. Italy had the most deaths, more than 13,900, followed by Spain. The United States had the most confirmed cases of any country, more than...

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Coronavirus lockdown: HRW urges Pakistan to take special measures to protect workers’ welfare

The Human Rights Watch (HRW) has urged the Pakistani government to take urgent steps to mitigate the economic impact of coronavirus on the most vulnerable workers in the country. In a statement released by HRW on Wednesday, the group urged the government to adopt measures to protect workers from suffering a loss of income which they believe can push them...

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Indian cricketers come under fire after backing Shahid Afridi’s coronavirus fund

Indian cricketers Yuvraj Singh and Harbhajan Singh faced scathing criticism from triggered Indian social media users after they declared support for former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi's foundation in its fight against the coronavirus pandemic. Afridi's appeal for donations to help people affected by the deadly virus in Pakistan has had overwhelming support from leading cricketers. Harbhajan urged people to contribute...

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Coronavirus outbreak: Europe records highest daily tally, US toll nears 4,000

Deaths from the coronavirus spiked in Europe on Tuesday with Spain, France and Britain reporting their highest daily tolls to date, as field hospitals shot up across New York, the epicentre of the US outbreak bracing for dark times ahead. With more than 40,000 killed by the disease barrelling around the globe, the United States, already home to the largest...

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US coronavirus death toll surges past 3,000 on deadliest day of rising health crisis

NEW YORK: The US death toll from the coronavirus pandemic climbed past 3,000 on Monday, the deadliest day yet in the country's mounting crisis, while New York cheered the arrival of a gleaming 1,000-bed US Navy hospital ship as a sign of hope in the city's desperate fight. In a grim new milestones marking the spread of the virus, total...

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Spain hardens restrictions as coronavirus death toll mounts, lockdown extension looms in Italy

Spain prepared to enter its third week under near-total lockdown on Sunday, as the government approved a strengthening of measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus and the death toll rose by 838 cases overnight to 6,528. Second only to Italy in fatalities, Spain also saw infections rise to 78,797 from 72,248 the day before. Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez,...

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Global coronavirus death toll surges pass 30,000

ROME: The global death toll from the Covid-19 crossed 30,000 as US President Donald Trump pulled back on putting the hard-hit New York region under quarantine. Up to one-third of the world’s population is under lockdown as the virus leaves its devastating imprint on nearly every aspect of society: wiping out millions of jobs, straining health care services and weighing...

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US surges past 100,000 cases of COVID-19 after becoming world epicenter for virus

The United States has hit a landmark of more than 100,000 coronavirus infections, widening the gap over other afflicted nations as it solidifies its place as the world’s top hot spot for the lethal illness. With the latest update from Johns Hopkins University’s Covid-19 tracker, the US has tallied 100,717 cases of the virus, surpassing Italy, the next hardest-hit country,...

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UK PM Boris Johnson tests positive for coronavirus, will self isolate

LONDON: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for coronavirus, Downing Street has said. Mr Johnson has mild symptoms and will self-isolate in Downing Street. "He was tested for coronavirus on the personal advice of England's chief medical officer, Professor Chris Whitty," a statement said. He will still be in charge of the government's handling of the crisis, the...

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US tops world in coronavirus cases, surpassing China and Italy

WASHINGTON: The United States on Thursday took the grim title of the country with the most coronavirus infections and reported a record surge in unemployment as world leaders vowed $5 trillion to stave off global economic collapse. More than 500,000 people around the world have now contracted the new coronavirus, overwhelming healthcare systems even in wealthy nations and triggering an...

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