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India coronavirus cases rise as millions return home

India coronavirus cases rise as millions return home

Indian states witnessing millions of migrant labourers returning from the big cities are recording rising coronavirus infections, officials said on Tuesday, fearing that the pandemic could spread through villages

Russia reports record coronavirus deaths, recoveries

Russia reports record coronavirus deaths, recoveries

Russia on Tuesday recorded its highest daily coronavirus death toll of 174 but said more than 12,000 people had also recovered over the past 24 hours.

German government plans to lift travel warning for 31 countries

German government plans to lift travel warning for 31 countries

The German government is planning to lift a travel warning for tourists for 31 European countries from June 15, ending an unprecedented directive against all international travel.

Philippines' Duterte says no school until there is a virus vaccine

Philippines' Duterte says no school until there is a virus vaccine

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said he will not allow students to go back to school until a coronavirus vaccine is available, even as some countries resume in-person classes.

World coronavirus cases top 5.5 million

World coronavirus cases top 5.5 million

More than 5.5 million cases of the new coronavirus have been officially declared in the world, more than two-thirds of them in Europe and the United States, according to a tally compiled by AFP from official sources as of 0740 GMT on Tuesday.

Fujifilm COVID-19 drug research spills into June, dashing hopes of quick approval

Fujifilm COVID-19 drug research spills into June, dashing hopes of quick approval

Fujifilm Holdings Corp will continue research on Avigan into June, Japan's government said on Tuesday, effectively dashing hopes by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe that the drug would be approved as a Covid-19 treatment this month.

Afghanistan to free 900 more Taliban prisoners

Afghanistan to free 900 more Taliban prisoners

Afghan authorities plan to release 900 more Taliban prisoners Tuesday, as a rare ceasefire by the insurgents entered its third and last day.

India's Glenmark to study potential Covid-19 drug combination

India's Glenmark to study potential Covid-19 drug combination

Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd said on Tuesday it will begin a new clinical trial in India to test a combination of two anti-viral drugs, favipiravir and umifenovir, as a potential Covid-19 treatment.

Confusion, jitters as domestic flights resume

Confusion, jitters as domestic flights resume

Domestic flights resumed yesterday even as coronavirus cases surge, while confusion about quarantine rules prompted jitters among passengers and the cancellation of dozens of planes.

Curbs reconsidered as virus cases spike

Curbs reconsidered as virus cases spike

President Dr Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan, while congratulating the nation on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr, have urged the people to keep adhering to the precautionary measures as the whole world is being ravaged by the deadly coronavirus pandemic.

Military fully ready for threat spectrum, says army chief

Military fully ready for threat spectrum, says army chief

Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa has said that Kashmir is a disputed territory and that any attempt to challenge the “disputed” status, including any political and military thought related to aggression, will be responded with full national resolve and military might.

PIA pilot ‘ignored’ warnings from air traffic control

PIA pilot ‘ignored’ warnings from air traffic control

The pilot of the ill-fated Pakistan International Airline (PIA) plane that crashed a couple of days ago had ignored warnings from air traffic control about the plane’s height and speed as the aircraft approached for landing.

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