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Cyclone Harold flattens homes, brings injuries in Fiji

Cyclone Harold flattens homes, brings injuries in Fiji

A deadly Pacific storm slammed into Fiji on Wednesday, tearing off roofs and flooding towns, after leaving a trail of destruction in the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu.

Britain's Johnson 'stable' in intensive care

Britain's Johnson 'stable' in intensive care

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was battling the coronavirus in intensive care on Tuesday, raising deep concerns about his health as the country recorded its highest daily death toll.

Germany debates easing restrictions after Easter

Germany debates easing restrictions after Easter

German politicians continued to debate yesterday whether stringent measures taken to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus should start being loosened after Easter, as cases in the country surpassed 100,000.

State leaders hesitate to end lockdown as cases surge

State leaders hesitate to end lockdown as cases surge

India’s 21-day lockdown is set to end next week but several state leaders have called for an extension or only a partial lifting of restrictions, saying this is the only way to avoid a coronavirus epidemic that will be difficult to tackle.

Govt eases drug export ban after Trump threat

Govt eases drug export ban after Trump threat

India announced yesterday a partial lifting of a fresh export ban on a malaria drug seen as a potential coronavirus treatment, after US President Donald Trump hinted at “retaliation”.

TikTok, Facebook asked to remove users spreading misinformation

TikTok, Facebook asked to remove users spreading misinformation

India has told Facebook and Chinese video app TikTok to remove users found to be spreading misinformation about the coronavirus following concern about videos intended to mislead Muslims, according to a government source and a letter seen by Reuters.

Doctors strike over coronavirus protection

Doctors strike over coronavirus protection

Doctors went on strike at two hospitals in Quetta yesterday, a day after police used force to break up and detain medics protesting a lack of gear to protect them against the coronavirus.

Wisconsin votes amid lockdown

Wisconsin votes amid lockdown

Wisconsin voters yesterday faced long lines at limited polling locations as the Midwestern state’s presidential primary and local elections moved ahead despite mounting fears about the coronavirus outbreak.

Hundreds of abandoned animals die at pet markets

Hundreds of abandoned animals die at pet markets

Abandoned when Pakistan’s largest cities went into lockdown, hundreds of caged cats, dogs and rabbits have been found dead inside pet markets hurriedly shuttered as the coronavirus spread.

Under coronavirus lockdown, Rwandans remember genocide from home

Under coronavirus lockdown, Rwandans remember genocide from home

Valerie Mukabayire lost her husband in Rwanda’s genocide. Now she and her family know they need to stay strong to honour his memory as they join the country’s fight against the coronavirus.

PM ‘stable in intensive care, not on ventilator’

PM ‘stable in intensive care, not on ventilator’

Prime Minister Boris Johnson was yesterday battling the coronavirus in intensive care, raising deep concerns about his health as the country recorded its highest daily death toll.

Paris institutes ban on jogging during the day

Paris institutes ban on jogging during the day

Paris officials announced yesterday that they would ban daytime jogging to keep people from bending anti-coronavirus lockdown rules, after France recorded its biggest daily jump in the death toll from the outbreak.

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