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Retired doctors, medics abroad answer coronavirus calls

Retired doctors, medics abroad answer coronavirus calls

On a St. Patrick's Day like no other last month, Irish Health Minister Simon Harris launched a recruitment drive to tackle the coronavirus outbreak with a stark message: ‘Your country needs you.’

Men wearing face masks rob Berlin petrol station

Men wearing face masks rob Berlin petrol station

Three robbers in Berlin saw the coronavirus pandemic as an opportunity, donning face masks to plunder a petrol station in the German capital, police said on Wednesday.

Postcards from Wuhan: residents tell the world to stay strong, stay indoors

Postcards from Wuhan: residents tell the world to stay strong, stay indoors

Life in the Chinese city of Wuhan, where the coronavirus first emerged, is slowly returning to normal as the government relaxes a more than two-month-old lockdown

Russian plane heads to US with supplies for virus fight

Russian plane heads to US with supplies for virus fight

A Russian military plane carrying medical equipment has departed for the United States, the defence ministry in Moscow said Wednesday

Taiwan to spend $35bn fighting virus, to donate 10mn masks

Taiwan to spend $35bn fighting virus, to donate 10mn masks

Taiwan dramatically upped its estimate for how much it would spend helping the economy deal with the impact of the coronavirus to $35 billion on Wednesday, and said it would donate 10 million face masks

US air strikes killed civilians in Somalia, Amnesty International says

US air strikes killed civilians in Somalia, Amnesty International says

US air strikes in Somalia killed two civilians and injured three in February, human rights watchdog Amnesty International said on Wednesday

Asia's factory activity plunges as coronavirus shock deepens

Asia's factory activity plunges as coronavirus shock deepens

Factory activity contracted sharply across most of Asia in March as the coronavirus pandemic paralyzed economic activity across the globe, with sharp falls in export power-houses Japan and South Korea

China starts to report asymptomatic coronavirus cases

China starts to report asymptomatic coronavirus cases

Chinese health authorities began on Wednesday reporting on asymptomatic cases of the coronavirus as part of an effort to allay public fears that people could be spreading the virus without knowing they are infected with it.

Doctors fight Covid-19 with raincoats, helmets

Doctors fight Covid-19 with raincoats, helmets

Shortages of protective health gear in India are forcing some doctors to use raincoats and motorbike helmets while fighting the coronavirus, exposing the weak state of the public health system ahead of an anticipated surge in Covid-19 cases.

Maharashtra coronavirus positive cases surge to 302

Maharashtra coronavirus positive cases surge to 302

In the sharpest spurt since the lockdown started, Maharashtra recorded a staggering 302 Covid-19 positive cases with the highest number from Mumbai, officials said yesterday.

India plans to buy protective health gear from China despite concerns

India plans to buy protective health gear from China despite concerns

India will buy ventilators and masks from China to help it deal with the coronavirus, a government official said yesterday, even though some countries in Europe had complained about the quality of the equipment.

Imran calls in Rangers over Sindh supply lines ‘failure’

Imran calls in Rangers over Sindh supply lines ‘failure’

Prime Minister Imran Khan had directed the Sindh Rangers to ensure that supply of goods from Sindh is maintained after it was found that the provincial government had failed to implement a transport agreement “in true spirit”.

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