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Famed India cricket stadium to be used for coronavirus quarantine

Famed India cricket stadium to be used for coronavirus quarantine

Kolkata's legendary Eden Gardens cricket stadium is to be used as a quarantine centre for Indian police who have the coronavirus, officials said Saturday.

California to release 8,000 more prisoners over virus fears

California to release 8,000 more prisoners over virus fears

California will release up to 8,000 more prisoners to reduce the spread of the coronavirus in its crowded jails, according to authorities in the US state, one of the hardest hit by the pandemic.

WHO urges aggressive virus measures as flare-ups spark new closures

WHO urges aggressive virus measures as flare-ups spark new closures

The World Health Organisation has urged countries grappling with coronavirus to step up control measures, saying it is still possible to rein it in, as some nations clamp fresh restrictions on citizens.

French bus driver dies after attack over mask-wearing rules

French bus driver dies after attack over mask-wearing rules

A French bus driver who was badly beaten by passengers after asking them to wear face masks in line with coronavirus rules has died, his family said, sparking tributes from political leaders who condemned his ‘cowardly’ attackers.

Foreign students fear deportation over Trump visa threat

Foreign students fear deportation over Trump visa threat

Pakistani student Taimoor Ahmed is one of hundreds of thousands of foreigners enrolled in American universities now fearing for their future after Donald Trump's administration threatened to revoke their visas.

Education, health ministers discuss back-to-school scenarios

Education, health ministers discuss back-to-school scenarios

?HE the Minister of Education and Higher Education Dr Mohamed Abdul Wahed Ali al-Hammadi on Wednesday held a virtual meeting with HE the Minister of Public Health Dr Hanan Mohamed al-Kuwari ...

Al Rayyan Stadium project achieves significant health and safety milestone

Al Rayyan Stadium project achieves significant health and safety milestone

Al Rayyan Stadium has achieved a significant FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 milestone by becoming the first project site to reach 20 million working hours on two occasions without a lost time injury.

QRCS provides vital medical supplies for Yemen health facilities

QRCS provides vital medical supplies for Yemen health facilities

The Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) continues to support the healthcare sector in Yemen to face the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

Qatar Airways increases health and safety measures onboard

Qatar Airways increases health and safety measures onboard

Qatar Airways has increased its health and safety measures onboard by introducing new personal protective equipment (PPE) for customers and cabin crew.

Sri Lanka lifts virus lockdown, says 'no community spread'

Sri Lanka lifts virus lockdown, says 'no community spread'

Sri Lanka's nationwide lockdown was lifted Sunday after a selective curfew a month ago was reimposed during a surge in coronavirus infections, the country's president said.

China puts half a million people in lockdown as Beijing fights new cluster

China puts half a million people in lockdown as Beijing fights new cluster

China imposed a strict lockdown on nearly half a million people in a province surrounding the capital to contain a fresh coronavirus cluster on Sunday, as authorities warned the outbreak was still ‘severe ...

India passes 500,000 coronavirus cases

India passes 500,000 coronavirus cases

India now has more than 500,000 confirmed coronavirus cases, according to government figures released Saturday that showed a record daily leap of 18,500 new infections.