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Top brass of MP health dept under quarantine after 11 test positive

The number of officials who tested positive on Sunday, including an additional director, a joint director and four deputy directors, has thrown the health department into a tizzy and has driven several other officers from health and other departments into self-quarantine.

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India’s Covid-19 toll hits 100; Delhi infection tally 503

Sixteen fresh deaths and 514 new infections were reported on Sunday, the 12th day of a national lockdown that has been put in place to break the chain of infections.

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52% CEOs say Covid-19, lockdown will result in job losses: CII survey

Fifty-two percent chief executive officers (CEO) across India have said that there could be job losses in various sectors after the lockdown period ends.

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Covid test result delayed, patient from Ghaziabad appeals on Twitter

Ghaziabad chief medical officer (CMO) Dr NK Gupta said generally, Covid-19 test reports are received in two to three days and his department was trying to expedite the process in the case of these patients.

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Mexican president pitches frugal economic plan against coronavirus

By Drazen Jorgic and Dave Graham MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's president unveiled a plan on Sunday to lift the

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South Korea reports fewer than 50 new coronavirus cases for first time since Feb. 29 peak

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea reported fewer than 50 new coronavirus cases on Monday for the first time since its

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UK's plan B if 'Team Johnson' is incapacitated? Answer is unclear

By Michael Holden and Kylie MacLellan LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's constitution offers no clear answer to the question now on

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Britain will tighten coronavirus restrictions if people flout rules

By Paul Sandle LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will be forced to impose more restrictions on outdoor exercise if people flout

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Canada coronavirus deaths jump 20%, Ottawa offers reservists full-time jobs

By David Ljunggren OTTAWA (Reuters) - The number of people killed by the coronavirus in Canada has jumped by just

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UAE to boost strategic stockpile, waive visa fines over coronavirus

By Alaa Swilam DUBAI (Reuters) - The United Arab Emirates will reinforce its stockpile of strategic goods and waive residency

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Timeline: UK PM Johnson's activities before his hospitalisation with coronavirus

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was admitted to hospital for tests on Sunday in what Downing Street

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China reports increase in new coronavirus cases on April 5; one death

BEIJING (Reuters) - Mainland China reported 39 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, all but one of them imported from abroad,

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India has closed its railways for the first time in 167 years. Now trains are being turned into hospitals

Normally, Indian Railways runs more than 20,000 passenger trains a day, on long-distance and suburban routes, from 7,349 stations across India.

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US stock futures rise and oil drops after OPEC meeting postponed

US stock futures and stock markets in Asia Pacific were up during Asian trading hours Monday. But oil futures fell, a sign that investors may be feeling pessimistic about whether a resolution to the price war between Saudi Arabia and Russia will really be coming this week.

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Comelec to decide on May 11 plebiscite to ratify division of Palawan

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has not decided yet whether to push through or not with the May 11 plebiscite to ratify the division of the province of Palawan.

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Trump voices hope for 'leveling-off' of coronavirus in U.S. hot spots

By Alexandra Alper and Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump expressed hope on Sunday that the United States

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US coronavirus fight enters crucial weeks as the number of cases tops 330,000

The next two weeks will be crucial in the United States' fight against the coronavirus, warn health officials, who are urging Americans to continue practicing social distancing measures.

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Solon urges gov’t to ensure delivery of free reproductive health supplies during lockdown

Albay 1st district Rep. Edcel Lagman urged the government on Monday to ensure the delivery of free reproductive health supplies and services to poor and marginalized communities during the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine (ECQ).

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Japan PM Abe set to declare state of emergency as soon as Tuesday - Yomiuri

By Linda Sieg and Chang-Ran Kim TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will declare a state of emergency

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'We'll meet again': Queen Elizabeth invokes WW2 spirit to defeat coronavirus

By Michael Holden LONDON (Reuters) - Queen Elizabeth told the British people on Sunday that they would overcome the coronavirus

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Fauci said he tested negative for coronavirus Saturday

The nation's top infectious disease expert said he tested negative for coronavirus Saturday when asked why he wasn't wearing a face mask as the pandemic spreads across the nation.

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Australian shares rise on slowing coronavirus spread; New Zealand retreats

By Sameer Manekar (Reuters) - Australian shares rose more than 3% on Monday, driven by financials and miners, as hopes

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Former DENR Secretary Jun Factoran passes away

Former Department of Environment and Natural Resources Secretary (DENR) Fulgencio "Jun" Factoran Jr. passed away on Palm Sunday, April 5 following a lingering illness. He was 76.

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Scots' medical chief resigns after flouting own coronavirus rules

By Paul Sandle LONDON (Reuters) - Scotland's Chief Medical Officer Catherine Calderwood resigned on Sunday after she broke her own

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