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    Indian workers across US seek visa extensions amid corona crisis

    Washington: Amid the coronavirus pandemic, Indian workers across America have sought extensions of their US visas over concerns of losing work status due to soon-to-expire visas or delayed extensions, a media report said. Immigration attorneys and immigration think tanks were trying hard to find a solution, the American Bazaar said in the report Friday, adding that several...

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    Coronavirus: US government to airlift over 2,000 American citizens stranded in India

    Washington: The US government is making arrangements to airlift over 2,000 American citizens stranded in India due to the suspension of flights and the lockdown in the country to limit the spread of the cornovirus pandemic, the State Department has said. Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday announced a three-week lockdown in the country as part of measures to...

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    Global coronavirus infections move past 6 lakh, over 27,862 dead

    Washington: The total number of global coronavirus cases has increased to 601,478, while the death toll stood at 27,862, the latest update by the Washington-based Johns Hopkins University revealed Saturday. Besides the cases and deaths, a total of 131,826 people have recovered from the disease, Xinhua news agency quoted the update maintained by the varsity's Center for Systems...

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    Hindu temple in Abu Dhabi holds online 'satsangs'

    Abu Dhabi: With religious services suspended across the United Arab Emirates (UAE) due to the coronavirus pandemic, a Hindu temple in Abu Dhabi has been holding a webcast of weekly 'satsang sabha' Friday evenings in an effort to help the faithful remain calm, a media report said Saturday. 'In light of the current global coronavirus pandemic, to assist with the government's efforts to contain the...

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    Don't use coronavirus as excuse to fire people from jobs: Spain

    Madrid: The Spanish government has banned layoffs during the coronavirus pandemic in the country, saying it had put enough measures in place for temporary leaves to be granted to employees instead. Employment Minister Yolanda Diaz told a press conference Friday that nobody was 'allowed to use COVID-19 as an excuse to fire people', reports Efe news. 'It is not necessary to fire...

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    Pak PM Imran Khan to set up 'Corona Tigers Relief Force', a youth organization to fight COVID-19

    Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said that his government has decided to set up a 'Corona Tigers Relief Force' which would enlist youth volunteers from across the country to help deal with coronavirus relief efforts. 'We have a large youth population in our country which is our asset; we need youngsters in the fight against...

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    Total number of COVID-19 cases exceeds 30,000 in Iran

    Cairo: Iran announced 144 new deaths from COVID-19 and 2,926 new cases of infection. Meanwhile, Turkey's number of COVID-19 infections kept rising fast as the second hardest-hit country in the Middle East. The latest figures Friday brought Iran's death toll to 2,378, as the total number of COVID-19 cases surged to 32,332, of whom 11,133 have recovered. Friday, Iran started the implementation...

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    Zero reports of new COVID-19 cases in China's Wuhan

    Wuhan: No new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) were reported Friday in Wuhan, the former hardest-hit city in central China's Hubei Province. The province also registered no increase in new COVID-19 cases on Friday, according to its health commission. Hubei saw three new deaths, all of which were in Wuhan. IANS

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    Newborns test COVID-19 positive

    Beijing: Amid the fast-spreading coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, which has currently infected over 5 lakh people worldwide, researchers have found that three newborns with coronavirus may have got the disease from their mother during pregnancy or childbirth in China. According to the study, published in the journal JAMA, with the sharp increase in the number of infections, the number of pregnant women and...

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    Wuhan no longer at 'risk' due to coronavirus

    Wuhan: The Chinese city of Wuhan, where the coronavirus pandemic originated last December, has had its COVID-19 risk evaluation downgraded from 'high risk' to 'medium risk', a local health official said Friday. Speaking at a news conference here, Liu Dongru, deputy head of Hubei province's health commission, said coronavirus risk evaluation for five districts of Xinzhou, Huangpi, Jiangxia, Caidian...

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