US varsities suspend regular classes, switch to online teaching amid coronavirus scare

Washington D.C. [USA], Mar 11 (ANI): At least a dozen colleges and universities across the United States, including schools in the University of California, have cancelled in-person classes and switched to teaching their courses online as the battle…

Panama reports first coronavirus death in central America

Panama City [Panama], Mar 11 (ANI): Panama's health minister Rosario Turner on Tuesday confirmed one coronavirus death case, the first virus-linked fatality in central America."Of the eight patients we are reporting, one person is in intensive care, an...

Turkey, Bolivia confirm first cases of coronavirus

Ankara[Turkey], Mar 11 (ANI): Turkey on early Wednesday announced its first case of the novel coronavirus. Bolivia in South America has also announced the country's first two cases of coronavirus."A male citizen tested positive for the coronavirus in…

Coronavirus cases in Italy jump to over 8,500, death toll at 631

Rome [Italy], Mar 11 (ANI): Italy on Tuesday confirmed that 8,514 people have tested positive for the coronavirus and 631 have died since the epidemic first emerged in the country's northern region last month.In addition, a total of…

China’s Hubei province reports 13 new coronavirus cases, 22 deaths

Wuhan [China], Mar 11 (ANI): Hubei province in central China has reported 13 new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus disease, officially known as COVID-19, all of which were in Wuhan, the provincial capital and epicentre of the…

Biden wins Missouri, Mississippi Democratic primary

Washington [US], Mar 11 (ANI): Former Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday defeated Senator Bernie Sanders in Mississippi and Missouri Democratic primary, The Hill reported.The states will award a total of 104 delegates. According to the New York…

UK Health Minister diagnosed with coronavirus

London [UK], Mar 11 (ANI): United Kingdom Health Minister Nadine Dorries was diagnosed with coronavirus on Tuesday.Dorries, in a statement, said she that took all the advised precautions and have been self isolating at home.Dorries, who has served…

Death toll from coronavirus in US reaches 29

Washington [US], Mar 11 (Sputnik/ANI): Washington health authorities confirmed that the state's coronavirus death toll has reached 24, bringing the US total to 29.Some 267 people in Washington state have contracted coronavirus since the first case was ...

Turkey reports first coronavirus case

Ankara [Turkey], Mar 11 (Sputnik/ANI): Turkey on Wednesday reported the first case of coronavirus.Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said the patient was a man who had recently returned from a trip to Europe.More than 100,000 people have already been…

COVID-19 : Air Canada suspends flights to Italy

Ottawa [Canada], Mar 11 (Sputnik/ANI): Canada's national carrier is suspending flights to Italy beginning Wednesday till May 1, Air Canada spokesperson Peter Fitzpatrick said in a statement to Sputnik."Due to Italian government regulations and ongoing ...

Indian envoy meets congressman McCaul, discusses India-US relations

Washington [US], Mar 11 (ANI): Indian envoy Taranjit Singh Sandhu met US congressman Michael McCaul here on Tuesday and discussed strategic India and US relations. Sandhu and the Minority Leader on the House Foreign Affairs Committee McCaul also…

Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders cancel their rallies amid coronavirus concerns

Washington [US], Mar 11 (ANI): US Senator Bernie Sanders and former Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday cancelled their respective elections rallies amid rising concerns over the spread of the coronavirus.Both Democrats presidential nominees announced ...

Pakistan confirms 19 coronavirus cases

Islamabad [Pakistan], Mar 11 (ANI): The number of people infected with coronavirus in Pakistan rose to 19 on Tuesday.The maximum number of cases were reported from Sindh province--15.Besides Sindh, three confirmed cases are reported from Gilgit-Baltist...

Afghan President Ghani signs decree to release Taliban prisoners

Kabul [Afghanistan], Mar 11 (ANI): Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday signed a much-awaited decree that would facilitate the release of the Taliban prisoners. The release of prisoners was a part of a peace deal signed by the…

Pakistan violating human rights in PoK, Gilgit: activists at UNHRC

Geneva [Switzerland], Mar 10 (ANI): Political activists from Pakistan occupied Kashmir have urged the UN Human Rights Council to protect their rights and save them from "Pakistan's oppression".Speaking at the 43rd Session of Human Rights Council in Gen...

Kashmiris hold anti-Pak protest against oppression, cross-border terrorism

Geneva [Switzerland], Mar 10 (ANI): Political activists from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) held a protest against Islamabad for the oppression of indigenous people, exploitation of natural resources and sponsoring cross-border terrorism in the region...

Nepal Airlines suspends Doha flights amid coronavirus concerns

Kathmandu [Nepal], Mar 10 (ANI): Nepal Airlines, country's national flag carrier, has temporarily suspended the flights to and from Qatar's capital city of Doha as part of the preventive measure to contain the spread of novel coronavirus.In a…

Sindh reports 2 more cases of coronavirus; provincial total at 15

Karachi (Sindh) [Pakistan], Mar 10 (ANI): Pakistan's southern province of Sindh on Tuesday reported two more cases of the novel coronavirus, bringing the total number of those infected from the disease to 15 in that province alone.The first…

Iran sees deadliest day of coronavirus outbreak with 54 deaths

Tehran [Iran], Mar 10 (ANI): Fifty-four people died from novel coronavirus in Iran in the past 24 hours, surging the death toll from the infection to 291 -- the highest in Asia outside of China, while a total…

All 16 temporary hospitals in coronavirus-hit Wuhan closed

Wuhan [China], Mar 10 (Xinhua/ANI): The last two temporary hospitals in Wuhan, the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak in central China's Hubei Province, were shut down on Tuesday, marking the closure of all 16 temporary hospitals in the…

Israel’s confirmed COVID-19 toll reaches 50

Jerusalem [Israel], Mar 10 (ANI): Eleven new cases of the novel coronavirus have been reported in Israel which raised the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 50, according to the Israeli Ministry of Health.The Health…

Italy under complete lockdown as coronavirus cases surge over 9,000

Rome [Italy], Mar 10 (ANI): Italy was placed under a complete lockdown after the total number of confirmed cases of coronavirus surged to 9,172 on Monday (local time), the most in any European country.Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte also…

Sindh Authorities to issue advisory on public gatherings after Covid-19 tally reaches 13

Karachi [Pakistan], Mar 10 (ANI): Authorities in the Sindh province of Pakistan are likely to issue an advisory on large public gatherings after nine more coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Karachi.The cases reported on Monday are the…

Latin American nations report 100 confirmed COVID-19 cases

Mexico City [Mexico], Mar 10 (ANI): Latin American countries have stepped up vigilance to contain the spread of novel coronavirus, which has affected nearly 100 people.Chile has reported three new cases of COVID-19, taking the confirmed cases to…

Boeing employee at Everett facility diagnosed with coronavirus

Washington D.C. [USA], Mar 10 (ANI): American aerospace company, Boeing on Tuesday confirmed that an employee at its Everett facility, Washington, has tested positive for coronavirus and is now in quarantine receiving care and treatment."We have notifi...

Japan’s Cabinet approves bill enabling Abe to declare state of emergency amid COVID-19 outbreak

Tokyo [Japan], Mar 10 (Xinhua/ANI): The Cabinet on Tuesday approved a special bill to enable better provisions to be made to combat the coronavirus, officially known as COVID-19, outbreak and empowering Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to declare…

US lawmakers self-quarantine after exposure to COVID-19 patients

Washington D.C. [USA], Mar 10 (ANI): Several US lawmakers have self-quarantined themselves after coming into contact with individuals who have tested positive for coronavirus infection.Congressman Doug Collins on Monday said that the organisers of late...

Australia reports 100 Covid-19 cases, three deaths

Canberra [Australia], Mar 10 (ANI): The number of confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus infection has hit triple digits in Australia.The Australian Department of Health revealed that as of March 10 morning, there have been 100 confirmed cases…

US begins troop withdrawal from Afghanistan 10 days after inking deal with Taliban

Kabul [Afghanistan], Mar 10 (ANI): The US has started withdrawing troops from Afghanistan, a spokesman for US Forces in Afghanistan said on Monday, exactly 10 days after the United States signed a deal with the Taliban in Doha…

Coronavirus cases rise to 5 in Afghanistan, confirms Health Ministry

Kabul [Afghanistan], Mar 10 (ANI): One positive case of the deadly coronavirus was registered in northern Samangan province, the Ministry of Health reported on Tuesday, which brings the total number of confirmed cases in Afghanistan to five, Tolo…

Coronavirus: Xi Jinping pays first visit to outbreak epicentre Wuhan

Beijing [China], Mar 10 (ANI): Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday arrived in Wuhan -- in Hubei Province -- on his first-ever visit to the epicentre of the novel coronavirus outbreak, for an inspection of the epidemic prevention…

Japan imposes stricter restrictions on visitors from China, South Korea amid Covid-19 threat

Tokyo [Japan], Mar 10 (Xinhua/ANI): Japan has imposed stricter travel restrictions for visitors from South Korea and China, which will last through the end of March, as part of enhanced efforts by the government to contain the coronavirus…

Indian envoy meets Senator Jim Risch to strengthen India-US relations

Washington [US], Mar 10 (ANI): Indian Ambassador to the US, Taranjit Singh Sandhu, on Monday met Senator Jim Risch and discussed ways to strengthen India and US relations.Sandu and the Republican chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee,…

Coronavirus: Death toll reaches 3,136 in China

Beijing [China], Mar 10 (ANI): China reported 17 death on Monday from coronavirus taking the death toll by the deadly infection to 3,136 in the country. The number of cases of infection exceeded 80,750 and over 59, 000…

Coronavirus : Trump proposes payroll tax cut

Washington [US], Mar 10 (ANI): US President Donald Trump on Monday said that his coronavirus task force will meet Senate and House Republicans on Tuesday to discuss a possible payroll tax cut or relief that would provide a…

Over 28,600 infected with coronavirus outside China: WHO

Geneva, [Switzerland], Mar 10 (Sputnik/ANI): The World Health Organization (WHO) has registered over 3,940 new cases of infection with the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outside of China, whereas the total number of infected people exceeded 28,60...

US strongly opposes action to form parallel govt in Afghanistan: Pompeo

Washington [US], Mar 10 (ANI): Asserting that the United States strongly supports a "unified and sovereign" Afghanistan, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday said Washington "strongly opposes" any action to form a parallel government in Kabul.This ...

Pakistan must dismantle terror infrastructure in PoK, says exiled leader

Geneva [Switzerland], Mar 10 (ANI): A leader from Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) lambasted Pakistan for using the occupied territory as a "launching pad for terrorists" and extremists. Speaking on the sidelines of a conference titled, "State of Jammu…

Harry, Meghan made farewell appearance at Royal event

London [UK], Mar 10 (ANI): Prince Harry and Meghan made their final official appearance as senior royals at the Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey on Monday.The Duke and Duchess of Sussex joined the Queen and other key…

Canada reports first coronavirus death

Ottawa [Canada], Mar 10 (ANI): Canada reported its first death from coronavirus on Monday.The deceased has been identified as a resident of the Lynn Valley Care Center in British Columbia."We, unfortunately, have had a death here in British…

Coronavirus: Death toll in Italy shoots up to 463

Rome [Italy], Mar 10 (Sputnik/ANI): Italy's death toll from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) grew by 96 to 463 over the past 24 hours, with the total number of infected people exceeding 9,100, Angelo Borrelli, the head of the…

MP political crisis : Congress to hold legislative party meeting today

Bhopal [Madhya Pradesh], Mar 10 (ANI): Amid the ongoing political crisis in the state, Congress party will hold a legislative party meeting today.This comes in the backdrop of the resignations by Cabinet ministers who were present in the…

Nepal suspends visa-on-arrival services for three more coronavirus-hit countries

Kathmandu [Nepal], Mar 9 (ANI): Nepal on Monday temporarily suspended its visa on arrival services for nationals of three more countries -- Spain, France, and Germany -- effective from Tuesday, as part of the measures to contain the…

WHO chief says threat of coronavirus becoming pandemic now ‘very real’

Geneva [Switzerland], Mar 9 (Sputnik/ANI): World Health Organization Director-General, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said on Monday that the threat of the coronavirus outbreak becoming a global pandemic was now "very real" after the deadly virus has spre...

Safe and in good shape, says Sudanese PM after escaping assassination attempt

Khartoum [Sudan], Mar 9 (ANI): Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok on Monday said that he was 'safe and in good shape' following an assassination attempt targeting his convoy in the capital city.Taking to Twitter, Hamdok said that Monday's…

FIR registered against JUIF leader, 11 others for disturbing Aurat March in Islamabad

Islamabad [Pakistan], Mar 9 (ANI): Islamabad's Koshar police have registered a First Information Report (FIR ) against Jamiat Ulema e-Islam (F) leader Maulana Abdul Majeed Hizravi and 11 other religious leaders for trying to disrupt Aurat March here.Ac...

Japanese PM to assess possible impact on rights in emergency declared amid coronavirus outbreak

Tokyo [Japan], Mar 9 (ANI): Amid the coronavirus outbreak, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday that he will fully assess the possible impact on individual rights if an emergency is declared in the country.He made the…

India, Afghanistan victims of cross-border terrorism by Pakistan: Experts

Geneva [Switzerland], Mar 9 (ANI): Political experts and human rights activists have accused Pakistan of promoting cross-border terrorism in India and Afghanistan during an event held in Geneva.Titled "International Seminar on Cross-Border Terrorism an...

Coronavirus: Indian consulate in Italy advises its nationals to comply with travel restrictions

Milan [Italy], Mar 9 (ANI): In view of the coronavirus outbreak in Italy, the Indian consulate in Milan said that several parts of the country have been placed in the "red zone", and advised Indian nationals to comply…

Eighth United States Forces Korea member tests positive for COVID-19

Seoul [South Korea], Mar 9 (ANI): A construction worker contracted by the United States Forces Korea (USFK) has tested positive for coronavirus related illness COVID-19, making this the eighth USFK-related patient.The worker is a South Korean and has…