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The Ministry of Education and Higher...

3,000-bed quarantine hospital set up within 72 hours by Ashghal

The Public Works Authority (Ashghal) has set up a 3,000-bed medical...

QDB ‘hackathon’ to tackle corona seeks innovators

Qatar Development Bank (QDB) launched an online portal to register...

Fuwairit Beach sees the first nesting of endangered turtle

The Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME), represented by...

Dr Mutaz al-Khatib

Addressing a pandemic from ethical and religious perspectives

Historical events such as the numerous deadly plagues and pandemics...

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Food security strategy helps Qatar face crises

Food security is an issue that’s at the forefront of Qatar’s...


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Lockdown helped avert bigger disaster, says govt

The government yesterday claimed initial success in its fight against the coronavirus epidemic, saying it would have been hit with 820,000 cases by next week had it not imposed a nationwide lockdown.

UK

Lockdown extension looms as PM’s health ‘improves’

Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s health “continues to improve” on his fourth day in Covid-19 intensive care, his spokesman said yesterday, while the government prepared to extend a nationwide lockdown.

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Pandemic gives shot in the arm to Cuba’s medical missions

Cuban doctors are back in global demand as overwhelmed national healthcare services tap their crisis experience as they battle with the coronavirus pandemic.


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Kuwait reports 78 new infections

The Kuwaiti Ministry of Health announced yesterday that 78 people...

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Iran says coronavirus death toll nearing 4,000

The total number of coronavirus cases in Iran has risen to more than...


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Sub-Saharan Africa poised for 1st recession in 25 years

Sub-Saharan Africa will suffer its first recession in 25 years as the coronavirus pandemic brings economies to a halt and disrupts world trade, the World Bank said.

Japan

Japanese economy facing extreme uncertainty: BoJ

Uncertainty over Japan’s economic outlook is “extremely high” as the coronavirus pandemic hits output and consumption, central bank governor Haruhiko Kuroda said, stressing his readiness to take additional monetary steps to prevent a deep recession.

Asian tycoons

Asian tycoons hunt for bargain deals after stock market rout

Asian tycoons are looking to snap up assets pummelled by the deadly coronavirus at bargain prices, but they are also facing hurdles as more governments seek to deter foreign takeovers of local firms.

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Asian stock markets rise as dealers eye virus peak

Equities rose yesterday as traders bought into optimism that the coronavirus crisis could be nearing its apex, while hopes that top oil producers will agree to a massive output cut added to the positive vibe and pushed crude prices up.

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Rishi Sunak taps BoE overdraft to keep crisis stimulus cash flowing

Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak is poised to increase emergency borrowing from an overdraft at the Bank of England to keep injecting fiscal aid to the economy while staving off immediate pressure to sell bonds.

US

US jobless claims top 6mn for second straight week

Weekly jobs claims fall 261,000 to 6.606mn; claims for March 28 revised up to 6.867mn; continuing claims for March 28 increase to 7.455mn

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