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Singapore migrant workers live in fear as virus hits dorms

Singapore migrant workers live in fear as virus hits dorms

Migrant workers in Singapore are living in fear following a surge of coronavirus infections in their dormitories where they say cramped and unhygienic conditions make social distancing impossible.

World faces new 'Great Depression' as virus toll mounts

World faces new 'Great Depression' as virus toll mounts

World powers scrambled on Thursday to build a global response to the human tragedy and once-in-a-century economic collapse caused by the coronavirus pandemic, as death tolls in the US and Europe soared higher.

Canada expects coronavirus deaths to soar; job losses hit 1 million

Canada expects coronavirus deaths to soar; job losses hit 1 million

Canada's coronavirus death toll is set to soar from the current 435 to as high as 22,000 by the end of the pandemic, health officials said on Thursday, while the economy lost a record 1 million jobs last month.

India says lockdown has spared it from overwhelming number of coronavirus cases

India says lockdown has spared it from overwhelming number of coronavirus cases

The Indian government on Thursday 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.

Sanders quits US presidential race, setting up Biden battle with Trump

Sanders quits US presidential race, setting up Biden battle with Trump

Bernie Sanders, a democratic socialist whose progressive agenda pushed the Democratic Party sharply to the left, ended his White House campaign on Wednesday

In Libya, water cuts add to misery of conflict, pandemic

In Libya, water cuts add to misery of conflict, pandemic

Cuts to Tripoli’s water and power supply on Tuesday and yesterday aggravated conditions for civilians after days of intensified fighting that have undermined preparations to cope with the novel coronavirus.

PM: Cash assistance for poor starts today

PM: Cash assistance for poor starts today

Prime Minister Imran Khan has announced that the provision of cash assistance to poor deserving families under the Ehsaas Emergency Cash Programme will begin today.

Punjab exported wheat on Umar’s orders: ex-minister

Punjab exported wheat on Umar’s orders: ex-minister

In his first media encounter since resigning as Punjab food minister a day ago, Samiullah Chaudhry has claimed that Asad Umar, when he was federal finance minister, had asked for the export of wheat despite Chaudhry’s opposition.

Face masks compulsory in Mumbai, Thane, Pune

Face masks compulsory in Mumbai, Thane, Pune

In a first for the country, the Maharashtra government yesterday made face masks compulsory for all in Mumbai, Thane and Pune.

Inventor drives home the message with corona car

Inventor drives home the message with corona car

A giant coronavirus is stalking the streets of Hyderabad – propelled by a 100cc engine and an inventor trying to drive home the message that people should stay indoors as the pandemic sweeps across the world.

Virus hotspots sealed off in Delhi, Uttar Pradesh

Virus hotspots sealed off in Delhi, Uttar Pradesh

Authorities yesterday sealed off several coronavirus hotspots in New Delhi and Uttar Pradesh in a bid to contain the spread of Covid-19.

Monkeys, elephants, dogs reclaim streets in lockdown

Monkeys, elephants, dogs reclaim streets in lockdown

Hundreds of monkeys have taken over the streets around India’s presidential palace, leading an animal offensive taking advantage of deserted streets as the country remains under a coronavirus lockdown.

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