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COVID-19 fallout: Xi tells army to ‘prepare for war’


Beijing: Chinese President Xi Jinping directed China’s armed forces to strengthen training of troops and to be ready for war amid coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic’s visible impact on the world’s most populous country’s national security. State media reports quoted the Chinese premier as saying that it was important to “comprehensively strengthen the training of troops and...

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Nepalese citizens coming from India spreading virus: PM Oli


Kathmandu: Nepal Prime Minister K P Oli said World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines regarding the mandatory testing of those crossing international boundaries have been violated, with citizens crossing over from India spreading the virus, a media report stated. In an address to the nation, which was telecast live, Oli said Nepalis from India have entered the...

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Airbus team reaches Karachi to probe PIA plane crash


Karachi: An eleven-member Airbus team reached Karachi to investigate the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane crash on May 22 at a residential area in the port city that killed 97 people. The specialists from France will visit the plane crash site area in the densely populated Model Colony and also provide technical assistance to their...

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Outraged China asks India to refrain from supporting Taiwan


New Delhi/Beijing: Outraged by the subtle support that the ruling BJP extended to the democratically elected government of Taiwan, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) regime has asked India to "refrain from such acts." In an unprecedented move, two parliamentarians of India’s BJP, Meenakshi Lekhi and Rahul Kaswan, 'virtually attended' the swearing-in ceremony of Taiwan's President...

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Elderly support during COVID-19: Tackling old-age loneliness


The Coronavirus pandemic has left human race with feelings of anxiety, uncertainty and a fear what’s coming next. While we do our bit to stay safe, looking after our loved ones, particularly the elderly, is crucial. In this crisis, just like the little children in the family, our elders also need extra care and attention,...

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Six Flags to reopen first theme park since coronavirus closed them


Six Flags Entertainment plans to reopen its 40-acre theme park in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, early next month. It would be the first of the amusement company's 26 attractions around the US to admit customers since they all closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.  The regional theme and water park operator said on Tuesday that it would...

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CAMH survey looks at binge drinking, financial anxiety during pandemic


A recent survey of about 1,000 Canadians suggests heavy drinking is highest among younger people and those worried about personal finances due to the pandemic. The survey conducted between May 8 and 12 and commissioned by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health shows nearly 30 per cent of those between 18 and 39 reported heavy...

Hospital staff with mild coronavirus developed antibodies: study

Post Date: May 27, 2020

The vast majority of nurses and doctors infected with the novel coronavirus were shown to produce antibodies, possibly protecting them from reinfection, according to a recent study. Nearly all of the nurses and doctors at a hospital in northeastern France who were infected with the virus were shown to develop antibodies against it, according to new research...

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Amazon engineers behind Kindle, Echo working on Covid-19 testing tools


The Amazon team behind products like Kindle e-readers and Echo smart home speakers is now working on to build Covid-19 testing capabilities. Amazon’s hardware group Lab126 is hiring engineers to work on its coronavirus testing initiative, according to job listings reported by GeekWire. In a series of job posts, the ecommerce giant is looking for new...