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Over Half A Million COVID-19 Deaths Worldwide

Over half a million Covid-19 deaths worldwide

More than half a million people worldwide have lost their lives to the coronavirus, and more than 10 million cases have been confirmed. The grim milestone reached when countries that tried to reopen continued to cut back on their plans while warning that renewed spikes in the virus may still …

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Trump Faces Criticism Over Slow Down COVID 19 Testing Remark

Trump faces criticism over slow down Covid 19 testing remark

WASHINGTON – US President Donald Trump’s comment, during his first presidential campaign in Tulsa, Oklahoma, amid the coronavirus pandemic, that he had asked officials to “delay the tests” has drawn criticism from experts and his own staff. “Looking at it as a marker is a wrong way to think of …

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India Reopens As COVID-19 Infections Reach New High

India reopens as COVID-19 infections reach new high

NEW DELHI – India is reopening after 2 1/2 months of COVID-19 lockdown. But on Monday, the country registered nearly 10,000 new infections, its highest daily peak in new cases. India has more than 275,000 confirmed cases and 7,700 deaths from the disease, according to Johns Hopkins University. It is …

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Japan Declares A State of Emergency; Top 2M Global Cases

Japan declares state of emergency; global cases top 2M

TOKYO – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe declared a nationwide state of emergency on Thursday when the number of coronavirus cases worldwide exceeded 2 million. The state of emergency now covers the whole country two weeks after Abe’s publication of a declaration in Tokyo and in six prefectures. Japan has …

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US Calls for Release of Millions of Religious Prisoners During Pandemic

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WASHINGTON – The United States on Thursday called on governments around the world to release millions of religious prisoners amid the coronavirus pandemic. Sam Brownback, United States Ambassador General for International Religious Freedom, told reporters that millions of religious minorities behind bars for practicing their religion should be released because …

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Number of COVID-19 Cases in US Exceeds Italy and China

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WASHINGTON – The United States is now the world leader in the number of confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) cases. There are nearly 86,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 virus in the United States – about 16% of the world total of 532,000 – according to Johns Hopkins University. This places it in …

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Eight Countries Urge UN to Lift Iran Sanctions

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UNITED NATIONS – The diplomatic missions of Iran, Russia, China, Syria, North Korea, Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela sent a letter to the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, asking him to call for the lifting of unilateral sanctions against Iran that hinder the fight against COVID-19. The letter described …

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Two US Congress Members Test Positive for Corona

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FLORIDA, USA – On Wednesday, two American lawmakers, including a representative from Florida, became the first members of Congress to announce that they have tested positive for the new coronavirus. The office of Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart said in a statement that “not long ago, he was informed that he had …

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