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Europe virus toll soars, Asia braces for 2nd wave

The death toll from the coronavirus pandemic engulfing Europe catapulted in several hotspots across the continent despite ramped up restrictions to contain the ballooning outbreak, as Asia braced for a possible second wave of infections on its shores.  The virus has upended lives across the world, forcing nearly a billion people indoors, closing businesses and schools and sparking …

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Dramatic reduction of air pollution in various countries from Coronavirus

The coronavirus that starts spreading from Wuhan China in December 2019 has been spread to almost 175+ countries across the globe. It has been diagnosed in almost 3 lac 11 thousand people worldwide and it has taken the lives of around 14 thousand people. Due to the coronavirus outbreak, the government of many countries announced …

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These 4 medtech startups will help you bust health myths during COVID-19 crisis

  As COVID-19 impacts the world economy, affecting daily life, and human health, these rapid changes have also created an environment of fear and anxiety. This mindset might potentially come from the information that we consume daily. Coronavirus precaution tips, remedies, and essential advice has been circulating over various public forums and social media platforms …

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India declares complete lockdown in covid19-hit regions

As a precautionary measure, the Indian government announced total lockdown in all the virus hit districts in the country Even before the one-day janata curfew announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi ended, the Indian government announced total lockdown of all the coronavirus hit districts in the country. As of now 75 districts will be hit …

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Myanmar’s Slim Promise of Democracy Fades

By: Michele Penna Hopes that the Myanmar Constitution could be changed to begin to minimize the role of the military in government ahead of this year’s elections have faded, along with hopes that the country could fast-forward its democratic reforms. As the coronavirus pandemic occupies front pages across the world, news that a series of …

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Iran frees French researcher Roland Marchal after nine months in apparent prisoner swap

Macron “is happy to announce the release of Roland Marchal, imprisoned in Iran since June 2019” but he “urges the Iranian authorities to immediately free” fellow researcher Fariba Adelkhah, his office said. French President Emmanuel Macron. Photo: Reuters France has for months demanded that Iran release Adelkhah and her partner Marchal, who were detained last …

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Tokyo organisers quietly plan for potential Olympic delay, sources say

TOKYO: Tokyo 2020 organisers have started drafting possible alternatives to holding the Olympics this summer, two sources familiar with the talks said, in contrast to the Japanese government’s stance that postponement is not an option. While the coronavirus outbreak has disrupted sports events around the world, Japan has been steadfast in saying that the Games …

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Webby Awards cancels annual event due to COVID-19 outbreak | Digital

The Webby Awards has decided to cancel its 24th Annual Awards show on May 11th in New York City due to impact of COVID-19 around the world. Claire Graves, executive director of The Webby Awards, said she shares the news today with a “heavy heart,” but as “communities and businesses around the world become increasingly …

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Local Economies Suffer in Cambodia as Thailand Closes Border to Stop Spread of Virus

Citizens of Cambodia living along the country’s border with Thailand are struggling to make ends meet as authorities close checkpoints between the two nations to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), prompting calls for a government bailout. Authorities in Thailand, where 322 people have been infected with the disease caused by the virus …

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How Committed Is India to Mental Health? – The Diplomat

Advertisement Amid growing concerns about the global spread of COVID-19, India and the United States recently reached an agreement to help each other in the area of mental health. That may sound good, but the intent of the Indian government looks suspect as it spends just 33 paisa, or less than 1 U.S. cent, on …

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