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Global Covid-19 recoveries cross 10M mark

Global Covid-19 recoveries cross 10M mark

July 31, 2020, 4:50 pm

ANKARA – More than 10 million people have recovered from the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) worldwide, the running tally of the US' Johns Hopkins University showed Thursday. According to data, a total of 10,077,776 patients won their battle against the disease caused by the… Read More

US surpasses 150K coronavirus-related deaths

US surpasses 150K coronavirus-related deaths

July 30, 2020, 9:20 am

WASHINGTON – The US has exceeded 150,000 Covid-19-related deaths as it struggles to cope with the pandemic, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. In all, the university's running tally counted 150,034 fatalities, and over 4.39 million confirmed cases. More than 1.35 million people… Read More

Brazil, Mexico report more deaths from coronavirus

Brazil, Mexico report more deaths from coronavirus

July 30, 2020, 7:47 am

BUENOS AIRES – The coronavirus disease 2019 claimed 921 lives in Brazil and 737 in Mexico over the past 24 hours, according to health authorities on Wednesday. In Brazil, the second worst-hit country from the virus, the death toll reached 88,539 with latest fatalities, while the number of cases… Read More

WHO: Virus is just 'one wave', not seasonal

WHO: Virus is just 'one wave', not seasonal

July 29, 2020, 2:29 pm

GENEVA – The coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) is neither seasonal, nor does it occur in waves, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Tuesday. WHO spokeswoman Margaret Harris said in answer to questions at the twice-weekly UN press briefing held virtually in Geneva that the Covid-19 virus… Read More

WHO chief says global Covid-19 cases double over past 6 weeks

WHO chief says global Covid-19 cases double over past 6 weeks

July 28, 2020, 9:45 am

GENEVA – World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said Monday that he will reconvene the Emergency Committee on Thursday to re-evaluate the Covid-19 pandemic, as global cases had doubled over the past six weeks. Saying that this Thursday (July 30) marks six… Read More

Global coronavirus death toll nears 650K mark

Global coronavirus death toll nears 650K mark

July 27, 2020, 5:23 pm

ANKARA – The global death toll from the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) is nearing 650,000, according to a running tally by US-based Johns Hopkins University on Monday. Data showed the death toll stands at 648,966, while the number of cases stood at 16,264,048, and a total of 9,407,977… Read More

Brazil's Covid-19 death toll tops 87K

Brazil's Covid-19 death toll tops 87K

July 27, 2020, 9:38 am

SAO PAULO – Brazil's Covid-19 death toll climbed to 87,004 on Sunday after 555 more patients died from the disease in the previous 24 hours.In the same period, tests detected 24,578 new cases of infection, bringing the total caseload since the start of the national outbreak to 2,419,091.… Read More

North Korea reports 1st suspected Covid-19 infection

North Korea reports 1st suspected Covid-19 infection

July 26, 2020, 4:05 pm

TOKYO – North Korea on Sunday registered its first suspected case of novel coronavirus, according to Korean Central News Agency (KCNA). An individual who illegally entered the country last week through the border city of Kaesong was suspected of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) and taken… Read More

US exceeds 4M coronavirus cases: Johns Hopkins

US exceeds 4M coronavirus cases: Johns Hopkins

July 24, 2020, 8:44 am

WASHINGTON – The US on Thursday surpassed four million coronavirus cases as the number of cases spiked, according to a running tally compiled by Johns Hopkins University. In all, the Maryland-based university recorded 4,007,859 positive tests, and 143,846 Covid-19-related deaths. It reported… Read More

Diversified activities to be held in Asean 2020

Diversified activities to be held in Asean 2020

July 23, 2020, 9:35 pm

HA NOI – A series of business activities in Asean 2020 with the chair of Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) as assigned by the Asean National Committee 2020 would be carried out this year. Speaking at a press meeting held here on Wednesday, Vũ Tiến Lộc, VCCI chairman, said… Read More

China slams ‘unprecedented’ US move on Houston consulate

China slams ‘unprecedented’ US move on Houston consulate

July 23, 2020, 7:12 am

ANKARA – China on Wednesday slammed the US for asking Beijing to close its consulate in Houston in the state of Texas. Accusing the US of “unilateral political provocation,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said that the US push to have the Houston consulate closed was “a… Read More

Coronavirus fatalities mount in Brazil, Mexico

Coronavirus fatalities mount in Brazil, Mexico

July 22, 2020, 3:45 pm

BUENOS AIRES – Hundreds more coronavirus disease (Covid-19) fatalities were reported in Brazil and Mexico on Wednesday. The death toll in Brazil increased by 1,367 to reach 81,487, according to the Health Ministry. The number of infections is now nearly 2.16 million – 2,159,654 – as over… Read More

China solicits public opinion on regulation for foreign teachers

China solicits public opinion on regulation for foreign teachers

July 22, 2020, 1:51 pm

BEIJING – China's Ministry of Education on Tuesday started to solicit public opinion on a draft regulation for foreign teachers that requires them to obey Chinese laws and rules, as well as to abide by work ethics as educators. According to the draft, their teaching activities and course content… Read More

Asean+3 discusses Covid-19 response plans

Asean+3 discusses Covid-19 response plans

July 21, 2020, 9:32 pm

HA NOI – China, Japan and the Republic of Korea (RoK) affirmed their support for Asean’s initiatives in promoting cooperation to respond to the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic at an online meeting of Asean+3 Senior Officials’ Meeting on Monday. The RoK pledged to allocate USD1… Read More

China decries UK 'interference' in Hong Kong affairs

China decries UK 'interference' in Hong Kong affairs

July 21, 2020, 6:50 pm

ANKARA – China on Tuesday condemned the UK decision to suspend its extradition treaty with Hong Kong, saying it had "blatantly interfered in China's internal affairs." On Monday, the British government suspended an extradition treaty with Hong Kong over a new controversial security law for the… Read More

UK suspends extradition treaty with Hong Kong

UK suspends extradition treaty with Hong Kong

July 21, 2020, 2:12 pm

LONDON – The British government on Monday suspended its extradition treaty with Hong Kong in the wake of China imposing a controversial and sweeping security law on the semi-autonomous region. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab told parliament “we have agreed to suspend the extradition treaty… Read More

Muslim-American leaders endorse Biden for president

Muslim-American leaders endorse Biden for president

July 21, 2020, 9:16 am

WASHINGTON – A group of prominent Muslim-American leaders endorsed Monday presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden as he prepares to challenge President Donald Trump in November's nationwide election. Those who are lending their support including Reps. Ilhan Omar and Andre Carson, as well as… Read More

World Bank chief urges G20 to extend debt suspension through 2021

World Bank chief urges G20 to extend debt suspension through 2021

July 20, 2020, 11:09 am

WASHINGTON – World Bank Group President David Malpass on Saturday urged the Group of 20 (G20) countries to extend the time frame of the Debt Service Suspension Initiative through the end of 2021, calling it one of the key factors in strengthening global recovery. "I urge you to extend the time… Read More

Global coronavirus deaths surpass 600K

Global coronavirus deaths surpass 600K

July 19, 2020, 11:23 am

NEW YORK – Global coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) deaths have surpassed the 600,000 mark to reach 600,435 as of 7:34 p.m. local time on Saturday, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. Meanwhile, the total Covid-19 cases around the… Read More

Anti-government protests hit Bangkok

Anti-government protests hit Bangkok

July 19, 2020, 10:25 am

BANGKOK – Thousands took to the streets here in Bangkok to call for a new constitution in anti-government rallies Saturday. Protests were organized by the Free Youth group and demonstrators gathered at the Democracy Monument to voice opposition to the government of Prime Minister Prayut… Read More