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Morning digest: India sees a sharp spike in infections, Wimbledon cancelled for the first time since WWII, and more

India reported three deaths and over 370 new cases on April 1 — the highest-ever single-day increase in its COVID-19 tally.This brought the total confirmed cases to 1,637 and took the death toll to 38. One hundred and thirty two persons have been cured/discharged from hospitals after recovery, the Union Health Ministry said at its […]

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Coronavirus | Singapore reports fourth death

Singapore has reported its fourth death due to the novel coronavirus, the Health Ministry said on April 2, a day after 74 new COVID-19 infections, including seven Indians, were confirmed in the country. The ministry said that a 68-year-old male Indonesian national, who was a Singapore Work Pass holder, passed away from complications due to […]

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Coronavirus | U.S. begins repatriation of its nationals from India, says official

The U.S. has begun repatriation of its stranded nationals, who want to return home, from India which is undergoing a 21-day lockdown to stem the spread of coronavirus pandemic, a senior American diplomat has said, praising the Indian government for extending full support to undertake this “important mission“. The repatriation from India is part of […]

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India welcomes Afghanistan’s decision to form 21-member team for talks with Taliban

Welcoming Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani’s decision to form a team for intra-Afghan negotiations that will include the Taliban, the government said this is a “positive step” for the process of reconciliation in the country. “We view the formation of the team as a positive step which would lead to a peaceful and stable future for […]

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Coronavirus | Putin working remotely after doctor he met with tests positive

Russian President Vladimir Putin has decided to handle his duties remotely, the Kremlin said Wednesday, after the head of the country’s main coronavirus hospital tested positive following a meeting with the president. Denis Protsenko, who met with Putin last week as the Russian leader visited the Kommunarka hospital in Moscow, said on Tuesday that he […]