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US hits 5 million virus cases as Trump criticised over relief package

US hits 5 million virus cases as Trump criticised over relief package

The United States on Sunday reached the extraordinary milestone of five million coronavirus cases as President Donald Trump was accused of flouting the constitution by unilaterally extending a virus relief package.

New Zealand reaches 100-day milestone without virus transmission

New Zealand reaches 100-day milestone without virus transmission

New Zealand marked 100 days on Sunday with no recorded cases of the coronavirus in the community but health officials warned there was no room for complacency.

Trump says readying executive orders on virus relief package

Trump says readying executive orders on virus relief package

President Donald Trump said Friday he was poised to sign executive orders to extend aid to Americans facing hardship due to the coronavirus pandemic ...

Coronavirus deaths in Latin America hit global high

Coronavirus deaths in Latin America hit global high

Latin America and the Caribbean surpassed Europe on Friday to become the region hardest-hit with coronavirus deaths, as India passed the milestone of two million infections.

Kuwait Amir's health improving: PM

Kuwait Amir's health improving: PM

The Prime Minister of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Khaled al-Hamad al-Sabah said on Monday that the Kuwaiti Amir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah's health is "noticeably improving".

PM warns France 'not to let down guard' as virus cases surge

PM warns France 'not to let down guard' as virus cases surge

Prime Minister Jean Castex on Monday urged France ‘not to let down its guard’ in the fight against the coronavirus in order to prevent a new national lockdown, as concern grows over a surge in cases.

Bollywood star Bachchan discharged after catching coronavirus

Bollywood star Bachchan discharged after catching coronavirus

Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan said Sunday he had been discharged from hospital, three weeks after being admitted with ‘mild’ coronavirus symptoms after testing positive for the disease.

UK to unveil obesity plan after PM's near-death experience

UK to unveil obesity plan after PM's near-death experience

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to role out a £10 million anti-obesity campaign, including junk food advert bans, following his own brush with death that he partly blamed on his weight.

Indian firms struggle to lure migrant workers back

Indian firms struggle to lure migrant workers back

Spurning free air tickets, accommodation and higher pay, millions of migrant workers who fled India's cities when coronavirus hit are too scared to return, with grim implications for the already crumbling economy.

Amir wishes Kuwaiti leader good health

Amir wishes Kuwaiti leader good health

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani held on Saturday evening a telephone conversation with the Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah during which he inquired after his health ...

Ebola cases rise in new DR Congo outbreak

Ebola cases rise in new DR Congo outbreak

The Ebola outbreak in the DR Congo's northwest is growing, according to health officials, sounding the alarm weeks after the country officially declared an end to a separate Ebola epidemic which claimed over 2,000 lives.

Concern over new Sydney cluster as Australia virus cases surge

Concern over new Sydney cluster as Australia virus cases surge

Sydney residents were warned Monday to put the brakes on partying as a new coronavirus cluster emerged at a city pub on the heels of a major outbreak in Melbourne.