Day: April 2, 2020

US Speaker announces panel to review virus response

April 2, 2020

The House of Representatives will form a bipartisan committee to oversee the Trump administration’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Thursday. Congressman Jim Clyburn will oversee the House Select Committee on the Coronavirus Crisis, she said. “The greatness of our nation is in its ability to rise to extraordinary challenges, no matter […]

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Global death toll from coronavirus exceeds 50,000

April 2, 2020

Coronavirus-related deaths pushed past the 50,000 mark Thursday as the spread of the pandemic surges. The virus emerged in Wuhan, China last December and spread to at least 180 countries and regions. According to running tally of U.S.-based Johns Hopkins University, the total number of deaths stands at 50,230 and confirmed cases are leaning on […]

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Turkey: Death toll from coronavirus rises to 356

April 2, 2020

As many as 79 more people died of the coronavirus in Turkey in the past 24 hours, the Turkish health minister said on Thursday, bringing the death toll to 356. The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases surged to 18,135, as 2,456 more people tested positive for the virus in a day, Fahrettin Koca announced […]

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Fitch lowers oil price forecast on COVID-19, oversupply

April 2, 2020

The Fitch Ratings agency lowered its oil price forecast for 2020 and 2021 Thursday because of the spread of the coronavirus and growing crude oversupply. The rapid spread of the virus has weakened the global economic outlook and oil demand in the short-term, resulting in “very large oversupply,” said the global rating agency. “The oil […]

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Turkish veteran goalie Rustu Recber in good health

April 2, 2020

Turkey’s football legend Rustu Recber, who tested positive for the coronavirus last Sunday, is in good health. “Recber’s treatment will continue at the regular patient floor and his condition is getting better each passing day,” the management of Acibadem hospital said on its website Thursday. His wife Isil Recber had announced last Sunday on Instagram […]

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Turkey condoles with Italy, Spain over virus deaths

April 2, 2020

Turkey’s president has condoled with Spain and Italy over deaths due to coronavirus, the infection that has spread to 180 countries in over three months. Recep Tayyip Erdogan sent letters to prime ministers of Italy and Spain as Turkish medical aid to fight the virus reached those countries, Turkey’s Communications Directorate said on Thursday. The […]

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Indians stranded in Iran rue government’s apathy

April 2, 2020

Around 1,500 Indian citizens stranded in Iran due to the COVID-19 pandemic are growing more desperate by the day to return home. They are mostly fishermen and workers who are fast running out of essential supplies and are using all means possible to seek the Indian government’s attention and help. Largely hailing from the Indian […]

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Turkey: Another father joins anti-YPG/PKK protest

April 2, 2020

A father who has joined the ongoing protest against the YPG/PKK terror group in Turkey’s southeastern province of Diyarbakir on Thursday demanded the return of his son from the terror group. Dozens of parents started the protest on Sept. 3, 2019, outside the offices of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), a party accused by the […]

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