Day: April 15, 2020

Arsenal to pay casual workers for cancelled fixtures

April 15, 2020

English football club Arsenal on Wednesday announced it would continue payments to casual workers despite the suspension of Premier League fixtures. In a statement, the London club said matchday workers will be compensated for fixtures that were to be held from the end of April to the end of May. “For our matchday casual workers […]

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Stranded Pakistanis to leave India via Wagah border

April 15, 2020

Pakistanis stranded in India will start returning to their home country from tomorrow, the country’s Foreign Office confirmed on Wednesday. The development comes following Islamabad’s request to New Delhi for its citizens’ repatriation via the Wagah-Attari border. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a 21-day nationwide lockdown on March 24 to slow the spread of […]

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China waited 6 days to warn of virus: report

April 15, 2020

Chinese authorities waited nearly one week to alert the public after they determined the country was facing a likely pandemic, according to a report published Wednesday. In the interim, mass gatherings continued in the Chinese city of Wuhan, where the virus first emerged, including a banquet for tens of thousands, and millions traveled for Chinese […]

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Italy reports 578 new deaths, infections stabilize

April 15, 2020

Italy on Wednesday reported 578 new deaths from the novel coronavirus, fewer than the previous day, bringing the total number of fatalities to 21,645. Infections, however grew 1.1% from Tuesday to 105,418. The number of recovered people climbed to 38,092, while the number of intensive care patients dropped for the 12th consecutive day, by 107, […]

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US warns of North Korean cyber threat

April 15, 2020

Four U.S. agencies — State Department, Treasury, Homeland Security and the FBI — issued a joint warning Wednesday against North Korean cyber activities they say poses a “significant threat.” North Korea’s “malicious cyber activities threaten the United States and the broader international community and, in particular, pose a significant threat to the integrity and stability […]

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Turkey sees 115 more coronavirus deaths, toll rises to 1,518

April 15, 2020

Turkey on Wednesday confirmed 115 more deaths from the novel coronavirus in the country over the past 24 hours, bringing the death toll to 1,518. The total number of registered coronavirus cases surged to 69,392 as 4,281 more people tested positive for the virus, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said on Twitter. So far, a total […]

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Tottenham Hotspur stadium open doors for COVID-19 tests

April 15, 2020

 Tottenham Hotspur allocated its stadium’s parking lot for COVID-19 tests on Wednesday. “We are today sharing the first ever public images of the COVID-19 testing and swabbing operation taking place at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium,” the London football club said on its website. “The stadium’s huge basement car park is being used to conduct the drive-through […]

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Global coronavirus death toll crosses 130,000 mark

April 15, 2020

The global death toll from the novel coronavirus crossed the 130,000 mark on Wednesday, according to Johns Hopkins University. Data compiled by the U.S. university showed the global number of deaths reached 130,528, while the total number of people who recovered was over a half million. There are also over 2 million confirmed cases worldwide, […]

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