Day: April 29, 2020

Turkey condoles with Somalia over deadly flooding

April 29, 2020

Turkey on Wednesday extended condolences to Somalia over the loss of lives caused by heavy flooding in the country’s northeast. “We are deeply saddened to receive the news about the tragic loss of lives and extensive damage caused by the heavy flooding in the city of Qardho, District of Puntland in Somalia,” the Turkish Foreign […]

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‘Give or take food’: Turkish mosques launch campaign

April 29, 2020

Two mosques in Turkey have converted their shoe racks to food shelves in a bid to help those in need due to the coronavirus lockdown. The project with the theme “Give if you can, take if you need” was initiated in the central Konya province by Mevlader Foundation, Provincial Mufti’s Office and Selcuklu District Mufti’s Office. […]

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NYC mayor urges zero tolerance against large gatherings

April 29, 2020

 New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said that large gatherings amid the fight against coronavirus will not be tolerated, adding “the time for warnings has passed.” His remarks came late Tuesday following a major Jewish gathering for a rabbi’s funeral in Brooklyn, where a large Jewish population resides.  “Something absolutely unacceptable happened in Williamsburg tonite: a […]

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EU launches new legal case against Poland

April 29, 2020

 The European Commission launched an infringement procedure against Poland for a new law on the judiciary. The legislation, which entered into force in February, “undermines the judicial independence of Polish judges and is incompatible with the primacy of EU law,” according to the European Commission. The bill, also known as “muzzle law”, enables disciplinary procedure […]

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Germany extends global travel warning until mid-June

April 29, 2020

 Germany extended a global travel warning for citizens until the middle of June because of the COVID-19 outbreak, a government spokeswoman said Wednesday.   Ulrike Demmer said the travel warning was extended until at least June 14 because the pandemic has not been brought under control. She underlined restrictions on international air travel, quarantine regulations and lockdown measures were likely to continue […]

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‘US economy narrowed 4.8% in Q1 amid virus’

April 29, 2020

The US real gross domestic product (GDP) narrowed 4.8% in the first quarter of 2020, according to an advance estimate statement on Wednesday. In the fourth quarter of the previous year, real GDP rose 2.1%, the US Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis said. It noted: “The decline in first quarter GDP was, in part, due to […]

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Construction site fire kills 38 in South Korea

April 29, 2020

At least 38 workers were killed and 10 others injured in a massive fire at a warehouse construction site in South Korea on Wednesday, local media reported. 78 people are said to have been working at the construction site in Gyeonggi province when the incident happened, according to Yonhap news agency. Blazes came out of […]

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Philippines: 19% of COVID-19 cases among medical staff

April 29, 2020

Health workers in the Philippines are bearing the brunt of coronavirus with 19% of the total infections in the country. As of Wednesday, 1,552 health workers contracted the virus, daily Phil Star reported quoting health authorities. Globally, over 35,000 health workers have been infected with COVID-19, according to World Health Organization (WHO). Meanwhile, the tally of […]

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