Day: May 12, 2020

‘COVID-19 can increase migration to EU’

May 12, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic can trigger migration from low-income countries to the EU, the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) said on Tuesday.   According to an EASO report released on May 7, people living in low-income countries having reduced access to medical care could search for better opportunities in EU countries in the medium term.   […]

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WHO holds meeting with African traditional experts

May 12, 2020

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday said it held a virtual meeting with 70 African traditional medicine experts concerning the treatment of coronavirus. In a tweet, the WHO’s Regional Office for Africa said meeting with experts across Africa focused on the role of traditional medicine in the COVID-19 response. Number of coronavirus cases in […]

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S. Korea sees mass COVID-19 cases linked to night clubs

May 12, 2020

After battling the first wave of deadly coronavirus, South Korea detected new 102 cases linked to a night club in capital Seoul, local media reported on Tuesday. Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention expressed concern that new infections connected to bars and clubs may further rise, said Yonhap News Agency. The coronavirus was found […]

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Palestinians warn Israel over W. Bank annexation plans

May 12, 2020

Palestinian groups in the Gaza Strip have warned of grave consequences over Israeli plans to annex parts of the occupied West Bank. “Any decision by the [Israeli] occupation to annex the West Bank will cause heavy damage,” Ashraf Zayed, a member of Hamas group, told a rally in Gaza City on Tuesday. “Such a move […]

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Virus puts Australia on path for largest budget deficit

May 12, 2020

Australia is facing the largest budget deficit in history due to the “sobering” economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic, the country’s treasurer said on Tuesday.   Gross domestic product (GDP) is likely to fall more than 10% — the largest decline on record — in the June quarter, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg told parliament on the […]

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COVID-19: Turkey confirms death of 507 expats

May 12, 2020

Turkey’s foreign minister on Tuesday said that 507 Turkish citizens living abroad died due to the novel coronavirus. Bodies of over 400 Turkish expats were already brought to Turkey, Mevlut Cavusoglu said during an interview with the local broadcaster Akit TV. Turkey currently has 139,771 confirmed cases, and the death toll stands at 3,841. After […]

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Bangladeshi nurses serve frontline amid drawbacks

May 12, 2020

Even as Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has directed authorities to ensure the safety of health workers, nurses in the country are squirming about getting low wages and long work hours.   Like in other countries, while nurses in Bangladesh have also emerged as frontline combatants to fight the coronavirus or the COVID-19 pandemic, experts […]

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Belgian air carrier to cut jobs, fleet

May 12, 2020

Brussels Airlines will reduce its staff, fleet and destinations due to the negative impact of novel coronavirus pandemic, the Belgian carrier announced on Tuesday. According to the restructuring plan, 1,000 employees will be dismissed, which amounts to 25% of its total staff. They will also reduce their fleet by 30% or 16 aircraft, leaving only […]

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