Medical & Health

Death toll in Indian building collapse climbs to 37

September 23, 2020

Turkey’s trade minister on Wednesday urged G20 officials to maintain cooperation and avoid protectionism for better implementation of the group’s actions.   “Open, free, fair and rules-based multilateral trading system plays a vital role in promoting predictability and stability for international trade and achieving economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic,” RuhsarPekcan told a G20 Trade […]

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Death toll in Indian building collapse climbs to 37

September 23, 2020

The death toll in a collapsed building near India’s financial capital Mumbai increased to 37 after 17 more bodies were pulled out from the debris by Wednesday morning.   “So far, 37 bodies have been recovered. At least 30-40 more are still stuck in the debris,” JitendraAwhad, Maharashtra state’s housing minister, told Anadolu Agency.   […]

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Pandemic claims 10 lives in Oman, 1 in Qatar

September 23, 2020

Paris’ iconic Eiffel Tower was evacuated Wednesday over a bomb threat, local media reported. A large area around the French capital’s landmark was cordoned off by the police and people were urged to stay away from the site.   Police is acting on an anonymous tip off at around noon about a bomb placed in […]

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Pandemic claims 10 lives in Oman, 1 in Qatar

September 23, 2020

Oman registered 10 fatalities due to the coronavirus outbreak on Wednesday, while Qatar confirmed one death from the pandemic.     In a statement, the Omani Health Ministry said 628 new infections were detected, bringing the nationwide tally to 95,339 confirmed cases, including 875 deaths, and 86,482 recoveries.     In Qatar, the Health Ministry […]

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2-year-old dies in Senegal fire

September 23, 2020

A 2-year-old Senegalese girl died in a fire Tuesday night in the capital Dakar, while firefighters have been trying to control fire flames in two other places, according to local media.   The victim from the Malika community was sleeping alone on a mattress on the floor as an anti-mosquito spiral lit near her reportedly […]

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2nd wave of COVID-19 hits Bangladesh

September 23, 2020

The second wave of coronavirus has hit Bangladesh and the health department has taken necessary steps to tackle the pandemic, the country’s health minister said on Wednesday.   Speaking at an event in the capital Dhaka, Zahid Maleque said: “The second wave of coronavirus infection has started in the country and the health department, including […]

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UPDATE – India: Total COVID-19 death toll crosses 90K

September 23, 2020

India’s death toll crossed 90,000 mark early Wednesday as the country recorded 83,347 new COVID-19 cases and 1,085 more deaths in the last 24 hours, according to the Health Ministry data.   The national toll of confirmed infections stood at 5.6 million, including 90,020 deaths — with 1.59% mortality rate.   Owing to the rising […]

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Turkey supports Somali hospital with medical equipment

September 23, 2020

Turkey’s state-run aid agency on Wednesday announced that it donated an X-ray machine to the Galgaduud State Hospital located in central Somalia which serves more than 500,000 people.   In a statement, the Turkish Cooperation and Development Agency (TIKA) said the machine was delivered to Galgadud State Hospital, which is the largest state hospital in […]

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