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HK to further relax social distancing measures

Hong Kong, May 26 (IANS) Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam on Tuesday said that the city will relax part of the social distancing measures that expire at Thursday midnight in response to the eased COVID-19 pandemic. Lam said at a press conference that four types of entertainment venues including[Read More…]

Global COVID-19 cases nearing 5.5 mn: Johns Hopkins

Washington, May 26 (IANS) The overall number of global coronavirus cases was nearing the 5.5 million mark, while the deaths have increased to more than 346,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University. As of Tuesday morning, the total number of cases stood at 5,494,287, while the death toll increased to[Read More…]

Freida Pinto: Animated world different from film, TV

New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Actress Freida Pinto feels working on an animated project is very different as “you have to first enhance your imagination while you are recording”. She says one also has to lose all the inhibitions, and then only one can get to the essence of the[Read More…]

Fred Savage: Directing TV shows challenging

Los Angeles, May 26 (IANS) Actor Fred Savage shot to fame as a child star for his starring role in the sitcom “The Wonder Years”, and he has later made a mark directing shows. Savage has says directing TV shows is a great, challenging and very fulfilling experience. As a[Read More…]

WHO appreciates China’s openness on identifying COVID-19 source

Geneva, May 26 (IANS) The World Health Organization (WHO) has said it appreciates China’s openness to joint efforts by the international science community to identify the source of the virus, and that such a scientific mission should consist of “the right mix of scientific experts from a multinational perspective”. “We’ve[Read More…]

Chinese mainland reports 7 new imported COVID-19 cases

Beijing, May 26 (IANS) Chinese health authority said on Tuesday that no new domestically transmitted COVID-19 cases were reported in the Chinese mainland on Monday. Seven imported cases were reported, including five in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, one in Shanghai and one in Fujian, the National Health Commission said[Read More…]

Neha Kakkar: Important for singers to be seen

New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Neha Kakkar says singers do get their due credit but stressed that it is important for them to be seen these days. “Wherever there are singers, they get mentioned whenever the credits come,” Neha told IANS, referring to singers being given credit, but she added:[Read More…]

Nine COVID-19 patients discharged in Chinese mainland

Beijing, May 26 (IANS) Nine COVID-19 patients were discharged from hospitals after recovery in the Chinese mainland on Monday, the National Health Commission said on Tuesday. There were 81 patients still being treated, the commission said in its daily report, Xinhua reported. Altogether 78,277 patients had been cured and discharged[Read More…]

Chrissy Teigen binge-watches amid quarantine

Los Angeles, May 26 (IANS) Model Chrissy Teigen, who is a huge fan of the tele-drama “Peaky Blinders”, joked that the show tempted her to smoke. “Gonna go back to Peaky. I miss the boys. Although very triggering as an ex smoker,” she tweeted. Chrissy is binge-watching a lot of[Read More…]

UK COVID-19 deaths rise to 36,914 as another 121 patients die

London, May 26 (IANS) Another 121 COVID-19 patients had died in Britain as of Sunday afternoon, bringing the total coronavirus-related death toll in the country to 36,914, the Department of Health and Social Care said on Monday. The figures included deaths in all settings, including hospitals, care homes and the[Read More…]

Poland partly reopens schools as COVID-19 death toll tops 1,000

Warsaw, May 26 (IANS) The number of deaths caused by the COVID-19 epidemic in Poland has reached 1,007 by Monday evening. With official infection numbers still increasing linearly, reaching 21,631, Health Minister Lukasz Szumowski declared that the peak of the epidemic in the country has passed, Xinhua reported. “The peak[Read More…]

Israel reports 16,734 COVID-19 cases, 281 deaths

Jerusalem, May 26 (IANS) The Israeli health ministry has reported 17 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number in the country to 16,734. After four consecutive days without death cases, the ministry on Monday reported two new fatalities, bringing the death toll from the COVID-19 to 281, Xinhua reported. The[Read More…]

Saudi Arabia announces gradual ease of anti-Covid precautions

Riyadh, May 26 (IANS) Saudi Arabia has announced the gradual ease of precautionary measures against the COVID-19, the media reported. The gradual steps, with social distancing regulations obeyed, will start from Thursday and expand until the situation is back to normal, the Saudi Press Agency quoted Health Minister Tawfiq Al-Rabiah[Read More…]

France sees COVID-19 patients in hospital down to 16,798

Paris, May 26 (IANS) As it entered its third week of de-confinement, France on Monday recorded fewer hospitalized COVID-19 patients, a further sign that a gradual and slow exit from the lockdown is bearing fruit. In a statement, the country’s Health Ministry said 16,798 people infected with the novel coronavirus[Read More…]

Chandrababu Naidu takes road route to Andhra Pradesh

Amaravati, May 26 (IANS) After a long wait brought about by the nationwide lockdown, Telugu Desam Party leader and former chief minister of Andhra Pradesh finally made the crossover from Telangana on Monday. Having taken the road route from Hyderabad to Amaravati after a last minute postponement of operations at[Read More…]

14,649 migrants leave Karnataka in 10 special trains

Bengaluru, May 26 (IANS) In all, 14,649 migrants left Karnataka in 10 Shramik special trains to their native places in northern, eastern and north-eastern states, an official said on Monday. “With 14,699 passengers leaving today (Monday), 230,616 migrants have been sent from across Karnataka in 162 Shramik trains to their[Read More…]

CAI raises cotton export estimates on weak domestic currency

New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) The Cotton Association of India (CAI) has increased its estimates of cotton export from 42 lakh bales to 47 lakh bales in the current cotton season 2019-20 (October-September) as weakness in the domestic currency may boost export demand. Target of Indian cotton exports is increased[Read More…]

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