Kashmiris and those in solidarity with the residents of the Indian-administered region have called a new domicile policy by New Delhi “obnoxious” and “insulting.” Critics have also accused India of using oppressive measures against Kashmiris. New Delhi has recently announced new rules regarding Indian citizens living in Kashmir.
According to experts in Pakistan, the global Coronavirus crisis is causing serious threats to Pakistan’s impoverished economy. If not improved, the government’s economic data will be shattered. Business activity in the country has shrunk in the past two years, and the government was running a difficult country with borrowings from friendly countries and the IMF.
Thе Brаzіlіаn Ministry of Hеаlth reported 58 new deaths from coronavirus in the country on Thursday, brіngіng thе tоtаl to 299. In addition, there were 7,910 confirmed cases. This means a mоrtаlіtу rаtе оf 3.8%, ѕаіd the Minister, hіghеr than the 1.2% registered bу Germany, but lеѕѕ thаn 12% in Itаlу.
Ukrainian authorities have tightened quarantine conditions. “The only way to break the chain of infection and save human lives is to strengthen quarantine measures,” said Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal. In particular, compulsory observation of citizens arriving in the country for a period of 14 days is in place.
Thе tоtаl numbеr оf соrоnаvіruѕ infections wоrldwіdе exceeded оnе million people оn Thurѕdау, according tо the Johns Hорkіnѕ Unіvеrѕіtу website, which provides rеаl-tіmе statistics based оn оffісіаl dаtа from dіffеrеnt соuntrіеѕ. Currently, mоrе thаn 50,000 реорlе have died аѕ a rеѕult оf thе раndеmіс аnd аlmоѕt 210,000 hаvе rесоvеrеd.
A court in Pakistan has overturned a death sentence for a British terrorist who was convicted of killing a Wall Street Journal reporter. Omar Saeed Sheikh was sentenced to death in 2002 for the abduction and murder of the journalist Daniel Pearl. An appeal was filed after his conviction but has taken 18 years to be heard by the High Court.
In his third address to the nation, Prime Minster Narendra Modi urged Indians to switch off electric lights at 9 PM on Sunday for nine minutes, and light candles, earthen lamps, flash lights or lights from mobile phones while standing at their doorsteps or balconies. Opposition parties have strongly criticized Prime Minister Modi’s statements regarding the Coronavirus.
The World Health Organization is reportedly planning to suggest that people wear masks in public places, even if they are not sick. Most European and American experts have not advised ordinary people to wear masks for several months. In addition to the WHO, U.S. President Donald Trump has also called for it.
Israel has had three elections in the past year, and is still waiting for the final decision between Israel Resilience Party leader Benny Gantz and Likud’s Benjamin Netanyahu to form a united coalition. They are very close to finalizing the Unified government. One of the major issues which still needs an agreement from Gantz is the annexation of parts of the West Bank and the Jordan Valley.
The number of confirmed cases of the new coronavirus has climbed past one million worldwide on Friday, and the implementation of quarantine measures in various countries has caused the economy to shrink as a result of the pandemic. In the United States alone, 10 million people have lost their jobs within half a month.
Over the last few days, the Cambodian Ministry of Health has reported a significant number of recoveries from the COVID-19 disease. On Thursday, the Ministry announced that nine patients had recovered from the disease while 19 had been diagnosed. The number of new cases in some days not available.
China said on Wednesday that it is ready to help India to meet the needs of ventilators in the wake of the Coronavirus crisis. However, China also said that its companies are facing difficulties due to needed imported parts. According to the news agency PTI, many countries, including the USA and India, are in need of ventilators to keep up with demand.
The number of coronavirus patients (COVID-19) in Kenya has reached 110, after 29 others were confirmed to have it within the last 24 hours. Speaking at a press conference in Nairobi, Health Minister Mutahi Kagwe said that two other people had lost their lives due to the virus.
The United States recorded 884 new deaths from the coronavirus in the past 24 hours, the highest daily number in the country since the start of the pandemic. In total, the number of deaths amounts to more than 5,000. The figures come from the Johns Hopkins University specialized website, which provides real-time global progress statistics on the pandemic.
Researchers from the University of California developed a system that decrypts brain signals and turns them into speech. The unique technology allows for the understanding of what one is saying without the need to hear. It is valuable research, especially for the deaf, and could lead to a speech synthesizer.
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service today announced that Social Security beneficiaries who are not typically required to file tax returns will not need to file an abbreviated tax return to receive an Economic Impact Payment. Instead, payments will be automatically deposited into their bank accounts.
“Social Security recipients who are not typically required to file a tax return need to take no action, and will receive their payment directly to their bank account,” said Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin.
The IRS will use the information on the Form SSA-1099 and Form RRB-1099 to generate $1,200 Economic Impact Payments to Social Security recipients who did not file tax returns in 2018 or 2019. Recipients will receive these payments as a direct deposit or by paper check, just as they would normally receive their benefits.
For additional information see IR 2020-61, Economic impact payments: What you need to know (Updated April 1, 2020).
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Kenya has reported 22 new cases of coronavirus, thus putting Kenya at 81. Speaking to the media, Health Minister Mutahi Kagwe said there was good news, however. Three patients have recovered from COVID-19 so far, Kagwe said. He added that 13 patients were male and nine were female. The patients include 18 Kenyans, 2 Pakistani citizens, and 2 Cameroonians.
Tanzania’s Ministry of Health announced a new case of coronavirus on Wednesday, bringing the number of patients in the country to 20. According to a statement by Health Minister Ummy Mwalimu, the patient is a 42-year-old American citizen. The new patient was close to someone who had traveled abroad, Mwalimu says, and was later diagnosed with the virus after returning to Tanzania.
Senegal is preparing to bring emergency food aid to about eight million people exposed to the effects of the new coronavirus pandemic, officials announced today. To that end, the Senegalese government published public tenders in the press for the acquisition of 5,000 tonnes of rice, 500 tonnes of sugar, 1,000 tonnes of pasta, and 10,000 liters of oil and soap.
Turkey is preparing a new law to reduce the sentences and release about 90,000 prisoners to limit the spread of covid-19 in prisons. The measure is controversial as it excludes journalists and political prisoners. The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), in power since 2002, forwarded to Parliament the draft law aimed at reducing prison overcrowding, owing to the danger posed by the covid-19 pandemic.
In February, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered Israel Institute of Biological Research to join fight against the coronavirus pandemic. They are making “significant progress,” and are now commencing animal trials, using rodents. The laboratory is located in Nes Ziona, in central Israel, and hopefully positive results will come from these tests.
MIT has announced a new technology of supercharging electronic devices directly from a wireless network. The new system will work with the 6G standard. The 6G is expected to be available on the market by 2030. MIT focused on the most energy spent on radiating radio waves by communication systems that are not utilized. However, for current systems operating at frequencies of one gigahertz or less, this power is negligible. Currently, 5G networks designed for tens of gigahertz are already starting to be utilized.
Jacques Joaquim Yhombi-Opango, former president of the Republic of the Congo, died on Monday afternoon due to coronavirus, his family said. He was 81 and died in a Paris hospital. The former head of state’s family confirmed that his health had deteriorated in recent months, forcing him to live far from his country, particularly in France.
Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has urged the citizenry to stay indoors amid rising cases of Covid-19 infections. On Friday, the country reported a 20 percent increase in infections, from 585 to 717. His announcement marks a drastic shift in tone from his previous remarks about the virus.
A new Washington Post – ABC News opinion poll shows Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden leading by two points, at 49 percent to 47 percent, ahead of US President Donald Trump. The percentage difference is well within the margin of error to indicate a tie. The news comes in the wake of another survey which revealed an uptick in Trump’s approval due to his handling of the current coronavirus crisis.
Saudi Arabia is relying on a global telecoms service exploit to spy on its citizens. Dubbed SS7, the data mediation feature allows users to send messages across different networks and countries. It, for example, allows T-Mobile users to communicate with subscribers on the Verizon network.
Iran has gone to extreme lengths to preserve its nuclear program. Despite a flurry of devastating sanctions designed to cripple its economy, it has refused to abandon this dicey endeavor. Just to get a feel of how badly the sanctions have ravaged the economy, Iranian oil exports have fallen to just under 2.6 million barrels a month, from 4.6 million in 2018.
Coronavirus infection has spread to 177 countries worldwide. More than 37,000 people have died. The total number of positive cases has crossed 772,000. In India, five patients infected with coronavirus have died in the westernmost state of Gujarat. However, this death toll is higher than most states, which have recorded more cases than Gujarat.
Many countries in Europe are now under lockdown due to the coronavirus outbreak. Sweden is home to more than 4,000 cases and 146 deaths. However, the Nordic nation has taken on everyone else’s approach to fighting the coronavirus pandemic and preferred something very close to normal life.
Tanzania’s Ministry of health has announced five new coronavirus patients Monday, bringing the number of cases in the country to 19. According to a statement by Health Minister Ummy Mwalimu, the five new patients are all citizens of Tanzania. Two patients are from Zanzibar and three from Dar es Salaam.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu decided to self-quarantine on Monday after one of his aides tested positive for coronavirus. In a statement, Netanyahu’s office clarified that the quarantine decision was merely precautionary, as Netanyahu hadn’t come into any recent contact with the ailing aide.
After the news that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were moving from Canada to the United States, US President Donald Trump tweeted that “the U.S. will not pay for their security protection.” The couple, however, said they have no desire to seek security at the expense of the United States or any other government.
The lockdown situation issued by the Indian government in the fight against coronavirus has led to an indescribable and inhumane situation surrounding the desperate attempt of millions of migrant workers to return home. In the capital city of Delhi, many workers from different cities, like Kottayam, are trying to return to their villages.
According to Health Minister Mutahi Kagwe, four additional cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Kenya, bringing the total to 42. The first case was reported on March 13. The cases include one Kenyan, one Cameroonian, one American, and one Burkinese. Commenting on the coronavirus epidemic. Mr. Kagwe has urged all Kenyans to work together to prevent coronavirus infections, rather than leaving the burden to the government alone.
Families affected by lockdown legislation in Rwanda have begun receiving food assistance from the government. The number of cases of coronavirus infections has reached 60 people, while hundreds of others continue to be screened after encountering previous cases. On Saturday alone, Rwanda announced six new coronavirus cases.
Several prisoners are said to have escaped from Buriram prison in northeastern Thailand on Sunday, when a riot sparked by fears of the coronavirus broke out in the facility. The Justice Ministry has said that seven of the inmates have been re-arrested. During the riot, dozens of prisoners broke furniture and smashed windows.
Ugandan opposition leader and singer Bobi Wine has released a song asking people to wash their hands and criticizing his government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. In particular, his song criticizes the poor state of health care systems ins his country and others on the continent.
The number of deaths in Africa from covid-19 infection has risen from 117 to 134 in the last 24 hours, with the number of infections cases rising from 3,924 to 4,282, as per the latest statistics. In total, 46 African Union countries have registered at least one cases of coronavirus. Of these, 19 have recorded at least one death from COVID-19.
The coronavirus epidemic is affecting the global economy in the most serious of ways, and the Mexican government is scrambling to contain its spread. Even though the country has yet to implement a full lockdown, the coronavirus epidemic is taking its toll on the economy. Mexican drug trafficking syndicates have not been spared either. Just like legitimate businesses, they are beginning to feel the pinch.
At least four passengers have died aboard a cruise ship that is anchored off the coast of Panama and two people have tested positive for the coronavirus, the cruise line confirmed this on Friday. “Holland America Line can confirm that four older guests have passed away on Zaandam,” the cruise line said on a post on its Facebook page.
The military in Iran has completed work on a 2,000 bed capacity hospital in an exhibition center in the capital, Tehran. The Iranian military said the new facility, which includes three unit beds and several isolation wards, was set up in just 48 hours. It will begin receiving patients next week and will be used for those recovering from the COVID-19 virus.
Germany has recorded 5,331 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, registering a total of 56,202 in the country. According to Worldometers, 403 people in Germany have died and 6,658 have recovered. The Robert Koch Institute, the entity responsible for disease prevention and control in the country, indicates that the two most-affected states are Bavaria and North Rhine-Westphalia.
The United Kingdom has so far recorded more than 1,000 deaths due to the new coronavirus pandemic. This represents an increase of 260 deaths in the last 24 hours, as per an official report. The official number of the dead in the UK due to the coronavirus is now at 1,019, and the number of people confirmed to have been infected with the disease is 17,089.
The United States has filed an indictment against Venezuelan President Nicholas Maduro and four other associates for drug trafficking. The administration is offering a $15 million reward for information leading to the capture and conviction of the president, and $10 million for each of his conspirators.
South Africa has announced its first death caused by coronavirus as the nation began to ban travelers from foreign countries. The nation has more than 1,000 cases so far. South Africa’s defense and security forces have begun today to urge the implementation of lockdown measures on people to stay in their homes to combat the spread of Coronavirus.