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Human Rights Watch urges US to ease sanctions on Iran in COVID-19 crisis

Broad US-imposed economic s¬anctions are negatively affecting the Iranian government’s ability to adequately respond to the mounting health consequences of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, HRW's official website reported, according to IRNA.

India closes its railways for first time in 167 years

When Prime Minister Narendra Modi imposed a nationwide lockdown on March 25, Indian Railways took the unprecedented move of suspending passenger trains across the country until April 14.

Coronavirus cases reach 188 in Georgia

The number of cases of coronavirus has reached 188 in Georgia as of Monday morning, Agenda.ge reports.

Pope: Real heroes are those who are giving themselves in order to serve others

Pope Francis has begun the first of several Holy Week ceremonies that will be held behind closed doors this year because of the coronavirus pandemic.

China reports increase in new coronavirus cases, asymptomatic patients

Mainland China reported 39 new coronavirus cases as of Sunday, up from 30 a day earlier, and the number of asymptomatic cases also surged, as Beijing continued to struggle to extinguish the outbreak despite drastic containment efforts.

Coronavirus: Trump voices hope for ‘levelling-off’ in US hotspots

President Donald Trump has expressed hope coronavirus cases were "levelling off" in US hotspots, saying he saw "light at the end of the tunnel".

Boris Johnson hospitalized over COVID-19 symptoms

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been admitted to hospital for tests, 10 days after testing positive for coronavirus, BBC News reports, citing Downing Street sources.

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to donate $ 100 million to food banks of America

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos plans to donate $ 100 million to food banks across America, which is currently experiencing a severe and steep economic downturn due to the coronavirus epidemic, FoxNews reported.

Confirmed global cases of coronavirus pass one million - BBC

More than a million cases of coronavirus have been registered globally, according to the latest figures from Johns Hopkins University - another grim milestone as the world grapples with the spreading pandemic.

US Senator Martha McSally calls on WHO director to resign

US Senator Martha McSally is calling on the World Health Organization director general to step down over what she deems his assistance in covering up China's underreporting of the coronavirus, part of an escalating series of GOP criticisms of the organization, Politico reports.

Coronavirus: British Airways expected to suspend 36,000 staff

British Airways is expected to announce it will suspend around 36,000 staff, BBC News reports.

Germany's confirmed coronavirus cases rise to 73,522

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany has risen to 73,522 while 872 people have died of the disease, statistics from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious diseases showed on Thursday, April 2.

Number of COVID-19 infected in Azerbaijan increases

Forty-one more cases of coronavirus infection have been reported in Azerbaijan, news.am reports, citing haqqin.az.

Israel’s Health Minister tests positive for coronavirus

Israel’s Minister of Health Yaakov Litzman, 71, and his wife have tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), RIA Novosti reported citing Jerusalem Times.

Congressman Pallone calls for expanded US military assistance to Armenia

Congressional Armenian Caucus Co-Chair Frank Pallone on Tuesday called for expanded U.S. military assistance to Armenia and the immediate suspension in military assistance to Azerbaijan, citing the Aliyev regime’s ongoing attacks against Armenia and Artsakh, the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) reported.

Russian plane with medical equipment departs for US

A Russian plane carrying medical equipment, face masks has departed for the United States on the sidelines of the anti-coronavirus fight, reports TASS news agency.

COVID-19 updates: Death cases surpass 11,000 in Italy

Number of people infected with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) around the world has surpassed 785,000, according to the data released by coronavirus research centers.

Germany to test 200,000 people a day for coronavirus to replicate South Korea's success

Germany is planning to test 200,000 people a day for coronavirus in the hope of replicating South Korea's success in slowing the outbreak, it has emerged.

Trump refuses to pay security bill for Harry and Meghan

Donald Trump has said the United States will not pay for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s security protection after they reportedly moved to California.

Netanyahu's adviser tests positive for coronavirus

An adviser to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who met with the premier on Thursday has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, raising concerns that the prime minister may have been exposed himself.

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