Pakistan has emerged as a Covid-19 hotspot in South Asia with one of the highest numbers of daily new cases. Its strategy to deal with the outbreak has included a full lockdown, a selective lockdown as well as zero restrictions on mobility.
Novel coronavirus has infected more than 6.4 million people around the world. Here are pandemic-related updates for June 2:
Transport Minister Adil Karaismailoglu said masks, social distancing and hygiene are all indispensable for the “new normal”.
After 76 days of lockdown, China opens raid and road routes out of Wuhan where the highly contagious and deadly coronavirus that had emerged there late last year and spread across the world.
Professor of Internal Medicine Cemil Tascioglu, also known as "the teacher of teachers" passed away on Wednesday from the coronavirus, marking the first pandemic-induced death among Turkish health professionals.
From prominent London-based publications like The Economist to the cartoonist of India's left-leaning newspaper The Hindu, the editorial judgements reek of anti-Muslim hatred.
In a bid to stem the novel coronavirus spread, Jordan ordered all shops to close and all people to stay off the streets until at least Tuesday, when it plans to announce specific times for shopping.
Addressing a press conference in capital Ankara, Turkey’s Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said the novel coronavirus patient has been placed in isolation and all his close relatives have been quarantined.
The accelerating novel coronavirus outbreak has stoked violent swings in markets around the world.
Nearly 22,000 pigs have been culled since the outbreak was first confirmed last week in the border towns of Paju and Yeoncheon, but officials have yet to identify the infection route.
Victim was the grandmother of a five-year-old boy who died on Tuesday after crossing into Uganda with his family from the Democratic Republic of Congo.
A 5-year-old boy vomiting blood becomes the first cross-border victim of Ebola in the current outbreak, while two more people in Uganda test positive for the highly contagious disease that has killed nearly 1,400 in Democratic Republic of Congo.
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