Singapore gears up to exit circuit breaker from Monday, reports 518 new coronavirus cases

Singapore gears up to exit circuit breaker from Monday, reports 518 new coronavirus cases

Sunday, 31 May 2020 | PTI | Singapore

Singapore is gearing up to lift its circuit breaker measures imposed to curb the coronavirus pandemic after two months, even as the city-state reported 518 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, taking the total number of infections to 34,884. Singapore's circuit breaker period will end on Monday, with measures to be progressively...

Protests over George Floyd death overwhelm US authorities again

Protests over George Floyd death overwhelm US authorities again

Saturday, 30 May 2020 | AP | Minneapolis

Fires burned unchecked and thousands protesting the police killing of George Floyd ignored a curfew as unrest overwhelmed authorities for another night in Minneapolis, and the governor acknowledged Saturday that he didn't have enough manpower to contain the chaos. The new round of tumult — which has also spread to other...

Russia records nearly 9,000 new virus cases

Russia records nearly 9,000 new virus cases

Saturday, 30 May 2020 | PTI | Moscow

Russia has recorded nearly 9,000 new cases of the coronavirus, roughly consistent with the increases reported over the past two weeks. The national coronavirus task force said Saturday that 4,555 Russians have died of COVID-19 and 396,575 infections have been confirmed overall. The relatively low mortality rate compared with other countries has...

Singapore reports 506 new COVID-19 cases

Singapore reports 506 new COVID-19 cases

Saturday, 30 May 2020 | PTI | Singapore

Singapore on Saturday reported 506 new COVID-19 cases, the majority of them being foreign workers residing in dormitories, taking the total number of infections in the country to 34,366. According to the health ministry, there were five community cases. Two community cases are Singapore citizens or permanent residents (foreigners), and three...

Coronavirus: Pak reports 78 more fatalities, death toll reaches 1,395; total cases nears 67,500-mark

Coronavirus: Pak reports 78 more fatalities, death toll reaches 1,395; total cases nears 67,500-mark

Saturday, 30 May 2020 | PTI | Islamabad

The coronavirus pandemic turned grimmer in Pakistan with 78 more fatalities in the last 24 hours, taking the death toll to 1,395, while the total cases of the deadly viral infection nears 67,500-mark, the health ministry said on Saturday. According to health officials, 532,037 COVID-19 tests, including 12,020 on Friday, were...

US 'very saddened' by what happened to the relationship with China: Trump

US 'very saddened' by what happened to the relationship with China: Trump

Saturday, 30 May 2020 | PTI | Washington

President Donald Trump has said the US is "very saddened" by what happened to its relationship with China, hours after he announced a series of decisions against it and blamed the Chinese government's "malfeasance" for the death and devastation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide. Amid escalating bilateral tensions over the...

China reports six new coronavirus cases

China reports six new coronavirus cases

Saturday, 30 May 2020 | PTI | Beijing

China has reported six new coronavirus cases, including four asymptomatic infections, health officials said on Saturday. Of the six new COVID-19 patients, two were imported cases and were reported from Shandong and Shanghai on Friday, China's National Health Commission said. Of the four new asymptomatic cases, three were reported from the coronavirus...

New York City to begin re-opening on June 8

New York City to begin re-opening on June 8

Saturday, 30 May 2020 | PTI | New York

New York City, the epicentre of the COVID-19 pandemic in the US, will begin reopening in a phased manner on June 8, bringing about 4,000,000 employees back to work, Governor Andrew Cuomo has said. New York City has been shut since mid-March as coronavirus ravaged the metropolis, which has reported over...

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