Chile’s police train dogs to sniff out COVID-19

Police in Chile are training dogs to detect people that may be infected with the novel coronavirus by sniffing their sweat. The dogs — three golden retrievers and a labrador — are between the ages of four and five. Until now they have been used to sniff out illicit drugs, explosives and lost people, police […]

China’s economy bounces back from pandemic contraction

China saw forecast-beating economic growth in the second quarter after a record contraction in the previous three months, as businesses cautiously returned to normality after strict lockdowns across the country. The figures released Thursday follow a string of data showing the world’s number two economy slowly emerging from the outbreak, and should provide hope to […]

US infections top three million as Trump pushes schools reopening

The United States topped three million confirmed coronavirus cases Wednesday as President Donald Trump pushed for schools to re-open amid a COVID-19 resurgence in many southern hotspots. The US remains by far the worst affected country, with over 131,000 deaths, while Brazil — whose virus-skeptic President Jair Bolsonaro has tested positive for the disease is […]

Court sentences Mongolian ex-PM to 6 years imprisonment for abuse of power

 A Court in Mongolia’s capital Ulan Bator, sentenced Former Prime Minister Jargaltulga Erdenebat on Monday to six years imprisonment for abuse of power. A criminal court in the Sukhbaatar district found him guilty of illegally owning protected areas with special licenses. The court said that Erdenebat also gave privileges to a mining company by abusing […]

COVID-19: Persons without face masks to risk 3yr jail term in Qatar

Qatar’s interior ministry has announced that wearing masks will be mandatory for everyone going outside starting on Sunday in the country. The minister disclosed that violators will be fined up to 200,000 riyals ($53,000) or jailed up to three years. The statement made available on the ministry’s Twitter account said those exempted from compulsory mask […]

Pakistan to lift lockdown amid rising COVID-19 infections

The Pakistani government has said that the nationwide lockdown would be lifted despite the rising COVID-19 cases. Prime Minister Imran Khan said that the coronavirus lockdown will be lifted on Saturday, even though the number of cases in the country is accelerating. According to him, the country’s large number of poor people and labourers cannot […]

Coronavirus: U.S. repatriates 997 Americans from Nigeria

The U.S. Mission in Nigeria has helped 997 Americans return home to reunite with family and friends during this time of unprecedented challenge posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. From April 6-8, three U.S. Consulate-organized chartered flights operated by Delta Air Lines and Ethiopian Airlines repatriated 850 American citizens from the Murtala Mohammed International Airport Lagos […]