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Trump wears mask in public for first time during pandemic
WASHINGTON :President Donald Trump wore a mask during a visit to a military hospital on Saturday, the first time the president has been seen in public with the type of facial covering recommended by health officials as a precaution against spreading or becoming infected by the novel coronavirus. Trump flew by helicopter to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in suburban Washington to meet wounded servi ....
Weakening party unity invalid: Chairman Dahal
CHITWAN: Chairman of the Nepal Communist Party (CPN) Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said that the struggle against the disaster should be carried out unitedly. Addressing a meeting of the District Disaster Management Committee here today, he said that the struggle against corona and disaster should not be weakened. He said, “The country is at high risk of floods. At such a time, t ....
NSU protests against petroleum price hike
Nepal Student Union, a sister organization of the main opposition, Nepali Congress, organized a demonstration against price hike of petroleum products to ....
Relief materials dispatched to Barekot for landslide affected families
JAJARKOT : A helicopter of Nepalese Army carrying relief materials has left for Barekot of Jajarkot district from Surkhet, the capital of Karnali State, it has been said. The relief materials would be distributed to the families of those who have been killed and missing in a landslide at Barekot rural municipality-4, said Krishna Bahadur Rokaya, information officer of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Law of ....
Myagdi landslide: Death toll rises to 17, three injured
MYAGDI : The death risen to 17 after incessant rains in Myagdi. Police said that three persons were toll from a landslide in Myagdi on Friday has rescued alive. According to the State Police Office, Gandaki, a joint team of Nepal Police and Nepal Army found 17 people dead in a landslide in Dhawalagiri and Malika villages of Myagdi district. Among the dead are 10 in Dhawalagiri and seven in Malika. ....
Panama hospitals on verge of collapse as virus cases surge
PANAMA CITY : Hospitals in Panama are on the brink of collapse as coronavirus cases spike in the Central American country worst hit by the pandemic, where doctors are already exhausted. With a population of four million, Panama has gone from 200 cases a day to 1,100 over the last few weeks. "Our daily number of infected patients has been increasing in a sustained way to the point of passing 1,000 cases," David Villalobos, head of the intensive care unit at the Arnulfo Arias M ....
US records 63,643 new virus cases in 24 hours
WASHINGTON : The United States recorded 63,643 new coronavirus cases on Friday, according to a tracker maintained by Johns Hopkins University. As of 8:30 pm (0030 GMT Saturday), 774 people died of COVID-19 in the country in the past 24 hours, the Baltimore-based university said. The worst-hit country in the world by the pandemic, the US has recorded a total of 133,969 deaths out of 3.18 million cases. Thursday saw a record surge in cases, with 65,551 new infections. Experts f ....
U.S. to impose tariffs on French products amid digital services tax dispute
WASHINGTON : The United States plans to impose 25-percent additional tariffs on about 1.3 billion U.S. dollars worth of French products in response to the country's digital services tax that impacts major U.S. technology companies, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced Friday. "In determining the level of trade covered by the additional duties, the U.S. Trade Representative consi ....
WHO experts to visit China to plan COVID-19 investigation
BEIJING — Two World Health Organization experts were heading to the Chinese capital on Friday to lay the groundwork for a larger mission to investigate the origins of the coronavirus pandemic. An animal health expert and an epidemiologist will meet Chinese counterparts in Beijing to set the “scope and terms ....
Rural roads blocked in Bajura
Bajura: Traffic on rural roads in Bajura district has come to a standstill. Due to incessant rains, landslides in some places on the roads leading to various local levels have blocked the roads and closed the means of transportation.  According to the District Police Office, the Martadi-Kolti road connecting the eastern and northern areas, the road from Martadi to Gaumul Gaonpalika Ghatmuna, from Martadi to Ch ....