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Earth Hour: 'Turn Off Unnecessary Lights Tonight' Earth Hour: 'Turn Off Unnecessary Lights Tonight'
- March 29, 2020

Greenrock Chairman Eugene Dean said, "Our observance of Earth Hour is clearly different this year, however, we are all excited about the prospects, and look forward to the community participating this evening, between 8:30 - 9:30pm, by switching off their lights at home". (more...)
COVID-19: 724 confirmed cases; 17 dead, says Govt COVID-19: 724 confirmed cases; 17 dead, says Govt
- March 28, 2020

Karnataka reported its third death of a 60-year-old man, along with nine new cases, including a 10-month-old infant from Dakshina Kannada . "So far, we have been able to trace 550 people who came into direct contact with him and the number is growing". (more...)
Israel election: Netanyahu rival Gantz ‘agrees emergency unity government’ Israel election: Netanyahu rival Gantz ‘agrees emergency unity government’
- March 28, 2020

Rettig Gur says Gantz does not appear to have changed his opinion of Netanyahu but realized he was going nowhere as head of Blue and White. Israel's President Reuven Rivlin meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and Blue and White Party leader Benny Gantz, at the President Residence in Jerusalem on September 23, 2019. (more...)
When do the clocks change for British Summer Time? When do the clocks change for British Summer Time?
- March 28, 2020

Those that decide to stay in summer time will change their clocks for the last time in March 2021 and those prefer to keep winter time will do so from October 2021. The United States also moves their clocks twice a year, with a similar public reaction that has increased in recent years. This year, 32 states have proposed legislation to make summer time permanent - which means more sunlight all year long. (more...)
Russian Federation to close borders starting on March 30 Russian Federation to close borders starting on March 30
- March 28, 2020

Moreover, 49 people have now recovered, the Russian headquarters for prevention of the coronavirus spread said Saturday, TASS reported. According to official figures, Moscow continues to be the epicenter of the epidemic in the country with half of the new cases. (more...)
Number of deaths in Spain rises by 832 in just 24 hours Number of deaths in Spain rises by 832 in just 24 hours
- March 28, 2020

Second only to Italy in fatalities, Spain also saw infections rise to 72,248 on Saturday from 64,059 the day before. According to the data of Johns Hopkins University, Spain ranks fourth worldwide with the number of confirmed cases. Qingdao Municipal Bureau of Industry and Information Technology has mobilized two large textile companies to produce face masks to help the fight against the novel coronavirus epidemic. (more...)
In pics: Defying lockdown, thousands reverse migrate from Delhi NCR In pics: Defying lockdown, thousands reverse migrate from Delhi NCR
- March 28, 2020

Earlier, speaking to TV news channels, Kumar said the arrangement of buses to bring back migrant workers to their native states will defeat the very goal of a three-week nationwide lockdown over coronavirus, as the exercise "will increase the possibility of spread of the virus". (more...)
Afghan govt unveils gender-inclusive team to start Taliban talks Afghan govt unveils gender-inclusive team to start Taliban talks
- March 28, 2020

The prisoner release is expected to kick off the process of inter-Afghan peace talks, which have been in doubt for weeks despite a deal between the US and the Taliban late last month. Among the five women delegates is Habiba Sarabi, deputy leader of the government's High Peace Council. He also wants to restart talks with Ghani to devise a power-sharing deal, which until now the Afghan president has rejected. (more...)
World Health Organization confirms half a million cases of coronavirus World Health Organization confirms half a million cases of coronavirus
- March 28, 2020

In a reply letter to Ghebreyesus, Xi said China will continue to provide support for the worldwide community in combating the coronavirus disease. Tedros said that over 45 countries are contributing to the trial & more have expressed interest and defended delay in confirming the drug stating that the history of medicine is strewn with examples of drugs that worked on paper, or in a test tube, but didn't work in humans or were actually harmful. (more...)
COVID-19 | Pope holds dramatic solitary service for relief from coronavirus COVID-19 | Pope holds dramatic solitary service for relief from coronavirus
- March 28, 2020

Vatican News reported that the extraordinary moment of prayer in time of pandemic will last about an hour. Under rainy skies, the Urbi et Orbi ("from the city to world") blessing from Rome was shown on Catholic-run television channels and social media. (more...)
Sask. teachers returning to work next week to develop distance learning plan Sask. teachers returning to work next week to develop distance learning plan
- March 28, 2020

The two are also helping her with her YouTube and Facebook pages for her business, McRae Design, as she is posting how-to arts videos for people to follow along with. "But after three days of having a classroom with no kids, it was sad and depressing, so I'm working from home now ..." We have more work to do on our continuous learning plan, which we hope to roll out in the next couple of weeks. (more...)
US Coronavirus Cases Break 94,000, Most in World US Coronavirus Cases Break 94,000, Most in World
- March 28, 2020

The US had already surpassed China on March 27 with most number of confirmed coronavirus cases and Italy still remains the worst affected with the COVID-19 pandemic. Lombardy has now reported 4,861 deaths and 34,889 cases, up from 4,474 and 32,346 on Wednesday. Confirmed cases have soared over the past few days. (more...)
Motorman dead, dozens injured in suspicious Harlem subway fire Motorman dead, dozens injured in suspicious Harlem subway fire
- March 28, 2020

Goble began ushering passengers to safety before wandering into the smoke-filled tunnel. Authorities received a 911 call around 3:15 a.m.as the a train on the city's 1,2 & 3 subway line was pulling into the subway station at West 110th Street and Lenox Avenue in northern Manhattan. (more...)
US designates 20 individuals, entities on Iran: US State Deptt Spokesperson US designates 20 individuals, entities on Iran: US State Deptt Spokesperson
- March 28, 2020

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif urged the boycott of U.S. sanctions, though it was unclear if he was responding to the latest actions. "US even refuses medical furlough-amid #covid19-for innocent men jailed in horrific facilities", he added. (more...)
China cuts worldwide flights to stop imported coronavirus cases China cuts worldwide flights to stop imported coronavirus cases
- March 28, 2020

She was among the first twenty-seven people to have ever tested positive for the virus, and is believed to be "patient zero". Chinese officials claim the first coronavirus patient fell ill on December 7. The government pressed millions of residential complexes in Beijing and other cities to begin monitoring of body temperatures. China continues to deny any wrongdoing and has raised objections to the rhetoric propagated by the United States. (more...)
SA records first 2 COVID-19 deaths, cases surpass 1,000 mark SA records first 2 COVID-19 deaths, cases surpass 1,000 mark
- March 28, 2020

Members of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) could be patrolling the country's streets well beyond the 21-day lockdown period. About half of African countries with the virus have only imported cases from overseas. South Africa is the most industrialized country in Africa, but it is already in a recession, with unemployment at 29%. During South Africa's shutdown there will be no jogging, dog-walking or sale of alcohol across the country, which has so far the highest number of ... (more...)
Alabama girl, 4, missing for 2 days found safe with her dog Alabama girl, 4, missing for 2 days found safe with her dog
- March 28, 2020

Jones said the girl was in the care of a longtime family friend while walking Evelyn's hound dog in a heavily wooded backyard in the 5000 block of Lee Road 66. "They are searching very thoroughly, " Peacock said. The hound dog was at her side when she was found. The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency issued an Amber Alert for the missing girl. (more...)
Trump to travel to see naval hospital ship deploy to NYC Trump to travel to see naval hospital ship deploy to NYC
- March 28, 2020

Both ships also are equipped with digital radiological services, a medical laboratory, a pharmacy, an optometry lab and a CAT scan. The number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 in NY had climbed to 3,800 this week, including close to 900 in intensive care, with the peak of the outbreak weeks away. (more...)
The $2 Trillion Coronavirus Stimulus Package Has Passed the House. Now What? The $2 Trillion Coronavirus Stimulus Package Has Passed the House. Now What?
- March 28, 2020

The bill's passage came after an emotional three-hour debate on the House floor in which members of both parties largely voiced support for the measure despite some misgivings. Trump has indicated he will quickly sign the measure into law, triggering millions of rebate checks of up to $3,400 for an average American family of four. (more...)
Spain reports 769 new deaths but says daily rise stabilising #52480 Spain reports 769 new deaths but says daily rise stabilising #52480
- March 28, 2020

The death toll on Thursday was 655, while on Wednesday - the previous record - there were 738 deaths. Spain has the world's second-highest death toll after Italy, and has so far suffered 4,858 deaths, while the number of cases jumped to 64,059. (more...)

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