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China’s Xi offers more help to India in message to Modi amid Covid-19 outbreak

By AP and published by Channel NewsAsia Beijing – Chinese leader Xi Jinping today (April 30) offered additional assistance to India in battling the Covid-19 outbreak ravaging the country, putting aside a simmering rivalry and tensions along their disputed border. State media reported that Xi told Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a personal message of

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Coronavirus

Six provinces placed under highest Covid control

THE Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration’s (CCSA’s) big committee meeting chaired by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha this afternoon (April 29) placed six provinces under the highest control to rein in the current coronavirus wave, Sanook.com said. CCSA’s spokesman Dr. Taweesilp Visanuyothin said at 4 p.m. that the six provinces are Bangkok, Chonburi, Chiang Mai, Nonthaburi,

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Business

Creative start-ups and private flats: City of London eyes post-Covid future

  By Reuters Staff, published by News.trust.org London – London’s “Square Mile” financial district plans to convert empty offices into homes and offer lower rents to creative businesses as part of a recovery plan from the Covid-19 pandemic, which has left many working from home and once bustling streets deserted. Built around the vast fortress-like

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World news

Medical supplies flow into India as Covid deaths near 200,000

By Reuters Staff, published by Swissinfo.ch New Delhi – Vital medical supplies poured into India today as hospitals starved of life-saving oxygen and beds turned away coronavirus patients, while a surge in infections pushed the death toll towards 200,000. A shipment from Britain, including 100 ventilators and 95 oxygen concentrators, arrived in Delhi, said Reuters

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