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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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Coronavirus

Another 15 Covid deaths, majority in Bangkok

THE Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) this afternoon (April 28) revealed details of the 15 coronavirus fatalities that occurred over the past 24 hours with nine patients having died in Bangkok, Sanook.com said. Earlier the Public Health Ministry’s Disease Control Department said there were 2,012 new Covid cases over the past day, a little

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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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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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