Chicken imported from Brazil tests positive for coronavirus, says China | World News

BEIJING/SHANGHAI: A sample of frozen chicken wings imported into the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen from Brazil has tested positive for coronavirus, the city government said in a notice on Thursday. Local disease control centres tested a surface sample taken from the chicken wings as part of routine screenings carried out on meat and seafood … Read more Chicken imported from Brazil tests positive for coronavirus, says China | World News

Saudi Aramco to keep $75bn dividend despite dive in profits

Saudi Arabia’s state-owned oil giant still plans to pay $75bn (£57bn) to its shareholders this year even as the impact of the coronavirus caused its profits for the last quarter to plummet by 73%. The global slowdown in oil demand during the coronavirus pandemic pushed Saudi Aramco’s net income for the second quarter down to … Read more Saudi Aramco to keep $75bn dividend despite dive in profits

4 states have not made timely payment to Covid-19 healthcare workers: Govt tells Supreme Court – india news

[ad_1] The Centre on Friday told the Supreme Court that four states have not made timely payment of salaries to healthcare workers engaged in the battle against Covid-19. These states are Punjab, Maharashtra, Tripura and Karnataka. The Centre said that this happened despite a direction from the top court. The court then asked the Centre … Read more 4 states have not made timely payment to Covid-19 healthcare workers: Govt tells Supreme Court – india news

9 die after consuming hand sanitiser in Andhra Pradesh, police say they couldn’t find liquor – india news

[ad_1] At least nine people died when they consumed alcohol-based hand sanitiser in Andhra Pradesh’s Prakasam district in the last two days, the police said. The tragedy took place in Kurichedu town. While one person died late on Wednesday night, two others succumbed on Thursday night and six others on Friday morning. Three of the … Read more 9 die after consuming hand sanitiser in Andhra Pradesh, police say they couldn’t find liquor – india news

Buddy, first dog to test positive for coronavirus dies in New York

A German shepherd in New York that had the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in a dog in the US has died. Robert and Allison Mahoney of Staten Island told National Geographic that their 7-year-old shepherd, Buddy, developed breathing problems in mid-April after Robert had been sick with the coronavirus for several weeks. A veterinarian … Read more Buddy, first dog to test positive for coronavirus dies in New York

Scaled-down hajj begins in coronavirus era – in pictures

Attendance limited to 10,000 people already residing in Saudi Arabia, rather than the usual 2 million including from abroad, amid Covid-19 restrictions Main image: Hundreds of Muslim pilgrims circle the Kaaba, the cubic building at the Grand Mosque, as they observe social distancing to protect themselves against the coronavirus, in the Muslim holy city of … Read more Scaled-down hajj begins in coronavirus era – in pictures

Global report: obey rules to avoid second Covid-19 lockdown, leaders warn

France’s health minister, Olivier Véran, has warned that the struggle with coronavirus virus will be long, and that a second national lockdown will be avoided only if people stick to physical distancing rules. His comments came as the US death toll from the virus approached 150,000 and as Russia’s president, Vladimir Putin, said the recent … Read more Global report: obey rules to avoid second Covid-19 lockdown, leaders warn

Global report: downsized hajj pilgrimage begins amid Covid-19 restrictions

Muslim pilgrims have begun the annual hajj in the holy city of Mecca in a dramatically downsized version as the hosts, Saudi Arabia, try to prevent any outbreaks of coronavirus during the five-day pilgrimage. The hajj, one of the five pillars or most important practices of Islam and an obligation for able-bodied Muslims at least … Read more Global report: downsized hajj pilgrimage begins amid Covid-19 restrictions

In new Covid-19 order, Rajasthan govt announces fine for those not wearing masks in public – india news

[ad_1] The Rajasthan home department on Monday issued a separate notification under the state’s Pandemic Ordinance, 2020, with a view to strictly adhere to the protocols to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease. According to the notification, all workplaces have to be regularly sanitised and ensure that employees maintain social distance in office. If … Read more In new Covid-19 order, Rajasthan govt announces fine for those not wearing masks in public – india news

Process for human trial of Covid-19 vaccine begins in Kanpur hospital – india news

[ad_1] The process for human trial of the Covid-19 vaccine that Bharat Biotech has developed formally began at a private hospital in Uttar Pradesh’s Kanpur. The first set of participants, who have cleared the screening process, will be vaccinated on Thursday or Friday under medical supervision. Prakhar Hospital, one of the two facilities chosen for … Read more Process for human trial of Covid-19 vaccine begins in Kanpur hospital – india news