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    Coronavirus infection death toll jumps to 114 in India

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha / PTI . New Delhi | Updated at 03:07pm on April 07, 2020

    The death toll due to novel coronavirus rose to 114 and the number of cases in the country climbed to 4,421 on Tuesday, according to...

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    India eases malaria drug export ban after Trump threat

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 12:48pm on April 07, 2020

    India announced Tuesday a partial lifting of a fresh export ban on a malaria drug seen as a potential coronavirus treatment, after US president Donald...

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    Mumbai hospital shut after surge in cases among staff

    Agence France-Presse . Mumbai | Updated at 01:28am on April 07, 2020

    A major private hospital in Mumbai was shut to new patients and declared a coronavirus containment zone on Monday after 26 nurses and three doctors...

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    Doctors demanding virus safety equipment arrested in Pakistan

    Agence France-Presse . Quetta, Pakistan | Updated at 10:09pm on April 06, 2020

    More than 50 doctors protesting the lack of safety equipment as they battle the coronavirus were arrested Monday in the southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta,...

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    Fishing boat takes 202 Rohingyas to Malaysia

    Agence France-Presse . Kuala Lumpur | Updated at 01:47am on April 06, 2020

    Malaysia on Sunday detained 202 suspected Rohingya Muslims who arrived illegally by boat, a top official said, raising fears that people smugglers are back in...

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    Pakistan searches for pilgrims from mass gathering

    Agence France-Presse . Lahore | Updated at 11:39pm on April 05, 2020

    Pakistani authorities are searching for tens of thousands of worshippers who attended an Islamic gathering in Lahore last month just as the novel coronavirus was...

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    12 killed in Kashmir violence amid virus lockdown

    Agence France-Presse . Srinagar | Updated at 04:14pm on April 05, 2020

    Nine suspected militants and three soldiers were killed in two separate incidents in Indian-administered Kashmir, officials said Sunday, as authorities enforced a lockdown to combat...

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    Coronavirus spread to 30pc of India’s districts

    New Age . Online Desk | Updated at 12:54pm on April 04, 2020

    SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19, has spread to 30 per cent of districts across India...

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    Parts of Indian mega-slum cordoned off

    Agence France-Presse . Mumbai | Updated at 01:24am on April 04, 2020

    Indian police barricaded parts of one of Asia’s biggest slums Friday after two coronavirus deaths, as under-pressure prime minister Narendra Modi sought to dispel ‘darkness...

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    Modi for candlelight vigil to combat coronavirus

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 12:14pm on April 03, 2020

    Indian prime minister Narendra Modi asked all Indians to hold a nationwide candlelight vigil at their homes on Sunday for nine minutes, beginning exactly at...