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'Amphan' intensifies into super cyclone over eastern India, Bangladesh

The India Meteorological Department on Monday said that extremely severe cyclonic storm Amphan over the west and central parts of Bay of Bengal has intensified into a "super cyclone" with wind speed above 200 km per hour

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Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Tuesday imposition of a curfew would be the last option to prevent the spread of coronavirus and that in such a situation he would first form a team of volunteers to supply food items to people, especially the poor and those belonging to low-income groups, on their doorstep

Pakistan seeks clarity about Saarc’s Covid-19 fund

Pakistan wants the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation’s (Saarc) Covid-19 Emergency Fund to be administered by the bloc’s secretary general and is seeking clarity about its utilisation

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Party leaders come together to mitigate spread of COVID-19

The Sri Lankan Prime Minister’s Media Division, in a statement, says that the support of all party leaders and public representatives in the recently dissolved Parliament will be obtained to mitigate the spread of COVID 19

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Indian Railways suspends all passenger services till April 14

The Indian Railways - one of the world's largest and most extensive rail networiks - has announced suspension of all passenger services till April 14 after Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared a 21 day lockdown across the county

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The Delhi government's Health Department has issued a detailed standard operating procedure in the wake of the statewide lockdown, followed by nationwide lockdown to contain the spread of Covid-19

India bans export of wonder drug - Hydroxychloroquine

In a significant move, India has banned export of hydroxychloroquine, an anti-Malaria drug which is believed to work as a medicine for treating Coronavirus infected patients as well

Modi shuts 133 cr Indians for 21 days to save them from Covid-19

In an unprecedented move, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday announced a 21 day nationwide lockdown that will bring everything except essential services to a halt in India

Bangladesh suspends all domestic flights from March 25

Bangladesh's Civil Aviation Authority has decided to suspend all domestic flights from Wednesday, Mar 25 to April 4 in an effort halt the spread of coronavirus infection

Bangladesh to release former PM Khaleda Zia from prison

The Bangladesh government has decided to suspend the effectiveness of BNP chief Khaleda Zia’s sentences and release her from prison conditionally, citing “humanitarian reasons” amid a surge in coronavirus cases

US reduces assistance to Afghanistan over political impasse

The US has decided to reduce assistance to Afghanistan by $1 billion this year due to the Afghan leadership's failure to form an inclusive government, the Stat Department announced

Pakistan coronavirus cases reach 903

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Pakistan has reached 903 on Tuesday, while the death toll stood at six, according to authorities

Bangladesh Army to assist civil administration in coronavirus fight

Bangladesh Army will assist the civil administration at the field level in the fight against the coronavirus outbreak as Bangladesh has confirmed 33 infections with three fatalities