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In first, Trump dons masks in visit to a military medical facility


BETHESDA, Md: President Donald Trump, who has avoided wearing a mask in public even as the coronavirus pandemic spread, donned one on Saturday at a military medical facility outside Washington where he was to meet with wounded soldiers and front-line health-care workers. The visit to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center marked Trump’s first public appearance with a face covering since the virus began sweeping across the United States earlier this year. Trump had previously refused to wear a mask in public or ask other Americans to do so, sayingRead More

74 more die, 2,521 test positive for coronavirus


ISLAMABAD: As many as 2,521 new coronavirus cases and 74 deaths were reported in the country over the past 24 hours, taking the national tally of cases to 248,872  and fatalities to 5,197. According to the National Command and Operation Centre, 2,521 new cases were detected after 24,211 tests were conducted in the previous 24 hours. 86,975 COVID-19 patients are undergoing treatment while 156,700 patients have recuperated from the disease. 15,626,38 tests have been conducted across the country so far. 103,836 cases have been detected in Sindh so far, 86,556Read More

Uzbekistan’s President addresses ILO Global Summit on COVID-19 and the World of Work


On July 8, 2020, Geneva hosted ILO Virtual Global Summit on COVID-19 and the World of Work, Uzbekistan MFA reports. According to the Permanent Mission of Uzbekistan in Geneva, the summit was attended by over 80 heads of state and government, international organizations, including the UN, WTO, WHO, World Bank, IMF. Participants presented information on measures taken to overcome the negative consequences of the pandemic at the national, regional and international levels. At the invitation of the ILO Director-General, President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev addressed the Virtual Global Summit. In hisRead More

NAM member states praise Azerbaijan’s efforts in fight against COVID-19


The Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) chaired by Azerbaijan has held its first online meeting on combating the COVID-19 pandemic, Foreign Ministry reported on July 10. NAM working group on COVID-19 was established upon Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev’s initiative on May 4. During the online meeting held on July 9, the representatives of WHO expressed gratitude for Azerbaijan’s international efforts in fight against COVID-19, including permanent support to the activity of WHO, and expressed support to the activity of the Working Group established upon Aliyev’s initiative. Moreover, the WHO representatives noted that based onRead More

Hikmat Hajiyev: Azerbaijan to continue bringing back its citizens from abroad


Azerbaijan will continue bringing back citizens from abroad next week, Assistant to Azerbaijan’s President, Head of Foreign Policy Affairs Department of the Azerbaijani Presidential Administration Hikmat Hajiyev said. Hajiyev made the remark at the briefing of the Operational Headquarters under the Cabinet of Ministers of Azerbaijan. “Some 250 Azerbaijani citizens who are on the border area between Azerbaijan and Russia, as well as the Azerbaijani citizens from Iran, Turkey and other countries are planned to be brought back to the homeland,” the assistant to Azerbaijan’s president said. “Approximately 200 ofRead More

Bushra Ansari apologises to drama critics, says she overreacted


Actor Bushra Ansari has apologised to drama critics and fans for her outburst last month. The actor was trending on Twitter for all the wrong reasons. Here’s what happened: Ansari left a harsh comment on a review of her drama serial, Zebaish, by YouTube channel Amma TV Aur Mein by Momin Ali Munshi and his mother Lubna Faryad. The idea behind the show is to review Pakistani dramas through the lens of an ordinary mom watching television. The reviews are supposed to be humorous, blunt and representative of what the common Pakistani womanRead More