Beijing changed its decision to reopen schools for students in grades 1 to 3, after the city reported new COVID-19 cases for 2 consecutive days on Friday
Malaysia on Thursday pulled out of Hajj over coronavirus fears days after neighbouring Indonesia, the world’s biggest Muslim-majority nation, also withdrew. Millions travel from around the world to Saudi Arabia every year to perform the haj, a ritual that every Muslim must do once in their lives if able.
At least five Indians sustained injuries during their scuffle with Nepal’s Armed Police Force (APF) personnel at Narayanpur border point between Nepal and India on Friday morning.The clash erupted after a group of Indian nationals forcefully tried to enter Nepal via the border point at around 9 am today, according to Superintendent of APF Gangaram Shrestha.
Global stock markets have fallen amid fears that an uptick in coronavirus cases could cause more economic damage.The declines came after the US Federal Reserve warned that the American economy faces a long road to recovery.In the US on Thursday, the three main share indexes saw their worst day in weeks, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average down almost 7%.
Twitter has removed more than 170,000 accounts tied to a Beijing-backed influence operation that spread messages favourable to the Chinese government, including about the coronavirus. The company suspended a core network of 23,750 highly active accounts, as well as a larger network of about 150,000 “amplifier” accounts used to retweet and further boost the core accounts’ content.
The New Daily