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BAKU/YEREVAN (Reuters) - Azerbaijan and Armenia accused each other of killing civilians by shelling cities in and around Nagorno-Karabakh on Wednesday, in an escalation of a month-long conflict over the mountain enclave that has defied three ceasefires.
NEW YORK: Close to one billion people worldwide were confined to their homes on Saturday (March 1) as the global coronavirus death toll shot past 11,000 and US states rolled out lockdown measures already imposed across swathes of Europe.
ZURICH (Reuters) - On March 6, Gianluca Preziosa, the head of an Italian ventilator maker, received an urgent request. The Italian authorities wanted his help for an all-out effort to meet a desperate need for ventilators.
JAKARTA: Indonesia has estimated that the number of people who have had possible contact with Covid-19 (coronavirus) suspects to be at more than half a million, the authorities said, as the government started rapid testing for the virus on its population. This “high risk” group of between 600,000 and 700,000 people are scattered across the country, with South Jakarta being the worst-hit, the authorities said.
TEHERAN: Iran said on Saturday (March 21) that 123 more people had died from the Covid-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, raising the official death toll to 1,556 in the Islamic republic, one of the world's worst affected countries.
NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Nearly 1 in 4 Americans were under orders to close up shop and stay at home on Saturday, as lawmakers in Washington neared a deal that could pump a record $1 trillion into the economy to limit the economic damage from the coronavirus.
YANGON: Myanmar's Foreign Affairs Ministry announced a temporary suspension of issuance of visas on arrival and e-visa for all countries from Saturday, according to a statement from the Foreign Affairs Ministry on Saturday (March 21).
BEIJING/ROME/SINGAPORE/LONDON: TOKYO: Hundreds of millions of people worldwide kicked off the weekend under a coronavirus lockdown, as the global death toll accelerated sharply and the World Health Organisation warned the young they were "not invincible".
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern urged people on Saturday to cut non-essential internal travel and asked older residents to stay at home to help combat the spread of the coronavirus, which has now infected more than 50 people in the island nation.
KUALA TERENGGANU (Bernama): Police have closed off all main access roads to Kuala Terengganu town centre to curb public movement as part of the movement control order (MCO), which ends on March 31.