India's coronavirus cases increase despite massive lockdown
The number of cases of the coronavirus in India has risen to 649 despite the government's country-wide lockdown. People are still leaving their houses in large numbers in order to buy essentials as supply slows down across the country. The government has also recently authorized the private sector to begin research and testing regarding the virus.
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Donald Trump abruptly cancels the Republican convention in Florida
US President Donald Trump announced Thursday that Republicans have scrapped plans to hold convention activities in Jacksonville, Florida. The move is a striking turnaround for Trump, who moved the convention to Jacksonville after North Carolina's governor raised public health concerns about having massive gatherings in Charlotte, as the GOP had long-planned
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Trumps says 99% of coronavirus cases are totally harmless
US President Donald Trump has claimed 99% of coronavirus cases are "totally harmless" after a surge of infections in the US. In a speech at the White House on America's Independence Day, the US president insisted his strategy to tackle COVID-19 was "moving along well" despite some states reporting record increases in cases. He branded the virus a "terrible plague from China"
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Nepal blames India over coronavirus outbreak
Prime Minister of Nepal, KP Sharma Oli criticized India over the coronavirus outbreak in the country. "Those who are coming from India through illegal channels are spreading the virus in the country and some local representatives and party leaders are responsible for bringing in people from India without proper testing," Mr. Oli said
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Obama criticizes Trump over coronavirus response
In an online address to graduating college students, former US President Barack Obama criticized Donald Trump over his coronavirus response. He said the pandemic had shown that many officials "aren't even pretending to be in charge". "More than anything this pandemic has fully, finally torn back the curtain on the idea that so many of the folks in charge know what they're doing," he said
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