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US formally submits withdrawal from WHO amid surge of COVID-19 cases

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WASHINGTON, July 8 (Net) -- The United States on Tuesday officially submitted its notification of withdrawal from the World Health Organization (WHO) to the United Nations secretary-general, setting in motion the country's exit from the global body in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
U.S. President Donald Trump and his administration repeatedly assailed the WHO for months and threatened to cut ties with the organization. Trump also announced in mid-April that his administration would halt...
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COVID-19 situation in India Death toll rises to 20,642

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NEW DELHI, July 8 (Net) -- India's federal health ministry said Wednesday morning that 482 new deaths due to COVID-19, besides 22,752 positive cases, were reported during the past 24 hours across the country, taking the number of deaths to 20,642 and total cases to 742,417.
"As on 8:00 a.m...
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Coronavirus: Global death toll rises to 540,764

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The global death toll from coronavirus reached 540,764 at 10:45 pm till Tuesday (Bangladesh Time), according to latest data from worldometer.

So far, 1,17,44,397 people have tested positive with coronavirus while 67,40,095 patients have made full recovery across the world, the source...
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Global Covid-19 infections top 11.4mn

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The confirmed coronavirus cases reached 11,409,805 globally with 533,684 deaths and more than 6.1 million recoveries as of Monday morning.
According to the latest tally from Johns Hopkins University, the worst-hit US has registered 2,880,130 confirmed cases with 129,906...
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US diplomat in Hong Kong says security law use a ‘tragedy’

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HONG KONG (Net) — The top American diplomat in Hong Kong said Monday that it is a "tragedy" to use the semi-autonomous Chinese territory's new national security law to chip away at "fundamental freedoms" in the Asian financial hub and create an "atmosphere of coercion and...
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