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Coronavirus hits Egypt's administrative capital and grand museum 4.4.2020 Reuters: Money News
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Saturday postponed‮ ‬moving civil servants to a planned new administrative capital city to 2021 from 2020 due to the coronavirus epidemic, a blow to a flagship project for Sisi that has already faced ...
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Russian apartment block hit by gas blast during lockdown 4.4.2020 Reuters: World News
A gas explosion at a residential block near Moscow killed at least one person and injured four on Saturday, destroying several floors of the building housing 80 apartments, Russia's emergency ministry said.
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Incident response team for city 4.4.2020 The Assam Tribune
Incident response team for city
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Jalandhar Sees Dhauladhar Range For First Time In Decades Amid Lockdown 4.4.2020 NDTV News - Cities
The residents of Jalandhar seem to have rediscovered the scenic beauty around the city thanks to the 21-day lockdown that was enforced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi nationwide to contain the spread...
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Exclusive: Oil crash 'not permanent,' Mexico sticks to output, investment plans 4.4.2020 Reuters: Money News
Mexico will press ahead with oil investment and production plans, its energy minister told Reuters on Friday, arguing that a global crash in oil markets will be short lived and does not merit a change in strategy.
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In India, lockdown protects the rich – and exposes poor to a humanitarian and economic disaster 3.4.2020 Scroll.in
For Indians on the margins, social distancing, work from home and self-isolation are nonsensical ideas.
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Coronavirus forces San Francisco to put homeless into hotels 3.4.2020 Reuters: World News
By Nathan Frandino, Shannon Stapleton, Katie Paul and Stephen Nellis
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Born Amid Lockdown, Twins Named "Covid" And "Corona" 3.4.2020 NDTV News - Top-stories
The COVID-19 pandemic caused by a new virus may have brought the world to its knees, but that has not deterred a couple in Chhattisgarh to name their newborn twins as 'Corona' and 'Covid'.
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Mistrustful of state, Brazil slum hires own doctors to fight virus 2.4.2020 Reuters: World News
Emerson Barata draws a circular map of Sao Paulo's largest slum, Paraisopolis, and begins to mark confirmed coronavirus cases in blue ink. At the center of the favela of around 120,000 people, which crowds between luxury apartment blocks and high-walled mansions, he draws four ...
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India's Air Quality Has Improved Due To Lockdown: Pollution Control Body 2.4.2020 NDTV News - India-news
The nationwide ''Janata Curfew'' followed by the 21-day lockdown to combat the coronavirus outbreak have led to a significant reduction in pollution in the country with 91 cities recording air quality...
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Housing sales, demand for office space may shrink 2.4.2020 Rediff: Business
In a base case, the consultant said that sales could drop 25 per cent to 1.96 lakh units this year from 2.61 lakh units in 2019 across seven major cities -- Delhi-NCR, Mumbai Metropolitan Region, Kolkata, Chennai, Bengaluru, Pune and Hyderabad.
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Lockdown leads to lower air pollution levels 2.4.2020 Rediff: Business
The nationwide 'Janta Curfew' followed by the 21-day lockdown to combat the coronavirus outbreak have led to a significant reduction in pollution in the country, with 91 cities recording air quality in the 'good' and 'satisfactory' category on March 29, a Central Pollution Control Board report has stated. Travel restrictions and the closure of industries have helped reduce the pollution level, it said.
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Coronavirus: BMC sanitation worker is second case from Mumbai’s Dharavi area 2.4.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
The emergence of the virus in Asia’s largest slum has raised concerns as more than a million people live in the cramped locality.
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Mumbai Civic Body Identifies "Containment Zones" To Curb COVID-19 Spread 1.4.2020 NDTV News - Cities
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has identified over 145 "containment zones" across the city and sealed some of them completely with the help of police to prevent the spread of...
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145 containment zones in Mumbai to curb COVID-19 1.4.2020 Rediff: News
All the entry and exit points of these red zones are barricaded and no one is allowed to go in and out of these areas, the official said, adding that disinfectants were also sprayed to sanitise these places.
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How Jason Kothari bought a superhero entertainment company when still in college 1.4.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
An excerpt from ‘Irrationally Passionate: My Turnaround From Rebel To Entrepreneur’, by Jason Kothari, former CEO of Housing.com.
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Postcards From Wuhan: Residents Advice The World To Stay Indoors 1.4.2020 NDTV News - Latest
Life in the Chinese city of Wuhan, where the coronavirus first emerged, is slowly returning to normal as the government relaxes a more than two-month-old lockdown that cut the city off from the world...
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Watch: People Shower Flowers On Sanitation Staff In Punjab Amid Lockdown 1.4.2020 NDTV News - Cities
A video showing sanitation workers being applauded, showered with flowers and being offered garlands made of currency notes in Punjab's Patiala has gone viral on social media.
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"Some of us will die": India's homeless stranded by coronavirus lockdown 1.4.2020 Reuters: Top News
In a densely packed neighbourhood of Delhi, hundreds of homeless people queued up this week as volunteers doled out rice and peas from a vat in the back of a van.
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Postcards from Wuhan: residents tell the world to stay strong, stay indoors 1.4.2020 Reuters: World News
Life in the Chinese city of Wuhan, where the coronavirus first emerged, is slowly returning to normal as the government relaxes a more than two-month-old lockdown that cut the city off from the world and kept most of its 11 million residents at home.
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