Germany reports about 80,000 COVID-19 cases, death toll over 1,000
Berlin [Germany], Apr 3 (ANI): The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Germany has jumped by 6,174 to 79,696, and the death toll has risen by 145 to 1,017 in the last 24 hours, the Robert Koch Institute, country's federal agency said on Friday.
UN disarmament commission's session postponed to 2021 over COVID-19: UNGA
New York [USA], Apr 3 (Sputnik/ANI): The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) has pushed back the organizational session of the UN Disarmament Commission to 2021 in connection with the coronavirus pandemic.
Trump's company seeks to defer payments as coronavirus rages on

Washington DC [USA], Apr 3 (ANI): Due to COVID-19 outbreak, businesses around the world are struggling to maintain their financial health. US President Donald Trump's company is no exception. It is asking its primary lenders to for breathing space amid the global pandemic, The New York Times reported.

Coronavirus: Japan extends travel ban to over 70 countries ; includes US, UK and China
Tokyo [Japan], Apr 3 (ANI): In a bid to contain the spread of COVID-19 in the country, Japan has decided to ban people having recent travel history to any of the over 70 countries including US, UK and China.
Chinese authorities declare national mourning on Saturday to commemorate those who died of COVID-19

Beijing [China], Apr 3 (Sputnik/ANI): The Chinese State Council decided on Friday to declare Saturday a national mourning day to commemorate those who lost their lives to the COVID-19 outbreak in the country.

Surging COVID-19 cases shows Americans not following social distancing : White House Response Coordinator
Washington DC [USA], Apr 3 (ANI): The surge in number of the coronavirus cases in the United States reveals that Americans are not following the Trump administration's social distancing guidelines, White House COVID-19 Response Coordinator Deborah Birx said on Friday.
Press Club leaders urge Justice for Daniel Pearl
Washington D.C. [USA], Apr 3 (ANI): The National Press Club and the National Press Club Journalism Institute urged Pakistani courts to reconsider a ruling that would lessen the sentence of a man convicted of masterminding the 2002 murder of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl.
Qatar Airways to add more cargo flights to India

Doha [Qatar], Apr 3 (ANI): Qatar Airways will add additional air freight capacity on its India route with operating a passenger aircraft carrying freight only from April 1. These flights will be in addition to the cargo carrier's existing freighter services.

Toronto to fine residents $3,500 for Failure to Keep 6-Feet distance
Toronto [Canada], Apr 3 (Sputnik/ANI): A failure to maintain a six-foot distance between two individuals not from the same household will now be punishable by a fine exceeding $3500, the City of Toronto said in a statement.
US to crack down on COVID-19 medical supply black market

Washington [USA], Apr 3 (Sputnik/ANI): US President Donald Trump will issue an order on Friday to crack down on the sale of COVID-19-related medical supplies in the black market, White House Trade Adviser Peter Navarro said during a press briefing.

Trump again tests negative for coronavirus
Washington D.C. [USA], Apr 3 (ANI): US President Trump has tested negative for the coronavirus a second time.
US Ambassador Brownback calls for release of religious prisoners amid COVID-19 outbreak
Washington D.C. [USA], Apr 3 (ANI): United States Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom, Sam Brownback has called upon countries to release religious prisoners during the coronavirus crisis.
Shenzhen bans consumption of cats and dogs
Shenzhen [China], Apr 3 (ANI): Just over three months after the outbreak of coronavirus in China, the south-eastern city of Shenzhen has become the first city to ban the consumption of animals raised as pets that include dogs and cats.
Overturning of convictions for Daniel Pearl's murder is affront to victims of terrorism everywhere: US
Washington D.C. [USA], Apr 3 (ANI): The US House Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs expressed its "deep concerns" over Pakistan court's decision to overturn the conviction of Omar Saeed Sheikh for the abduction and killing of Wall Street Journal journalist Daniel Pearl in 2002.
France records 471 coronavirus deaths in 24 hours Global COVID-19 infection cases cross one million, death toll exceeds 50,000 World Bank extends USD 1 billion emergency funding to India amidst COVID-19 battle Shoot them dead: Philippines President warns against violating lockdown Coronavirus: Death toll in Spain crosses 10,000 Nepal reports sixth positive case of coronavirus Iran has friends, no proxies: Javad Zarif hits back Donald Trump Sri Lankan Airlines temporarily suspends flight services from April 8-21 Pakistani clerics boo their govt's role in combating coronavirus Sindh HC reduces death sentence of key accused in Daniel Pearl murder case to 7 yrs in prison Sindh HC reduces death sentence of key accused in Daniel Pearl murder case to 7 yrs in prison WHO praises India's response to ward off COVID-19, say $22.6 bn stimulus plan will benefit those who live on daily subsistence COVID-19 crisis: Pak authorities sell relief materials, meant for poor, to retail stores in PoK US begins repatriation of nationals stranded in India due to 21-day lockdown Combating COVID-19: Scott Morrison announces free childcare program for working parents Australian researchers begin testing COVID-19 vaccines Cronavirus cases surge to 2238 in Pakistan US to distribute ventilators to coronavirus-hit countries soon: Trump Has been a 'sad, sad day,' says Johnson after UK reports 563 coronavirus deaths Hope Indian engineers succeed in making low-cost ventilator to fight COVID-19: US senior official COVID-19: Governor Reeves issues statewide stay-at-home order for Mississippi France death toll from coronavirus reaches 4032 China, India working to build closer developmental partnership: Xi Jinping US surpasses 200,000 cases, death toll reaches 4,477 20 people killed due to electric shock in Congo Italy's COVID-19 death toll exceeds 13,000 Coronavirus cases in Pakistan rise to 2071, death toll stands at 27 Combatting COVID-19: Sydney-based ex-PLA officer to export medical equipment to Australia India, China mark 70 years of diplomatic ties Indian-American infected with COVID-19 in need of plasma from survivor
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