Trump jealous of COVID's media coverage: Obama

Milwaukee, Oct 28 (PTI) President Donald Trump has turned jealous of COVID-19 media coverage, said former US president Barack Obama in his matter-of-factly speaking style Tuesday, accusing his successor of converting the White House into a "hot zone".

"He's jealous of COVID's media coverage!" remarked Obama at a drive-in election rally in Orlando city of Florida, one of the key battleground states.

Over the past few days, Obama, the most popular Democratic leader has been holding multiple election meetings in Florida.

India: COVID caution goes for toss in Bihar election heat

Patna/Bhagalpur/Gaya, Oct 26 (PTI) With the campaign for the Bihar assembly election reaching a fever pitch, the Election Commission's warning of stern action for violation of COVID-19 protocol has gone unheeded with people gathering in huge numbers at rallies without wearing masks or caring for social distancing.

India: Schools not opening for now in Delhi: Kejriwal

New Delhi, Oct 24 (PTI) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday ruled out reopening of schools in the national capital for now.

"Schools are not reopening for now," Kejriwal told reporters on sidelines of an event.

The government had earlier announced that schools will continue to remain closed till October 31 in view of COVID-19 pandemic.

Trump says COVID-19 vaccine ready & coming within weeks

Washington, Oct 23 (PTI) US President Donald Trump on Thursday said that a COVID-19 vaccine is "ready" and going to be announced "within weeks" to combat the deadly disease that has killed over 223,000 Americans, as he debated with his Democratic challenger Joe Biden for the final time before the presidential election.

The debate, just less than two weeks ahead of the crucial presidential elections on November 3, started with opening remarks by both the candidates, when the mike of the other was muted.

79 Iraqi patients arrive in Turkey for treatment

18 Oct 2020; MEMO: A total of 79 patients, including infants and children, were brought to Turkey on Saturday for treatment upon the request of Iraqi authorities, Anadolu Agency reports.

The patients will be treated for heart, eye, plastic reconstructive and general surgery diseases.

The project that Medicana Hospitals have been conducting with the Iraqi Health Ministry for the last 10 years had been paused due to the novel coronavirus outbreak.

Australia: Melbourne eases restrictions after cases drop

Melbourne, Oct 18 (AP/PTI) Australia's second-largest city, Melbourne, has loosened lockdown restrictions as new and active COVID-19 continue to decline.

From midnight Sunday, Melbourne residents will no longer face limits on the time they can spend away from their homes for education or recreation. Previous restrictions allowing Melburnians to travel only 5 kilometers (3 miles) from home will increase at midnight to 25 kilometers (15 miles).

India: Guardians reluctant to send their wards to school due to Corona

Kanpur:  Guardians are in a hodgepodge as to send their wards to school opening in days to come. They seem to be in double mind. Fear and anxiety distress them badly. Although the school authorities are extending a guarantee of social distancing, sanitizer and temperature check, yet the fearing parents dangle between to be or not to be. They do not find themselves in making a final decision. 

India: Bihar minister Kapil Deo Kamat dies of COVID-19

Patna, Oct 16 (PTI) Bihar's Panchayati Raj minister Kapil Deo Kamat succumbed to COVID-19 early on Friday at AIIMS, Patna, family sources said. He was 70.

Kamat is survived by two sons and four daughters. His wife died a few months ago.

"Kapil Deo Kamat died of COVID-19 at 1:50 am (Friday) here at AIIMS, Patna. He was suffering from kidney failure and had been on ventilator over the past few days," Dr Sanjeev Kumar, the COVID-19 nodal officer of AIIMS-Patna, told PTI.

Nearly 700,000 Children In U.S. Test Positive For COVID-19

WASHINGTON, Oct 15 (NNN-AGENCIES) – Nearly 700,000 children in the United States have been diagnosed with COVID-19, since the onset of the pandemic, according to a report of the American Academy of Paediatrics and the Children’s Hospital Association.

A total of 77,073 new child cases were reported from Sept 24 to Oct 8, which was a 13 percent increase in child cases over two weeks.

Altogether 697,633 child COVID-19 cases had been reported so far, and children represented 10.7 percent of all those infected, said the report.

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