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Indonesia releases over 5,000 inmates to prevent COVID-19 outbreak in ...

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Jakarta/Xinhua: Indonesia has released 5,556 prisoners in a bid to prevent the COVID-19 from spreading in prisons, Minister of Law and Human Rights Yasonna Laoly said on Wednesday.
Economic sanctions should be lifted to prevent hunger crises in countries hit by COVID-19 ...
New York/IBNS: As the world exhibits new bonds of solidarity in response to the coronavirus pandemic, it is a matter of “humanitarian and practical urgency to lift unilateral economic sanctions immediately,” to prevent hunger crises in pandemic-hit countries, a UN human rights expert, said on Tuesday. 
UN appeals to all Somalis to ‘come together’ in fight against COVID-19 pandemic
New York/IBNS: Like most countries in the world, Somalia is facing the unparalleled challenge of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, the United Nations system in the country noted on Tuesday, calling on its citizens to “unite” in stemming the spread.
UN launches COVID-19 plan that could ‘defeat the virus and build a better world’
New York/IBNS: The UN chief launched on Tuesday a new plan to counter the potentially devastating socio-economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, calling on everyone to “act together to lessen the blow to people”.
Thailand reports 127 new COVID-19 cases, 1,651 in total
Bangkok/Xinhua/UNI:  Thailand's Ministry of Public Health on Tuesday reported 127 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of infections to 1,651.
Number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Latvia approaches 400
Riga/Sputnik/UNI:  The number of cases of the coronavirus in Latvia has increased by 22 over the past 24 hours, which brings the total toll of those infected to 398, the Latvian Center for Disease Prevention and Control said on Tuesday.
Chinese mainland sees local COVID-19 cases dwindled to under 1,500
Beijing/Xinhua/UNI: The confirmed cases of indigenously-transmitted novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the Chinese mainland has decreased to below 1,500, with 510 patients suffering from severe symptoms, said Mi Feng, the spokesperson for the National Health Commission, Tuesday.
Qatar distributes 10 mln USD to Gaza's poor families to fight COVID-19 epidemic
Gaza/Xinhua/UNI: Qatar on Tuesday started distributing 10 million U.S. dollars to 100,000 poor families in the Gaza Strip to help them fight COVID-19 epidemic.
Coronavirus cases in France reach 52,128, death toll at 3,523
Paris, Mar 31 (Xinhua) The coronavirus cases in France have reached 52,128, with a death toll of 3,523, General Director of Health Jerome Salomon announced on Tuesday at a daily briefing.
S Africa records 1,353 coronavirus cases with 5 deaths
Cape Town/Xinhua/UNI: South Africa has recorded 27 new cases of COVID-19, bringing its total confirmed cases to 1,353.
Harry, Meghan relocate to California after stepping down as senior royals
California/UNI:  British royal family members Prince Harry and wife Meghan Merkel have reportedly kicked start their new life and relocated to sunny California in the United States after formally stepping down as senior royals on March 31.
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