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Forty Nine passengers on India Hong Kong flight test positive for COVID

More than 49 passengers on a flight from New Delhi to Hong Kong have tested positive for COVID-19, authorities said on Tuesday, as a two-week ban on all flights from India, as well as Pakistan and the Philippines took effect.

All of the passengers who tested positive flew into Hong Kong on a flight run by Indian operator Vistara on April 4.

The positive tests are significant as Hong Kong has been recording fewer daily cases than the total detected on the flight since it brought a fourth wave under control in January.

 

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President Joe Biden & Vice President Harris met with Asian Pacific American Caucus leaders

President Joe Biden and Vice President Harris met with Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus leaders in the Oval Office. President says We doubled down on our commitment to combat anti-Asian hate and discussed working together on everything from the American Jobs Plan to immigration.

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Chicago Police Release Video of Officer Shooting 13-Year-Old Boy

After public outcry over the Chicago police shooting of a 13-year-old boy shows the youth appearing to drop a handgun and begin raising his hands less than a second before an officer fires his gun and kills him.

A still frame taken from Officer Eric Stillman’s jumpy nighttime body camera footage shows that Adam Toledo wasn’t holding anything and had his hands up when Stillman shot him once in the chest about 3 a.m. on March 29. Police, who were responding to reports of shots fired in the area, say the teen had a handgun on him before the shooting. And Stillman’s footage shows him shining a light on a handgun on the ground near Toledo after he shot him.

 

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Saudi Arabia Announced First day of Ramadan 2021 is Tuesday, April 13

The first day of Ramadan will be April 13, Tuesday. The moon sighting committee in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia said that the crescent moon had not been sighted. Accordingly, Monday, April 12, will be the last and 30th day of Shaban 1442 Hijri which means, by default, the first day of Ramadan will be on Tuesday.

Sunday marks the 29th day of Shaban, the month before Ramadan according to the Islamic calendar. Ramadan lasts for one complete moon cycle, which is usually 29 or 30 days. The moon sighting determines the duration.

 

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US President Biden spoke with Jordan’s King Abdullah

  • Today, President Biden spoke with Jordan’s King Abdullah II to express his strong support for Jordan and to underscore the importance of King Abdullah II’s leadership to the United States and the region.
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US President Joe Biden visits vaccination clinic at Virginia Theological Seminary

US President Joe Biden visits  vaccination clinic at Virginia Theological Seminary

President says It’s an example of the kind of partnerships we’re seeing around the country — people coming together across different faiths to serve those most in need. It’s America at its best.

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Indian capital Delhi imposes night curfew ahead of ‘critical’ four weeks in COVID-19 fight

New Delhi on Tuesday imposed a night-time curfew until April 30 with much of the country struggling to contain a second surge in coronavirus infections that has eclipsed the first wave.

The next four weeks in India’s fight against COVID-19 will be “very, very critical,” said senior government health official Vinod Kumar Paul, warning that the respiratory disease was now spreading much faster than in 2020.

“The pandemic has worsened in the country…There is a serious rise in cases,” Paul told reporters.

Healthcare and similar frontline workers as well as people over 60 have been the main recipients of vaccinations so far. Inoculations of people above 45 began only on April 1.

 

 

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The U.S. is committed to end the race to the bottom on corporate tax rates

Jake Sullivan US National Security Advisor

The U.S. is committed to end the race to the bottom on corporate tax rates and prevent corporations from shifting jobs overseas.

A core piece of our national security strategy is national competitiveness: creating jobs & raising wages at home, not incentivizing tax havens.

 

 

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Saudi Arabia to allow only people immunised against COVID-19 to perform Umrah

The SaudiMinistry of Hajj and Umrah said in a statement that only “immunised people” will be granted permits to perform Umrah as well as prayers in the Grand Mosque in the holy city of Mecca. Umrah pilgrimage, starting from the holy month of Ramadan.

These include individuals who have received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, those having received one dose of the vaccine at least 14 days before performing the pilgrimage, or a person who has recovered from the virus, the ministry said The ministry also said it would increase the operational capacity of the holy mosque in adherence with COVID-19 measures and restrictions.

 

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Bollywood Actor Akshay Kumar tests positive for Covid-19

Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar has tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Taking to Twitter, Akshay Kumar shared the news this morning.

“I wish to inform everyone that, earlier this morning, I have tested positive for Covid-19. Following all the protocols, I have immediately isolated myself. I’m under home quarantine and have sought necessary medical care.