More than 150,000 people were riding out a weakening typhoon in emergency shelters in the Philippines on Friday after a mass evacuation that was complicated and slowed by the coronavirus. The country now has 11,876 cases of the disease, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. "All concerned agencies are alert and on a standby".
The coronavirus pandemic has led to Iran temporarily releasing tens of thousands of prisoners. 61-year-old Adelkhah, a specialist in Shiite Islam and a research director at Sciences Po University in Paris, was in Evin prison in Tehran as she awaited her trial.
The newly launched stimulus package also makes it mandatory for government offices to only use Indian goods, which will set globalization in reverse gear. Among the several measures for consumers, the minister announced $6.6 billion in tax breaks for workers that will temporarily increase their take-home pay.
Russian Federation and the United Kingdom have the second and third highest number of cases, with about 240,000 and 230,000 confirmed infections, respectively. Europe, meanwhile, pushed ahead with plans to gradually reopen for summer tourism, even as fears persist of a second wave of infections in the pandemic that has forced more than half of humanity behind closed doors in recent months.
A Hutu businessman, Kabuga is accused of funding militias that massacred about 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus over 100 days in 1994. The French ministry of justice announced that the 84-year-old was picked up on Saturday near Paris where he has been living under a false identity.
Since May 7, the daily increase in confirmed cases in the world's second most populous country has consistently exceeded 3,000, and on some days even passed 4,000. The total confirmed cases include foreign nationals too. COVID-19 cases have more than doubled in a little over two weeks from around 34,000 on April 30 to 85,940 as on May 15.