Trump: ‘I’ve never been against masks’

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US President Donald Trump has been seen wearing a face mask for the first time since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Speaking before his visit to Walter Reed military hospital outside Washington, he told reporters he would “probably” wear a mask and that he had “never been against” them – they just had “a … Read more

Coronavirus pandemic: Updates from around the world

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Medical workers check patients for COVID-19 at a drive-thru testing center in Melbourne, Australia on July 10, 2020. Recep Sakar/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images The Australian state of Victoria reported another 273 cases of coronavirus and one death on Saturday, according to the state’s Premier Daniel Andrews.  The state has now recorded 1,184 active cases — 57 … Read more

China ‘bigger threat to India’ than Pakistan: Sharad Pawar


Amid the border tension with China, NCP President Sharad Pawar has said China is a “bigger threat to India” than Pakistan. China’s military might is “ten times greater” than India, the former defence minister said, adding that Beijing has “weaned away” India’s neighbours to its side. The Centre should try to put international pressure on … Read more

Anupam Kher’s mother tests positive for coronavirus, actor’s report is negative


Anupam Kher’s mother, Dulari, tested positive for coronavirus. The veteran actor revealed the same on Twitter along with a video. The actor’s mother is admitted to Kokilaben Hospital in Mumbai. Kher’s brother, Raju Kher, his sister-in-law, and niece have also tested positive for the novel coronavirus. The actor’s reports, however, turned out to be negative. … Read more

The family socially distancing for years

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Dr Ian Banks has not been able to hold his grandson Lorcán since he was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis (CF) as a newborn baby. In a cruel twist of fate, the former A&E doctor has a long-term lung infection that could be deadly for the three-year-old. It also means he can no longer hug his … Read more