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Eid on lockdown

International | The Muslim holiday begins as COVID-19 cases continue to rise
by Mindy Belz
Posted 7/30/20, 07:17 pm

SAUDI ARABIA: Celebrations for Eid al-Adha, the Muslim “feast of sacrifice,” began on Thursday amid a surge of coronavirus cases in the Middle East. Mosques are widely closed and many countries are restricting in-home gatherings.

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Brazil conceals pandemic effects

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 6/08/20, 01:28 pm

A website that published up-to-date reports on COVID-19 cases and deaths in Brazil disappeared on Friday. When the country’s Health Ministry put the site back up on Saturday, it only showed tallies from the previous 24 hours. Johns Hopkins University on Monday morning showed Brazil in second place globally for the most confirmed cases at nearly 692,000 and third in the number of deaths at more than 34,400. Brazil is the seventh most populous nation in the world.

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Japan ends nationwide lockdown

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 5/26/20, 11:41 am

With the number of new coronavirus cases significantly dropping, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe lifted a state of emergency in the country’s last five prefectures, including Tokyo, on Monday. Abe also announced a new $930 billion stimulus package for companies most affected by the pandemic.

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