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Here are Top 5 Global News Highlights from 26 March 2020
India’s Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced an economic package that will benefit migrant workers including urban and rural poor. Known as the ‘Prime Minister Gareeb Kalyan scheme’ it will be worth USD22.5 billion. Direct cash transfers will be made to eight specific groups of people. The government also announced USD66,000 insurance for healthcare workers for 3 months.
Late King of Pop Michael Jackson had predicted Coronavirus-like pandemic, or so claims his ex-bodyguard Matt Fiddes. Having worked with the pop-star for a decade, he says that Michael knew that natural disaster like virus was always present. Fidden would jokingly ask Michael not to wear a facemask for photographs. ‘MJ’ on the other hand, would respond that he can’t let his fans down by getting sick.
Death toll from Coronavirus pandemic topped 1.000 on 26 March 2020 in United States. Over 70,000 people have been diagnosed with Coronavirus infection in the country. Makeshift morgues have been set up in different parts of the country as existing system dwindles. President Trump has declared a public health disaster in New York due to its emergence as US’ biggest Coronavirus hotspot.
Apple CEO Tim Cook shared insights of a needful task performed by the company. Apple has sourced ten million masks to US and European governments in coordination with supply chain. Cook also urged people to stay home and stay safe enacting social distancing as the world battles Coronavirus outbreak. He also thanked medical and health workers for performing a tremendous job to tackle this outbreak.
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will convene the G20 countries meeting through video conferencing amid Coronavirus outbreak on 26 March 2020. Prime Minister of Saudi Arabia, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud will lead the summit. He will unite with the twenty leading economies to take a global response to this virus outbreak.
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