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Top 5 News Headlines of The Day | April 16, 2020

Due to global efforts, new Coronavirus cases have now started to decline. As scientists say, the world has crossed the peak infection point and the rate has now started to decline. If countries continue to fight this war against Coronavirus then the pandemic could be defeated soon, a report suggested. Read more coronavirus news on the go. Download AlShorts app for 60 word news articles. Save time and energy. Read only what is sufficient. 

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One World: Lady Gaga's global concert for Coronavirus relief

Dozens of artists will soon perform at an online concert for Coronavirus relief efforts. Hosted Lady Gaga and Global Citizen, a charitable organization, the concert will consist of a six-hour pre-show available to stream online, before a two-hour main event airing both online and on television. The event will take place from 6 pm UTC on 18 April 2020.

Aramco denies offering deferred payments for crude

Saudi Aramco has denied reports that it has amended its payment terms on crude oil sales. “Contrary to a recent media report, Aramco has not made any offers of extended payment terms to crude oil sales,” Saudi Arabia’s national oil company said in a statement. Earlier reports suggested that Aramco has offered oil refineries in Asia and Europe option to defer payments for crude cargo deliveries.

Coronavirus restrictions in Australia to continue for 4 more weeks

Australia will keep following the Coronavirus restrictions for four more weeks. The unexpected move came as the number of cases is increasing globally. The country will now expand testing and trace known contacts of infections to further contain the outbreak. Local testing will also be initiated in many parts of Australia as a further response to outbreak.

IPL 2020 suspended till further notice

BCCI, the cricket governing body of India has suspended 2020 edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) until further notice. The decision has been taken due to COVID-19 outbreak. The tournament, which was originally set to commence on 29 March 2020, was initially postponed to 15 April 2020. India is under a nationwide lockdown until 3 May 2020.

South Korea's ruling party wins election landslide amid virus outbreak

South Korea’s Moon Jae-in win the 2020 elections in South Korea amid Coronavirus outbreak. This is the ruling party’s biggest majority win since the transition to democracy in 1987. Voters casted their votes in favour of President Moon Jae-in’s response to Coronavirus pandemic. The total turnout remained highest ever since 1992.

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