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Top 5 News Headlines of The Day | April 7, 2020

For the first time in two months, the world is seeing a ray of hope as countries most affected by Coronavirus reported declining death figures. Impact of the outbreak will take many years to subside from lives due to the immense loss. Financial markets have also shot up a bit from last few sessions due to drop in deaths and cases. Read crisp and short news articles on AlShorts app. Save time, read news in 60 words.

Here are Top 5 News Headline from The Day-

Canadian actress and activist Shirley Douglas passes away at 86

Canadian actress and civil rights activist Shirley Douglas died on 5 April 2020. According to her son actor Kiefer Sutherland, Douglas died due to pneumonia. Sutherland specifically mentioned that his mother's death was not related to novel Coronavirus disease. Douglas is known for her campaigning for several causes. She spent her acting career between Canada and Hollywood.

European Union approves monetary support scheme for virus-hit firms

European Union has approved a USD61.6 billion scheme to shield private businesses from impact of Coronavirus pandemic. The scheme would provide relief to businesses in forms of tax cuts and subsidies so that they maintain production and employment of workforce as economic crisis from Coronavirus deepens. The package will apparently include United Kingdom as it is still under the transition period of its exit from EU.

COVID-19 Update: Indian government to implement Ministers and MPs' salary cut

India’s Minister of Information & Broadcasting Prakash Javdekar held a press briefing cabinet meeting. All MPs and President will be taking 30% salary cut for next year with immediate effect. All MPs will also contribute INR79 billion from Members of Parliament Local Area Development fund for the next two years. The total amount will go to the Considolated Fund of India to help the country against Coronavirus.

Spain records lowest Coronavirus death toll in over two weeks

Spain reported the lowest number of new Coronavirus deaths in more than two weeks, a sign that Europe’s biggest outbreak is slowing. Death toll in the country was recorded at 637 in the past 24 hours, a smaller count than previous day 674 deaths. The entire country is under lockdown since 15 March 2020, yet Spain is planning to extend the lockdown period to 25 April 2020.

Tiger at NYC's Bronx Zoo tested positive for Coronavirus

A tiger from US’s Bronx Zoo tested positive for Coronavirus, as reported by the federal officials and zoo authorities. This is the first infection in an animal in the United States. Along with this four year of Malayan tiger named Nadia, six others are also reportedly ill. It has been stated that this was passed by a zoo employee who was earlier showing symptoms.

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