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Mt Fuji to be closed in summer due to pandemic

Mt Fuji to be closed in summer due to pandemic

TOKYO: Japan’s beloved Mount Fuji will be closed during this year’s summer climbing season to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, officials said Monday. Shizuoka prefecture, home to the country’s tallest mountain, announced they…




EU calls for independent probe of WHO's pandemic response

EU calls for independent probe of WHO’s pandemic response

GENEVA: The European Union and other countries on Monday called for an independent evaluation of the World Health Organization’s response to the coronavirus pandemic “to review experience gained and lessons learned.” More on Covid-19 The…






Morocco extends coronavirus lockdown to June 10

Morocco extends coronavirus lockdown to June 10

RABAT: Morocco is to extend its national lockdown to contain the spread of the new coronavirus until June 10, Prime Minister Saad Dine El Otmani said on Monday. Morocco had confirmed 6,930 coronavirus cases, including…