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Nearly 20,000 Amazon workers in US got Covid-19

Amazon had earlier tried to play down the importance of sharing data on how the pandemic affected workers, despite criticism from current and former employees over the protection measures put in place by the e-commerce giant.

Covid-19 contact tracing app launched in New York

The app, called "Covid Alert NY", is free and available through Apple's App Store and Google Play for both iOS and Android, CNBC said in a news report.

Donald Trump says he condemns ‘all white supremacists’

During Tuesday's acrimonious showdown with Biden, debate moderator Chris Wallace called on Trump to explicitly condemn white supremacists.

PM Modi wishes President Trump, Melania Trump ‘quick recovery’ from COVID-19

Earlier in the day, President Trump had announced that he and his wife Melania Trump have been tested positive for coronavirus.

US judge blocks Trump’s H-1B visa ban

The president had argued that the US needs to save and protect jobs for its domestic work force at a time when millions of them lost their jobs due to the coronavirus pandemic.

US President Donald Trump, wife Melania test Covid-19 positive

The announcement came after White House adviser Hope Hicks, one of Trump's closest aide, was confirmed to have tested positive for the virus on Thursday.

Fire kills 13 at Chinese theme park at start of long holiday

Another 15 people were injured and taken to hospitals, where they were in stable condition, the official Xinhua News Agency said.

Trump in quarantine as close aide gets positive Covid test

Trump did not say how long he was planning to be in isolation -- he is regularly tested for the potentially deadly virus but the tests can yield false negative results.

Global Covid-19 cases cross 34.2 mn mark: Johns Hopkins

The US is the worst-hit country with the world's highest number of cases and deaths at 7,277,352 and 207,791, respectively, according to the CSSE.

Donald Trump biggest driver of Covid misinformation: Study

Research team identified 522,472 news articles that reproduced or amplified misinformation related to the coronavirus pandemic, or what the World Health Organization has called the "infodemic"
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