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Russia records highest coronavirus death toll yet


May 16, 2020

Russia on Saturday recorded its highest daily death toll yet from the coronavirus while new cases fell to the lowest level in two weeks. Russia is in second place in the world to the United States with 272,043 cases, with 9,200 new cases announced Saturday, the lowest number since May 2. But the number of deaths announced Saturday for the …

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Three doctors in Charsaddah test positive for coronavirus


May 16, 2020

CHARSADDA: Three doctors including Medical Superintendent (MS) posted at the Women and Children Hospital, Charsadda on Saturday tested positive for the coronvirus. According to Dr Ahsan, the two infected doctors were posted at the District Headquarters (DHQ) hospital. The doctors were quarantine soon after confirmation of the virus. He said a nurse at the DHQ hospital  also tested positive for …

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Punjab reports 287 new coronavirus cases, 11 deaths


May 16, 2020

LAHORE: 287 new coronavirus cases have emerged in Punjab, taking the provincial tally to 14,201, according to the Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department. 11 more deaths were reported, pushing the total number of provincial fatalities to 245. According to the department, 4,757 people have recovered from the virus. A total of 155,247 tests have been conducted so far. Earlier in …

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Harris and Fort Bend County COVID-19 test sites closed due to inclement weather


May 16, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — All Harris County COVID-19 test sites are closed on Friday and Saturday due to inclement weather in the Houston-area. Test sites will be open in Katy and Baytown on Sunday.   Harris County Public Health #StayHome ✔@hcphtx URGENT: All of our #COVID19 testing sites are closed today and tomrrow due to the weather. We plan to …

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Documentary on Santa Fe HS shooting to be released soon


May 16, 2020

SANTA FE, Texas (KTRK) — Two years after a student opened fire in an art class at Santa Fe High School, a documentary film about one of the victims is expected to be released soon. Eight students and two substitute teachers were killed during the May 18, 2018 mass shooting. Another 13 were injured. For the past year, Dallas-area filmmaker …

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HISD considers year-round school calendar


May 16, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Classes at Houston ISD schools could be held online for at least the first semester of the new school year thanks to the ongoing coronvirus crisis, according to district leaders. “We are prepared to continue the HISD at-home platform if required for the 2020-21 school year, or if future school interruptions occur,” interim superintendent Grenita Lathan …

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Thousands without power across the Houston area


May 16, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — As thunderstorms pass through southeast Texas, thousands of people are reporting power outages. Centerpoint Energy is reporting about 33,356 customers in the Houston-area are without power as of 5:34 a.m. According to their map, the outages are spread throughout the area, with concentrations in Rosenberg, Santa Fe, Missouri City and Houston’s southside. Wind gusts up to 70 mph …

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