50 cases in a day take COVID-19 count to 507


KATHMANDU: The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP), in its regular press briefing, shared the latest updates from across the country on government’s response to COVID-19 crisis.

As of today, 117,431 tests — including 38,736 tests through Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) method and 78,695 Rapid Diagnostic Tests (RDT) — have been carried out, where 7,036 tests were carried out in the last 24 hours.

At present, there are 25,030 people under quarantine in various facilities across the country.

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BENGALURU/LONDON: The United States has secured almost a third of AstraZeneca’s one billion possible COVID-19 vaccine doses by pledging up to $1.2 billion, as the world’s biggest powers scramble for medicinal supplies to get their economies back to work.

While not proven to be effective against the coronavirus, vaccines are seen by world leaders as the only real way to restart their stalled economies, and even to get an edge over global competitors.

After President Donald Trump demanded a vaccine, the US Department of Health agreed to provide up to $1.2 billion to accelerate AstraZeneca’s vaccine development and secure 300 million doses for the United States.

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Workers making hume pipes at an industrial area after the government eased lockdown restrictions in industrial and agricultural sectors, on the 59th day of government-imposed lockdown, in Kathmandu, on Thursday, May 21, 2020, . Photo: Skanda Gautam/THT

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HYDERABAD: After recently confirming his relationship with Miheeka Bajaj, Telugu superstar Rana Daggubati has now made it official with a roka ceremony.

The actor took to social media on May 21 to share moments from the private function with his fans and followers.

‘”And it’s official,” the Baahubali star wrote on Instagram while sharing a happy picture of the couple.
For the daytime ceremony, the couple opted for a colourful, floral decor and fairy lights.
In the photographs, Daggubati is seen beaming with joy in a white shirt with a matching white dhoti.

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KATHMANDU: Amitabh Bachchan knows how to stay fit even during the lockdown!

The Bollywood megastar made it evident by sharing a picture with his grandson Agstya Nanda where the duo are seen in the actor’s home gym.

Photo: Courtesy: Amitabh Bachchan/Instagram

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KATHMANDU: Batman was Bollywood actor Sonam Kapoor Ahuja’s favourite superhero, and she even went as one to a party.

Revisiting her childhood memories, the Prem Ratan Dhan Payo actress shared a throwback picture of her and Rhea from a party via her Instagram handle.

Photo Courtesy: Sonam K Ahuja/Instagram

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KATHMANDU: Some Hollywood celebs are making others envious of the gifts they receive, and now it’s Priyanka Chopra Jonas who’s doing so!

The Los Angeles-based Indian actor recently received a gift hamper from model and cookbook author Chrissy Teigen. Taking to her Instagram account, Chopra Jonas revealed the gift package sent her away by Teigen. Along with the photo, she has thanked Teigen for the gift: “Thank you @ chrissyteigen…#cravings@nickjonas.”

Chrissy Teigen’s gift hamper for Priyanka Chopra. Photo Courtesy: Priyanka Chopra/Instagram

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MUMBAI: Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Indian actor Akshay Kumar’s advice to deal with the crisis is brief and simple: “Sit it out”.

The actor took to Instagram to share his tip while sharing a throwback picture where he sits on a chair.

Referring to the current scenario, the actor wrote: “Sometimes its best to sit it out #ThisTooShallPass.”

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