Morning brief: Covid surge in Beijing schools, Russia deploys combat dolphins in Black Sea and more

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New Delhi Updated: Apr 28, 2022, 11:43 AM(IST)

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As China grapples with the pandemic in Shanghai, state-run Global Times reported that schools in Beijing have recorded one-third of total coronavirus cases in the capital city. In other news, Canada has declared Russian attack on Ukraine as an "act of genocide".

Schools in Beijing report surge in COVID-19 cases: Report

 The Chinese daily added that health authorities had begun nucleic acid testing among students and faculty in a bid to combat the virus. Beijing reported 46 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday with 138 coronavirus cases reported in six days in eight districts.

Ukraine Conflict: Canadian House of Commons unanimously declares Russian acts 'genocide'

Canadian lawmakers on Wednesday unanimously voted to call Russian attacks in Ukraine a "genocide". Members of the parliament said that there was "ample evidence of systemic and massive war crimes against humanity" being committed by Moscow.

India-Russia ties grew out of necessity as US couldn’t do it earlier: Antony Blinken

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has said that India forged its relations with Russia out of necessity, which is not the case with the United States as there is a growing strategic convergence between the two democratic countries.

Russia deploys combat dolphins in Black Sea amid Ukraine war: Report

United States Naval Institute(USNI) in a report said the Russian Navy has placed two military dolphins at the Sevastopol naval base. The dolphins were moved there in February when Russian President Vladimir Putin launched the "special military operation" on February 24.

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