Morning news brief: China calls for 'de-escalation' in Myanmar, 3,000 nurses killed by COVID-19 & more

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New Delhi Published: Mar 11, 2021, 08:24 AM(IST)

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The UNSC condemmed the continued violence in Myanmar even as the US Treasury Department announced sanctions against two adult children of Myanmar's junta leader Min Aung Hlaing over the military coup. Meanwhile, in a major victory for US President Joe Biden the US House of Representatives gave final approval to the sweeping $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill 

Amid the pandemic, the global nurses' federation has warned of a looming exodus of health workers with at least 3,000 nurses having died due to COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic.

In a startling U-turn, former US President Donald Trump has requested mail-in ballot ahead of local municipal elections in Florida, voting again by mail despite his frequent attacks on voting by mail.

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It is time for de-escalation and diplomacy, says China at UN on Myanmar violence

Myanmar violence

The United Nations Security Council(UNSC) condemned the Myanmar military's violent crackdown against peaceful anti-coup demonstrators

Biden's $1.9 trillion Covid bill wins final approval in House

Joe Biden

The US House of Representatives has given final approval to a sweeping $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill 

'Mass traumatization': 3,000 nurses killed by coronavirus, exodus looming, says ICN

Nurses

ICN chief executive Howard Catton said the total number of the global workforce of nurses was 27 million with six million short during the pandemic.

Now, Trump requests mail-in ballot in Florida

Donald Trump

The records from the Palm Beach county supervisor of elections show that a mail-in ballot was mailed to the former president’s permanent residence at Mar-a-Lago.

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