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

WION Web Team
New DelhiUpdated: Mar 11, 2021, 08:49 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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Myanmar violence

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

Joe Biden

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


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.

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.