Top 10 world news today: Wuhan reports first case, Obama calls Trump admin chaotic and more

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: May 10, 2020, 07.41 PM(IST)

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Here are top stories that made rounds in the world arena today.

In a lengthy rebuttal, China refutes 24 US' lies over coronavirus

China has issued a lengthy rebuttal of what it said were 24 lies by some leading US politicians over its handling of the new coronavirus outbreak.

Iran cites coronavirus, and says it's ready for prisoner swap with US

If a swap goes ahead, it would be one of very few instances of cooperation in an otherwise deeply frayed U.S.-Iran relationship.

Pressure mounts on UK govt for public inquiry into higher risk of COVID-19 among ethnic minorities

They warned that the ongoing government review, led by Public Health England, into the factors behind the disproportionate impact of the deadly virus on BAME groups lacks transparency.

Boris Johnson tells Britishers to 'stay alert'

UK is ready to shift from 'stay home' to "stay alert". The social distancing message is being modified as the country is hoping to ease the lockdown restrictions.

India issues guidelines for post-lockdown factory restarts after gas leak

The NDMA said companies should consider the first week of restarting operations as a test run and not attempt to achieve high production targets during the period.

India, even as it observes Ramzan, to send 600 tonnes of essential food items to Maldives

Essential medicines will be sent to four countries -- Mauritius, Madagascar, Comoros and Seychelles. 

Wuhan, original epicentre of coronavirus, reports first new case in more than a month

The patient is currently in a critical condition, and his wife has also tested positive. No new deaths have been reported.

Obama describes Trump handling of virus as chaotic in a leaked call

Obama said the election "is so important because what we're going to be battling is not just a particular individual or a political party."

Formula One without a crowd leaves Lewis Hamilton with an 'empty feeling'

The six-time World Champion driver said: "It gave me a really empty feeling because the fans really make that race."

Flamingos flock to crowd-free Albania lagoon

The flamingo population is up to about 3,000 at Narta Lagoon. The 28-sq km (10-sq m) lagoon is 145 kilometres (90 miles) south of Tirana, the capital.

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