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(WAM) -- Sunday, the 24th of May, will be the first day of Shawwal 1441 H, marking the beginning of Eid al-Fitr, announced the Moon-sighting Committee in a statement issued after its meeting tonight at the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department. Sultan bin Saeed Al Badi Al...

Observatory experts say Shawwal crescent moon might not show today

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Taiwan confirms first COVID-19 death

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Feb. 17, 20 | 8:09 am

Focus Taiwan (Central News Agency English News)

A 61-year-old male living in central Taiwan was the first reported death from the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the country.

Minister of Health and Welfare Chen Shih-chung, who heads the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC), revealed that this was also the first community transmitted case.

The minister who was quoted in a report by Focus Taiwan, the Central News Agency’s English News, said the patient who had Hepatitis B and diabetes had not traveled overseas recently and had no known contact with COVID-19 patients.

He is the 19th confirmed coronavirus patient in Taiwan.

Authorities are still working to determine how the man became infected. Part of their checking are his phone records, medical records, and the CCTV footage of his travel history within the country.

The unidentified man was a taxi driver who had customers regularly travelling to and from China, Hong Kong, and Macau.

They have announced the 20th confirmed coronavirus patient. He is the younger brother of the taxi driver.

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UAE announces May 24 as first day of Eid Al Fitr

UAE announces May 24 as first day of Eid Al Fitr

(WAM) -- Sunday, the 24th of May, will be the first day of Shawwal 1441 H, marking the beginning of Eid al-Fitr, announced the Moon-sighting Committee in a statement issued after its meeting tonight at the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department. Sultan bin Saeed Al Badi Al...

Observatory experts say Shawwal crescent moon might not show today

Observatory experts say Shawwal crescent moon might not show today

Saudi Arabia astronomers have confirmed that the Shawwal crescent moon will not show on May 22 (Ramadan 29), Saudi Gazette reported. Experts at the observatory of Majmaah University in Saudi said that the moon will set before the sun today and will not be...

Pakistan plane crashes with 107 on board

Pakistan plane crashes with 107 on board

An aircraft from Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) carrying 99 passengers and eight crew members crashed at a residential area in Karachi on Friday, May 22. Pakistan immediately mobilized paramilitary troops and civil administration authorities to aid and rescue...

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