London, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who was in hospital due to persistent coronavirus symptoms, has been shifted to the intensive care unit after his coronavirus symptoms “worsened”, Downing Street has said. Johnson, 55, asked UK foreign secretary Dominic Raab to deputise for him as he was moved on Monday to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU)...

Beijing, China has reported 30 new cases of the novel coronavirus, including five locally transmitted infections, even as nine of the 13 administrative...

Paris, Research on the prevention of treatment of COVID-19 in poor and developing nations is urgently needed to avert a “complete breakdown” of health services, a coalition of more than 70 scientific bodies said Friday. The pandemic is currently hitting Europe and the United States the hardest, straining even their health systems to the limit. But there...

  Washington, A Russian cargo plane carrying 60 tonnes of medical supplies, including ventilators, masks and other protection gear, needed to treat the patients with COVID-19 landed in the US as the country wrestles with the coronavirus pandemic that the White House has warned could kill up to two lakh people during the next fortnight. The Permanent Mission of Russia...

Washington,  The total US death toll from the coronavirus pandemic topped 4,000 early Wednesday, more than double the number from three days earlier,...

London,  British Prime Minister Boris Johnson spoke to US President Donald Trump over the phone to discuss the coronavirus pandemic soon after he took to social media to announce that he has tested positive for COVID-19 and has gone into self-isolation. The 55-year-old, who is believed to be the first world leader to have tested positive for the deadly virus, said his...

Beijing,  China and the United States should “unite to fight” the deadly coronavirus pandemic that has ravaged the globe, said President Xi Jinping in a call with his US counterpart on Friday, according to state media. The two countries have clashed in recent weeks over the virus, but Xi told President Donald Trump that China “wishes to continue...

Washington,  The US Senate passed the nation’s largest-ever rescue package late Wednesday, a USD 2 trillion lifeline to suffering Americans,...

Dhaka,  Bangladesh on Tuesday initiated a process to “conditionally” release jailed former prime minister Khaleda Zia for six months amid the coronavirus outbreak in the country, Law Minister Anisul Huq told PTI. The 74-year-old opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party chief is serving a 17-year prison term in two graft cases since February 8, 2018. “The...

Beijing,  China reported 78 new confirmed cases, including 74 imported infections, while the death toll from the novel coronavirus increased to 3,277 after seven more fatalities were confirmed from the COVID-19, health officials said on Tuesday. The overall confirmed cases on the Chinese mainland have reached 81,171 by the end of Monday. This included 3,277 people who...