Global virus deaths pass 150,000 as Trump endorses lockdown protests

  Washington,  Coronavirus deaths have surged past 150,000 worldwide with nearly a quarter of them in the United States, where President Donald Trump lent his support to protesters rallying against lockdown orders. Evidence is mounting that social distancing successfully slowed the pandemic after more than half of humanity — 4.5 billion people — were confined […]

G7 to discuss coronavirus pandemic on Thursday: White House

G7 to discuss coronavirus pandemic on Thursday: White House

 Washington, President Donald Trump and other G7 leaders will discuss international coordination of the coronavirus response by video conference on Thursday, the White House said. The remote meeting convened by Trump follows up on another virtual summit held last month and comes as the leading world economies remain under lockdown due to the pandemic. Trump convened […]

Coronavirus could see UK GDP fall 13 per cent in 2020: watchdog

  London,  Britain’s economy could shrink by 13 per cent in 2020 in the case of a three-month coronavirus lockdown, according to a scenario published Tuesday by fiscal watchdog the Office for Budget Responsibility. “The resulting 13 per cent fall in annual GDP in 2020 would comfortably exceed any of the annual falls around the […]

Xi calls for tighter supervision of workplace safety as China resumes work after coronavirus battle

Beijing,  President Xi Jinping on Friday called for tighter supervision of safety measures at workplaces as China gears up to resume work and production in a big way after over two months of battle against the coronavirus pandemic. Xi asked officials to strengthen monitoring and law enforcement of production safety even as coronavirus cases began […]

Trump announces to put a hold on WHO funding

Trump announces to put a hold on WHO funding

Washington, US President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he would put a hold on America’s funding to the World Health Organization, accusing it of becoming China-centric during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. We’re going to put a hold on money spent to the WHO. We’re going to put a very powerful hold on it and we’re […]

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson moved to intensive care as coronavirus symptoms worsen

  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 […]

China reports 30 new coronavirus cases; nine districts in Wuhan classified as low-risk’

China reports 30 new coronavirus cases; nine districts in Wuhan classified as low-risk’

Beijing, China has reported 30 new cases of the novel coronavirus, including five locally transmitted infections, even as nine of the 13 administrative districts of virus-hit Wuhan city were declared low-risk areas’ signifying a gradual return to normalcy, officials said on Sunday. China’s National Health Commission (NHC) in its daily report said other than the […]

Poor nations need COVID-19 research to avoid system ‘breakdown’

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. […]

Russian plane lands in US with medical supplies to combat coronavirus

  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. […]

US virus deaths pass 4,000: Johns Hopkins

US virus deaths pass 4,000: Johns Hopkins

Washington,  The total US death toll from the coronavirus pandemic topped 4,000 early Wednesday, more than double the number from three days earlier, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University. The number of deaths was 4,076 — more than twice the 2,010 recorded late Saturday. More than 40 percent of recorded deaths nationally were […]