Category Archives: News
Modi seeks ‘forgiveness’ from India’s poor over coronavirus lockdown
29 March 2020 | Alexandra Ulmer and Swati Bhat
Indian PM Narendra Modi asked the nation’s poor for forgiveness on Sunday, as the economic and human toll from his 21-day nationwide lockdown deepens and criticism mounts about a lack of adequate planning ahead of the decision. ...
Coronavirus could take up to 200,000 US lives says health expert Fauci
29 March 2020 | Brian Knowlton
Senior US scientist Dr Anthony Fauci issued a cautious prediction Sunday that the novel coronavirus could claim as many as 200,000 lives in the US, as officials described increasingly desperate shortages in hard-pressed hospitals. ...
Coronavirus quarantines lead to massive drop in air pollution
28 March 2020 | Katie Brigham
As coronavirus quickly spreads around the world, it’s forcing people to stay put, and wreaking havoc on the economy. Millions are either out of a job or working from home. ...
US leads global coronavirus cases, count crosses 100,000
27 March 2020 | Christine Chan
Confirmed coronavirus cases in the United States reached 100,040 on Friday, the highest number in the world, a Reuters tally showed. Italy is second with 86,498 cases and China is third with 81,340 confirmed cases. ...
Xi tells Trump China and US must ‘unite to fight virus’
27 March 2020
China and the United States should "unite to fight" the deadly coronavirus pandemic, President Xi Jinping said in a call with Donald Trump on Friday, as he called for the US to improve relations. ...
British PM Johnson tests positive for COVID-19
27 March 2020 | Joe Jackson and David Harding
The two men leading Britain's fight against the coronavirus -- Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his Health Secretary Matt Hancock -- both announced Friday they had tested positive for COVID-19. ...
Dalai Lama provides aid for essential supplies as India under lockdown
27 March 2020 | Tibet Sun Online News
Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama announced financial assistance to Himachal Pradesh to provide essential supplies such as food and medicine for the needy as India goes under complete lockdown to fight the global pandemic. ...
Three billion under lockdown as UN warns virus threatens humanity
25 March 2020 | Philippe Rater with Diego Urdaneta in Madrid and AFP bureaus
More than three billion people are living under lockdown measures to stem the spread of the killer coronavirus that the United Nations warned Wednesday is threatening all of humanity. ...
Prince Charles tests positive for Coronavirus
25 March 2020 | Alice Ritchie and Phil Hazlewood
Prince Charles, 71, the eldest son and heir to Queen Elizabeth II, is showing mild symptoms of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and is self-isolating in Scotland. His wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, 72, tested negative. ...
Modi puts India under lockdown for 21 days to fight coronavirus
24 March 2020 | Bhuvan Bagga with Aishwarya Kumar and Vishal Manve in Mumbai
India's 1.3 billion people will go under "total lockdown" for 21 days to combat the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Tuesday, sparking panic buying with shoppers clearing out shelves. ...