Tag Archives: COVID-19

  • Coronavirus crisis could plunge half a billion people into poverty

    The fallout from the coronavirus spread that has killed more than 83,000 people and wreaked havoc on economies around the world could push around half a billion people into poverty, Oxfam said on Thursday. ...

  • US criticizes WHO for ignoring Taiwan virus warnings

    The United States on Thursday accused the World Health Organization of putting politics first by ignoring early coronavirus warnings by Taiwan, which voiced outrage over criticism from the UN body's chief. ...

  • Virus attacks global economy as Europe, US deaths mount

    The coronavirus pandemic is battering the world's major economies and could spiral into the deepest global recession in generations, experts warned Wednesday, as deaths rocketed up in Europe and the US. ...

  • Himalayas becomes visible from plains of India after coronavirus lockdown reduced pollution

    The Himalayas have become visible from plains of India as the pollution levels across much of the country -- infamous for its dirty air -- have dropped sharply amid the country's lockdown as it tackles coronavirus. ...

  • Tsering Namgyal COVID-19: A Moment of Awakening for the World

    It is unfortunate that it would take a disease as powerful as COVID-19 to hammer home the message and to teach us how to be human again. ...

  • China’s virus pandemic epicenter Wuhan ends 76-day lockdown

    After 11 weeks of lockdown, the first train departed Wednesday morning from a re-opened Wuhan, the origin point for the coronavirus pandemic, as residents once again were allowed to travel in and out of the sprawling Chinese city. ...

  • Testing times for India in race to head off coronavirus epidemic

    India, like a lot of countries plunged into crisis by the pandemic, is struggling to ramp up testing for the coronavirus, but in few places would the odds of containing the disease appear so bleak. ...

  • Indians light lamps to heed Modi’s call for coronavirus comradeship

    Millions of Indians turned off their lights and lit up balconies and doorsteps with lamps, candles and flashlights on Sunday, in response to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s appeal to “challenge the darkness” spread by the coronavir ...

  • Indian state authorities warn coronavirus lockdown could be extended

    Authorities in some states warned on Saturday that lockdowns to rein in the coronavirus pandemic could be extended in parts of the nation as the number of domestic coronavirus cases rose above the 3,000 mark. ...

  • China to hold national mourning for coronavirus victims

    China will hold a national mourning event on Saturday to commemorate those who died in its fight against the deadly coronavirus, including 14 frontline workers. ...