Tag Archives: COVID-19

  • Wuhan bans wildlife trade after coronavirus outbreak

    The city at the center of the coronavirus crisis has banned wildlife trade and farmers are being offered cash to quit breeding exotic animals. Both moves come amid mounting pressure for China to crack down on the illegal wildlife trade. ...

  • Global coronavirus cases surpass 5 million

    Global coronavirus cases surpassed 5 million on Wednesday, with Latin America overtaking the United States and Europe in the past week to report the largest portion of new daily cases globally. ...

  • Coronavirus cases in India pass one lakh, over 3,000 dead

    India coronavirus cases surpassed one lakh (100,000) on Monday, and over 3,000 people have died, despite the world's biggest lockdown for its 1.3 billion people imposed since 25 March by Prime Minister Modi. ...

  • WHO to kick off international meet amid US-China tensions

    The World Health Organization will on Monday kick off its first ever virtual assembly, but fears abound that US-China tensions could derail the strong action needed to address the COVID-19 crisis. ...

  • India extends lockdown to 31 May, to relax rules in some areas

    India on Sunday extended a nationwide lockdown to 31 May, as cases exceeded 90,000 and further clashes erupted between police and stranded migrants. Public places will remain mostly closed, though rules will be relaxed where cases are low. ...

  • China reports five new coronavirus cases, raises fears of second wave

    Mainland China reported five new confirmed COVID-19 cases for May 16, down from eight the previous day, the National Health Commission (NHC) said in a statement on Sunday. ...

  • India’s coronavirus infections surpass China, but contagion slowing

    India’s total novel coronavirus cases rose to 85,940 on Saturday, taking it past China, where the pandemic originated last year, though a strict lockdown enforced since late March has reduced the rate of contagion. ...

  • Trump says pandemic clouds US-China trade deal

    US President Donald Trump said on Thursday he was very disappointed in China over its failure to contain the novel coronavirus, and that the worldwide pandemic had cast a pall over his trade deal with Beijing. ...

  • India to provide free food grains to millions of migrant workers

    India will provide free food grains to millions of migrant workers hardest hit by a weeks-long lockdown as well as offer employment under a rural jobs program, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Thursday. ...

  • Ignoring social distancing, protesters mock Hong Kong leader Lam on her birthday

    Hundreds of protesters gathered in shopping malls across Hong Kong on Wednesday, flouting coronavirus-related social distancing rules to mock unpopular Chief Executive Carrie Lam on her birthday. ...