Tag Archives: COVID-19

  • PM Modi announces $266 billion to boost pandemic-hit economy

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday that India would provide 20 trillion rupees ($266 billion) in fiscal and monetary measures to support an economy battered by a sweeping weeks-long lockdown to fight the novel coronavirus. ...

  • India looks to ease lockdown even as coronavirus infections jump

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday the country would look to ease a nearly seven-week lockdown aimed at preventing the spread of the novel coronavirus, despite also reporting its biggest single-day jump in cases. ...

  • NS Venkataraman COVID-19: Humiliation for USA/Japan/Europe — what next?

    The world community believes that China did not inform the world about the seriousness of COVID-19 in Wuhan, and did not share information about the challenges it faced in dealing with it. China has let down the world community. ...

  • China ‘shocked’ by US reversal on UN coronavirus action

    China and the United States both supported a draft United Nations Security Council resolution confronting the coronavirus pandemic on Thursday and it was “shocking and regretful” that Washington changed its mind on Friday. ...

  • US accuses China, Russia of coordinating on virus conspiracies

    The United States on Friday accused China and Russia of stepping up cooperation to spread false narratives over the coronavirus pandemic, saying Beijing was increasingly adopting techniques honed by Moscow. ...

  • Grim economic data reveals virus devastation

    A new raft of bleak economic data laid bare the crippling worldwide impact of the coronavirus pandemic on Thursday, as hard-hit Europe moved to further ease lockdown measures in a bid to get people back to work. ...

  • Pompeo has no evidence about virus lab leak: China

    China hit back Wednesday at US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo over his claims that the coronavirus originated in a laboratory in Wuhan, saying he "doesn't have any" evidence. ...

  • Fauci dismisses US claim coronavirus was made in Wuhan lab

    Dr Anthony Fauci, the US's top infectious-disease expert and a front-facing member of the White House coronavirus task force, has said in a new interview that there is no evidence the new coronavirus was made in a Chinese lab. ...

  • Beijing faces Tiananmen-like global backlash in wake of coronavirus

    An internal Chinese report warns that Beijing faces a rising wave of hostility in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak that could tip relations with the United States into confrontation, people familiar with the paper told Reuters. ...

  • Pompeo says ‘significant’ evidence that new coronavirus emerged from Chinese lab

    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday there was “a significant amount of evidence” that the new coronavirus emerged from a Chinese laboratory, but did not dispute US intelligence agencies’ conclusion that it was not man-made. ...