Tag Archives: Health

  • Beijing steps up coronavirus measures as dozens of cases emerge from a food market

    After weeks with almost no new coronavirus infections, Beijing has recorded dozens of new cases in recent days, all linked to a major wholesale food market, raising concerns about a resurgence of the disease. ...

  • Record rise in India virus cases raises fear of return of curbs

    India reported a record daily increase of novel coronavirus cases on Friday and became the world’s fourth worst-hit country, raising the prospect of the return of a lockdown just days after it was lifted. ...

  • India’s coronavirus cases cross 200,000, peak still weeks away

    India’s coronavirus infections crossed 200,000, official figures showed on Wednesday, and a peak could still be weeks away in the world’s second-most populous country, where the economy has begun re-opening after a lockdown imposed in March ...

  • India extends lockdown in high-risk zones, to allow partial reopening elsewhere

    India extended its coronavirus lockdown until 30 June in high-risk zones but permitted restaurants, malls and religious buildings to reopen elsewhere from June 8 despite a record high number of cases detected nationwide on Saturday. ...

  • India among 10 worst-hit COVID-19 nations as cases jump; air travel reopens

    India on Monday posted its biggest single-day jump in cases of COVID-19, overtaking Iran to become one of the 10 worst-hit nations, even as the government allowed domestic air travel to restart. ...

  • 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. ...

  • India extends lockdown for two weeks, with some easing

    The world's biggest coronavirus lockdown will be extended for two weeks beyond 4 May, the Indian government said Friday but with some easing of restrictions -- including for alcohol. ...

  • China virus epicentre Wuhan raises death toll by 50%

    China's coronavirus ground-zero city of Wuhan on Friday admitted missteps in tallying its death toll as it abruptly raised the count by 50 percent -- and as world doubts mounted about how transparent China has been. ...

  • India must not become the next coronavirus epicenter, World Bank says

    The world cannot allow India to become the next coronavirus epicenter, as the country’s health-care infrastructure is not equipped to handle the kind of outbreak seen in the United States or in several Western European countries. ...