Coronavirus

Coronavirus

UK to ban mass gatherings from next week to curb coronavirus

The British government will ban mass gatherings from next week in an attempt to curb the coronavirus outbreak, an escalation of its crisis plan...

Coronavirus cases exceed 1 million, wreaking world havoc

Global cases of the new coronavirus have shot past 1 million with more than 53,000 fatalities, a Reuters tally showed on Friday, as death...

UK to introduce more stringent measures to tackle coronavirus outbreak

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was chairing an emergency meeting on Thursday at which he is expected to approve moving to the "delay phase"...

Opposition Congress demands law against retrenchment in private sector till August

The Congress on Monday demanded that the central government bring in a law or rule to ensure there is no retrenchment of workers in the...

“It’s ridiculous”: Trump travel ban sows panic in European airports

Weary and confused travellers, many wearing face masks, rushed to board flights from European airports to the United States on Thursday after U.S. President...

Sewing machines become latest weapon against coronavirus

Smita Paul has been sewing scarves and clothing for her small fashion business since 2003 but ever since the coronavirus struck the Bay Area and created...

Toaster-sized ventilator from India helps hospitals in virus fight

Originally created by a robot scientist and a neurosurgeon to help India's poor, a toaster-sized ventilator is offering hope in the country's fight against...

India’s tourist industry sees crisis looming from coronavirus visa ban

Indian hotels and travel operators said on Thursday their industry would be hurt by the government's decision not to issue visas for visitors in...

India halts key policy plans as coronavirus hits revenues

India has dropped at least three crucial policy initiatives, including lowering import taxes on vegetable oils, as the outbreak of the coronavirus hits government...

‘IPL could go ‘TV-only’ over virus’

The Indian Premier League could be played behind closed doors because of the new coronavirus, an official told AFP on Thursday, as calls grew...