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Coronavirus

India’s Wockhardt strikes deal to supply COVID-19 vaccines to UK

Indian drugmaker Wockhardt Ltd will supply millions of doses of multiple COVID-19 vaccines, including that being developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University, under a...

Jodphur restaurant offers ‘COVID curry’ to scared customers

An Indian restaurant is hoping to win back customers afraid of eating out during the pandemic with a special "COVID Curry" and "Mask Naans". "This...

Top Indian ministers in hospital as virus cases breach 50,000 for fifth day

India's interior minister and the chiefs of two big states have been hospitalized with COVID-19 as the country's daily cases topped 50,000 for a...

IPL confirms September start in United Arab Emirates

The Indian Premier League on Sunday confirmed that the much-delayed 2020 tournament will finally start in the United Arab Emirates in September because of...

Amitabh Bachchan discharged after catching coronavirus

Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan said Sunday he had been discharged from hospital, three weeks after being admitted with "mild" coronavirus symptoms after testing positive for...

Virus rules leave Bollywood’s low-paid army stricken

India's coronavirus lockdown made little difference to Bollywood superstars but for the industry's vast army of low-paid, unskilled workers it meant unemployment, hunger and...

‘Model’ customers keep Tokyo diners at social distance

The coronavirus pandemic might have left many restaurants empty, but one establishment in Tokyo is relying on some model customers to enforce social distancing:...

Muslims perform Eid prayers, socially distanced and masked

Masked and socially distanced to fight the coronavirus, Muslims around the world held prayers on Friday to mark the festival of Eid al-Adha, with...

Tata Motors posts major loss as lockdowns hit sales

India's Tata Motors on Friday reported a major quarterly loss as coronavirus lockdowns hit sales in domestic and international markets including Europe and China. Mumbai-headquartered...

Growing toll from monsoon floods hampers South Asia virus efforts

The death toll from monsoon floods across South Asia has increased to more than 340 people over recent weeks, with villages still submerged and...