Coronavirus

Coronavirus

Facebook commits $100 million to support news media hurt by virus crisis

Facebook on Monday pledged $100 million in financing and advertising spending to support news organizations, including local publishers in the United States, reeling from...

Indian farmers, consumers suffer as lockdown disrupts supply chain

A three-week lockdown in India aimed at stopping the coronavirus is preventing perishables from reaching its teeming cities, pushing up prices and forcing some farmers to...

India rolls out coronavirus call centres to stop stampede to hard-pressed hospitals

Health authorities set up coronavirus call centres in urban centres across India on Friday, scrambling to stop people flooding hospitals demanding immediate tests to see if...

US coronavirus cases surpass 100,000 as doctors cope with medical shortages

The sum of known coronavirus U.S. cases soared well past 100,000, with more than 1,600 dead, as weary doctors and nurses coping with shortages resorted to...

Walk down nostalgia lane for many as ‘Ramayan’ returns on Doordarshan

The "Ramayan" was back on television on Saturday, recalling for many those epic mornings an age ago when entire families, and even neighbours, gathered...

PM Johnson self-isolates after testing positive for coronavirus

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for coronavirus and is self-isolating at his Downing Street residence but said he would still lead...

India’s coronavirus heroes come under attack

They have been hailed as India's coronavirus "heroes", but doctors, nurses, delivery drivers and other frontline workers have been attacked and in some cases...

China’s Xi offers Trump help in coronavirus fight as Wuhan reopens to traffic

Chinese President Xi Jinping told U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday that he would have China's support in fighting the coronavirus, as Wuhan, the...

Emergency flights for tens of thousands stranded by virus in South Asia

Foreign governments on Friday stepped up operations to evacuate tens of thousands of tourists stranded by the coronavirus pandemic in remote locations across South...

UN enlists tech firms to help 1.5 billion missing school

The UN's education agency said Thursday it had forged a coalition with tech firms and nonprofit organisations to support more than 1.5 billion students...