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WHO voices concern as coronavirus cases escalate around the world

WHO voices concern as coronavirus cases escalate around the world

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NEW YORK: The World Health Organization (WHO) feared on Wednesday that the number of the coronavirus cases will escalate on a rapid scale around the world in the coming days. “In the next few days,...
Coronavirus the worst global crisis since WW II, says UN chief

Coronavirus the worst global crisis since WW II, says UN chief

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UNITED NATIONS: The coronavirus pandemic is the worst global crisis since World War II, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Tuesday, expressing concern that it could trigger conflicts around the world. Guterres said that the scale...
Saudi urges Muslims to defer Hajj plans over coronavirus

Saudi urges Muslims to defer Hajj plans over coronavirus

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RIYADH: Saudi Arabia's Hajj minister asked Muslims on Tuesday to temporarily defer preparations for the annual pilgrimage amid uncertainty over the coronavirus pandemic. Earlier this month, Saudi Arabia suspended the year-round "umrah" pilgrimage over fears...
Pakistan will be among hardest-hit economies by coronavirus crisis: UN

Pakistan will be among hardest-hit economies by coronavirus crisis: UN

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NEW YORK: Developing countries, including Pakistan, will be hit hardest by the economic shockwaves caused by the novel coronavirus crisis that has shaken the world and will need a support package of up to...
Europe evades sanctions, sends medical gear to Iran

Europe evades sanctions, sends medical gear to Iran

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BERLIN: European nations have delivered medical goods to Iran in the first transaction under the Instex mechanism set up to evade American sanctions on Tehran, the German foreign ministry said Tuesday. "France, Germany and the...
US sign deals to produce possible coronavirus vaccines

US sign deals to produce possible coronavirus vaccines

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WASHINGTON: The U.S. government has cut deals with Johnson & Johnson and Moderna Inc and said it is in talks with at least two other companies to expand manufacturing capacity within the United States...
Italy to continue lockdown until Easter as Infections rate drops

Italy to continue lockdown until Easter as Infections rate drops

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ROME: Italy on Monday extended an economically crippling lockdown until “at least” mid-April to stem coronavirus infections that have claimed a world-leading 11,591 lives. Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said any easing of containment measures would...
China pledges to continue support to Pakistan against COVID-19 pandemic

China pledges to continue support to Pakistan against COVID-19 pandemic

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BEIJING: China will continue to provide its best help to Pakistan against Covid-19 pandemic as both the countries have fine tradition of lending support and assistance to each other in the difficult time, Chinese...
German minister commits suicide after 'coronavirus crisis worries'

German minister commits suicide after ‘coronavirus crisis worries’

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BERLIN: The finance minister of Germany's Hesse state Thomas Schaefer committed suicide apparently after becoming “deeply worried” over how to cope with the economic fallout from the coronavirus, state premier Volker Bouffier said on...
British PM Boris Johnson tests positive for coronavirus

British PM Boris Johnson tests positive for coronavirus

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LONDON: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for coronavirus and is self isolating but will still lead the government’s response to the outbreak. “Over the last 24 hours I have developed mild symptoms...

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