Britain’s Johnson spends second night in intensive care

London: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was spending a second night in intensive care battling the coronavirus which has infected more than 55,000 across the country and killed nearly 6,200. “He stayed at work for you… now pray at home for him,” The Sun tabloid splashed across its front page Wednesday while the Daily Express said: […]

UN chief lauds WHO’s ‘tremendous work’ as Trump lashes out at ‘China centric’ world health body

United Nations:  The UN chief on Tuesday lauded the “tremendous work” of the World Health Organisation, even as US President Donald Trump accused the global health body of being “China centric” and criticised its handling of the coronavirus pandemic. “For the Secretary General, it is clear that WHO under the leadership of Dr Tedros (Adhanom […]

COVID-19: Trump threatens to freeze WHO funding, accuses it of being ‘China centric’

Washington:   President Donald Trump has threatened to put a “very powerful” hold on US’ funding to the World Health Organization, accusing the UN agency of being “very China centric” and criticising it for having “missed the call” in its response to the coronavirus pandemic. Trump slammed the global health agency for its early guidance aimed […]

Political prisoners should be among first released in pandemic response: UN rights chief

Political prisoners should be among first released in pandemic response: UN rights chief

United Nations: The UN human rights body has urged nations to release individuals detained without sufficient legal basis, including political prisoners, as the world body stressed the need to take a very close look at incarcerations and reduce overcrowding in prisons to prevent catastrophic rates of COVID-19 infection. Rupert Colville, spokesperson for the UN High […]

Next 7 days critical in evolving lockdown exit plan: Naidu

Next 7 days critical in evolving lockdown exit plan: Naidu

NEW DELHI: Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday said the final week of the ongoing lockdown is “critical” for evolving an exit strategy as data regarding the spread of coronavirus will have a bearing on the decision to be taken by the government. He also appealed to the people to abide by whatever decision […]

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