Top Chinese health official warns of virus rebound

Top Chinese health official warns of virus rebound

BEIJING: China still face the risk of a rebound in COVID-19 cases as 10 provincial-level regions have reported new locally-transmitted coronavirus cases over the last two weeks, a top health official warned on Monday. The National Health Commission (NHC) said that three new confirmed COVID-19 cases were reported on Sunday. All three were Chinese arriving […]

UK right behind Italy as worst hit in Europe

UK right behind Italy as worst hit in Europe

LONDON: The United Kingdom’s COVID-19 death toll rose by 621 to 28,131 as of May 1, just short of Italy which has so far had the world’s second most deadly outbreak of the disease after the United States. As Britain shadows Italy for the grim status of being the worst hit country in Europe, Prime […]

Trump says ‘glad’ Kim Jong Un ‘is back, and well’

Trump says ‘glad’ Kim Jong Un ‘is back, and well’

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump said Saturday he was “glad” about the reappearance of Kim Jong Un and that the North Korea leader is apparently healthy. “I, for one, am glad to see he is back, and well!” Trump tweeted, following Kim’s first public appearance in nearly three weeks after intense speculation that he was […]

Over 1,50,000 Indians in UAE register to return home

Over 1,50,000 Indians in UAE register to return home

DUBAI: Over 150,000 Indians in the UAE, who wish to return home amid the coronavirus lockdown, have applied through the online registration process to the Indian missions here, according to media reports. The Indian missions in the country last week opened online registration for the expatriates who wish to fly back home after getting stuck […]

Coronavirus originated from China’s Wuhan lab: Trump

Coronavirus originated from China’s Wuhan lab: Trump

WASHINGTON: US president Donald Trump on Thursday threatened China with fresh tariffs as he stepped up his attacks on Beijing over the coronavirus crisis, saying he had seen evidence linking a Wuhan lab to the contagion. The diatribe from the Republican incumbent came as data showed the United States shed more than 30 million jobs […]

Over 32,000 Indians in UAE register to return home

Over 32,000 Indians in UAE register to return home

ABU DHABI: More than 32,000 Indians in the UAE, who wish to return home amidst the coronavirus lockdown, have registered with the Indian missions here on day one of the opening of the online registration process, according to a media report. On Wednesday night, the Indian Embassy in Abu Dhabi announced the details of data […]

Over 7 million Afghan children at risk of hunger: Report

KABUL: More than seven million children in Afghanistan were at risk of hunger as food prices have soared in the country due to the coronavirus pandemic, a report warned on Friday. The Save the Children report said that the price of food was rising just at the time when children needed adequate daily nutrition to […]

China opposes any probe into COVID-19 origin

China opposes any probe into COVID-19 origin

BEIJING: China opposes any “arbitrary” probe into the origin of coronavirus pandemic that is based on the presumption of its guilt, Vice Foreign Minister Le Yucheng said. “This is an arbitrary investigation based on the presumption of guilt. That is what we firmly oppose,” Efe news reported on Thursday citing Le as saying. “We support […]

US decides against extending social distancing guidelines

US decides against extending social distancing guidelines

WASHINGTON: US president Donald Trump on Wednesday said that the federal government will not be extending its coronavirus social distancing guidelines once they expire Thursday, and his son-in-law and adviser, Jared Kushner, predicted that by July the country will be “really rocking again.” To underscore his confidence, Trump said he plans to resume out-of-state travel […]

Journalists’ working conditions hit hard by coronavirus

Journalists’ working conditions hit hard by coronavirus

Brussels: The working conditions of news reporters around the globe have deteriorated during the coronavirus pandemic amid job losses and attacks on media freedom, according to a survey published Thursday by the International Federation of Journalists. Three out of four journalists have faced restrictions, obstruction or intimidation while covering the coronavirus crisis, the group said, […]