Sudden coronavirus lockout has created immense panic and confusion: Rahul Gandhi to PM Modi

Sudden coronavirus lockout has created immense panic and confusion: Rahul Gandhi to PM Modi

NEW DELHI: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday said the sudden lockout announced by the central government to combat novel coronavirus has created immense “panic” and “confusion”. In a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, he highlighted the plight of the poor and called for steps other than total lockdown announced by some developed nations […]

Coronavirus deaths in US could top 100,000: top health expert

Washington: The US government’s foremost infection disease expert says the country could experience more than 100,000 deaths and millions of infections from the coronavirus pandemic. Dr. Anthony Fauci, speaking on CNN’s State of the Union on Sunday, offered his prognosis as the federal government weighs rolling back guidelines on social distancing in areas that have not […]

Coronavirus global death toll crosses 31,000

Paris:The worldwide number of officially confirmed fatalities from the novel coronavirus rose to 31,412 on Sunday, according to a tally compiled by AFP from official sources. More than two-thirds of the deaths from coronavirus have now been recorded in Europe. Over 667,090 declared cases have been registered in 183 countries and territories since the epidemic […]

Iran reports 123 more coronavirus deaths, toll at 2,640

Tehran: Iran on Sunday said that 123 more people had died of the novel coronavirus, raising the country’s official death toll to 2,640. A health ministry spokesman told a news conference that 2,901 more cases had been confirmed in the past 24 hours, bringing total infections to 38,309. “Fortunately 12,391 of those who had been hospitalised […]

Coronavirus cases in Pakistan rise to 1,526

Islamabad: The number of coronavirus cases in Pakistan reached 1,526 on Sunday, amid officials stepping up efforts to contain the fast spreading deadly viral infection. According to the Ministry of Health, Punjab — the emerging hotspot of COVID-19 in Pakistan — recorded 558 cases, followed by 481 in Sindh, 188 in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, 138 in Balochistan, 116 […]

Coronavirus has revealed the nature of power

Coronavirus has revealed the nature of power

DAVID RUNCIMAN We keep hearing that this is a war. Is it really? What helps to give the current crisis its wartime feel is the apparent absence of normal political argument. The prime minister goes on TV to issue a sombre statement to the nation about the curtailment of our liberties and the leader of […]

India’s response to Coronavirus pre-emptive, pro-active, graded: Govt

India’s response to Coronavirus pre-emptive, pro-active, graded: Govt

NEW DELHI: India’s response to COVID-19 has been “pre-emptive, pro-active and graded”, the government said on Saturday, brushing aside the allegations that the 21-day nationwide lockdown was announced without any planning. The government said it had already put in place a “comprehensive response system” at its borders much before the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared […]

China to share coronavirus data with US: Trump

China to share coronavirus data with US: Trump

Washington: China will share its data related to the novel coronavirus pandemic with the US and the country will learn from Beijing’s experience, President Donald Trump has said, a day after he held an hour-long conversation with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping. Trump spoke to Xi over telephone, days after the US president angered Beijing […]

Iran reports 139 new coronavirus deaths, raising total to 2,517

Tehran: Iran announced Saturday that 139 more people had died from the novel coronavirus, raising the official death toll to 2,517 in one of the world’s worst-affected countries. Health ministry spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour told a news conference that 3,076 more cases had been confirmed in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of infections to […]