Trump restricts travel from Europe12 Mar, 2020
Trump, in a rare Oval Office address to the nation Wednesday night, said the monthlong restriction on travel would begin late Friday, at midnight. After days of playing down the coronavirus threat, he blamed Europe for not acting quickly enough to address the “foreign virus” and claimed that U.S. clusters were “seeded” by European travelers.
India suspends all tourist visas till April 1512 Mar, 2020
The suspension will come into effect from 12 p.m. GMT (5.30 p.m. IST) on March 13 at the port of departure.
Coronavirus confirmed as pandemic by World Health Organization12 Mar, 2020
WHO chief Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the number of cases outside China had increased 13-fold over the past two weeks. He said he was "deeply concerned" by "alarming levels of inaction" over the virus
Coronoavirus: UK Health Minister Nadine Dorries tests positive11 Mar, 2020
Ms Dorries said she has been self-isolating at home, - Labour MP Rachael Maskell said she has since been told to do the same as she had met Ms Dorries.
Italy passes 10,000 infections as clusters spur worry in US11 Mar, 2020
In the U.S., the caseload passed 1,000, and outbreaks on both sides of the country were stirring alarm, while in Europe, an increasingly locked-down Italy counted more than 10,000 infections and recorded soaring deaths among its aging population.
Coronavirus: Italy extends emergency measures nationwide10 Mar, 2020
Italy's coronavirus death toll jumped from 366 to 463 on Monday. It is the worst-hit country after China.
Xi visits virus’ epicenter as fears of recession grip world10 Mar, 2020
President Xi Jinping’s trip to the coronavirus’ epicenter of Wuhan — his first since the start of the outbreak — came as parts of his country return to normalcy, and was a sign of the diminishing threat the illness presents in China as it spreads west.
Women fill streets of world’s cities with call for justice10 Mar, 2020
Women filled the streets of the world’s largest cities Sunday to protest gender violence and inequality on International Women’s Day, with the mothers of murdered girls leading a march in Mexico City and participants in Paris inveighing against the “virus of the patriarchy.” While many protests were peaceful celebrations others were marred by tension, with security forces arresting demonstrators at a rally in Kyrgyzstan and police reportedly using tear gas to break up a demonstration by...
North Korea flies out foreign diplomats amid virus fight09 Mar, 2020
North Korea has not publicly confirmed a single case of the COVID-19 illness, but its state media have reported that thousands of people have been quarantined as part of strict prevention measures.
Stocks, oil prices plunge as virus closes sites around world09 Mar, 2020
Shares in Asia and the Mideast and U.S. futures were down sharply, reports on the health of the economies of Japan and China stirred more unease, and the downturn was being felt by people around the world.
Coronavirus: Italy death toll soars amid travel ban09 Mar, 2020
The number of people to have died from the coronavirus in Italy has shot up by 133 in a day to 366, officials say. The total number of infections leapt 25% to 7,375 from 5,883, according to the Civil Protection agency.
Royal farewell: Harry, Meghan on final duty before new life08 Mar, 2020
The service marks the end of a two-month drama that began when the couple announced plans to walk away from their roles as senior members of Britain’s royal family and into a world where they will have to earn a living, pay their own way and even open some doors for themselves.
Italy announces quarantine affecting quarter of population08 Mar, 2020
Shortly after midnight, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte signed a decree affecting about 16 million people in the country’s prosperous north, including the Lombardy region and at least 14 provinces in neighboring regions. The extraordinary measures will be in place until April 3.
Coronavirus: Italy reports biggest daily jump in death toll07 Mar, 2020
Officials said 49 people had died in 24 hours, while more than 4,600 cases have been reported in total.
US cruise ship in limbo as anti-virus controls spread07 Mar, 2020
“Those that will need to be quarantined will be quarantined. Those who will require medical help will receive it,” said Vice President Mike Pence.
Coronavirus: White House concedes US lacks enough test kits06 Mar, 2020
Vice-President Mike Pence said the Trump administration would not be able to meet its objective of delivering one million testing kits this week.
As virus cases near 100,000, fear of ‘devastation’ for poor06 Mar, 2020
Asian shares were down following a rough day on Wall Street and the consequences of COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, were becoming clear to people around the world. Halted travel and a broader economic downturn linked to the outbreak threatened to hit already-struggling communities for months to come.
Dogs, cats can’t pass on coronavirus, but can test positive06 Mar, 2020
Pet cats and dogs cannot pass the new coronavirus on to humans, but they can test positive for low levels of the pathogen if they catch it from their owners. That’s the conclusion of Hong Kong’s Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department after a dog in quarantine tested weakly positive for the virus Feb. 27, Feb. 28 and March 2, using the canine’s nasal and oral cavity samples.
The Latest: Facebook closes office after worker sickened05 Mar, 2020
An Amazon employee at the e-commerce giant’s Seattle office also reportedly tested positive for the virus this week.