Russia shuts down all schools for 3 weeks18 Mar, 2020
Russian authorities are closing all of the country’s schools for three weeks starting next Monday amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Governments grapple with virus border closures, lockdowns18 Mar, 2020
Governments around the globe grappled Wednesday with how to implement border closures, travel restrictions and lockdowns that have unleashed transportation chaos and imperiled economies, but which authorities say are needed to slow the spread of the new coronavirus.
World hunkers down at home, stranded travellers scramble17 Mar, 2020
From Southeast Asia to Europe to the Americas, people found their lives upended by lockdowns and social distancing.
Coronavirus: Australian scientists map how immune system fights virus17 Mar, 2020
Many people have recovered from Covid-19, meaning it was already known that the immune system can successfully fight the virus. But for the first time, the research identified four types of immune cells which presented to fight Covid-19.
Asia urges vigilance to keep hard-won gains against virus16 Mar, 2020
While the outbreak appears to be moving away from its original epicenter, many in Asia, where the virus has been a brutal fact of life for months, continue to urge vigilance against anything that might hurt hard-won gains.
Countries around the world announce more virus restrictions15 Mar, 2020
Soldiers and police sealed the densely populated Philippine capital from most domestic travelers in one of Southeast Asia’s most drastic containment measures. The move mirrored a lockdown Spain announced just hours earlier for its 46 million citizens.
Iran says worsening outbreak could strain health facilities15 Mar, 2020
Iran is battling one of the worst outbreaks outside China. On Sunday the Health Ministry reported 113 more deaths, bringing the country’s death toll to 724 amid 13,938 confirmed cases. The real number of infections could be even higher, as questions have been raised about the government’s transparency.
Trump tests negative for virus; White House begins screening15 Mar, 2020
The White House released the test results just hours after Trump told reporters that he had been tested and that his temperature was “totally normal.”
Iraq officials: Rocket attack hits base housing US troops14 Mar, 2020
There was no immediate word on casualties at Camp Taji, according to the officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity in line with regulations.
House passes aid bill after Trump declares virus emergency14 Mar, 2020
President Donald Trump on Friday declared the outbreak a national emergency, freeing up money and resources to fight it, then threw his support behind the congressional aid package.
Shot 9 times during mosque massacre, survivor overcomes fea13 Mar, 2020
When the gunman walked into the Al Noor mosque, Temel Atacocugu was kneeling for Friday prayers. He looked up into the man’s face, thinking he was a police officer because of his paramilitary outfit.
EU condemns Trump travel ban from Europe as virus spreads12 Mar, 2020
Trump announced that all European travel would be cut off, but U.S. officials later clarified that restrictions would apply only to most foreign citizens who have been in Europe’s passport-free travel zone at any point for 14 days prior to their arrival to the United States.
Xi Focus: With virus basically curbed, China pushes ahead battle against economic fallout12 Mar, 2020
Shortly before the World Health Organization declared the outbreak as a pandemic, China's State Council unveiled new measures to support foreign trade and investment in case the increasingly severe situations overseas might further weigh down global industrial chains.
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.