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.
U.S. virus death toll hits 11; feds investigate nursing home05 Mar, 2020
Washington also announced another death, bringing its total to 10. Most of those who died were residents of Life Care Center, a nursing home in Kirkland, a suburb east of Seattle.
Guitars, roads and red tours: former revolutionary base casts off poverty05 Mar, 2020
5 Riding on the fast development of industries, improving infrastructure and distinctive cultural tours, a former revolutionary site of the Communist Party of China (CPC) has formally cast off poverty in China's southwestern mountains.
Afghan conflict: US conducts first air strike on Taliban since deal04 Mar, 2020
The US signed a deal with the Taliban on Saturday aimed at bringing peace to Afghanistan after years of war.
Coronavirus: Drug shortage fears as India limits exports04 Mar, 2020
The world's biggest supplier of generic drugs has restricted exports of 26 ingredients and the medicines made from them. The restricted drugs include Paracetamol, one of the world's most widely-used pain relievers.
Virus crisis ebbs in China, spreads fear across the West04 Mar, 2020
The coronavirus epidemic shifted increasingly westward toward the Middle East, Europe and the United States on Tuesday, with governments taking emergency steps to ease shortages of masks and other supplies for front-line doctors and nurses.
Virus alarms sound worldwide, but China sees crisis ebbing03 Mar, 2020
Mushrooming outbreaks in the Mideast, Europe and South Korea contrasted with optimism in China, where thousands of recovered patients were going home. A growing outbreak in the United States led schools and subways to sanitize, quickened a search for a vaccine, and spread fears of vulnerability for nursing home residents.
Virus spreads to more countries as new cases slow in China03 Mar, 2020
A shift in the crisis appeared to be taking shape: Hundreds of patients were released from hospitals at the epicenter of the outbreak in China, while the World Health Organization reported that nine times as many new infections were recorded outside the country as inside it over the past 24 hours.