Gulf Times - virus
US hits 5 million virus cases as Trump criticised over relief package

US hits 5 million virus cases as Trump criticised over relief package

The United States on Sunday reached the extraordinary milestone of five million coronavirus cases as President Donald Trump was accused of flouting the constitution by unilaterally extending a virus relief package.

India's largest crocodile park strapped for cash after virus lockdowns

India's largest crocodile park strapped for cash after virus lockdowns

India's largest crocodile park may have as little as four months before it runs out of funds to feed animals, pay staff and do research, as ticket revenue shrinks after coronavirus lockdowns ...

New Zealand reaches 100-day milestone without virus transmission

New Zealand reaches 100-day milestone without virus transmission

New Zealand marked 100 days on Sunday with no recorded cases of the coronavirus in the community but health officials warned there was no room for complacency.

Trump says readying executive orders on virus relief package

Trump says readying executive orders on virus relief package

President Donald Trump said Friday he was poised to sign executive orders to extend aid to Americans facing hardship due to the coronavirus pandemic ...

Coronavirus deaths in Latin America hit global high

Coronavirus deaths in Latin America hit global high

Latin America and the Caribbean surpassed Europe on Friday to become the region hardest-hit with coronavirus deaths, as India passed the milestone of two million infections.

Philippines records most virus cases in East Asia

Philippines records most virus cases in East Asia

The Philippines on Thursday recorded another jump in coronavirus cases to overtake neighbouring Indonesia as the country with the highest number of confirmed Covid-19 infections in East Asia.

PM warns France 'not to let down guard' as virus cases surge

PM warns France 'not to let down guard' as virus cases surge

Prime Minister Jean Castex on Monday urged France ‘not to let down its guard’ in the fight against the coronavirus in order to prevent a new national lockdown, as concern grows over a surge in cases.

Bollywood star Bachchan discharged after catching coronavirus

Bollywood star Bachchan discharged after catching coronavirus

Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan said Sunday he had been discharged from hospital, three weeks after being admitted with ‘mild’ coronavirus symptoms after testing positive for the disease.

Global economies, companies hit hard as virus cases top 17mn

Global economies, companies hit hard as virus cases top 17mn

Economies from Europe to the United States on Thursday reported record slumps and companies from banks to car makers warned of losses in the latest fallout from the pandemic ...

Hong Kong extends virus restrictions to ban gatherings of more than two people

Hong Kong extends virus restrictions to ban gatherings of more than two people

Hong Kong on Monday announced further restrictions to curb a surge in coronavirus cases, including a ban on gatherings of more than two people, a total bar on restaurant dining and mandatory face masks in all public places ...

Indian firms struggle to lure migrant workers back

Indian firms struggle to lure migrant workers back

Spurning free air tickets, accommodation and higher pay, millions of migrant workers who fled India's cities when coronavirus hit are too scared to return, with grim implications for the already crumbling economy.

Brazil virus death toll crosses 80,000

Brazil virus death toll crosses 80,000

Brazil's coronavirus death toll has surpassed 80,000, according to health ministry figures, as the country hit second-hardest in the world continued struggling to control the pandemic.