World faces worst crisis since Great Depression: IMF chief

World faces worst crisis since Great Depression: IMF chief

WASHINGTON: The global coronavirus pandemic has inflicted an economic crisis unlike any in the past century and will require a massive response to ensure recovery, IMF chief Kristalina Georgieva said on Thursday (Apr 9). The warnings about the damage inflicted by the...
New single-day record for NY virus deaths as hospitalisations fall

New single-day record for NY virus deaths as hospitalisations fall

NEW YORK: America’s coronavirus epicentre of New York recorded a new single-day high of 799 COVID-19 deaths on Thursday (Apr 9) but Governor Andrew Cuomo said the rate of hospitalisations continued to fall. Cuomo said 799 people died in the last 24 hours,...
Italy’s daily coronavirus death toll, new cases accelerate

Italy’s daily coronavirus death toll, new cases accelerate

ROME: Deaths from the COVID-19 epidemic in Italy rose by 610 on Thursday (Apr 9), up from 542 the day before, and the number of new cases also came in higher at 4,204 from a previous 3,836. The daily tally of cases was the highest since Apr 5, and comes as a...
Indonesia reports biggest jump in coronavirus deaths

Indonesia reports biggest jump in coronavirus deaths

JAKARTA: Indonesia reported its biggest daily jump in coronavirus deaths on Thursday (Apr 9), bringing the total confirmed number to 280 in the world’s fourth most populous country, the highest death toll in Asia outside China where the virus first emerged....
US criticises WHO for ignoring Taiwan virus warnings

US criticises WHO for ignoring Taiwan virus warnings

WASHINGTON: The United States on Thursday (Apr 9) accused the World Health Organization of putting politics first by ignoring Taiwanese warnings over China’s coronavirus outbreak, laying out its case against the UN body. President Donald Trump has threatened to...
Residents of China’s Hubei, freed from lockdown, face suspicion

Residents of China’s Hubei, freed from lockdown, face suspicion

BEIJING: Driving to a factory in China’s southeastern province of Fujian to meet a friend, Ye Jing was stopped by a security guard soon after returning from two months of lockdown in Hubei, the province hardest hit by the coronavirus outbreak. “His whole...