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....
France to extend lockdown as coronavirus death toll close to 11,000

France to extend lockdown as coronavirus death toll close to 11,000

PARIS: France reported some positive coronavirus-linked data on Wednesday (Apr 8), with the increase of hospital death fatalities slowing again, but the presidential palace said nonetheless the national lockdown aimed at containing the disease would be extended. The...
WHO urges coronavirus unity after Trump’s attack

WHO urges coronavirus unity after Trump’s attack

GENEVA: World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Wednesday (Apr 8) urged leaders to stop politicising the coronavirus pandemic following stinging criticism of the WHO from US President Donald Trump. The WHO director-general urged the US and China...
India considers narrowing lockdown to coronavirus hotspots

India considers narrowing lockdown to coronavirus hotspots

NEW DELHI: India is considering plans to seal off coronavirus hotspots in Delhi, Mumbai and parts of the south while easing curbs elsewhere as a way out of a three-week lockdown that has caused deep economic distress, officials said on Wednesday (Apr 8). The sweeping...