US navy chief out over handling of ship virus outbreak

US navy chief out over handling of ship virus outbreak

WASHINGTON: Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly resigned on Tuesday (Apr 7) after he faced mounting backlash for firing and ridiculing the commander of a US aircraft carrier who pleaded for help stemming a coronavirus outbreak onboard. Modly stepped down five days...
Indonesia grants Jakarta more powers to tackle COVID-19 outbreak

Indonesia grants Jakarta more powers to tackle COVID-19 outbreak

JAKARTA: Indonesia approved on Tuesday (Apr 7) a request by the Jakarta administration to impose further large-scale social restrictions on the capital, the epicentre for COVID-19 cases in the Southeast Asian country. President Joko Widodo has focused on combating the...