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...
‘Wuhan virus’ no more: US and China in truce

‘Wuhan virus’ no more: US and China in truce

WASHINGTON: Suddenly, it’s no longer the “Wuhan virus.” The United States and China have reached a truce in a vitriolic feud over the coronavirus pandemic, with the two powers each seeing at least a tactical interest in cooling down. Advertisement...
Japan prepares for state of emergency over virus

Japan prepares for state of emergency over virus

TOKYO: Japan’s government began preparing on Monday (Apr 6) for the declaration of a state of emergency over the outbreak of the new coronavirus, as infections spike in the capital Tokyo and elsewhere. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was expected to meet late Monday...
France reports lowest daily virus toll in a week, total now 8,078

France reports lowest daily virus toll in a week, total now 8,078

PARIS: France on Sunday (Apr 5) reported 357 coronavirus deaths in hospital in 24 hours, the lowest daily increase in a week, bringing the country’s toll to 8,078. The tally included 5,889 patients who died in hospital and 2,189 people in old age homes and other...
Italy’s virus deaths plunge to lowest since Mar 19

Italy’s virus deaths plunge to lowest since Mar 19

ROME: Italian officials said on Sunday (Apr 5) they may soon have to consider easing restrictions after seeing the daily coronavirus death toll plunge to its lowest in over two weeks. The 525 official COVID-19 fatalities reported by the civil protection service was...