COVID-19 deaths exceed 100,000 globally ahead of locked-down Easter

ROME: The global coronavirus death toll topped 100,000 on Friday (Apr 10) as Easter celebrations around the world kicked off in near-empty churches with billions of people stuck indoors to halt the pandemic’s deadly march. The grim milestone came as the World...

COVID-19: Malaysia reports 184 new cases, death toll rises by 3

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian health authorities reported 184 additional confirmed cases of the new coronavirus on Saturday (Apr 11), raising the cumulative tally to 4,530, the highest number for any country in Southeast Asia. The latest data includes three new deaths,...

Wearing of masks to be compulsory when visiting malls, supermarkets

SINGAPORE: Starting from Sunday (Apr 12), people visiting supermarkets, convenience stores, pharmacies and shopping malls will be required to wear masks, said Enterprise Singapore and the Singapore Tourism Board (STB).  Those not wearing masks will be refused entry,...

India to extend world’s largest COVID-19 lockdown for two weeks

NEW DELHI: India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to extend the world’s biggest pandemic lockdown for two weeks, state ministers said after talks Saturday (Apr 11) on the growing fallout in the country. The three week lockdown is due to end Tuesday....