COVID-19 infections growing exponentially, deaths near 50,000: WHO

GENEVA: The head of the World Health Organization voiced deep concern on Wednesday (Apr 1) about the rapid escalation and global spread of COVID-19 cases from the new coronavirus, which has now reached 205 countries and territories. WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom...

Spain overtakes China in COVID-19 infections

MADRID: Spain overtook China in the number of those infected with coronavirus on Monday (Mar 30), as the government tightened restrictions on a population entering its third week under one of the strictest lockdowns in Europe. Business leaders criticised Spain’s...

Singapore’s COVID-19 cases exceed 800 with 70 new infections

SINGAPORE: Singapore reported 70 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday (Mar 28), bringing the total number of cases to 802, including two more individuals linked to the SingPost Centre cluster.  Of the new cases, 41 are imported and had travelled to Europe, North America,...

Indonesia COVID-19 plans ‘in tatters’ as infections surge

JAKARTA: Indonesia’s coronavirus crisis is far worse than being officially reported and the government’s response is “in tatters”, the country’s doctors association warned Friday (Mar 27) as the death toll climbed to 87. The world’s...