‘Starve or get sick’: Africa’s COVID-19 lockdown dilemma

‘Starve or get sick’: Africa’s COVID-19 lockdown dilemma

NAIROBI: Women and children fell to the ground, bloodied and trampled in a desperate surge for food being handed out in a Nairobi slum, as police fired teargas and men with sticks beat the hungry. As African countries grapple with the coronavirus pandemic, observers...
India extends world’s biggest virus lockdown to May 3

India extends world’s biggest virus lockdown to May 3

NEW DELHI: India’s nationwide coronavirus lockdown, the biggest in the world, will be extended until at least May 3, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Tuesday (Apr 14). The current three-week-old lockdown of the nation of 1.3 billion people had been scheduled to...
Austria reopening thousands of shops in first loosening of lockdown

Austria reopening thousands of shops in first loosening of lockdown

VIENNA: Thousands of shops across Austria will reopen on Tuesday (Apr 14) as it becomes one of the first countries in Europe to loosen its coronavirus lockdown, but the government is still telling the nation it is “not out of the woods” yet. Austria acted...
Macron extends France’s lockdown until May 11

Macron extends France’s lockdown until May 11

PARIS: French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday (Apr 13) announced he was extending a virtual lockdown to curb the cornavirus outbreak until May 11, adding that progress had been made but the battle not yet won. Acknowledging his country had not been sufficiently...