UK prepares to extend virus lockdown, says peak has not passed

LONDON: The British government warned on Monday (Apr 13) it would not be lifting a nationwide lockdown anytime soon as the country remains in the grip of a coronavirus outbreak that has claimed more than 11,000 lives. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, who is deputising...

Pope marks ‘Easter of solitude’ in COVID-19 lockdown

VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis prayed for tens of thousands of COVID-19 victims in an unprecedented livestream Easter Sunday (Apr 12) message delivered from a hauntingly empty Vatican to a world under lockdown. The 83-year-old pontiff spoke softly at a ceremony attended...
‘Social unrest’ warning as Modi looks to extend India’s lockdown

With over 21,300 virus deaths, US spends Easter Sunday on lockdown

REUTERS: Americans spent Sunday on lockdown as the US toll from the novel coronavirus pandemic surpassed 21,300 deaths and more than half a million confirmed cases over the Easter weekend. With almost all the country under stay-at-home orders to curb the spread of the...