South Koreans head to polls despite global pandemic

South Koreans head to polls despite global pandemic

SEOUL: Temperature checks on voters, separate booths for those with fevers, special polling stations for the quarantined: South Koreans headed to the polls on Wednesday (Apr 15) with a big turnout expected despite the coronavirus threat. South Korea is the first...
New York hospitalisations fall for first time in coronavirus pandemic

New York hospitalisations fall for first time in coronavirus pandemic

NEW YORK: The total number of people hospitalised in New York fell for the first time since the onset of the coronavirus outbreak, a further sign the state at the epicenter may be at the peak of its crisis, Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Tuesday (Apr 14). He told a...
North Korea’s parliament meets amid global pandemic

North Korea’s parliament meets amid global pandemic

SEOUL: North Korea’s¬†parliament gathered on Sunday (Apr 12), a day after leader Kim Jong Un presided over a ruling party politburo meeting where he called for strict measures to prevent an outbreak of COVID-19. Photos released by state news agency KCNA on Monday...
Pandemic spells death sentence for India’s non-virus patients

Pandemic spells death sentence for India’s non-virus patients

NEW DELHI:¬†Liver patient Shahjahan’s family feared the worst when a New Delhi public hospital told her to leave because her bed was needed in a coronavirus unit. The 40-year-old mother had been on a ventilator with an acute infection for almost two weeks when...