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

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...
World’s smallest woman in India stay-at-home virus appeal

World’s smallest woman in India stay-at-home virus appeal

NEW DELHI: The world’s shortest woman took to the streets in central India on Monday (Apr 13) to call on people to stay at home, after police appealed for help enforcing a coronavirus lockdown. Jyoti Amge, who is just 62.8 centimetres tall, encouraged people to...
With over 21,300 virus deaths, US spends Easter Sunday on 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...