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

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

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

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...