WHO urges world not to despair as global virus cases hit 20 million

It took about six months to reach 10 million infections, but just 43 days to double that tally.

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How Covid-19 is changing the world we live in day by day

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10 Aug 2020 - 2:00PM
Don’t forget the virus, Europeans warned as heatwave packs beaches

Paris makes face masks compulsory in crowded outdoor areas and tourist hotspots

9 Aug 2020 - 3:20AM
UK, Spain, France top relocation picks for homebuyers: Knight Frank survey

Homebuyers see the UK, Spain and France as their top relocation choices for better housing and health care facilities as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a Knight Frank survey.

6 Aug 2020 - 3:34PM
Thousands in Germany protest against coronavirus restrictions

German police said 45 officers were injured and 133 arrested after demonstrations in Berlin.

2 Aug 2020 - 10:00PM
Coronavirus latest: Russia plans mass vaccination; Da Nang tests 1.1mn people

US says unlikely to use China, Russia virus vaccine as race heats up.

1 Aug 2020 - 11:04PM
Worldwide virus deaths pass 650,000 as new surges prompt fresh curbs

Curfews, closures and quarantine measures return as countries struggle to balance economic recovery with risk of Covid-19 flare-ups.

28 Jul 2020 - 11:32PM
Merkel makes improbable comeback as Germany’s ‘crisis leader’

With the clock winding down on Angela Merkel after 15 years at the helm of Germany, the 66-year-old is once again at the height of power, in part because of her leadership during the Covid-19 crisis.

27 Jul 2020 - 8:12PM
Explainer | How Asian banks help the poor face Covid-19 as the rich fall short

While debt campaigners train their fire on the G20 economies, Asian development banks have been delivering myriad loans and grants to help struggling countries cope.

27 Jul 2020 - 7:00AM
Global virus cases top 16 million as UK defends Spain quarantine move

Britain’s new rules took hold at midnight Saturday, hours after being announced, provoking anger and confusion among tourists.

26 Jul 2020 - 10:47PM
Genetics or just plain luck? How an Italian island dodged virus outbreak

In spite of various people with Covid-19 stopping by the Giglio Island, not one of the islanders developed infection.

26 Jul 2020 - 9:18PM
Mission Impossible crew gets Norway Covid-19 travel ban exemption

Crew members would be tested on arrival in Norway, and then tested every 48 hours and not have contact with the public.

25 Jul 2020 - 5:19AM
Boris Johnson calls anti-vaxxers ‘nuts’

The PM said Britain would be through the crisis by mid-2021 but feared there may be a second spike that could overwhelm the health service.

24 Jul 2020 - 8:31PM
‘Unacceptable’: WHO chief slams Pompeo’s claims he was ‘bought by China

WHO’s Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says Pompeo’s remarks about his independence are ‘untrue and unacceptable’.

24 Jul 2020 - 11:59AM
Rich Russians skirt virus restrictions in private jets

Private jets are in heavy demand in Russia as the country’s super-rich avoid coronavirus restrictions to travel abroad. Wealthy Russians are also chartering helicopters, others are using medical tourism to get away.

24 Jul 2020 - 4:04AM
WHO hits back at Pompeo’s claim that China ‘bought’ UN health chief

The US Secretary of State told British lawmakers that his allegation was based on a ‘firm intelligence foundation’.

24 Jul 2020 - 11:45AM
Deal reached on US$860 billion EU rescue fund after marathon summit

Officials said the agreement, which came after more than four days of negotiations, is critical to dispel doubts about the bloc’s very future.

21 Jul 2020 - 1:20PM