Category: Foreign News

Brazil’s first lady tests positive for COVID-19

Brazil’s first lady Michelle Bolsonaro has tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday, President Jair Bolsonaro’s press office announced in a statement.

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Trump’s national security adviser tests positive for COVID-19

United States President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, Robert O’Brien, has tested positive for Covid-19, according to an official familiar with what happened.

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Coronavirus: Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan tests positive

Amitabh Bachchan, one of India’s best known film actors, has tested positive for COVID-19, he told his millions of Twitter followers.

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Pakistan International Airlines passenger plane crashes in Karachi

A passenger plane belonging to state-run airline Pakistani International Airlines has crashed near the southern port city of Karachi, according to Abdul Sattar Kokhar, spokesman for the country’s civil aviation authority.

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Trump halts WHO funding over “mismanagement” of coronavirus outbreak

President Donald Trump announced Tuesday he is halting funding to the World Health Organization while a review is conducted.

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US marks record 2,108 coronavirus deaths in 24 hours

The US has become the first country in the world to record more than 2,000 coronavirus deaths in a single day.

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson moved to intensive care

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was moved to the intensive care unit of a London hospital after his coronavirus symptoms worsened Monday, just a day after he was admitted for what were said to be routine tests.

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Coronavirus, the worst global crisis since WW II – UN chief

The coronavirus pandemic is the worst global crisis since World War II, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said yesterday (March 31), expressing concern that it could trigger conflicts around the world.

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Coronavirus: More than 900 deaths in a day in Italy

Italy has recorded 919 new coronavirus deaths, its highest daily figure in the outbreak so far.

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British PM Johnson tests positive for coronavirus

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for coronavirus and is self isolating but will still lead the government’s response to the outbreak.

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Prince Charles tests positive for coronavirus

Prince Charles, the heir to the British throne, has tested positive for coronavirus, his household said.

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India’s prime minister decrees 21-day lockdown to curb virus

India will begin the world’s largest lockdown, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced in a TV address Tuesday night, warning that anyone going outside risked inviting the coronavirus inside their homes, and pledging $2 billion to bolster the country’s beleaguered health care system.

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Italy COVID-19 deaths jump by almost 800 as total approaches 5,000

Italy recorded a jump in deaths from coronavirus of almost 800 on Saturday, taking the toll in the world’s hardest-hit country to almost 5,000.

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Chinese province of Wuhan reports NO new coronavirus cases

China’s health ministry today claimed the coronavirus epicentre of Wuhan and its surrounding Hubei province had no new cases of the deadly contagion which has ripped across the globe.

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Italy coronavirus deaths rise by record 475 in a day

The number of people dying from coronavirus in Italy has risen by 475 in one day to nearly 3,000 – the biggest increase since the outbreak and the highest one-day official toll of any nation.

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Coronavirus: US volunteers test first vaccine

The first human trial of a vaccine to protect against pandemic coronavirus has started in the US.

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