Corona fear grips African cities

Posted on   1:39 pm

Each morning at a crowded bus station east of Nairobi, Kenyans load their bags on to minibuses emblazoned with the faces of pop stars and Jesus, heading to their villages in the hope of escaping the coronavirus.

Pakistan areas with COVID-19 cases sealed

Posted on   1:26 pm

The federal and provincial governments of Pakistan have decided to seal the areas where new cases of coronavirus were reported, as the addition of over 100 cases from across the country has taken the overall number of infections to 1,193, the media reported today.

Editorial: No means no

Posted on   1:18 pm

The 21-day lockdown (curfew) enters third day today. The Chennai City Police have already registered 1,400 cases for various offences, including for violating prohibitory orders.

Coronavirus: Modi welcomes RBI move

Posted on   1:09 pm

Welcoming RBI’s move to reduce rates, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today tweeted, “Today @RBI has taken giant steps to safeguard our economy from the impact of the Coronavirus. The announcements will improve liquidity, reduce cost of funds, help middle class and businesses.”