‘UK must live with virus but restrictions can ease’

Prime Minister Boris Johnson says people in England will no longer be required by law to wear face masks in indoor public spaces and to keep at least 1 meter (3 feet) apart as soon as later this month, confirming plans to reopen society despite rising coronavirus cases. Continue Reading

709,000 seek US jobless aid as pandemic escalates

The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell last week to 709,000, a still-high level but the lowest figure since March and a sign that the job market might be slowly healing. Continue Reading

No significant mutation of coronavirus in India: Health Minister

No significant or drastic mutation in strains of SARS-CoV-2 has been found in India till now, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare Harsh Vardhan has said. Continue Reading

Madrid mulls targeted Covid-19 lockdowns

The Madrid region, one of the worst hit in Spain, is planning to announce on Friday restrictions on movement that could include targeted lockdowns in areas with high COVID-19 cases, a senior official said on Wednesday. Continue Reading

Worldwide Coronavirus cases top 20 million

The worldwide count of known Covid -19 infections climbed past 20 million on Monday, with more than half of them from just three countries: the US, India and Brazil, according to the tally kept by Johns Hopkins University. Continue Reading

Brazil’s first lady tests positive for Covid-19

Michelle Bolsonaro, wife of Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro, and Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Marcos Pontes are the latest high-profile Brazilians to have tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), president’s office announced. Continue Reading