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