Trump talks of ‘retaliation’ if India turns down Covid drug request

President Donald Trump has warned India that the US may retaliate if it did not export anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine despite his personal request, saying he would be surprised if New Delhi did not relent as it has good relations with Washington. Continue Reading

Editorial: Ray of hope

Asian markets rose Monday as some of the world’s worst-hit countries reported falling death rates, providing some much-needed hope in the battle against the coronavirus, though oil prices dipped after a meeting of top producers was delayed. Continue Reading

Boris Johnson moved to intensive care as coronavirus symptoms worsen

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who was in hospital due to persistent coronavirus symptoms, has been shifted to the intensive care unit after his coronavirus symptoms “worsened”, Downing Street has said. Continue Reading

Code19 against Covid-19

The Silicon-Valley-based Motwani Jadeja Foundation is bringing together the best minds in a 72-hour online hackathon called Code19 to find solutions to India’s challenges against the Coronavirus outbreak. Continue Reading

USAID provides $2.9 mn to support India’s corona fight

The US government, through the US Agency for International Development (USAID), announced $2.9 million to support India in its response to the novel coronavirus disease, Covid-19. Continue Reading

Coronavirus: India’s hospitality sector in ICU

The cascading effect of the global coronavirus pandemic is crippling the country’s tourism and hospitality industry at an ‘astonishing pace’, an industry body said. Continue Reading

COVID-19 death toll rises to 114 in India, number of cases 4,421

The death toll due to novel coronavirus rose to 114 and the number of cases in the country climbed to 4,421 today, according to the Union Health Ministry. Continue Reading

State Emergency in Japan

Japan’s government began preparing Monday for the declaration of a state of emergency over the outbreak of the new coronavirus, as infections spike in the capital Tokyo and elsewhere. Continue Reading

Corona: TN to use rapid test kits from 10 April, results in 30 minutes

Even as coronavirus cases increasing in the State, Tamilnadu is all set to enter the rapid test mode from this week. Continue Reading