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Coronavirus lockdown | UN chief urges governments to protect women against domestic violence

UN chief Antonio Guterres called for setting up emergency warning systems in pharmacies and groceries, and for safe ways for women to seek support, without alerting their

The Hindu 6 Apr 2020 1:40 pm

Irelands PM returns to medical practice to help in coronavirus crisis

He rejoined the medical register in March, and offered his services to the countrys Health Service Executive (HSE) for one session a week in areas that are within his sco

The Hindu 6 Apr 2020 11:47 am

British PM Boris Johnson Admitted to Hospital as COVID-19 Symptoms Persist

Ten days after testing positive for the coronavirus, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been admitted to hospital with persistent symptoms.

The Irrawaddy 6 Apr 2020 11:33 am

China Reports 30 New Coronavirus Cases, Three Deaths

Health officials in China announced 30 new cases of COVID-19 and three more deaths on Sunday; 25 of the new cases were imported.

The Irrawaddy 6 Apr 2020 11:17 am

Singapore Sees Record Rise in COVID-19 Cases, Quarantines 20,000 Migrant Workers

Singapore recorded 120 new coronavirus cases on Sundayits largest daily spikeand ordered tens of thousands of workers to be quarantined.

The Irrawaddy 6 Apr 2020 11:12 am

Indians Light Lamps to Heed Modis Call for Coronavirus Comradeship

Millions of people across India lit candles and lamps on Sunday evening in a show of solidarity as the country remains in lockdown due to the coronavirus.

The Irrawaddy 6 Apr 2020 10:40 am

430k people came to US from China since virus surfaced

The Times of India 6 Apr 2020 9:05 am

China sees rises in new coronavirus cases, asymptomatic patients

Mainland China reported 39 new coronavirus cases as of Sunday, up from 30 a day earlier, and the number of asymptomatic cases also surged, as Beijing continued to struggl

The Times of India 6 Apr 2020 9:05 am

Trump extends best wishes to Boris Johnson; says will recover from coronavirus

The British Prime Minister has been hospitalised for coronavirus testing

The Hindu 6 Apr 2020 6:41 am

Coronavirus: India holds lights-off vigil as Modi calls for unity

PM Narendra Modi urges Indians to challenge the darkness, but critics dismiss the vigil as a stunt.

BBC 6 Apr 2020 4:31 am

Singapore sees 120 new cases

Singapore reported 120 new SARS-CoV-2 cases on Sunday, by far its highest daily rise, and quarantined nearly 20,000 migrant workers in their dormitori

The Hindu 5 Apr 2020 11:51 pm

Highest daily rise in Tokyo

Some 143 more cases of the SARS-CoV-2 virus have been reported in Tokyo, the citys Governor said on Sunday, with the highest daily jump bringing the

The Hindu 5 Apr 2020 11:49 pm

Mainland China sees an increase in infections

Mainland China reported 30 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, up from 19 a day earlier as the number of cases involving travellers from abroad as well as

The Hindu 5 Apr 2020 11:44 pm

Satan is trying to keep us apart, say Americans who refuse to shelve Palm Sunday gatherings

Pockets of churches from Florida to Texas and across to California are keeping their doors open and inviting worshipers to attend services this weekend.

The Hindu 5 Apr 2020 5:43 pm

Coronavirus: Bangladesh announces $8bn stimulus package

Bangladesh has announced a stimulus package of 727 billion taka to help cushion the economic setback from the coronavirus pandemic. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina made the

NORTHEAST NOW 5 Apr 2020 5:26 pm

China rights lawyer released after five years in jail

Wang Quanzhang, 44, was first detained in 2015 in a sweeping crackdown on more than 200 lawyers and government critics in China as President Xi Jinping tightened his grip

The Times of India 5 Apr 2020 1:05 pm

19 killed in clash between drug gangs in northern Mexico

A total of 18 corpses, two grenades, vehicles and guns were found at the scene of the clash in the hamlet of Chuchuichupa the township of Madera.

The Hindu 5 Apr 2020 8:46 am

Bangladesh quarantines 321 Tablighi Jamaat members

Bangladesh authorities have put 321 foreign members of the Tablighi Jamaat into two mosques in Dhaka. This came in the wake of India quarantining thousands after hundreds

NORTHEAST NOW 5 Apr 2020 8:29 am

China opens Everest climb for nationals

The Times of India 5 Apr 2020 8:05 am

Show typical British resolve, Queen to tell nation amid coronavirus outbreak

It is going to be her fifth special televised message to the country during her 68 years on the throne.

The Hindu 5 Apr 2020 3:20 am

Pak mastermind of Kabul gurdwara attack arrested

Pakistani national and emir of Islamic State Khorasan Province, Mawlawi Abdullah aka Aslam Farooqi was arrested by Afghan security forces as the mastermind of the Kabul g

The Times of India 5 Apr 2020 1:04 am

Coronavirus | More than 600 dead in New York state in a day

Health experts calculate that New York might be around a week away from the worst point in the health crisis.

The Hindu 4 Apr 2020 11:49 pm

ICJ seeks UNHRC to impose exemplary damages on China for spreading coronavirus

It alleged that the coronavirus pandemic is primarily a conspiracy of Beijing to catapult itself as a superpower

The Hindu 4 Apr 2020 6:59 pm

Keir Starmer is U.K.s new Labour party chief

The lawyer-turned-politician promises to work constructively with the government to confront the pandemic and not engage in Opposition for Oppositions sake

The Hindu 4 Apr 2020 4:46 pm

CIA hunts for 'authentic' coronavirus totals in China, dismissing government tallies

The CIA has been warning the White House since at least early February that China has vastly understated its coronavirus infections and that its count could not be relied

The Times of India 4 Apr 2020 3:05 pm

Coronavirus | New York State records highest number of deaths in single day from COVID-19

The death toll in the state now stands at 2,935, an increase of 562 deaths in just one day, says Governor Andrew Cuomo

The Hindu 4 Apr 2020 12:45 pm

Chinas Wuhan marks sombre Tomb Sweeping festival amid coronavirus

Also known as Qingming, the festival which falls on Saturday is one of the most important dates in the traditional Chinese lunar new year calendar, and usually sees milli

The Hindu 4 Apr 2020 8:56 am

How Myanmar can Beat the COVID-19 Blues

While many of us are doing our duty by staying at home, there are many productive activities we can do to keep us mentally and physically healthy.

The Irrawaddy 4 Apr 2020 8:41 am

The Irrawaddy Business Roundup

Myanmars government has tried to help key sectors with loans that are badly hit by COVID-19 but the European Union and World Bank are warning of trouble ahead.

The Irrawaddy 4 Apr 2020 8:30 am

China honors virus victims with 3 minutes of reflection

Commemorations took place at 10 a.m. Saturday in all major cities, but were particularly poignant in Wuhan, where the virus was first detected in December.

The Hindu 4 Apr 2020 7:48 am

US sets new global record with 1,480 virus deaths in 24 hours, says Johns Hopkins

The United States recorded nearly 1,500 deaths from COVID-19 between Thursday and Friday, according to the Johns Hopkins University tracker, the worst

The Hindu 4 Apr 2020 6:56 am

Coronavirus | Amid new research, U.S. CDC recommends face masks to stop virus spread

On Friday, Anthony Fauci, head of infectious diseases at the National Institutes of Health, cited recent information that the virus can actually be spread even when peopl

The Hindu 4 Apr 2020 4:45 am

Coronavirus: The challenges India faces in its battle against the virus

With cases rising and the virus hitting congested slums, the country's healthcare system is struggling.

BBC 4 Apr 2020 4:32 am

Coronavirus | Passengers from virus-hit ships start leaving Florida

107 passengers and 143 crew reported flu-like symptoms during the voyage, but many have since recovered.

The Hindu 4 Apr 2020 2:57 am

Cuban doctors fighting virus around world

Havana has deployed 593 doctors to at least 14 countries to fight COVID-19 despite U.S. opposition

The Hindu 3 Apr 2020 9:44 pm

Myanmar Confronts COVID-19

Authorities, both civilian and military, are working to limit the spread of COVID-19; if only such efforts could be applied to contain armed conflict in the country.

The Irrawaddy 3 Apr 2020 7:54 pm

All Quiet in Mandalay

Myanmars normally bustling second-largest city is a shadow of its pre-coronavirus self.

The Irrawaddy 3 Apr 2020 7:50 pm

COVID-19 Patients Dog Spared From Execution in Myanmar

A dog left unattended after its owner was taken to hospital after testing positive for coronavirus has been spared execution.

The Irrawaddy 3 Apr 2020 7:28 pm

China Must Compensate World for COVID-19: Myanmars Cardinal

The head of Myanmars Catholic Church, Charles Bo, has accused China of suppressing information about COVID-19 and demanded it compensate the international community.

The Irrawaddy 3 Apr 2020 7:10 pm

Rohingya Refugees Brace for Potential Coronavirus Outbreak

Containing the disease in one of the world's largest refugee camps in Bangladesh could be a daunting task.

Thediplomat 3 Apr 2020 6:35 pm

Myanmar Health Workers Sing to Lift Spirits of People in Quarantine

Health care workers and volunteers at COVID-19 quarantine centers in Myanmar have found creative ways to entertain the people they care for and boost morale.

The Irrawaddy 3 Apr 2020 6:12 pm

Myanmar Has Run Over 1,000 COVID-19 Tests; 20 Turned OutPositive

Myanmar has tested over 1,000 people for COVID-19 and will soon open asecond testing lab as hospitals across the country prepare for a possibleoutbreak.

The Irrawaddy 3 Apr 2020 6:09 pm

Five Rakhine Civilian Deaths Blamed on Myanmars Military

Five civilians have been killed and at least seven injured in what sources say was an attack by Myanmars military on Kyauktaw in Rakhine State.

The Irrawaddy 3 Apr 2020 6:03 pm

Mandalay Bus Company Banned for Violating Govt COVID-19 Order

The Mandalay government has banned a bus company for violating a mandate to reduce crowding in order to curb the spread of COVID-19.

The Irrawaddy 3 Apr 2020 5:22 pm

China scrambles to plug border gaps as thousands flood home

Regions along China's porous borders with southeast Asia are working hard to improve surveillance and curb illegal immigration, authorities said, as thousands flood into

The Times of India 3 Apr 2020 5:05 pm

Bangladesh: Hasina announces package for coronavirus-hit garments sector

The Bangladesh government led by PM Sheikh Hasina has announced a 50 billion taka (U.S.$590million) incentive package for the countrys garment and other export-oriented s

NORTHEAST NOW 3 Apr 2020 4:42 pm

Latest COVID-19 Developments in Myanmar: April 3, 2020

The Irrawaddy is posting daily roundups of the key events relating to Myanmars efforts to combat the coronavirus. Click here to see whats happened so far and stay tuned f

The Irrawaddy 3 Apr 2020 3:50 pm

Coronavirus | More than 900 deaths in Spain for second day

But health ministry figures confirm a consistent downward trend in the rate of new cases and fatalities.

The Hindu 3 Apr 2020 3:40 pm

All Myanmar Is a HorrorFacebook Mistranslates Daw Aung San Suu Kyis Post

English-speaking readers of Daw Aung San Suu Kyis brand-new Facebook account were shocked to learn that all Myanmar is a horror in an automatically translated post.

The Irrawaddy 3 Apr 2020 3:30 pm