India to reopen Taj Mahal with social distancing, masks

Sun, 05 Jul 2020 - 11:16 GMT

“All centrally protected monuments & sites shall be bound by the protocols like sanitization, social distancing & other health protocols,” the federal tourism ministry said.

Friends and lovers reunite as Singapore lifts coronavirus lockdown

Sun, 21 Jun 2020 - 01:38 GMT

Friends and lovers reunited in Singapore on Friday as the city-state lifted strict curbs on socialising, shopping and dining out after more than two months of coronavirus lockdown.

Chinese capital reinstates curbs as coronavirus resurfaces

Mon, 15 Jun 2020 - 10:50 GMT

Several districts of the Chinese capital put up security checkpoints, closed schools and ordered people to be tested for the coronavirus on Monday.

Lebanon protesters burn roads, clash with security in second night of unrest

Sat, 13 Jun 2020 - 09:51 GMT

Lebanese protesters set fire to roadways and clashed with security forces in a second night of unrest on Friday, according to witnesses and Lebanese media.

Risk of new lockdowns rises with fear of second COVID-19 wave

Sat, 13 Jun 2020 - 09:36 GMT

Fears of a second wave of COVID-19 infections shut six major food markets in Beijing on Friday.

North Korean leader's sister emerges as policymaker in spat with South Korea

Wed, 10 Jun 2020 - 12:47 GMT

Believed to be in her early 30s, Kim Yo Jong is the only close relative of the North Korean leader to play a public role in politics.

Ukraine reports 525 new infections

Wed, 10 Jun 2020 - 12:31 GMT

In total, 833 people have died from the disease in Ukraine and 12,769 patients have recovered.

COVID-19 deaths in Brazil surge by 1,272

Wed, 10 Jun 2020 - 12:30 GMT

The numbers in the past few days, however, saw a massive decline in contrast with over a thousand deaths reported daily in the previous weeks.

Coronavirus deaths surpass 400,000 worldwide

Mon, 08 Jun 2020 - 10:06 GMT

More than 6.9 million people have been infected with the coronavirus worldwide.

New Zealand announces it is Covid 19 free

Mon, 08 Jun 2020 - 10:01 GMT

The final case, an Auckland woman in her 50s associated with the St Margaret's rest home in Auckland, has now recovered from the virus, according to The New Zealand Herald.

China reports 6 new coronavirus infections, no deaths

Sun, 07 Jun 2020 - 10:47 GMT

The official death toll in China is 4,634.

Four police shot in violent protests after Trump vows to bring in U.S. military

Tue, 02 Jun 2020 - 09:35 GMT

Four St Louis police officers were hit by gunfire late on Monday during violent protests over the death of a black man in police custody, hours after President Donald Trump vowed to use the U.S. military to halt the spreading clashes.

Brazil’s coronavirus cases surpass half a million

Tue, 02 Jun 2020 - 09:27 GMT

The number of COVID-19 cases in Brazil has exceeded 500,000, according to official statistics published on Monday.

Russia will start coronavirus vaccine clinical trials

Tue, 02 Jun 2020 - 09:26 GMT

Russia has started preparations for starting a coronavirus vaccine clinical trials in the scientific research central institute of the Russian Defense Ministry.

All dressed up, no prom to go to

Sun, 31 May 2020 - 01:39 GMT

Like Cinderella, Emily Appleton dreamed of going to the ball and dancing with her Prince Charming. But the coronavirus spoiled everything.

Curfew imposed on Iraq's Dhi Qar for fighting coronavirus

Sat, 30 May 2020 - 12:17 GMT

Dhi Qar police announced on Saturday a comprehensive curfew in the Iraqi governorate for fighting coronavirus, said the Iraqi national news agency.

Italy confirms 516 new coronavirus cases, 87 fatalities

Sat, 30 May 2020 - 09:57 GMT

The number of confirmed cases amounts to 232,248, the sixth-highest global tally behind those of the United States, Russia, Spain, Britain, and Brazil.

N. Korea slams US over cybercrime accusation

Sat, 30 May 2020 - 09:52 GMT

North Korea on Friday lashed out at the United States for issuing an advisory last month over the communist regime's cyber threats, Yonhap news agency reported.

Syria eases coronavirus curbs, new cases jump after expats return

Tue, 26 May 2020 - 09:40 GMT

The ministry reported 20 new infections of the novel coronavirus on Monday, bringing the country’s tally to 106 cases and four deaths.

Saudi Arabia to end curfew on June 21, except in Mecca

Tue, 26 May 2020 - 09:38 GMT

Saudi Arabia will begin easing restrictions on movement and travel this week, more than two months after stringent measures were introduced to help curb the spread of the novel coronavirus.