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Global virus cases top a million, deaths surpass 50,000

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases around the world soared past one million on Thursday and deaths topped 50,000 as Europe reeled from the pandemic and the United States reported Read More

Italy virus deaths hit record as Trump goes on war footing

Italy on Wednesday reported nearly 500 new deaths from the novel coronavirus, the highest one-day official toll of any nation, as Donald Trump ordered sweeping new action against the pandemic Read More

Italy virus toll leaps as global deaths pass 6,000

Italy on Sunday recorded its biggest daily death toll from the novel coronavirus, which has now claimed over 6,000 lives worldwide, forcing European governments to further tighten controls. The number Read More

Sheikh Hasina calls for amassing SAARC resources against Corona

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today called for a strong collaboration among SAARC nations in devising a collective strategy and mobilising resources to combat coronavirus as she joined a videoconference with Read More

Trump declares state of emergency in coronavirus-paralysed US

US President Donald Trump declared a national emergency in what critics say was a long-delayed admission of the gravity of the coronavirus crisis that has triggered the shutdown of schools, Read More

Trump suspends travel from Europe to US in coronavirus crisis

President Donald Trump on Wednesday suspended travel from Europe to the United States for 30 days in a “tough” new effort to halt the spread of the novel coronavirus pandemic Read More

Virus deaths soar in Italy, US deploys national guard

Italy has recorded its deadliest day of the coronavirus crisis despite locking down the entire country, as New York deployed the National Guard to contain a disease that has sown Read More

Quarter of Italians on lockdown as virus sweeps globe

A quarter of Italy’s population was in lockdown Sunday as the government announced a spike in deaths, with infections soaring past 7,000, overtaking South Korea as the country with the Read More

21 dead as torrential rain hits Brazil

At least 21 people have been killed in torrential rain that hit the Brazilian states of Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, triggering flash floods and destroying homes, authorities said Read More

WHO urges calm as China virus death toll reaches 2,000

The death toll from the new coronavirus outbreak surged to 2,000 on Wednesday, as Chinese and international health officials warned against excessive measures to contain the epidemic. More than 74,000 Read More