Gulf Times - coronavirus-crisis
Malaysia's king rejects PM Muhyiddin's request for emergency rule

Malaysia's king rejects PM Muhyiddin's request for emergency rule

Malaysia's King Al-Sultan Abdullah rejected on Sunday a proposal by Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin for him to declare a state of emergency in response to the coronavirus crisis, saying that he did not see the need.

Many countries taking 'wrong direction' on virus, says WHO

Many countries taking 'wrong direction' on virus, says WHO

The World Health Organization warned Monday that too many countries were bungling their response to the coronavirus pandemic, meaning there could be no return to normality any time soon.

Global employment crisis deepening, equivalent of 400mn jobs lost: UN

Global employment crisis deepening, equivalent of 400mn jobs lost: UN

The coronavirus crisis has taken a much heavier toll on jobs than previously feared, the UN said Tuesday, warning that the situation in the Americas was particularly dire.

Germany signals more help for struggling businesses, workers

Germany signals more help for struggling businesses, workers

Politicians in German Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition government on Sunday signalled further support for struggling businesses and consumers in the coronavirus crisis, focusing on hotels, restaurants and pay for short-time workers.