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Indian man wears gold face mask to ward off coronavirus

Indian man wears gold face mask to ward off coronavirus

An Indian man said he paid about $4,000 for a bespoke gold face mask to protect him from the coronavirus raging in the country.

Sri Lanka lifts virus lockdown, says 'no community spread'

Sri Lanka lifts virus lockdown, says 'no community spread'

Sri Lanka's nationwide lockdown was lifted Sunday after a selective curfew a month ago was reimposed during a surge in coronavirus infections, the country's president said.

China puts half a million people in lockdown as Beijing fights new cluster

China puts half a million people in lockdown as Beijing fights new cluster

China imposed a strict lockdown on nearly half a million people in a province surrounding the capital to contain a fresh coronavirus cluster on Sunday, as authorities warned the outbreak was still ‘severe ...

India passes 500,000 coronavirus cases

India passes 500,000 coronavirus cases

India now has more than 500,000 confirmed coronavirus cases, according to government figures released Saturday that showed a record daily leap of 18,500 new infections.

Strictly follow virus safety measures at workplaces: MoPH

Strictly follow virus safety measures at workplaces: MoPH

A designated employee should be appointed as a 'compliance officer' at the workplace to ensure the implementation and monitoring of all guidelines pertaining to the precautionary measures ...

Virus-hit India's overwhelmed health workers brace for monsoon

Virus-hit India's overwhelmed health workers brace for monsoon

With hospitals already severely stretched, coronavirus-hit India is now bracing for the monsoon and its deadly annual onslaught of mosquito-borne illnesses, with an overwhelmed army of public health workers the only defence.

New virus cases in China, New Zealand sound pandemic alarm

New virus cases in China, New Zealand sound pandemic alarm

More than two dozen new coronavirus cases in China and the first New Zealand infections in almost a month on Tuesday underlined the immense challenges still ahead in containing the deadly pandemic ...

China virus cluster grows; European borders reopen

China virus cluster grows; European borders reopen

China reported dozens of new coronavirus cases for the second consecutive day on Monday as a growing cluster of infections stoked fears of a second wave, while more borders were opened in Europe ...

Delhi coronavirus fears mount as hospital beds run out

Delhi coronavirus fears mount as hospital beds run out

Ashwani Jain succumbed to the coronavirus in an ambulance as his family pleaded with several hospitals to take him in, the latest victim of the pandemic sweeping through the Indian capital ...

China reports 57 new virus cases as Beijing cluster grows

China reports 57 new virus cases as Beijing cluster grows

China reported 57 new cases of the coronavirus on Sunday, the highest daily figure since April, as concerns grew about a resurgence of the disease.

Australia heading for recession after economy contracts

Australia heading for recession after economy contracts

Australia is heading for its first recession in nearly three decades after the economy shrunk in the January-March quarter, with a ‘far more severe’ reading expected in the next three months as the effects of the virus shutdown bite.

Italy reopens to tourists from Europe

Italy reopens to tourists from Europe

Italy reopens to travellers from Europe on Wednesday, three months after the country went into coronavirus lockdown, with all hopes pinned on reviving the key tourism industry as the summer season begins.