Buenos Aires/Xinhua: Argentina's government has not ruled out tightening lockdown restrictions in force since March 20 if a rise in novel coronavirus (COVID-19) infections threatens to overwhelm hospitals, a top official said on Tuesday.
Washington/Xinhua: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday urged the New York City Police Department to step up enforcing social distancing rules on bars and restaurants while COVID-19 hospitalizations and ICU patients in the state have dropped to their lowest levels since March.
Dhaka: A crude bomb blast rocked Mirpur area in Bangladesh capital Dhaka city on Sunday, media reports said.
Amid COVID-19 pandemic spread and lockdowns, experts feel that China's Belt Road Initiative (BRI), which was previously known as the ‘One Belt One Road’ (OBOR), might not be shelved but certainly be plagued by delays.
Washington: The world is confronting unique changes in relations among the United States, Europe, and China, which have now been further exacerbated by the COVID-19 crisis, top US and European think tanks have said.
New York: A flight carrying protective masks, ventilators and other essential medical supplies for COVID-19 response, landed in Papua New Guinea on Thursday, marking the start of a humanitarian air service for the Pacific region, Governments and the UN World Food Programme (WFP) have announced.
Beijing: The fresh wave of COVID-19 outbreak and the flood hitting the country might hold back China’s recovery from the pandemic as consumption and construction are likely to be hit, analysts believe.
Washington/Sputnik: The Walt Disney Company in a press release revealed that the company lost $4.7 billion in its third quarter of the fiscal year.
New York: The COVID-19 pandemic has created the largest disruption to education in history and prolonged school closures could further entrench inequalities in access to learning, the UN Secretary-General said on Tuesday, underlining the need for “bold steps” to address the crisis.
Kabul/UNI: Afghanistan on Tuesday reported 36 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases, taking the country's total to 36,782, the country's Ministry of Public Health said.
Seoul/Xinhua: South Korea reported 34 more cases of the COVID-19 as of Tuesday midnight compared to 24 hours ago, raising the total number of infections to 14,423.
Tokyo: Some people in Japan have complained that they have received unsolicited mysterious seed parcels that appear to be coming from China, NHK reports.
Kathmandu: The decision taken by Nepal PM KP Sharma Oli government to appoint Sushil Bhatt as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the "Office of the Investment Board" has sparked off a controversy specially after it was found that he has close links with foreign companies including China.
Tokyo/Sputnik: The number of companies that went bankrupt in Japan due to the situation with COVID-19 has reached 400, the NHK broadcaster reported on Monday, citing the data by Teikoku Databank consulting firm.
Los Angeles/Xinhua: California, the hardest-hit state by COVID-19 in the United States, witnessed a surge of 9,032 newly-confirmed cases as of Saturday, the California Department of Public Health said Sunday.