A 37-year-old journalist, who had tested positive for the coronavirus, jumped to death from the fourth floor of Delhi’s All India Institute of Medical Sciences yesterday, officials said. He died at 3.35pm, nearly one-and-a-half hour after jumping from the hospital’s trauma centre .
The world’s most visited museum, the Louvre in Paris, reopened yesterday after nearly four months of coronavirus closure, with a restricted number of masked visitors enjoying a rare chance to view the ‘Mona Lisa’ and other treasures without the usual throngs.
Chinese troops were seen removing structures from a Himalayan valley where they fought a deadly battle with Indian soldiers last month, Indian army sources said yesterday, after high-level talks between the nuclear-armed neighbours.
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan visited National Radio and Telecommunication Corporation (NRTC) in northwest city of Haripur yesterday to inaugurate the production facility of first ever indigenously developed ventilators in Pakistan.
The government yesterday announced a £1.57bn package to help theatres, museums, heritage sites and live music venues survive the coronavirus crisis, but faced accusations of acting too late.
Malawi’s new President Lazarus Chakwera yesterday pledged to clamp down on corruption as he delivered his inauguration speech in a scaled-down ceremony dampened by a surge in Covid-19 cases.
Opposition candidate Luis Abinader has claimed victory in the Dominican Republic’s presidential race after voters on Sunday braved a worsening coronavirus outbreak to cast their ballots for a new leader and legislature.
A US District Court yesterday ordered Energy Transfer LP to shut and empty the largest pipeline from the North Dakota shale oil fields within 30 days, in a big win for the Native American tribes who have fought the line’s route across a crucial water supply.
Philippine authorities yesterday expressed alarm over a spike in the number of coronavirus infections in the country and urged the public to strictly follow preventive protocols.