A human rights group has renewed its call for the government to free all political prisoners in the country “on just and humanitarian grounds’’ after United Nations (UN) High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet urged the Duterte administration to release inmates in overcrowded detention
At least 15,000 people who may have caught the coronavirus from a ‘super-spreader’ guru are under strict quarantine in northern India after the Sikh religious leader died of Covid-19.
India’s coronavirus cases crossed 900 yesterday, officials said. Of them 862 are Indians and 47 foreign nationals, the Health Ministry said.The number of dead also rose to 19, while 80 patients who recovered have left hospitals. Kerala yesterday reported the first death to Covid-19.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday met representatives of the AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy) sector to discuss the Covid-19 outbreak.
Trains packed with thousands of passengers arrived in Wuhan yesterday as the Chinese city that was Ground Zero for the global coronavirus pandemic partly reopened after months in lockdown.
Malaysia expects the number of coronavirus cases to surge in mid-April, a health ministry official said yesterday, as the country ramps up testing amid a nationwide shutdown. The number of confirmed cases in Malaysia has nearly doubled in the past week to 2,320
Hundreds of European tourists stranded in Bali were evacuated from the Indonesian holiday island yesterday after their flights were cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. British authorities booked seats on two commercial flights to London for hundreds of citizens
Government opponents and human rights activists have welcomed a decision by Uganda’s constitutional court to overturn legislation that gave police “supernatural powers” to stop public gatherings and protests.
The sum of known coronavirus US cases soared well past 100,000, with more than 1,600 dead, as weary doctors and nurses protested at shortages of scarce medical supplies ...