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WHO warns of pressure on Latin American health systems

WHO warns of pressure on Latin American health systems

Healthcare systems across Latin America risk being overwhelmed by the coronavirus, the World Health Organisation has said, as the death toll from the disease in hard-hit Brazil nears 30,000.

Singapore ends two-month virus lockdown, though some curbs remain

Singapore ends two-month virus lockdown, though some curbs remain

Singapore on Tuesday began allowing activities that ‘do not pose high risk of transmission’ to resume after two months of lockdown, despite reporting the second-highest number of coronavirus cases in East Asia.

Debates rage in Britain as some children go back to school

Debates rage in Britain as some children go back to school

Britain partially reopened schools on Monday and allowed the most vulnerable to venture outdoors despite warnings that the world's second worst-hit country is moving too quickly out of its coronavirus lockdown.

Philippines capital comes back to life although virus threat lingers

Philippines capital comes back to life although virus threat lingers

Millions of people returned to work in the Philippine capital on Monday as one of the world's strictest and longest coronavirus lockdowns was eased to help resuscitate an economy that has been battered by the closure.

India's Modi urges citizens to stay alert to virus as lockdown eases

India's Modi urges citizens to stay alert to virus as lockdown eases

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi warned the country on Sunday to remain vigilant against the spread of coronavirus as the country prepares a phased re-opening of activities even as daily cases rise to record highs.

World virus cases top 6 million as leaders disagree on pandemic response

World virus cases top 6 million as leaders disagree on pandemic response

The number of coronavirus cases worldwide topped six million Sunday, with Brazil registering another record surge in daily infections as divisions deepened on how to deal with the pandemic.

Merkel a 'no' for Trump's in-person G7 summit

Merkel a 'no' for Trump's in-person G7 summit

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will not attend an in-person summit of G7 leaders that US President Donald Trump has suggested he will host despite concerns over the coronavirus pandemic ...

Venice film fest a 'sign of hope' for world cinema

Venice film fest a 'sign of hope' for world cinema

The decision to hold the Venice Film Festival despite the coronavirus pandemic is being hailed as a ‘sign of hope’ for the movie world after months of closed cinemas, shuttered film sets and cancelled galas.

Over 8 million Thais at risk of losing jobs due to virus pandemic

Over 8 million Thais at risk of losing jobs due to virus pandemic

Around 8.4 million Thais are at risk of unemployment this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, Thosaporn Sirisumphand, chief of the National Economic and Social Development Council, said on Thursday.

Coronavirus, race and income: how the virus discriminates

Coronavirus, race and income: how the virus discriminates

After Covid-19 first appeared in China late last year, doctors quickly realised what made some patients more vulnerable to the virus than others: age, gender and underlying health problems all played a part.

Special trains for 3.6 million Indian workers stranded in lockdown

Special trains for 3.6 million Indian workers stranded in lockdown

India will organise special trains to get at least 3.6 million migrant workers stranded by the pandemic lockdown back home, authorities said Saturday as fresh coronavirus cases in the country hit a new daily high.

Aviation needs confidence to take off again: industry chief

Aviation needs confidence to take off again: industry chief

The coronavirus pandemic has dealt airlines an unprecedented blow -- to get back in business they will have to reinstill confidence in travellers and avoid a patchwork of restrictions ...