- Abe declares state of emergency over COVID-19 (Ld)(10 minutes ago)
Tokyo, April 7 (IANS) Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday declared a state of emergency in several regions of the country, a move that expands the powers of the local authorities in containing the spread of COVID-19.
- Contingency plans can minimise impact of event cancellations(16 minutes ago)
San Francisco, April 7 (IANS) With widespread cancellation of technology events across the world due to the COVID-19 pandemic, exhibitors and event hosts can fill lead generation gaps using alternative strategies, global market research firm Gartner said on Tuesday.
- US car insurers refund drivers stuck at home(16 minutes ago)
Washington, April 7 (IANS) Car insurers in the US were refunding millions of dollars to customers stuck at home during the ongoing coronavirus lockdowns, said a media report on Tuesday.
- China reports no COVID-19 deaths for first time(15:42)
Beijing, April 7 (IANS) China reported no coronavirus deaths on Tuesday, the first time since it started publishing daily figures in January following the emergence of the virus in Wuhan city last December, according to the country's National Health Commission.
- Pak SC sets aside orders on prisoner release due to pandemic(15:12)
Islamabad, April 7 (IANS) The Pakistan Supreme Court on Tuesday issued an interim order, recalling the bails granted to under-trial prisoners by the high courts of Sindh and Islamabad and ordered authorities to arrest all detainees who had been released due to the coronavirus pandemic.
- Study touting hydroxychloroquine as COVID-19 cure didn't meet standard: Publisher(15:03)
London, April 7 (IANS) A study that first claimed that anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine is an effective treatment for the novel coronavirus and triggered US President Donald Trump enthusiasm for its widespread use, has now been slammed by the same group that publishes the journal in which the paper first appeared.
- Abe declares state of emergency over COVID-19(14:59)
Tokyo, April 7 (IANS) Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday declared a month-long state of emergency for Tokyo, Osaka and five other prefectures in an effort to curb the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Uber, Lyft behind more crashes at pick-up, drop locations(14:59)
New York, April 7 (IANS) In normal times, ride-hailing services such as Uber and Lyft in modern cities cause a spike in the number of collisions between motorists and pedestrians at pick-up and drop-off locations, a new study has revealed.
- Key Taliban commander killed in foiled attack(14:32)
Kabul, April 7 (IANS) A Taliban commander and his bodyguard were killed after security forces foiled an attack in Afghanistan's Takhar province, an official said on Tuesday.
- Harry-Meghan reveal name of new charity(14:26)
London, April 7 (IANS) The UK's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle have announced the name of their new charitable venture after they formally stepped down as senior royals in March, it was reported on Tueday.
- 'UK PM not on ventilator, but received oxygen support' (2nd Ld)(13:32)
London, April 7 (IANS) UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who has been moved to intensive care in a London hospital after his coronavirus symptoms worsened, was not "on a ventilator", but has "received some oxygen support", said Cabinet Minister Michael Gove on Tuesday.
- Women can actually be better, safe drivers than men(12:53)
London, April 7 (IANS) Busting a common myth that women are bad at wheels, researchers now say that male drivers are more dangerous on the road and are also more likely to drive more dangerous types of vehicles.
- HK's Lam rejects calls for voluntary pay freeze(12:49)
Hong Kong, April 7 (IANS) Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam has dismissed calls from across the political spectrum to take a voluntary pay freeze, after it was revealed her annual salary had increased to HK$5.21 million ($672,000), a media report said on Tuesday.
- UAE-based Indian in trouble over Islamophobic post(12:30)
Abu Dhabi, April 7 (IANS) A United Arab Emirates-based Indian national was in trouble over an Islamophobic post on social media and hurting the religious sentiments of Muslims, a media report said.
- Bangladesh restricts gatherings at places of worship(12:14)
Dhaka, April 7 (IANS) Bangladesh has ordered places of worship, including mosques, to restrict the presence of people gathering for prayers amid the coronavirus pandemic due to fears of community transmission of the disease, a media report said.
- N.Korea could simplify parliamentary meet: Official(11:53)
Seoul, April 7 (IANS) North Korea could simplify procedures for an upcoming parliamentary meeting, as the country was making all-out efforts to prevent the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, an official from South Korea's Unification Ministry said on Tuesday.
- S Korea mulls wristbands to prevent self-isolators going out(11:50)
Seoul, April 7 (IANS) South Korea is considering using electric wristbands to prevent people in self-isolation from going outside, an official said on Tuesday, amid growing concerns over people breaching the rules and spreading the coronavirus.
- Trump offers help to treat ailing UK PM(11:14)
Washington, April 7 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has offered help to treat UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson who was moved to intensive care in a London hospital after his coronavirus symptoms "worsened".