coronavirus pandemic

Coronavirus pandemic could get worse and worse, WHO chief warns   -20%

The coronavirus pandemic will worsen if governments fail to provide a clear and comprehensive strategy to suppress transmission, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned.

Israelis protest government's economic response to virus   -7%

Thousands of Israelis demonstrated in downtown Tel Aviv on July 11, protesting what is widely seen as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's failure to address economic woes brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.

Serena, Venus played 50 fewer times than Evert, Navratilova   29%

Evert knows that her series of matches through the years against Martina Navratilova — including five finals at Wimbledon, which should be happening right now but was cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic — provided compelling contrasts in playing style and backstory.

Sonam Kapoor Ahuja gets fans to recreate her iconic fashion looks to escape boredom...   -30%

Sonam took to her Instagram and wrote about how she was missing getting dressed up for shoots, and made up a fun game for her fans who have also been cooped up at home on account of the lockdown imposed because of the coronavirus pandemic.

France's Rodin Museum reopens, to sell bronzes to boost post-coronavirus lockdown...   -6%

Unlike other museums thumped by the coronavirus pandemic, Paris’ Rodin Museum might have an ace up its sleeve to help see it through the crisis: It can sell limited-edition versions of the French sculptor’s masterpieces.

Avai vs Chapecoense south Brazilian derby called off after 14 players test positive for coronavirus  

More than 71,000 people have died in Brazil since the start of the coronavirus pandemic

Champions League: Last 16 fixture dates and times revealed by Uefa as Man City host Real Madrid   -15%

The coronavirus pandemic forced half of the second legs to be postponed, with Pep Guardiola's side leading 2-1 on aggregate

Champions League draw 2020: Man City, Chelsea and more learn quarter-final and semi-final fate  

Latter stages of competition were rescheduled due to the coronavirus pandemic

Ryder Cup 2020 postponed until 2021   -15%

The coronavirus pandemic has forced organisers to push the event back 12 months

Scottish Premiership fixtures revealed as Celtic bid for 10th title in a row  

Hoops were crowned 2019/2020 champions when the season was curtailed due to the coronavirus pandemic

Japanese survey shows 77 percent of people do not believe Tokyo Olympics can be held next year  

Games were postponed from this summer to next due to the coronavirus pandemic

Mercedes boss spreads doubt over Brazil and US Grands Prix due to coronavirus pandemic   14%

Toto Wolff says 'you cannot possibly imagine' that Formula One will head to the Americas while the coronavirus pandemic remains at a record daily high of confirmed new cases

Armie Hammer and Elizabeth Chambers are getting divorced after 10 years of marriage  

Couple has been quarantining in Cayman Islands amid coronavirus pandemic

Neverspoons app surges in popularity as people look for independent pubs after lockdown   27%

Wetherspoons boss Tim Martin has made numerous controversial comments during the coronavirus pandemic

Transport rules: Do I need to wear a face mask and are buses and trains safe?  

Here's everything you need to know about travelling amid the coronavirus pandemic

The Louvre reopens with new rules and restrictions after heavy coronavirus losses   50%

Iconic Parisian art museum has lost more than £36m during the coronavirus pandemic

The non-running of Pamplona's bulls in pictures   -2%

The coronavirus pandemic has brought Spanish bullfighting, long reviled by animal rights campaigners, to a standstill. Dozens of events, including Pamplona’s running of the bulls, have been cancelled. Photographer Jon Nazca explores the evocative locale of the San Fermín festival

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Offshore wind energy investment quadruples despite Covid-19 slump   19%

Investors give greenlight to $35bn worth of projects worldwide in first half of 2020

Global offshore wind investment more than quadrupled in the first half of the year even as the coronavirus pandemic triggered an unprecedented economic shock.

A report has found that investors gave the greenlight to 28 new offshore windfarms worth a total of $35bn (£28bn) this year, four times more than in the first half of 2019 and well above the total for last year as a whole.

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Coronavirus: Mecca authorities set guidelines for upcoming limited capacity Hajj   -3%

Authorities in Mecca have set several health and safety guidelines in preparation for the upcoming Hajj pilgrimage being held in a limited capacity this year given the coronavirus pandemic, according

Coronavirus: Eid al-Adha prayers in Saudi Arabia only in mosques, no open grounds   13%

Eid al-Adha prayers should only be performed in mosques and not on open grounds in light of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, according to a circular from the Kingdom’s Ministry of Islamic

Coronavirus: Saudi 937 call center receives 3.7 million medical consultations   13%

Saudi Arabia’s Health Ministry confirmed its ‘937’ call has received over 3.7 million medical consultations since the outbreak of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic earlier this year, according to a

Coronavirus pandemic worsens global famine crisis: UN   10%

Nearly one in nine people in the world are going hungry, with the coronavirus pandemic exacerbating already worsening trends this year, according to a United Nations report published Monday.For more

Sudan hands out cash to ease economic crunch aggravated by coronavirus   10%

Sudan has begun distributing cash handouts under an internationally backed plan to help millions cope with an economic crisis aggravated by the coronavirus pandemic, recipients and the authorities

Coronavirus: Bahrain adds $470 mln in COVID-19 impact spending to 2020 budget  

Bahrain will add around 177 million dinars ($470 million) to its 2020 state budget in emergency spending on fighting the new coronavirus pandemic, state news agency BNA said on Monday, reporting a

COVID Travel Diaries: On tour in Germany in times of coronavirus  

On July 7, DW journalists Emily Gordine and Olivera Zivkovic embarked on a two-week tour of Germany by camper. Take part virtually and find out more about the country during the coronavirus pandemic.

Fashion shows switch to online catwalk  

During the coronavirus pandemic, you can admire the latest models of Chanel and Dior from the sofa. But is this the future of haute couture? The industry is skeptical.

African airlines take off with clipped wings   6%

The coronavirus pandemic brought everyday air traffic to a halt. But airlines across the African continent are preparing to take to the skies once more. Many airlines are facing a difficult path to stay competitive.

Global heating could pass key mark in 5 years: UN  

The next five years could see the world passing a key temperature marker for global heating, the UN says. And the side effects of the coronavirus pandemic are not likely to prevent it.

Coronavirus: A new way of life for India's elderly   22%

As India struggles to deal with the coronavirus pandemic, small moments of happiness often get overlooked. For 80-year-old Shashi Luthra, getting stuck in Delhi meant rediscovering her connection with her elder sister.

Japan accuses China of pushing territorial claims, spreading propaganda during coronavirus pandemic   -5%

Japan’s annual defence review accuses China of pushing its territorial claims amid the coronavirus pandemic and suspects Beijing of spreading propaganda and disinformation as it provides medical aid to nations fighting Covid-19.”[China] is continuing to attempt to alter the status quo in the East China Sea and the South China Sea,” Japan said in the defence white paper approved by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s government on Tuesday.The white paper described “relentless” intrusions in waters…

As China-India tensions escalate, can Sri Lanka avoid becoming a pawn in a big power game?   6%

What with last year’s Easter Sunday terrorist attacks scaring away tourists and then the coronavirus pandemic disrupting travel all across the world, Sri Lanka’s economy has taken a battering recently – leaving it turning to powerful neighbours such as China for help.The South Asian nation’s economy grew 2.3 per cent in 2019, but this year it is forecast to shrink by as much as 3 per cent, prompting the government in Colombo to ask Beijing for a US$500 million loan from the state-owned China…

Malaysias political turmoil rumbles on as new parliamentary speaker Azhar Harun installed without a vote   20%

Malaysia’s parliament descended into chaos on Monday in its first full sitting in months amid the coronavirus pandemic, as heated arguments broke out after a new house speaker was appointed without a vote. A motion to remove former speaker Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof was passed by the thinnest of margins, which analysts said showed the “razor-thin” majority of Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin’s Perikatan Nasional government that came to power in March . Is Malaysia’s new government using Najib’s…

In Chinas manufacturing hub of Dongguan, a sock maker struggles to keep his factory from folding   -3%

After nearly three decades, Lin Danru, 54, fears that his sock factory’s days are numbered. Export orders have dried up amid the coronavirus pandemic. Domestic sales have plunged. And frankly, none of his five daughters want anything to do with the antiquated manufacturing business model.The warehouse of his factory, Staryee Knitting, in the manufacturing hub of Dongguan in southern China’s Pearl River Delta, is full of boxes upon boxes of unsold socks. Lin estimates 4 million unsold pairs are…

Global Impact newsletter: Australias political risks from provoking the dragon that is China   -1%

Global politics is delicate business in the best of times, but more so in the midst of a deadly pandemic that has claimed well over 500,000 lives. And, as Australia has learned in the last several months, the politics surrounding the coronavirus pandemic are almost as dangerous as the disease.The Australian government proposed in April that there be an international investigation into the origins of the coronavirus. After all, figuring out how the virus came to be is an important part of…

Hong Kong textile firm Esquel to keep its Xinjiang factories open despite US sanctions threat over forced labour accusations   16%

The coronavirus pandemic caught Esquel and many of its global fashion rivals off guard this year, but the 42-year-old Hong Kong-based textile manufacturer is facing an even bigger challenge: the US government.Esquel, the Hong Kong textile maker that began operations in Xinjiang in the mid-1990s, was one of six companies singled out for potential sanctions in draft legislation unveiled by US lawmakers in March, accusing it of using forced labour in the Xinjiang region of western China. The other…

Big fat Indian weddings: coronavirus pandemics latest casualty?   10%

Akbar Iqbal and Shahina Ahmed had planned the wedding of their dreams. There was going to be mehndi (henna body art), lunch, dancing, dinner, a signing ceremony and a reception large enough for 1,000 people at a five-star hotel so their parents could invite “everyone they knew”. But then along came the coronavirus pandemic. The couple ultimately settled for a simple ceremony at Shahina’s home in Chennai, with masks, hand sanitiser and a small group of 15 people including their parents, a…

India allows Kashmir pilgrimage to go ahead despite Covid-19 risks  

New Delhi’s decision to allow thousands of Hindu devotees to congregate in the mountainous Himalayan region of the Kashmir valley for an annual pilgrimage amid the coronavirus pandemic has sparked concern from public health experts. India currently has the world’s third-highest number of infections, with more than 820,000 cases and 22,000 deaths, leading experts to say the extent of transmission in the country of 1.4 billion people is unknown. Several Indian states have banned interstate travel…

Donald Trumps coronavirus approval at all-time low, new poll shows   12%

This story is published in a content partnership with POLITICO. It was originally reported by Quint Forgey on on July 10, 2020.Support for US President Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic has hit an all-time low, according to a new survey, with a similarly substantial majority of Americans also disapproving of his response to widespread racial unrest.An ABC News/Ipsos poll released on Friday reports that a record 67 per cent of those polled now disapprove of “the…

Joe Biden, not Donald Trump, is the US president the world economy needs now   17%

November’s US presidential election promises to be one of the most defining moments of our time. Whether it will be incumbent Donald Trump or Democrat Joe Biden in the hot seat next year, problems are certainly stacking up.Beating the coronavirus pandemic, stopping the global recession, repairing the ailing US economy and mending fences with China over the trade war are just a few of the big issues at the top of the next president’s list of critical things to do.With Biden surging well ahead of…

Bolsonaro tests positive for COVID-19 with virus ravaging Brazil   40%

(Bloomberg) -- Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro, who has consistently downplayed the threat posed by the coronavirus pandemic while his country has soared to the world’s second-most cases and deaths, tested positive for Covid-19.

“I’m perfectly well,” Bolsonaro told CNN Brasil in a live interview, after announcing the result of his test. He added he is taking hydroxichloroquine, an anti-malaria medicine he’s been touting as being effective against the virus though its use hasn’t been authorized by most health experts globally and could carry dangerous side effects.

The 65-year-old president, who during his campaign to reopen the economy called the virus “just a little flu,” has repeatedly disobeyed medical recommendations to avoid contamination, mingling in crowds without a face mask and giving people handshakes.

Late on Monday, however, a video posted on YouTube showed a masked Bolsonaro trying not to get too close to supporters who awaited him in front of the presidential palace. He told them he was following social distancing orders from a doctor after showing symptoms of the virus, and added that an exam had shown his lungs were “clean.”

Brazil has become a global hotspot for the virus, trailing only the U.S. with more than 65,000 confirmed deaths and over 1.62 million total cases. It has implemented an erratic response to the pandemic, with the president often clashing with state governors and even his health minister over quarantine measures and possible treatments. Brazil’s health ministry is currently headed by an interim chief after Bolsonaro fired his first minister and a second resigned.

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Bolsonaro could be seen coughing during a Thursday broadcast on his social networks, when he sat next to six other people, none...