In the sharpest spurt since the lockdown started, Maharashtra recorded a staggering 302 Covid-19 positive cases with the highest number from Mumbai, officials said yesterday.
India will buy ventilators and masks from China to help it deal with the coronavirus, a government official said yesterday, even though some countries in Europe had complained about the quality of the equipment.
Prime Minister Imran Khan had directed the Sindh Rangers to ensure that supply of goods from Sindh is maintained after it was found that the provincial government had failed to implement a transport agreement “in true spirit”.
Italy reported yesterday 837 more deaths linked to the Covid-19 disease caused by the novel coronavirus, but the spread of the epidemic in the country has continued to slow down.
The Philippines recorded yesterday its largest daily increase in coronavirus deaths and infections, as it ramped up testing with the arrival of thousands of kits from abroad and the opening of new laboratories.
The Trump administration yesterday unveiled a proposal for the lifting of Venezuela sanctions in exchange for creation of a power-sharing transitional government made up of members of the opposition and President Nicolas Maduro’s Socialist Party.
Police in Nepal have raised eyebrows during the Covid-19 pandemic with their unusual technique for arresting violators of the nationwide lockdown: a claw-like clamp attached to a rod that apprehends the offender at a safe distance.
Indonesian leader Joko Widodo declared a state of emergency yesterday as coronavirus deaths in the world’s fourth most populous country jumped again, but he resisted calls for a nationwide lockdown.