Gulf Times - virus
Video app Zoom rockets to fame, with some hiccups, amid pandemic

Video app Zoom rockets to fame, with some hiccups, amid pandemic

What does British Prime Minister Boris Johnson have in common with virtual happy hour celebrants and thousands of students around the world?

WHO reiterates warning that kids are hit by coronavirus too

WHO reiterates warning that kids are hit by coronavirus too

The World Health Organisation on Thursday reiterated its warning that children can also be affected by the new coronavirus, which has claimed the lives of several young people.

Global virus cases near a million as Spain sees record deaths

Global virus cases near a million as Spain sees record deaths

Confirmed coronavirus cases approached one million around the world on Thursday as Europe reeled from the pandemic and the United States reported record numbers of people out of work.

Worldwide lockdown hardens as Spain sees deadliest day

Worldwide lockdown hardens as Spain sees deadliest day

Tightened lockdowns across the planet saw nearly half of humanity told to stay at home in a bid to stem the spiralling coronavirus pandemic, as Spain recorded its deadliest day ...

Facebook offers $100 mn to help virus-hit news media

Facebook offers $100 mn to help virus-hit news media

Facebook said Monday it was donating $100 million to support news organisations globally hurting from the coronavirus pandemic, citing the need for reliable information about the crisis.

Tech volunteers use 3D printers to make crucial virus masks

Tech volunteers use 3D printers to make crucial virus masks

3D printer owners across Britain have answered the call of health leaders by teaming up to produce thousands of face visors to protect medical workers from being infected with coronavirus.

Germany says widespread testing keeping virus deaths low

Germany says widespread testing keeping virus deaths low

Germany is testing up to 500,000 people a week for the new coronavirus, a virologist said Thursday, adding that early detection has been key in keeping the country's death rate relatively low.

Nine doctors die from coronavirus in Philippines

Nine doctors die from coronavirus in Philippines

Nine doctors have died in the Philippines from the coronavirus, the country's top medical association said Thursday, as hospitals were overwhelmed and medics complained about a lack of protection on the frontlines.

G20 leaders seek unity as virus hits US economy

G20 leaders seek unity as virus hits US economy

World leaders held emergency online talks Thursday to build a united front against the coronavirus pandemic that has claimed more than 21,000 lives and triggered fears of an economic collapse ...

Prince Charles tests positive for coronavirus

Prince Charles tests positive for coronavirus

Prince Charles, the eldest son and heir to Queen Elizabeth II, is showing mild symptoms of the new coronavirus but ‘otherwise remains in good health’, his office said on Wednesday.

Indians race for supplies as coronavirus lockdown bites

Indians race for supplies as coronavirus lockdown bites

Anxious Indians raced for essentials on Wednesday as an unprecedented 21-day lockdown across the nation of 1.3 billion people all but emptied normally traffic-choked roads.

US Congress, negotiators reach deal on $2 trillion coronavirus aid package

US Congress, negotiators reach deal on $2 trillion coronavirus aid package

The Senate and White House have reached agreement on a $2 trillion stimulus package for the US economy and millions of Americans ravaged by the coronavirus crisis, top lawmakers said early Wednesday.