Day: March 19, 2020

India bars international commercial passenger flights from landing in country for one week

NEW DELHI – India’s government said on Thursday it will ban all scheduled international commercial passenger flights from landing in the country from March 22 for one week to contain the spread of coronavirus. India has already suspended visas for the vast majority of foreigners seeking to enter […]


India locks down Kashmir region on coronavirus fears, Sri Lanka shelves election

SRINAGAR/NEW DELHI – India blocked roads in Kashmir on Thursday after the insurgency-torn region reported its first case of coronavirus, as several other parts of the country imposed restrictions on public gatherings in attempts to prevent its spread. Elsewhere in densely-populated South Asia, Sri Lanka postponed parliamentary elections […]

Coronavirus impact may render 3.8 cr people jobless in tourism, hospitality sector

New Delhi, Mar 19: The coronavirus impact could render 3.8 crore people jobless, which is around 70 per cent of the total workforce in the tourism and hospitality sector, according to a grouping. The Federation of Associations in Indian Tourism & Hospitality (FAITH) also said there should be a […]

Israel’s Netanyahu accused of exploiting virus crisis

Jerusalem, Mar 19 : With the Israeli government enacting a series of emergency measures to stem the spread of the new coronavirus, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is facing growing accusations that he is exploiting the crisis to entrench himself in power and undermining the country’s democratic foundations. Amid a […]

Wuhan reports no new virus cases, offering hope to world

BEIJING — Last month, Wuhan was overwhelmed with thousands of new cases of coronavirus each day, but in a dramatic development that underscores just how much the outbreak has pivoted toward Europe and the United States, Chinese authorities said Thursday that the city and it’s surrounding province had […]

Trump signs multi-billion coronavirus aid package

Washington, Mar 19: US President Donald Trump has signed into law a sweeping multi-billion emergency aid package to help Americans mitigate the adverse economic impact of the fast-spreading coronavirus that has killed over 8,800 people, including nearly 150 in America. The bill, called the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, […]

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