Day: April 6, 2020

Central Zoo Authority advises zoos in India to remain on high alert in view of a Tiger found COVID 19 positive in New York.

open view news desk NEW DELHI, APRIL 06: The United States (USA) Department of Agriculture’s National Veterinary Services Laboratories, in a statement dated 5th April, 2020, has confirmed SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) in a Tiger housed in the Bronx Zoo, New York. https://wvvw.aphis.usda.gov/aphisinewsroominews/sa_by_date/sa-2020/ny-zoo-covid-19 Taking cognizance of the same, the Central […]

Coronavirus pandemic denting tourism, hospitality sector at astonishing pace: Industry body

Kolkata, Apr 6:  The cascading effect of the global coronavirus pandemic is crippling the country’s tourism and hospitality industry at an “astonishing pace”, an industry body said. Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTA) has come down by about 67 per cent annually in the January-March quarter, while for domestic tourists, […]

Virus sparks boom for local farmers in import-dependent Hong Kong

After a coronavirus-fuelled wave of panic-buying briefly left Hong Kong’s supermarket shelves bare, residents are turning to local producers for fresh food in a city almost entirely reliant on imports. COVID-19 has threatened global supply chains as countries impose lockdowns and border restrictions, but for Hong Kong’s dwindling […]

British PM hospitalised with coronavirus but 'still in charge'

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was in hospital on Monday undergoing tests after suffering “persistent” symptoms of coronavirus for 10 days, but colleagues insisted he remains in charge of the government. Johnson announced on March 27 that he had tested positive for COVID-19, becoming the most high-profile world […]

US, UK brace for soaring death tolls as pandemic bears down

LONDON — The United States and Britain braced for one of their bleakest weeks in living memory on Monday as the social and financial toll of the coronavirus pandemic deepened. New infections in Italy, Spain and France showed signs of slowing, but hundreds of patients were still dying […]

Trump sees limits of presidency in avoiding blame for virus

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is confronting the most dangerous crisis a U.S. leader has faced this century as the coronavirus spreads and a once-vibrant economy falters. As the turmoil deepens, the choices he makes in the critical weeks ahead will shape his reelection prospects, his legacy and the character […]

PM Modi, lawmakers agree 30% salary cut as India deals with coronavirus

NEW DELHI – Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other top government figures will take a 30% salary cut this year, a government minister said on Monday, as the country tackles the coronavirus outbreak and its impact on the economy. Modi has imposed a three-week lockdown to halt the […]

Japan to declare coronavirus emergency, launch $990 billion stimulus – PM

TOKYO – Japan is to impose a state of emergency in Tokyo and six other prefectures as early as Tuesday to try to stop the coronavirus, the prime minister said, with the government preparing a $990 billion stimulus package to soften the economic blow. More than 3,500 people […]

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