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New Delhi applies odd-even formula for shops amid COVID-19 lockdown

Indian capital city chief minister Arvind Kejriwal Monday announced that markets and shopping complexes can reopen on an odd-even formula basis amid the COVID-19 lockdown.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/5/18 23:28:31

Virus defaults, retail slump may contract Indian economy

Indian lenders are facing a jump in coronavirus-related defaults on credit card dues, personal and vehicle loans, forcing them to set aside hundreds of millions of dollars and take steps like asking sales staff to track down borrowers who have vanished.
Source: Reuters | 2020/5/18 19:18:40

Nearly 5 dozen Indian migrant laborers die while trekking home amid lockdown

The number of migrant laborers who died in accidents while heading home during the current COVID-19 lockdown has risen to 59 over the past nine days, after 24 more died in a road mishap in northern state of Uttar Pradesh on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/5/17 20:47:15

Typhoon Vongfong makes landfall in central Philippines

Typhoon Vongfong tore off roofs and shook trees as it made landfall in central Philippines' Eastern Samar province at 12:15 p.m. local time on Thursday, authorities said.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/5/14 23:08:10

Indian PM unveils 267-bln-USD package to ensure self-reliance amid COVID-19 lockdown

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi called upon his countrymen on Tuesday to try and make the COVID-19 pandemic crisis into an opportunity and become self-reliant in terms of manufacturing activities.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/5/13 18:06:09

285 new COVID-19 positive cases confirmed in Afghanistan

Afghanistan's Public Health Ministry has registered 285 new COVID-19 positive cases over the past 24 hours, raising the number of patients infected with the virus to 4,687 in the country, deputy to the spokesman for the ministry Tawhid Shakohmand said Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/5/11 17:58:13

India's COVID-19 death toll rises to 2,206 as total cases reach 67,152

India's federal health ministry Monday morning said 97 new deaths due to COVID-19, besides fresh 4,213 positive cases, were reported since Sunday in the country, taking the number of deaths to 2,206 and total cases to 67,152.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/5/11 17:20:02

India's AIIMS director says COVID-19 peak likely in June-July

The director of India's premier health institute -- All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Thursday said COVID-19 cases are likely to peak in the month of June and July.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/5/7 23:46:01

5 fatalities and 1,000 people reported hospitalized after gas leak in India

At least five people have been killed and 1,000 hospitalized after a gas leak at a chemical plant on the east coast of India, authorities said Thursday, warning the death toll would climb.
Source: AFP | 2020/5/7 19:18:41

Coronavirus: Chinese student studying in India shares pandemic stories

As a Chinese in India, Wu called for more communication between the two countries as misunderstandings, rumors and discrimination still exist in the country. "Just like many Chinese have never been to India, many Indians have never been to China.
Source: | 2020/5/7 3:40:43

Virus misinformation fuels hatred against India's Muslims

Gayur Hassan's Hindu neighbors came at night, throwing stones at his family's home in a northern Indian village and setting his workshop on fire. All because his son “liked” a social media post.
Source: AFP | 2020/5/6 18:33:40

Indian govt to repatriate overseas labors

India has embarked on a “massive” operation involving naval ships and aircraft to bring back some of the hundreds of thousands of nationals stuck abroad due to coronavirus restrictions, the government said.
Source: Reuters | 2020/5/5 22:53:40

Indian PM holds key meeting to spur economic growth

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a key meeting late Sunday evening to discuss strategies to intervene in the financial sector as well as structural reforms to spur economic growth and welfare during the current economic slowdown.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/5/4 8:15:07

Sri Lankan president pays tribute to working masses facing challenges caused by COVID-19

Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Friday paid tribute to the working masses who were facing the challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic in the island country.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/5/2 15:57:21

Philippines extends lockdown in Metro Manila, high-risk COVID-19 areas

The Philippine government on Friday extended the enhanced community quarantine in Metro Manila and other high-risk provinces on the main island of Luzon amid the COVID-19 epidemic for two more weeks until May 15.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/4/25 14:26:31

Indian Delhi chief minister calls on COVID-19 recoveries to donate blood plasma

After achieving progress on the plasma therapy over the past couple of days, the Delhi government has decided to carry on giving the therapy to more COVID-19 patients who are seriously infected and admitted in intensive care units at various hospitals, said Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/4/24 16:59:03

Sri Lanka shuts navy camp after confirming 30 COVID-19 infections

A navy camp on the outskirts of Sri Lanka's capital Colombo was declared as an isolated zone after 30 navy personnel tested positive for COVID-19, raising the country's total cases to 373, Army Commander Shavendra Silva said on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/4/24 16:57:55

Brunei receives medical material donations from China

Brunei received medical material donations from China on Thursday in the fight against the COVID-19 outbreak.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/4/24 16:34:18