Having told their populations that wearing masks was all but useless against the coronavirus, several Western countries have performed dramatic U-turns in the last few days.
More than 3.9 billion people, or half of the world's population, are now being called on to remain in their homes to combat COVID-19, according to an AFP tally on Thursday.
The World Bank on Thursday approved a plan to roll out $160 billion in emergency aid over 15 months to help countries deal with the impact of the global coronavirus pandemic.
It may be the global day for pranks but with the world under assault from the deadly coronavirus pandemic many governments on Wednesday were warning against virus-themed April Fools' jokes — some even threatening jail.
Foreign governments on Friday stepped up operations to evacuate tens of thousands of tourists stranded by the coronavirus pandemic in remote locations across South Asia, from Everest base camp to beach hotels in Sri Lanka.
Tightened lockdowns across the planet saw nearly half of humanity told to stay at home in a bid to stem the spiraling coronavirus pandemic, as Spain recorded its deadliest day Tuesday and the United States braced for the full impact of the disease.
Harsh lockdowns aimed at halting the march of coronavirus around the world widened on Monday to include Moscow's capital as the death toll mounted and fears grew for the fate of the global economy.
The coronavirus death toll shot past 20,000 in Europe on Saturday, with Italy and Spain each reporting more than 800 dead in one day, as US President Donald Trump pulled back on putting the hard-hit New York region under quarantine.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi apologized to citizens for the sweeping 21-day lockdown that has brought the country of 1.3 billion people to a halt, leaving many migrant workers jobless and penniless.
The death toll from the coronavirus epidemic in Europe surged past 20,000 on Saturday, even as the Chinese city where the outbreak began cautiously returned to life.
From being duped into taking poisonous "cures", to watching businesses crumble and avoiding life-saving medication, people are suffering devastating real-world impacts of a deluge of online virus misinformation
Governments and central banks around the world are ripping up the policy rulebook as they battle to immunize their economies from deeper coronavirus carnage.
The United States was quickly becoming a new epicenter of the global coronavirus pandemic Thursday as new infections soared and unemployment claims skyrocketed to a historic high.
Governments around the world are ditching the rules in a no-holds barred fight to halt the coronavirus outbreak which risks upending global growth.
Almost one billion people were confined to their homes worldwide Saturday as the global coronavirus death toll shot past 11,000 and U.S. states rolled out stay-at-home measures already imposed across swathes of Europe.
Global stock markets pushed higher Friday at the end of another volatile week, as weary investors welcomed a worldwide fightback against the coronavirus fallout by governments and central banks.
The world stepped up its war on coronavirus as deaths soared again in Europe on Thursday, despite a sign of hope from China where zero new domestic cases were reported for the first time.
President Donald Trump on Mar. 13, even as he reminisced about “the great time” he had during his recent visit to India, showered praise on Indian and Chinese pharmaceutical companies, and predicted that they would soon come up with a therapeutic and ultimately a vaccine to deal with the coronavirus pandemic.
President Donald Trump apparently believes that in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic and his White House Coronavirus Task Force strongly recommending that shaking hands be avoided, the Indian ‘namaste’ or the Japanese half-bow greeting, may be the way to go until this deadly disease outbreak dissipates.
President Donald Trump and Ireland's visiting prime minister, Leo Varadkhar, had a "strange" moment Thursday when it came to the traditional handshake
The new coronavirus outbreak can now be described as a pandemic, the head of the World Health Organization announced Wednesday. WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said he was troubled by the spread and severity of the outbreak, along with a lack of action taken to combat it.
Since the novel coronavirus first emerged in late December, 2019, 110,564 cases have been recorded in 100 countries and territories, killing 3,862 people, according to an AFP toll based on official sources on Monday around 1100 GMT.
The number of cases from the new coronavirus topped 100,000 worldwide as the US. battled to contain an outbreak on board a stranded cruise ship where 21 people have tested positive. The World Health Organization called the spread of the virus "deeply concerning" as a wave of countries reported their first cases of the disease.
Trump’s campaign team has launched a new social media campaign targeting IndianAmerican voters who are variously estimated to number between 2 and 2.3 million voters, according to experts.One Facebook ad features Trump and First Lady Melania Trump standing in front of the famed Taj Mahal in India which they visited during the Feb.24-25 trip.
Students and workers from across Boston gathered last month at the Harvard Business School to protest against a talk at the Harvard India Conference, Feb. 16, by India’s Consul General in New York Sandeep Chakravorty, who has proposed in the past that India’s government could follow the Israeli model in rehabilitating Kashmiri Pandit who left the valley due to violence in the 1970s.