Brazil calls COVID-19 state of emergency as Bolsonaro approval slips

Brazil calls COVID-19 state of emergency as Bolsonaro approval slips

BRASILIA/SAO PAULO: Brazil declared a state of emergency on Friday (Mar 20), freeing up funds for the federal government to fight the coronavirus pandemic, as President Jair Bolsonaro’s popularity declined over his handling of the crisis. The Senate approved a measure letting the government waive fiscal targets this year, with senators voting remotely after two […]
Chaos over new Thai entry restrictions on coronavirus

Chaos over new Thai entry restrictions on coronavirus

BANGKOK: Confusion over Thailand’s new coronavirus curbs left travellers scrambling on Friday (Mar 20) as Thai citizens queued at embassies abroad to get special travel papers and foreigners faced the challenge of producing a negative test for the disease....