Japan prepares for state of emergency over virus

Japan prepares for state of emergency over virus

TOKYO: Japan’s government began preparing on Monday (Apr 6) for the declaration of a state of emergency over the outbreak of the new coronavirus, as infections spike in the capital Tokyo and elsewhere. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was expected to meet late Monday with a panel of experts advising the government on the global pandemic, with […]
France reports lowest daily virus toll in a week, total now 8,078

France reports lowest daily virus toll in a week, total now 8,078

PARIS: France on Sunday (Apr 5) reported 357 coronavirus deaths in hospital in 24 hours, the lowest daily increase in a week, bringing the country’s toll to 8,078. The tally included 5,889 patients who died in hospital and 2,189 people in old age homes and other...
Italy’s virus deaths plunge to lowest since Mar 19

Italy’s virus deaths plunge to lowest since Mar 19

ROME: Italian officials said on Sunday (Apr 5) they may soon have to consider easing restrictions after seeing the daily coronavirus death toll plunge to its lowest in over two weeks. The 525 official COVID-19 fatalities reported by the civil protection service was...
Italy cheers first drop in critical virus patients

Italy cheers first drop in critical virus patients

TROME: Pandemic-hit Italy cheered Saturday (Apr 4) after seeing its number of intensive care cases for the coronavirus that stretched its healthcare system to breaking point drop for the first time. Even some of the most cautious health officials seized on the figures...