Eco/Invest/Demography

Caronavirus Pandemic:£100 million insurance payout against Wimbledon cancellation 

International News       Apr 04, 2020

  London: The All England Club, the organiser of the world famous ``Wimbledon'' is preparing to submit an insurance claim 'in excess of £100million' following the the cancellation of the tournament this week due to the scale of the coronavirus pandemic, according to UK's Mailonline.   The...

French coronavirus cases jump above China's after including nursing home tally

International News       Apr 04, 2020

  PARIS: The number of people who have died from the COVID-19 illness in France jumped by 61% to 6,507 over two days after data from nursing homes were included, and confirmed cases jumped by 44% to 82,165, the health ministry reported on Friday, making France...

Scared, tired New York doctor: 'It's going to get tougher'

Facts       Apr 04, 2020

   A doctor at a New York City hospital had to make a difficult decision last weekend to send his wife and 17-month-old daughter away while he remained on the front lines of the U.S. coronavirus crisis.   “I don’t know how long it’s gonna be. But...

Indian officials warn of lockdown extensions as COVID-19 cases in South Asia near 6,000

Indian News       Apr 04, 2020

  MUMBAI: The number of confirmed new coronavirus cases in South Asia neared 6,000 on Saturday, even as authorities in some cities tightened restrictions on movement and warned lockdowns could be extended in a bid to rein in the pandemic.“If people don’t obey the rules seriously...

Coronavirus may spread through normal breathing: US scientists

Facts       Apr 03, 2020

  The new coronavirus might spread through the air via normal breathing and speaking, a top US scientist said Friday as the government was poised to recommend the use of face masks for everyone.   Anthony Fauci, head of infectious diseases at the National Institutes of Health,...

India records highest single-day spike in Covid-19 cases as tally reaches 2,547

Indian News       Apr 03, 2020

  New Delhi: With 478 cases reported in the last 24 hours, the highest spike so far, India's tally of positive coronavirus cases on Friday rose to 2,547 including 162 cured/discharged and 62 deaths, as per the latest data of the Ministry of Health and Family...

Health-Care providers see surge in ransomware attacks in Europe, U.S.

International News       Apr 03, 2020

  When hackers broke into computers at Hammersmith Medicines Research, a London-based company that carries out clinical trials for new medicines, it was a nightmare scenario for managing director Malcolm Boyce.   The coronavirus crisis was just beginning to take hold in the UK, and the company...

Poor nations need COVID-19 research to avoid system 'breakdown'

Facts       Apr 03, 2020

  Paris: Research on the prevention of treatment of COVID-19 in poor and developing nations is urgently needed to avert a "complete breakdown" of health services, a coalition of more than 70 scientific bodies said Friday.   The pandemic is currently hitting Europe and the United States...

EU tells insurers to suspend dividends, avoid bonuses in pandemic

International News       Apr 03, 2020

  London: Insurers and reinsurers in the European Union should temporarily suspend dividends and share buybacks, and consider postponing bonuses as well to ensure continuity in services during the coronavirus pandemic, the bloc’s insurance regulator said on Thursday.   The virus has led to lockdowns of economies...

Health Ministry identifies 20 existing, 22 potential COVID-19 hotspots

Indian News       Apr 03, 2020

  New Delhi: The Union Health Ministry on Thursday identified 20 existing and 22 potential hotspots in the country while also asserting that there is no evidence of widespread community transmission of COVID-19.   The ministry stated this in an advisory issued to the states on mobilisation...