For the sake of coronavirus response operations in 25 developing countries, the World Bank has approved the sanction of an initial US$1.9 billion in emergency funds on April 2. The World Bank will also work to redistribute resources in its existing financed projects worth up to US$1.7 billion and willContinue Reading

India under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been dealing with the corona crisis quite impressively by adopting a co-operative and co-ordinated stance by all state and non-state holders. Government organisation as well as non-government organisation are working day and night to reduce the burden of the 21-dayContinue Reading

As a measure to extend a helping hand to strengthen the capacity of the World Health Organisation (WHO) in helping to curb the spread of the pandemic in African countries, the African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved around 208 million Kenyan shillings (about two million U.S. dollars) in emergency assistance.Continue Reading

Understanding the gravity of the pandemic, the United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on March 31 called for global “solidarity” and cooperation on socio-economic fronts. Antonio Guterres said, “We must respond decisively, innovatively and together to suppress the spread of the virus and address the socio-economic devastation that COVID-19 isContinue Reading

Applauding the experience of China in fighting the pandemic COVID-19 as “exemplary”, the Palestinian government’s spokesperson, Ibrahim Milhem said, “China has become a leading example in medical relief for poor countries that have been hit by this virus”. China after controlling the pandemic to a significant extent has been extendingContinue Reading

As the world is busy dealing with the Coronavirus outbreak that so far has infected more than 700,000 people globally, with the United States topping the list of number of cases, several eminent Indian-American groups in the US have stepped forward, have raised funds and deployed volunteers to help communityContinue Reading

Iran like the rest of the world has been battling with the worst of the pandemic and has been witnessing the worst outbreak in the Middle East. To add to the outbreak of the coronavirus crisis is the country’s prisoner crisis. Iran has reported more than 38,000 infections and 2,640Continue Reading

Beginning Friday night local time, March 27, 2020, the United States’ naval base in Yokosuka in Japan, has largely put restrictions on movement for 48 hours, in the wake of the two sailors who have been tested positive for the novel Coronavirus or COVID-19, a statement said. Announcing a measureContinue Reading

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, on Friday night, March 28, called the international community for strengthened cooperation with joint response to fight against the COVID-19 pandemic as it is spreading worldwide and has become a new global challenge. The remarks from the Chinese Premier came during a phone conversation with CroatianContinue Reading

On March 27, after Spanish health authorities complained that the coronavirus test kits sent by a Chinese company, Shenzhen Bioeasy Technology did not work as promised, the company has offered to replace thousands of faulty coronavirus test kits. Spain struggles to have the world’s second highest COVID-19 death toll andContinue Reading