Gulf Times - cornavirus
Italy's medics at "end of our strength" as they too fall ill

Italy's medics at "end of our strength" as they too fall ill

At Italy's Oglio Po hospital, 25 out of 90 doctors are infected with the coronavirus, compounding the strain faced by a health system overwhelmed by the world's second biggest outbreak.

Italy's virus toll tops 4,000 after new one-day record

Italy's virus toll tops 4,000 after new one-day record

Italy reported a record 627 new coronavirus deaths Friday and saw its world-topping toll surpass 4,000, despite government efforts to stem the pandemic's spread.

Doctors map body's COVID-19 immune response: study

Doctors map body's COVID-19 immune response: study

Researchers in Australia said Tuesday they had mapped the body's immune response to the novel coronavirus, in a potential breakthrough in the fight against the global killer.

Virus-stricken airlines face bailout or bust

Virus-stricken airlines face bailout or bust

Airlines worldwide face an unprecedented existential threat as the coronavirus shuts down global travel, leaving governments with controversial and costly decisions about which carriers to bail out

Coronavirus closes India's Taj Mahal, Mumbai to keep half its office workers home

Coronavirus closes India's Taj Mahal, Mumbai to keep half its office workers home

India closed the Taj Mahal, its top tourist site, and the financial hub of Mumbai ordered offices providing non-essential services to keep half their staff at home as efforts to control the spread of coronavirus in South Asia ramped up.

Kyrgyzstan closes borders over coronavirus

Kyrgyzstan closes borders over coronavirus

Kyrgyzstan has banned entry to all foreigners to safeguard against a coronavirus, Deputy Prime Minister Altynai Omurbekova said on Tuesday.

Iran's death toll from coronavirus increases to 853

Iran's death toll from coronavirus increases to 853

Iran's death toll from the new coronavirus has reached 853 with 129 new deaths in the past 24 hours, a health ministry official tweeted on Monday, adding that 14,991 people have been infected across Iran.

Spain, France impose tight restrictions as infections cross 150,000

Spain, France impose tight restrictions as infections cross 150,000

Spain and France have imposed sweeping restrictions to fight the spread of coronavirus, as US President Donald Trump tested negative for the disease that has infected more than 150,000 people worldwide.

Taiwan reports six new coronavirus cases in largest single-day rise, all imported

Taiwan reports six new coronavirus cases in largest single-day rise, all imported

Taiwan reported six new cases of the coronavirus on Sunday, all imported and marking the biggest daily rise in infections, in people who had returned to the island from countries

Pakistan limits flights, shuts borders and schools over coronavirus

Pakistan limits flights, shuts borders and schools over coronavirus

Pakistan shut all its schools and land borders on Friday and decided to limit international flights and discourage large gatherings to try to halt the spread of the coronavirus, ministers said.