Prime Minister Imran Khan says Pakistan stands at a juncture where we can defeat the coronavirus if people strictly follow the standard operating procedures (SOPs). Addressing volunteers of the Corona Relief Tiger Force in Islamabad yesterday, he said that 1mn people have registered under the force
Brazil’s death toll from the new coronavirus has surpassed Italy’s to become the third-highest in the world.
Hundreds of Ukrainians rallied outside parliament yesterday to demand the interior minister be fired in the wake of police scandals including an alleged rape.
Singapore plans to give a wearable device that will identify people who had interacted with carriers of coronavirus to each of its 5.7mn residents, in what could become one of the most comprehensive contact-tracing efforts globally.
President Donald Trump celebrated yesterday a stunning US employment report that showed more than 2.5mn jobs were added last month during the thick of the coronavirus pandemic, and predicted the battered economy will recover all of its lost jobs by next year.
The former White House chief of staff John Kelly has said that Americans should “look harder at who we elect” and questioned the character and ethics of Donald Trump, the president he served for several years.
Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser renamed a street in front of the White House “Black Lives Matter Plaza” and had the slogan painted in huge yellow letters on the roadway in an apparent rebuke of President Donald Trump’s militaristic response to US protests over police brutality.
Kenya on World Environment Day barred all single-use plastics such as water bottles and straws from its national parks, beaches, forests and other protected areas. The implementation of the ban, first announced a year ago, was ordered in a letter from Tourism Minister Najib Balala last week.
Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go has slammed officials and personnel behind the delayed release of legal compensation to frontliners who got sick with or died of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), daring them to leave their jobs.