#coronavirus crisis

Big cities, including Mumbai and Delhi have gone under weekend curfew. (Photo Credit: AFP)

  • Active COVID-19 cases in Karnataka have breached 1-lakh mark in the past few days
  • Amid growing cases of COVID-19, there are growing demands from the public to impose lockdown in the state
  • Karnataka CM Yediyurappa has refused to put an immediate lockdown in the state and would look over for the next week 

The COVID-19 virus has took the lives of more than 2.8 million lives. (Photo Credit: Unsplash)

  • The first case of the disease was reported in China in December 2019
  • Since March last year, the novel coronavirus has caused a pandemic and has taken millions of lives around the world
  • More than 130 million cases of COVID-19 have been registered around the world until now

.Wuhan, Hubei, China
A summary of the WHO's findings related to origin of novel coronavirus would likely be released in next week. (Photo Credit: Representational Image/Pixabay)

  • Such raw data is called as 'line listings,' said expert Dominic Dwyer
  • He emphasised that gaining access to the raw data was vital
  • Issue of access to raw material would be mentioned in their final report, he added

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
India has one of the lowest case-fatality ratios among the top 20 worst-affected nations in the world. (Photo Credit: Representational Image/Pixabay)

  • This week, new daily infections were the lowest in eight months
  • According to sero survey data released this week, more than half of the 28,000 people sampled had developed antibodies
  • Experts had warned that the coronavirus would wreak havoc in India's densely populated cities

.Switzerland
Schools were shutdown across the world in 2020 after the outbreak of coronavirus pandemic. (Photo Credit: Representational/unsplash)

  • "School closures reduced mobility by 21.6%," Stefan Feuerriegel, an ETH professor said
  • Study found, school shutdown was on third rank that contributed in reducing mobility
  • Ban on gatherings of more than five people remained on the top of ranking

.Brasília - Brasilia, Federal District, Brazil
"Brazil is broke, I cannot do anything," Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro said on Tuesday. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • Jair Bolsonaro said he "wanted to modify the tax reduction table"
  • "But there was that press-fueled virus that we have," he said
  • "That press without any character," Bolsonaro railed against the media

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Celebrities have the power to influence their fans to do what's right(Photo Credit: Unsplash/Representative)

  • When it comes to looking fashionable in a face mask, the struggle is real
  • Many celebs have urged their fans to wear masks and shields
  • Celebrities  have shown off some of their stylish face masks/shields

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Trump has been reproached many, even from among his party members, for throwing a spanner in the passing of the bill which took months of preparations and negotiations. (Photo credit: AP / PTI)

  • Donald Trump informs people of "good news" with regards to COVID relief bill
  • He did not share the content of the news or the time when he will share it
  • The $900 billion Covid relief bill stopped short of coming into action when Trump disapproved of it last week calling it a "disgrace"

.London, UK
Millions more people across the UK have been placed under top tier-four restrictions ( Picture Credit : Unsplash/ Representative )

  • Harsher restrictions now apply to millions more people 
  • The new coronavirus variant triggered travel curbs 
  • Around 43 percent of England are now in tier 4

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
US authorities announced that passengers arriving on flights from the United Kingdom will need to test negative. (Photo credit: Representational/AP/PTI)

  • The new strain of coronavirus led to nations around the world closing their borders to UK travelers
  • The US in March halted the arrival of foreign nationals who had visited the UK
  • European Union governments have begun easing travel bans on the UK