#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

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