20 people killed due to electric shock in Congo

Others | April 2, 2020 3:11:40 AM IST

Kinshasa [Congo] Apr 1 (Sputnik/ANI): A total of 20 people have been killed as a result of an electric shock caused by heavy rain in the capital of the Republic of the Congo, Brazzaville, media report

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Social distancing guidelines to stay until no new COVID cases, deaths: WH

New York |Thursday, 2020 1:45:05 PM IST

Social distancing guidelines will likely stay in place in the US until there are "no new cases and no deaths", the White House coronavirus task force has indicated while confirmed COVID-19 cases in th

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US sets new single day record with 884 COVID-19 deaths

Washington |Thursday, 2020 2:15:05 PM IST

The death toll from COVID-19 in the US jumped by 884 over the past 24 hours, setting a new one-day record for the country, according to Johns Hopkins University on Wednesday evening.

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US Navy evacuates coronavirus-stricken aircraft carrier

Washington |Thursday, 2020 3:15:05 PM IST

The US Navy has evacuated thousands of sailors from the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt in an attempt to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus on the ship after over 90 crew members test

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Trump warns Iran against 'sneak attack'

Washington |Thursday, 2020 3:15:05 PM IST

US President Donald Trump has warned Iran against a "sneak attack" on American forces and assets in Iraq, threatening a "very heavy price" as a consequence.

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'Global economy could shrink by 1% due to COVID-19 pandemic'

United Nations |Thursday, 2020 3:45:05 PM IST

The global economy could shrink by 1 per cent in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, and might contract even further if restrictions on economic activities were extended without adequate fiscal resp

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Putin signs law granting cabinet powers to declare emergency

Moscow |Thursday, 2020 3:45:05 PM IST

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a bill into law which will grant the cabinet additional powers, including declaring a state of emergency for the entire country.

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Trudeau to recall Parliament for expanded emergency aid

Ottawa |Thursday, 2020 4:15:05 PM IST

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has recalled Parliament for an expanded emergency aid as the country was facing the greatest economic and health challenge since the Second World War due to the

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Trump says not to issue national stay-at-home order

Washington |Thursday, 2020 11:45:05 AM IST

US President Donald Trump has said that he will not issue a national stay-at-home order even as coronavirus cases are still surging in the country.

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COVID-19: Trump welcomes China's efforts to help other nations

Washington |Thursday, 2020 1:15:05 PM IST

US President Donald Trump has said he welcomes China's efforts to provide personal protective equipment to countries and regions combating COVID-19.

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France death toll from coronavirus reaches 4032

Europe | April 2, 2020 3:11:28 AM IST

Paris [France], Apr 02 (Sputnik/ANI): France has registered 4,032 coronavirus-related deaths in the hospitals across the country since the epidemic began, Jerome Salomon, the head of the national publ

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US directs ships to stay offshore if carrying COVID-19 passengers

Washington |Thursday, 2020 4:15:05 PM IST

The US Coast Guard has directed cruise ships carrying passengers infected with the novel coronavirus to stay off American shores "indefinitely" and prepare to give the patients medical care aboard the

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