coronavirus

Domestic violence in Arab region worsens amid COVID-19: UN


Beirut: Domestic violence and social challenges faced by women and girls in the Arab region have worsened after the outbreak of COVID-19, a new policy brief by the UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) said. "Domestic violence has increased in the world and the Arab region with lockdowns, enforced co-existence due to...

China reports no COVID-19 deaths for first time


Beijing: China reported no coronavirus deaths on April 7, the first time since it started publishing daily figures in January following the emergence of the virus in Wuhan city last December, according to the country's National Health Commission. The Commission said it had 32 confirmed cases, down from 39 on April 6, reports the BBC. All...

UK PM Johnson in ICU, Foreign Secy to deputize


London: Coronavirus-positive UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who was admitted to a hospital here after his symptoms became "persistent", was shifted the intensive care unit after his condition "worsened". The PM is being kept at St Thomas' Hospital in London "for close monitoring", Downing Street said, the BBC reported. Johnson's condition is "stable" and he remains...

Indian-Americans light lamps on PM Modi’s appeal

Post Date: April 8, 2020

New Jersey: In solidarity with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ''9pm9minute'' campaign, the Indian-American community lit diyas and lamps at 9 pm on Sunday (local time) in fight against the coronavirus pandemic. The Prime Minister had urged people to switch off lights at their homes and light up lamps, candles or mobile phone torches for nine...

Ekal Vidyalaya to produce one million masks by April end


New York: With the coronavirus outbreak the shortage of masks and sanitizers became apparent in early March. Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation with its presence in over 103,000 remote hamlets of India banded together its tailoring training centers and started stitching facemasks and producing hand sanitizers for Ekal volunteers, district health workers and law enforcement personnel. It...

With unproven drugs as norm for Covid-19, why not test Ayurvedic remedies


By Bhaswati Bhattacharya MPH MD (Family Medicine) PhD (Ayurveda-BHU) On March 27, a survey in India asked physicians whether they would take Ayurvedic herbal medicines as part of their own prevention routine if placed on the frontlines of the pandemic or where they would meet people who are possibly contagious with COVID-19. Within 24 hours, 1,500 people...

Restaurateur Ajay Walia shuts Michelin-starred fine diner Rasa

Post Date: April 8, 2020

Washington, DC: As the coronavirus pandemic continues to alter lives and economy across the US, Indian-American restaurateur has shut his Michelin-starred Indian fine-diner Rasa in California, a media report said. Ajay Walia said that he has not seen tougher times, especially for the ethnic food industry during his 30 years as a business owner in...

Assemblyman Ash Kalra announces medical supply donation drive

Post Date: April 8, 2020

San Francisco: Ash Kalra, an Indian-American California state Assemblyman, has announced a safety supplies donation drive in response to the countywide shortage of protective equipment for medical workers to protect them against the novel coronavirus, it was reported. “I am calling on all members of the public, companies, organizations and others to donate needed medical...

COVID-19: Miss England Bhasha Mukherjee hangs up her crown, returns to work as doctor


London: A beauty queen who was crowned Miss England in 2019 has returned to the United Kingdom from overseas charity work to continue her career as a doctor amid the coronavirus pandemic. Bhasha Mukherjee took a career break as a junior doctor after competing in the Miss World pageant in December 2019. Mukherjee represented England...