Tag: People

Pakistan’s Sindh Province Governor Imran Ismail tests positive for coronavirus

Governor Ismail who is also close friend of Prime Minister Imran Khan and senior member of the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Isnaf (PTI) confirmed on his twitter account that he…

Indian Uber driver in UK evicted from home and left to die of coronavirus

Rajesh was being treated in Northwick Park Hospital in London, the city where he worked as an Uber driver for most of the year. Mary was 5,000 miles…

Troy Sneed- Grammy-nominated singer dies from coronavirus

Grammy-nominated gospel singer Troy Sneed has died from complications with the coronavirus. He was 52. Sneed’s publicist Bill Carpenter said the singer died early Monday at a hospital…

UK PM Boris Johnson back in London after COVID-19 recovery

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson returned to his official London residence after spending more than two weeks recovering from a coronavirus infection, his office said on Sunday. “I…

Indian woman part of Oxford University vaccine project get Encouragement through Social Media

As the world races to find a cure for the deadly novel coronavirus, a Kolkata woman is playing a crucial part in the team at the University of…

Lockdown inspires Italian boy to create coronavirus video game

While most nine-year-olds have been battling during lockdown with the vagaries of home schooling, Lupo Daturi has been waging war on COVID-19 itself. Virtually. The fourth-grade pupil from…

Trump suggests injecting disinfectants to fight coronavirus

The White House is pitching “emerging” research on the benefits of sunlight and humidity in diminishing the threat of the coronavirus as President Donald Trump encourages states to…

Trump’s idea to inject disinfectant to kill coronavirus alarms medical experts

The coronavirus doesn’t last as long on door handles and other nonporous surfaces when it’s exposed to sunlight, higher temperatures and humidity, according to a US government study….

Tom Hanks opens up about coronavirus battle

  American actor Tom Hanks and wife Rita Wilson were the first celebrities to reveal that they tested positive for the coronavirus last month. In a recent radio…

Broadway star Nick Cordero faces leg amputation due to virus

The wife of Tony Award-nominated actor Nick Cordero, who specialized in playing tough guys on Broadway, says her husband will have to have his right leg amputated after…

The underpaid and unprotected women leading the Covid-19 war

There are approximately 900,000 female community health workers on the frontline as part of India’s battle against Covid-19. Unfortunately  they are poorly paid, ill-prepared and vulnerable to attacks…

England 1966 World Cup winner dies of coronavirus

Leeds United great and England international Norman Hunter has died aged 76 after contracting coronavirus, the Championship club announced on Friday. The famously tough-tackling defender, who was at…

Popular Chilean author Luis Sepulveda dies of coronavirus in Spain

In this file photo taken on March 30, 2010 Chilean writer Luis Sepulveda attends the signing of his book “L’ombre de ce que nous avons ete” (The Shadow…

Pope celebrates joy of Easter amid sorrow of coronavirus, alone

Pope Francis and Catholics around the world marked a solitary Easter Sunday, forced to celebrate the most joyful day in the Christian calendar amid the sorrowful reminders of…

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to pledge $1b to COVID-19 fight

Jack Dorsey, chief executive of Twitter and Square, said Tuesday that he planned to donate $1 billion (Dh3.67 billion), or just under a third of his total wealth,…

Photos: Ugandan vendors sleep in markets to curb the spread of coronavirus

A woman sleeps among items to be sold at Busega market in Kampala following a directive from president Yoweri Museveni that all vendors should sleep in markets for…

Pope Francis displays his sporting bent during COVID-19 pandemic

Pope Francis speaks as he leads Palm Sunday mass in St Peter’s Basilica without public participation due to the spread of coronavirus With his typical candour and grace,…

UK PM Boris Johnson in intensive care with COVID-19

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was moved to an intensive care unit on Monday after his coronavirus symptoms worsened though his Downing Street office said he was still…

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