Archive of 15 March 2020

Spain coronavirus cases jump by a third, over 100 new deaths

The latest spike in Europe's second-most affected country after Italy comes after the Spanish government imposed a near-total nationwide lockdown, banning people from leaving...

Recession risk calls for joint response: UN chief

"More than ever, governments must cooperate to revitalise economies, expand public investment, promote trade and ensure that people and communities affected by the disease...

Iran urges people to stay home, closes tomb as virus kills 113

The new overall tolls announced by the health ministry included another 113 deaths and 1,209 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 infection. People "should cancel...

Virus forces closure of key Shia tomb in Iran’s Mashhad

"Currently, the porches of the mausoleum and generally all the covered spaces of the holy shrine are closed," the spokesman for the shrine told...

SEZs to boost exports to $1.5bn per annum, says FIEDMC Chairman

FIEDMC Chairman said Premier has directed all the concerned departments to remove hurdles in the way of development of SEZs and establish them on...

Safety measures can fight out coronavirus: governor

Governor Sarwar said coronavirus had not become a danger for the government or an institution only but for the 220 million people of Pakistan. LAHORE:...

WTO prolongs shutdown, bars staff from premises over virus

The Geneva-based world trade body initially announced last Tuesday that it would suspend all meetings until March 20 after one of its staff members...

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