Advanced countries have been more open-handed in fiscal support for their economies, in particular for workers, while Third World countries have been extremely niggardly, not necessarily out of choice (except in the case of India)
This is not the time for fiscal conservatism. To get out of economic crisis, governments must undertake fiscal boosts which increase purchasing power of the poor
Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha talks about the role of modelling in understanding the disease, and the features and limitations of the various kind of approaches that have been used.
Feminists and women’s rights activists across the region say that women are at greater risk and urge the governments to step up measures to address all forms of gender-based violence
The government has decided to extend the 10-hour night curfew and partial lockdown imposed in the country, amid complaints of inadequate relief measures. Egypt recorded 168 new infections on Thursday
The mitigation strategy of the Swedish state to fight COVID-19 without going for a lockdown has received widespread criticism. The government has also announced sops for corporates
Vincenzo Colaprice from Giovani Comunisti talks about the response of the Italian government to the COVID-19 crisis and the challenges in the coming period
Cargo workers at New Delhi’s international airport say their salaries have been deducted as they were unable to report to work due to the country-wide lockdown in India. The Airport Employees’ Union has taken up the matter
While trying to disperse protesting workers demanding wages and allowances in Bhaluka Upazila district, the police fired tear gas canisters causing two fleeing workers to be hit by a fast-moving truck
Wuhan successfully fought against the COVID-19 emergency, with around 95% patients recovered and discharged. The city was in lockdown since January 23
The coronavirus pandemic exposes the consequences of taking the neoliberal road decades ago, explains Prof Radhika Desai.
The unions are demanding that garment workers be paid the minimum wage after employers proposed that workers take unpaid leaves for the entire shutdown period in Myanmar