With the hasty imposition of the world’s largest 21-day-lockdown by the Indian government led by Narendra Modi, fear, anxiety and desperation has gripped the entire country. The abrupt decision has been especially hard on the poor and daily wage earners
Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha looks at how China handled the outbreak of COVID-19 and the measures that worked.
In response to Bolsonaro’s callousness towards dealing with the crisis, fresh cacerolazos took place in many cities. Talks of his impeachment have also begun to gain strength.
In this episode of Around the World in 8 minutes, we look at the situation in prisons across the globe as states turn a blind eye to their plight.
There is a growing demand for releasing prisoners worldwide as prison facilities in most countries are overcrowded and lack basic hygienic conditions, jeopardizing the implementation of preventive measures to contain the spread of COVID-19
The two individuals who tested positive in Gaza had recently traveled to Pakistan and have been placed in quarantine since their return. The United Nations had stated earlier that the spread of the deadly disease to the Gaza strip would be catastrophic
The imperialist bloc led by the United States continues to impose and implement debilitating sanctions on countries such as Iran, Venezuela, and Cuba. This is only worsening the Covid-19 pandemic.
The lack of raw materials from China has already caused the closure of 16 factories in Myanmar, resulting in at least 7,000 layoffs. Unions in the country fear large-scale job losses if the crisis situation continues
Is this not the time for the imperialist bloc, led by the United States of America, to end the sanctions against Cuba, Iran, Venezuela, and a series of other countries?
Only a complete paradigm change, with huge government investment in the economy, in public services and job creation, will save us from the worst effects of this disaster
The mission observed that other affected countries should increase their level of preparedness and take cues from how China has managed to tackle the virus
The number of new infections was 1,886 on February 18 as opposed to 2,050 on the previous day. The daily death toll too has come down substantially and is below 100.