Passengers wearing masks are seen at Hongqiao International Airport in shanghai, China. Reuters
The head of the World Health Organization has warned that confirmed cases of coronavirus being transmitted by people WHO have never travelled to China could be the "tip of the iceberg".
The virus has spread from Wuhan around China to major population centres including Beijing, Shanghai, Macau and Hong Kong. Abroad, Thailand has confirmed four cases, while US, Taiwan, S.Korea and Japan have each reported one.
The world's first and only malaria vaccine was launched in the African country of Malawi on Tuesday, as part of a landmark pilot program hoping to protect, in particular, hundreds of thousands of children under five against one of the world's leading killers, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
COVID-19 is posing the greatest test ever to humanity on both the health and economic fronts. Confirmed coronavirus cases have approached one million around the world as Europe reels from the pandemic and the United States has reported record numbers of people out of work.
With the increasing number of infections, and sadly deaths, from COVID-19 the world has changed. (“US virus toll exceeds official China tally,” April 1, Gulf Today).
On March 27, Pope Francis was standing alone in an empty St Peter’s Square. Media from around the globe showed an iconic image of a man alone under the rain. Usually the Urbi et Orbi blessing is given on Christmas and Easter,