The new figures suggest that the epidemic may be far worse than being reported.
More than 570 people have been infected with the coronavirus across China and Wuhan, the city at the centre of the outbreak, has been placed under effective quarantine.
Sixteen more Filipino crewmen aboard a quarantined luxury ship off Japan have been afflicted by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing to 27 the total number of such cases from the dreaded ailment, according to the Department of Foreign Affairs.
Philippine Ambassador Hjayceelyn M. Quintana on Saturday reminded her over 600,000 countrymen to rely only on updates about Novel Coronavirus 2019 (nCoV2019) from UAE health authorities and to refrain from using any form of social media for unchecked claims and news.
The statement by Nobel Prize winner Malala Yousafzai that as many as 20 million girls may never return to school even after the global COVID-19 crisis is alarming and triggers serious thinking.
Compliments to the UAE for commencing COVID-19 vaccinations (UAE starts world’s first ever COVID-19, Sept 19, Gulf Today). COVID-19 has brought the whole world to its knees.
A storm is gathering across India against three agrarian reform measures the Narendra Modi administration has pushed through Parliament. The measures were introduced through Presidential ordinances in June and July at the height of the Covid lockdown.