The fast spreading novel coronavirus is proving to be a big health challenge besides wreaking havoc on social and economic activities globally. Thankfully governments all over are tackling it head-on, but the task is humongous and unless all of us get pro-active, the coming days will only get worse for all of us (“The coronavirus lockdown in Spain is an eerie experience, but it also has its heartwarming moments,” Mar.17, Gulf Today).
With confirmed cases crossing 200,000 and more than 8,000 people already dead, the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak seems to have launched a war against humanity.
With more than half of humanity asked to stay at home and economic activity grinding to a virtual standstill in many places, the havoc wreaked by COVID-19 coronavirus continues unabated.
The tallies, using data collected by the media offices from national authorities and information from the World Health Organization (WHO), probably reflect only a fraction of the actual number of infections.
The Islamic finance sector will benefit greatly from a unified international legal and legislative framework. After its formulation and subsequent approval by internationally accredited relevant authorities, says Sheikh Hamdan.
The voting by two-thirds majority of Bureau International des expositions, BIE, Member States in favour of postponing the World Expo by one year is a clear expression of solidarity by the world community with the UAE.
Instead of joining the global community in the war against the deadly COVID-19 pandemic that has been mercilessly claiming lives across the world, Israel is busy planning nefarious activities.
More than 242,000 people have been killed and 3.4 million infected worldwide by the virus, which has left half of humanity under some form of lockdown and pushed the global economy towards its worst downturn since the Great Depression.
Governments around the world are trying to stop the spread of the disease while scrambling for ways to relieve pressure on their economies, which are facing a historic downturn with millions pushed into unemployment.