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SL Ranked 9th In Global Response To Infectious Diseases (GRID)

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka, and its President Gotabaya Rajapaksa have been ranked 9th in the Global Response to Infectious Diseases (GRID) index. The GRID index is designed to rank how efficiently and effectively the leadership of the country and the preparedness of its health system were in tackling the COVID-19 pandemic. The results are published in […]Read More

Trump Halts WHO Funding Over Coronavirus ‘Cover-Up’

NEW DELHI: On Tuesday, U.S. President Donald Trump dropped a bombshell, cutting off $400 million in funding for the World Health Organisation (WHO), accusing it of mishandling the Coronavirus outbreak by overlooking China’s many missteps. But he hinted it may be only temporary. “I am directing my administration to halt funding while a review is […]Read More

Taliban Drafts ‘Charter’ for Future Govt: Document

KABUL: A draft of a Taliban charter consisting of a list of rules, presumably intended as a guide for the potential future governance of Afghanistan, was shown to TOLOnews by a government source. Titled “The charter of the Islamic emirate of Afghanistan,” the list of articles looks very similar to those of the former Taliban […]Read More

When Can A Coronavirus Vaccine Be Ready – Part I

NEW DELHI: In the first part of an exclusive interview, Dr Niteen Wairagkar, global pandemic and new viral diseases expert speaks to Opinion Editor Ashwin Ahmad and explains the processes that need to be gone through before a vaccine for the COVID-19 virus can be made available in the market         Q: What are the main questions that […]Read More

A Homegrown 5G For India: Strings Attached

NEW DELHI: There was a strange disclaimer by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission a few days ago. It said: “5G technology does not cause coronavirus”. That the top U.S. agency charged with regulating all internet, television, radio and satellite communication had to come out with a disclaimer of this kind tells you something about the […]Read More

Coronavirus: A Day In The Life Of A Moscovite

NEW DELHI:  7 years in jail for breaking coronavirus quarantine rules, a Ruble 500,000($1=Rub74. 1Rub=Rs  1.03) fine for business not following a lockdown. Azmat Metov takes us through a day in the life of a citizen in this chat with StratNews Global Associate Editor Amitabh P.Revi. 106 people have died in Russia with 1,667 new […]Read More

‘The Economic & Political Impact Of Coronavirus Could Be Devastating

NEW DELHI: America today may resemble a third world country in some respects.  The coronavirus has exposed crippling administrative inefficiencies and the chronic under-funding of the healthcare system. Akshobh Giridhardas, Washington-based director of client services with the Bower Group Asia, a public policy firm, tells StratNews Global that the impact has been devastating with even […]Read More