The UK government will close the furlough scheme this weekend, with redundancies rising at the fastest rate on record and the second wave of COVID-19 pushing Britain’s economy to the brink of a double-dip recession, according to a Guardian analysis.
Iran’s Health Ministry said tough restrictions will be enforced in 43 cities as of Monday due to worsening critical COVID-19 situation adding the restrictions will be extended another week if necessary.
More than a hundred thousand Californians have bought a gun since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, a new report has found, in a surge of gun sales that has experts worried about the risk of suicide and deadly instances of domestic violence.
Champions League and Europa League prize money will be cut over the next five seasons as Europe’s soccer governing body UEFA grapples with the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, The Times reported.
An Indian scientific panel said the onset of winter and upcoming festivals could lead to a significant rise of up to 2.6 million coronavirus cases a month in the country if the rules in place to check the spread of the disease are relaxed.
A divided world has failed to rise to the challenge of fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said and warned concerted action was needed to prevent millions of people being pushed into poverty and hunger.
Adults and children born with heart defects had a lower-than-expected risk of developing moderate or severe COVID-19 symptoms, finds a study of more than 7,000 patients from the congenital heart disease center at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons.