Latest Covid-19 News

  • Myanmar's top Monk donates to Pope's Covid-19 fund

    Apr 20, 2020

    A prominent monk from Myanmar, Ashin Nyanissara known as Sitagu Sayadaw, has made donations to the coronavirus emergency fund set up by Pope Francis.

  • Coronavirus: Pilgrimages to Our Lady of Sheshan cancelled

    Apr 20, 2020

    The Diocese of Shanghai has decided to cancel all pilgrimages in May, including the feast day of Mary help of Christians (24 May). The decision was agreed with the local authorities to prevent gatherings of people that might cause the return of the virus. Small groups or individual pilgrims will not be accepted. Believers are urged to pray to Our Lady at home for an end the pandemic.

  • Indian Church's commitment to help the weakest during coronavirus crisis

    Apr 20, 2020

    The lockdown has led to widespread unemployment and the consequent loss of livelihoods for those workers who live on daily wages and tribals.

  • COVID-19: Anti-viral drug remdesivir effective on monkeys and people

    Apr 20, 2020

    The scientific community has not fully vetted trial results, but they offer good prospects in treating coronavirus patients.

  • China sending aid to Africa to fight coronavirus, like the US and the EU

    Apr 20, 2020

    About 24 Chinese doctors will go to Ethiopia and Burkina Faso. So far, the continent has had fewer deaths than more developed regions of the world; however, the healthcare systems in many African countries are woefully inadequate and could facilitate an outbreak. The continent has less than one hospital bed per thousand people. The European Union and the United States are providing aid. The economy is a source of concern.

  • Faith in the time of Coronavirus

    Apr 19, 2020

    The coronavirus pandemic is confusing and frightening for hundreds of millions of people. That is not surprising. Many around the world are sick and many others have died. Unless the situation changes dramatically, many more will fall ill and die around the globe.

  • COVID-19 has reduced demand for China products

    Apr 17, 2020

    China’s consumer price index (CPI) rose only 4.3 per cent in March, substantially lower than the previous month (5.2 per cent).

  • Britain pledges 200 million pounds to criticised WHO and agencies

    Apr 17, 2020

    With much of the world’s population facing a lockdown or other restrictions, Britain’s government announced an Easter present of 200 million pounds ($248 million) in the global battle against the coronavirus pandemic.

  • EU Chief: Elderly face lockdown until 2021 over coronavirus

    Apr 17, 2020

    The chief of the European Union’s executive has warned the block’s elderly that they may have to stay in lockdown till 2021 due to the new coronavirus pandemic. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen made the comments in a German newspaper.

  • Middle East Council of Churches stands with United Nations

    Apr 17, 2020

    Responding to an appeal by the UN Secretary General, the Middle East Council of Churches says that in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, it stands by the United Nations through prayer and action, for the sake of human dignity and global peace.