As COVID-19 hits the arts, entertainers fight back

The entertainment industry is among those hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic. Across the arts sector, productions and concerts have been cancelled, film releases delayed and festivals postponed. But people under lockdown are finding new ways to experience the arts. Al Jazeera’s Charlie Angela reports. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on … Read more As COVID-19 hits the arts, entertainers fight back

India coronavirus: Dozens of cases confirmed from religious gathering

India is attempting to track down people who attended a gathering of Muslim religious leaders, after 24 of those attending tested positive for the coronavirus which causes COVID-19. As many as 1,500 people from across India and other countries attended the meeting in the capital, New Delhi. Around 700 people have been sent to a … Read more India coronavirus: Dozens of cases confirmed from religious gathering

Japan extends travel restrictions as coronavirus cases surge

Japan is imposing a series of new social restrictions after a surge in cases of coronavirus. It is also urging its citizens not to travel to 73 countries and regions – a third of the world. The country is expected to close its borders to people arriving from the US, Canada, China, South Korea and … Read more Japan extends travel restrictions as coronavirus cases surge

Global race to find coronavirus vaccine

Countries around the world are racing to find a vaccine for coronavirus. In the United Kingdom, there is a call out for volunteers to participate in human trials. Al Jazeera’s Neave Barker reports from London. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish – Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera – Check … Read more Global race to find coronavirus vaccine

Zimbabwe launches 21-day nationwide lockdown

Zimbabwe began a 21-day nationwide lockdown on Monday. So far the country has recorded seven cases and one death. Al Jazeera’s Haru Mutasa has more from Harare on the reaction to the shutdown. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish – Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera – Check our website: … Read more Zimbabwe launches 21-day nationwide lockdown

Hungary’s PM Orban gets sweeping powers to tackle coronavirus

Hungary’s government has passed a law that grants nationalist prime minister Viktor Orban special powers to take extraordinary measures to tackle the coronavirus crisis, sparking concerns that it could lead to an ‘abuse of power’. The law passed on Monday indefinitely extends the state of emergency introduced on March 11, suspends Parliament and introduces jail … Read more Hungary’s PM Orban gets sweeping powers to tackle coronavirus

China’s Wuhan sees return to normal life

China has lifted more of the controls that kept 11 million people under quarantine in the city of Wuhan – where the coronavirus pandemic originated. Shops and malls are slowly reopening – although with strict limits on how many people are allowed inside. The final restrictions preventing people from leaving the city will be lifted … Read more China’s Wuhan sees return to normal life

Thousands of tourists stranded in Nepal after lockdown

Nepal has been under a complete lockdown for the past week after five coronavirus cases were confirmed. Thousands of tourists are stranded after the government suspended international flights to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Al Jazeera’s Raheela Mahomed has more. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish – Find us … Read more Thousands of tourists stranded in Nepal after lockdown

Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh at risk of COVID-19 infection

Activists are warning that conditions at crowded camps in southeast Bangladesh are leaving a million Rohingya refugees at risk of contracting the virus. Internet shutdown in and around the camps is making the situation even more dangerous. Al Jazeera’s Mohammed Jamjoom reports. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish – … Read more Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh at risk of COVID-19 infection

Coronavirus crisis slows space exploration

Airlines and others in the transport industry are being severely disrupted by the coronavirus crisis. It is also causing astronomical headaches for space travel, halting work, for example, on the US’s next manned mission to the Moon. Al Jazeera’s Andrew Chappelle has more. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish … Read more Coronavirus crisis slows space exploration