Coronavirus in India: Health ministry suspends visas of France, Germany, Spain nationals
The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in its latest travel advisory, issued on March 10, has said all visas, including e-visas, granted to nationals of France, Germany and Spain on or before March 11, stand suspended. This only applies to visa holders who have not yet entered Indian borders.
Yes Bank customers can now pay loan, credit card bills via other accounts
Crisis-hit Yes Bank said on Tuesday that customers could now make payments towards their credit card and loans through other bank accounts, days after prominent banking services were curtailed after the RBI imposed moratorium on the lender. The announcement comes as panic gripped the bank's customers, who queued before ATMs and bank branches to withdraw money.
Coronavirus death toll jumps 36% to 631 in ItalyThe death toll from an outbreak of coronavirus in Italy has jumped by 168 to 631, an increase of 36%, the Civil Protection Agency said on Tuesday, the largest rise in absolute numbers since the contagion came to light on Feb. 21. The total number of cases in Italy, the European country hardest hit by the virus in Europe, rose to 10,149 from a previous 9,172, an increase of 10.7%.
Coronavirus impact: US praises IAF for evacuating Indian nationals from virus-hit IranThe United States (US) on Tuesday praised the Indian Air Force (IAF) for bringing back home 58 Indian citizens from coronavirus-hit Iran. IAF brought back 58 Indians from Iran in a Boeing's C-17 Globemaster aircraft on Tuesday, March 10. The IAF aircraft was sent to Tehran on March 9.
Washington considers actions to bolster U.S. economy as coronavirus cases mount
As U.S. coronavirus cases rose steadily, the White House and Congress negotiated measures to bolster the U.S. economy and Americans' paychecks against the outbreak's impact, although there was no immediate sign of a deal. Almost three-quarters of U.S. states have confirmed COVID-19, with almost 1,000 cases in the United States and at least 30 coronavirus-related deaths reported.Air freight rates skyrocket amid passenger flight cuts, Chinese factory restarts
Air freight rates are skyrocketing after the grounding of many passenger flights in Asia has left shippers scrambling to book limited spots on cargo planes as Chinese industrial production restarts, according to industry insiders. About half of the air cargo carried worldwide normally flies in the belly of passenger jets rather than in dedicated freighters. But deep flight cuts in response to the coronavirus outbreak have made the market more dependent on freight haulers.
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