THIMPHU (Kuensel/ANN) - The two-week tourist ban due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) scare, will hit the livelihoods of thousands of employees in the tourism and allied sectors. 

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Becoming the first station to be added to East Japan Railway Co.’s Yamanote Line in 49 years, since Nishi-Nippori Station, Takanawa Gateway Station opened Saturday.

THIMPHU (Kuensel/ANN) - ​If the tumour created by the new coronavirus so far had been successfully controlled by the surgeon Dr Lotay Tshering, the prime minister (PM), the attention now is on handling the impact COVID-19  left on the economy.

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - For Japan’s longest-serving Prime Minister, this is the biggest test since returning to office in 2012. Shinzo Abe has been criticised for an initial lack of leadership and he abruptly took steps to close schools leaving parents and employers scrambling. I

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - Scindia’s brief resignation letter to Congress interim president, Sonia Gandhi, stating that his step had been in the making for over a year points to the brewing discontent in one of the party’s top leaders and, more amazingly, that the party did little to stem it.

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - Across the world, governments are shutting down schools temporarily or curbing their activities, with an estimated 3 million school children affected due to the rapid spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - He has been associated with the AAP since its inception in 2012 and has held the post of its treasurer.

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - Pakistan responded positively to Modi’s proposal, saying it was ready to participate in the conference, acknowledging that coordinated efforts were needed to minimise the threat posed by the deadly Coronavirus.

KATHMANDU (The Kathmandu Post/ANN) - The hardest hit sectors of the economy are tourism and aviation, which were already reeling from reduced number of visitors and passengers due to the Covid-19 outbreak.

KATHMANDU (The Kathmandu Post/ANN) -  As Covid-19 continues to spread, parents are concerned with the safety of their children, as schools bring together large groups of people in confined spaces.