This photo, captured from the Twitter account of US Ambassador to Seoul Harry Harris on April 16, 2020, shows his post congratulating South Korea on its successful general elections held the previous day amid the new coronavirus crisis. — YONHAP/VNA Photo … [Read more...] about S Korea: Ruling party wins landslide victory in parliamentary elections amid pandemic
People who had tested positive for coronavirus were under strict instructions to only vote at certain times and at specially designated polling stations. They were also forbidden from using public transport and were only allowed to walk or take their own car. … [Read more...] about South Korea election: Ruling party wins amid coronavirus outbreak
"The police come with a whip to send people running, but how do you say to a poor person 'Stay home' if you don't have enough to eat?" said Carlos Valencia, a 35-year-old teacher. — AFP … [Read more...] about US to ease lockdown after virus passes ‘peak’
“However, unlike previous easing cycles, when most of the new credit went to finance spending on infrastructure, property and consumer durable goods, this time we expect most of the new credit to be used on financial relief to help enterprises, banks and households survive the COVID-19 crisis,” they said in a note. … [Read more...] about China posts first GDP decline on record as coronavirus cripples economy
Covid-19, though, has put everything on hold. President Putin has had to postpone the ballot: after all, how can you call people to come out and vote in the middle of a pandemic? The Kremlin's problem now is that, if and when the ballot does take place, endorsing a new Constitution may well be the last thing on Russian minds. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: Is pandemic being used for power grab in Europe?