No one is immune to coronavirus, expert says, with infections rising in both rural and urban communities

“But I want to be very clear,” she said. “What we are seeing today is different from March and April. It is extraordinarily widespread. So everybody who lives in a rural area, you are not immune or protected from this virus and that is why we keep saying, no matter where you live in America, […]

Young Australians haven’t had a pay rise for TWO DECADES – and it’s set to get worse with youths needing help from their grandparents to survive

Younger Australians (Brisbane youths pictured) have missed out on pay rises for the past two decades and the coronavirus pandemic is set to make a bad situation worse, a government report feared. The Productivity Commission predicted the elderly would have to leave their inheritance to their grandchildren, instead of their Generation X children, to stop […]

Rupee rises 15 paise to 74.69 against US dollar in early trade

Indian rupee surged 15 paise to 74.69 against the American dollar in early deals on Friday tracking weakness in the greenback.At the interbank forex market, the rupee opened at 74.74, gained further ground and touched 74.69 against the US dollar, up 15 paise over its last close of 74.84. Meanwhile, the dollar index, which gauges […]

UPDATE 3-Pandemic pushes Lloyds Bank into the red as bad debt fears rise

LONDON, July 30 (Reuters) – Lloyds Banking Group swung to a rare pretax loss in the first half of 2020, after setting aside a bigger than expected 2.4 billion pounds ($3.1 billion) second-quarter provision to cover a potential hike in bad loans due to the coronavirus.

Pandemic pushes Lloyds Bank into the red as bad debt fears rise

COST TO GROUP Lloyds said it had lent more than 9 billion pounds to businesses through various government-backed relief schemes and granted more than 1.1 million payment holidays to consumers hit by the pandemic, but its support of these customers “will have a cost to the group”.

Insurer RSA first-half operating profit rises 13%

After suspending its final dividend for 2019, RSA said it was not paying an interim dividend, but hoped to resume dividends by the time of full year results, and to catch up on missed dividend payments over time.

HCMC takes heed of controlling traffic to reduce congestion

The city People’s Committee also requested to rearrangement of road construction execution to ensure the city’s beauty with punishment to be imposed on violators. Contractors will receive punishment if they don’t complete the project speed and quality.

Microsoft Exploring TikTok Acquisition

Launched in China in 2016 as Douyin, TikTok came to the U.S. in 2018 after its acquisition of competitor Musical.ly. Since then, its growth has exploded. Users, many of them young, socially savvy people who use Instagram and Snapchat, are attracted to its infinite scroll of personalized videos and the ease of shooting and posting […]

COVID-19 cases in Maldives cross 4,000 amid resurgence

According to the HPA, 10 islands in the country currently have active cases, and the public in the capital region of Greater Male have been mandated to wear a mask that covers the nose, mouth, and chin while outdoors.

‘Worried about PM’: Uma Bharti to skip Ayodhya event

“From the moment I have heard the news that home minister Amit Shah and some other Uttar Pradesh BJP leaders have tested positive for COVID-19, I am worried about the safety of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the people present in Ayodhya for the foundation stone laying ceremony,” Uma Bharti tweeted.