- UN chief Guterres warns of losing COVID-19 war (Lead)(07:51)
United Nations, March 27 (IANS) While UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has told the Group of 20 (G20) leaders on Thursday, "We are at war with a virus -- and not winning," UN entities around the world are unrelenting in providing aid to fight COVID-19. "This war needs a wartime plan to fight it," he told a virtual meeting of G20 leaders.
- Chicago mayor orders closure of public places(07:17)
Chicago, March 27 (IANS) Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has ordered the immediate closure of trails, bike paths, green spaces and parks near the city's Lakefront in an accelerated effort to fight COVID-19.