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Covid-19 Pandemic: Force majeure and legal consequences

Publication date 30 March 2020 | 00:17 | ICT

IS the Covid-19 pandemic considered an event of force majeure?



  • Right decision to postpone Tokyo 2020 Olympics

    Publication date 26 March 2020 | 00:48 | ICT

    The decision on Tuesday by Japan and the International Olympic Committee to postpone the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games – originally slated to start on July 24 – until next summer because of the novel coronavirus pandemic must have been a hard one to make.

  • Legislation a preparation for Putin’s lifetime rule

    Publication date 26 March 2020 | 00:27 | ICT

    It has become clear that Russian President Vladimir Putin is seeking to retain real power even after his term expires in 2024. He will not be able to build stability by further continuing his high-handed rule.

  • Rationality maintains macroeconomic immunity

    Publication date 25 March 2020 | 01:15 | ICT

    It is rather utopic to say that economies would be remote from Covid-19. Since the World Health Organisation (WHO) announced the pandemic on March 11, the tension about the virus has increased significantly. The financial market and the economy are reacting cyclically with the outbreak.

  • Vital to keep yuan stable after US Fed rate cut

    Publication date 24 March 2020 | 01:10 | ICT

    In the wake of the World Health Organisation declaring the novel coronavirus outbreak a pandemic on March 11, the US Federal Reserve, in its most dramatic move since the 2008 global financial crisis, cut its benchmark interest rate to near zero.

  • The Kremlin crease

    Publication date 22 March 2020 | 23:45 | ICT

    Russian President Vladimir Putin must be secretly grateful to Valentina Tereshkova, the first Sovet woman cosmonaut to fly to space in the early 1960s.

  • Leadership positions for Cambodian women should be more than just number

    Publication date 22 March 2020 | 23:45 | ICT

    After reading your article published on March 12, “Calls for more women in leadership positions”, I was delighted to see such commitment to appoint at least two women to provincial leadership positions.

  • Amendments to the MTP Act, 1971- a breakthrough for women’s rights

    Publication date 20 March 2020 | 00:27 | ICT

    In 1971, India became one of the first few countries to recognise the right of women to safe and legal abortion when it legalised up to 20 weeks for a variety of conditions.

  • Coronavirus will bankrupt more people than it kills

    Publication date 18 March 2020 | 22:39 | ICT

    Coronavirus’ economic danger is exponentially greater than its health risks to the public.

  • A call to arms for women’s rights

    Publication date 17 March 2020 | 22:29 | ICT

    Let's not kid ourselves: ‘mera jism, meri marzi’ (my body, my choice) is not a mere slogan. It is a call to arms.

  • Covid-19: We’ll come through this together

    Publication date 16 March 2020 | 23:02 | ICT

    The upheaval caused by the coronavirus is all around us. And I know many are anxious, worried and confused. That’s absolutely natural. We are facing a health threat unlike any other in our lifetimes.