Buddhadeb better, desperate to go home

The medical team attending to ailing former chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee is unwilling to discharge the 79-year-old Marxist leader till his intravenous (IV) antibiotics course ends by this week though he is desperate to go back home.

Abe Combats Covid~II

What has the Abe administration been doing to address this situation? The government is working on ways to inject capital into the pandemic-hit firms, both large and midsize companies struggling as the health crisis threatens to inflict even deeper pain on its ailing economy. So far, the government's crisis response had focused on loans and subsidies to small firms. Under the new scheme of capital infusion, state-affiliated lenders will invest in ailing companies by offering subordinated loans or accepting preferred shares. All these efforts made by Abe shall take time to show results.