Sunday July 12-th, 2020

Merkel calls coronavirus 'biggest challenge since WW2' Merkel calls coronavirus 'biggest challenge since WW2'

Merkel, a physicist by training, who has led Germany for over 14 years, said that while researchers are racing to develop a vaccine to prevent infections and medications to treat COID-19, slowing the spread of the virus is now the only way to minimiz...

Trump pushes back on Washington Post report about intel warnings about coronavirus Trump pushes back on Washington Post report about intel warnings about coronavirus

Trump's adversarial relationship with the press has become even more contentious as he faces more questions about the pandemic. Trump added that Alexander should be "ashamed of himself". "To ensure that our healthcare system is able to surge capaci...

Young people are not invincible against coronavirus — WHO's Tedros Young people are not invincible against coronavirus — WHO's Tedros

We have now identified some producers in China who have agreed to supply WHO . A day ago, he had warned young people that they should take coronavirus warnings seriously as they are "not invincible". The World Health Organisation also sugges...

COVID-19 death toll in Spain exceeds 1000 COVID-19 death toll in Spain exceeds 1000

The number of people around the world who have recovered from the virus now stands at 93,576. The total number of deaths in Spain has also risen from 1,002 up to 1,326 since Friday. One couple, Beth Rosenzweig and Ray Bahr, in Honduras' Bay Islands...

Italy records its steepest increase in COVID-19 deaths Italy records its steepest increase in COVID-19 deaths

It is the highest daily increase since the outbreak emerged. The total number of cases in Italy rose to 53,578 from a previous 47,021, an increase of 13.9 percent, the Civil Protection Agency said. Of those originally infected nationwide, 6,072 had...

Pence says he and wife will be tested for coronavirus Pence says he and wife will be tested for coronavirus

Pence was appointed by Trump to lead the White House's coronavirus task force, which has been holding daily press briefings on national efforts to bring the virus to heel. Miller said Pence's office was notified on Friday evening about the positive...

Brazil's Christ the Redeemer lit up with flags of countries battling coronavirus Brazil's Christ the Redeemer lit up with flags of countries battling coronavirus

Orani João Tempesta, the Metropolitan Archbishop of Rio de Janeiro, also held a mass atop the mountain, which is 2,329 feet tall and overlooks the famous Copacabana Beach. In 1921 the Roman Catholic archdiocese of Rio de Janeiro proposed that a statu...

Western University researchers begin work on developing a COVID-19 vaccine Western University researchers begin work on developing a COVID-19 vaccine

That is, people with COVID-19 who develop symptoms have a 1.4% chance of dying. "In 11 days, we've discovered hundreds of antibodies against the SARS-CoV-2 virus responsible for the current outbreak, moved into functional testing with global expert...

Ontario confirms 50 new coronavirus cases in the largest single day jump Ontario confirms 50 new coronavirus cases in the largest single day jump

Seven of those are from B.C., while one was in Quebec. CBC reports that as of Thursday morning, the province had confirmed 43 new cases of the disease. Canada has carried out more than 10,000 COVID-19 tests over the last 24 hours. However, it s...

Mayor to sign State of Emergency Declaration for City of Bradford Mayor to sign State of Emergency Declaration for City of Bradford

Upcoming council and committee meetings, as well as public hearings, have also been cancelled and, Thursday, the city closed playgrounds. "I know that closing all food and beverage to everything but takeout or delivery will mean serious hardship fo...

Global COIVD-19 deaths surpass 10,000: Johns Hopkins University Global COIVD-19 deaths surpass 10,000: Johns Hopkins University

Other countries with over 100 fatalities include China, Iran, Spain, France, the United States and the United Kingdom, according to the CSSE. The test would help people to quickly learn if they are infected with COVID-19 and also allow doctors to tes...

Canada to return irregular migrants crossing border to United States Canada to return irregular migrants crossing border to United States

Unprecedented measures for unprecedented times for Canadians, where literally tens of millions of citizens are being asked to step up to protect their own, their families' and their neighbours' welfare. Premier Brian Pallister said the decision to li...

Malaria drug for COVID-19? Read this to know the truth Malaria drug for COVID-19? Read this to know the truth

At a White House coronavirus briefing on Thursday, Trump told reporters that a drug now used as an antimalarial -chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine -would be made available nearly immediately to treat coronavirus. I have seen things that are im...

Trump announces U.S.-Mexico border closure to stem spread of coronavirus Trump announces U.S.-Mexico border closure to stem spread of coronavirus

Immigrants rights groups immediately condemned the move, saying it fuels "anti-immigrant sentiment". "We're sending them back" to their own countries. Trudeau had mentioned a day earlier the possibility of invoking a wartime production law, should th...

Richard Burr asks Senate ethics panel to probe coronavirus stock trades Richard Burr asks Senate ethics panel to probe coronavirus stock trades

After receiving classified briefings about the coronavirus , some US Senators sold off stocks and then downplayed the virus' risk to the public. "I'm just wondering about the broader question of assuring the public that the economy's fine and co...

Sub-Saharan Africa records first coronavirus death Sub-Saharan Africa records first coronavirus death

Nigeria , Africa's most populous nation and home to some 200 million people, has so far recorded just 12 confirmed cases of Covid-19 and is following other countries in ratcheting up its response. The virus is "going to be with us for quite a while",...

Steep rise in coronavirus cases in Africa Steep rise in coronavirus cases in Africa

Many countries have already confirmed that they will join the Solidarity Trial - Argentina, Bahrain, Canada, France, Iran, Norway, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland and Thailand. However, South Africa will begin participation in a World Health Organis...

Brexit Talks To Continue Despite Both Chief Negotiators Self-Isolating Brexit Talks To Continue Despite Both Chief Negotiators Self-Isolating

Brexit negotiator David Frost. He has also previously served as France's Minister for European Affairs. Even before Barnier's tweet, the second round of post-Brexit trade negotiations that was due to take place in London this week had already bee...

Baby among 50 new virus cases in Thailand Baby among 50 new virus cases in Thailand

When passengers check in, airlines must check whether they had visited COVID-19 epidemic areas in the previous 14 days. The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand reportedly announced that it now requires all the air passengers, both Thai and foreign...

Carnival offers idled cruise ships as temporary hospitals Carnival offers idled cruise ships as temporary hospitals

The Maasdam is scheduled to arrive in Honolulu on Friday morning, local time. "The health and safety of all people in Hawaii is always at the forefront of operational decisions", said Jade Butay, director of the state's transportation departm...

Italy's coronavirus death toll tops 4,000 Italy's coronavirus death toll tops 4,000

The startling statistic coincided with Italy reporting 4,670 new infections , bringing the number of cases there up to 47,021. Less than 10 days ago, AP reported about 10,000 confirmed cases and 631 deaths from COVID-19 in Italy. Regional leader...

US curbing border access as California and New York begin coronavirus lockdown US curbing border access as California and New York begin coronavirus lockdown

The came after President Trump on Wednesday said the USA and Canada agreed to close the border to 'non-essential travel.' He noted that trade will not be affected. Ebrard said his government had not yet made that decision. Mexico has reported jus...

Singapore reports first COVID deaths Singapore reports first COVID deaths

The man arrived from Indonesia on March 13, and was in intensive care for nine days. In addition, MOH mentioned that prior to his arrival in the city-state, the Indonesian man had been treated for pneumonia in his native, who had a history of heart...

World Health Organization chief warns youth not immune to virus World Health Organization chief warns youth not immune to virus

Its bot can send you the latest information at the tap of a button, including the latest numbers, advice on how to protect yourself, "mythbusters", news and announcements, and answers to common questions about the virus. . "We want people to rema...

Who was Li Wenliang, the Chinese doctor who warned about the coronavirus?

The decision followed the release by the Chinese government earlier in the day of a report of an investigation into issues surrounding the doctor. Shortly after the official findings were published, Wuhan police announced that the two offic...

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