Sunday July 12-th, 2020

Italian cruise ship had 36 coronavirus cases: Marseille prefecture Italian cruise ship had 36 coronavirus cases: Marseille prefecture

Three people on the flight have tested positive for COVID-19 but have no symptoms, while 13 others are sick but haven't been tested, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said Friday. It additionally unloaded 4 sick passengers on the Spani...

Trump touts drugs not yet approved by FDA for treating coronavirus Trump touts drugs not yet approved by FDA for treating coronavirus

Most recently, Donald Trump said that chloroquine, an old malaria drug, may help treat novel coronavirus or COVID-19. Both drugs have in-vitro activity against SARS-CoV, SARS-CoV-2, and other coronaviruses, with hydroxychloroquine having relati...

Britain tells shoppers to stop panic-buying Britain tells shoppers to stop panic-buying

The Government did not rule out using the military to deliver food to people who are self-isolating, nor introducing ration books to stop products being drained from shops as soon as deliveries are made. "We need people to calm down and only buy what...

New Zealand's Ardern announces coronavirus alert system as risks grow New Zealand's Ardern announces coronavirus alert system as risks grow

Two attended the World Hereford Conference in Queenstown from March 9-13 and the cases were being linked with global travel, and not due to community transmission. "Please be strong, be kind, and unite against COVID-19", Jacinda Ardern said. "Sendi...

Bulgarian PM expresses solidarity with Croatia after strong earthquakes hit Zagreb Bulgarian PM expresses solidarity with Croatia after strong earthquakes hit Zagreb

The 5.3 magnitude quake struck at 6.24am at a depth of 10 kilometres and was followed by two strong aftershocks, according to the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC). So far, Croatia has confirmed 206 cases of the virus and one death. ...

China reports 46 new coronavirus cases, all but one imported

Nine more people died, the National Health Commission said, all in the epicentre city of Wuhan where the virus first emerged late past year. Since then infections have slowed dramatically and for five straight days there have been no new cases in H...

Parliament set to reconvene on Tuesday to pass COVID-19 measures Parliament set to reconvene on Tuesday to pass COVID-19 measures

The prime minister told kids that staying home, handwashing and practicing social distancing - which he defined for any youngsters tuning in - are important measures "not just for ourselves, but for our grandparents, our nurses, our doctors and every...

Russia's top carmaker Avtovaz reports first coronavirus cases Russia's top carmaker Avtovaz reports first coronavirus cases

Lombardy, the northern Italian region around Milan, remains in a critical situation, with 3,095 deaths and 25,515 cases. The Defence Ministry said its help, being sent on nine military transport planes, would consist of eight medical brigades plu...

China releases report on whistle-blower doctor China releases report on whistle-blower doctor

Following the release of the report, the police in Wuhan withdrew the reprimand. A member of the team said Li was a member of the Chinese Communist Party and not an anti-establishment figure. In each case, officials were accused of trying to hide...

Coronavirus cases in Germany soar past 10,000 markWorld Coronavirus cases in Germany soar past 10,000 markWorld

In Britain, latest NHS figures show that there are just over 4,000 critical care beds across England with Health Secretary Matt Hancock saying on Sunday that the United Kingdom has 5,000 available ventilators. "It is a dynamic development and unfortu...

ICMR revises testing strategy to fight spread of coronavirus ICMR revises testing strategy to fight spread of coronavirus

The ICMR has said the price of the test can not exceed ₹4,500 and urged private players to offer free or subsidised testing. At least 16 more laboratories are in the pipeline for approval and more names will be added to the list within this week.

Pope Calls for World Prayer to Stop Coronavirus, Will Deliver Special Blessing Pope Calls for World Prayer to Stop Coronavirus, Will Deliver Special Blessing

Peter's Square because all of Italy is on lockdown to prevent further spread of the virus. The urbi et orbi blessings are usually given on solemn occasions - Christmas, Easter, and when a new pope is elected, as his first blessing for the world.

VP Pence Will Get Tested for Coronavirus After Staffer Infected VP Pence Will Get Tested for Coronavirus After Staffer Infected

Pence was appointed by Trump to lead the White House's coronavirus task force, which has been holding daily press briefings on the virus. The man did not interact with Trump or Pence, but he was in close proximity with multiple lawmakers who self-qua...

Coronavirus: Global death toll climbs over 10,000

In all, over 86,000 people diagnosed with COVID-19 have recovered from the disease so far. Other countries with over 100 fatalities include China, Iran, Spain, France, the United States and the United Kingdom, according to the CSSE. Almost 1,300 peop...

Trump announces US-Mexico border closure Trump announces US-Mexico border closure

America's mitigation strategy has been focused on limiting the number of people who are exposed, and to that end, Trump has increased global travel restrictions. Fewer Americans are heading south because of a statewide stay-at-home order in Californi...

Tension in a Colombian Prison - 23 dead and 83 injured Tension in a Colombian Prison - 23 dead and 83 injured

The riot was triggered by an attempted mass breakout from La Modelo prison as the capital Bogota was on a weekend lockdown over the coronavirus pandemic. "Today, there is not a single infection, and no prisoners, nor administration or custodial o...

Sunny Sunday, Spring Snow Monday Evening Inland, Rain at the Coast Sunny Sunday, Spring Snow Monday Evening Inland, Rain at the Coast

The wind out of the north has pumped in colder air dropping us down to the upper 30s and low 40s for most this morning. The system exits Tuesday morning, with some rain showers lingering before departing by midday. Sunshine will return Wednesday as...

Harvey Weinstein, In Prison, Tests Positive For Coronavirus

According to Press Republican , the disgraced movie mogul is now in isolation, as he is one of two inmates who have contracted the virus. State officials told the newspaper that there were two inmates at the Wende prison who positive for coronavirus...

Riot in Colombia prison over coronavirus fears Riot in Colombia prison over coronavirus fears

The violence occurred as the capital was on a weekend lockdown to test the readiness of its seven million population to cope with the coronavirus pandemic. The Ombudsman has repeatedly criticized overcrowding inside the country's 138 prisons, which...

NZ upgrades COVID-19 alert level; 36 new cases recorded NZ upgrades COVID-19 alert level; 36 new cases recorded

She said the situation was moving at pace "and so must we". Most hospitals are also restricting visitors, he said. The wage subsidy would have no cap, so all businesses will be eligible. "At that point you can no longer trace contacts very effect...

International Olympic Committee expected to make decision on Tokyo 2020 Olympics within four weeks International Olympic Committee expected to make decision on Tokyo 2020 Olympics within four weeks

People watch as a steam locomotive carrying the Tokyo Olympic Games' flame arrives at the Tono Railway Station in Iwate Prefecture, Japan , yesterday. "The instinct to keep safe is not compatible with athlete training, travel and focus that a loom...

Trump to roll out malaria drug to treat coronavirus COVID-19 patients Trump to roll out malaria drug to treat coronavirus COVID-19 patients

Some people say you know a real leader during a crisis. What do you say to Americans who are watching you right now who are scared? ProPublica reports: Trump's dubious claim that hydroxychloroquine could be used to treat COVID-19 has led to hoa...

World Health Organization launches WhatsApp messaging service for Covid-19 information

Globally, as of Sunday, March 22, 308,564 coronavirus cases had been recorded while the death toll stands at 13,069. Confirming the partnership on its twitter page, the worldwide agency said the intention is to keep people safe from the spread of C...

Mother’s Day coronavirus warning: Boris Johnson warns not to visit our mums Mother’s Day coronavirus warning: Boris Johnson warns not to visit our mums

Meanwhile, the Government has released a list of the people most vulnerable to the virus, who are being asked to shield themselves from it by staying at home. Earlier, in a message to the nation, the Prime Minister warned Britain was only "two or thr...

Russian army to send coronavirus help to Italy after Putin phone call Russian army to send coronavirus help to Italy after Putin phone call

Russian Federation will also send about 100 military specialists in virology and epidemics, the Interfax news agency cited the defense ministry as saying. Lombardy, the worst affected region in Italy, is introducing new stricter measures to tackle th...

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