Friday July 10-th, 2020

Fire engulfs plane on NAIA runway Fire engulfs plane on NAIA runway

NAIA runway 24 is now closed for investigation by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines. "Eight passengers consisting of a flight medic, nurse, doctor, three flight crew, one patient and its companion were on board", Richard Gordon, a sen...

Irish citizens stranded in Peru will be flown home this weekend Irish citizens stranded in Peru will be flown home this weekend

RTÉ understands that following a call between the Tánaiste and the Peruvian Foreign Ministry, diplomatic clearance has been given for a repatriation flight in the next few days. The tourist is one of a number of Irish citizens who have been stranded ...

The first flight collecting protective equipment for Ireland takes off today

She said; "We have already, since the first of February, brought in €30 million worth of PPE, there is another €30 million starting to arrive on Sunday". The Department of Health has now spent more than €200m on sourcing extra PPE supplies from Chin...

Government asks councils to house all rough sleepers by weekend Government asks councils to house all rough sleepers by weekend

Many areas of the country have already been able to "safe harbour" their people which is incredible. The City Council announced on Wednesday that it meant to provide hotel rooms for up to 100 people to support those either sleeping on the street or...

294 new cases of Covid-19 in Ireland 294 new cases of Covid-19 in Ireland

Northern Ireland was the last part of the United Kingdom to develop regulations flowing from new powers secured through legislation passed at Westminster earlier in the week. "The extreme disruption to normal life would have been unthinkable just a ...

Coronavirus: Boris Johnson writes Britons, warns 'things will get worse' Coronavirus: Boris Johnson writes Britons, warns 'things will get worse'

Boris will end the letter by saying "we know things will get worse before they will get better". " But we are making the right preparations, and the more we all follow the rules, the fewer lives will be lost and the sooner life can return to normal...

Forgive me for the hard decision, says Modi in Mann ki Baat Forgive me for the hard decision, says Modi in Mann ki Baat

As the number of coronavirus cases crosses the 900-mark in India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will today focus on the COVID-19 situation in his " Mann ki Baat " address to the nation. He reiterated the need to keep India safe, and pitched it as ...

Drug for coronavirus treatment via stem cells made in Iran: Scientist Drug for coronavirus treatment via stem cells made in Iran: Scientist

For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia, or death. As selling of alcohol is banned in the Islamic state of Iran , people relied on bootlegging (the illegal m...

Trump orders GM to produce ventilators Trump orders GM to produce ventilators

The tweet also noted that "they" said they were going to provide 40,000 ventilators "very quickly", and now they're saying it will only be 6000 by late April, "and they want top dollar". Earlier, Trump lashed out at GM and Ford Motor Co for moving ...

UK to help stricken businesses by easing regulation UK to help stricken businesses by easing regulation

Meanwhile, Alister Jack, secretary of state for Scotland, announced he has put himself in isolation after experiencing symptoms of the coronavirus , known as COVID-19. Companies required to hold annual general meetings will be be able to do so flexi...

North Korea launches more ballistic missiles into the sea North Korea launches more ballistic missiles into the sea

SEOUL , South Korea (AP) - North Korea on Sunday fired two suspected ballistic missiles into the sea, South Korea said, calling it "very inappropriate" at a time when the world is battling the coronavirus pandemic. North Korean state media did not re...

Coronavirus Claims Over 10,000 Lives In Italy Coronavirus Claims Over 10,000 Lives In Italy

The coronavirus pandemic has claimed 10,023 lives in locked-down Italy as of Saturday, with the cumulative total infections reaching 92,472, according to new data released by the Civil Protection Department. While the country's northern regions are...

Australia restricts public gatherings to two people among further coronavirus curbs

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact lives worldwide and putting it bluntly, it's scary. As the Morrison government continued work on Sunday night on the third economic stimulus package in as many weeks - which will include a wage guarantee ...

Trudeau announces domestic travel restrictions for people showing symptoms of COVID-19 Trudeau announces domestic travel restrictions for people showing symptoms of COVID-19

Those travellers will no longer be able to travel by air or rail between provinces and cities anywhere in Canada. The Prime Minister announced on March 28 that people wanting to travel domestically within Canada will be denied boarding onto planes ...

Singapore may jail people who stand close Singapore may jail people who stand close

People standing in a queue in public places who are less than one meter away from the next person, will also be prosecuted, according to the rules . Most people were anxious about how the rules applied in the public transportation, such as MRT and...

Trump proposes 'quarantine' of NY and other hotspots Trump proposes 'quarantine' of NY and other hotspots

One idea under consideration would be to tell residents of the hard-hit areas to isolate themselves and not travel for two weeks, just as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has instructed anyone who recently left NY to self-quarantine f...

Coronavirus: Italy’s Total Death Toll Exceeds 10,000 Coronavirus: Italy’s Total Death Toll Exceeds 10,000

The coronavirus pandemic has claimed 10,023 lives in locked-down Italy as of Saturday, with the cumulative total infections reaching 92,472, according to new data released by the Civil Protection Department. "I represent a country that is suffering a...

Join fight against COVID-19: PM to AYUSH professionals Join fight against COVID-19: PM to AYUSH professionals

He also praised the ongoing efforts of AYUSH Ministry in promoting #YogaAtHome to de-stress the mind and strengthen the body during this hard phase. Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting and Secretary, Ministry of Information and Broadcast...

Virus cases spike after Australia cruise ship stand-off ends

WA health experts went aboard on Saturday, concluding 46 people should be tested for coronavirus, including 30 passengers and 16 crew. Plans for how to deal with the crisis are yet to be revealed, but Premier Mark McGowan has been pushing for the C...

WHO Doctor Blows Off Question About Taiwan And Praises China WHO Doctor Blows Off Question About Taiwan And Praises China

In an interview that aired Saturday , a reporter with Radio Television Hong Kong interviewed Bruce Aylward , senior adviser to World Health Organization director-general Tedros Adhanom, and asked whether the World Health Organization would recons...

World Health Organization chief Tedros: Africa has 2650 confirmed coronavirus cases, 49 deaths

The evidence to date suggests that most children who develop Covid-19 have mild symptoms. The WHO stands ready to support all countries in the fight against the virus, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO director-general, said on Twitter. He underlined...

Saudi forces intercept missile over Riyadh: State media Saudi forces intercept missile over Riyadh: State media

Residents in Riyadh reported at least three blasts around 23:20 (20:20 GMT), followed by emergency vehicle sirens in some northern districts. Multiple explosions shook Riyadh in the attack, which the Saudi-led military coalition blamed on Yemen...

NZ's first Covid-19 death announced NZ's first Covid-19 death announced

During a press conference, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said older people in the country were most at risk and asked people to practise social distancing to protect them. "I want to again restate, you must stay home". Additionally, Kiwis that live...

Attorney General Daniel Cameron releases statement regarding abortion during COVID-19 pandemic Attorney General Daniel Cameron releases statement regarding abortion during COVID-19 pandemic

But abortion groups have denounced the actions, saying officials have been exploiting a public health crisis to advance a political agenda. On Wednesday, Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA), along with other pro-choice organizations, ...

DPRK Launches Unidentified Projectile Into Sea of Japan

It adds that both of them are believed to have fallen outside Japan's exclusive economic zone. North Korea fired an unidentified projectile into the ocean off its eastern coast, Yonhap news agency reported on Sunday, citing the Joint Chiefs of Staf...

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT