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Coronavirus: Cyprus to pay holiday costs of infected tourists

BBC Cyprus has pledged to cover the holiday costs of anyone who tests positive for the virus after travelling there. In a letter made public on Wednesday, the government said it would pay for accommodation, medicine and food for patients and their families. Tourists “will only need to bear the cost of their airport transfer

German sex workers call to end coronavirus ban Sex workers have put forward their own coronavirus “hygiene concept” as they call for a resumption of services. Being called “super spreaders” is offensive and misinformed, they say. The coronavirus ban on sex work, including the closure of brothels must be lifted, said Germany’s Federal Association of Sex Services (BSD) in an open letter,

Coronavirus: Spain to stop quarantining arrivals from 1 July

BBC Foreign visitors to Spain will no longer have to undergo a two-week quarantine from 1 July, the government has announced. It said the measure had been finalised in a cabinet meeting on Monday. Foreign Minister Arancha Gonzalez Laya had previously said the requirement would be lifted in July, without giving a date. The news

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Chicago: Blacks Are 30% Of Population But 60% Of Its Covid-19 Deaths

The Guardian CORONAVIRUS has taken a heavy toll on Chicago, with nearly 65,000 confirmed infections in Cook county and about 3,000 deaths. But the virus has hit black Chicagoans the hardest, shining a spotlight on racial inequalities that existed long before the pandemic. Though black residents make up 30% of the city’s population, they account

India hospital delivers 100 babies from Covid-19 mums

BBC More than 100 healthy babies have been born to mothers infected with the novel coronavirus in one hospital in India’s western city of Mumbai. Three of the 115 babies born to infected mothers at the Lokmanya Tilak Municipal General Hospital in the past month initially tested positive for Covid-19, but subsequent tests cleared them,

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Singer Bryan Adams apologises for social media post blaming ‘bat eating’ people for coronavirus

CNN Canadian singer Bryan Adams is sorry about that. The “Summer of ’69′” crooner walked back a social media rant on Tuesday that blamed “bat eating” people for spreading the coronavirus, after it was widely slammed for its racist undertones. The drama started on Monday when Adams, 60, posted a clip of himself on Instagram singing his

Coronavirus is the ultimate demonstration of the real-world impact of racism

By Alana Lentin As coronavirus continues to rampage across the globe, it has become apparent that, while biologically the virus may not discriminate, it is having a much worse effect on people from ethnic minorities. As the researcher Omar Khan has noted, BAME Covid-19 deaths “track existing social determinants of health” such as overcrowding in

Coronavirus: Wuhan draws up plans to test all 11 million residents

BBC The Chinese city of Wuhan is drawing up plans to test its entire population of 11 million people for Covid-19, state media report. The plan appears to be in its early stages, with all districts in Wuhan told to submit details as to how testing could be done within 10 days. It comes after

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COVID-19: Father-of-two To Be Subject Of Research Study

BBC A father-of-two who survived coronavirus, pneumonia, sepsis, heart failure and a double stroke is to be the subject of a research study. Omar Taylor, 31, spent six weeks fighting the illness at Colchester General Hospital in Essex. His wife Kaitlyn, who is training to be at a nurse at the hospital, was told to

Coronavirus: Black Britons face ‘twice the risk’ of death, says ONS

BBC Black men and women are nearly twice as likely to die with coronavirus as white people in England and Wales, according to the Office for National Statistics. The analysis shows the inequality persists after taking into account age, where people live and some measures of deprivation and prior health. People from Indian, Bangladeshi and

Britain Records 693 More Coronavirus Deaths Bringing Toll Past 29,000

Daily Mail Another 693 people were today confirmed to have died of COVID-19 in England, Scotland and Wales, taking the number of victims to 29,427 and making Britain the worst-hit nation in Europe. And separate backdated figures from the Office for the National Statistics show the figure appears to have already been higher than 32,000

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Russia records 10,000 new coronavirus cases in one day

Business Insider Russia reported a record number of new coronavirus cases for the fourth consecutive day Sunday, as the virus rapidly spreads in the country, which is fast becoming one of the global epicenters of Covid-19. There were 10,633 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed on Sunday, Russian President Vladimir Putin said, some 1,000 more than

More than 50 journalists die from coronavirus since March 1, says NGO

AFP Dozens of journalists have died worldwide from the novel coronavirus in the past two months, a press freedom organisation said on Friday, lamenting that media workers often lack proper protection for covering the pandemic. Ahead of World Press Freedom Day on Sunday, the Press Emblem Campaign (PEC) warned that many journalists were putting themselves

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UK: Two held on suspicion of murdering youth who lost dad through Covid-19

BBC Two teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of murdering an NHS worker who was stabbed to death days after his father died with coronavirus. David Gomoh, 24, was attacked seconds after leaving his home in Newham, east London, on 26 April. Police said Gomoh’s family were “going through unimaginable torment”. A 19-year-old man held