Coronavirus World

Coronavirus World

Coronavirus stays on banknotes, phone screens, steel for up to 28 DAYS

MailOnline The COVID-19 virus can survive on banknotes for 28 days, and thrives in colder temperatures. New research conducted by he Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) suggests it can actually survive on banknotes and glass and steel surfaces for 28 days in cooler climates. As temperatures climb, the livability rate of the virus

Covid-19: China to test whole city of 9 million people in 5 days

BBC The Chinese city of Qingdao is testing its entire population of nine million people for Covid-19 over a period of five days. The mass testing comes after the discovery of a dozen cases linked to a hospital treating coronavirus patients arriving from abroad. In May, China tested the entire city of Wuhan – home

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Trump says now immune to Covid-19 and cannot transmit it

MailOnline Donald Trump said Sunday that he is cured of COVID-19 just over one week after his initial diagnosis as he claims he now has a ‘protective glow’ due to his supposed new ‘immunity’ to the virus. ‘Once you recover, you’re immune,’ Trump told Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo on ‘Sunday Morning Futures’ in a phone

Slovakia calls up troops as cases rise

BBC The Slovakian government has approved up to 1,500 troops to help public health officials as the country experiences another record number of new infections. An initial 267 have been deployed to assist in helping trace contacts of infected people this weekend. Some 1,184 new cases were identified on Thursday, the government said on Friday.

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Covid: Trump describes his illness ‘a blessing from God’

BBC US President Donald Trump says he feels great after his Covid-19 illness, describing it as “a blessing from God”. Trump returned to the Oval office on Wednesday, officials said, less than a week after testing positive. The president has had no Covid-19 symptoms for more than 24 hours and has been fever-free for more

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Zimbabwe requests SA to extradite fugitive ministers

Agencies Zimbabwe has asked South Africa to extradite a former Zimbabwean minister to be tried for abuse of power when he was a public officer, local media reported Monday. Saviour Kasukuwere is facing three charges for handing over 220 hectares of land in the capital Harare and southeastern Zimbabwe’s city of Masvingo to Shuvai Gumbochuma,

Singapore Offers ‘Covid-19 Pandemic Baby Bonus’ To Boost Births

BBC Singapore is offering a one-off payment to encourage people to have babies during the coronavirus pandemic. The worry is that citizens are putting off parenthood as they struggle with financial stress and job layoffs. Details of the amount that could be paid have yet to be released. It is in addition to several hefty

Medical staff treat a patient with Covid-19 on an intensive care unit at Frimley Park Hospital in Surrey

UK Hospitals Prepare For Emergencies As Covid-19 Admissions Rise

The Guardian HOSPITALS are conducting “major incident” stress tests on wards to check if they are ready for a second wave of Covid-19, as the number of admissions begins to climb. Coronavirus cases have been doubling roughly every seven days and there are signs that the increase is beginning to filter through to hospitals. Last

Coronavirus: Oxford University vaccine trial paused after participant falls ill

BBC FINAL clinical trials for a coronavirus vaccine, developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University, have been put on hold after a participant had an adverse reaction in the UK. AstraZeneca described it as a “routine” pause in the case of “an unexplained illness”. The outcome of vaccine trials is being closely watched around the world.

Covid recovered patients volunteer in Israeli hospital

BBC Jerusalem’s Hadassah hospital has been recruiting recovered Covid-19 patients to volunteer inside its coronavirus wards to help patients there. Under the pilot scheme, they visit patients in moderate or serious condition, who would otherwise be in isolation. The volunteers help the patients eat or just lend a listening ear. The hospital believes the project

Coronavirus: Russian vaccine shows signs of immune response

BBC Russian scientists have published the first report on their coronavirus vaccine, saying early tests showed signs of an immune response. The report published by medical journal The Lancet said every participant developed antibodies to fight the virus and had no serious side effects. Russia licensed the vaccine for local use in August, the first

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Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson: Actor and family had Covid-19

BBC Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson says he and his family had all contracted Covid-19. The former wrestler, who is now the world’s highest-paid actor, said he, his wife and two daughters caught the virus despite being “disciplined” about health protection. He said the positive tests were “a kick in the gut”. Now, he added: “We’re

Coronavirus: Children’s Role In Spread Puzzles Scientists

BBC Children can carry coronavirus in their noses for up to three weeks, according to a study from South Korea. Earlier studies have found the vast majority of children with the virus have mild or no symptoms. But these findings shed light on the unresolved question of how likely children are to spread the virus

 Children aged 12 and over should wear masks – WHO

BBC  THE World Health Organization (WHO) has issued guidance saying children over the age of 12 should wear masks, in line with recommended practice for adults in their country or area. It admits little is known about how children transmit the virus but cites evidence that teenagers can infect others in the same way as

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W.H.O. labels COVID-19 related graft as murder

Africa News All 54 countries on the continent have been affected by the highly infectious COVID 19, with over 1.1 million cases and and 27,000 deaths according to the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention. There have been allegations of corruption scandals involving personal protective equipment in Africa such as in Zimbabwe, Kenya and