Coronavirus World

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Coronavirus: Donald Trump wears face mask for the first time

BBC US President Donald Trump has worn a mask in public for the first time since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. The president was visiting the Walter Reed military hospital outside Washington, where he met wounded soldiers and health care workers. “I’ve never been against masks but I do believe they have a time

President Jair Bolsonaro

Brazil’s President tests positive for coronavirus Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro today revealed he has tested positive for coronavirus – but dismissively removed his mask as he told reporters he felt ‘perfectly well’. Bolsonaro, who has repeatedly played down the severity of the virus and mingled with crowds of supporters in spite of social distancing rules, said his fourth coronavirus test

Coronavirus: Covid-19 death toll hits 500,000 worldwide

BBC More than 500,000 people worldwide have now lost their lives as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, according to Johns Hopkins University in the US. Since the virus emerged in China late last year, there have been more than 10 million cases, Johns Hopkins reports. Half the world’s cases have been in the US

Covid-19 cases climb more than 10 million globally

AFP More than 10 million cases of the new coronavirus have been officially declared around the world, half of them in Europe and the United States, according to an AFP tally at 09:30 GMT on Sunday based on official sources. At least 10 003 942 infections, including 498 779 deaths, have been registered globally. Europe

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Global coronavirus death toll surges past 475,000

AFP The number of deaths caused by the novel coronavirus virus worldwide has surged past 475,000, according to an AFP tally from official sources at 0625 GMT on Wednesday. The death toll has doubled in under two months and in total 477,117 fatalities have been recorded from 9,263,743 cases across the globe. Europe remains the

Covid-19: Dexamethasone proves first life-saving drug

BBC News A cheap and widely available drug can help save the lives of patients seriously ill with coronavirus. The low-dose steroid treatment dexamethasone is a major breakthrough in the fight against the deadly virus, UK experts say. The drug is part of the world’s biggest trial testing existing treatments to see if they also work

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

Omar Taylor

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