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Coronavirus report: ‘Six million infected in Italy’

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Coronavirus report: ‘Six million infected in Italy’

Italy’s lockdown may have saved 38,000 lives according to experts at Imperial College London. The drastic measures adopted in Europe to curb the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic may have already prevented up to 120,000 deaths in 11 countries across the continent, including 38,000 in Italy. This is estimated in a 35-page report by a team of […]

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Poll: Trump’s coronavirus bounce fizzles Fewer voters are pleased with the way the Trump administration has handled the Covid-19 outbreak.

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Poll: Trump’s coronavirus bounce fizzles Fewer voters are pleased with the way the Trump administration has handled the Covid-19 outbreak.

More voters say the Trump administration isn’t doing enough to combat the coronavirus outbreak, according to a new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll. The survey, conducted immediately before President Donald Trump announced a 30-day extension of his physical and social distancing guidelines “to slow the spread” of Covid-19, shows 47 percent of voters feel the administration isn’t […]

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Korea’s coronavirus infections approaching 10,000 By Bahk Eun-ji

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Korea’s coronavirus infections approaching 10,000 By Bahk Eun-ji

A passenger arriving from Germany enters into a government-designated quarantine facility in Gwangju, Tuesday. / Yonhap The number of Coronavirus infections is fast approaching 10,000 as cluster outbreaks and imported cases continue to increase, health authorities said Tuesday. According to the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC), 125 new infections were confirmed Monday, […]

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Coronavirus in Spain full update (31 March)

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Coronavirus in Spain full update (31 March)

Official figures released by the Spanish Health Ministry at 12 noon on Tuesday 31 March confirm 94,417 known cases of Coronavirus (Covid-19) in Spain, 9,222 more than yesterday. 8,189 people have died from the pandemic (up by 849 from yesterday – the worst figure to date for a 24 hour period in Spain). Monday’s figure in Spain was a rise of 812 deaths compared to Sunday, and Sunday’s figure was a rise of 838 deaths compared […]

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Italy’s health minister made statement about Covid-19 lockdown.

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Italy’s health minister made statement about Covid-19 lockdown.

Italian health minister Roberto Sperenza said that the government is working towards extending the country’s “containment measures until at least Easter”, reports Italian news agency ANSA. “The government will move in this direction,” said Speranza, following a meeting of a scientific advisory committee on 30 March. No date for the end of the lockdown was […]

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French watchdog warns of dangerous side effects of unproven COVID-19 treatments

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French watchdog warns of dangerous side effects of unproven COVID-19 treatments

Medical staff at the IHU Mediterranee Infection Institute in Marseille show packets of chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine drugs. © Gérard Julien, AFP France’s drug safety agency warned on Monday of potentially serious side effects of treatments being tested against the new coronavirus after the deaths of three people possibly linked to self-medication.  Another two dozen patients have […]

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More than 3,000 coronavirus deaths in US as large cities battle hospital bed shortages

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More than 3,000 coronavirus deaths in US as large cities battle hospital bed shortages

  Navy Hospital Ship USNS Comfort travels up the Hudson River as it heads to Pier 90 as the coronavirus pandemic continues to overwhelm medical infrastructure Monday. Docked on the West Side of Manhattan, the hospital ship will provide another thousand beds for non-COVID-19 patients.Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images “In this battle, the troops are our healthcare […]

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Health issues for blacks, Latinos and Native Americans may cause coronavirus to ravage communities

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Health issues for blacks, Latinos and Native Americans may cause coronavirus to ravage communities

An elderly man covers his face with a mask as he picks up his lunch at John Knox Village, a retirement community in Pompano Beach some 40 miles north of Miami, Florida on March 21, 2020. Deborah Barfield Berry USA TODAY Published 11:46 AM EDT Mar 30, 2020 WASHINGTON — Blacks, Latinos and Native Americans have many underlying health […]

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Somali governor killed in al-Shabab suicide bomb attack Abdisalan Hassan, Nugaal region governor, killed after al-Shabab bomber rushed to his vehicle and detonated explosives.

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Somali governor killed in al-Shabab suicide bomb attack Abdisalan Hassan, Nugaal region governor, killed after al-Shabab bomber rushed to his vehicle and detonated explosives.

Al-Shabab, an al-Qaeda-linked group, wants to overthrow Somalia’s government [File: Al Jazeera] A local official in northeastern Somalia has been killed in a suicide bomb blast claimed by the al-Shabab armed group, according to police and medical sources. Abdisalan Hassan Hersi, governor of Nugaal region, succumbed to his wounds after being rushed to hospital in Garowe, the […]

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US records 518 coronavirus deaths in single day as NYC death toll nears 1,000

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US records 518 coronavirus deaths in single day as NYC death toll nears 1,000

A man carries bags of groceries as volunteers distribute food in Harlem, New York City, Saturday, March 28, 2020. (AFP Photo)  The U.S. recorded 518 new coronavirus-linked deaths in the span of 24 hours, according to data published Sunday by Johns Hopkins University, as New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the state’s coronavirus death toll […]

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