Canada coronavirus cases rise above 10,000, death toll jumps 21%
Thu, 02 Apr 2020 12:10:52 -0400
Canada now has more than 10,000 coronavirus cases and the death toll has jumped 21% from a day earlier to 127, according to data posted by the country's public health agency on Thursday.
Under pressure, British PM vows 'massive' increase in coronavirus tests
Thu, 02 Apr 2020 11:57:16 -0400
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson promised to ramp up coronavirus testing after his government faced criticism for being slower than some European peers to roll out mass checks for front-line health workers and the population.
Over half of Britons say government was too slow on virus: poll
Thu, 02 Apr 2020 11:57:16 -0400
More than a half of Britons think Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government was too slow to order a lockdown to counter the spread of coronavirus, according an opinion poll published on Thursday.
Red Cross to deliver supplies for COVID-19 patients on front lines of Ukraine conflict
Thu, 02 Apr 2020 11:48:49 -0400
A first planeload of medical supplies for COVID-19 patients and other relief goods has arrived in Ukraine to help people enduring a six-year conflict in the country's east, the International Committee of the Red Cross said on Thursday.
Exclusive: UK's worst case coronavirus toll is 50,000 dead but UK is not on course for that
Thu, 02 Apr 2020 11:44:53 -0400
The British government's worst case scenario envisages a coronavirus death toll of 50,000 people if self isolation is not adhered to, but the United Kingdom is not right now on course for a toll of that scale, a source familiar with the government's emergency discussions said.
Death in the Holy Land: Coronavirus changes burial for Jews, Muslims
Thu, 02 Apr 2020 11:42:23 -0400
A rising death toll in the coronavirus crisis is forcing a change in Jewish and Muslim burial and mourning traditions in the Holy Land.
Iraq has confirmed thousands more COVID-19 cases than reported, medics say
Thu, 02 Apr 2020 11:32:14 -0400
Iraq has thousands of confirmed COVID-19 cases, many times more than the 772 it is has publicly reported, according to three doctors closely involved in the testing process, a health ministry official and a senior political official.
Britain's food banks prepare for surge in demand as millions lose their jobs
Thu, 02 Apr 2020 11:29:39 -0400
Before the parcel from the food bank arrived, Natasha Cartey had just half a bag of rice and a tub of butter. She was wondering when her next meal would be.
Somali doctor, veteran of many battles, girds for war with coronavirus
Thu, 02 Apr 2020 11:28:58 -0400
Somali doctor Abdirizak Yusuf Ahmed has escaped an execution, battled deadly diseases and treated war victims. Now - at 35 years old - he's been tapped to lead his nation's response to the coronavirus.
Factbox: Latest on the spread of the coronavirus around the world
Thu, 02 Apr 2020 11:18:39 -0400
The death toll from the coronavirus pandemic continued to rise on Thursday, after the World Health Organization said the global case count would reach 1 million and the death toll 50,000 in the next few days and economic pain deepened with another record week of jobless claims in the United States.
Putin rolls over Russia's non-working period until April 30 over coronavirus
Thu, 02 Apr 2020 11:13:27 -0400
President Vladimir Putin on Thursday prolonged until April 30 a non-working period across Russia to try and stem the coronavirus outbreak.
U.N. agency says humanitarian corridor keeps Africa aid flowing amid coronavirus
Thu, 02 Apr 2020 11:12:25 -0400
The United Nations food agency has negotiated a humanitarian corridor to keep food aid flowing in southern Africa after most countries shut their borders to stop the spread of coronavirus, an official said on Thursday.
Dutch end-of-life debate flares as coronavirus tests healthcare limits
Thu, 02 Apr 2020 10:59:44 -0400
Doctors in the Netherlands have been advising elderly patients to think twice before agreeing to COVID-19 treatment in hospital intensive-care units, drawing criticism that they are attempting to ration scarce ICU beds.
EU Commission apologises to Italy over coronavirus response
Thu, 02 Apr 2020 10:57:27 -0400
The head of the European Commission apologised to Italy on Thursday for a lack of solidarity from Europe in tackling its coronavirus crisis, but promised greater help in dealing with the economic fallout.
French nursing home deaths soar since coronavirus outbreak
Thu, 02 Apr 2020 10:56:07 -0400
Five hundred and seventy people have died in nursing homes in France's eastern region during the coronavirus outbreak, suggesting the national death toll linked to the illness could be far higher than thought.
Romanian doctors will get 500 euro per month coronavirus bonus
Thu, 02 Apr 2020 10:33:11 -0400
Romanian doctors, nurses and other personnel dealing with coronavirus cases will receive a monthly bonus of about 500 euros ($543.10) a month, President Klaus Iohannis said on Thursday.
India's stranded migrant workers struggle under virus lockdown
Thu, 02 Apr 2020 10:22:22 -0400
India's 21-day lockdown to fight the coronavirus has left hundreds of migrant workers stranded in Mumbai, with no money, little food and even fewer options of leaving their squalid makeshift accommodation soon.
Kill the virus, not democracy - EU tells Hungary
Thu, 02 Apr 2020 10:19:03 -0400
The European Commission told Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Thursday that emergency powers he has assumed to combat the coronavirus outbreak risk upending democracy and must be subject to proper parliamentary and media scrutiny.
Thailand imposes nationwide curfew to curb coronavirus
Thu, 02 Apr 2020 10:14:21 -0400
Thailand will impose a nationwide night curfew from Friday to try to curb the spread of the coronavirus, the prime minister said on Thursday, adding that people had to adapt to survive.
French army reports four soldiers positive for coronavirus in West Africa
Thu, 02 Apr 2020 10:11:41 -0400
Four soldiers in West Africa have tested positive for coronavirus, French army said on Thursday.