Tag: Coronavirus

China shows COVID-19 Coronavirus can be ‘stopped in its tracks’

While more than 153,00 cases of the respiratory illness have been recorded globally as of Sunday, it is on the decline in China, demonstrating that the course of the outbreak there has been altered, according to WHO Representative in the country, Dr. Gauden Galea. “It is an epidemic that has been nipped as it was growing and stopped in its tracks. This is very […]

The World’s Mobile Money Capital Urges Cashless Transactions Amid COVID-19 Spread, But Will This Help?

Three days ago, Kenya confirmed its first coronavirus (COVID-19) case. The infected person was a 27-year-old Kenyan national who was studying abroad. Then barely two days later, President Uhuru Kenyatta confirmed two more cases of the deadly coronavirus in Kenya. Addressing the nation on Sunday, President Kenyatta the two new cases were discovered following tests […]

Trump Calls on Americans to Stop Hoarding Food, Supplies

President Donald Trump on Sunday called on Americans to stop hoarding groceries and other supplies, while one of the nation’s most senior public health officials called on the nation to act with more urgency to safeguard their health as the coronavirus outbreak continued to spread across the United States. Dr. Anthony Fauci says he would like […]

First Batch of Coronavirus Vaccines Sent for Human Testing

Biotech company Moderna, based out of Massachusetts, has shipped its first batches of the COVID-19 vaccine for testing to the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. According to Fox News, the vaccine will be tested on a group of 45 young, healthy human volunteers at the Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute in […]

Amid coronavirus fears, Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu sees an opening

As the spread of coronavirus affects virtually every aspect of life in Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has become a staple of prime-time television. Most evenings, he can be found on the 8pm news broadcasts issuing new instructions and trying to reassure the country of 8.7 million people that everything will be fine. Netanyahu has […]

With 500 dead, Iran to empty the streets, check all 80 million people for virus

Iran said Friday the security forces will clear the streets nationwide within 24 hours so all citizens can be checked for coronavirus — its toughest measure yet to combat the outbreak. The COVID-19 epidemic in Iran — a nation of more than 80 million people — has now claimed over 500 lives and infected more […]

California, Ohio, Illinois, Massachusetts and Washington close bars and restaurants in effort to slow coronavirus

The governors in five states — California, Ohio, Illinois, Massachusetts and Washington — closed bars, restaurants and wineries in an effort to slow the spread of coronavirus. In other parts of the country, mayors of major cities ordered similar restrictions. In Ohio, Gov. Mike DeWine said bars and restaurants can stay open for carry-out and delivery but “what […]

CDC recommends canceling events with 50 or more people for the next eight weeks throughout US

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is urging people across the U.S. to cancel or postpone events with 50 or more attendees for the next eight weeks to try to contain the fast-moving coronavirus pandemic, the agency said in revised guidance issued Sunday. The CDC said individuals and organizations should reschedule large events and […]

De Blasio considering NYC lockdown amid coronavirus surge

New York City’s coronavirus cases have skyrocketed in less than a week from 25 on Monday to 269 Sunday as Mayor Bill de Blasio considers locking down the Big Apple to contain the outbreak. “Every option is on the table in a crisis,” de Blasio said Sunday morning on CNN. “We’ve never seen anything like […]

Coronavirus: Spain and France announce sweeping restrictions

Two of the EU’s biggest states, Spain and France, have followed Italy in announcing emergency restrictions to combat the spread of the coronavirus. In Spain, people are banned from leaving home except for buying essential supplies and medicines, or for work. With 191 deaths, Spain is Europe’s worst-hit country after Italy. In France, where 91 […]