by | March 24, 2020 | 00:54

So far, the countries participating in the trial include: Argentina, Bahrain, Canada, France, Iran, Norway, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland and Thailand. Researchers from the University of Minnesota will evaluate hydroxychloroquine in around 1,500 people who have been exposed to the coronavirus within the past three days but do not yet have symptoms.

by | March 24, 2020 | 00:32

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday that New Zealand will shut down in response to the community transmission of Covid-19 in two days. The news comes after Director-General of Health Ashley Bloomfield revealed there had been 36 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in the last 24 hours - bringing the overall number of confirmed cases to 102.

by | March 24, 2020 | 01:31

Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic called the quake the strongest in 140 years, calling on people who exited buildings to keep their distance and stay calm. Citizens had been ordered to stay inside due to coronavirus and banned from being in groups numbering more than five people. "One is against the coronavirus and the other is against the consequences of the natural disaster".

by | March 24, 2020 | 00:49

The state governors will retain command of the National Guard. President Trump says it's up to states to try to get the materials first. Trump said he has ordered eight, large federal medical stations with 1,000 beds for NY. But Trump said the US economy will "skyrocket" when the country wins what he calls the war against "the hidden enemy". For New York, that would mean another 1,000 hospital beds.

by | March 23, 2020 | 01:16

The total number of COVID-19 cases in India has now climbed up to 298, including 32 foreigners. In a preventive measure to stop the spread of the coronavirus , Minister of Railways Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed has made a decision to suspend operation of 24 more trains in the country.

by | March 23, 2020 | 01:32

Victoria will be shut down over the next 48 hours with only essential services to remain open. "So the measures we'll be considering tonight is that State Premiers and Chief Ministers may have to take far more draconian measures to enforce social distancing, particularly in areas of outbreak than might otherwise be needed", Scott Morrison said earlier on Sunday.

by | March 23, 2020 | 00:55

In order to implement the new economic measures announced as part of its response to COVID-19, the Government of Canada must introduce legislation and seek the approval of Parliament. The government is working with airlines to help pay for extra costs. He said that also applies to travel to other provinces. "It is an extremely hard situation", for those in foreign countries who will not be able to return, said the Prime Minister.

by | March 23, 2020 | 01:26

Visitors to Wellington's Te Papa Museum have been asked to consider their movements last Saturday after three passengers from a visiting cruise ship tested positive for Covid-19. It is the second cruise ship to have docked in Sydney and confirmed a case of coronavirus. "Save yourself and save your family", Hazzard told reporters.

by | March 23, 2020 | 01:32

Of this amount, the state will spend $30 million to lease two medical facilities - Seton Medical Center in Daly City and St. Vincent Medical Center in Los Angeles , Newsom said in a statement . California has reported over 1,000 cases of coronavirus , most of which are clustered in the San Francisco and Los Angeles areas. Mr Newsom's statewide order came after counties and communities covering about half the state's population already had issued similar edicts.

by | March 23, 2020 | 01:25

The death rate is around 5pc, Sierra said, but she suggested the real rate is lower as testing has mostly been conducted on people in hospital, meaning there are far more cases than registered. The COVID-19 outbreak is continuing to hit the world hard. Italy is the most affected country in Europe, already overtaking China in the death toll on Thursday.

by | March 23, 2020 | 01:10

The governor said the "drastic action" comes as more than 15,168 total coronavirus cases have been confirmed statewide, with 4,812 of them coming in the past 24 hours. Governor Andrew Cuomo ordered non-essential businesses to close and banned gatherings in NY state, a day after his counterpart Gavin Newsom told California's 40 million residents to stay home.

by | March 22, 2020 | 00:46

WHO , which ranked Corona as a global epidemic on March 11, stressed that young people should avoid mingling and transmitting it to the elderly and other groups most at risk. "We are changing to say "physical distance" and that's on objective because we want people to remain connected", said Dr. Maria Kerkhove, a World Health Organization epidemiologist.

by | March 22, 2020 | 00:35

Yet, he urged: "Do not go out tonight, you may think you are invincible but there is no guarantee you won't get mild symptoms, be a carrier of the disease and pass it on to others". On social media, The Greyhound pub in Ipswich said: "Running this wonderful little pub for the last nine years has been an absolute blast". Still, in just over a week, Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government has announced a series of stimulus measures aimed at keeping a lid on the economic damage likely from ...

by | March 22, 2020 | 01:12

Just days before, Burr penned a Fox News op-ed with Senator Lamar Alexander , writing that the country was "better prepared than ever before to face emerging public health threats". The stocks that were sold have lost an average value of approximately 32% - losses Loeffler and her husband avoided - from the date they were sold to their closing price on Thursday, according to a CNN analysis.

by | March 21, 2020 | 02:25

Only two of the transactions were sales. In response to ProPublica's story, Burr's spokesperson said: "Senator Burr filed a financial disclosure form for personal transactions made several weeks before the USA and financial markets showed signs of volatility due to the growing coronavirus outbreak".

by | March 21, 2020 | 01:15

Governor Gavin Newsom's directive, effective immediately, marks the largest and most sweeping government clampdown yet in the worsening public health crisis brought on by the COVID-19 outbreak, which he predicted could infect more than half the state within eight weeks.

by | March 21, 2020 | 02:19

After exhausting all their legal options in the last couple of weeks, they were hanged till death. The victim's family has repeatedly said that the rapists must be given the capital punishment. A trial court in Delhi, which had already postponed the hangings three times, on Thursday dismissed another plea to delay the executions scheduled for 5:30 am (0000 GMT) Friday.

by | March 21, 2020 | 01:54

Khamenei issued a religious edict this week prohibiting all unnecessary travel and authorities have restricted travel between cities. The latest toll was a daily record for Iran , where the overall toll of 1,284 dead makes it one of the countries worst hit by the pandemic .

by | March 21, 2020 | 01:35

Biden dominated the vote all three states that held primaries on Tuesday - Florida, Illinois and Arizona. Though a lengthy primary could afford Biden media spotlights and fundraising hooks he might not otherwise get, Sanders' lingering presence also delays any effort to unify a party that was damaged in 2016 by a long primary fight between Sanders and Hillary Clinton .

by | March 21, 2020 | 02:25

Some of the passengers who boarded the ship on March 5 in Fort Lauderdale say the company refused to give them a refund and told them it was safe to travel. At least some of the passengers - many of them from the cruise ship Costa Luminosa - were being taken a hangar for screening. This was to assist the Australian health services in the follow up of contacts.

by | March 21, 2020 | 01:38

Missed the most recent top news in New York City? Officials in six San Francisco Bay-area counties issued a "shelter-in-place" order that went into effect Tuesday, requiring almost 7 million residents to stay inside and venture out only for food, medicine or exercise for three weeks.

by | March 20, 2020 | 02:15

Elsewhere around the county, videos of spring breakers have gone viral as an example of what not to do during the pandemic: namely, drinking to excess in packed bars. This virus ain't that serious. Atlantis Walker downplayed the magnitude of coronavirus , and suggested addressing hunger and poverty deserved more attention than the pandemic.

by | March 20, 2020 | 02:26

Dr. Janice Fitzgerald says 684 people in the province have been tested and 681 have been confirmed negative. · Avoid close contact with people who are sick. The COVID-19 pandemic that led to school closures across the country may also be causing children stuck at home to wonder why their world is suddenly changing.

by | March 19, 2020 | 02:19

No, not at all. " 'Cause it comes from China". That's why. It comes from China. Trump has recently started using China's reference while talking about the pandemic and has also defended his claims as "accurate". COVID-19 originated in Wuhan in China. Five of the new imported cases reported Wednesday were in southern Guangdong - China's most populous province, which announced quarantines on Monday.

by | March 19, 2020 | 02:12

The Fred Olsen cruise liner the Braemar , which is heading for Cuba from where passengers hope to be flown home. People with relatives on board Braemar can call the Fred Olsen support team on 01473 292350 between 8am and 8pm. A SC lawmaker wants answers after more than 2,400 cruise passengers weren't properly screened for COVID-19 symptoms before they were released into the Port of Charleston Monday morning.

by | March 19, 2020 | 01:10

Their prescriptions for addressing the coronavirus outbreak highlighted the contrasting approaches they are pledging to bring to the White House. No one has to pay for whatever drugs are needed, period, because of the crisis. "We use all of the tools that make sense", Sanders said. Biden said he would authorize government funds to cover treatment. It's the first debate between just the two Democratic presidential contenders and the first since the US dramatically increased its response to ...

by | March 18, 2020 | 01:48

The World Health Organization has declared the outbreak a pandemic . China then allowed 5 million people to leave Wuhan and travel around the world for the Lunar New Year holiday. Beijing was criticized for initially attempting to censor some Chinese doctors who sounded an alarm over the virus. It also followed a Chinese official last week suggesting that the patient who was first detected with the Coronavirus came from the US.

by | March 17, 2020 | 01:26

Those who are due to visit courts and practitioners can are reminded to check notices each evening on and the legal diary. The Supreme Court is also considering what other matters may be dealt with via alternative arrangements, such as video- and tele-conferencing.

by | March 16, 2020 | 00:40

Byrne said the bill contained "110" pages requesting that "billions of dollars" be spent, and mandates on small businesses. The Senate comes back to Capitol Hill on Monday and could approve the bill quickly to get it to President Trump's desk.

by | March 15, 2020 | 01:18

The archbishop encouraged those who do not attend Mass, as well as those who do but who choose not to receive Communion due to fear of contamination, "to make an act of Spiritual Communion". The Annual Catholic Appeal In-Pew Commitment Weekend has been rescheduled to April 18-19. "These directives remain in effect until withdrawn by the bishop".

by | March 15, 2020 | 00:40

Amazon Web Services sued the federal government after Microsoft emerged as the surprise victor of the JEDI contract past year. Microsoft said it "remained confident" its bid was "technologically superior". Revamping the cloud The JEDI program will ultimately see all military branches sharing information in a cloud-based system boosted by artificial intelligence.

by | March 15, 2020 | 00:44

Asked if the government will close the Canadian border, Trudeau - who is self-isolating at home after his wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau tested positive for COVID-19 - said: "We are in the midst of looking at this ..." Later on Friday he is speaking with the premiers and Indigenous leaders.

by | March 14, 2020 | 02:10

China has declined to distance itself from the accusations made by a foreign ministry spokesman alleging U.S. involvement in the coronavirus epidemic, arguing that opinions vary on how the health crisis started. Recently, Washington has played the blame game by pointing fingers at China over the outbreak, as USA officials continue to remind people of COVID-19's origin.

by | March 14, 2020 | 01:22

Have you been affected by the coronavirus outbreak in the Republic of Ireland? "It's a very odd feeling when people walk up and say "hi", he said . Businesses are asked to take measures to minimise face-to-face contact and to implement measures to limit contact where possible. The National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) announced the new cases at a briefing in Dublin today.

by | March 14, 2020 | 02:14

A 76-year-old man in Karnataka died due to coronavirus and became the first COVID-19 fatality in India. Only diplomats and others with official visas will escape the clampdown. Separately, India's Bureau of Immigration said that all visas and e-visas granted to French, German and Spanish nationals before Wednesday "and who have not yet entered India stand suspended with immediate effect".