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    A surge of coronavirus cases in France has Prime Minister Jean Castex warning that the country has been going the “wrong way” for two weeks as he urged citizens to step up their efforts to curb the spread. France recorded 1,397 new COVID-19 infections over 24 hours on Tuesday, almost double the number of cases...
    GENEVA (AP) — Cycling’s road world championships next month were canceled Wednesday after a Swiss government ruling on mass gatherings during the pandemic was extended until October. Organizers of the Sept. 20-27 championships centered on Aigle, home to the International Cycling Union, said they could not continue within a federal limit of 1,000 people for...
    Health authorities in New Zealand were scrambling Wednesday to trace the source of a new outbreak of the coronavirus as the nation's largest city went back into lockdown. Authorities had confirmed four cases of the virus in one Auckland household from an unknown source and were awaiting the test results of four more people they...
    Australia is reporting a new single-day record 21 COVID-19 deaths Wednesday, along with 428 new infections.    The fatalities occurred in the southern state of Victoria, which has been battling a dramatic surge of new infections since late June that prompted authorities to impose strict lockdowns to control the spread of the virus.    ...
    By KIRSTEN GRIESHABER, Associated Press BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s government urged citizens Wednesday to keep their guard up and stick to public health guidelines, as new COVID-19 infections hit a three-month high and schools reopened in the country's most populous state. Germany's response so far has widely been seen as successful in slowing the spread...
    BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s government urged citizens Wednesday to keep their guard up and stick to public health guidelines, as new COVID-19 infections hit a three-month high and schools reopened in the country’s most populous state. Germany’s response so far has widely been seen as successful in slowing the spread of the pandemic efficiently and...
    GERMANY has suffered its worst daily spike in coronavirus cases since May - and boozy parties are partly to blame. Health officials announced the country has 1,226 new cases as infections reach "very concerning" levels not seen in Germany for three months. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 6Boozy...
    By Phuong Nguyen HANOI (Reuters) - Vietnam's Prime Minister said on Wednesday that the next 10 days would be critical in the Southeast Asian country's fight against a new coronavirus outbreak, which resurfaced late last month after three months of no domestic cases. Vietnam was lauded for suppressing an earlier contagion through aggressive testing, contact-tracing...
    World shares were mixed on Wednesday, with European benchmarks and U.S. futures mostly higher despite an overnight retreat on Wall Street. Stocks rose Wednesday in London, Paris and Tokyo but fell in Frankfurt and Shanghai. The U.K. economy officially fell into recession after official figures showed it contracting by a record 20.4% in...
    CORONAVIRUS infections in hospitals were "much more widespread" than previously thought as nearly 60 per cent of NHS staff had the bug with no symptoms. Research from two maternity wards in London showed that 58 per cent of staff who tested positive for virus antibodies never actually self isolated. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog...
    One study found that not all masks used by people effectively protect against coronavirus infections. Martín Fisher, professor and researcher at Duke University in North Carolina, along with other scientists analyzed 15 types of face masks. The experiment consisted of a person putting on the different masks and talking to a wall lit...
    One study found that not all masks used by people effectively protect against coronavirus infections. Martín Fisher, professor and researcher at Duke University in North Carolina, along with other scientists analyzed 15 types of face masks. The experiment consisted of a person putting on the different masks and talking to a wall lit...
    By NICK PERRY, Associated Press WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Health authorities in New Zealand were scrambling Wednesday to trace the source of a new outbreak of the coronavirus as the nation's largest city went back into lockdown. Authorities have found four cases of the virus in one Auckland household from an unknown source, the...
    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Health authorities in New Zealand were scrambling Wednesday to trace the source of a new outbreak of the coronavirus as the nation’s largest city went back into lockdown. Authorities have found four cases of the virus in one Auckland household from an unknown source, the first reported cases of local...
    By KEITH RIDLER, Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho could finish the fiscal year with $405 million in surplus tax revenue in spite of the pandemic's economic toll, according to a new revenue forecast. The state’s legislative budget office late Monday released its revised general fund revenue forecast for fiscal year 2021, which started...
    The US death toll from the coronavirus fell last week for the first time in over a month, new data shows. COVID-19-related fatalities dropped to 7,200 for the week ending Aug. 8 — down 16 percent from the previous seven-day period, according to a Reuters tally. The same week, there were more than 376,000...
    By TOM DAVIES, Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis businesses not following the city’s coronavirus restrictions will face a greater chance of fines as officials said Tuesday that they will ramp up enforcement. State health officials added 25 more COVID-19 fatalities to Indiana’s death toll as the state’s average number of newly recorded coronavirus infections...
    One study found that not all masks used by people effectively protect against coronavirus infections. Martín Fisher, professor and researcher at Duke University in North Carolina, along with other scientists analyzed 15 types of face masks. The experiment consisted of a person putting on the different masks and talking to a wall lit...
    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch health minister said Tuesday he plans to introduce mandatory home quarantine for people identified by local authorities as having been in close contact with somebody infected with the coronavirus, and for travelers returning from high-risk countries. Health Minister Hugo de Jonge said in a letter to lawmakers that...
    Octavio Jones/Getty Images A new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics found that coronavirus cases in children surged 90 percent over the past four weeks. Between July 9 and August 6, AAP reported 179,990 new cases in children, which skyrocketed the total to 380,174 since the beginning of the pandemic in March. The most...
    director director of the Institute for Global Health and Emerging Pathogens& nbsp; from Hospital Monte Sinaí & nbsp; (New York) and one of the most important biologists in the world, has agreed with Fernando Simón that Spain cannot yet be said be in a second wave of coronavirus. But he has warned that cases are...
    GLOBAL coronavirus cases have struck 20 million - with infections doubling in the past six weeks alone, says a report. The United States, Brazil and India account for more than half of all known infections, according to Reuters' new research. 8A scientist works on a coronavirus vaccine at Russia's Gamaleya Research Institute of Epidemiology and...
    The coronavirus has now infected more than 20 million people worldwide. The official tally compiled by Johns Hopkins University passed the metric on Tuesday, doubling the global caseload from the 10 million being reported around six weeks ago. As of Tuesday morning, there are now around 20,100,000 confirmed cases. It took about six months to get to 10 million cases after the virus first appeared in central China...
    Dr. Anthony Fauci pushed for the “universal wearing of masks” in a televised interview, in which he said the viral image of schoolchildren crowding a Georgia school hallway was “disturbing.” “There should be universal wearing of masks,” Fauci said on ABC’s “World News Tonight” on Monday when asked about reopening schools. “There should be...
    Reuters August 11, 2020 0 Comments Here’s what you need to know about the coronavirus right now: Over 20 million cases Global coronavirus cases pushed past 20 million on Monday, according to a Reuters tally, with the United States, Brazil and India accounting for more than half of all known infections. The Reuters tally,...
    Dr. Anthony Fauci pushed for the “common sporting of masks” in a televised interview, wherein he stated the viral picture of schoolchildren crowding a Georgia college hallway was “disturbing.” “There needs to be common sporting of masks,” Fauci stated on ABC’s “World Information Tonight” on Monday when requested about reopening faculties. “There needs to...
    NEW Zealand has placed a quarter of its population back into lockdown after four new cases of the coronavirus were identified. The news comes after the country went 102 days without recording any new cases of community transmission. The new outbreak reportedly involves four members of the same family. More to follow......
    The world is still in the grip of the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic. COVID-19 hit another unwelcome milestone on Tuesday morning as the number COVID-19 infections hit 20,092,855 globally, according to the latest data aggregated by Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering. The virus has infected least 5,094,565 people in...
    NEW DELHI (AP) — India reported 53,601 new cases of coronavirus Tuesday as its total infections neared 2.3 million. The Health Ministry also said 871 deaths were newly reported, raising total fatalities to 45,257. India has been posting an average of around 50,000 new cases a day since mid-June. Its total infections are third in...
    CORONAVIRUS infections have hit 20million worldwide with 734,000 killed by the disease. The grim milestone was hit on Monday evening. 1The milestone was hit on Monday Credit: Alamy Most read in NewsWH SHOOTINGTrump rushed from briefing as 'armed suspect' is shot outside White House‘SCARED STRAIGHT’Cop puts boy, 8, with 'special needs' in cuffs & 'takes...
    US has more cases than some countries have people Ruby Tuesday has shut down more than one-third of its restaurants this year as the chain buckles under pandemic pressures and an aging customer base Worldwide COVID-19 infections approach 20 million The U.S. has hit another coronavirus milestone. © MarketWatch photo illustration/Getty Images, iStockphoto President...
    President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump suggests some states may 'pay nothing' as part of unemployment plan Trump denies White House asked about adding him to Mount Rushmore Trump, US face pivotal UN vote on Iran MORE on Monday doubled down on his assertion that children are "essentially immune" from COVID-19, despite increasing evidence that shows otherwise....
    Just as schools prepare for a new academic year amid a simmering debate over whether it’s safe for kids to return to classrooms comes worrisome news that infections among children are growing rapidly. A summary of publicly reported state data on children and COVID-19 by the American Academy of Pediatrics and Children’s Hospital Association found...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The coronavirus pandemic in the United States has reached new heights. Coronavirus infections among U.S. children grew 40% in the last half of July. This comes as schools and parents contemplate the safety of sending children back to school. There was an explosion of COVID-19 cases among children in the last two...
    While a resurgence in coronavirus cases continues to spread across California, the number of those hospitalized with COVID-19 in the Inland Empire has dipped after record-setting data were reported last month. In Riverside County — which has surpassed 400,000 cases and is nearing 800 deaths — public health officials reported that, as of Sunday, 373...
    By MARCOS ALEMAN, Associated Press SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — If El Salvador President Nayib Bukele and the country’s congress can’t reach an agreement in the next two weeks on how to regulate the country’s economic reopening amid the pandemic, it will fall to individual businesses and their customers. On Sunday, Bukele said he...
    SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — If El Salvador President Nayib Bukele and the country’s congress can’t reach an agreement in the next two weeks on how to regulate the country’s economic reopening amid the pandemic, it will fall to individual businesses and their customers. On Sunday, Bukele said he will follow the Supreme Court’s...
    BERLIN (AP) — German health officials have blocked professional soccer clubs’ plans to allow fans at Bundesliga games when the new season begins in September. “Thousands of fans in the stadiums – that doesn’t fit with the current situation with infections. Now it’s about not taking any unnecessary risks,” national health minister Jens Spahn said...
    Rio de Janeiro, Aug 10 (EFE) .- In Rio de Janeiro, the most emblematic city of Brazil, Cariocas and tourists who wish to sunbathe on the beaches will have to reserve their space through a mobile application, as announced on Monday on Monday. Mayor Marcelo Crivella. In the “Cidade Maravilhosa” sports activities were already allowed...
    Australia's Victoria state has reported the deadliest day of the coronavirus pandemic since the outbreak began, while daily infections in the hot spot fell to its lowest number in weeks. The state of Victoria, where the capital Melbourne has been struck with a second virus wave, recorded 19 new deaths on Monday, with 14 of the deaths connected to...
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's new cases of COVID-19 reached 601 on Monday, the state Health Department reported, and there three additional deaths were reported. So far nearly 120,000 Pennsylvanians have been infected with the coronabirus, and 7,317 have died. Officials say cases among younger people, notably those 19 to 24, have been increasing significantly....
    GERMANY has warned of an "alarming" rise in coronavirus infections just as millions of children in Berlin return to the classroom. The announcement may worry parents as their kids see their friends today for the first time in months after schools were shut down by the government to help Germany fend off the first wave...
    After a weekend with a high number of new coronavirus cases, Minnesota added another 625 on Monday. The new cases raises the total number of Minnesotans who have been infected with the virus to 61,516 since the outbreak began. The Minnesota Department of Health on Monday also reported three more deaths — a patient in...
    Geneva, Aug 10 (EFE) .- Global cases of coronavirus today total 19.7 million, while the deaths in the pandemic rise to 728,012, according to the statistics provided daily by the World Health Organization (WHO). The number of new daily cases has slowed slightly so far this month, from about 300,000 a day on August 1...
    By The Associated Press WATERLOO, Iowa — The family of a fourth worker who died from the coronavirus during an outbreak at Tyson Foods’ largest pork processing plant is suing the company over his death. The lawsuit says that Isidro Fernandez, of Waterloo, Iowa, died April 26 from complications of COVID-19, leaving behind a wife...
    ATHENS (Reuters) - Visitors to Greece arriving from Sweden, Belgium, Spain, the Netherlands and the Czech Republic will need proof they have tested negative for the novel coronavirus to gain entry, the government said on Monday. Tightening controls after a recent spike in COVID-19 infections, the government said the requirement will go into effect from...
    Fox & Friends co-host Ainsley Earhardt expressed shock over the rate of child coronavirus infections on Monday, stating that she had heard children didn’t get the virus. According to a new report — that comes as a debate rages over whether to send children back to school — nearly 100,000 kids tested positive for...
    WATERLOO, Iowa — The family of a fourth worker who died from the coronavirus during an outbreak at Tyson Foods’ largest pork processing plant is suing the company over his death. The lawsuit says that Isidro Fernandez, of Waterloo, Iowa, died April 26 from complications of COVID-19, leaving behind a wife and children. The lawsuit...