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Coronavirus: hospital beds in Hong Kong will run out ‘very soon’ under current infection surge, health officials warn as 59 more cases confirmed
Fears that isolation wards are short of capacity required as Hong Kong’s infected total hits 641. Social curbs restricting basic freedoms such as gathering in public take effect in another blow for businesses
A Nurse at a Manhattan Hospital Shared A Harrowing Photo Of COVID-19 Victims To Show How Horrifying The Outbreak Is
“It is the ghastly reality of what we deal with and where some of us have ended up already,” the New York City nurse said.
Man charged over online anti-police messages
Police have arrested a 32-year-old man and accused him of posting messages on a social media channel, inciting violence.
Trump says quarantine 'not necessary' for New York area. He is wrong. Again.
President Donald Trump said on Saturday that a quarantine of the New York area to curb the spread of the coronavirus would not be necessary, and that he had asked federal health officials to issue a "strong travel advisory" instead.
Coronavirus: hundreds ignore Covid-19 gatherings ban to attend Sunday church services in Louisiana
More than 3,500 Louisiana residents have been diagnosed with the disease caused by a new coronavirus, and more than 150 of them have died
China’s mental health counsellors reach out online to help those affected by coronavirus pandemic
Chinese users spent 20 per cent more time on physical and mental health apps in the first week of March compared with the same period in January. KnowYourself brought together a team of over 100 professionals and trained volunteers to re...
10 ways to spot fake news about the coronavirus pandemic before you spread it
It’s easy to hit ‘retweet’ on something that’s just not true, but spreading fake coronavirus news doesn’t help anyone. From verifying accounts to trusting your gut, here are 10 steps you can take to verify information on social media bef...
The Rich Fled New York. Don’t Be Like Them.
You live in a cramped apartment and you’re scared. But escape is selfish.
Coronavirus: Singapore PM calls for end to US-China blame game, wants to see leadership from Trump administration
Lee Hsien Loong, speaking in an interview with CNN, said that the back and forth between the US and China was ‘not going to help us solve the problem sooner’ The Singaporean PM suggested that countries may turn elsewhere if American lea...
Coronavirus: China ramps up Covid-19 test kit exports amid global shortage, as domestic demand dries up
More than 100 Chinese companies are selling coronavirus testing kits to Europe, but most are not licensed to sell in China. A global shortage of kits has sparked a scramble for resources, but the specialist nature of the production proce...
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Fauci warns coronavirus could kill as many as 200,000 Americans
Top US infectious disease expert cautions that figure is a ‘moving target’ that could easily be wrong
Churchgoers all over world ignore physical distancing advice
Services from Moscow to Rio go ahead as clerics disregard coronavirus risk
Coronavirus forecast to cut UK economic output by 15%
Analysts say unemployment could also double in deepest recession since financial crisis
What we still don't know about the coronavirus
It feels like an eternity ago, but the world only became aware of the coronavirus in December.
German finance minister commits suicide after 'virus crisis worries'
Schaefer, 54, was found dead near a railway track on Saturday.The Wiesbaden prosecution's office said they believe he died by suicide.
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Severe global recession will take place in the first half of the year, Deutsche Bank forecasts
A new research note from Deutsche Bank doesn’t mince words - there will be a “severe global recession” in the first half of the year. Aggregate demand is plunging in China in the first quarter, and will plunge in the euro-area and the Un...
You Need To Listen To This Leading COVID-19 Expert From South Korea
We want to thank Professor Kim Woo-joo from Korea University Guro Hospital for taking his valuable time to inform our subscribers. He just started his official YouTube channel and even though it’s all in Korean, you should subscribe to h...
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Cuomo says possible NY quarantine 'would be chaos and mayhem'
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo responds to President Donald Trump considering a short-term quarantine of coronavirus "hot spots," including New York.
‘Fighter’ grandma, 86, beats Covid-19 after surviving Hitler and heart surgery
An 86-year-old woman who ‘survived Hitler, open-heart surgery, two replacement knees and two replacement hips’ has proved she is a fighter once again by beating coronavirus.
The rules of safe shopping under coronavirus: five tips for social distancing
Buying essential supplies can be tricky during the coronavirus lockdown. Here’s how to navigate the new rules
Bill Gates: State-by-state shutdown won't work
Bill Gates says that the US should shutdown the entire country for a short period of time to control the spread of the coronavirus and predicts that the number of cases will peak in late April.
In US money or your life as usual: debt collection continues despite pandemic
Veronica Cavalli was at home in New York City last week, laid off from her job amid the Covid-19 pandemic. When supplies ran low she sent her teenage children to the grocery store only to discover her debit card wasn’t working. A court ...
Billionaire David Geffen criticized for the You poor plebs can suck it. It’s fabulous to be rich! post
As the claustrophobic reality of self-isolation under the coronavirus outbreak begins to bite for millions of families confined to their homes, spare a thought for the billionaire record producer David Geffen, currently suffering off the...
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IMF chief: 'Clear we have entered recession'
The coronavirus pandemic has driven the global economy into a downturn that will require massive funding to help developing nations, IMF chief Kristalina Georgieva said on Friday.
Govt only helping bosses, not workers: unions
A group of trade unions have accused the government of neglecting plight of workers affected by the coronavirus crisis and offering financial help only to business owners.
Boris Johnson: "worse to come" as deaths pass 1,000
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned on Saturday that the coronavirus outbreak would get worse before it gets better, as the number of deaths in Britain rose 260 in one day to over 1,000.
EU Emperor's new clothes: EU fires warning shot at China in coronavirus battle of the narratives
The European Union’s foreign policy chief Josep Borrell worry about the ability of the EU to keep taxing EU citizens for giving them nothing but nice words against coronavirus, has called on the bloc to be ready for a ‘struggle for influ...
Coronavirus: two arrested for allegedly stealing rice from Aeon supermarket in Hong Kong amid shortage fears due to pandemic
Police stopped the pair outside Aeon supermarket in Hung Hom on Friday and found six packs of rice, totalling 12kg, on them. On Tuesday, a security guard chased a man after seeing him stealing three packs of rice weighing 15kg in total f...
Chinese scientist advises people in Europe, US to wear face masks in public
People who don’t cover their mouths are making a big mistake, says director general of Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention. Advice comes as number of confirmed infections in US nears 200,000
Boris leads coronavirus battle via video conference
Boris Johnson kept himself at the forefront of the UK’s battle against coronavirus when he hosted a conference call at Downing Street this morning.
Chinese team and equipment arrive in UK to support virus fight
China sent an expert team and a large shipment of medical equipment to the United Kingdom on Saturday to help in the fight against COVID-19.
China-Europe freight train service resumed in Wuhan
China-Europe freight train service from Wuhan, the capital city of Hubei province, resumed regular operations on Saturday, allowing more goods such as medical supplies and daily necessities to flow more efficiently between the two region...
Covid-19 SITUATION IN NUMBERS
Total: 650,567 Coronavirus Cases, 30,299 deaths, Recovered: 139,552. By region:
Italy's coronavirus death toll passes 10,000. Many are asking why the fatality rate is so high
Italy's death toll is now the highest in the world at 10,023. Fatalities passed the grim milestone on Saturday, with an increase of 889 since the last figures were released on Friday, according to Italy's Civil Protection Agency.
Hong Kong’s hard-hit domestic helpers urge city to recognise their role in battling coronavirus crisis
Some have lost their jobs because of employer relocation, while others continue to serve households under quarantine and immobile elderly. A recent online survey of 1,127 domestic helpers found more than half claimed they worked more in ...
1918 influenza pandemic survivor interview: Mrs. Edna Register Boone
Mrs. Boone, 100 year-old resident of Mobile, tells how her family was the only family in a small rural Alabama area that did not contract the flu during the 1918 flu outbreak. Mrs. Boone's family all became responders in her community. H...
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