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How this country of 97 million kept its coronavirus death toll at zero
Vietnam, a country of 97 million people, has not reported a single coronavirus-related death and on Saturday had just 328 confirmed cases, despite its long border with China and the millions of Chinese visitors it receives each year.
Congratulations to the Astronauts that left Earth today. Good choice
Donald Trump has announced the severance of all US ties with the World Health Organisation
In a speech in the White House Rose Garden which was chiefly devoted to castigating China, and threatening new sanctions over its actions in Hong Kong, the president claimed that “China has total control over” the WHO.
How long are your afternoon naps? It shouldn’t be more than 30mins, an expert on BBC’s The Science of Sleep says
Stayed up last night to catch up on the hottest drama series? With working from home becoming a norm, chances are, you’ll be tempted to take a nap during your lunch break.
White rice spikes blood sugar levels and ‘has almost the same effect as eating pure table sugar,’ according to Harvard Medical School
White rice is less nutritious than brown rice because it lacks the most nutrient-dense parts of rice: the bran and germ.
Here's What Public Health Experts Have To Say About Using Public Restrooms During The Coronavirus Pandemic
"You’re basically kind of going in, to use a cute term, 'a bioweapons factory' - so there is no safe. There's only things you can do to mitigate risk."
How safe are takeaways and supermarket deliveries?
There have been long queues as drive-through restaurants reopen, pubs have sold takeaway pints in the warm weather and supermarket deliveries remain elusive for many.
Health officials: COVID-19 contact tracing app from Apple & Google likely useless
Despite early excitement, virus-tracing apps built by Apple and Google are likely useless, according to health officials. CNET senior producer Dan Patterson joined CBSN to talk about why this once promising technology now looks to be a f...
Trump gives WHO 30 days to shape up or lose US funding for good
US President Donald Trump has warned the World Health Organisation (WHO) he will permanently pull US funding over the Covid-19 crisis unless “improvements” are made.
Government reports rare case of animal-to-human transmission of coronavirus at a mink farm in the Netherlands
A person who worked on a farm where mink are bred to export their fur contracted the coronavirus from the animals, the Dutch Agriculture Minister said in a letter to parliament on Wednesday. As more species become infected and the situat...
We should be using see-through face masks to help deaf people
A group of charities have called for the public to wear transparent face masks to prevent ‘months of misery’ for deaf people.
Men less likely to wear face masks because it is 'a sign of weakness,' study suggests
Researchers at Middlesex University found that more men than women believe that wearing a face mask is "shameful" and not "cool".
'No evidence' that age has an impact on how likely you are to catch coronavirus
Analysis by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) did not find any evidence that people are more likely to catch coronavirus at different ages.
How expensive will air travel be after the Covid-19 crisis?
When the state of Florida began enacting stay-at-home measures and closing beaches in mid-March, in response to the threat of Covid-19, Miami-based real estate agent and artist Nadia Bouzid was in the middle of painting a mural inside a ...
Hongkonger without travel history confirmed as infected
The woman says she has not knowingly been in contact with any Covid-19 patients, nor been abroad. Case pushes Hong Kong’s total to 1,048, with four related deaths
California inmates seek coronavirus in failed freedom bid: sheriff
A group of California prisoners tried to infect themselves with coronavirus in a futile bid to win freedom, a senior police official said Monday.
Qatar Airways gives away 100,000 tickets to healthcare professionals fro all over the world
In an extraordinary gesture, Qatar Airways is giving away 100,000 free tickets to frontline healthcare professionals to say thank you for their “heroic” work looking after people during the COVID-19 pandemic.
WHO warns countries are ‘driving blind’, as US deaths top 80,000
Chile backtracks on ‘immunity cards’ amid backlash; Turkey orders four-day lockdown. Ghana president says one person infected 533 at fish factory
New coronavirus clusters in South Korea, China spur fears of a second wave
New clusters of Covid-19 have been reported in the South Korean capital, Seoul, and the Chinese city of Wuhan – where the global outbreak originated – sparking fears of a second wave of infections in two countries thought to have tamed t...
President of Tanzania Exposes The Fake COVID 19 Testing kits
Tanzania President John Magufuli secretly sent specimens from a fruit, quail, and goat to a lab testing for the COVID-19 coronavirus disease in humans — and the results came back positive.
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