Tag Archives: Communicable Diseases

Australia’s Victoria declares disaster, sets curfew to curb COVID-19

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Australia’s Victoria state declared a disaster on Sunday and imposed a nightly curfew for the capital Melbourne as part of its harshest movement restrictions to date to contain a resurgent COVID-19. Near empty shelves are seen at the vegetable section of a supermarket amid the coronavirus disease …

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China sends team to Hong Kong to do widespread coronavirus testing

An exhibition hall that has been converted into a makeshift treatment facility to treat patients of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is pictured in Hong Kong, China August 1, 2020. REUTERS/Pak Yiu HONG KONG (Reuters) – Seven Chinese health officials were due to arrive in Hong Kong on Sunday, the first …

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Hong Kong warns city on verge of large coronavirus outbreak

A man wearing a protective face mask takes a photo of the sunset at Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront as skyline buildings stand across Victoria Harbor following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Hong Kong, China July 28, 2020. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam has …

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Mainland China reports 34 new coronavirus cases, including 20 in Xinjiang

People line up at a testing site where medical workers in protective suits collect swabs for nucleic acid tests, after new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) were confirmed in Dalian, Liaoning province, China July 24, 2020. China Daily via REUTERS BEIJING (Reuters) – China reported 34 cases of the new …

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Why COVID-19 is killing U.S. diabetes patients at alarming rates

(Reuters) – Devon Brumfield could hear her father gasping for breath on the phone. FILE PHOTO: Devon Brumfield holds a photo of her father Darrell Cager Sr., who died on March 31 from complications of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in this undated handout image. Devon Brumfield/Handout via REUTERS Darrell Cager …

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Australia warns coronavirus outbreak will take weeks to tame

SYDNEY (Reuters) – A surge in COVID-19 cases in Australia’s second-biggest city could take weeks to subside despite a lockdown and orders to wear masks, Australia’s acting chief medical officer said on Monday as the country braces for a second wave of infection. FILE PHOTO: People walk in the city …

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U.S. CDC reports coronavirus cases rise nearly 75,000

FILE PHOTO: A patient is brought to Jackson Health Center by paramedics wearing protective clothing due to the threat of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Miami, Florida, U.S. July 13, 2020. REUTERS/Liza Feria (Reuters) – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Saturday reported 3,630,587 cases of new …

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Mexico surpasses Italy to post world’s fourth-highest coronavirus death toll

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Deaths in Mexico from the coronavirus pandemic rose above 35,000 on Sunday, with the Latin American country overtaking Italy for the world’s fourth-highest death total, according to Reuters data. FILE PHOTO: People wait in line along the street before entering the area where stores are open, …

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U.S. CDC reports 3,173,212 coronavirus cases

FILE PHOTO: Healthcare workers walk to work as cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) spike in Houston, Texas, U.S., July 8, 2020. REUTERS/Callaghan O’Hare (Reuters) – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported 3,173,212 cases of coronavirus as of Friday, an increase of 66,281 from its previous …

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WHO acknowledges ‘evidence emerging’ of airborne spread of COVID-19

GENEVA (Reuters) – The World Health Organization on Tuesday acknowledged “evidence emerging” of the airborne spread of the novel coronavirus, after a group of scientists urged the global body to update its guidance on how the respiratory disease passes between people. “We have been talking about the possibility of airborne …

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