Tag Archives: Communicable Diseases

Beijing district in ‘wartime emergency’ after virus cluster at major food market

BEIJING (Reuters) – A Beijing district put itself on a “wartime” footing and the capital banned tourism and sports events on Saturday after a cluster of novel coronavirus infections centred around a major wholesale market sparked fears of a new wave of COVID-19. People are wearing face masks inside the …

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Beijing district in ‘wartime emergency’ after virus spike shuts market

BEIJING (Reuters) – A district of Beijing was on a “wartime” footing and the capital banned tourism on Saturday after a cluster of novel coronavirus infections centred around a major wholesale market sparked fears of a new wave of COVID-19. People are wearing face masks inside the Jingshen seafood market …

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Risk of new lockdowns rises with fear of second COVID-19 wave

LONDON/BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Fears of a second wave of COVID-19 infections shut six major food markets in Beijing on Friday, while India, which opened up this week, recorded a record daily increase and half a dozen U.S. states said their hospital beds were filling up fast. FILE PHOTO: People wearing …

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California, Southwest face new coronavirus woes as U.S. economy reopens

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) – Coronavirus cases and hospitalizations are spiking in parts of California and the U.S. Southwest, prompting Arizona to reactivate its emergency plan for medical facilities and California to place counties where half its population lives on a watch list. FILE PHOTO: A maintenance worker cleans a food …

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Mexico reports nearly 3,000 new coronavirus cases, total infections at 120,000

People stand on the street as the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues in Mexico City, Mexico June 8, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso/File Photo MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – The Mexican government reported 2,999 new coronavirus cases on Monday, bringing total confirmed infections to 120,102, according to data from the health …

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Ardern dances for joy after New Zealand eliminates coronavirus

WELLINGTON (Reuters) – New Zealand lifted all social and economic restrictions except border controls after declaring on Monday it was free of the coronavirus, one of the first countries in the world to return to pre-pandemic normality. Public and private events, the retail and hospitality industries and all public transport …

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Thailand reports eight new coronavirus cases, no new deaths

FILE PHOTO: A closed restaurant due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, is seen next to the Chao Phraya river with a view of Wat Arun temple, one of the city’s top tourist spots, in Bangkok, Thailand March 27, 2020. REUTERS/Jorge Silva/File Photo BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thailand on Sunday reported …

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China to strengthen global cooperation in COVID-19 vaccine trials

BEIJING (Reuters) – China will strengthen international cooperation in future COVID-19 clinical vaccine trials, building on earlier collaboration in vaccine development, the science and technology minister said on Sunday. Chinese Science and Technology Minister Wang Zhigang attends the State Council Information Office (SCIO) briefing on the white paper about China’s …

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U.S. military commander says China pushing territorial claims under cover of coronavirus

FILE PHOTO: An aerial view of China occupied Subi Reef at Spratly Islands in disputed South China Sea April 21, 2017. REUTERS/Francis Malasig/Pool/File Photo TOKYO (Reuters) – China is using the coronavirus as a cover to push territorial claims in the South China Sea through a surge in naval activity …

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Mexico overtakes U.S. coronavirus daily deaths, sets records

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico overtook the United States in daily reported deaths from the novel coronavirus for the first time on Wednesday, with the health ministry registering a record 1,092 fatalities it attributed to improved documenting of the pandemic. Family members say their last goodbyes to their relative who …

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