Tag Archives: Coronavirus outbreak

Donald Trump to resume coronavirus briefings as approval ratings plummet | US news

With Donald Trump’s approval rating plummeting as coronavirus cases in the US continue to rise, the president plans to resume daily briefings on the pandemic at the White House on Tuesday. Keenly aware of the need to change perceptions of how he is handling the virus if he hopes to …

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Tokyo reports 237 more coronavirus cases, total nearing 10,000

The Tokyo metropolitan government reported 237 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Tuesday, Gov. Yuriko Koike said, as the capital struggles to strike a balance between restarting the economy and controlling infections. Tokyo’s cumulative total reached 9,816, nearing 10,000, as the single-day figure, which compared with 168 cases on …

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‘I feel helpless’: three people on their grueling Covid-19 recoveries | US news

For some, coronavirus recovery is fraught with long-term complications. They are known as “long-haulers” because of their constellation of lingering symptoms with no discernible pattern. Preliminary data suggests recovery typically takes about two weeks for mild Covid-19 cases and three to six weeks for severe or critical cases. For long-haulers, …

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UK secures deals for 90m doses of coronavirus vaccine | World news

The UK government is investing millions to secure two more experimental vaccines against Covid-19, increasing the chances of obtaining a vaccine that works for the population. The agreement is to buy 90m doses of two vaccines, which would be enough to immunise frontline health workers and care staff, who will …

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How coronavirus is reshaping Europe’s tourism hotspots | World news

Barely a year ago the graffiti on the walls of Barcelona read Tourists Go Home. Now that they have gone, the city – along with others that are heavily dependent on the tourist trade – fears an economic meltdown and is hastily drawing up plans to lure visitors back while …

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First coronavirus-linked death in Melanesia as Papua New Guinea outbreak spreads | World news

Papua New Guinea has recorded its first Covid-19-related death – the first Pacific island fatality outside US territories and the first in Melanesia – as it seeks to contain an outbreak in the main hospital in its capital, Port Moresby. The 48-year-old woman – who had stage four breast cancer …

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Nearly all coronavirus cases now in Victoria may have link to hotel quarantine, inquiry told | Australia news

Government decision makers, departments, hotel operators and private security operators are on notice they will be expected to give evidence to the Victorian inquiry into the coronavirus hotel quarantine management, as the inquiry hears nearly all current cases in Victoria could be linked to hotel outbreaks. The inquiry was launched …

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US scientists rebuke Trump over coronavirus response and other affronts | US news

More than 1,200 members of the US National Academy of Sciences have rebuked Donald Trump’s “denigration of scientific expertise”, an unusual move for a community which has historically avoided the political sphere. The co-organizers of an open letter seeking to “restore science-based policy in government” say they have rapidly gained …

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Bitter coronavirus summit exposes trust deficit among EU leaders | World news

Bad-tempered, late-running EU summits have hardly been unusual over the last decade of eurozone crisis and endless fights over migration. But the latest three-day gathering of EU leaders, with a €1.8tn (£1.6tn) financial plan at stake, may be one of the most acrimonious yet. After a friendly start, where EU …

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Coronavirus: senior doctors warn second wave could ‘devastate’ NHS | World news

Senior doctors are pleading with the public to help prevent a second wave of coronavirus that could “devastate” the NHS, amid concern at mixed government messages about face masks and returning to work. Prof Carrie MacEwen, chair of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, said medics and healthcare workers felt …

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