Tag Archives: Coronavirus outbreak

Southern Italy braces for ‘tsunami’ of coronavirus cases | World news

Hospitals in Italy’s central and southern regions are bracing themselves as the number of confirmed coronavirus cases grows daily. The rise, which has been particularly steep in Lazio, Campania and Puglia, is believed to be largely the result of the thousands of people who fled south after Lombardy, where the …

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What are the prospects of a treatment for coronavirus? | Science

The anti-malaria drug: chloroquine Chloroquine is a cheap, widely available drug that has been routinely used since 1945 against malaria and other conditions and can be safely taken by pregnant women and children. Lab studies found the antiviral drug was effective against the coronavirus, at least in a petri dish, …

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Half Uruguay’s coronavirus cases traced to a single guest at a society party | World news

It was supposed to be a highlight of the social season in the Uruguayan capital, Montevideo: but a glamorous wedding celebration in the upmarket neighbourhood of Carrasco has gained a different kind of notoriety after it emerged that 44 guests contracted the coronavirus at the party. Uruguay has been disproportionally …

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China’s coronavirus lockdown strategy: brutal but effective | World news

When China announced it was shutting down Wuhan, the centre of the coronavirus outbreak, in a bid to prevent further spread of the disease, the world was stunned and experts sceptical. Beijing’s decision was a vast experiment, epidemiologists warned, that might not work despite its huge human and economic cost. …

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Is there a right way to worry about coronavirus? And other mental health tips | US news

In the face of indefinite isolation, contagion, financial uncertainty, and with no return to normality in sight, coronavirus is taking its toll on our collective mental health. Crisis Text Line, which operates in the US, UK and Canada, has seen a huge rise in volume since late February, and 80% …

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Bolsonaro’s son enrages Beijing by blaming China for coronavirus crisis | World news

Beijing’s ambassador to Brazil has launched a stinging attack on the son of its far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro, after he claimed the Chinese Communist party was to blame for the coronavirus crisis sweeping the world. On Wednesday, Bolsonaro’s influential politician son Eduardo – who many regard as Brazil’s de facto …

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Coronavirus latest: at a glance | World news

Key developments in the global coronavirus outbreak today include: Iran records 149 more deaths Iran has reported 149 more deaths from Covid-19 and more than 1,000 new cases. Daily death tolls in Iran have been over 100 since Tuesday and continue to grow. Michel Barnier has coronavirus The EU’s chief …

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Trump keeps immigration courts open despite coronavirus risks | US news

The Trump administration is putting the health and potentially lives of thousands of federal judges, lawyers, court staff and undocumented immigrants and their families at risk by insisting that immigration courts remain open for the deportation hearings of detained immigrants, despite the threat of coronavirus. On Wednesday the Department of …

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The coronavirus pandemic threatens a crisis for human rights too | Afua Hirsch | Opinion

You can learn a lot about someone’s perspective from what they find reassuring at a time like this. This week I saw a private briefing from a bank, soothingly reassuring its clients that “this feels more like 9/11 than 2008”. I think the point was to let investors know that …

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