United Nations appeals for $4.7 billion dollars more to combat coronavirus

[ad_1] The United Nations on Thursday issued a new appeal for $4.7 billion in funding to “protect millions of lives and stem the spread of coronavirus in fragile countries.” The money is on top of the $2 billion the UN already called for when it launched its global humanitarian response plan on March 25. It […]

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‘Enormous evidence’ that Covid-19 originated in Wuhan lab, says Mike Pompeo

[ad_1] US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday that there was “enormous evidence” that the coronavirus pandemic originated in a laboratory in Wuhan, China. “There is enormous evidence that this is where it began,” he said on ABC’s “This Week.” But while highly critical of China’s handling of the matter, Pompeo declined to say […]

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Deaths due to coronavirus in UK mount to 28,131: Report

[ad_1] The UK on Saturday announced 621 more deaths in the coronavirus outbreak, taking the overall cumulative toll to 28,131, just behind Europe’s worst-hit country Italy. The government said that 182,260 people had tested positive for Covid-19, up 4,806 on Friday. But hospital admissions had fallen, it added. Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday said […]

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Indians top grim list of non-whites dying of Covid-19 in UK

[ad_1] People of Indian-origin topped the list of non-white people who died of coronavirus in England, according to figures released on Thursday, reflecting growing number of cases in London boroughs and towns with many members of the disapora. The Boris Johnson government has instituted an inquiry into the disproportionate number of non-white medical staff passing […]

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California to shut down beaches, US toll and job-losses continue to rise

[ad_1] California state could shut down its beaches and public parks even as it takes tentative steps to join other states that are reopening for business by lifting stay-at-home orders that worked so successfully and prevented a full-fledged flare-up of Covid-19 cases after an initial surge. California and Washington are often cited as model states […]

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Spain reports 325 new Covid-19 deaths, total deaths cross 24,000

[ad_1] With 325 new confirmed deaths from coronavirus, Spain on Wednesday witnessed a slight rebound in fatalities for a total of 24,275 since the beginning of the pandemic. Infections stand over 212,000, although the Health Ministry’s figure only includes the cases confirmed by the most reliable laboratory tests that are not being conducted massively. Authorities […]

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Italy says distancing more important than wearing masks to combat Covid-19

[ad_1] One of Italy’s top public health officials warned Monday that wearing face masks should not give people a false sense of security against the new coronavirus. Italy and other countries are debating whether people should wear masks outdoors at all times — even while not in a confined space. The Mediterranean country is making […]

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Iran reports 5,650 deaths, 89,328 cases due to Covid-19

[ad_1] The number of Covid-19 cases in Iran is approaching 90,000, Health Ministry spokesman Kianush Jahanpur said on Saturday. “In the last 24 hours, 1,134 new coronavirus cases have been detected. Thus, a total of 89,328 cases have been detected (since February 19),” Jahanpur said on the Islamic Republic of Iran News Network TV channel. […]

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