Health

Deadly spread of coronavirus in U.S. made in Washington, not China

In Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward’s new book, Rage, he reports on interviews he did in February and March with U.S. President Donald Trump about

Trump describes administration’s response to Covid-19 as ‘incredible’

WASHINGTON, DC – The White House has pushed back on claims President Donald Trump withheld vital information relating to the coronavirus, misleading the American people.

India records more than 90,000 coronavirus cases in 24 hours

NEW DELHI, India – India’s Health Ministry reported Sunday that it had recorded 90,632 new COVID-19 infections in the previous 24-hour period, setting a world

Ireland records highest number of daily coronavirus cases in 3 months

DUBLIN, Ireland – The highest number of coronavirus cases on a daily basis in three months, has been recorded by Ireland in the 24 hours

EU Trade Commissioner Phil Hogan quits over Covid-19 breaches

BRUSSELS, Belgium – EU trade commissioner Phil Hogan has quit over the controversy surrounding breaches of Covid-19 guidelines during a recent trip he made to

Cuba’s closed borders brings tourism to standstill

HAVANA, Cuba, Aug. 22 (Xinhua) — Esleidy Tamary, a 42-year-old mother, has worked as a local tour guide for more than a decade in Las

Ireland lending helping hand to other countries to deal with Covid-19

DUBLIN, Ireland – With Covid-19 making comebacks in Australia, New Zealand and South Korea, the pressure is on for the international community to better coordinate

Dr. Fauci hopes Russian vaccine works, but has serious doubts

WASHINGTON, DC – Two top U.S. health officials are expressing skepticism about Vladimir Putin’s claim that Russian scientists have come up with the world’s first

South African policy isn’t connecting child nutrition and sanitation

When faced with complex problems that require coordination and collaboration, government departments almost instinctively retreat to their silos and predetermined responses. As a result, workable

$1.5 billion ADB loan to Thailand to help combat Covid-19 approved

BANGKOK, Thailand – The Asian Development Bank (ADB) announced on Tuesday it is providing a $1.5 billion loan to Thailand to assist the Southeast Asian

Vietnam records first death from coronavirus

HANOI, Vietnam – A 70-year-old man from Hoian city’s Minh An ward in Quang Nam province died on Friday morning, registering Vietnam’s first death from

Time to Crush, not flatten, Coronavirus Curve

All over Planet Earth infectious disease experts and scientists everywhere are intensely, even ‘feverishly’, chasing one rainbow after another, looking for that magical ‘silver bullet’

Australian government criticised for shutting down parliament

Concerned about lack of government accountability as Parliament shuts down – again? Well, that’s because of COVID-19. And also, Daniel Andrews, naturally. Feeling anxious about

Bolsonaro still has Covid-19 despite taking hydroxychloroquine

BRASILIA, Brazil – Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro remained in self-isolation Thursday, a day after announcing he tested positive for coronavirus for a second time. Speaking

Andhra Pradesh extends Aarogyasri to 6 more districts

Amaravati (Andhra Pradesh) [India], July 14 (ANI): Andhra Pradesh Government has extended a pilot project under which medical expenses exceeding Rs 1,000 will come under

China comes to defense of WHO, slams U.S. decision to withdraw

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – China on Wednesday defended the World Health Organization and lashed out at the US decision to withdraw from the UN body. Foreign

Despite NZ’s stellar Covid-19 response, health minister is ousted

WELLINGTON, New Zealand – New Zealand Health Minister David Clark resigned Thursday after recent controversies surrounding his handling of the coronavirus crisis. Clark was criticized

John Hopkins University registers ten millionth coronavirus case

BALTIMORE, Maryland – The total number of coronavirus cases worldwide has passeded 10 million, according to the latest data by the Johns Hopkins University on

Spike in Irish Covid-19 deaths, tally rises by six to 1,726

DUBLIN, Ireland – There has been a spike in coronavirus-related deaths, with six more people succumbing to the disease overnight. The total number of people

Four more coronavirus deaths in Ireland

DUBLIN, Ireland – As new easing of restrictions are announced, Ireland’s Health Protection Surveillance Centre announced in Friday that four new Covid-19 related deaths have

Ireland launches campaign to encourage wearing of face coverings

DUBLIN, Ireland – Ireland’s Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, Minister for Health Simon Harris, Minister for Transport Shane Ross and Anne Graham, CEO of the National Transport

More than 2 million Americans now infected with Covid-19

The United States has officially gone over the 2 million mark in total cases of novel coronavirus infections. According to figures published Thursday on the

Ireland to accelerate recovery process timeline

DUBLIN, Ireland – As the Roman Statesman Cicero said ‘the safety of the people shall be our highest law’. This is the approach we have

Dubai relaxes rules on wearing face masks in public

DUBAI, UAE – The Dubai government is to relax restrictions on wearing face masks in public. Until Sunday, everyone regardless of age or wherever they

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