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

Super-rich in UK Capital likely to come through pandemic unscathed

Over cups of tea in his ramshackle London home I chatted with a novelist. It felt a valuable opportunity, given his multiple fictional treatments of

Lack of preparedness for pandemic has cost countless U.S. lives

On March 20, just after the World Health Organization (WHO) declared a global pandemic on March 11, the U.S. National Security Council (NSC) sent a

Number of deaths slide as Ireland begins easing Covid-19 restrictions

DUBLIN, Ireland – On the first day easing of restrictions due to Vovid-19, Ireland has seen a significant drop in the number of deaths related

U.S. governors plead for help for “red, white and blue pandemic”

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON – U.S. governors from both political parties on Wednesday urged leaders in Washington to abandon partisanship and deliver relief to cities and states

46% of people who died from coronavirus in Ireland over 85

DUBLIN, Ireland – People over 60 account for only one-third of coronavirus cases in Ireland, however 95% of all deaths from the disease are in

Coronavirus Cases in Iran Nearing 100,000

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The total number of people who have contracted the coronavirus in Iran is about to hit 100,000, the Health Ministry spokesperson announced,

U.S. intelligence community confirms Covid-19 not manmade

WASHINGTON, DC – The Office of the U.S. Director of National Intelligence said Thursday the White House and Congress have been consistently provided with critical

In 10 weeks Covid-19 has killed more Americans than the Vietnam War

WASHINGTON, DC – The number of Covid-19 cases in the United States has shot past the 1 million mark. According to the latest data from

Ireland racks up 20,000 cases of coronavirus

DUBLIN, Ireland – The number of coronavirus cases in Ireland officially passed 20,000 on Wednesday. The Health Protection Surveillance Centre on Wednesday additionally announced a

Trump says China will do anything to stop him being re-elected

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he believes China’s handling of the coronavirus is proof that Beijing “will do anything they can” to

How WHO and Chinese authorities first responded to Covid-19 outbreak

On April 14, 2020, U.S. President Donald Trump addressed a news conference at the White House, where he said that his administration would “halt [all]

How Vietnam with 97 million people has not had a single Covid-19 death

Vietnam – a developing country that has a large land border with China and a population of 97 million people – has not reported a

Irish deaths from Covid-9 jump by 38

DUBLIN, Ireland – Thirty-eight people have died from Coronavirus in Ireland in the 24 hours to Wednesday. The new tally was released on Wednesday night

U.S. senator calls WHO chief ‘two-bit, third grade bureaucrat’

WASHINGTON, DC – A U.S. Senator has lashed out at the head of the World Health Organization (WHO), in what appears to be a concerted

NASCAR industry joins race to help COVID-19 caregivers

The interruption to the 2020 NASCAR season due to the COVID-19 pandemic has been understandably disappointing and disconcerting for racers, fans, teams and the industry

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