Coronavirus has stranded 25 people from Easter Island in Tahiti for 6 months

For people around the world, the coronavirus has caused distressing separations and delayed homecomings. But the situation for a group of 25 residents from remote Easter Island stands out. For … Read More

Wearing a mask may reduce how sick you get from coronavirus

Mask-wearing has become ubiquitous with the coronavirus pandemic. It’s been proven to be a preventative measure to slow the spread of the virus — the main benefit being to protect … Read More

U.K. PM to urge people to work from home if they can as coronavirus cases spike

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will tell people on Tuesday to work from home and will impose new curbs on pubs, bars and restaurants in a bid to tackle the … Read More

Coronavirus driving discrimination against foreigners in Asian countries: Red Cross

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) warned on Thursday that the novel coronavirus is driving discrimination towards vulnerable communities in Asia, including migrants and foreigners. … Read More

Thailand, Indonesia rethink tourism reopening plans amid new coronavirus surges

A spike in coronavirus infections in Indonesia’s holiday island of Bali and Thailand’s first locally transmitted case in 100 days have dealt further blows to Southeast Asian hopes of reviving … Read More

India crosses 4 million coronavirus cases, closes in on Brazil as 2nd in world

India’s coronavirus cases crossed 4 million on Saturday, leading the world in new infections and closing in on Brazil’s total as the second-highest in the world. The 86,432 cases added … Read More

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson says he, his family have recovered from coronavirus

Pro-wrestler turned Hollywood actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson said in a video message posted on social media on Wednesday that he, his wife and their two young children tested positive … Read More

Over 250,000 people have died of coronavirus across Latin America

The number of reported COVID-19 deaths in Latin America passed 250,000 on Thursday, as the virus afflicts the region that has become the worst hit in the world. The grim … Read More

Coronavirus: Lack of women’s care could see nearly 1M unplanned pregnancies globally

Millions of women and girls globally have lost access to contraceptives and abortion services because of the coronavirus pandemic. Now the first widespread measure of the toll says India, with … Read More

Young people fuelling coronavirus surges around the world, WHO warns

The World Health Organization said on Tuesday it was concerned that the novel coronavirus spread was being driven by people in their 20s, 30s and 40s, many of which were … Read More

Coronavirus cases top 6 million in Latin America, region worst-hit by pandemic

Coronavirus cases in Latin America, the region of the world worst-affected by the pandemic, exceeded 6 million on Friday and continued to accelerate, according to a Reuters tally, as most … Read More

Coronavirus cases hit 17 million worldwide after setting new single-day record

Worldwide coronavirus cases surpassed 17 million late Wednesday, just hours before the six-month anniversary of the World Health Organization’s declaration of a global health emergency. According to public health data … Read More

Hong Kong leader warns city on brink of ‘large-scale’ coronavirus outbreak

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam has warned the city is on the brink of a large-scale outbreak of the coronavirus and urged people to stay indoors as much as possible … Read More

Coronavirus is causing 10,000 more children to die of hunger per month globally: UN

The lean season is coming for Burkina Faso’s children. And this time, the long wait for the harvest is bringing a hunger more ferocious than most have ever known. That … Read More

Coronavirus cases are rising by record numbers in every region of the world

Almost 40 countries have reported record single-day increases in coronavirus infections over the past week, around double the number that did so the previous week, according to a Reuters tally … Read More

Vietnam, once free of coronavirus, reports first case in 3 months

Vietnam was back on high alert for the novel coronavirus on Saturday after medical officials in the central city of Danang detected what appears to be the first local COVID-19 … Read More

Temporary basic income would help world’s poor during coronavirus pandemic: UN

By Michelle Nichols Reuters Posted July 23, 2020 12:38 am     Updated July 23, 2020 12:43 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font … Read More

Global coronavirus cases went from 10 million to 15 million in less than a month

In another record four-day span, a million new confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide brought the global total to 15 million Wednesday as countries remain divided in their response to the pandemic. … Read More

Humanitarian aid from top donors has dropped 30% amid coronavirus pandemic: analysis

A new snapshot of the frantic global response to the coronavirus pandemic shows some of the world’s largest government donors of humanitarian aid are buckling under the strain: Funding commitments, … Read More

Another million coronavirus cases in 4 days brings worldwide total to 14 million

In just four days, another million cases of the novel coronavirus were confirmed around the world, bringing the global total to 14 million Friday. With over 200,000 cases being reported … Read More

India becomes 3rd country to cross 1 million coronavirus cases

India has crossed 1 million coronavirus cases, third only to the United States and Brazil, prompting concerns about its readiness to confront an inevitable surge that could overwhelm hospitals and … Read More

Sri Lanka blames over 1,000 coronavirus cases on 1 man. He wants to clear his name

For months he’s been anonymous, but now Prasad Dinesh, linked by Sri Lankan authorities to nearly half of the country’s more than 2,600 coronavirus cases, is trying to clear his … Read More

U.S. coronavirus vaccine test results bring ‘good news,’ wider trials next: Fauci

The first COVID-19 vaccine tested in the U.S. revved up people’s immune systems just the way scientists had hoped, researchers reported Tuesday — as the shots are poised to begin … Read More

In just 5 days, coronavirus cases surged another million to 12M worldwide

The world added another million confirmed coronavirus cases to reach 12 million Wednesday — and it only took five days. That’s the quickest climb for a million new cases since … Read More

United Arab Emirates to test 2 million for coronavirus as cases climb again

The United Arab Emirates plans to test two million people, or about 20 per cent of the population, for the novel coronavirus over the next two months after the infection … Read More

Coronavirus cases have hit 10 million worldwide. Where do we go from here?

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases around the world hit 10 million on Sunday, a sobering milestone that experts say proves the pandemic is still not being contained on a … Read More

Mutation could significantly increase coronavirus infection ability, study suggests

By Manas Mishra Reuters Posted June 16, 2020 7:19 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ A specific mutation in the new … Read More

Coronavirus cases jump by a million in 1 week to reach 8 million worldwide

Just one week after the number of confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide hit seven million, that number surpassed the eight-million mark Monday. It’s the fastest pace that a million new cases … Read More

First coronavirus death reported at Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh

An elderly Rohingya refugee has become the first person to die from coronavirus in the world’s largest refugee settlement in Bangladesh, where there are fears the disease could spread fast … Read More

Coronavirus infections top 5 million worldwide

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide has surpassed 5 million, proving the global spread of the pandemic is far from over. The milestone was reached as Latin American countries … Read More

‘Fear is pervasive’: Nicaragua coronavirus figures in doubt amid lax measures

Roger Ordoñez was hospitalized with breathing problems last week. When his son Enrique came to visit the next morning, the 69-year-old retiree was already being buried by government workers in … Read More

Worldwide coronavirus cases hit 4 million

Over four million people have now become infected with the novel coronavirus, according to official reports and tallies, as the pandemic continues to envelop the globe and countries like Russia … Read More

Here’s which countries are still not reporting coronavirus cases — and why

The novel coronavirus pandemic has spread to every continent of the world except Antarctica, with over 3.3 million confirmed cases and more than 230,000 deaths. Yet over a dozen nations … Read More

Saudi Arabia aims to improve human rights record amid twin coronavirus, oil crises

A beleaguered Saudi Arabia is taking modest steps to improve its human rights record as it tries to navigate the coronavirus pandemic and the fallout from plunging oil prices that … Read More

Coronavirus: $90B could support 700M of world’s poor, UN official says

The U.N. humanitarian chief said Monday that $90 billion could provide income support, food and a health response to the coronavirus pandemic for 700 million of the world’s most vulnerable … Read More

U.S. coronavirus research targeted by foreign government hackers, FBI official warns

A senior FBI cybersecurity official said on Thursday that foreign government hackers have broken into institutions conducting research into treatments for COVID-19, the sometimes fatal respiratory illness caused by the … Read More

Why the coronavirus fight can only succeed with worldwide cooperation

As countries across the globe continue to battle the novel coronavirus pandemic, the diplomatic spat between the U.S. and Canada over the export of 3M respirator masks has been just one … Read More

Coronavirus: Drug trial sees ‘encouraging’ results but researchers say more study needed

More than half of a group of severely ill coronavirus patients improved after receiving an experimental antiviral drug, although there’s no way to know the odds of that happening without … Read More

Nearly half a billion people may end up in poverty due to coronavirus crisis: report

The fallout from the coronavirus spread that has killed more than 83,000 people and wreaked havoc on economies around the world could push around half a billion people into poverty, … Read More

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