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Asia's largest Mumbai slum powerless as coronavirus cases surge

Asia's largest Mumbai slum powerless as coronavirus cases surge Officials had an added problem. The total number of coronavirus positive cases in Mumbai now stands at 642 with 40 deaths so far, including six new victims, a BMC release said. Dr Baliga Nagar area of Dharavi has been sealed. In all, 78 people have been actually tested for the virus in Dharavi. "You can't expect them to sit at home all day long". [Full Article...]

Coronavirus COVID-19: India partially lifts export ban on Hydroxychloroquine

Coronavirus COVID-19: India partially lifts export ban on Hydroxychloroquine But he said the United States had stockpiled 29 million doses of hydroxychloroquine as a potential treatment. "We are coming up to a time that is going to be very horrendous". He said it would be a shame "if we didn't turn to these drugs early, if it turns out they are helpful". For most people, the virus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as a fever and a cough that clear up in two to... [Full Article...]

Easter Bunny an 'essential worker' during virus crisis

Easter Bunny an 'essential worker' during virus crisis Ferrari wasn't having it, making the point that healthcare staff are the real essential workers. "I am applauding the nurses and the doctors, the anaesthetists and the ambulance drivers". The Prime Minister went on to suggest that families could create Easter egg hunts for their neighborhood while respecting social distancing by drawing colored eggs and taping them to the front windows of their ... [Full Article...]

White House acknowledges coronavirus disproportionately taking African American lives

White House acknowledges coronavirus disproportionately taking African American lives The United States National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, says the world may never return to the "normal" known before the COVID-19 outbreak. Fauci, along with Dr. Deborah Birx, noted that there are no biological reasons why African Americans are dying at higher rates from COVID-19. "Here again with the crisis, how it's shining a bright light on how unacceptable that is because, y... [Full Article...]

Trump calls WHO 'China-centric' and says he might slash funding

Trump calls WHO 'China-centric' and says he might slash funding Trump criticised the organisation, saying it "called it wrong" and saying it seemed to be "very China-centric". The POTUS also vowed that he would have a "good look" at the situation, without elaborating on what it could mean for the World Health Organization, which is now busy helping countries tackle the COVID-19 pandemic. [Full Article...]

Acting US Navy chief resigns over ship Covid-19 row

Acting US Navy chief resigns over ship Covid-19 row Prior to that he was the army's general counsel. The Times reported that White House economic adviser Peter Navarro warned of the risks to the USA economy of a spread of COVID-19 as Trump downplayed the threat the virus posed to the US. "He made everyone more irritated", said the sailor, who spoke on condition of anonymity. The development came just a day after President Trump said at the ... [Full Article...]

President Trump holds coronavirus news briefing amid administration shake-ups

President Trump holds coronavirus news briefing amid administration shake-ups The first lady's office said her spokeswoman, Lindsay Reynolds, had resigned earlier in the week to spend more time with her family. Trump campaign spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany is replacing White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham , who will return to the East Wing as First Lady Melania Trump's chief of staff , according to two sources familiar with the situation. [Full Article...]

Five Staff Members, Four Inmates COVID-19 Positive At Blackwater Prison

Five Staff Members, Four Inmates COVID-19 Positive At Blackwater Prison Two inmates have completed medical isolation, the data show. The letter calls on the governments "to stop admitting people to jails and prisons unless absolutely necessary". In addition, the corrections department announced Monday night that another staff member at the Swanton prison has tested positive for the coronavirus. [Full Article...]


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