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Coronavirus death toll surpasses 100,000 worldwide

Some 2,108 new deaths were reported in the USA on Friday, data gathered by Johns Hopkins shows, putting the United States total at over 18,600, just shy of Italy's, the overall leader in fatalities globally. Dr Birx noted that the rate of increase appears to be stabilising in hard-hit regions like New York, New Jersey and the city of Chicago. Ten countries account for more than 85,000 deaths. [Full Article...]

Restrictions extended until May 5th

Restrictions extended until May 5th NPHET came to the conclusion that easing or ending the current restrictions on the original date of this Easter Sunday would be premature in the fight against the virus. "We need to maintain our discipline". "[If everyone does what we're asking] we can be more hopeful that in three weeks time, we can begin to ease the restrictions." THE Taoiseach has announced that the current Covid-19 res... [Full Article...]

Watch New York's moving 'How You Save a Life' video

Watch New York's moving 'How You Save a Life' video The number of new coronavirus deaths also decreased, with 777 new deaths Thursday after seeing 824 the previous day. The number of hospitalizations increased by 290, compared to daily increases of more than 1,000 last week. But in order to contemplate returning to anything approaching normalcy, he said, the city would also need to be able to test more people for the virus. [Full Article...]

British PM Johnson out of intensive care, remains in hospital

British PM Johnson out of intensive care, remains in hospital Downing Street had said he was in good spirits and still in charge, though his condition deteriorated in the early evening and he was transferred at about 1800 GMT to an intensive care unit - where the most serious cases are treated - at St Thomas' hospital in central London . [Full Article...]

Champagne defends amended Saudi arms deal

Champagne defends amended Saudi arms deal They also cite the brutal murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi as a justification for scrapping the deal, which was originally signed in 2014 by a previous Conservative government in Canada. Arms control advocate Cesar Jaramillo of Project Ploughshares said Canada is "well aware of the years-long, well-documented, consistent pattern of human rights violations both within Saudi borders and in nei... [Full Article...]

Boris Johnson taking 'short walks' in hospital as he recovers from coronavirus

Personnel walk outside the NHS Nightingale field hospital, comprising of two wards, each of 2,000 people, at the ExCel centre in London on April 10, 2020, to help with the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. United Kingdom foreign secretary Dominic Raab has been chairing daily government meetings while the prime minister has been in hospital. Implemented for an initial three weeks, the me... [Full Article...]

LOCKDOWN EXTENDED: President asks South Africans to make 'greater sacrifices'

LOCKDOWN EXTENDED: President asks South Africans to make 'greater sacrifices' We can not relax and we can not be complacent... In response to the global shortage of medical supplies, including protective gear and ventilators, South Africa's industrial sector will be offered incentives to ramp up production of those products, he said. [Full Article...]

De Blasio admits coronavirus victims have been buried on Hart Island

De Blasio admits coronavirus victims have been buried on Hart Island The city has experienced an overwhelming amount of COVID-19 infections and deaths, making it the epicenter of the U.S. Days after pictures of inmates dressed in Hazmat suits digging up trenches for mass burial at Hart Island went viral, NY city started burying the unclaimed bodies of COVID-19 victims on the potter's field in Hart Island . [Full Article...]


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