China's Wuhan reports zero increase in novel coronavirus infections

The country's health ministry said Thursday that 34 cases were detected over the last 24 hours - but all of the positive results came from people arriving to the country from overseas. Beijing has been busy recasting China as the leader in virus resp... More..

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by | Thursday, March 19, 2020

China outraged after Trump calls coronavirus the "Chinese Virus"

The first reported case of COVID-19 was a 55-year-old from Hubei province in China , according to Chinese government data seen exclusively by the South China Morning Post (SCMP). "That was false", Trump sa...More..

Preliminary 5.7 natural disaster hits near Salt Lake City
by | Thursday, March 19, 2020

Preliminary 5.7 natural disaster hits near Salt Lake City

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake occurred at 07:09 am at a depth of 9.3 km. Many ran outside in panic amid the shaking that lasted as long as 15 seconds. The quake also shut down the light rai...More..

116 cases of coronavirus now in South Africa
by | Thursday, March 19, 2020

116 cases of coronavirus now in South Africa

This means citizens contracted the virus without travelling overseas. The South African government has introduced several measures to curtail the spread - including closing schools, stopping travelers from ...More..

New York City Mayor Considering ‘Shelter in Place’ Order Over Coronavirus Pandemic
by | Thursday, March 19, 2020

New York City Mayor Considering ‘Shelter in Place’ Order Over Coronavirus Pandemic

Mayor Bill de Blasio said he is considering a shelter in place order but New York City, but Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he is not in favor of such a quarantine at this time, and if it were to happen, it would ...More..

China to expel USA journalists as media freedom row grows
by | Thursday, March 19, 2020

China to expel USA journalists as media freedom row grows

China said it was responding to a U.S. move last month to tighten controls on Chinese state media organisations, classifying them as foreign missions . In its announcement Wednesday, China said five US outl...More..

Ontario's first coronavirus death reported in Muskoka region
by | Thursday, March 19, 2020

Ontario's first coronavirus death reported in Muskoka region

Essential services will remain available, with public transit, grocery stores, public services and office spaces still open or available. Ontario's tally of cases was 214 as of Wednesday night, including five...More..

Coronavirus: UK government: Schools to close for most pupils
by | Thursday, March 19, 2020

Coronavirus: UK government: Schools to close for most pupils

Mr Williamson said the Government is "expecting" early years providers, sixth forms and further education colleges to do the same. "This will be for all children - except to those of key workers and where chi...More..

Election 2020: President Donald Trump clinches Republican Party nomination
by | Thursday, March 19, 2020

Election 2020: President Donald Trump clinches Republican Party nomination

After Tuesday's wins, Trump racked up 1,276 delegates, a majority of the 2,472 total delegates up for grabs and enough to claim the nomination, AP reported. "Nobody motivates our base more than President Trump,...More..

Largest quake since 1992 hits Utah, shuts down airport
by | Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Largest quake since 1992 hits Utah, shuts down airport

He added that experts warn people not to go outside during an quake until it's safe. "The FAA's Salt Lake Air Route Traffic Control Center is handling all air traffic in the area", the FAA told Fox News. Wrig...More..

Schools to close indefinitely from Friday
by | Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Schools to close indefinitely from Friday

Williamson added: "This is a testing time for the whole nation, but by asking schools to look after the children of key workers [such as NHS staff and delivery drivers] and the most vulnerable, we will directly...More..

Prime Minister Announces Ban On Indoor Gatherings Of 100 People Or More
by | Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Prime Minister Announces Ban On Indoor Gatherings Of 100 People Or More

In a press conference from Canberra, the Prime Minister also reduced the number of people permitted at non-essential gatherings from 500 to 100, although schools, workplaces and public transport are still consi...More..

Chicago woman dies from COVID-19; confirmed cases rise to 160
by | Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Chicago woman dies from COVID-19; confirmed cases rise to 160

Patrick's Day, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said at a press conference Sunday. "It is our goal for everyone to get through this". Worldwide, more than 7,300 people have died. In Missouri, decisions regarding th...More..

Joe Biden Takes Arizona, Completing His St. Patrick's Day Sweep
by | Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Joe Biden Takes Arizona, Completing His St. Patrick's Day Sweep

Despite Biden's dominant lead in the primary, which began with his victory in SC last month followed by a series of wins across the country, Sanders's supporters have remained skeptical of the former vice pres...More..

Japanese man sentenced to death for care home murders
by | Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Japanese man sentenced to death for care home murders

Furthermore, Uematsu's own statements over the course of his trial did little to help him, as he repeatedly claimed that he had no regrets about his actions and said that those who are unable to verbally commun...More..

The Museum Of The Bible's Dead Sea Scrolls Are All Forgeries
by | Wednesday, March 18, 2020

The Museum Of The Bible's Dead Sea Scrolls Are All Forgeries

In 2018, German scholars tested the five fragments of the Bible museum and declared that they "have characteristics incompatible with ancient origin". National Geographic explained the collagen in the parchmen...More..

Singapore says prepared for Malaysia food supplies disruption
by | Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Singapore says prepared for Malaysia food supplies disruption

Mr Seah added that in the case of Singapore , "the government will rely on fiscal measures a lot more than on monetary policy". Noting that US companies in Singapore depend on the continued flow of people ...More..

Vatican to hold Easter celebrations without congregation due to coronavirus
by | Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Vatican to hold Easter celebrations without congregation due to coronavirus

The country where the virus was first detected in December had always been the epicenter of the COVID-19 illness, but a shutdown of public gatherings and a quarantine of the hardest-hit central region has stead...More..

News Australians face months of virus measures
by | Wednesday, March 18, 2020

News Australians face months of virus measures

Under the new national plan, DFAT travel advice for Australians has been upgraded to level four for the entire world. South Australian police will conduct random audits of all worldwide travellers who enter...More..

Indonesia minister tests positive for COVID-19 as cases jump
by | Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Indonesia minister tests positive for COVID-19 as cases jump

President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) said today that Indonesia had no plans as yet to introduce lockdown measures in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. Municipalities including Jakarta have been closing schools a...More..

Online classes continue through UT's spring semester
by | Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Online classes continue through UT's spring semester

This also means that commencement exercises and class reunions have been canceled . "I am keenly aware of the anxiety, uncertainty, and concern that so many of us are experiencing during this global public he...More..

China slams Trump for controversial coronavirus tweet
by | Wednesday, March 18, 2020

China slams Trump for controversial coronavirus tweet

Authorities tightened restrictions in the city even further on February 11, confining people to their homes as health workers faced a daily deluge of well over 1,000 cases - a move officials say was critical in...More..

Spain's King Felipe Turns Down Father's Inheritance Amid Financial Scandal
by | Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Spain's King Felipe Turns Down Father's Inheritance Amid Financial Scandal

The 52-year-old royal is also stripping his father, 82, of his annual stipend. The report said that the Spanish monarch "decided to abandon the legacy of Juan Carlos , ... After he stepped down as king in Ju...More..

10 new positive Coronavirus cases in Northern Ireland
by | Wednesday, March 18, 2020

10 new positive Coronavirus cases in Northern Ireland

It is estimated up to 140,000 people who work in restaurants, pubs and childcare have been laid off work because of measures taken to tackle Covid-19. On how long this crisis will continue, he said "the truth i...More..

Coronavirus: Deaths in Italy up to 2503 - English
by | Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Coronavirus: Deaths in Italy up to 2503 - English

Angelo Borrelli, Head of the Italian Civil Protection, said that accurate data still needed to corroborate the initial results but commented that there was room for "cautious optimism". The report added that mo...More..

Biden, Trump score landslide wins in Manatee County
by | Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Biden, Trump score landslide wins in Manatee County

Arizona and IL voters are closely divided between the two candidates on the issue. Biden's victory was another blow to Bernie Sanders , whose early strength has evaporated as African Americans and working-cl...More..

Two coronavirus cases found at World Health Organization headquarters
by | Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Two coronavirus cases found at World Health Organization headquarters

Meanwhile, while cases in China have been slowing down, cases are erratically increasing across countries such as Italy, Iran, South Korea, France, Germany, UK, U.S. These sorts of measures aren't enough, tho...More..

Memorial for Christchurch mosque shootings called off over Covid-19 fears
by | Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Memorial for Christchurch mosque shootings called off over Covid-19 fears

Muslim women who wear headscarves were targeted "because they think we're vulnerable and can't fight back", she said . He said the shootings had provoked an outpouring of love and compassion. On Friday she att...More..

Kiwis travelling overseas urged to return home
by | Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Kiwis travelling overseas urged to return home

Australia has become the latest country to tell its nationals traveling overseas to come home while they still can. The measures are another escalation of the response by the government, which has announced a...More..

European Union Proposes Ban on Non-Essential Travel to Europe
by | Wednesday, March 18, 2020

European Union Proposes Ban on Non-Essential Travel to Europe

Von der Leyen and the president of the European Council already informed the leaders of the G7 - the seven most advanced economies of the world - about the plans on restricting non-essential travel in a videoco...More..

Death in Ontario linked to COVID-19
by | Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Death in Ontario linked to COVID-19

On Tuesday morning, Premier Doug Ford declared a state of emergency for Ontario amid the COVID-19 pandemic. "We're facing an unprecedented time in our history", Ford said. SMDHU Medical Officer of Health ...More..

Brother of Ariana Grande's Manchester Arena Bomber Guilty of 22 Murders
by | Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Brother of Ariana Grande's Manchester Arena Bomber Guilty of 22 Murders

Hashem Abedi has been convicted of the murder of 22 people who were blown up by his suicide bomber brother, Salman, at the Manchester Arena in May 2017. Both brothers then flew to Libya, with only Salman ret...More..

China restricts American reporters after US curbs its media
by | Tuesday, March 17, 2020

China restricts American reporters after US curbs its media

First, in response to the USA designation of five Chinese media agencies as " foreign missions ", China demands, in the spirit of reciprocity, that the China-based branches of Voice of America , the New York ...More..

France Imposes 15-Day Lockdown Over Coronavirus, Macron Announces
by | Tuesday, March 17, 2020

France Imposes 15-Day Lockdown Over Coronavirus, Macron Announces

The sources said police and the army will be mobilised to enforce the rules and a curfew will be imposed from 6pm. Mr Macron demanded all French companies made it possible for employees to work from home fr...More..

Alberta Court of Queen's Bench adjourns all but most urgent matters
by | Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Alberta Court of Queen's Bench adjourns all but most urgent matters

Deakin, a regional director for the Criminal Lawyers' Association, said non-jury trials and preliminary proceedings for people who are in custody will proceed in both the OCJ and SCJ. Urgent public health and s...More..