SCHOOLS TO CLOSE: Daniel Andrews shuts down Victoria

It's understood newsagents will also remain open. " This is not something that we do lightly, but it's clear that if we don't take this step, more Victorians will contract coronavirus, our hospitals will be overwhelmed and more Victorians will die ... More..

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by | Sunday, March 22, 2020

Italy Sees Biggest Day-to-Day Rise in Coronavirus Deaths

Rome: Italy reported 6,557 new cases of coronavirus on Saturday, raising the total to 53,578 since the pandemic first broke out in its north on February 21, according to the latest data provided by the Civil...More..

Rand Paul becomes first senator to contract coronavirus, is in quarantine
by | Sunday, March 22, 2020

Rand Paul becomes first senator to contract coronavirus, is in quarantine

Paul's office added that the Kentucky senator was unaware of being in direct contact with anyone diagnosed with COVID-19. The senator was on Capitol Hill on Wednesday afternoon, which was the last time the Se...More..

COVID-19: Jack Ma, Asia's richest man, to help Asia
by | Sunday, March 22, 2020

COVID-19: Jack Ma, Asia's richest man, to help Asia

Remaining shipments of medical supplies are expected to reach Addis Ababa and be distributed to more African nations over the next few weeks. Earlier, jack Ma's philanthropic groups linked to the Alibaba Grou...More..

Coronavirus: Police take action on Bondi Beach crowds
by | Sunday, March 22, 2020

Coronavirus: Police take action on Bondi Beach crowds

The distancing isn't created to necessarily stop people getting sick altogether - it's to attempt to prevent a situation where illnesses are spiking at the same time, overloading the hospital system. NSW Health...More..

FDA issues emergency approval for faster, on-site coronavirus tests
by | Sunday, March 22, 2020

FDA issues emergency approval for faster, on-site coronavirus tests

The test leverages the design principles of our current Xpert® Xpress Flu/RSV cartridge technology, in which multiple regions of the viral genome are targeted. "With the development of point of care diagnosti...More..

Stopping the Spread of COVID-19
by | Sunday, March 22, 2020

Stopping the Spread of COVID-19

The common surfaces people touch include light switches, doorknobs, tables, sinks, elevator buttons, and their cellphones. Still, health care settings are also vulnerable to the introduction and spread of SARS-...More..

by | Sunday, March 22, 2020

World Health Organization study reveals: Coronavirus could be airborne

China as a whole is now reporting only a handful of new infections each day - all of them apparently from overseas visitors - as the crisis has shifted from Asia to Europe , which has now reported more death...More..

Australia hunts 2700 cruise passengers over virus fears
by | Sunday, March 22, 2020

Australia hunts 2700 cruise passengers over virus fears

NSW Health on Sunday confirmed 97 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the state's tally to 533. It was supposed to arrive in Tauranga on Monday morning but was re-directed to Australia , bypassing its visits to Tau...More..

State of Emergency in Spain extended for another 15 days
by | Sunday, March 22, 2020

State of Emergency in Spain extended for another 15 days

Spain's death toll has also increased to more than 1,300, while in Iran, the number of deaths hit another grim milestone of 1,500 as the country marks the beginning of the Persian New Year. Spain's Prime Minis...More..

3 new COVID-19 cases in Ottawa, 2 contracted through 'close-contact'
by | Sunday, March 22, 2020

3 new COVID-19 cases in Ottawa, 2 contracted through 'close-contact'

In a teleconference press briefing Thursday, Etches said it's possible that there are hundreds and even thousands of untested cases of the virus in the nation's capital due to community contact, and urged resid...More..

N. Korea fires 2 short-range ballistic missiles toward East Sea
by | Sunday, March 22, 2020

N. Korea fires 2 short-range ballistic missiles toward East Sea

Kim Yo-jong, the younger sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, seems to have risen above her afforded leadership title as deputy chief of Pyongyang's propaganda affairs to Kim Jong-un's personal messenger,...More..

COVID-19: Australia announces additional $38 billion economic stimulus package
by | Sunday, March 22, 2020

COVID-19: Australia announces additional $38 billion economic stimulus package

Mr. Morrison said that the government would help underwrite loans to small and medium-sized businesses and boost unemployment benefits as companies are forced to lay off staff. "I am deeply regretful that those...More..

Pence says he and his wife will be tested for coronavirus
by | Sunday, March 22, 2020

Pence says he and his wife will be tested for coronavirus

The staffer's name and exact position was not released, but Pence's press secretary, Katie Miller , said, "Neither President Trump nor Vice President Pence had close contact with the individual". The White H...More..

5.3 earthquake damages buildings in Croatia
by | Sunday, March 22, 2020

5.3 earthquake damages buildings in Croatia

On its website, Croatia's Interior Ministry urged people who left their buildings to maintain a distance from each other, to prevent the further spread of Covid-19. The cathedral was severely damaged in 1880 ...More..

Coronavirus killing more than one person every hour in NY
by | Sunday, March 22, 2020

Coronavirus killing more than one person every hour in NY

The move effectively seals off America's largest cities - New York, Los Angeles and Chicago - with the states of New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and Nevada following suit. There is a 15 per cent rate of h...More..

Iran president expects coronavirus restrictions to ease within three weeks
by | Sunday, March 22, 2020

Iran president expects coronavirus restrictions to ease within three weeks

In the conversation, Josep Borrell expressed solidarity with Iran, denounced the US' unilateral sanctions against the health and life of Iranian people, and called for consultation and cooperation among the ...More..

Federal government working with commercial airlines to bring Canadians home
by | Sunday, March 22, 2020

Federal government working with commercial airlines to bring Canadians home

Ottawa has been working in close collaboration with provinces and territories, who deliver health care, to determine where gaps exist in the system and to try to fill them before they become a significant probl...More..

China Exonerates Dr. Li Wenliang Reprimanded For Warning About Coronavirus Outbreak
by | Sunday, March 22, 2020

China Exonerates Dr. Li Wenliang Reprimanded For Warning About Coronavirus Outbreak

After seeing hundreds of brand-new instances daily at the height of the city's outbreak a month earlier, Wuhan on Friday had its 2nd successive day without any brand-new validated or believed instances. The eve...More..

Gavin Newsom Allows Voting by Mail to Protect Californians from Coronavirus
by | Sunday, March 22, 2020

Gavin Newsom Allows Voting by Mail to Protect Californians from Coronavirus

The order of the county was announced after a second person died for coronavirus in the county Thursday, and an additional 40 cases were reported in the county, bringing the total to 230 patients. Unemploymen...More..

Coronavirus+ Travelled In Trains, Postpone Journeys, Says Railways
by | Sunday, March 22, 2020

Coronavirus+ Travelled In Trains, Postpone Journeys, Says Railways

They had arrived in India from Dubai last week. "Such cases are being found on Railways". The East Central Railway has requested all possible help from the Bihar government for making special arrangements t...More..

Indian men hanged for 2012 Delhi bus rape and murder
by | Sunday, March 22, 2020

Indian men hanged for 2012 Delhi bus rape and murder

The 23-year-old physiotherapy student was dubbed Nirbhaya - the fearless one - by the press as she could not be named under Indian law. Called the "most brutal, barbaric and diabolical" crime by the Supreme ...More..

BC orders all salons and spas closed to prevent coronavirus spread
by | Sunday, March 22, 2020

BC orders all salons and spas closed to prevent coronavirus spread

According to the data, 55 per cent of all cases are female, which Henry said is also attributable to the number of health-care workers who have contracted COVID-19. As part of our COVID-19 response strategy, ou...More..

by | Sunday, March 22, 2020

Mild temperatures this weekend

Most of our Friday was spent on the warmer side of this front with temperatures well into the mid to upper 60s. High temperatures will top out in the lower to mid 80s once again. We are waking up to some mu...More..

Italy reports grim figure of nearly 800 coronavirus deaths in one day
by | Saturday, March 21, 2020

Italy reports grim figure of nearly 800 coronavirus deaths in one day

The total number of deaths in Italy reached 4,032. The new strain of coronavirus has killed more than 3,400 in Italy - more than the 3,100 deaths in China where the virus originated. Italy's figures are bei...More..

Coronavirus: Spain to boost testing as deaths surpass 1300
by | Saturday, March 21, 2020

Coronavirus: Spain to boost testing as deaths surpass 1300

The number of people around the world who have recovered from the virus now stands at 93,576. Madrid remains the worst-hit area, accounting for 7,165 cases, or 36 per cent of the total infections in Spain, ...More..

Three new confirmed COVID-19 cases in Ottawa, two from close contact
by | Saturday, March 21, 2020

Three new confirmed COVID-19 cases in Ottawa, two from close contact

According to a statement released by Halton Region Public Health, he was being treated at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital and Milton District Hospital. Meanwhile, provincial police say that businesses co...More..

Staff Of United States Vice President, Pence, Tests Positive For Coronavirus
by | Saturday, March 21, 2020

Staff Of United States Vice President, Pence, Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Pence are both to be tested for Covid-19, after a member of the Vice President's staff tested positive for it . He has appeared at Trump's side daily at the White House press conferences to announce develo...More..

Italy to use army to enforce coronavirus lockdown in worst-hit region
by | Saturday, March 21, 2020

Italy to use army to enforce coronavirus lockdown in worst-hit region

This despite the fact that Italy has 41,035 confirmed cases - just over half as many as China. According to unofficial figures, more than 600 people infected with the virus have died in the region of Lombardy...More..

Cure hope as combination of drugs aids fast coronavirus recovery
by | Saturday, March 21, 2020

Cure hope as combination of drugs aids fast coronavirus recovery

The reports warned the need for swift measures by the USA government to contain it, but Trump continued publicly and privately to play down the threat the virus posed to Americans, the Post said. "No I don't ...More..

Canada to return irregular migrants crossing border to United States
by | Saturday, March 21, 2020

Canada to return irregular migrants crossing border to United States

Magna International, a major Canadian automaker and contract manufacturer with operations around the world, has promised to help with the potential production of ventilators, Ontario premier Doug Ford said. It ...More..

COVID-19 cases climb to 147 in Russia
by | Saturday, March 21, 2020

COVID-19 cases climb to 147 in Russia

The 79-year-old elderly woman with coronavirus and other underlying health issues reportedly died on March 18. The message from the authorities is clear: "There is no reason to panic". "I am not afraid of t...More..

NKorea’s Kim calls for better health care in hospital speech
by | Saturday, March 21, 2020

NKorea’s Kim calls for better health care in hospital speech

The North Korean man was not identified but said to be an official from the government that came back from China. In Britain, 104 people have died after testing positive for coronavirus and tens of thousand...More..

Mexico border is closed to non-essential travel as coronavirus outbreak continues
by | Saturday, March 21, 2020

Mexico border is closed to non-essential travel as coronavirus outbreak continues

USA and Mexican officials say that the two countries are working on an agreement to halt non-essential travel across their shared border while keeping vital trade links open, as part of an effort to contain the...More..

Sen. Kelly Loeffler Denies Reports of Insider Trading
by | Saturday, March 21, 2020

Sen. Kelly Loeffler Denies Reports of Insider Trading

In an interview Friday with Fox News' Ed Henry, Loeffler called accusations that she engaged in insider trading "absolutely false". "If there was any insider information given out, I didn't hear it", Kenn...More..