Imported infections top new local cases in China for 4th day

Today, China reported 21 new cases, 20 of them imported. The total number of infected worldwide has surpassed 169,000 in 148 different countries and territories, with over 6,500 deaths caused by the virus. The first batch of medics left Hubei on We... More..

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Uber Eats waives delivery fees for independent restaurants during COVID-19 pandemic
by | Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Uber Eats waives delivery fees for independent restaurants during COVID-19 pandemic

Restaurants in NYC can still deliver food. The company announced several changes to its policies that are meant to help restaurants and customers continue to do business while still practicing social distanc...More..

Floridians choose between Biden, Sanders amid outbreak fears
by | Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Floridians choose between Biden, Sanders amid outbreak fears

But she said no problems were reported. A county judge blocked his first effort to postpone the vote, but the state health director ordered the polls shut as a health emergency to curb the spread of the novel c...More..

Number of novel coronavirus cases in USA exceeds 1,450
by | Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Number of novel coronavirus cases in USA exceeds 1,450

The CDC said that novel coronavirus cases were confirmed in 46 states and in the federal district of Columbia. The FDA has also given NY state the ability to approve labs there for coronavirus testing wit...More..

Trump Issues 15-Day Plan to Halt US Spread of Coronavirus
by | Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Trump Issues 15-Day Plan to Halt US Spread of Coronavirus

As part of the new guidelines - which the government is asking Americans abide by for the next 15 days - the Trump administration is asking people not to gather in groups larger than 10 people. "I think what we...More..

India reports third death from Maharashtra as cases rise to 125
by | Tuesday, March 17, 2020

India reports third death from Maharashtra as cases rise to 125

Despite government advisory against it, people continued to flock in usual numbers to beaches, parks, restaurants and bars with not a single care in the world. More and more people are self-disciplining themsel...More..

Despite COVID-19, you can still safely donate blood
by | Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Despite COVID-19, you can still safely donate blood

While the organization said their current inventory of blood is "strong", that can quickly change. Canadian Blood Services operates a national blood inventory where products are regularly shifted around the...More..

Supreme Court Postpones Arguments Because of Coronavirus Outbreak
by | Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Supreme Court Postpones Arguments Because of Coronavirus Outbreak

Six justices are 65 or older. The court's two oldest members are Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who marked her 87th birthday on Sunday, and Justice Stephen G. Its chamber holds about 500 people, well above what t...More..

'Shelter in Place' Orders Go In Effect at Midnight
by | Tuesday, March 17, 2020

'Shelter in Place' Orders Go In Effect at Midnight

Santa Clara County Health Officer Sara Cody cited 273 cases across the jurisdictions as of 5 p.m. Sunday, and acknowledged Santa Clara County to be the epicenter of the outbreak within the Bay Area. San Fran...More..

COVID-19 in Calgary: City declares state of local emergency
by | Monday, March 16, 2020

COVID-19 in Calgary: City declares state of local emergency

In case your situation isn't quite as extreme but you're still having difficulty breathing or you're having a hard time managing chronic health conditions, then you need to call the Health Link line, that is, 8...More..

COVID-19: Edmonton International Airport to close to international flights
by | Monday, March 16, 2020

COVID-19: Edmonton International Airport to close to international flights

Canada's health officer noted that countries which have enacted travel bans haven't been able to contain the virus, but Tam noted that it was important for every country to "contain the outbreak within their o...More..

Idexx tested thousands of cats and dogs for coronavirus. None had it.
by | Monday, March 16, 2020

Idexx tested thousands of cats and dogs for coronavirus. None had it.

There is now only one case across the world where a dog has tested positive for COVID-19. As the positive result was described as a 'weak positive, ' it was not clear if the dog had actually been infected wit...More..

COVID-19: Coronavirus Vaccine Trial Starting Today
by | Monday, March 16, 2020

COVID-19: Coronavirus Vaccine Trial Starting Today

Each one will be given different doses of shots of the trial vaccine co-developed by NIH and Moderna Inc. A trial funded by the National Institute of Health to evaluate a vaccine meant to protect against cor...More..

UCSF Health Statement on Coronavirus Test Availability
by | Monday, March 16, 2020

UCSF Health Statement on Coronavirus Test Availability

The moves come as the US government has been sharply criticized for its slow response to the virus, particularly when it comes to testing. Though this has increased the number of tests available, demand still...More..

Europe is epicenter of coronavirus pandemic
by | Monday, March 16, 2020

Europe is epicenter of coronavirus pandemic

There are 4,231 cases of the virus whereas 120 people lost their lives. As of 13 March 2020, every country in Europe except Montenegro has reported at least one case of COVID-19, and 18 countries have reporte...More..

Germany says virus vaccine research not for sale
by | Monday, March 16, 2020

Germany says virus vaccine research not for sale

CureVac said in a statement Sunday that it "abstains from commenting on speculations and rejects allegations about offers for acquisition of the company or its technology". from obtaining exclusive rights. ...More..

Calif. governor calls for the closure of bars and wineries
by | Monday, March 16, 2020

Calif. governor calls for the closure of bars and wineries

In an afternoon briefing with journalists, he said that 335 cases of coronavirus had been confirmed in California and that six people had died. The governor ordered all bars, nightclubs and wineries acros...More..

by | Monday, March 16, 2020

Coronavirus: UK tells elderly to self-isolate for four months

The number of people to have tested positive for coronavirus stands at 1372, with a total of 40,279 people having been tested as of 9am on Sunday. "We also need to take steps to protect the vulnerable, and ...More..

by | Monday, March 16, 2020

Five new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Ottawa

In a statement from the Eastern Ontario Health Unit (EOHU) on Friday , March 13, Dr. Paul Roumeliotis, the EOHU's Chief Medical Officer of Health confirmed that no cases of COVID-19 have yet been detected in t...More..

NY Gov. Cuomo confirms first coronavirus-related death in state
by | Monday, March 16, 2020

NY Gov. Cuomo confirms first coronavirus-related death in state

Calls from city lawmakers, educators, and parents grew increasingly loud in recent days as large gatherings were banned in NY - with the exception of schools - and states began closing schools across the board,...More..

Newborn baby confirmed as youngest coronavirus patient in the UK
by | Sunday, March 15, 2020

Newborn baby confirmed as youngest coronavirus patient in the UK

It is reported that the baby was still being treated at the hospital. The publication notes that it isn't clear if the baby contracted coronavirus in the womb or during the birth. On Friday, the UK's chief ...More..

Latests official figures on positive tests
by | Sunday, March 15, 2020

Latests official figures on positive tests

The 10 patients were being cared for by nine NHS trusts in England including Buckinghamshire, Sandwell & West Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Leicester, Barts, North Middlesex and Chester. The government has yet to ...More..

by | Sunday, March 15, 2020

Europe declared "epicenter" as cases increase

Not only is quarantine not exclusively social distancing. " Europe has now become the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic, with more reported cases and deaths than the rest of the world combined, apart from C...More..

First coronavirus-related death in New Jersey announced by Gov. Murphy
by | Sunday, March 15, 2020

First coronavirus-related death in New Jersey announced by Gov. Murphy

Governor Phil Murphy and Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver announced the first New Jersey death in a case of COVID-19 today. On Tuesday, New Jersey officials announced three new presumptive positives for ...More..

Pence says European travel ban will extend to United Kingdom and Ireland
by | Sunday, March 15, 2020

Pence says European travel ban will extend to United Kingdom and Ireland

Details: The travel restrictions do not apply to cargo or economic shipping, officials with the coronavirus task force said. "These restrictions bar travel for certain foreign nationals who have been prese...More..

NY State Assembly members diagnosed with COVID-19
by | Sunday, March 15, 2020

NY State Assembly members diagnosed with COVID-19

New York's announcement came a day after Kansas announced its first coronavirus-related death in the state on Thursday. Cuomo also confirmed 100 additional cases of novel coronavirus, bringing the statewide ...More..

'Social distancing' ramps up as COVID-19 spreads and economic toll mounts
by | Sunday, March 15, 2020

'Social distancing' ramps up as COVID-19 spreads and economic toll mounts

In addition to continuing to review virtual care capacity, including further expanding Telehealth and encouraging virtual care uptake, the Command Table has initiated early planning for the implementation of ...More..

British Columbia focuses on long-term care homes in COVID-19 fight
by | Sunday, March 15, 2020

British Columbia focuses on long-term care homes in COVID-19 fight

Canada on Monday reported its first death from the new coronavirus as the number of people in the nation who have contracted the disease rose to above 70, officials said. The health care workers are a man ...More..

Doctor says Trump tests negative for coronavirus
by | Sunday, March 15, 2020

Doctor says Trump tests negative for coronavirus

The president, according to two people close to the White House , has been reluctant to take the test for fear it would project weakness or worry. "This evening I received confirmation that the test is negat...More..

Coronavirus quarantine announced for Australia, with all arrivals required to self-isolate
by | Sunday, March 15, 2020

Coronavirus quarantine announced for Australia, with all arrivals required to self-isolate

Acting on advice from Chief Medical Officer Brendan Murphy at the Council of Australian Government meeting on Friday, Morrison also advised that all mass gatherings of 500 people or more should be cancelled t...More..

Peak School announces closure, remote learning beginning Monday
by | Sunday, March 15, 2020

Peak School announces closure, remote learning beginning Monday

Gov. Charlie Baker said Thursday that districts would be getting more guidance from the state Friday . Those plans include paper packets and e-learning, should the closure extend past March 30. As a nonpro...More..

Public schools to stay closed for limited-time after March Break
by | Sunday, March 15, 2020

Public schools to stay closed for limited-time after March Break

A group of scientists from the Toronto-area say they've isolated the COVID-19 virus, which means they'll be able to better research and fight the illness. Sophie Gregoire, wife of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau,...More..

Canadian Researchers Isolate Cause Of COVID-19
by | Sunday, March 15, 2020

Canadian Researchers Isolate Cause Of COVID-19

Canadian research team has isolated coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) which is responsible for the spread of COVID-19. Medicago , a biopharmaceutical company headquarter in Quebec City that uses plant-based techn...More..

by | Sunday, March 15, 2020

GOP chairman blocks quick passage of paid sick leave bill

Health-care workers and opposition parties are calling on the Ontario government to enact emergency legislation that would waive the need for doctors' notes and reinstate paid sick days amid the COVID-19 pa...More..

WA coronavirus survivor shares her story, advises others not to panic
by | Sunday, March 15, 2020

WA coronavirus survivor shares her story, advises others not to panic

Sign-up now and enjoy one (1) week free access! After the party, she got a fever and it spiked to 103 degrees. This week, United States health authorities citing Chinese data said 80 percent of cases have bee...More..