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Coronavirus Pandemic | Live Updates on Covid-19 - Part 2

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Coronavirus Pandemic | Live Updates on Covid-19 – Part 2

Map of World Highlighting Countries Affected by Coronavirus Outbreak as per April 04, 2020
Map of the world depicting countries affected by the Coronavirus Outbreak as per Apr 04, 2020

Stay with MapsofWorld for the latest updates on Coronavirus Outbreak / COVID-19

Latest Figure Of Death Toll As On April 4, 2020 – 58,901

~ Global Cases As On April 4, 2020 – 1,099,389

~ Total Cases Of Recovery As On April 4, 2020 – 226,603

 Day-wise map comparison of how the Coronavirus Outbreak is Spreading – click here

UK’s lockdown will remain in place for weeks

April 4, 2020

The UK’s social distancing rules will remain in force for several more weeks, despite signs the coronavirus outbreak is slowing, one of the country’s leading epidemiologists has said.

Professor Neil Ferguson, one of the experts who has been advising the government on its response, told the BBC there’s been an 85% drop in the typical number of people movements outside homes since the rules were put in place.

Germany’s death toll jumps by 141 to 1,158

April 4, 2020

Germany’s coronavirus death toll has risen to 1,158, according to the country’s disease and control agency, the Robert Koch Institute. The death toll increased by 141 deaths in 24 hours.

Thailand sees decline in coronavirus cases

April 4, 2020

Thailand has 1,978 cases and 19 deaths, according to the latest figures from Johns Hopkins University.

“I leave it up to the governors,” Trump said at Friday’s coronavirus task force briefing.

1,000 cases in 48 hours – this is coronavirus in Los Angeles

April 4, 2020

Los Angeles County has recorded 1,000 coronavirus cases in just 48 hours, the mayor said on Friday.

“To put that in perspective, it took us 23 days to get to the first thousand cases and we’ve done that in just the last two [days],” Mayor Eric Garcetti said at a news conference. “So even as we slow the rate of growth, the cases are still growing, and will continue to be hundreds and hundreds, possibly in the coming days, more than 1,000 a day.”

Hawaii activates the National Guard for coronavirus response

April 4, 2020

Hawaii has activated four units of the National Guard to assist with the state’s coronavirus response, Gov. David Ige said on Friday.

“Effective immediately, there will be more than 250 men and women on state active duty,” Ige said at a news conference.

China reports 19 new cases, all but one imported from overseas

April 4, 2020

China confirmed 19 new coronavirus cases on Friday — of which all but one were imported from overseas, according to the country’s National Health Commission (NHC). There were also 64 new asymptomatic cases reported, which are counted separately. There are 1,030 such asymptomatic cases under medical observation. The NHC also reported four new deaths. (Source: CNN)

Pink reveals recovery from coronavirus

April 4, 2020

State Budget Director Robert F. Mujica says New York state facing up to $15 billion revenue shortfall

April 4, 2020

New York is facing a revenue shortfall of $10-15 billion, State Budget Director Robert F. Mujica, Jr. said on Friday.

“(Revenue from the federal government) didn’t materialize so in the absence of that we have to recognize that we could lose between $10 and $15 billion,” Mujica said. “What we’ll do is throughout the year we are going to look at revenues, look at the spending forecasts, and reduce our spending to reflect what we think the revenues are going to look like.” The state’s economy is essentially on pause, meaning future forecasts will depend on whether the federal government can provide the state with additional revenue, he added.

US Attorney General expands early release for vulnerable prison inmates

April 4, 2020

US Attorney General William Barr has directed prison officials to maximize early release programs for a wide swath of vulnerable inmates, as coronavirus clusters grow at several federal facilities.

“We are experiencing significant levels of infection at several of our facilities,” Barr wrote in a memo on Friday. “We have to move with dispatch in using home confinement, where appropriate, to move vulnerable inmates out of these institutions.”

Prince Charles opens massive hospital, calling it “shining light”

April 3, 2020

London’s ExCel conference center has been turned into a massive healthcare facility by Prince Charles in Covid-19 consideration.

49 new cases has been reported in Singapore

April 3, 2020

Amongst which only 8 of them had a travel history to Europe, North America and few from other parts of Asia.

New York’s governor compares Coronavirus with slow-moving hurricane

April 3, 2020

Andrew Cuomo also said that the city has about six days at “the current burn rate of ventilators.

Japan extends its travel ban in now over 70 countries

April 3, 2020

In the past 14 days, Japan has banned travelers from over 70 countries including US, UK and China.

The fortress town of Zahara de la Sierra cut itself from the world amidst Coronavirus

April 3, 2020

On March 14, Zahara cuts off from the world as the Coronavirus spread its tentacles across Spain.

Germany may not have enough ICU beds

April 3, 2020

The country’s disease control agency warned on Friday that Germany may not have enough hospital beds and ventilators to fight Covid-19.

North Korea says it is “impossible” to have any Covid-19 cases

April 3, 2020

Gen. Robert Abrams, Commander of US Forces Korea (USFK) said that it is impossible that North Korea has any positive cases of Coronavirus.

Doctors in India are subjected to violence as they’re treating Covid-19 suspects

April 3, 2020

Recently, a mob in an Indian state of Madhya Pradesh pelted stones to a frontline doctor as he was treating patients.

Chinese Americans are advocating wearing face masks

April 3, 2020

Like many American across the nation are using ripped bedsheets to make masks. People have made over 1,300 masks within a week.

UK health minister said recovered patients should keep social-distancing

April 3, 2020

Matt Hancock, UK’s health minister advised people those who have recovered should maintain strict social-distancing measures. Hancock and Prime Minister Boris Johnson  both have tested Covid-19 positive.

First death reported in Libya of Coronavirus

April 3, 2020

In a statement of Libya’s National Center for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed first death related to Covid-19. The patient was a 85 year old woman.

Number of fatalities surpassed 6,000 in the United States

April 3, Johns Hopkins University reported 245,559 cases of Coronavirus in the US and nearly 6,057 deaths related to coronavirus.

Australian health officials warns the Covid-19 cases to rise “five to 10 times higher

April 3, 2020

Australia reported 248 new patients on Friday, bringing the country’s total number to 5,224. And so far 23 fatalities.

8% of staff of UK’s National Health Service (NHS) are off sick

April 3, 2020

The British government is under pressure to provide more frontline medical workers as the country fighting novel Coronavirus.

US asks medicare centers to use same staff for same patients

April 3, 2020

The purpose of this guidance is to decrease the number of different staff interacting with patients and residents.

New guidance has been issued in the US to reduce spread of Covid-19

April 3, 2020

In consultation with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued new guidance to reduce the spread of Coronavirus.

China’s epidemic gone global in just one month

April 3, 2020

As per Johns Hopkins University, there were 92,000 cases of Covid-19 worldwide in just one month. Of those, just over 80,000 were in mainland China.

Tokyo’s governor advice people to stay at home to curb the spread of the virus

April 3, 2020

Tokyo’s Gov. Yuriko Koike asked residents to stay at home to refrain from going outdoors unless absolutely necessary, as Japan reported 235 new cases on Friday morning.

Prince Charles to open a new Covid-19 hospital via video link

April 3, 2020

As per a statement from Clarence House, Prince Charles is expected to open a new Covid-19 field hospital. The NHS Nightingale hospital will provide support for potentially several thousand patients with Coronavirus.

Bethany Slavic Missionary Church is the largest outbreak clusters in the US

April 3, 2020

Health officials confirmed 71 people infected with Covid-19 in California connected to a single church.

More than 1,000 people died from Covid-19 in China

April 3, 2020

As per reports released by Robert Koch Institute, Germany’s Covid-19 death toll has reached 1,017. Nearly 145 people lost their lives in past 24 hours.

18 months of prison awarded to a man in China for lying about travel history

April 3, 2020

A man named Guo, flew from Beijing to Milan on March 1 and returned to China on March 7 and lied to the authorities when asked.

Guo was confirmed to have Contracted Coronavirus.

Sony is all set to launch $100 million fund in consideration of Covid-19

April 3, 2020

The fund has been set up in order to support frontline medical workers and first responders in the fight against the outbreak.

Highest single day rise in Tokyo

April 3, 2020

Japan records 235 new cases of novel Coronavirus, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 3,329.

South Korea records 10,000 cases 

April 3, 2020

With this number, South Korea becomes second Asian country to have more than 10,000 infections, first being China.

US infectious disease expert said that it is time to put a nationwide order for stay-at-home

April 3, 2020

Dr Anthony Fauci told a leading news portal to put in place a nationwide order for citizens to stay at home unless absolutely necessary to go out.

The number of fatalities nears 14,000 in Italy

April 3, 2020

Italy has the most number of fatalities with 13,915 and Spain with 10,348 as per Johns Hopkins.

More than 1 million people are infected with Covid-19 globally

April 3, 2020

As per Johns Hopkins University, the total infected people stands at 1 million worldwide. The most affected counties are United States, Italy and Spain.

Scarves can be use to cover face says Trump

April 3, 2020

CDC counters, says while scarves can offer some protection but should be last resort if masks are not available.

Medical supplies will be seized from hoarders in the US

April 3, 2020

As per the US Health and Human Services Department said medical supplies will be seized from hoarders and will be given to health workers of New York.

Hong Kong based Cathay Pacific flew just 582 passengers

April 3, 2020

The airlines further reduced the capacity of passengers due to low demand caused by the pandemic.

As of late Thursday, more than 245,000 Covid-19 cases in the US

April 3, 2020

As per Johns Hopkins University’s tally, US stood at 245,000 in the US on Thursday night. There were 28,491 new cases and 846 deaths.

Nearly 10 US states shuts schools as a social distancing measure

April 3, 2020

Due to the Covid-19 outbreak and the emergency state of the country, states like Alabama, Arizona, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Vermont, Virginia closed their schools.

CDC may recommend wearing general mask in the US

April 3, 2020

US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said it would review its guidelines and may recommend general mask to go out in public for the citizens to fight against the pandemic.

People should cover their faces Mayor of Los Angeles

April 3, 2020

Eric Garcetti, the Mayor of Los Angeles advise people to cover their faces in public at all times. The Mayor given the statement after the much debate of when should one cover their faces.

India’s Prime Minister has Addressed the Nation through a Video Message 

April 3, 2020

On the 9th day of the lockdown, Indian Prime Minister applauded the citizens for abiding to the curfew.

He further asked people to switch off lights and stand on balconied holding candles to show solidarity with the follow citizens in this crucial time.

Another warning for residents to stay at home for Wuhan residents

April 3, 2020

Officials asked the residents of Wuhan, the ground zero of the pandemic should not step out until absolutely necessary. Wang Zhonglin, Wuhan’s Communist Party Chief said people should keep practicing epidemic prevention for life to get back to normal soon.

 

Healthy customers can now shop inside supermarket in UK

April 2, 2020

The UK’s largest supermarket confirmed that healthy customers can shop from the store as online orders force backlog.

Germany needs “billion of masks” in coming days

April 2, 2020

The Bavarian state premier Markus Soder said on Thursday that Germany will need “billions of masks” to fight its Covid-19 outbreak.

Total number of cases worldwide reaches 941,000 people

April 2, 2020

As per Johns Hopkins University, the total number of fatalities reached 47,000.

Face mask is now compulsory in Austria

April 2, 2020

Austrian chancellor Sebastian Kurz announced earlier this week that wearing a mask is now mandatory.

Positive Covid-19 cases in Austria pass 10,000

April 2, 2020

The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Austria has passed 10,000 as per country’s health ministry.

Nearly 4 million French workers are on partial unemployment 

April 2, 2020

There are now 4 million French employees on partial unemployment support and the number is still “strongly increasing”.

Benjamin Netanyahu to self-isolate himself

April 2, 2020

Israel’s Prime Minister will enter self-quarantine for seven days as per a statement from the Prime Minister’s office.

Number of fatalities pass 10,000 in Spain

April 2, 2020

The health ministry said it recorded 950 new deaths in the past 24 hours.

Ritsona refugee camp in Greece has places into two weeks of quarantine

April 2, 2020

The camp is presently home to more than 2,000 refugees. As per the ministry, 63 people in the camp have been tested.

Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta apologised for violence during lockdown

April 2, 2020

Police used batons and tear gas to disperse crowds in the city is Mombasa to enforce the curfew.

Hajj will be put on hold confirms Saudi Arabia

April 1, 2020

Muslims planning for Hajj will have to delay their plans due to Covid-19 says Saudi Minister of Hajj and Umrah Mohammad Saleh bin Taher.

IKEA to become new Coronavirus testing facility

April 1, 2020

IKEA also launched a new 26 million euros a few days back to be used across 30 countries in Covid-19 consideration.

5.8 million tests have been done in two weeks in France

April 1, 2020

French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner confirmed that fifteen days into confinement period, the French police have done 5.8 million

Spain records more than 100,000 positive cases 

April 1, 2020

Spain has confirmed 102,136 cases of the virus and the biggest daily rise in the fatalities as per the data released by health ministry on Wednesday.

Second wave of epidemic hit in Hong Kong

April 1, 2020

Hong Kong reported 714 confirmed cases as on Tuesday as per a government news release. A new wave of infections started in past two weeks from imported cases.

Hong Kong closes night clubs and parlours

April 1, 2020

As a measure to contain the virus, Hong Kong ordered closure of all beauty parlours, night clubs, karaoke rooms and mahjong centers.

France introducing voucher scheme for homeless

April 1, 2020

The French government will provide 15 million euros in vouchers for homeless people to help them survive during the Covid-19  outbreak.

Hyundai Motor Group provided two training institutes as treatment centers

April 1, 2020

Due to shortage of space, Hyundai Motor Group offered its institutes. Also, Samsung has also sent its manufacturing experts to mask-producing firms to increase output without adding new equipment.

Britain is planning to open 4,000 bed field hospital

April 1, 2020

As cases continues to rise, UK is building a hospital inside the ExCel Center convention hall in London’s East End.

China to include asymptomatic cases from Wednesday

April 1, 2020

The decision was taken amidst the growing public concern over asymptomatic cases, of which 1,367 were under medical observation.

80% of the US population is under lockdown

April 1, 2020

So far there are nearly 185,499 confirmed cases in the country and at least 3,834 people have died. As per US government, between 100,000 and 240,000 Americans could die in the coming weeks.

No jokes about Coronavirus on April Fool says German health ministry

April 1, 2020

In a tweet on Wednesday, the German government asked the public to refrain from Coronavirus jokes on April Fool’s Day.

Embassy reports, German tourists are stuck in New Zealand

April 1, 2020

As per German foreign ministry in Berlin, thousands of German tourists cannot fly home from New Zealand as the local government is refusing return flights of foreigners.

Star Wars actor Andrew Jack dies of Coronavirus

April 1, 2020

The 76 year old actor breathed his last on Tuesday after contracting Covid-19. He couldn’t see his wife in his final days as his wife was quarantined in Australia.

Airlines passengers around the world are due $35 billion in ticket refund

March 31, 2020

International Air Transport Association said airline passengers around the world are due $35 billion in ticket refunds this quarter. The head of the group said “are due an immense amount of money to refund”

Nuns self-quarantine in Italy to take care of elderly residents

March 31, 2020

One of the nuns confirmed that six Carmelite nuns self-isolate themselves inside a care home in the Italian town of Castel del Monte.

CAR has only three ventilators to deal with Covid-19

March 31, 2020

On Tuesday, the Norwegian Refugee Council said in a statement that The Central African Republic (CAR) has only three ventilators for a population of five million.

Due to spread of Covid-19, UK’s PM held a video conference meeting due to Coronavirus

March 31, 2020

Only the cabinet secretary and a small number of officials have attended the meeting chaired by Prime Minister.

South Korea to start online classes from April 9

March 31, 2020

The Ministry of Education announced about the online classes on Tuesday. As per the announcement, some grades will start on April 9 and some would start from April 16 or 20.

12 year old girl succumbed to death of Coronavirus in Belgium

March 31, 2020

Belgian government’s spokeswoman, Emmanuel Andre broke out the news without giving any personal details of the girl in order to respect the privacy of the family.

Iran reports 3,000 new cases of Covid-19 in one day

March 31, 2020

In past 24 hours, Iran recorded 3,111 new Covid-19 cases, bringing the total to 44,606 as confirmed by Health Ministry spokesman Kianush Jahanpoor.

Highest daily death count in US

March 31, 2020

At least, 575 Covid-19 cases were reported in the United States on Monday as per the reports.

US now has most confirmed cases globally

March 31, 2020

More than 3,000 people died in United States and 160,700 confirmed cases.

A sports complex in northern India turned into a “temporary jail”

March 31, 2020

The jail is located at the Sector 16 Cricket Stadium and the Manimajra sports complex in the city of Chandigarh.

German city of Jena making it mandatory to wear masks

March 31, 2020

Jena’s city hall said that it would be mandatory to wear mouth and nose protection in shops, on public transport and in public buildings there.

Taiwan wants to be included in WHO meetings

March 31, 2020

The spokeswoman for the island’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs Joanna Ou called on the World Health Organization to be included in the expert meetings.

One minute silence today for the victims of Covid-19

March 31, 2020

Italians will hold a minute silent to commemorate the victims of Coronavirus as per Italian mayors’ association.

Indonesia bans foreign visitors amidst Covid-19 pandemic

March 31, 2020

Foreign Affairs Minister Retno Marsudi said at a conference that all foreign nationals will be banned from entering Indonesia in order to curb any further spread of the virus.

Migrant workers sprayed with disinfectant in an Indian state

March 31, 2020

Migrant workers sprayed with disinfectant after returning home to Uttar Pradesh (UP) after a nationwide lockdown.

6 confirmed cases reported in Australia’s airport

March 31, 2020

Six baggage handlers at Adelaide Airport in South Australia have tested positive for the novel Coronavirus.

Coronavirus is affecting young people in large numbers in Australia and New Zealand

March 31, 2020

As per Australian government statistics, 21% of confirmed cases are aged 20 to 29 and in New Zealand 26% of confirmed cases are aged 20 to 29.

The total number of cases stands at 160,714 in United States

March 31, 2020

As per health tally reports, the US total number of cases stands at 160,714, including cases from a;; 50 states. However, there are no deaths reported in Hawaii and Wyoming.

President Trump says next 30 days to be crucial

March 31, 2020

President Donald Trump believes the next 30 days are important for flattening the curve to stop the outbreak of Coronavirus.

World Bank says Asia’s developing countries may face “global financial recession”

March 30, 2020

The World Bank warns the developed Asian country may face global financial recession. It also estimated that the pandemic’s economic effects could drive millions of people in the region into poverty.

British airport suspends flying for the time being

March 31, 2020

The airways gave an explanation is that flights are being suspended due to considerable restrictions and challenging market environment like other airlines.

Chinese disease control specialist arrives in Venezuela

March 31, 2020

A team of eight Chinese health specialist has arrived in Venezuela in order to help the country fight Covid-19.

Gin distilleries and breweries offer to make sanitizers in London

March 31, 2020

Due to increase demand for hygiene products, Gin distilleries and breweries are offering to make sanitizers in UK.

Field hospitals will be built in New York city’s Central Park

March 30, 2020

A 68 bed field hospital will be built in Central Park to accommodate additional Coronavirus patients, says Mayor Bill de Basio.

Fresh graduates from medical college are being fast-tracked to Coronavirus frontline

March 30, 2020

Due to the shortage of medical Italy is bringing just graduates in the frontline to fight against Coronavirus.

A hospital in Germany stopped admitting new patients 

March 30, 2020

As per the hospital spokesperson in the northern German city of Wolfsburg has stopped admitting any new patients since most of the staff members have tested positive for the Coronavirus.

More than 30 Los Angeles police and fire service employees are Covid-19 positive

March 30, 2020

All of the individuals are self-isolating at home ad recovering as per Los Angeles Emergency Management Department.

Israel’s Prime Minister to self-isolate

March 30, 2020

A statement came from Prime Minister’s office that Netanyahu and colleagues will enter self-quarantine as a precaution while an epidemiological investigation was carried out into any possible exposure to the virus.

Numbers show slight decrease in number of Covid-19 cases 

March 30, 2020

A data released by the Spanish Health Ministry shows a smaller increase in daily fatalities than previously seen in the past two days.

First Covid-19 test results due at end of the week 

March 30, 2020

The French Minister of Research Frederique Vidal said on Monday that the first test results for various Covid-19 treatments.

The worldwide number of infections stands at 723,000

March 30, 2020

The novel Coronavirus has infected more than 723,000 people worldwide and killed over 34,000 as per Johns Hopkins University.

Essential shops will open for only 12 hours in Malaysia

March 30, 2020

Minister of Defence Ismail Sabri said the groceries and other essential services starting from Monday.

21 day lockdown starts at Zimbabwe

March 30, 2020

A three week lockdown started in Zimbabwe starting from Monday.

US extends social distancing to April 30

March 30, 2020
As infection rises in the country, Americans will be encouraged to stay inside of the house for a little longer; until April 30.

A positive Covid-19 in Chile’s prison

March 30, 2020
Chile reports a first prisoner to be tested positive with the infection. The authorities confirmed that the inmate had been in isolation after showing symptoms.

A man jailed in Hong Kong for three months for trying to evade quarantine rules

March 30, 2020
Three months of sentence has been awarded to a 31 year old man in Hong Kong for falsifying his name and home address to evade Hong Kong’s mandatory home self-isolation measures.

British researchers redesigned breathing machine to help Covid-19 patients

March 30, 2020

Two cities in US are spared from Coronavirus deaths

March 30, 2020
Two cities in United States; Wyoming and Hawaii are the state with zero fatalities. There are 2,425 confirmed deaths from Coronavirus in the US.

A positive Covid-19 in Chile’s prison

March 30, 2020

Chile reports a first prisoner to be tested positive with the infection. The authorities confirmed that the inmate had been in isolation after showing symptoms.

A man jailed in Hong Kong for three months for trying to evade quarantine rules

March 30, 2020

Three months of sentence has been awarded to a 31 year old man in Hong Kong for falsifying his name and home address to evade Hong Kong’s mandatory home self-isolation measures.

British researchers redesigned breathing machine to help Covid-19 patients

March 30, 2020

Researchers from UK redesigned a breathing aid which will be used to treat patients with sleep apnea. As per University College London, the design process took less than two weeks and has been approved by the UK’s National Health Service (NHS).

Two cities in US are spared from Coronavirus deaths

March 30, 2020

Two cities in United States; Wyoming and Hawaii are the state with zero fatalities. There are 2,425 confirmed deaths from Coronavirus in the US.

More than 100,000 people could die of Covid-19 in US

March 30, 2020

Dr. Anthony Fauci, a leading member of the US Coronavirus taskforce says that Coronavirus could infect more than a million Americans and kill up to 100,000 people in the US.

Confirmed cases in Iran surpasses 35,000

March 28, 2020

There are 3,076 new confirmed cases in Ira, bridging the numbers to 35,409 as confirmed by the Iranian Health Ministry.

US warns domestic violence to increase during lockdown

March 28, 2020

“It is very likely that rates of widespread domestic violence will increase, as already suggested by initial police and hotline reports” said UN special Repporteur on violence against women.

Death toll rises to 5,690 in Spanish

March 28, 2020

As per Spanish Ministry of Health, Spain’s death toll from the Covid-19 outbreak has risen to 5,690

13 Italian care workers decided to self-quarantine with 60 elderly people

March 28, 2020

This unusual decision is taken by 13 care givers in Italy. They started their quarantine on March 19.

Number of Coronavirus cases rose by 15% in Germany

March 28, 2020

In last 24 hours, 6,294 cases have been reported in Germany as per the official numbers released by the Robert Koch Institute on Saturday.

 

British health authorities announced 181 fatalities on Friday

March 28, 2020

The new 181 fatalities  brings  the death toll to 759. Also, more than 14,500 infections have been recorded in the UK.

Air pollution drops as road traffic declines in Europe

March 28, 2020

While Europeans are living under strict guidelines of quarantine, the air is getting cleaner. In fact, in some parts the levels of toxic pollutants in the air have been slashed by half.

Number of recovered patients overtook those receiving treatment for the first time

March 28, 2020

As of Saturday, 4,800 Covid-19 patients have been discharged from quarantine in South Korea as per country’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Italy surpasses number of Coronavirus than China

March 28, 2020

As per the fresh tally, the total number of cases in Italy is 86,498, that puts the European country ahead of China where the count stands at 81,946

Vietnam to close non-essential services in the country

March 28, 2020

Non-essential services will be closed soon in the country which will also restrict religious activities as a measure under a directive signed by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.

US Yokosuka Naval restricts movement after sailors tests positive

March 28, 2020

The US naval base in Yokosuka in Japan went into lockdown for 48 hours starting Friday night after two sailors tested positive for the Covid-19.

Researchers in US decontaminating N95 for reuse purpose

March 28, 2020

N95 respirator masks are being decontaminated due to the shortage of them. The Duke Regional Biocontainment Laboratory team has already decontaminated hundreds o N95 respirators.

US keeps millions of chickens in secret farms to make flu vaccines

March 28, 2020

United States are  keeping chickens in a secret farm and the people who know where the chickens are kept, their identifications and locations are undisclosed

Graduated nursing students are unable to assist in the pandemic

March 28, 2020

Despite having degrees, at least 10,000 graduating nursing students and resources at hospitals across the United States are not able to join the novel Coronavirus because of the state regulations preventing from becoming licensed.

 Nearly 300 German citizens stranded in Nepal

March 28, 2020

Foreign citizens stranded in Nepal’s capital Kathmandu who were flown out of the country on Friday.

On Saturday, extra chartered flights; one each by Germany and France, are arriving in Kathmandu on Saturday to evacuate more people as confirmed by general manager of Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport.

146 new infections reported in South Korea

March 28, 2020

Country’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, reports fresh spike in Coronavirus cases on Saturday.

More than 26,000 Covid-19 cases reported in New York

March 28, 2020

As per a press release from Mayor Bill de Blasio’s office on Friday, New York city has now 26,697 confirmed cases of Coronavirus.

The total number of cases brings the total count to 45,934.

Alaska announces stay-at-home for citizens

March 28, 2020

Alaska being another state in the US who passed stay-at-home orders until and unless somebody works in the essential business.

Limited outdoor activities allowed as long as social distancing of 6 feet (1.8 meters).

54 new cases reported in China

March 28, 2020

On Friday, China reports 54 new novel Coronavirus cases as confirmed by the National Health Commission. However, all the 54 cases are imported from the travelers coming into the country from overseas.

The most deaths reported in the United States in last 24 hours

March 28, 2020

404 new deaths reported in US; considered to be the most number of deaths in a single day. 253 deaths reported yesterday which was previous single-day high in the country.

FDA sanctions 15-minutes Covid-19 test

March 28, 2020

On Friday, US Federal Health Officials authorizes a test for Coronavirus which can provide results in less than 15 minutes.

The US Food and Drug Administration authorized the test for emergency use.

More than 101,000 positive cases in the US

March 28, 2020

As per the reports, there are at least 101,242 positive Covid-19 cases and 1,588 people died in the United States as on Saturday.

Travelers coming from New York will be quarantined in Arkansas

March 28, 2020

The Department of Health in Arkansas recommended all travelers coming from New York state to self-isolate themselves for 14 days.

Improvised morgue is prepared in Madrid

March 28, 2020

The regional government of Madrid is preparing an extemporized morgue in order to increase the city’s capacity to deal with Coronavirus fatalities.

102 year old woman recovered from Coronavirus in Italy

March 28, 2020

Italica Grondona recovered from Coronavirus in the northern Italian city of Genoa after spending nearly 20 days in the hospital. The average age of those tested positive for Covid-19 subsequently died in Italy at the age of 78 as per country’s National Health Institute.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson tested positive

March 27, 2020

Johnson developed mild symptoms over past 24 hours, including temperature and cough. He is now self-isolating in Downing street.

He was last seen clapping outside No 10 as part of a nationwide gesture to thank NHS staff on Thursday.

Tesla’s employee infected with Covid-19

March 27, 2020

Tesla which halted electric vehicle production at its main US plant, told employees in a memo that two office staffs are infected, however none of them came into contact with any other coworkers in recent days.

900 unauthorized Coronavirus test kits seized by the police in Italy

March 27, 2020

Police in the Southern Italian city of Reggio Calabria have seized 900 unauthorized Coronavirus test kits for failing to have validation and certification.

Largest single day increase in Coronavirus reported in Hong Kong

March 27, 2020

Dr Chuang Shuk-Kwan of the Center or Health Protection confirmed in a press conference on Friday that Hong Kong got its highest single day with 65 new novel Coronavirus cases.

Makeover to London’s Abbey Road

March 27, 2020

Amidst the lockdown, London’s iconic Abbey Road was repainted as the street is empty which provided an opportunity for municipal employees in UK capital to give it a makeover.

196 new Covid-19 cases in Russia

March 27, 2020

New 196 cases on Friday brings the count to 1036 as per the statement by the country’s headquarters.

Foreign citizens stamped and quarantined in India

March 27, 2020

In the unprecedented 21 day lockdown, foreigners given only hours to figure out travel and accommodations plan.

China is closing door to foreigners 

March 27, 2020

Amidst the fear of imported novel Coronavirus, China is closing its borders to foreigners as confirmed by the country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Three Japanese pro baseball players tested positive of the virus

March 27, 2020

In a statement released by the Hanshin Tigers, players Shintaro Fujinami, Hayato Ito and Kenya Nagasaki tested positive on March 26.

The baseball team has disinfected its stadiums and requested players and staff to self-quarantine.

253 fatalities in Germany as per the officials

March 27, 2020

The Robert Koch Institute confirms Germany now has 42,288 confirmed Coronavirus cases in last 24 hours.

First two Coronavirus deaths reported in South Africa

March 27, 2020

As on Friday, the total number of cases stands at 1,000 and first two deaths as the country begins a 21 day lockdown.

3.3 million unemployment claims in the US

March 27, 2020

In the history of US, the highest number of initial jobless claims have come where 3.3 million people have been unemployed.

Kosovo lawmakers removes current PM over handling Covid-19

March 27, 2020

After a clash between Kurti and President Hashim Thaci over declaration of national emergency, Kosovo lawmakers voted to remove Prime Minister Albin Kurti.

The country is now the first to be doing so. The government collapsed late on March 25, just months after it took office.

German chancellor says restrictive emergency measures will continue in German

March 27, 2020

Angela Markel said the partial lockdown and other restrictive measures will continue as the number of cases doubling every five days in the country.

Indian migrants leaves major cities on foot

March 27, 2020

After unprecedented declaration of nationwide lockdown, migrant workers are attempting to leave major cities of India to return their homes.

Japan will face $36 billion due to postponement of big events

March 27, 2020

A Japanese economist estimated that the country may lose up to $36 billion as it fights to contain the fallout triggered from the Coronavirus outbreak and the postponement of the Olympics.

Massive jump on numbers in US

March 27, 2020

Last week, US had a total of 8,800 confirmed infections and 149 deaths. On Thursday, there is a massive jump and US’s total confirmed cases now stands at 82,000 with nearly 1,200 deaths.

Chinese government investigating test kit makers 

March 27, 2020

After Spanish government said it would recall 9,000 kits after finding Covid-19 test results to be “unreliable”

Chinese government has set up a regulatory group to launch an investigation into Bioeasy.

Foreign citizens stranded in India after India declared lockdown

March 27, 2020

An American resident Ryan Birch from New York reaches out to  US embassy in Mumbai as he along with his other friends from the US and UK are stuck in the Indian state of Goa after India declared a nationwide lockdown.

WHO confirms no evidence of airborne transmission 

March 27, 2020

Earlier, World Health Organization conducted experiment using high-powered lab equipment that “does not reflect normal human coughing or sneezing nor does it reflect aerosol generating aerosol”

Trump and Xi Jinping spoke regarding Coronavirus

March 27, 2020

As per the Chinese state television CCTV, Chinese President and US President spoke regarding the outbreak.

Trump further tweeted about the conversation “Just finished a very good conversation with President Xi of China. Discussed in great detail the CoronaVirus that is ravaging large parts of our planet. China has been through much & has developed a strong understanding of the virus… We are working closely together. Much respect!

India witnesses largest spike in Coronavirus cases on Thursday

March 27, 2020

As per the Ministry of Health, India saw the largest spike with 75 positive cases, bringing the total to 724 and 17 deaths so far.

The country is currently under lockdown for 21 days.

707 confirmed cases in Philippines

March 27, 2020

According to Johns Hopkins University, there are total of 707 confirmed cases in the nation, and 45 deaths so far.

Top military commander tests positive of Covid-19

March 27, 2020

As per the reports, Philippines Armed Forces Chief Felimon Santos Jr. has tested positive for the virus. Santos has been home-quarantined since March 24.

25 sailors have been tested positive in US aircraft carrier

March 27, 2020

Navy officials confirmed that just two days after the Pentagon announced that three sailors have been tested positive for the virus, 25 more sailors are now infected with Covid-19 in the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt.

Australia will quarantine arrivals at airports starting from Sunday

March 27, 2020

Prime Minister Scott Morrison said that all arrivals to airports across the nation will be quarantined in hotels and other accommodations starting from Sunday.

Borders closes for foreign national in Argentina 

March 27, 2020

The government said in a statement that no non-essential transportation allowed in Argentina. The restriction was already been in place for air transportation which is now extended to land as well.

Extensive lung damage in US Coronavirus patient

March 27, 2020

A 3D video has been released by the hospital authorities showing the lungs of a 59 year old man who was asymptomatic just a few days earlier.

Now the patient is Covid-19 positive and has extensive lung damage.

At the minimum, 24 states reported 100 new cases on Friday

March 27, 2020

As the US surpassed the highest numbers of Confirmed cases from China and Italy, here is a list of states reporting 100 new cases today:

New York: 6,447

New Jersey: 2,492

Washington: 627

Illinois: 673

Massachusetts: 579

Michigan: 561

Pennsylvania: 560

Louisiana: 510

California: 471

Texas: 422

Florida: 378

Colorado: 344

Tennessee: 173

Indiana: 168

Ohio: 163

Maryland: 157

Missouri: 146

Georgia: 138

Connecticut: 137

North Carolina: 132

Wisconsin: 122

Alabama: 120

Mississippi: 108

Arizona: 107

US is leading in the most reported cases of Coronavirus in the world

March 27, 2020

As per the reports, there are now 82,100 Covid-19 cases in the country China is currently at 81,782.

Number of patients in ventilators doubled in New York

March 27, 2020

Dr. Craig Smith at Columbia University Irving Medical Center in New York confirmed that number of patients in ventilators doubled.

“We have not exhausted our existing supply of ventilators but if we keep doubling every three days, we might”.

55 new imported cases in China, no local has been transfer

March 27, 2020

The addition of 55 new cases in China brings country’s total number of cases to 3,292. The majority of which is in Hubei province.

110 new cases in one day in Mexico

March 27, 2020

Mexico’s health authorities confirmed 110 new cases of novel Coronavirus in one day, bringing total number to 585 cases in the country.

First Covid-19 death in Nicaragua

March 27, 2020

Health authorities in Nicaragua announce first death in the country on Friday morning. The authorities also confirmed the patient to be diabetic, hypertensive and HIV positive.

Highest single day jump in Tokyo

March 27, 2020

Tokyo records highest single-day jump in Coronavirus infections on Thursday with 47 new cases.

Art Basel postpones as Switzerland closes borders 

March 27, 2020

Art Basel, considered to be one of the world’s biggest events which has been postponed as the Covid-19 scare continues to hover over Europe. The four day event will now be held in September.

Ralph Lauren donates $10 million to Coronavirus relief efforts

March 27, 2020

Fashion designer, Ralph Lauren commits to donate $10 million towards Coronavirus relief efforts through Ralph Lauren Corporate Foundation as per the letter from the team.

BTS postpones world tour 

March 27, 2020

K-pop group BTS postpones their world tour amidst the Coronavirus pandemic across the globe. The North American section of the tour was scheduled for April 26 to June 6 which now will be postponed to later dates.

After India, Hoarding hits Tokyo

March 27, 2020

After the capital’s governor urged stay-at-home, people in Tokyo started panic buying basic necessities such as bread, rice, noodles etc.

Medical schools in US considering early graduation for medical students

March 27, 2020

NYU declared on Tuesday that the institution is considering early graduation for senior medical students to become doctors as there is a rise in demand for health care providers.

Outdoor sports facilities will be closed in Los Angeles

March 27, 2020

Mayor Eric Garcetti announced all outdoor facilities will be closed in order to make people adhere to social distancing in Los Angeles such as tennis court, skate parks, baseball fields, basketball courts, golf courses, swimming pool, and popular hiking trails like Runyon Canyon and Bronson Canyon.

 Movement restrictions in Singapore for strict social distancing

March 27, 2020

In order to take emergency measures, countries worldwide are implementing movement restrictions but Singapore’s implementation is the strictest in the world.

People are required to keep 3.3 feet of distance from others in public areas, if not a fine of 10,000 Singapore dollars or imprisonment up to six months will be awarded.

Largest one day increase in Singapore

March 26, 2020

Health officials reported 73 new cases of the novel Coronavirus on Wednesday. It has been reported that 38 of them were imported from Europe, North America and South East Asia.

Deaths exceed 4,000 in Spain

March 26, 2020

As per Spanish Health Ministry data, so far, at least 4,089 people died from Covid-19 with a total of 56,188 cases.

Countrywide curfew in Iraq until April

March 26, 2020

State media reported on Wednesday that Iraqi government extended lockdown through April 11. The curfew was previously set to expire on March 28.

Largest single day affected cases in Japan

March 26, 2020

98 new cases and two more deaths reported on a single day in Spain, bringing the total to 2,003 cases and 55 deaths.

Death fatalities stands at 3,600 in Spain

March 26, 2020

Country’s total number of death rates surpasses China’s as per the reports by Johns Hopkins University.

Total number of positive cases closer to 50,000 in Spain

March 26, 2020

As per the figures from Johns Hopkins University, the total number of positive Covid-19 cases close to touch 50,000 in Spain.

Moscow shuts down all stores, parks, restaurants for a week

March 26, 2020

Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that all restaurants, parks, bars and shops will be closed from March 28 until April 5. Exceptions for grocery stores and pharmacies.

Indian government announced $22.6 billion as a relief package

March 26, 2020

India’s Finance Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman announced a package of $22.6 billion to take care of the welfare concerns of the poor.

People are offering to volunteer to support health services in UK

March 26, 2020

UK’s Health Secretary Matt Hancock said more than half-a-million people in the UK are offering to volunteer to support the country’s National Health Service (NHS).

US ambassador make accusations of China retaining facts about Coronavirus

March 26, 2020

  Woody Johnson, US ambassador accuse China of hiding facts about the virus. He further said China is engaging in “blatant and dangerous  propaganda.”

Vietnamese airlines launches Coronavirus insurance

March 26, 2020

Vitjet, Vietnamese airlines launched an insurance policy named “SKY COVID CARE” that permits passengers to claim up to 200 million Vietnamese dong ($8,550) if they are infected with the virus travelling on one of its flights.

Therapy dogs  are providing comfort to the medical staff in Denver, Colorado

March 26, 2020

Wynn a service dog is serves up cuddles to health workers who needs mental break.

A 96 year old, oldest South Korean woman to recover from the virus

March 26, 2020

The 96 year old woman named named Ms. Hwang was declared completely recovered. She was diagnosed with Coronavirus on March 13 and received extensive treatment at the Pohang public clinic, east of Daegu.

New Zealand confirms 73 new cases of Covid-19

March 26, 2020

New Zealand’s Ministry of Health confirmed 73 new cases of the virus in the country, the highest in a 24-hour period to date here.

The country now stands at 262 confirmed cases, and 27 recovered so far.

UN warns Covid-19 can be “catastrophic”

March 26, 2020

US is urging government not to forget those behind bars said UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet in a statement on Wednesday.

Cruise ships in Australia are being refused permission to dock

March 26, 2020

Three cruise ships; The Artania, The MSC Magnifica and The Vasco da Gama have been told that under no circumstances will they be allowed to dock as a measure against Coronavirus.

Russia banning all international flights from Friday

March 26, 2020

As  reported by the Russian state media, Russian government effectively banning on all regular and charter international flights starting from Friday.

A senior British Diplomat died after contracting the virus

March 26, 2020

The UK’s foreign office confirmed on Wednesday that a senior British diplomat stationed in Hungary died after contracting Covid-19.

Residents of Tokyo ignoring state emergency

March 26, 2020

Even after declaring citizens to stay at home and avoid going out until and unless essential in an emergency news conference, streets around the Meguro River are packed with people.

South Korea asks travellers to download self-quarantine app

March 26, 2020

As per the country’s Central Disaster Relief Headquarters, travellers from United States and Europe entering South Korea are required to download a government self-quarantine application on their respective mobile phones.

The app would remind the citizens to check their symptoms every day.

Japan to set up a task force in response to Coronavirus

March 26, 2020

Japan’s Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe ordered a government task force to be set up in response to the Coronavirus pandemic as the country fears a spike in number of positive cases.

Passengers of cruise ship “Zaandam” are reporting flu-like symptoms

March 26, 2020

A cruise ship left Buenos Aires, Argentina on March 7 and now a total of 77 people including 30 passengers and 47 crew members are reporting flu like symptoms.

The cruise was scheduled to end in San Antonio, Chile, last Saturday, but after the reports all Zaandam routes have been closed.

A second ship has been sent with extra supplies, Coronavirus test kits, and other support.

Positive Covid-19 cases doubling in California

March 26, 2020

Dr. Mark Ghaly, the secretary of California’s Health and Human Services Agency says that the officials have expected the case to double every six to seven days however, cases are doubling every three to four days.

Non-essential outings are closed in Tokyo

March 26, 2020

As the city reports an increase number of Coronavirus cases, Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike urged residents in the city to avoid making non-essential outings.

67 new imported Coronvairus cases in China

March 26, 2020

As per China’s National Health commission, there have been 67 new imported cases in the country. However none of them are locally transmitted ones.

US reports 233 deaths today,deadliest so far

March 26, 2020

So far, United States reported at least 65,273 positive cases and 938 deaths, from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and other US territories.

Roger Federer to donate 1 million Swiss Francs to Coronavirus efforts

March 25, 2020

The tennis player announced on Wednesday that he along with his wife Mirka will be donating the amount to vulnerable families in Switzerland impacted by the outbreak.

“These are challenging times  for everyone and nobody should be left behind.”

Pakistan PM constantly rejecting calls for a nationwide lockdown 

March 25, 2020

Imran Khan says the lockdown will affect the “25% of the population that lives below the poverty line.”

However, all public transports, international and domestic flights remains suspended in Pakistan.

State of emergency in Thailand until April 30

March 25, 2020

Starting from tomorrow, Thailand is declaring a state of emergency in the country until April 30 as announced by the Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha.

Prayut also added, supplies of food and other necessities will be “adequately available”.

Putin cancelled flight to St. Petersburg to work

March 25, 2020

Spokesperson Dmitry Peskov told the reporters in a conference call about the cancellation of the flight. He also confirmed Putin will address the nation in few hours.

Trump wants the United States to be “opened up” by Easter

March 25, 2020

New York City asked its citizens to stay at home for 14 days to avoid spread of Coronavirus. Still Trump says he wants the city to be functional again before Easter i.e. April 12. Experts warns the pandemic to get more worse.

Kazakhstan bans export of staples

March 25, 2020

One of the biggest shippers of wheat flour, carrots, potatoes and sugar, Kazakhstan is banning exports of staples in order to secure domestic food supplies.

Queen Elizabeth II remains in good health: Buckingham Palace

March 25, 2020

After Prince Charles tested positive, Queen’s eldest son said in a statement that the Queen remains in good health.

Queen and her husband Prince Philip currently residing in Windsor, outside London whereas, Prince Charles is in Scotland. The last time they came into contact with his family was on March 12 at Buckingham Palace.

Spain is now the second highest death toll in the world

March 25, 2020

On Wednesday, Spain’s death toll stands at 3,434 deaths from Coronavirus, which is believed to be an increase of over 27% from Tuesday.

Italy remains the highest with a tally of 6,820 as per National Health Commission.

China to resume domestic flights to and from Wuhan

March 25, 2020

Hubei Provincial transportation authority’s deputy head Wang Benju said starting from April 8, China will resume all domestic flights  to and from the city of Wuhan, however, all  flights from Wuhan to Beijing and international destinations will remain suspended.

Prince Charles tests positive for Coronavirus

March 25, 2020

Clarence confirmed that 71 year old royal had been tested positive with the Covid-19. Earlier, the heir to the throne showed “mild symptoms” and confirmed on Tuesday about his condition.

Duchess of Cornwell was also tested, but found negative.

Italy: Businesses to shut for 30 days if violate rules

March 25, 2020

The regulations will be viewed each month until July 31 and could be made stricter.

Confirmed cases rose to 53,200 with 709 deaths

March 25, 2020

US public health systems confirms the death and affected cases. Twelve other states reports no death.

One positive case came out after coronavirus party in Kentucky

March 25, 2020

A group of young adults thought they were “invincible” and partied, defying the state guidance to practice social distancing, confirmed Gov. Andy Beshar.

US’s confirmed cases rose to 51%

March 25, 2020

As per the reports from recent weeks, from March 18 to March 19, confirmed US cases rose to 51% in just one day; from 8,760 to 13,229.

Italy hike fines for violating quarantine

March 25, 2020

Earlier, the fine for violating self-quarantine rules rose from 400 euros ($430) to 3,000 euros ($3,245).

Italy threatens jail or violating quarantine

March 25, 2020

As a strict punishment for violating quarantine, new orders have been published late Tuesday.

As per the rules, those who have tested positive and stepping outside will be put behind bars for five years.

China’s premier warns local  officials not to hide new Coronavirus cases

March 25, 2020

Since no new locally transmitted infections has been reported, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang warned local officials.

Doctors are ostracized from their community in India

March 25, 2020

As the pandemic worsens in India, the frontline medical workers are bearing the brunt of it. people are getting anxious in the country and targeting medical workers.

First Coronavirus reported in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh

March 25, 2020

As per the United Nations refugee agency, a local Bangladeshi woman is confirmed to be positive. Cox’s Bazar is home to nearly one million  Rohingya refugees.

 

South Korea to quarantine passengers from US

March 25, 2020

Starting from Friday, South Korea will quarantine US passengers travelling in the country fourteen days straight. In addition, they will be also tested for the virus.

2.5 billion people worldwide are under lockdown 

March 25, 2020

Countries worldwide instructed citizens to stay at home if they don’t work for essential services.

Manchester city manager donates 1 million to fight Covid-19

March 25, 2020

English Premier League soccer club confirms that Pep Guardiola has donated 1 million  ($1.1 million) to Spain in order to fight the virus.

Spain is one of the worst hit countries from the pandemic.

NBA star Karl Anthony’s mother is in coma after contracting coronavirus

March 25, 2020

Towns confirmed that his mother was taken to the hospital after not improving over a period of couple days. Her lungs deteriorated and needed to be put on a ventilator.

The star took it to social media to share the story in order to emphasize how serious the global pandemic is.

More than 6,000 people showed up at a sports event despite cancellation of the game

March 25, 2020

The organizers of the mixed martial arts went ahead with the “K-1 World GP” at the Saitama Super Arena disobeying the guidelines of social distancing by the government.

New Zealand sends emergency alerts to citizens 

March 25, 2020

The country has instructed its citizens to self-quarantine if they don’t work in essential services. The move is taken after the rate of positive cases jumped by 30% in the country

 Russia is ready to help US to fight Coronavirus

March 25, 2020

Russian ambassador says Moscow is ready to help Washington in the fight against Covid-19 outbreak if necessary.

Japan’s PM talks to Trump about 2020 Olympic Games

March 25, 2020

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe spoke to US President Donald Trump about one-year postponement of the Olympic games for the safety  and security of the athletes.

Trump repeatedly mentioned the decision to be wise an excellent and both leaders confirmed cooperation on the matter.

Fashion Industries to step up to overcome shortages of masks

March 25, 2020

Like many other, fashion industries have also been threw into disarray; stores are closed, runway shows canceled, luxury labels and designers are stepping up to overcome shortages of masks and other “personal protective equipment” (PPE).

 WHO: US could be the next epicenter

March 25, 2020

 World Health Organization says, the epicenter could shift from Italy to United States keeping the increase in mind.

As on Wednesday, the country stands at 52,976.

First Coronavirus death reported in Alaska

March 25, 2020

Chief medical officer of the state confirmed the death in a Tuesday evening news. Though, the patient was living in Washington for a while and died there, but would be counted as an Alaska death due to CDC standards.

Brazilian President criticizes media for sparking fear amongst people

March 25, 2020

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro criticized media for sparking hysteria amongst people over the pandemic in a four-and-a-half minute speech broadcast.

Further, he took mayors and governors to adopt measures suggested by World Health Organization (WHO).

365 Waffle house shops has been shut across US

March 25, 2020

Waffle house which closes only in disasters like hurricanes or storms, have closed its 365 restaurants across the United States due to Coronavirus pandemic. However, 1,627 locations will remain open at this time.

A man in China died of Hantavirus

March 24, 2020

Amidst the Coronavirus challenge, a man from China’s Yunnan province died of Hantavirus. The Centre for Disease Control says that the virus is spread mainly from rodents.

Deaths rose to nearly 40,000 in Spain

March 24, 2020

As per the health Ministry data, Spain’s total confirmed cases stands at 39,673 and 2,696 deaths.

Japan may call one year delay with a top Olympics

March 24, 2020

Japan’s Prime Minister expected to announce the delay soon. New Zealand athletes the first to show support.

Two-weeks night time curfew in Egypt

March 24, 2020

Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouly said Egypt will go night-time curfew for two-weeks; 7 pm to 6 am.

Italian police to use drone for monitoring purpose

March 24, 2020

The National Civil Aviation Authority (ENAC), authorized the use of drones in order to monitor the movement of the citizens.

Workers spray disinfectant at Wuhan Railway station

March 24, 2020

After China announced to lift lockdown effectively, the railway stations and are being disinfected as a measure to contain spread of the virus.

 New York city is banning partners in delivery rooms

March 24, 2020

In pre-Corona time, would be mothers could have one person inside labour rooms for support, but after Coronavirus brokeout, US is limiting visitors in the labour rooms.

London’s underground is full despite the lockdown

March 24, 2020

The morning after UK government announced lockdown, commuters squeezed into London tube. London Mayor Sadiq Khan warned the residents that “ignoring these rules means more lives lost”.

Planes stands parked at Frankfurt, Germany

March 24, 2020

On Tuesday, Lufthansa planes stand on a closed runway in Frankfurt amidst the spread of Coronavirus.

Temporary release will be extended in Iran

March 24, 2020

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani announced that the temporary release of inmates in Iran will extend to 25 days until April 18.

Iran temporarily sent home 85,000 prisoners to curb spread of Coronavirus.

Ice rink turned into temporary morgue in Spain

March 24, 2020

To take a “temporary and extraordinary measure”, the regional government announced Palacio de Hielo (Ice Palace) in Madrid’s Hortaleza being used as a temporary morgue.

India has test capacity of 60,000 to 70,000 per week

March 24, 2020

The director general of the Indian Council of Medical Research, Balrama Bhargava confirmed that the country ha a testing capacity of 60,000 to 70,000 per week.

Netflix to reduce ISPs by 25% in India

March 24, 2020

To reduce internet congestion on internet pipeline, Netflix is reducing its traffic on network for a period of 30 days in India after Europe.

Indonesia reports highest daily increase on Tuesday

March 24 2020

107 new Coronavirus cases in Indonesia as on Tuesday, considered to be the biggest daily increase in the South-east Asian country. Today’s number brings the country to total of 686 cases.

Vietnam closes Ho Chi Minh due to Coronavirus outbreak

March 24, 2020

Ho Chi Minh city in Vietnam has been shut until March 31 to help curb the virus. So far, the country has reported 39 cases.

WHO warns Covid-19 disease is accelerating 

March 2, 2020

As the confirmed cases rose to 381,621, World Health Organization (WHO) gives a warning of “acceleration”.

It took 67 days to reach 100,000, 11 days for the second 100,000 and just four days for the third 100,000.

First Coronavirus death reported in Hawaii

March 24, 2020

The Hawaii Health Department confirms first death in the state to the pandemic. The person who died had multiple underlying health conditions.

Patient’s safety in “imminent danger” in US says federal agency

March 24

The US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) said that the patients at the Life Care Center nursing home in Kirkland, Washington is in danger.

Secretary of Washington Department of Social and Health Services called the situation “unprecedented”.

Pakistan deploying army to assist with Covid-19 outbreak

March 24, 2020

Military Spokesperson,  Maj. Gen. Babar Iftikhar said Pakistan army has been deployed in order to aid government’s efforts to contain Covid-19 outbreak.

43% of US Population asked to stay home

March 24, 2020

16 states in the United States have issued self-isolation orders, which once in effect, can impact lives of 142 million citizens.

Death toll rises to 4 in Thailand

March 24, 2020

The ministry of Public Health confirms, three more death after contracting  the novel coronavirus in Thailand, bringing the total to four.

 Spanish soldiers found elderly patients abandoned at care homes

March 24, 2020

In process of disinfecting care homes in Spain, Spanish soldiers found elderly people completely abandoned and sometimes even dead in their beds.

Countries requesting financial support from IMF

March 24, 2020

Countries such as Middle East and Central Asia requesting financial support from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) due to Coronavirus outbreak.

Tight restrictions will continue in Hong Kong and Macao

March 24, 2020

Though, Wuhan, the epicenter will be free from lockdown, the semi autonomous territories are tightening borders to stem the number of imported cases.

Macau is banning non-residents from entering Chinese territory

March 24, 2020

Chief Executive, Ho lat-seng confirmed all foreign nationals will be restricted from entering Chinese territory. Further, Residents of Macau who are returning from overseas will be required to undergo medical observations for 14 days.

China to reopen most visited sections of the Great Wall

March 24, 2020

As the number of positive Covid-19 cases has started to drop, China is reopening most visited sections of the Great Wall, as per a microblogging platform Weibo. Visitors must reserve tickets online.

16-hour daily curfew in Albania

March 24, 2020

The Prime Minister, Edi Rama announced Albania to impose strict 16-hour daily curfew nationwide, excluding the food distribution trucks.

New Zealand in support for postponing the 2020 Olympic Games

March 24, 2020

The athletes in the country have voiced their support for postponing the game, backed by the country’s Olympic Committee. The CEO of the committee, Kereyn Smith  said “our focus is first and foremost the athletes”.

Alaska is limiting the public gathering

March 24, 2020

Including a series of new measures, Alaska is also limiting public gathering in the country and has ordered to maintain six-foot “social distance”.

China to lift lockdown over Epicenter Wuhan

March 24, 2020

After almost 2 months of lockdown, China’s Hubei province said it will allow transportation to recommence for the city of Wuhan on April 8. The country went into lockdown on January 23, 2020, after the virus broke out.

Leaders across the world encouraging self-quarantine

March 24, 2020

As a measure to stop the spread of Coronavirus, world leaders are appealing to their citizens to comply with the coronavirus emergency restrictions.

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