Health

UK unveils safety plan to reopen schools in September

Face masks to be compulsory inside shops in Scotland as country gears up for lockdown easing on July 10 The British government outlined its plan to fully reopen English schools in autumn as health authorities announced a further 89 deaths from coronavirus across the UK over the past 24 hours. The Department of Health reported.

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Djokovic statement after testing positive for coronavirus

© Provided by Associated Press Statement from No. 1-ranked tennis player Novak Djokovic on Tuesday after he and his wife tested positive for the coronavirus: The moment we arrived in Belgrade we went to be tested. My result is positive, just as Jelena’s, while the results of our children are negative. Everything we did in

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Virus outbreak could spin ‘out of control’ in South Sudan

In this photo taken Sunday, June 21, 2020, an infectious disease specialist, left, takes a sample from Dr. Reagan Taban Augustino, right, now a coronavirus patient himself under quarantine, at the Dr John Garang Infectious Diseases Unit in Juba, South Sudan. The United Nations says the country’s outbreak is growing rapidly, with nearly 1,900 cases,

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How a Somali community took on a Minnesota meatpacking plant to contain a Covid-19 outbreak

Workers at meat processing plants across the US have been particularly vulnerable to Covid-19 By Chidinma Irene Nwoye Six years ago, then 27-year-old Nimo Ibrahim started her new job deboning chickens at Pilgrim’s Pride in Cold Spring, Minnesota. For the young Somali refugee and single mother of three, the job was a lifeline as she

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Somalia health sector under Covid-19 threat

Despite three decades of armed conflict and natural disasters, Somalia healthcare system had been showing signs of recovery courtesy of the private sector and diaspora support. Then Covid-19 struck, infecting some 2,000 people and killing over 70 others. A study by the Heritage Institute for Policy Studies titled Somalia’s Healthcare System: Baseline Study and Human

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Turkey’s ventilators ease COVID-19 struggle in Brazil

Last week, Brazil received shipment of 650 domestically produced ventilators of Turkey Turkey’s industry and technology minister on Friday expressed his appreciation over the use of ventilators produced in Turkey in a far away country, Brazil. “Don’t you think it makes us proud to see ‘Made in Turkey’ sign in a hospital 11,000 kilometers [6,835

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China, Korea, Egypt report rise in virus cases as curbs ease

China reported its highest daily total of new coronavirus cases in two months on Sunday and infections in South Korea rose, showing how the disease can come back as curbs on business and travel are lifted. Elsewhere, governments including Egypt, Ukraine and North Macedonia have reported their highest single-day totals of new infections since Friday.

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Beijing district in ‘wartime emergency’ after virus cluster at major food market

People are wearing face masks inside the Jingshen seafood market which has been closed for business after new coronavirus infections were detected, in Beijing, China, June 12, 2020. REUTERS/Thomas Peter A Beijing district put itself on a “wartime” footing and the capital banned tourism and sports events on Saturday after a cluster of novel coronavirus

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Africa’s confirmed COVID-19 cases pass 180,000 mark

Photo: Credit /Daily Nation/Testing for coronavirus The number of confirmed COVID-19 positive cases across the African continent reached 183,474, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said Sunday. The Africa CDC in its latest update said that the number of confirmed COVID-19 positive cases rose from 176,807 on Saturday afternoon to 183,474

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Global coronavirus cases top 7 million as outbreak grows in Brazil, India – Reuters tally

© Reuters/Adnan Abidi Spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in New Delhi Global cases of the novel coronavirus topped 7 million on Saturday, as case numbers surge in Brazil and India, according to a Reuters tally. About 30% of those cases, or 2 million infections, are in the United States. Latin America has the second-largest

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