Health

Face coverings recommended, but Trump says he won’t wear one

President Donald Trump speaks about the coronavirus in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, Friday, April 3, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump announced new federal guidelines Friday recommending that Americans wear face coverings when in public to help fight the spread of the new

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Virus deaths, unemployment accelerating across Europe, US

City workers fumigate a street to help contain the spread of the new coronavirus in La Paz, Bolivia, Thursday, April 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Juan Karita) Coronavirus deaths mounted with alarming speed in Spain, Italy and New York, the most lethal hot spot in the United States, while the outbreak has thrown 10 million Americans out

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U.N. agency keeps Africa food aid flowing amid coronavirus

Photo: Credit Reuters The United Nations food agency has negotiated a humanitarian corridor to keep food aid flowing in southern Africa after many countries shut their borders to stop the spread of the coronavirus, an official said on Thursday. Up to 45 million people in southern Africa face hunger following a devastating drought and two

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COVID-19: US announces $7M aid for Somalia

The U.S. announced on Thursday it will provide $7 million to help Somalia deal with the COVID-19 outbreak. “The U.S. Government is providing $7 million in humanitarian and health assistance to #Somalia for #COVID19 response,” read a tweet by the Somalia chapter of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). “This assistance will primarily

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Coronavirus: Somaliland confirms Ethiopian Airlines it will not stop flying to Hargeisa Airport

Photo/Somali Times The Ethiopian colony says it will not stop flying Ethiopian Airlines to Hargeisa airport after it faces two cases of Coronavirus. Somaliland continues and it will not stop flights from Ethiopian Airlines where the disease is prevalent, and it is believed that it has led to cases of Coronavirus-related cases in Somaliland. Somaliland’s

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Israel’s health minister has virus, top officials to isolate

In this Monday, March 2, 2020 photo, Israel’s Health Minister Yaakov Litzman delivers a statement as he visits a makeshift tent for quarantined coronavirus voters in Tel Aviv, Israel. Litzman, who has had frequent contact with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and other top officials, has the new coronavirus, the Health Ministry announced Thursday. (AP Photo/Ariel

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US intelligence report said to conclude China virus numbers are fake

A man wearing a face mask as a preventive measure against the coronavirus walks past a Communist Party flag along a street in Wuhan in China’s central Hubei province on March 31, 2020. (Noel Celis/AFP) By TOI staff and AP A US intelligence report submitted last week to the White House claims that Chinese officials

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Kenya gets Sh5bn World Bank credit for coronavirus fight

Kenya is set for an additional Sh5.2 billion ($50 million) credit from the World Bank Thursday to support the fight against Covid-19 as confirmed cases rose to hit 81. Health Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said that the credit facility will increase the government’s pool of funds to finance production of sanitisers, protective gear for medical personnel

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China and Australia target Pacific with coronavirus aid

Tedros Adhanom, director general of the World Health Organization, shakes hands with Chinese President Xi jinping before a meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, January 28, 2020. Naohiko Hatta/Pool via REUTERS Beijing has ramped up its diplomatic push into the Pacific, pledging coronavirus aid and medical advice, although its efforts

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Former Somali Prime Minister Nur Adde died in London of Coronavirus

Former Somali Prime Minister Nur Hassan Hussein Nur Adde has died in London, the capital of Britain. Nur Adde has been suffering from a rare case of Coronavirus that has spread to many countries around the world, killing thousands, including Somalis. The death of the former Prime Minister Nur Adde has been confirmed by some

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