Health

Saudi Arabia imposes curfew to curb coronavirus

Saudi Arabian police [Reuters] Saudi Arabia will impose a three-week curfew as of Monday as part of the fight against the novel coronavirus, according to the official SPA news agency, Anadolu reports. The curfew will start 7 p.m. local time until 6 a.m. (1600-0300 GMT) for three weeks under a royal decree issued by King

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Coronavirus supplies donated by Alibaba’s Ma arrive in Africa

A first planeload of protective and medical equipment donated to Africa by Chinese billionaire and Alibaba co-founder Jack Ma to help it fight the coronavirus arrived in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa on Sunday. So far, the continent of 1.3 billion people has registered only 1,100 cases – less than 0.3% of the world’s total

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‘Stay at home’ to avoid coronavirus, UK government tells vulnerable

A sign is seen down a London street regarding self isolation as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues. London, Britain March 21, 2020 REUTERS/Hannah Mckay Britain on Saturday urged 1.5 million people identified by the National Health Service (NHS) as being at higher risk of severe illness if they contract coronavirus to stay

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British mosques suspend congregations due to COVID-19

Newly published government documents say social distancing measures in UK could remain in place until autumn Over 375 mosques across the U.K. have suspended congregations, including traditional Friday prayers, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Muslim Council of Britain said Friday. The news came as government documents revealed that social distancing might need to be

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Latest on the coronavirus: WHO warns young people ‘not invincible,’ death toll exceeds 11,400

A woman wearing a face mask watches her smartphone in Seoul, South Korea, on March 21, 2020. (AP Photo) Hundreds of millions of people worldwide kicked off the weekend under a coronavirus lockdown, as the global death toll accelerated sharply, and the World Health Organization warned young people they were “not invincible”. The pandemic has

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What you need to know about coronavirus right now

Indonesia’s red cross member wearing a protective suit sits before spraying disinfectant to prevent the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at a prison complex in Jakarta, Indonesia, March 20, 2020. REUTERS/Wahyuwidi Cinthya Here’s what you need to know about the coronavirus today: California issues “stay at home” order California’s governor issued an unprecedented statewide “stay

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Africa, Latin America fragile targets for coronavirus spread

In this photograph taken Thursday March 19, 2020, residents of Abidjan, Ivory coast, wear masks to protect themselves from the coronavirus as they walk along a street. Some countries around the world lack the equipment and trained health workers to respond to the threat of COVID-19 virus. For most people the virus causes mild or

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Italian death toll overtakes China’s as virus spreads

Medical personnel at work in the intensive care unit of the hospital of Brescia, Italy, Thursday, March 19, 2020. Italy has become the country with the most coronavirus-related deaths, surpassing China by registering 3,405 dead. Italy reached the gruesome milestone on the same day the epicenter of the pandemic, Wuhan, China, recorded no new infections.

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Coronavirus pandemic: Experts say Somalia risk greater than China

Photo/Somali Times Outbreak be could worse in Somalia than anywhere else if nothing is done before it spreads, medical experts warn. The coronavirus pandemic could kill more people in Somalia than anywhere else if preventive measures are not put in place urgently, medical experts and analysts have warned. The East African country confirmed its first

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UK puts military on standby as coronavirus shuts down swathes of London

General view of the deserted area around the Winston Churchill statue and Big Ben in Westminster as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in London, Britain, March 19, 2020. REUTERS/Hannah McKay The United Kingdom put 20,000 military personnel on standby, closed dozens of underground train stations across London and Queen Elizabeth left the

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