Health

Trump taps powers to boost virus response; Senate OKs bill

President Donald Trump listens to a question during press briefing with the coronavirus task force, at the White House, Wednesday, March 18, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) Confronting twin health and economic crises, President Donald Trump announced Wednesday he will invoke emergency powers to marshal critical medical supplies against a coronavirus pandemic threatening to

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London lockdown? UK PM Johnson says keeping everything under review

Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson attends a news conference on the ongoing situation with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in London, Britain March 17, 2020. Matt Dunham/Pool via REUTERS LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the government was keeping everything under review when asked whether he would bring in measures to lock down

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Virus fatalities spike in Iran, with toll now at 1,135 dead

In this photo released by the official website of the Office of the Iranian Presidency, cabinet members wearing face masks and gloves attend their meeting in Tehran, Iran, Wednesday, March 18, 2020. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms. For some it can cause more severe illness. (Office of the

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British schools struggle to stay open amid coronavirus outbreak

A school child walks in Westminster as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in London, Britain, March 18, 2020. REUTERS/Hannah McKay Schools across Britain were struggling to stay open on Wednesday, with some forced to partially or fully close due to the spread of coronavirus as pressure builds on the government to make

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Europe to shut borders amid specter of long coronavirus crisis

Photo: Credit Reuters European Union leaders meeting via videoconference on Tuesday are likely to seal off the EU’s external borders and stress a “whatever it takes” approach to easing the economic fallout from the likely long coronavirus crisis. France was going into lockdown on Tuesday to contain the spread of the disease and the death

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Coronavirus: Iran releases 85,000 prisoners in effort to combat virus

This picture taken on 14 March 2020 shows a general view of Hafte Tir square in Iran’s capital Tehran (AFP) A judiciary spokesperson said tens of thousands of prisoners, including political prisoners, had been released Iran has released around 85,000 prisoners, including political prisoners, from its jails to combat the spread of coronavirus, a judicial

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COVID-19: Turkish Airlines suspends flights to Somalia

2-week suspension comes after Somalia confirms 1st coronavirus case and suspends international flights. Turkish Airlines on Monday suspended its flights from Istanbul to Somalia after the Horn of African country confirmed its first case of coronavirus and took a similar suspension. The flag carrier has suspended all flights to the capital Mogadishu for two weeks,

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Europe is new epicenter of coronavirus pandemic, says WHO

Photograph: JIM URQUHART WHO chief says Europe has more coronavirus cases reported every day than were reported at height of its epidemic in China Europe has become the “new epicenter” of the coronavirus pandemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) chief said Friday. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus addressed journalists from the WHO headquarters in a virtual press

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Saudis cancel flights as Gulf nations move to contain virus

Firefighters disinfect a street against the new coronavirus, in western Tehran, Iran, Friday, March 13, 2020. The new coronavirus outbreak has reached Iran’s top officials, with its senior vice president, Cabinet ministers, members of parliament, Revolutionary Guard members and Health Ministry officials among those infected. The vast majority of people recover from the new coronavirus.

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The Complex Skin Lightening Crisis In Africa – Will It End?

Humans have always been obsessed by tampering with their looks to improve and enhance their beauty among which is skin lighting. It is a phenomenon that has existed in the world for centuries. But in Africa, skin lightening comes with connotations of European standards of beauty, colorism, racist undertones, and low self-esteem. With skin-lightening comes

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