UK warns of tougher social distancing measures By AFP | Last Updated: 5th April, 2020, 22:37

Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said people's criticism and anger was justified, and she was right to apologise. But she backed her to remain rather than resign

UK warns of tougher social distancing measures

COVID-19 vs. Cold vs. Flu: What is the difference? COVID-19 vs. Cold vs. Flu

Some symptoms of this deadly disease also match with colds and flues. If some of those common symptoms are found in a human body, it becomes quite difficult


BBC animal park star Lord Bath  dies of coronavirus BBC animal park star Lord Bath dies of coronavirus

Longleat Safari Park has announced Lord Bath of Longleat has died after testing positive for the coronavirus


Ghana's confirmed COVID-19 cases rise to 214 Ghana's confirmed COVID-19 cases rise to 214

Of the nine confirmed cases, six are recorded in Accra and three in the second largest city Kumasi


India to switch off lights and turn on candles tonight to fight against Covid-19 India to switch off lights, turn on candles tonight to fight against Covid-19

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi today once again reminds the nation about 9 minutes tonight to switch off lights and turn on diyas as a gesture of solidarity of the citizens towards the fight against Coronavirus


Coronavirus: Spain 'close to passing peak' as deaths fall again Covid-19: Spain 'close to passing peak' as deaths fall again

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez extends lockdown measures until 25 April, saying the restrictions were "saving lives".



Trump requests Modi to release key Malaria drug ordered by US to fight Coronavirus Trump requests Modi to release key Malaria drug to fight Covid-19

Trump says that people in malaria affected-countries take malaria drug Hydroxychloroquine 


UAE doubles stimulus to counter coronavirus impact UAE doubles stimulus to counter coronavirus impact

Most of the new measures focused on easing financial and liquidity requirements for banks to free up cash for lending


Trump says 'toughest' weeks ahead as coronavirus spreads Trump says 'toughest' weeks ahead as coronavirus spreads

"There will be a lot of death, unfortunately," Trump says in a somber start to his daily briefing on the pandemic


Child aged five among new UK virus victims Child aged five among new UK virus victims

A total of 637 of the latest deaths are in England, the National Health Service (NHS) says


Indian singer Kanika Kapoor tests negative for coronavirus Indian singer Kanika tests negative for coronavirus

The Bollywood playback singer reveals the news via Instagram and has been under quarantine ever since


Coronavirus: Cruise ship with virus victims docks in Florida Coronavirus: Cruise ship with virus victims docks in Florida

As of Thursday, seven passengers and five crew members have tested positive for the coronavirus


Coronavirus: Global death toll climbs to 65,600 Coronavirus: Global death toll climbs to 65,600

A total of 1,212,922 people have been affected and 251,822 people have recovered worldwide in the disease, worldometer reported


Coronavirus: New York virus deaths surge past 3,500 New York virus deaths surge past 3,500

The US has more than 300,000 confirmed coronavirus cases and more than 8,000 people have died with the virus.


Man shot dead for flouting coronavirus rules in Philippines Man shot dead for flouting coronavirus rules in Philippines

A 63-year-old man has been shot dead by police in the Philippines after he became enraged for being told to wear a facemask


COVID-19: Death toll in Netherlands surpasses 1,600 COVID-19: Death toll in Netherlands surpasses 1,600

Some 336 people were also admitted to hospitals, bringing the total number of those under treatment to 6,622

 


Coronavirus death toll in United Kingdom rises by 708 Coronavirus death toll in United Kingdom rises by 708

The United Kingdom has recorded 708 new deaths from coronavirus, the largest one-day rise since the outbreak began


UN Secretary General renews his "Global Ceasefire" appeal

The call has been endorsed by an ever-growing number of Member States, some 70 so far, regional partners, non-state actors, civil society networks and organizations, and all UN Messengers of Peace


Coronavirus death toll tops 60,000 as cases sharply rise Coronavirus death toll tops 60,000 as cases sharply rise

The fight against the novel coronavirus took a turn for the worse on Wednesday night


 Thirteen Glasgow care home residents in Scotland die in one week Thirteen residents of Glasgow care home die in one week

All of the deceased residents had underlying health conditions and their families have been made aware


Married for 51 years, they died of  covid-19  six minutes apart Married for 51 years, they died six minutes apart

The inseparable couple had been married for more than 51 years and were living in Boynton Beach, Florida

 


Coronavirus: Power in India utilities gear up for blackout Sunday Covid-19: Power in India utilities gear up for blackout Sunday

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday urges people to switch off the lights at their homes and light up lamps, candles or mobile phone torches for nine minutes at 9 pm on Sunday to defeat the coronavirus


Bodies are being left in the streets in an overwhelmed Ecuadorian city Bodies are being left in streets in Ecuadorian city

The coronavirus pandemic is overloading the public services in the country's most populous city to a point of collapse


Coronavirus: 3,082 cases, 86 deaths reported in India Coronavirus: 3,082 cases, 86 deaths reported in India

The novel Coronavirus has infected almost 1.1 million people and killed more than 59,000 worldwide


Covid-19: Trump will not wear face mask despite advice for Americans Covid-19: Trump will not wear face mask despite advice for Americans

The guidelines has been issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the government's public health advisory agency


Covid-19: Near 120,000 cases, 14,681 deaths reported in Italy Covid-19: Near 120,000 cases, 14,681 deaths reported in Italy

Meanwhile, a moderate daily decrease in the number of new infections has been confirmed by the country's experts


Coronavirus: Global death toll climbs to 60,147 Coronavirus: Global death toll climbs to 60,147

A total of 1,130,591 people have affected and 235,891 people have recovered worldwide in the disease, worldometer reported


Coronavirus: US accused of ‘piracy’ over mask ‘confiscation’ Covid-19: US accused of ‘piracy’ over mask ‘confiscation’

The US company that makes the masks, 3M, has been prohibited from exporting its medical products to other countries under a Korean-War-era law invoked by US President Donald Trump


Coronavirus: China mourns Covid-19 victims with three-minute silence China holds three-minute silence for virus victims

A day of remembrance has been declared in China on Saturday to honour the more than 3,300 people who died of Covid-19


US 'wants 3M to end mask exports to Canada and Latin America' Trump ‘wants to stop mask exports to Canada’

In a statement on Friday, 3M said the government had invoked the act "to require 3M to prioritise orders from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (Fema) for our N95 respirators"


Coronavirus: New York forced to redistribute ventilators New York forced to redistribute ventilators

New York sees its highest single-day increase in deaths, up by 562 to 2,935 - nearly half of all virus-related US deaths recorded yesterday


India doctors, battling coronavirus, 'spat at and attacked' India doctors 'spat at and attacked'

The doctors had gone to a densely-populated area to check on a woman suspected of having Covid-19 when they came under attack


CNN anchor Brooke Baldwin tests positive for coronavirus CNN anchor Brooke Baldwin tests positive for coronavirus

Baldwin became the second CNN anchor to test positive for the virus. Chris Cuomo tested positive earlier in the week

 


Japan to give virus-hit nations Avigan for free Japan to give virus-hit nations Avigan for free

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told reporters on Friday that the government has so far received requests for the drug from about 30 countries


Coronavirus death toll in Europe tops 40,000 Coronavirus death toll in Europe tops 40,000

With a total of 40,768 deaths (out of 574,525 cases), Europe is the continent hardest hit by COVID-19


New 4,000-bed coronavirus field hospital opens in London New 4,000-bed coronavirus field hospital opens in London

Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who has also tested positive, said he would remain at home in quarantine because he still had a temperature


Health update and a warning in Boris Johnson's video from isolation Health update and a warning in Boris Johnson's video from isolation

Johnson, 55, became the most high-profile world leader to contract the virus when he announced he had tested positive


Spain reports another vast death toll, with 932 new fatalities Spain reports another vast death toll, with 932 new fatalities

Friday's figures mean that 10,935 Covid-19 deaths have been recorded in Spain


COVID-19 cases worldwide exceed 1 million COVID-19 cases worldwide exceed 1 million

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases worldwide has risen above 1 million, according to the new tally from Johns Hopkins University 


The show can't go on: Virus halts circus in Netherlands The show can't go on: Virus halts circus in Netherlands

For the foreseeable future, the circus is parked up behind an equestrian center in a northern Dutch town, waiting and hoping for an end to the crisis

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