Brazil total COVID-19 deaths rise to 37,134, says state health secretaries

FILE PHOTO: Men run near a graffiti depicting a woman wearing a protective face mask, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, June 8, 2020. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil reported a total of 37,134 deaths due to coronavirus and 707,412 confirmed cases as of Monday, according to […]

UK Prime Minister – WATCH LIVE: #coronavirus press conference (8 June 2020)

Good afternoon and welcome The Downing Street Daily virus briefing and today I want to update you on social care as something that I know is of huge importance to everybody and I’d also like to welcome David Pearson press conference in his new as chair of our National Covid- 19 Social Care Support Task […]

Matt Hancock hails coronavirus ‘retreat’ as UK deaths tumble | Society

The health secretary, Matt Hancock, has claimed coronavirus is “in retreat across the country” as the number of recorded deaths among people testing positive for Covid-19 fell to the lowest daily level since before the lockdown was announced. A further 55 people died after contracting the virus in the UK, the lowest daily total reported […]

Asymptomatic spread of coronavirus is ‘very rare,’ WHO says

Coronavirus patients without symptoms aren’t driving the spread of the virus, World Health Organization officials said Monday, casting doubt on concerns by some researchers that the disease could be difficult to contain due to asymptomatic infections.  Some people, particularly young and otherwise healthy individuals, who are infected by the coronavirus never develop symptoms or only […]

India eases coronavirus lockdown as experts warn of rising infections | World news

India has taken a significant step towards loosening its lockdown, reopening places of worship, restaurants and shopping malls, despite coronavirus cases continuing to soar and experts warning the country was far from hitting its peak. Over the weekend India overtook both Italy and Spain to register the fifth highest number of coronavirus cases in the […]

Coronavirus patient in their 90s dies as daily UK death toll reaches lowest since lockdown

A woman in her 90s is the latest person to die after testing positive for coronavirus in Leicester. The patient, who was being cared for at the Evington Centre, had underlying health conditions. Her death on Sunday, May 31, was announced today, and is included in today’s national figures. A spokesperson for Leicestershire Partnership NHS […]

Coronavirus: John Magufuli declares Tanzania free of Covid-19

Image copyright AFP Image caption John Magufuli praised worshippers for not wearing masks and gloves Tanzania’s President John Magufuli has declared the country “coronavirus-free” thanks to prayers by citizens. “The corona disease has been eliminated thanks to God,” Mr Magufuli told worshippers in a church in the capital, Dodoma. The World Health Organization (WHO) has […]

COVID-19 in UK care homes coming under control, says minister

Health Secretary Matt Hancock speaks during a daily briefing to update on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at 10 Downing Street in London, Britain June 5, 2020. Pippa Fowles/10 Downing Street/Handout via REUTERS/Files LONDON (Reuters) – The COVID-19 epidemic in British care homes is coming under control, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said on Monday after […]