Health secretary: ‘Window is closing’ to stop coronavirus as US cases pass 2.5m | Coronavirus outbreak

US health secretary Alex Azar has warned that “the window is closing” on the country’s chance to take action to effectively curb the coronavirus, as the number of confirmed cases surpassed 2.5m. The Health and Human Services secretary pointed to a recent surge in infections, particularly in the south and said people have “to act […]

The Domino Effect of Covid-19 – Challenges Facing Businesses in Wales

  Written by: Lloyd PowellHead of ACCA Wales     The economic and social impact of the pandemic has expanded, challenges are growing for businesses. So how do we stop the domino effect of Covid-19? How to balance economic needs against public health? This is precisely the dilemma the Welsh Government is facing when deciding […]

Coronavirus: Number of Covid-19 infections tops 10m worldwide

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Cases have been rising particularly rapidly in Latin American The number of confirmed coronavirus cases around the world has passed the milestone of 10 million, according to Johns Hopkins University in the US. The virus emerged in China late last year and spread across the globe. It has led to […]

COVID-19: Considerations for Wearing Cloth Face Coverings

CDC recommends that people wear cloth face coverings in public settings when around people outside of their household, especially when other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain. Cloth face coverings may help prevent people who have COVID-19 from spreading the virus to others. Cloth face coverings are most likely to reduce the spread of COVID-19 […]

In Haiti, coronavirus spreads in slums, showing challenge for Latin America

PORT-AU-PRINCE/HAVANA (Reuters) – Berthony Clermont shares a two-room flat without running water with 10 relatives in the Haitian capital’s Cite Soleil slum, so when he fell ill with the novel coronavirus, they all did. Health personnel with the medical charity Medecin Sans Frontieres or Doctors Without Borders (MSF) get ready at the dressing area before […]

Coronavirus: UK ‘on knife edge’ ahead of lockdown easing, scientist warns

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A major incident was declared on Bournemouth beach as people flocked to the coast during this week’s heatwave The UK remains “on a knife edge” and must act “sensibly” over the summer months to stop a second wave of coronavirus, a scientist has warned. Sir Jeremy Farrar said he […]