WHO warns the coronavirus is ‘getting worse,’ continues to accelerate

World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus speaks during a press conference following an emergency talks over the new SARS-like virus spreading in China and other nations in Geneva on January 22, 2020. Pierre Albouy | AFP | Getty Images More than six months after the coronavirus emerged in Wuhan, China, the “once-in-a-century pandemic” continues […]

In masks and gloves, Singaporeans vote under COVID-19 cloud

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Singaporeans wearing masks and gloves will cast their ballot on Friday under the cloud of the COVID-19 pandemic that is pushing the city-state’s economy towards its deepest recession and has made concerns over jobs the focus of the election. In power since independence in 1965, the ruling People’s Action Party is expected […]

South Africa warns of coronavirus ‘storm’ as outbreak accelerates across continent | Coronavirus outbreak

South Africa’s health minister has warned of a “storm” arriving and pleaded with the country’s 58 million inhabitants to change their behaviour to slow the spread of Covid-19. Zweli Mkhize said South Africa was still following an “optimistic” curve, with the peak of the outbreak likely to be lower than predicted, but warned that within […]

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Secretary’s statement on coronavirus (COVID-19): 9 July 2020

Coronavirus press conference (9 July 2020) For months now, our lives have been on hold. When the call came in March, we pressed pause on many of the things that brighten our lives. Meals with friends. Trips to the cinema or theatre. We had to close our gyms and swimming pools. Cancel our holidays. And […]

Coronavirus: Asymptomatic testing for taxi drivers and cleaners in England

Image copyright Getty Images People in “high-contact” professions, such as taxi drivers, pharmacists and cleaners will be tested for coronavirus even if they don’t have symptoms, as part of a pilot in England. The NHS said employers including Addison Lee and Boots will take part. Care workers and some NHS staff already have access to […]

Greece ready to reimpose coronavirus restrictions: Live updates | News

The Brazilian Press Association has filed a criminal complaint to the Supreme Court against President Jair Bolsonaro, after he took off his mask in a televised interview in which he announced he had tested positive for the coronavirus. Greek authorities say they are ready to re-impose public and travel restrictions next week, warning that […]