Coronavirus: Trump defends hydroxychloroquine again

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionUS President Trump on Dr Fauci’s approval rating: “Nobody likes me” US President Donald Trump has again defended the use of hydroxychloroquine to ward off coronavirus, contradicting his own public health officials. He argued the malaria medication is only rejected as a Covid-19 treatment because he is […]

COFCO, Bunge grains plants hit in Argentina after COVID-19 cases detected

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Grains operations of Chinese food giant COFCO and U.S. agribusiness firm Bunge Argentina have been hit by the detection of cases of COVID-19 among workers, underscoring a challenge for the South American country as infection numbers rise. FILE PHOTO: Soy plants are seen at sunset on a farmland in Chivilcoy, on […]

Coronavirus: Double virus tests ‘could cut quarantine time’

Image copyright EPA People entering the UK from at-risk countries who test negative for coronavirus twice within several days might be allowed to leave quarantine early. The UK government is close to giving its backing to a trial, according to travel industry sources. Under current rules, those arriving in the UK from certain countries must […]

‘Get tested’ call as Covid-19 cases confirmed among visitors to Stone pub

Staffordshire County Council is now advising anyone who visited the Crown and Anchor Pub, off Station Road, in Stone, on July 16, 17 and 18 to get tested. The authority said they had been made aware of a number positive Covid-19 cases among those who had visited the pub on those dates. They are now […]

Malta says 65 rescued migrants test positive for COVID-19

FILE PHOTO: Rescued migrants are seen on an Armed Forces of Malta’s vessel after arriving in Senglea, in Valletta’s Grand Harbour, as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak continues, Malta July 27, 2020. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi -/File Photo VALLETTA (Reuters) – Sixty-five migrants who were in a group of 94 people rescued at sea and taken […]

Cluster of coronavirus cases identified at traveller site

Several cases of coronavirus have been identified at a council-run traveller site in Welshpool. Powys County Council has confirmed that a “number of residents” have tested positive for Covid-19 at Leighton Arches in the town. The council is now working with Public Health Wales and Powys Teaching Health Board to contain the spread of the […]

Prioritising nurses for Covid-19 vaccines ‘the right thing to do’, says ICN

28 July, 2020 By Gemma Mitchell Nurses and other health workers must be first in the queue for any Covid-19 vaccine that is discovered, the International Council of Nurses (ICN) has urged. The race to develop a vaccine is moving with pace with the World Health Organization (WHO) currently tracking moreā€¦ […]

Coronavirus: German officials ‘very concerned’ by rising cases

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Lothar Wieler warned this could be the start of a “second wave” The head of Germany’s public health agency has said he is “very concerned” by rising infections in the country. “We are in the middle of a rapidly developing pandemic,” Lothar Wieler, head of the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), […]