President Donald Trump renewed his criticism of China on Wednesday over the global coronavirus pandemic and said it has been worse for the United States than Pearl Harbor and 9/11.As Germany unveiled plans for a return to near-normality - including a 15 May restart of the Bundesliga - the European Union forecast a historic recession…
France will begin a gradual but "risky" return to normality on May 11, with shops, markets and some schools reopening after an eight-week coronavirus lockdown that saved over 60 000 lives, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said on .But life will not be as before, with face masks compulsory on public transport, working from home strongly…
Millions of Europeans emerged with relief from coronavirus confinement on Monday, with hard-hit Italy leading the way out of the world's longest lockdown, AFP reports.At least 3.5 million people are now known to have been infected, but US President Donald Trump offered hope for an end to the pandemic, saying he believed there would be…
The UN on Friday joined forces with world leaders and the private sector on an initiative to speed up development of Covid-19 vaccines and treatments, and ensure equal access for all."This is a landmark collaboration to accelerate the development, production and equitable distribution of vaccines, diagnostics, and therapeutics for Covid-19," World Health Organization chief Tedros…
Here are the latest developments in the coronavirus crisis:- Trump calls to 'liberate' states -US President Donald Trump issues calls to "liberate" Michigan, Minnesota and Virginia in a series of tweets, which are quickly rebuked by the Democratic leaders of all three states.Demonstrators in the three states have staged public rallies this week to demand…
Congressional Republicans on Thursday urged US President Donald Trump to condition US funding for the World Health Organisation on the resignation of its chief over his handling of the coronavirus pandemic.LIVE | All the latest coronavirus and lockdown updatesSeventeen Republicans on the House Foreign Affairs Committee said they had "lost faith" in Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus'…
The first coronavirus infections in Italy date back to January, according to a scientific study presented on Friday, shedding new light on the origins of the outbreak in one of the world's worst-affected countries.Italy began testing people after diagnosing its first local patient on 21 February in Codogno, a small town in the wealthy Lombardy…
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres warned on Tuesday about a "dangerous epidemic of misinformation" surrounding the global coronavirus outbreak."This is a time for science and solidarity," Guterres said in a statement and video message."As the world fights the deadly Covid-19 pandemic - the most challenging crisis we have faced since the Second World War -…
2020-04-14 06:05 In this time of Corona, in the same way you are staying at home in a duty to #FlattenTheCurve of the virus, you also need to play a role in breaking the chain of viral fake news, writes Mandy Wiener. In a spectacle which highlighted the extent of the Fake News tsunami that has…
Maseru – Lesotho's police minister has been arrested for failing to appear in court to face charges for flouting coronavirus lockdown regulations after he was seen buying alcohol, his office said on Tuesday.Buying and selling alcohol has been prohibited in the landlocked kingdom of Lesotho during a 24-day nationwide lockdown due to end at midnight…