Six more Covid-19 deaths in Northern Ireland
on March 29, 2020 at 3:01 pm
Six further people with coronavirus have died in Northern Ireland, taking the death toll in the region to 21. With 86 new cases of the infection reported today, the number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 stands at 410. The latest figures were reported by the ...
4 more test positive for Covid-19
on March 29, 2020 at 3:01 pm
Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe gives an update on the Covid-19 disease in Kenya at Afya House in Nairobi on March 28, 2020. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP. Advertisement. . The number of coronavirus cases in Kenya has risen to 42 ...
Surge in support for Fine Gael in new opinion poll
by Shane O'Brien on March 29, 2020 at 2:51 pm
A new opinion poll shows that support for Fine Gael has surged in response to how the party is handling the COVID-19 crisis. Fine Gael jumped 13% in the first opinion poll since February's general election and now holds 34% of public support. The opinion ...
Israel: Ultra-orthodox health minister keeps post in unity gov't as jostling for portfolios intensifies
on March 29, 2020 at 2:45 pm
Yaakov Litzman's performance during the pandemic has come under criticism. Israel's embattled Health Minister Yaakov Litzman - who came under fire for saying that the Messiah would redeem the people of Israel from the coronavirus pandemic before the ...
Air pollution in Cambridgeshire has dropped by a third since coronavirus outbreak
on March 29, 2020 at 2:39 pm
Air pollution in Cambridgeshire has dropped by a third as people stay home to beat the coronavirus outbreak. With fewer people on the move as all but necessary journeys were at first strongly discouraged and later banned, local monitoring stations are ...
Ontario reports 211 new COVID-19 cases, bringing total to 1355; Fauci predicts 100000-200000 deaths in US
on March 29, 2020 at 2:37 pm
The latest novel coronavirus news from Canada and around the world Sunday (this file will be updated throughout the day):. 10:36 a.m.: Ontario reports 211 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the provincial total to 1,355. That includes 21 deaths (two more than ...
Minor earthquake shakes parts of Quebec just outside Montreal
by Brittany Henriques on March 29, 2020 at 2:35 pm
There was a minor earthquake in Quebec on Sunday morning just 39 kilometres north-northeast of Montreal and 35 kilometres west-southwest of Sorel-Tracy. According to Earthquakes Canada, the tremor is recorded to have been a 3.6 magnitude ...
Jordan reports 40 new coronavirus infections, cordons off Irbid city
by Khitam Al Amir on March 29, 2020 at 2:33 pm
Dubai: Jordanian authorities have placed Irbid city under a complete lockdown after it recorded 26 new coronavirus infections on Thursday. Jordan recorded 40 new COVID-19 cases across the country in one day, taking its tally to 2012 infections. Authorities ...
Plane Used in Philippine Coronavirus Response Bursts Into Flames
by Jason Gutierrez on March 29, 2020 at 2:27 pm
MANILA — A plane used as an air ambulance by the Philippine health department to fight the coronavirus outbreak burst into flames as it took off from Manila's airport for Japan on Sunday night, killing all onboard, the airport said. The airplane was carrying ...
Saudi Intercepts Missiles in Attacks Claimed by Yemen's Houthis
on March 29, 2020 at 2:21 pm
RIYADH — Saudi Arabia said its air defenses intercepted two ballistic missiles on Saturday night in an attack that Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi group on Sunday said they had launched towards the capital Riyadh and southern areas near the Yemeni border.
Israel deliberately neglecting Palestinian prisoners amid coronavirus pandemic: Rights group
on March 29, 2020 at 2:19 pm
Sunday, 29 March 2020 2:47 PM [ Last Update: Sunday, 29 March 2020 2:47 PM ]. US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker. This file photo shows Palestinian prisoners at Israel's Megiddo prison. Israel is intentionally neglecting Palestinian prisoners ...
Hand Stamps, Bandannas and Sidewalk Chalk: India Looks to Low-Tech Coronavirus Solutions
by Vibhuti Agarwal on March 29, 2020 at 2:17 pm
The country's tradition of making do with what's available is contributing to the fight against the illness. It is too early to measure whether India's frugal innovations are working. Laborers crowded into a bus on Friday. Manish Swarup/Associated Press.
#LockdownOrDie: populous Indonesia under pressure
by Beo Da Costa on March 29, 2020 at 2:08 pm
JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's government faced increasing calls to tighten restrictions on movement as deaths from the coronavirus rose by 12 to 114 on Sunday in the world's fourth most populous nation which has so far resisted blanket lockdowns.
Across Europe, churches offer empty facilities to help fight COVID-19
by Jonathan Luxmoore on March 29, 2020 at 1:56 pm
OXFORD, United Kingdom - Catholic dioceses and religious orders across Europe are offering to turn church facilities into spaces needed for health care or housing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Church leaders throughout Europe have been struggling to ...
Health Ministry prepared to use training institutes for Covid-19 patients
by ASHLEY TANG on March 29, 2020 at 1:48 pm
PETALING JAYA: The Health Ministry is prepared to use all its training institutes as Covid-19 quarantine centres which would provide an additional 19,200 beds. Health Ministry director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah (pic) said the ministry initially ...
WHO Says It's Working With Taiwan Experts After Video Goes Viral
by Thomas Mulier on March 29, 2020 at 1:46 pm
The World Health Organization said it's working with Taiwanese health experts after an interview went viral in which a senior official appeared to hang up on a reporter who asked about the island's membership status in light of the Covid-19 outbreak.
Iran's coronavirus death toll reaches 2640
by Parisa Hafezi on March 29, 2020 at 1:41 pm
DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran's coronavirus death toll has risen to 2,640, a health ministry official said on Sunday, as the Middle East's worst-hit country grapples with the fast-spreading outbreak. A couple wear protective face masks, amid fear of coronavirus disease ...
One Blood in need of donors and locations for blood drives following coronavirus closures
on March 29, 2020 at 1:35 pm
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (CBS12) — Thousands of blood drives across the state have been cancelled to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. "What is going on will impact our operation for months to come," said Susan Forbes, the Senior Vice President of ...
Lidl delivers thousands of bags of free fruit and veg bags direct to hospitals for NHS staff
by Laura Abernethy on March 29, 2020 at 1:30 pm
Our NHS staff are heroes and we need to do what we can to take care of them during the coronavirus crisis. We've seen nurses struggling to buy food because of panic buying and thankfully, many supermarkets have introduced special hours for NHS staff to ...
Ontario reports 151 new cases of coronavirus as Doug Ford limits gatherings
by Salmaan Farooqui on March 29, 2020 at 1:24 pm
Ontario has introduced steep fines for price gouging and reduced the maximum size of gatherings as it works to curb the economic impact of COVID-19 while stemming its spread. Premier Doug Ford announced Saturday that he was slashing the number of ...