Infectious Diseases

Canada GDP likely to rise 3% in May on gradual reopening

Canada GDP likely to rise 3% in May on gradual reopening

Published 30/06/2020

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada’s real GDP is likely to grow 3% in May, bouncing back from a record decline in April, Statistics Canada said in [more…]

Italian whole-town study finds 40% of coronavirus cases had no symptoms

Italian whole-town study finds 40% of coronavirus cases had no symptoms

Published 30/06/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - A study of coronavirus infections that covered almost everyone in the quarantined north Italian town of Vò found that 40% of cases [more…]

Britain urgently needs to see China law on Hong Kong, says UK PM’s spokesman

Britain urgently needs to see China law on Hong Kong, says UK PM’s spokesman

Published 30/06/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain urgently needs to see the legislation China passed regarding Hong Kong to determine whether it has breached the joint declaration and [more…]

Hong Kong May retail sales tumble as spending, tourism evaporate

Hong Kong May retail sales tumble as spending, tourism evaporate

Published 30/06/2020

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong’s retail sales in May slumped 32.8% from a year earlier, falling for the 16th consecutive month as the virus [more…]

India’s Modi warns of coronavirus ‘negligence’ as some cities extend lockdowns

India’s Modi warns of coronavirus ‘negligence’ as some cities extend lockdowns

Published 30/06/2020

CHENNAI/NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India’s prime minister on Tuesday warned citizens against flouting rules to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, as he extended [more…]

Britain locks down city of Leicester after COVID-19 flare-up

Britain locks down city of Leicester after COVID-19 flare-up

Published 30/06/2020

LEICESTER, England (Reuters) - Britain has imposed a stringent lockdown on the English city of Leicester following a local flare-up of the novel coronavirus, overshadowing [more…]

India’s Modi extends free foodgrain program for poor battling coronavirus

India’s Modi extends free foodgrain program for poor battling coronavirus

Published 30/06/2020

MUMBAI (Reuters) - The Indian government will extend a free foodgrain distribution scheme for 800 million people amid the ongoing pandemic until the end of [more…]

Italy’s Cassandra: the scientist who challenged WHO guidelines

Italy’s Cassandra: the scientist who challenged WHO guidelines

Published 29/06/2020

ROME (Reuters) - Andrea Crisanti says his one regret is that he didn’t yell loudly enough at the beginning, when the dead had yet to [more…]

Coronavirus cases in India cross 500,000 as big cities reel from surge

Coronavirus cases in India cross 500,000 as big cities reel from surge

Published 27/06/2020

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India reported over 17,000 new coronavirus cases over the last 24 hours, pushing the country’s total above 500,000, federal health ministry [more…]

Poland’s prime minister sees fast economic recovery

Poland’s prime minister sees fast economic recovery

Published 22/06/2020

WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland’s Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said on Monday he expects the country’s economy to recover quickly from the damage caused by the [more…]