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Mainland China reports 10 new COVID-19 cases vs 17 a day earlier

Mainland China reports 10 new COVID-19 cases vs 17 a day earlier

Published 01/09/2020

BEIJING (Reuters) - Mainland China reported 10 new COVID-19 cases on Aug. 31, down from 17 reported a day earlier, the country’s health authority said [more…]

Opening up without control of COVID-19 is recipe for disaster, says WHO

Opening up without control of COVID-19 is recipe for disaster, says WHO

Published 31/08/2020

GENEVA (Reuters) - Countries with significant active spread of coronavirus must prevent amplifying events, as opening up without the virus being under control would be [more…]

WHO seeking $76 million for Lebanon after Beirut blast, concerned about coronavirus

WHO seeking $76 million for Lebanon after Beirut blast, concerned about coronavirus

Published 12/08/2020

CAIRO (Reuters) - The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday it had appealed for $76 million in aid for Lebanon after last week’s massive [more…]

Humanity versus disease showcased as London’s Science Museum reopens doors

Humanity versus disease showcased as London’s Science Museum reopens doors

Published 11/08/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - Exhibits showcasing humanity’s battle with infectious disease will greet visitors recently emerged from coronavirus lockdowns when London’s Science Museum re-opens its doors [more…]

China sends fighter jets as U.S. health chief visits Taiwan

China sends fighter jets as U.S. health chief visits Taiwan

Published 10/08/2020

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Chinese air force jets briefly crossed the mid-line of the Taiwan Strait on Monday and were tracked by Taiwanese missiles, Taiwan’s government [more…]

There may never be a ‘silver bullet’ for COVID-19, WHO warns

There may never be a ‘silver bullet’ for COVID-19, WHO warns

Published 03/08/2020

GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization warned on Monday that, despite strong hopes for a vaccine, there might never be a “silver bullet” for [more…]

Travel bans cannot be indefinite, countries must fight virus at home – WHO

Travel bans cannot be indefinite, countries must fight virus at home – WHO

Published 27/07/2020

GENEVA (Reuters) - Bans on international travel cannot stay in place indefinitely, and countries are going to have to do more to reduce the spread [more…]

Madagascar’s president says two lawmakers have died from COVID-19

Madagascar’s president says two lawmakers have died from COVID-19

Published 13/07/2020

ANTANANARIVO (Reuters) - Two lawmakers in Madagascar have died of COVID-19 and at least 25 members of parliament and of the senate have been infected [more…]

Global coronavirus cases rise above 13 million, U.S. infections surge

Global coronavirus cases rise above 13 million, U.S. infections surge

Published 13/07/2020

(Reuters) - Coronavirus infections rose above 13 million across the world on Monday, according to a Reuters tally, climbing by one million in just five [more…]

Pandemic exposes scientific rift over proving when germs are airborne

Pandemic exposes scientific rift over proving when germs are airborne

Published 11/07/2020

CHICAGO (Reuters) - The coronavirus pandemic has exposed a clash among medical experts over disease transmission that stretches back nearly a century - to the [more…]