Chinese tourist in France becomes first to die in Europe of coronavirus
An 80-year-old Chinese tourist infected with the coronavirus has died in France, the first fatality in Europe and the fourth outside mainland China from an epidemic that has shut Chinese factories, curbed travel and disrupted global supply chains.
More men also are infected than women, and they are hospitalized more frequently, new data show. A similar pattern was seen in China.
Doctors, firefighters and others who risk exposure to Covid-19 are being taken to court by ex-spouses who want to keep them away from their children.
As the coronavirus spreads and locked-down communities stock up, products needed by allergy sufferers are increasingly hard to come by.
SAN CRISTOBAL, Venezuela - Thousands of Venezuelan migrants who have returned to their country this month amid the coronavirus epidemic have been ordered into quarantine in makeshift shelters along the border, according to officials and rights activists.
Authorities in northern Italy have begun testing health workers for antibodies that may help identify individuals with immunity to the coronavirus as they look for ways to ease the lockdown imposed a month ago to contain the epidemic.Reuters Health Information
(WUHAN, China) — The lockdown that served as a model for countries battling the coronavirus around the world has ended after 11 weeks: Chinese authorities are allowing residents of Wuhan to once again travel in and out of the sprawling city where the pandemic began. As of just after midnight Wednesday, the city’s 11 million residents are now permitted to leave without special authorization as long as a mandatory smartphone application powered by a mix of data-tracking and government surveillance shows they are healthy and have not been in recent contact with anyone confirmed to have the virus. The occasion was ...
The Spanish epidemic has become a painful example of the tendency of one government after another to ignore the experiences of countries where the virus has already struck.
The actions the British government took in late March were better late than never. Yet, an initial nod to the herd immunity approach, followed by indecision and delay have made it more difficult to effectively combat the coronavirus epidemic.
I have studied the psychological effects of pandemics – and even a few weeks of isolation can cause lasting anxiety• Coronavirus latest updates• See all our coronavirus coverageI knew a pandemic was coming, but I didn ’t think it would be so soon. In the weeks before the outbreak of Covid-19 began in Wuhan, I was putting the finishing touches to a book about the psychology of pandemics. In my work as a clinical psychologist, I had spent years studying past outbreaksand examining what they could teach us about the psychological effects of the next virus.Based on the hallmarks of previous pandemics, som...
[263Chat] Zimbabwe doctors have asked government to provide them and other frontline medical practitioners with personal protective equipment (PPE) and to adequately equip public hospitals to protect them from the deadly coronavirus as they execute their duties and help slow the spread of the epidemic.