Coronavirus live news: number of global cases passes 750,000 with death toll over 36,000

Israel ’s prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu in self-isolation; Moscow announces lockdown of 12m people; Syria records first deathCoronavirus latest: at a glanceNew study sheds light on infection mechanismHungary passes law that critics say will let Orb án rule by decreeUK coronavirus updates – liveSee all our coronavirus coverage8.23pmBSTCardinalAngelo De Donatis, Pope Francis ’ vicar for the archdiocese of Rome, has become the highest-ranking Catholic official known to have tested positive.De Donatis ’ office has said he was tested for the virus after feeling unwell and has been admitted to a Rome hospital. His closest aides had gone into voluntary quarantine as a precaution.8.06pmBSTThe lockdown imposed upon Italians is being extend at least until Easter, the country ’s health ministerRoberto Speranza says. Italy ’s been under lockdown for three weeks and the restrictions were due to end on Friday.Continue reading...
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Authors: Ambrosino I, Barbagelata E, Ortona E, Ruggieri A, Massiah G, Giannico OV, Politi C, Moretti AM Abstract In December 2019 a novel coronavirus emerged in Wuhan, China causing many cases of severe pneumonia. World Health Organization (WHO) named this disease Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). The infection has rapidly spread across China to many other countries, and on March 12, 2020 the WHO declared pandemic outbreak of COVID-19. As of May 16, 2020, COVID-19 has been diagnosed in more than 4,490,000 patients, associated to 305,976 deaths worldwide; in Italy 224,760 COVID-19 cases have been reported with 31...
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Longest official mourning period in Spain ’s democracy; unrest grows in UK PM’s party over Dominic Cummings lockdown breach; WHO says Americas are new Covid-19 epicentre. Follow the latest updatesGlobal report: Germany to relax travel curbs as Spain mourns Covid-19 victimsTory unrest increases pressure on PM to sack Dominic CummingsAustralia coronavirus – liveCoronavirus latest: at a glance5.21amBSTIndonesia said Tuesday it is deploying 340,000 troops to clamp down on rampant social-distancing violations as coronavirus infections surge in the world ’s fourth most populous country, AFP reports.The mi...
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Pan American Health Organization warns of ‘very tough’ weeks ahead; US approaches 100,000 deaths; New Zealand has fifth day with no casesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe Americas have emerged as the new centre of the coronavirus pandemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said, as a US study forecast deaths surging inBrazil and other Latin American countries through August.“Now is not the time for countries to ease restrictions,” Carissa Etienne, WHO director for the Americas and head of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), said via videoconference.Continue reading...
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CONCLUSION: Lung function abnormalities, psychological impairment and reduced exercise capacity were common in SARS and MERS survivors. Clinicians should anticipate and investigate similar long-term outcomes in COVID-19 survivors. PMID: 32449782 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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The Chinese city where the outbreak began is seeking to test all its 11 million residents, and the pandemic has forced the fashion industry to take a hard look in the mirror.
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The United States is nearing a coronavirus death toll of 100,000
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WHO warns of second peak as global cases pass 5.5m; Irish taoiseach Leo Varadkar denies picnic with friends was rule breach; world health leaders urge green recovery. This blog is closedFollow the latest global coronavirus live blog herePutin says Russia past peak12.57amBSTWe ’ve fired up a brand new global coronavirus blog at the link below – join me there for the latest:Related:Coronavirus live news: Spain begins 10 days of mourning as global deaths near 350,00012.42amBSTIn England, regional flare-ups of coronavirus cases after rules are eased will be tackled with “local lockdowns”, the health sec...
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Countries where coronavirus infections are declining could still face an'immediate second peak'if they let up too soon on measures to halt the outbreak, the World Health Organization said on Monday.Reuters Health Information
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Open drainage ditch, Ankorondrano-Andranomahery, Madagascar. Credit: Lova Rabary-Rakontondravony/IPSBy Gareth Willmer and Fiona BroomMay 26 2020 (IPS) Crucial global goals to reduce hunger and poverty and curb climate change have gone backwards or stalled, the United Nations Secretary-General warns in a new report, as the COVID-19 outbreak moves from being a health crisis to becoming the “worst human and economic crisis of our lifetimes”. The number of people suffering hunger has increased, climate change is occurring faster than predicted, and inequality is increasing within and among countries, António...
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Resolve to Save Lives, an initiative launched by global health organization Vital Strategies, released a playbook that describes four essential actions governments need to take to reopen society quickly and safely in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic: Test widely—> Isolate infected people—> Find people who have been in contact with infected people—> Ask those people to quarantine for 14 days. Step three—contact tracing—is crucial for controlling spread of the novel coronavirus and for understanding how it spreads. While tech...
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