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U.S. coronavirus supply spree sparks outrage among allies
3 Apr 2020 at 3:16pm
From Europe to South America, U.S. allies are complaining about the superpower's "Wild West" tactics in outbidding or blocking shipments to buyers who have already signed deals for vital medical supplies.
Trump promotes voluntary use of cloth masks against coronavirus
3 Apr 2020 at 3:15pm
The U.S. government is now recommending Americans wear cloth face coverings on a voluntary basis to stem the spread of the deadly coronavirus, President Donald Trump said on Friday, adding that he himself would not be following the advisory.
IMF, WHO urge leaders to focus on health spending to get virus under control
3 Apr 2020 at 12:59pm
The IMF and the World Health Organization on Friday urged leaders of developing countries to prioritize paying medical staff, buying protective gear and other health expenditures in their response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
WHO opens door to broader use of masks to limit spread of coronavirus
3 Apr 2020 at 12:46pm
The World Health Organization on Friday said that medical masks should be prioritised for health workers, but it opened the door to greater public use of homemade masks or other mouth coverings as a way to reduce the spread of the coronavirus.
Spain overtakes Italy in coronavirus cases, death rate slows
3 Apr 2020 at 12:35pm
Spain overtook Italy for the first time on Friday for the number of confirmed coronavirus cases, but the overnight death toll fell from the previous day, providing a small glimmer of hope.
UK ramps up coronavirus trials but results 'a few months away'
3 Apr 2020 at 11:48am
Britain said on Friday it was launching the biggest clinical trial of possible treatments for coronavirus in the world but a leading health official cautioned that the results were likely a few months away.
UK nowhere near running out of ventilators: senior medic
3 Apr 2020 at 11:48am
Britain is not "anywhere close" to the scenario of running out of ventilators to treat COVID-19 patients at the peak of the spread of the virus, England's Deputy Chief Medical Officer Jonathan Van-Tam said on Friday.
Canada's Ontario warns coronavirus cases will soar without further distancing...
3 Apr 2020 at 11:43am
Ontario health officials on Friday projected 80,000 coronavirus cases in the province, Canada's most heavily populated region, by April 30 under current public health measures and urged people to restrict their movements.
Ireland sees four-fold rise in nursing home coronavirus clusters
3 Apr 2020 at 11:39am
Ireland has seen a more than four-fold increase in coronavirus outbreaks in nursing homes in the space of a week, prompting a number of new measures to protect vulnerable elderly residents, officials said on Friday.
CDC reports 239,279 coronavirus cases, 5,443 deaths
3 Apr 2020 at 11:19am
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Friday reported 239,279 cases of coronavirus, an increase of 26,135 cases from its previous count, and said the number of deaths had risen by 930 to 5,443.
"They just sedate them"; coronavirus overwhelms Spain's care homes
3 Apr 2020 at 11:13am
As Spain struggles desperately to cope with almost 120,000 coronavirus infections, it barely has the strength to help its overwhelmed care homes and their elderly residents, singularly vulnerable to the respiratory disease.
Britain's Prince Charles opens massive new field hospital to fight coronavirus
3 Apr 2020 at 10:55am
Britain's Prince Charles opened a new hospital in London on Friday, erected to provide thousands of extra beds for patients with the coronavirus and built in just nine days in a huge conference centre.
Bulgaria extends state of emergency to halt spread of coronavirus
3 Apr 2020 at 10:43am
Bulgaria's parliament approved the extension of a state of emergency by a month on Friday to stop the spread of the coronavirus, as the number of confirmed cases rose to 485.
Italy looks to safeguard biomedical valley leading fight against COVID-19
3 Apr 2020 at 10:39am
Italy plans to tighten health checks to ensure that work is not disrupted in a small northern town specialising in the production of medical supplies to tackle its coronavirus crisis.
3D printers forge face shields for fight against the coronavirus
3 Apr 2020 at 10:26am
Oscar Valera likes to use 3D printers to build an assortment of crafts, but he is now turning his hobby toward the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.