Spain’s breathtaking death toll overtakes China

Life in the virus-infested Chinese province of Hubei is slowly returning to normal. Factory workers return to work and cars drive onto the streets again. In Wuhan, where the new corona virus was first discovered in December, residents are now allowed to leave the city, but Hubei is only allowed to leave on April 8. […]

How viruses broke containment and spread all over the world

Stop the flights. Stop the boats. Close the borders. Why didn’t it all stop that COVID-19 infected the world? COVID-19 has two properties that made containment almost impossible. It takes up to two weeks between the infection and the appearance of symptoms. And for part of that time, ignorant sufferers can be ignorant spreaders. Some […]

“There are no funerals:” Death in quarantine leaves no reason for mourning

(Reuters) – The long life of Alfredo Visioli was infected by the corona virus at the age of 83 and ended with a short ceremony in a cemetery near Cremona, his hometown in northern Italy. FILE PHOTO: Cemetery workers and funeral directors in protective masks transport a casket of a person who has died from […]

Global powers are throwing money into the worsening coronavirus crisis

WASHINGTON / LONDON (Reuters) – The world’s richest nations have prepared more expensive measures on Tuesday to combat the global effects of the corona virus, which has infected tens of thousands of people, triggered social restrictions that have not been seen since World War II, and that Economies has entered a recession. With the highly […]

All of your questions about COVID-19 have been answered

The deadly corona virus has now spread to at least 155 countries, infecting more than 180,000 people and killing more than 8000 people. Governments and health agencies around the world are trying to curb the pandemic, close schools, ban public gatherings, and declare emergency situations. As the virus continues to spread rapidly around the world, […]

‘Test, test, test’: the WHO boss’s coronavirus message to the world

LAUSANNE / ZURICH (Reuters) – On Monday, the World Health Organization called on all countries to step up their testing programs to best slow the progression of the coronavirus pandemic, and asked companies to boost the production of vital devices to overcome acute bottlenecks. “We have a simple message to all countries – test, test, […]

Social distancing alone is “not enough,” says WHO chief

The World Health Organization has asked countries to test every suspected case of COVID-19 as the rest of the world has registered more cases and deaths from the pandemic than China. “You can’t fight a fire blindfolded,” WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told reporters in a virtual press conference from the UN agency’s headquarters in […]