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Big pool of coronavirus cases going undetected, German researchers say
Widespread testing and isolation of infected people ‘needed to stop renewed outbreak’. About 6 per cent of cases identified worldwide, study estimates
A British Airways pilot out of work due to the coronavirus pandemic has got a new job as a Tesco delivery driver
Peter Login, who is used to flying passengers around the world in a 747, has been saluted for his temporary change of career as a key worker dropping groceries off to customers in lockdown during the crisis.
Half of UK adults exposed to fake coronavirus news online
Nearly half of UK adults have been exposed to false or misleading information about coronavirus online in the last week, a UK media regulator has said.
Coronavirus: as governments feud, researchers, scientists and tech firms fill collaborative void in search for cure
Joint efforts of health care industry, pharmaceutical companies and tech firms are a stark contrast to the Washington-Beijing divisiveness. As many as 332 Covid-19 clinical trials have been launched from China, South Korea, Europe and No...
A Man With The Coronavirus Hugged People At A Funeral And A Birthday Party. Three Of Them Died.
A federal report details how a potential "super-spreading event" in Chicago likely infected 15 people at two family gatherings, three of whom died of COVID-19.
Nurses who wore bin bags due to PPE shortage 'all test positive for coronavirus'
Three nurses who wore bin bags on their shifts due to a shortage in personal protective equipment (PPE) have reportedly tested positive for coronavirus.
165,000 test kits from South Korea arrive in Cayman
Cayman has received a shipment of test kits which government purchased from a South Korean company.
Cayman: Money transfer services in limbo
It is unlikely money transfer services will be authorised to resume operations in the immediate future, as government has rejected one of two proposals for those businesses to reopen during soft curfew hours.
US authorities seize Cayman medical supplies
Medical supplies purchased by the Health Services Authority have been confiscated by the United States government, Premier Alden McLaughlin confirmed.
COVID-19 lockdown 'has sidelined all side chicks'- Skelton-Cline
Even as the COVID-19 pandemic has killed thousands worldwide, disrupted lives and virtually brought the Virgin Islands economy to a standstill, pastor and commentator, Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline says a benefit of the virus is it is forci...
COVID-19: Governor praises Fahie administration for bold strategies
Governor of the Virgin Islands H.E. Augustus J. U. Jaspert says while he is encouraged to learn that the Government’s strategy for containing COVID-19 in this Territory appears to be working, all is not over as yet.
No particular 'spike' in domestic-related violence - CoP Matthews
Speaking exclusively to Virgin Islands News Online (VINO), Commissioner of Police, Mr Michael B. Matthews says the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) is getting calls for more domestic-related incidents than anything else as a res...
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RVIPF rolls out new measures to ward off COVID-19 | Things the public should know
The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force has implemented several precautionary measures to safeguard police officers from contracting COVID-19 while in the line of duty.
No tolerance! Premier alerted to pockets of domestic abuse locally
Renewed calls have been for men in the British Virgin Islands to stop perpetrating acts of domestic violence.
'Medical staff vigilant but uneasy in COVID-19 crisis'
While medical staff at the Dr D Orlando Smith Hospital in Road Town remain vigilant, Chief Medical Officer Dr Irad Potter said there is some unease among the staff due to the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19).
Local youths encouraged to ‘be creative’ on social media during lockdown
Young persons living in the territory are being challenged to utilize social media platforms creatively during this ongoing lockdown period.
Coronavirus, sex and drugs: how privileged kids of Venezuela’s elite still party in the pandemic
Embarrassing Instagram posts of raucous partying leak as poor nation is engulfed by food and medicine shortages. Among young revellers was Jesus Amoroso, son of president’s top anti-corruption official
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N95, surgical face mask or DIY? Experts say ‘something better than nothing’
After the United States recommended citizens make their own cloth face masks, experts weigh in on their effectiveness. Research shows surgical masks work, but even the gold standard N95 respirators should not be used as a substitute for ...
One virus, two Americas
After coursing through New York and other cities, Covid-19 is now hitting small towns, in different ways. Here's a look at how one in Ohio and another in Arkansas have fared.
Kazakh family win Unexplained Wealth Order battle over London homes
Two members of Kazakhstan's political elite have won a High Court challenge against Unexplained Wealth Orders.
Boris Johnson 'improving' as intensive care treatment continues
Prime Minister Boris Johnson is "improving" after two nights in intensive care with coronavirus, Chancellor Rishi Sunak has said.
Influencers among 'key distributors' of coronavirus misinformation
Study suggests mainstream news outlets struggling to compete with celebrities’ and politicians’ reach
UK schools will not reopen straight after Easter, officials say
No 10 and Welsh government insist it will only happen when scientific advice says it is safe
Coronavirus: 100 days that changed the world
It started with a warning. It turned into a pandemic that has transformed life as we know it
Coronavirus deaths JUMP by 936 in one day across UK in new record high
The UK has seen its single sharpest increase in coronavirus-related deaths recorded over a day, pushing the country's death toll over 7,000.
Taiwan's aggressive efforts are paying off in fight against COVID-19
As the coronavirus pandemic spreads around the world, Taiwan seems to have it under control. The island is only 80 miles off the coast of mainland China and very near to where the virus originated; plus there were many daily flights to i...
US cases pass 400,000
World stats: 1,506,061 Cases and 88,085 Deaths from COVID-19 Virus Pandemic. Boris Johnson’s condition ‘improving’ in hospital as UK deaths hit 7,000
Zoom sued for overstating, not disclosing privacy, security flaws
Zoom Video Communications Inc was slapped with a class action suit by one of its shareholders on Tuesday, accusing the video-conferencing app of overstating its privacy standards and failing to disclose that its service was not end-to-en...
Miss England Bhasha Mukherjee Resumes Work As Doctor Amid COVID-19 Crisis
Miss England 2019, Bhasha Mukherjee, has resumed her career as a doctor amid the coronavirus crisis. Ms Mukherjee, who was in India for a humanitarian trip, returned to the UK to continue her work as a doctor as coronavirus cases surged ...
Amid coronavirus, Panama archbishop gives Palm Sunday blessing from helicopter
A Catholic archbishop went to new heights to deliver the traditional Palm Sunday blessing as the coronavirus pandemic forces churches to close their doors.
Several European countries to relax coronavirus lockdown measures as Asia tightens up amid new wave
The governments of Norway, Denmark, Austria and the Czech Republic have announced plans to ease lockdown restrictions put in place to slow the rapid spread of the coronavirus outbreak despite a second wave of infections hitting several c...
WHO chief addresses death threats and racist insults: 'I don't give a damn'
The leader of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said Wednesday he's received death threats and racist insults while running the global efforts to fight the coronavirus pandemic.
How Taiwan overcame it's face mask shortage
Countries around the world are reporting shortages of protective equipment such as face masks - for medical staff and for ordinary cititzens. But one country that's avoided this problem is Taiwan. So how did they do it - and could their ...
Chinese Emergency Pandemic Mask Factory Visit
Join me as I tour one of the many new mask factories that have been set up to supply the global mask demand during the covid-19 crisis
WHO director hits back at Trump threat to defund agency
The head of the World Health Organization took aim at President Trump’s criticism of the agency on Wednesday, telling him and other world leaders not to politicize the coronavirus crisis “if you don’t want many more body bags.”
Pampered Kuwaitis quibble in five-star quarantine
KUWAIT CITY: The meat is too fatty and the staff are slow to clean up coffee stains - some Kuwaitis quarantined in five-star hotels due to the coronavirus outbreak have a litany of complaints.
Pandemic Could Cause Deepest Economic Recession 'Of Our Lifetimes': WTO Chief
"As we face what may well be the deepest economic recession or downturn of our lifetimes, we should aim to make the most of all potential drivers of sustainable growth to reverse this situation," he told a virtual news conference in Geneva.
The psychology behind a pandemic - Acclaimed psychologist Steven Pinker
As the lockdown continues and uncertainty abounds it can be difficult to remain optimistic.
Top EU scientist resigns in Covid-19 political row
Mauro Ferrari says he lost faith in the system, criticising EU scientific governance and politics.
African Americans hit hard by COVID-19
In Chicago, African Americans comprise 30% of the population but account for a staggering 72% of deaths.
Coronavirus outbreak eats into EU unity
The coronavirus crisis really brings into question what the EU is all about. Clearly not a United States of Europe, as eurosceptics have often claimed. Far from it.
The Stupidity of the day: ‘PM completely deserves this’: Labour mayor censured for suggesting BoJo MERITED his Covid-19 illness
A Labour Party UK mayor made national headlines after she said that Boris Johnson contracting coronavirus served him right for his sloppy handling of the outbreak. The PM remains hospitalized in intensive care with Covid-19.
Staggering Surge Of NYers Dying In Their Homes Suggests City Is Undercounting Coronavirus Fatalities
Deaths at home hit record numbers, but they’re not all counted in the official coronavirus toll.
Taiwan joins Canada in banning Zoom for government video conferencing
Zoom's daily users ballooned to more than 200 million in March
Good news: Boris Johnson's 'temperature has fallen' a day after going into intensive care
Boris Johnson’s persistently high temperature has fallen as he continues emergency treatment for coronavirus.
‘There is no way’ SSB can pay unemployment benefits – Antonette Skelton
Following calls by a number of persons in the Territory, including medical practitioner and businessman, Dr Heskith A. Vanterpool, for the Social Security Board (SSB) to step up in this COVID-19 crisis and make a payout to persons made u...
Back to life: Thousands Of People Crowded Public Spaces After Chinese Cities Ended Their Coronavirus Quarantines
Over the weekend, thousands of people flocked into China's public spaces and parks for an attempt at normalcy during a deadly coronavirus pandemic that's far from over. As major cities across the country lifted their quarantine restricti...
Donald Trump threatens to cut off WHO funding over agency’s handling of outbreak
US president says World Health Organisation knew about the dangers of the coronavirus months before it took any action. The United States is the largest contributor to the 194-member UN body
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