Governments in many countries have shut their borders, cancelled public events, and urged citizens to stay at home as COVID-19 continues to spread across the globe.
On 31 December 2019, China informed the World Health Organisation (WHO) about an outbreak of unknown pneumonia in the city of Wuhan in the country's Hubei Province. On 11 March, WHO declared the outbreak of the disease, caused by a new strain of coronavirus, a pandemic. More than 230,000 people are infected in 160 countries worldwide, and over 9,000 have died.
The United States is still topping the global coronavirus tally, as the number of infections in the country has surpassed 266,000, the count by Johns Hopkins University shows.
Despite being tasked with easing the medical burden of New York City hospitals during the COVID-19 novel coronavirus pandemic, the US Navy’s emergency medical ship is reportedly only 2% full with patients.
New seismological data shows that isolation policies geared toward combating the spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus are responsible for the recent reduction in seismic noise - allowing researchers to better detect earthquakes and other related events.
Prostitution is considered to be a legal activity in Germany, with many sex workers classified as self-employed. However, as the coronavirus pandemic has shut down many non-essential businesses in the country, including adult-entertainment establishments, some foreign prostitutes have found themselves in a difficult situation.
The Johnson government has set an ambitious goal of ramping up daily testing to 100,000 by the end of April, a dramatic reassessment of its earlier pledge to test 25,000 people per day by that date.
Iran is the hardest-hit country from the coronavirus in the Middle East, with 47,593 cases and 3,036 deaths officially confirmed as of Wednesday.
The US and the UK have both failed to adopt the swift-response strategies that proved successful in several Asian countries and territories with close links to China. The US now accounts for roughly one in four of all cases confirmed globally.
Just like the rest of California, San Francisco is under a stay-at-home order as the government is trying to reduce the rate of transmission of the novel coronavirus. The pandemic has put the city’s homeless population – one of the largest in the country – at risk, so the local authorities are scrambling for solutions to have them sheltered.
It seems that the President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte has once again managed to rile up the public with yet another colorful remark, this time related to the ongoing global coronavirus pandemic and the people who strive to contain it.
According to World Health Organisation (WHO) data, more than 800,000 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in the world to date. As the global corona-scare increases, a number of myths in relation to the COVID-19 disease have emerged.
The Prince of Wales praised the efforts of volunteers and of the NHS personnel who are currently striving to save people's lives and to contain the spread of COVID-19.
As Angelina Jolie explained, she wants to "help kids to have access to trusted content and tools that will be useful to them during the pandemic".
The former porn actress promised to donate all the money made from the sales of her new t-shirts to World Central Kitchen, a not-for-profit NGO devoted to providing meals in the wake of natural disasters.
Israel has nearly 5,600 confirmed cases of COVID-19, and has joined countries around the world in going into lockdown mode to try to curb the virus’s spread.
While the new invention can reportedly be used as a cheap and effective disinfectant, it remains to be seen whether it will be effective against the particular strain of coronavirus mankind is currently facing.
Despite his role in the Star Wars saga, Andrew Jack was mostly known as a British dialect coach. He had worked with Hollywood stars like Robert Downey Jr., Hugh Jackman and Chris Hemsworth, and crafted the accents for the Lord of the Rings trilogy.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced last Friday that he had tested positive for coronavirus. A photographer who was in close contact with Johnson went to a new temporary hospital in London before falling sick himself.
The US government is trying to curb the coronavirus outbreak in the country, as the United States has surpassed all other countries in the number of cases, with over 100,000 infected and at least 1,700 fatalities.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Should a COVID-19 outbreak begin in Libya, it will overwhelm the war-torn country's already overstretched healthcare system, Jennifer Bose Ratka, public information officer at the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Libya, said.
COVID-19 continues spreading across the world with most of the new cases registered in the United States, who has the highest numbers of those infected. At the same time, Italy and Spain have confirmed the highest numbers of deaths from the disease.