According to Nicola Sturgeon's plan, Scotland will be reopening in four stages over the next few months, with "phase one" expected to begin as early as next Thursday.
In the mid-March, Venezuela declared a state of emergency in the country due to the spread of coronavirus; so far, the country has registered only 824 cases of the infection and 10 deaths. However, 44% of these cases were diagnosed in the last five days, as many of the new patients were reportedly returning from Colombia.
Ex- US President Barack Obama and his successor recently exchanged verbal barbs, with the former slamming the administration’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, and Donald Trump countering by calling him ‘grossly incompetent’.
US President Donald Trump has been touting the anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine as a prophylactic against COVID-19, referring to it as a "game-changer" in the search for potential treatments for the novel respiratory disease, despite a lack of conclusive scientific evidence or large-scale clinical trials to support this.
Despite Swedish health officials and scientists placing their bets on herd immunity, merely 7.3 percent of Stockholmers, residents of the city most hit by COVID-19 in the entire country, appear to have developed antibodies.
However well-intentioned lockdowns are, doctors and researchers warn that a protracted isolation and anxiety stemming from measures to curb the pandemic may exert a higher toll than the virus itself.
There is a great underreporting of deaths and COVID cases in Brazil due to a dramatic lack of testing, says Brazilian political analyst Gustavo Guerreiro, shedding light on government resignations and looming impeachment probes against President Jair Bolsonaro amid the coronavirus pandemic in the country.
The death toll from the coronavirus throughout the world has reached 328,120, while over 4.99 million infections have been detected, and more than 1.89 million of those patients have recovered, according to Baltimore, Maryland's Johns Hopkins University, which tracks and compiles data from national and local authorities, media and other sources.
Fears of a second wave of COVID-19 have risen as governments across Europe claim to have passed the peak rate of infection, and lockdown measures begin to slowly be lifted while social distancing measures become less observed.
US President Donald Trump announced on Wednesday that he would be wrapping up his controversial hydroxychloroquine treatment before the week is out.
Coronavirus might pose a threat to Yemen, but it is far from the only problem facing the war-torn country, according to the ICRC spokesperson. In addition to the raging conflict that has claimed the lives of more than 100 thousand people, Yemen is also struggling to cope with constant floods and supplies of food and clean water.
April was found to be the deadliest month in the Scandinavian country since 1993, which in turn was the deadliest year since the 1918 Spanish flu epidemic, Statistics Sweden reported.
Earlier, it was reported that tech experts with Britain's National Health Service (NHS) were developing a mobile phone app using Bluetooth technology that would inform users if they have been in close proximity to those who tested positive for COVID-19, and urge them to get tested for the virus.
Donald Trump has faced widespread criticism for what was perceived as slow response to the pandemic and delays in efficiently mobilising COVID-19 testing across the country, which was hampered by a lack of availability of crucial equipment and supplies.
The Indigenous Peoples and Nations Coalition of Alaska have raised the alarm over the US state and federal government's unwillingness to shut down the Bristol Bay fishery in order to preserve the health and life of Alaska Natives amid the COVID-19 pandemic, say IPNC Ambassador Ronald Barnes and Oregon attorney Geoffrey D. Strommer.
Donald Trump has argued that China has withheld information about the novel coronavirus outbreak, and attacked the World Health Organisation by calling it “China's puppet”, while by contrast praising how “boldly” former WHO boss Gro Harlmen Brundtland handled the SARS outbreak in 2003 during her tenure.
The global death toll from the coronavirus infection has topped 328, 000, over 4.9 million cases of infection have been detected, and over 1.89 million of those patients have recovered, according to Johns Hopkins University, which tracks and compiles data from national and local authorities, media and other sources.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Rebekah Jones, who managed Florida's dashboard website that displayed the state's latest COVID-19 statistics, claims she was fired because she refused to manipulate data so that it would support the reopening of the economy, USA Today reported.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - US President Donald Trump said that he is instructing federal agencies to remove unnecessary regulations impeding the recovery of the country’s economy after the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
UNITED NATIONS (Sputnik) - The United States should stop using scapegoating practices during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and engage in the UN Security Council negotiations on a resolution addressing the global challenge, Chinese Ambassador to the United Nations Zhang Jun said in a statement.