Coronavirus cases in Russia fall for third day, Kremlin says situation still tense

FILE PHOTO: Law enforcement officers wearing protective masks stand guard at a checkpoint set up after Moscow authorities tightened up measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Moscow, Russia April 13, 2020. REUTERS/Tatyana Makeyeva

Britain’s ‘nationalistic’ view on coronavirus vaccine race could see UK miss out

These fears were echoed by Diarmuid McDonald of campaign group Just Treatment, which last year helped force a pharma firm to drop the price of cystic fibrosis drugs the NHS had said it could not afford.

WHO Official Warns Against Reopening African Nations Unable to Duly Test, Treat Patients

“So you need to ensure strong capacity before opening up”, Yao argued, adding that the mismanagement of de-confinement can lead to an “explosive” post-lockdown situation. The official further cited a report published earlier this month by the WHO Regional Office for Africa, warning that more than 200 million people in Africa are at risk of […]

Special Report: Bolsonaro brought in his generals to fight coronavirus. Brazil is losing the battle

Teich’s departure accelerated military influence within the Health Ministry. Eduardo Pazuello, an active-duty Army general with no medical background, is now interim health minister. Of the eight people at the top of the ministry, only one had a military background in March. Now three of them do. At least 13 military personnel also have been […]

Mistrustful of state, Brazil slum hires own doctors to fight virus

The residents’ association has hired a round-the-clock private medical service including three ambulances, two doctors, and two nurses, as well as drivers and support staff. While President Jair Bolsonaro has dismissed the virus as “a little flu” and told Brazilians to get back to work, Barata is sleep-deprived trying to get his favela ready for […]

Mexican funeral homes face ‘horrific’ unseen coronavirus toll

While death rates could vary according to neighborhoods and over time, infectious disease specialist Alejandro Macias, an academic and Mexico’s national commissioner for influenza during the H1N1 swine flu pandemic, was explained the news agency’s findings and said a calculation of more than twice the announced number of deaths sounded about right.

Greenery and repair of roads remain priorities in corona-affected Bratislava

“This year there will be a dense summer season in terms of the number of people who would like to relax, for example, in our city forests,” said Vallo, promising that the city would not save on maintenance and preparation of the city forests for the upcoming season.

Economic Watch: China to energize market entities to sustain growth

Preferential policies will continue to be implemented, including cutting tax and fees, lowering the share of employees’ basic old-age insurance paid by enterprises, and extending electricity price reduction for general industrial and commercial businesses to the end of the year.

Masks Mandatory on Taxis and Buses

Jung Eun-kyeong, the head of the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said, “The safest thing to do would be to return to classes after all risks of infection disappear, but due to the nature of the virus, it seems impossible to completely eradicate it and the epidemic is expected to linger for a […]