A secretive ‘cult’ is at the center of a surge of coronavirus cases in South Korea

The 88-year-old Lee told his followers in an internal message that the virus was the work of the devil “to stop the rapid growth of Shincheonji,” according to South Korea’s Yonhap news agency. “Just like Job’s faith was tested, it is an attempt to destroy our progress,” he wrote.

Who is Professor Chris Whitty? England’s chief medical officer and speaker at coronavirus briefings

He recently urged young people to exercise great caution due to the outbreak: “It is clear that children get this disease much less strongly than adults, I think the data on that is pretty strong now, and it certainly is the case that the majority of those that end up dying sadly are people who […]

Andrew McCarthy: Coronavirus primary – Supreme Court’s ruling in Wisconsin case misunderstood

The majority’s unsigned opinion explains that the issue the court was called upon to decide was a narrow one, pertaining to absentee ballots. Specifically, at the urging of Democratic Party organizations concerned about the COVID-19 pandemic’s effects on voting, federal District Judge William Conley (an Obama appointee) extended the deadline for receipt of mail-in ballots […]

Coronavirus live updates: State agents seize respirators, surgical masks in Alameda County raids

6:54 a.m. Marin public health officer details “humbling” infection experience: Marin County’s public health officer Dr. Matt Willis spent 16 days in isolation with COVID-19 before he started recovering, he said in a video update. Willis said he had been four days without a fever by Tuesday, when the video was released, and his symptoms […]

The Highest Coronavirus Death Rates in States with over 5,000 Confirmed Cases

Michigan has the next highest death rate with 4.5 percent of the 18,970 who have tested positive dying with COVID-19. New York is third on the list, and has by far the most confirmed COVID-19 cases with 142,384 confirmed cases, making it the epicenter of the novel coronavirus in the U.S. The state has a […]

Coronavirus Roundup: Deadly Day For Bay Area; Santa Cruz Bans Surfing; Senior Center Outbreaks Grow

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — The tsunami of news about the current coronavirus outbreak and now the shelter-in-place can be overwhelming. To help you navigate through what you need to know — KPIX.com/KPIX 5 News/CBSN Bay Area — will be publishing a news roundup each morning of the top coronavirus-related stories from the last 24 […]

Purab Kohli and his family contracted Covid-19, says tried home remedies to manage coronavirus impact

The ‘Forrest Gump’ actor was the first Hollywood A-lister to come out in the open and share his diagnoses with the world. The 63-year-old Hanks, who has Type 2 diabetes,, took to Instagram last Wednesday to share that he and his wife Rita Wilson had tested positive for the contagious disease while shooting for an […]

Coronavirus latest: Germany headed for deep recession, report says

Peru: President Martin Vizcarra said he was coordinating with other South American countries to request a line of credit from the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB). Vizcarra said the group would ask for at least $15 billion to combat the coronavirus. He held a videoconference with the presidents or foreign ministers of Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay to […]

Coronavirus latest: Swiss look to easing lockdown

Brazil: Health Minister Luiz Henrique Mandetta said the country was facing a “serious problem” getting enough ventilators to cope with the coronavirus epidemic. Mandetta added that Brazil had reached out to China to ensure it would be able to fill an order for face masks as coronavirus deaths accelerated.  ”We need to bring 40 million masks from China,” […]

RPT-SPECIAL REPORT-Johnson listened to his scientists about coronavirus – but they were slow to sound the alarm

Indeed, the government’s Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies, SAGE, had recommended that day, with no dissension recorded in its summary, that the UK reject a China-style lockdown. SAGE decided that “implementing a subset of measures would be ideal,” according to a record of its conclusions. Tougher measures could create a “large second epidemic wave once […]