Global coronavirus deaths exceed 700,000, one person dies every 15 seconds on average

Even in parts of the world that had appeared to have curbed the spread of the virus, countries have recently seen single-day records in new cases, signaling the battle is far from over. Australia, Japan, Hong Kong, Bolivia, Sudan, Ethiopia, Bulgaria, Belgium, Uzbekistan and Israel all recently had record increases in cases.

Gargling solution flies off Japan’s shelves after governor touts anti-virus effect

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese drugstores were stripped bare of gargling solution by Wednesday, a day after the governor of the western prefecture of Osaka suggested it could help fight coronavirus, triggering panicked buying reminiscent of the early days of mask shortages.

Singapore migrant worker mental health in spotlight after self harm incident

“We’ve heard of the extreme distress due to the inability to provide for families, inability to service debts to money lenders and banks and inability to fund medical care for children and elderly parents,” said Deborah Fordyce, president of migrant rights group, Transient Workers Count Too (TWC2).

HHS Secretary Azar to be most senior US official to visit Taiwan

FILE – In this Feb. 7, 2020, file photo, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, who is also chairman of the President’s Task Force on the Novel Coronavirus, speaks at the Health and Human Services headquarters in Washington. Azar will visit Taiwan in coming days in the highest-level visit by an American Cabinet official […]

US health chief to make most senior visit to Taiwan in decades

The US also led a diplomatic campaign to restore Taiwan’s observer status in the World Health Assembly (WHA), an annual meeting of World Health Organization (WHO) members. Led by the US, a group of eight countries including Japan, the UK and Australia, issued a joint letter calling for Taiwan’s inclusion in the WHA, a move […]

Grigor Dimitrov tested positive for COVID-19 during Adria Tour and now he’s dealing with the symptoms

“This is where the virtue of patience comes in a little bit and I think those people need to start thinking about their mental state. I think this is very important and it’s not something to be underestimated. It doesn’t matter how old you are, what background you have, how much money you have. I’d […]

Joyce reminds child care providers to apply for grants

The Illinois Department of Human Services is distributing $270 million in available funding to assist child care providers across the state with reopening in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Licensed child care providers that meet the eligibility criteria may apply for Child Care Restoration Grants.

The downward spiral of Ellen DeGeneres’ public persona: A complete guide

Meanwhile, as other unflattering stories about DeGeneres continue to crop up – YouTuber NikkieTutorials made headlines talking about her negative experience on the show; fans recalled an uncomfortable interview in which DeGeneres pressured Mariah Carey to confirm her pregnancy – other celebrities are taking the unusual step of speaking up.

Those we named took our contracts, NDDC insists

Jackrich who noted that the N6.2billion was specifically approved by President Buhari also in April for procurement and distribution of palliatives to residents of the nine states covered by the commission, said, “Today, all of that can be regrettably described as a show of shame and a scam. The N6.25billion that was magnanimously approved by […]