As coronavirus hits Venezuela, Maduro further quashes dissent

Four physicians at the hospital on Maduro’s coronavirus list told Reuters that Avila’s warnings are accurate. The doctors, who asked not to be identified, said the hospital has none of the materials Avila mentioned and that, crucially, it has no ventilators, which have been vital in other countries to help COVID-19 patients breathe.

Brazil doctor urges caution on coronavirus ‘game changer’ drug

“The treatment … has been shown to be effective in patients now being treated. In the coming days, these results can be presented to the public, bringing the necessary atmosphere of tranquility and serenity to Brazil and the world,” Bolsonaro said.

Putin says Russia can beat virus in two-three months as flights halted, shops to shut

Addressing a businessman who said it might take 2-3 months for normal conditions to return, Putin added: “But when we finally get out of this situation, and we definitely will get out of it… I hope that will be even sooner than what you said.”

EXPLAINER-What we don’t yet know about the coronavirus

Central bank measures have sought to keep financial markets functioning, including areas that keep the real economy humming, such as the markets where companies go to raise short term cash to pay staff and where cities go to raise money for roads and schools. Steps taken by governments, such as the $2 trillion U.S. stimulus […]

Health condition of 42 COVID-19 patients in HCM City sees improvement

HCM City (VNA) – The health condition of 42 COVID-19 patients under treatment in Ho Chi Minh City has showed positive progress, Director of the municipal Health Department Nguyen Tan Binh told a press conference on March 28. He said among them, seven have tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 twice and could be discharged from hospitals […]

Pakistan struggles to limit Islamic prayers to stem coronavirus

“My cousin told me that he would prefer to die (of the virus) if he dies just for saying a prayer (at a mosque).” (Additional Reporting by Syed Raza Hasan in Karachi, Mubasher Bukhari in Lahore and Jibran Ahmad in Peshawar Writing by Asif Shahzad Editing by Mark Heinrich)

Over 10% with Serious Respiratory Illness Test Positive for Covid-19, Most Had No Overseas Travel History

The scientist though added, “People will disclose based on their memory or whether they want to share proactively or want to hide. You must have seen in media reports that in some cases people have not even revealed they tested positive and some did not disclose they had an international travel history. So, till the […]

Irish PM tells nation to stay home to slow coronavirus spread

“I’m appealing to every man, woman and child to make these sacrifices for the love of each other… Show that you care for your family and friends: Stay home,” Varadkar told a news conference, saying there was not much more beyond this the government could do that would be more restrictive.

Australia tightens social distancing rules to combat coronavirus

People are seen on the nearly deserted steps of the Sydney Opera House, in the wake of New South Wales implementing measures shutting down non-essential businesses and moving toward harsh penalties to enforce self-isolation as the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) reached what the state’s premier calls a “critical stage” in Australia, March 26, 2020. […]

Coronavirus: Why are the death rates different?

Worldwide, the number of available intensive care beds is a varied story. In Germany, there 29 beds per 100,000 people. In the USA there are 34 beds per 100,000 people. In Italy there are just 12 and in Spain just 10 intensive care beds per 100,000 people.