COVID 19 Info Basket- Articles #24

Global agreement to make COVID-19 antigen tests available for all

Nigeria: Lagos Cancels Independence Day Parade Over Covid-19

https://allafrica.com/stories/202010010158.html

CBN moves to forestall food shortages amid COVID-19   

https://guardian.ng/business-services/cbn-moves-to-forestall-food-shortages-amid-covid-19/

Covid-19 deaths pass 1,000 in Birmingham hospitals       

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-54323193

Covid-19 in Scotland: Sharp spike in infections among teenagers

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-54314910

Game on: How COVID-19 became the perfect match for gamers

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/09/covid19-coronavirus-pandemic-video-games-entertainment-media/

Melbourne lifts curfew after nearly two months of lockdown as coronavirus cases fall

https://www.cnn.com/2020/09/28/australia/melbourne-lifts-lockdown-intl-hnk-scli/index.html

Cases of Covid-19 on Tui cruise ship appear to be ‘false positives’

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/cruises/news/cruise-ship-coronavirus-outbreak-greece-covid-19-latest-news/

Global partnership to make available 120 million affordable, quality COVID-19 rapid tests for low- and middle-income countries            

https://www.who.int/news-room/detail/28-09-2020-global-partnership-to-make-available-120-million-affordable-quality-covid-19-rapid-tests-for-low–and-middle-income-countries

The coronavirus has killed at least 1 million people worldwide

https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/09/28/coronavirus-covid-live-updates-us/

As Covid-19 Closes Schools, the World’s Children Go to Work

Concerns mount as Iran gripped by third major COVID-19 wave

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/9/27/concerns-mount-as-iran-gripped-by-third-major-covid-19-wave

Advocacy group warns that 500,000 sharks may need to die for a COVID-19 vaccine

https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/coronavirus/advocacy-group-warns-that-500-000-sharks-may-need-to-die-for-a-covid-19-vaccine-1.5122624

Pasta, Wine and Inflatable Pools: How Amazon Conquered Italy in the Pandemic

The pandemic is plunging millions back into extreme poverty

https://www.economist.com/international/2020/09/26/the-pandemic-is-plunging-millions-back-into-extreme-poverty

Covid-19: Quarter of UK under stricter rules, and students stuck in halls

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-54306293

World in disarray: Angry exchanges at top UN meeting on COVID-19

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/9/25/world-in-disarray-angry-exchanges-at-top-un-meeting-on-covid-19

The little talked about side-effects of COVID-19 

https://www.aljazeera.com/opinions/2020/9/25/the-little-talked-about-side-effects-of-covid-19/

COVID in Scotland: 172 test positive in Glasgow University outbreak

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-54268780

More restrictions expected in Europe as coronavirus spreads rapidly and rattles markets

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/09/21/europe-coronavirus-latest-more-restrictions-likely-in-the-coming-days.html

UN chief appeals for global solidarity at General Assembly, warns COVID is ‘dress rehearsal’ for challenges ahead

https://news.un.org/en/story/2020/09/1072972

Why India’s COVID problem could be bigger than we think           

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-54176375

World Health Organization announces distribution plan for COVID-19 vaccine

https://abcnews.go.com/Health/world-health-organization-announces-distribution-plan-covid-19/story?id=73031332

Weekly Review: COVID-19 patients discharged last week lowest in three months

https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/headlines/414250-weekly-review-covid-19-patients-discharged-last-week-lowest-in-three-months.html

Israel to Enter Lockdown Again as Second Coronavirus Wave Hits

https://www.wsj.com/articles/israel-to-shut-down-again-as-second-coronavirus-wave-hits-11600028298

Inside Twitter’s Response to the COVID-19 Crisis

https://hbr.org/2020/09/inside-twitters-response-to-the-covid-19-crisis

Trapped by Pandemic, Ships’ Crews Fight Exhaustion and Despair

It Will Take More Than a Vaccine to Beat COVID-19

https://www.newyorker.com/science/medical-dispatch/the-state-of-the-fight-against-covid-19

Coronavirus lockdowns around the world: Which countries are in lockdown? USA, Australia

https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/1332495/coronavirus-lockdowns-around-the-world-usa-Australia-india

Coronavirus: India overtakes Brazil in COVID-19 cases

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-54023509

US Open players pulled from tournament after contact with COVID-positive player

https://abcnews.go.com/US/us-open-players-pulled-tournament-contact-covid-positive/story?id=72842299

Coronavirus: Russian vaccine shows signs of immune response

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-54036221

COVID-19: FG reviews nationwide curfew to 12am – 4am

Nigeria: Lagos state to open schools despite health concerns

https://www.theafricareport.com/40384/nigeria-lagos-state-to-open-schools-despite-health-concerns/

French tennis player says the COVID-19 restrictions at the U.S. Open are ‘abominable’ and players have been treated like ‘prisoners or criminals’

https://www.insider.com/kristina-mladenovic-us-open-covid-19-restrictions-abominable-2020-9

Global: Amnesty analysis reveals over 7,000 health workers have died from COVID-19

https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2020/09/amnesty-analysis-7000-health-workers-have-died-from-covid19/

Source: Robert Pattinson Has COVID-19, Halting The Batman Production

https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2020/09/09/robert-pattinson-the-batman-coronavirus

‘Coronavirus a blessing’: Pandemic boom in Nigeria’s ‘Kannywood’

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/09/blessing-pandemic-boom-nigeria-kannywood-200901092207628.html

COVID 19 Info Basket- Articles #23

COVID: Venezuela seeks testers for Russian vaccine      

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-53972641

Three World Cup speed skating events in Canada cancelled because of COVID-19

https://montreal.ctvnews.ca/three-world-cup-speedskating-events-in-canada-cancelled-because-of-covid-19-1.5086101

EU offers €400 million to WHO-led Covid-19 vaccine initiative

https://www.straitstimes.com/world/europe/eu-offers-400-million-euros-to-who-led-covid-19-vaccine-initiative

Former Indian president Pranab Mukherjee dies at 84

https://edition.cnn.com/2020/08/31/asia/pranab-mukherjee-india-death-scli-intl/index.html

Lagos health commissioner tests positive to COVID-19

https://guardian.ng/news/lagos-health-commissioner-tests-positive-to-covid-19/

Lagos Health Commissioner, Abayomi, Recovers from COVID-19

https://www.channelstv.com/2020/08/31/lagos-health-commissioner-abayomi-recovers-from-covid-19/

Germany coronavirus: Anger after attempt to storm parliament

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-53964147

India sets world record of highest single-day spike of Covid-19 cases

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/aug/30/india-sets-world-record-of-highest-single-day-spike-of-covid-19-cases

New Zealand’s Largest City Exits Lockdown After Bringing Mystery COVID-19 Surge Under Control

https://time.com/5884996/new-zealand-auckland-coronavirus-lockdown/

U.S. Coronavirus Cases Top 6 Million

Paire tests positive for COVID-19 before U.S. Open – report

https://af.reuters.com/article/sportsNews/idAFKBN25Q0LN-OZASP

Tertiary institutions in Lagos to reopen Sept 14, primary and secondary schools to reopen Sept 21

UN concern over ‘widespread’ COVID-19 transmission in Syria

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/08/concern-widespread-covid-19-transmission-syria-200828065222962.html

How does the COVID recession compare?

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/08/how-does-the-covid-recession-compare

India’s COVID-19 Outbreak Is Now the World’s Fastest-Growing

France COVID-19: Paris compulsory face-mask rule comes into force

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-53934952

India’s students concerned over entrance exams amid COVID-19

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/08/india-students-concerned-entrance-exams-covid-19-200827112752339.html

Carnival and coronavouchers: Brazil’s economic struggles             

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-53904411

Thousands of South Korean doctors strike amid COVID-19 resurgence

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/08/thousands-south-korean-doctors-strike-covid-19-resurgence-200826024550135.html

Record infections, few deaths: How Qatar has tackled COVID-19

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/08/record-infections-deaths-qatar-tackled-covid-19-200826062455468.html

Gaza in lockdown after first COVID-19 community transmission

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/08/gaza-lockdown-covid-19-community-transmission-200825061033725.html

Covid-19: South Korea closes Seoul schools amid rise in cases     

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-53901707

Coronavirus in Africa: ‘Signs of hope’ as cases level off

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-53847699

COVID-19 outbreaks in children complicate school reopening plans

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/08/covid-19-outbreaks-children-complicate-school-reopening-plans-200819162030569.html

Philippines faces worst COVID-19 crisis in Southeast Asia

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/08/philippines-faces-worst-covid-19-crisis-southeast-asia-200819143501671.html

Africa’s U20 Women’s World Cup 2020 qualifiers postponed due to COVID-19

COVID-19 protective equipment adding to pollution crisishttps://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/08/covid-19-protective-equipment-adding-pollution-crisis-200816163255462.html

Australia Has Deadliest Day with 25 Covid-19 Deaths in Victoria

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-08-16/australia-has-deadliest-day-with-25-covid-19-deaths-in-victoria

Coronavirus Australia: Victoria reports 303 new Covid-19 cases and four more deaths

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/aug/15/coronavirus-australia-victoria-reports-303-new-covid-19-cases-and-four-more-deaths

EU Countries Increase COVID-19 Travel Measures

Russia to roll out coronavirus vaccine within two weeks

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/08/live-zealand-defers-parliament-dissolution-coronavirus-200811234344092.html

2 in 5 schools around the world lacked basic handwashing facilities prior to COVID-19 pandemic — UNICEF, WHO               

https://www.who.int/news-room/detail/13-08-2020-2-in-5-schools-around-the-world-lacked-basic-handwashing-facilities-prior-to-covid-19-pandemic-unicef-who

Zealand Back into Lockdown as New COVID-19 Cases Detected  

https://www.voanews.com/covid-19-pandemic/new-zealand-back-lockdown-new-covid-19-cases-detected

Hundreds dead’ because of Covid-19 misinformation      

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-53755067

Reopening schools too early could spread COVID-19 even faster – especially in the developing world

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/08/re-opening-schools-too-soon-in-developing-countries-could-lead-to-much-faster-spread-of-covid-19/

Spain Overtakes Britain for Most COVID-19 Cases in Europe

https://www.voanews.com/covid-19-pandemic/spain-overtakes-britain-most-covid-19-cases-europe

Coronavirus Vietnam: The mysterious resurgence of Covid-19     

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-53690711

‘Peak yet to come’: Africa hits one million coronavirus cases

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/08/africa-hits-million-coronavirus-cases-200804094836695.html

Australian military steps in to enforce COVID-19 lockdown

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/08/australia-military-steps-enforce-covid-19-lockdown-200804135325693.html

WAEC releases timetable as schools resume

Over 1.5 million candidates to sit for WASSCE in Nigeria

COVID 19 Info Basket- Articles #22

Forbes: We Should Consider Starting Covid-19 Vaccinations Now.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/stevensalzberg/2020/08/02/start-vaccinating-now/

The Guardian: Two cruise ships hit by coronavirus weeks after industry restarts.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/aug/03/two-cruise-ships-hit-by-coronavirus-weeks-after-industry-restarts

BBC News: Coronavirus: New 90-minute tests for Covid-19 and flu ‘hugely beneficial’.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-53632043

Al Jazeera English: Australia’s Victoria declares state of disaster over coronavirus.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/08/australia-victoria-declares-state-disaster-coronavirus-200802042802433.html

Science News: Hydroxychloroquine can’t stop COVID-19. It’s time to move on, scientists say.

The Guardian: North Korea declares emergency over suspected Covid-19 case.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jul/26/kim-jong-un-conveys-urgent-meeting-after-suspected-case-of-covid-19

Coronavirus: South Africa cases pass half million mark    

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-53625789

China healthcare workers in Hong Kong to battle COVID-19

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/08/china-healthcare-workers-hong-kong-battle-covid-19-200802173925279.html

Australia’s Victoria imposes curfew, state of disaster to contain COVID-19

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/08/02/coronavirus-australias-victoria-imposes-curfew-state-of-disaster.html

Coronavirus – Rwanda: Robots use in Rwanda to fight against COVID-19

https://guardian.ng/apo-press-releases/coronavirus-rwanda-robots-use-in-rwanda-to-fight-against-covid-19/

Global report: Philippines ‘losing battle’ as WHO records biggest jump in Covid-19 cases

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/aug/01/global-report-philippines-losing-battle-as-who-records-biggest-jump-in-covid-19-cases

Ethiopian Workers Are Forced to Return Home, Some with Coronavirus

Indian Billionaires Bet Big on Head Start in Coronavirus Vaccine Race

Coronavirus: Thousands protest in Germany against restrictions

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-53622797

WHO reports record daily increase in global coronavirus cases, up over 292,000

https://news.cgtn.com/news/2020-08-01/WHO-reports-record-daily-increase-in-global-coronavirus-cases-SByMx8dUSk/index.html

School Reopening: Ogun begins mandatory COVID-19, malaria tests for SS3 students

https://www.premiumtimesng.com/regional/ssouth-west/406352-school-reopening-ogun-begins-mandatory-covid-19-malaria-tests-for-ss3-students.html

Coronavirus: Mauritania to strengthen its COVID-19 Response   

https://guardian.ng/apo-press-releases/coronavirus-mauritania-to-strengthen-its-covid-19-response/

How to Clean Your N95 Mask or Face Covering with Covid-19 coronavirus

https://www.forbes.com/sites/brucelee/2020/08/01/how-to-clean-your-n95-mask-or-face-covering-with-covid-19-coronavirus/#c6355b92fd12

In pictures: Eid al Adha in a Covid-19 world          

https://www.trtworld.com/life/in-pictures-eid-al-adha-in-a-covid-19-world-38551

Hong Kong Delays Election, Citing Coronavirus. The Opposition Isn’t Buying It.

Luxembourg joins Spain on quarantine list for UK travellers

https://www.ft.com/content/32ebadef-ceec-4011-acbe-869c9c2bc2ae

What Can Victorian Schools Teach America About Reopening?

Coronavirus: Scaled back Hajj pilgrimage begins in Saudi Arabia  

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-53571886

Vietnam on high alert as coronavirus cases detected in major cities

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jul/29/vietnam-on-high-alert-coronavirus-cases-major-cities-hanoi

Central Africa’s Muslim Feast Hampered as COVID-19 Blocks Livestock Trade

https://www.voanews.com/africa/central-africas-muslim-feast-hampered-covid-19-blocks-livestock-trade

For Senegal’s Biggest Holiday, a Shortage of the All-Important Sheep

Latin America Is Facing a ‘Decline of Democracy’ Under the Pandemic

Vietnam detects first locally transmitted Covid-19 cases since Aprilhttps://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jul/27/vietnam-evacuates-80000-tourists-amid-new-covid-19-cases-in-danang

Life After Lockdown in Mexico City

We’ll Be Wearing Masks for a While. Why Not Make Them Nice?

Why do asymptomatic COVID-19 cases even happen?

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2020/07/why-do-asymptomatic-coronavirus-cases-even-happen-cvd/

Hong Kong sees spike of new COVID-19 cases     

https://www.aa.com.tr/en/asia-pacific/hong-kong-sees-spike-of-new-covid-19-cases/1922744

Coronavirus: ‘No apologies’ for Spain travel rule change

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-53541301

The Coronavirus Unleashed Along the Amazon River

North Korea Declares Emergency After Suspected Covid-19 Case

After Early Success, Israel’s Netanyahu Faces Fury for Flubbing Virus Fight

Can You Get Covid-19 Again? It’s Very Unlikely, Experts Say

Scaled-down Hajj pilgrimage to start on July 29: Saudi officials

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/07/scaled-hajj-pilgrimage-start-july-29-saudi-officials-200721013258024.html

Coronavirus: Oxford vaccine triggers immune response 

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-53469839

Jailed FIFA Official Juan Ángel Napout Contracts Coronavirus in Florida Prison

Melbourne Lockdown Elicits Hope, Anger and Vows of Resilience

Coronavirus: White House targets US disease chief Dr Anthony Fauci

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-53392817

In South Africa, Burial Traditions Upended by Coronavirus

Coronavirus: Brazil’s President Bolsonaro tests positive

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-53319517

Laid Off and Locked Up: Virus Traps Domestic Workers in Arab States

COVID 19 Info Basket- Tweets #21

Sarcastic remark on claps for health workers

Wear a mask

America fattening the curve

Plea for correct wearing of masks

Paediatrics warns of spread between colleagues

Is there a new normal after this?

Canadian PM on plan to give health workers protective wear

Bereaved relative appeals for mask wearing.

Nigerian lawmaker describes loneliness of friend in isolation ward

Family appoints member to oversee plans for possible infection

Woman who lives with brother who tested positive details how masks and social distancing kept her negative as he recovered

COVID 19 Info Basket- Articles #21

SA’s coronavirus cases continue to soar: Exceeds 200,000 mark

Coronavirus: How fast is it spreading in Africa?  

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-53181555

Egypt reopens airports and welcomes tourists to pyramids after COVID closure

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-egypt/egypt-reopens-airports-and-welcomes-tourists-to-pyramids-after-covid-closure-idUSKBN2426VX

The effect of COVID-19 on food and income security in Africa

Egypt’s economy to decline due to COVID-19 impact: IMF

COVID-19: African countries reliant on tourism, oil exporters to be ‘hardest hit’: AfDB

How Pandemics Wreak Havoc—and Open Minds

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2020/07/20/how-pandemics-wreak-havoc-and-open-minds

The Covid-19 changes that could last long-term

https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20200629-which-lockdown-changes-are-here-to-stay

Madagascar re-imposes lockdown amid surge in virus cases

https://m.guardian.ng/news/madagascar-re-imposes-lockdown-amid-surge-in-virus-cases/

Malawi’s election cheer dampened by coronavirus surge              

https://af.reuters.com/article/idAFKBN24608L-OZAT

Malawi cancels Independence Day celebrations due to COVID-19

Ghana president self-isolates despite negative virus test

https://www.france24.com/en/20200705-ghana-president-self-isolates-despite-negative-virus-test

AU Commission sets stage for start of clinical Covid-19 vaccine trials

https://www.nation.co.ke/kenya/news/africa-cdc-to-start-covid-19-vaccine-trials-1447988

African Union Commission launches Covid-19 vaccine trial consortium

Covid-19 hit July 4th travel harder in some states, study finds

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/07/08/covid-19-hit-july-4th-travel-harder-in-some-states-study-finds.html

Hundreds of people celebrated the July 4 weekend at a Michigan lake. Now some have Covid-19

https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/12/health/michigan-coronavirus-torch-lake-sandbar/index.html

PRECIOUS-Gold ticks higher on worries over rising COVID-19 cases

https://uk.reuters.com/article/global-precious/precious-gold-ticks-higher-on-worries-over-rising-covid-19-cases-idUKL3N2EK04O

COVID-19: Govt to ban some countries from Nigeria        

COVID-19: Nigerian govt releases new guidelines for resumption of schools

https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/headlines/402738-covid-19-nigerian-govt-releases-new-guidelines-for-resumption-of-schools.html

COVID-19 may be transmitted through air – NCDC

https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/top-news/402746-covid-19-may-be-transmitted-through-air-ncdc.html

Gold rate rises to Rs 49,000 on surging Covid-19 cases

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/markets/commodities/news/gold-prices-today-rise-to-rs-49000-on-surging-covid-19-cases/articleshow/76932493.cms

Coronavirus: Nations heading in wrong direction with Covid-19, says WHO

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-53393037

Egyptian journalist jailed on fake news charges dies of Covid-19

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jul/14/egyptian-journalist-jailed-on-fake-news-charges-dies-of-covid-19-mohamed-monir

Covid-19 restrictions are shattering Argentina’s short-lived political truce

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jul/14/covid-19-restrictions-are-shattering-argentinas-short-lived-political-truce

COVID-19: Linking loss of smell, depression, and anxiety

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/covid-19-linking-loss-of-smell-depression-and-anxiety

How COVID-19 is affecting HIV 2020 target – UNAIDS     

https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/top-news/401786-how-covid-19-is-affecting-hiv-2020-target-unaids.html

Ocean investment could aid post-Covid-19 economic recovery

https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/13/world/ocean-investment-world-resources-institute-cte/index.html

German study finds low Covid-19 infection rate in schools

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jul/13/german-study-covid-19-infection-rate-schools-saxony

Covid-19 immunity from antibodies may last only months, UK study suggests

https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/13/health/covid-immunity-antibody-response-uk-study-wellness/index.html

US military bases in Okinawa hit by Covid-19 as outbreak worsens

https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/13/asia/us-military-bases-okinawa-covid-19-intl-hnk-scli/index.html

COVID 19 Info Basket- Tweets #20

Person loses relative, says corona is real

Cousin who died alone

Mum lost battle with COVID19

Prudent alarmism saves lives.

We are sick and tired, the virus is not

500 Delta Airlines employees test positive with 10 dying

Grieving family requests hot coffee thrown on faces of those not wearing masks in lieu of flowers.              

COVID 19 Info Basket- Articles #20

NHS faces staff shortages ahead of second wave

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/coronavirus-uk-winter-second-wave-nhs-hospital-staff-shortage-a9588041.html

Many people report delirium      

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/28/health/coronavirus-delirium-hallucinations.amp.html#click=https://t.co/PXDjEKwvzg

MIT Robots disinfect Greater Boston Food Bank 

Who gets the vaccine first?

https://www.wired.com/story/lets-say-theres-a-covid-19-vaccine-who-gets-it-first

How humanity unleashed a flood of new diseases

Fragile healthcare system in Peru is being tested.

A world without detention centres

https://english.alaraby.co.uk/english/comment/2020/6/19/coronavirus-emptied-detention-centres-they-should-remain-closed-forever

A story of two national COVID19 responses

https://english.alaraby.co.uk/english/comment/2020/6/19/a-tale-of-two-covid-19-responses

How British Columbia prevented new outbreaks

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/british-columbia/article-a-lesson-learned-early-how-bc-has-avoided-major-covid-19-outbreaks/

Coronavirus: UK’s Covid-19 alert level reduced from four to three

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-53106673

Coronavirus: Brazil becomes second country to hit one million cases

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-53092196

CureVac Begins Human Trials of Optimized mRNA COVID-19 Vaccine

COVID-19: UN health agency warns of ‘new and dangerous phase’ as cases mount

https://news.un.org/en/story/2020/06/1066732

Coronavirus: Palestinian Authority closes two West Bank cities after virus spike

https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/coronavirus-palestinian-authority-closes-two-west-bank-cities-after-virus-spike

Coronavirus: Spain to allow UK tourists without quarantine          

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-53122825

Chile reports more than 7,000 virus deaths under new counting method

https://m.guardian.ng/news/world/chile-reports-more-than-7000-virus-deaths-under-new-counting-method/

French stadiums to allow fans in from July 11 – government

https://www.eurosport.com/football/ligue-1/2019-2020/french-stadiums-to-allow-fans-in-from-july-11-government_sto7781096/story.shtml

Pope hails Italy virus doctors, nurses as heroes at Vatican

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/pope-hails-italy-virus-doctors-nurses-as-heroes-at-vatican/2020/06/20/1d5cbf10-b2ea-11ea-98b5-279a6479a1e4_story.html

How COVID-19 and the climate are transforming the real estate sector

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/06/what-effect-has-covid-19-had-on-the-real-estate-sector/

Novartis halts malaria drug trial against COVID-19 amid participant shortfall

https://www.thejakartapost.com/life/2020/06/20/novartis-halts-malaria-drug-trial-against-covid-19-amid-participant-shortfall.html

Costa Rica halts reopening as coronavirus infections rise

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-costa-rica/costa-rica-halts-reopening-as-coronavirus-infections-keep-rising-idUSKBN23Q37L

Zimbabwe’s health minister charged in COVID-19 graft case

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/africa/zimbabwes-health-minister-arrested-in-covid-19-graft-case/2020/06/20/8d71f362-b2e3-11ea-98b5-279a6479a1e4_story.html

Data fog: Why some countries’ coronavirus numbers do not add up

https://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/data-fog-countries-coronavirus-numbers-add-200607065953544.html

Nearly 1,500 deaths in one day: UK ministers accused of downplaying Covid-19 peak

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jun/19/over-1000-deaths-day-uk-ministers-accused-downplaying-covid-19-peak

COVID-19 spreads in cramped Rohingya refugee camp

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/06/covid-19-spreads-cramped-rohingya-refugee-camp-200620110652714.html

What is an immunity passport and could it work?

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/06/immunity-passport-quarantine-work-covid-19/

Three months, 14 swab tests: A 29-year-old Indonesian’s coronavirus ordeal.

https://www.aljazeera.com/blogs/asia/2020/06/months-14-swab-tests-29-year-indonesian-coronavirus-ordeal-200617232447617.html

Coronavirus live updates: Staggering jobless claims persist; global deaths near 450,000.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/06/18/coronavirus-live-updates.html

Premier League: One positive coronavirus test in latest phase of mass testing.

https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11095/12008446/premier-league-one-positive-coronavirus-test-in-latest-phase-of-mass-testing

Jakarta Post: New coronavirus cases in New Zealand rattle public confidence – The Jakarta Post.

https://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2020/06/18/new-coronavirus-cases-in-new-zealand-rattle-public-confidence.html

COVID-19 infections surge in six US states.           

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/06/covid-19-infections-surge-states-200618083951837.

WHO urges caution on ‘breakthrough’ coronavirus drug dexamethasone, citing early data.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/06/17/coronavirus-update-who-urges-caution-on-dexamethasone-citing-early-data.html

Brazil faces the coronavirus disaster almost everyone saw coming.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2020/06/15/brazil-faces-coronavirus-disaster-almost-everyone-saw-coming/

Trump Says Coronavirus Will ‘Fade Away’ Even Without Vaccine.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-06-18/trump-says-coronavirus-will-fade-away-even-without-a-vaccine

WHO gives up on hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19, stops trials.

https://arstechnica.com/science/2020/06/who-gives-up-on-hydroxychloroquine-for-covid-19-stops-trials/

COVID 19 Info Basket- Articles #19

EU borders reopen: Many countries ease travel restrictions

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/06/eu-borders-reopen-countries-easing-travel-restrictions-200616103958313.html

Regional airports reopen in France as lockdown eases

https://newseu.cgtn.com/news/2020-06-09/Regional-airports-reopen-in-France-as-lockdown-eases-RacclBSLmM/index.html

China races to contain a second wave of coronavirus cases in Beijing

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/china-coronavirus-cases-beijing-second-wave-surge-covid-19-infections-latest-news-today-2020-06-16/

New Zealand’s first COVID-19 cases in 24 days came from UK

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-53059633

Common Drug Reduces Coronavirus Deaths, Scientists Report

 

 

WHO welcomes preliminary results on new drug for treating COVID-19

https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/top-news/398122-who-welcomes-preliminary-results-on-new-drug-for-treating-covid-19.html

Lagos Suspends Reopening of Churches, Mosques Due to Rising COVID-19 Cases

(Updated) Lagos Suspends Reopening of Churches, Mosques Due to Rising COVID-19 Cases

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Asian Perspectives on the Post-Covid-19 World

https://www.forbes.com/sites/panel-of-economic-commentators/2020/06/16/asian-perspectives-on-the-post-covid-19-world/

How COVID-19 will change the world

https://www.ft.com/content/9b8223bb-c5e4-4c11-944d-94ff5d33a909

COVID-19: A look at global geospatial challenges and achievements

COVID-19: A look at global geospatial challenges and achievements

Global report: six US states report most ever new coronavirus cases

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jun/17/global-report-six-us-states-report-most-ever-new-coronavirus-cases

Don’t blame public for COVID-19 spread, says UK scientist

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jun/16/dont-blame-public-for-covid-19-spread-says-uk-scientist

Hydroxychloroquine: US revokes emergency approval of malaria drug for Covid-19

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jun/15/hydroxychloroquine-coronavirus-fda-emergency-authorization

The president of Honduras has tested positive for the coronavirus.

 

 

Covid-19 can damage lungs of victims beyond recognition, expert says

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jun/15/covid-19-can-damage-lungs-victims-beyond-recognition-expert-says

Beijing lockdown After 106 COVID-19 Cases Reported in Recent Days

https://www.voanews.com/covid-19-pandemic/beijing-returns-lockdown-after-106-covid-19-cases-reported-recent-days

The Premier League returns – all you need to know

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/53009593

Chile health minister replaced amid coronavirus controversy

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/06/chile-health-minister-replaced-coronavirus-controversy-200613194625391.html

Coronavirus: COVID-19 antibodies not detected in up to 8.5% of patients, study finds.

https://news.sky.com/story/coronavirus-covid-19-antibodies-not-detected-in-up-to-8-5-of-patients-study-finds-12007209

India’s COVID-19 cases jump from 2 lakh to 3 lakh in 10 days as it records worst daily spike

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/indias-covid-19-cases-jump-from-2-lakh-to-3-lakh-in-10-days-as-it-records-worst-daily-spike/articleshow/76353363.cms

The Latest: South Korea capital adds more coronavirus cases

https://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory/latest-rise-infections-puts-india-globally-71212744

Uncertainty as Spain puts coronavirus death toll ‘on hold’

https://www.arabnews.com/node/1689226/world

Over 8 million views as football returns in Italy

https://www.nation.co.ke/kenya/sports/football/more-than-8-million-views-as-football-returns-in-italy-655160

Super Rugby returns in New Zealand with fans, hugs and handshakes

https://www.bbc.com/sport/rugby-union/53033938

Shahid Afridi tests positive for COVID-19

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/sports/cricket/news/shahid-afridi-tests-positive-for-covid-19/articleshow/76355485.cms

Chile’s Health Minister Resigns as Coronavirus Deaths Hit Record

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-06-13/chile-s-health-minister-resigns-as-coronavirus-deaths-hit-record

Analysis: The countries where COVID-19 cases are on the rise

https://www.euronews.com/2020/06/12/analysis-the-countries-where-covid-19-cases-are-on-the-rise

Moderna set to start final-stage trial of its coronavirus vaccine by July

Moderna set to start final-stage trial of its coronavirus vaccine by July

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pakistan seals off nearly 1,300 hot spots amid virus surge

https://www.gulftoday.ae/news/2020/06/13/pakistan-seals-off-nearly-1300-hot-spots-amid-virus-surge

Brazil’s coronavirus death toll now world’s second highest

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/06/brazil-coronavirus-death-toll-world-highest-200613050629869.html

Death toll from COVID-19 in Mexico rises by 544 to 16,448

https://www.newindianexpress.com/world/2020/jun/13/death-toll-from-covid-19-in-mexico-rises-by-544-to-16448-2156219.html

Nigeria records 627 new COVID-19 cases, another high for 2 consecutive days – NCDC

https://m.guardian.ng/news/nigeria-records-627-new-covid-19-cases-another-high-for-2-consecutive-days-ncdc/

Virologists vigorously debunk new study on origins of the novel coronavirus

https://abcnews.go.com/Health/virologists-vigorously-debunk-study-origins-coronavirus/story?id=71097846

US human trials begin for first antibody cocktail that might treat and prevent Covid-19.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/11/health/regeneron-covid-19-antibody-trial-starts/index.html

The World Reopens Despite Skyrocketing Coronavirus Cases

AfDB approves 288.5 million USD to support Nigeria’s COVID-19 response

AfDB approves 288.5 mln USD to support Nigeria’s COVID-19 response

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coronavirus: Brazil resumes publishing COVID-19 data after court ruling

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-52980642

Burundi president dies of illness suspected to be coronavirus

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jun/09/burundi-president-dies-illness-suspected-coronavirus-pierre-nkurunziz

COVID-19: John Magufuli declares Tanzania free of the pandemic

https://newsaf.cgtn.com/news/2020-06-09/COVID-19-John-Magufuli-declares-Tanzania-free-of-the-pandemic-RamZGeXYmQ/index.html

Traffic Jams and Jubilation as Moscow Emerges from Virus Lockdown

https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/06/09/traffic-jams-and-jubilation-as-moscow-emerges-from-virus-lockdown-a70527

The Global Economic Outlook During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Changed World

https://www.worldbank.org/en/news/feature/2020/06/08/the-global-economic-outlook-during-the-covid-19-pandemic-a-changed-world

COVID 19 Info Basket- Tweets #18

https://twitter.com/jpm25/status/1266830912999710725?s=21

https://mobile.twitter.com/havilahhealth1

COVID 19 Info Basket- Articles #18

Pakistan COVID-19 infections pass 100,000

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/06/pakistan-covid-19-infections-pass-100-000-200608101336824.html

Brazil’s Covid Data Fiasco Fuels Outrage Against Bolsonaro

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-06-08/protests-break-out-in-brazil-amid-coronavirus-data-controversy

New Zealand lifts all Covid restrictions, declaring the nation virus-free

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-52961539

Premier League to resume on June 17 with Man City vs Arsenal among the first fixtures and all matches to be shown live

https://www.goal.com/en/news/premier-league-resume-june-17-man-city-vs-arsenal-fixtures/1knx9fxf64aij16kxjfrafu98z

South African schools reopen as COVID-19 lockdown is eased

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/06/south-african-schools-reopen-covid-19-lockdown-eased-200608114354812.html

Authors retract study showing hydroxychloroquine was dangerous to hospitalized COVID-19 patients

https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/06/04/coronavirus-live-updates-us/

Where Are We in Quest for Coronavirus Drugs and Vaccines?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/where-are-we-in-quest-for-coronavirus-drugs-andvaccines/2020/06/08/93da68b4-a9a2-11ea-a43b-be9f6494a87d_story.html

Coronavirus: Abia cases quadruple as Nigeria records 260 new infections

https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/headlines/396620-coronavirus-abia-cases-quadruple-as-nigeria-records-260-new-infections.html

Lagos, Osun, Kwara retain ban on religious centres          

https://m.guardian.ng/news/lagos-osun-kwara-retain-ban-on-religious-centres/

Mosques, Churches in Lagos to Reopen from June 19 and 21 -Sanwo-Olu

https://www.channelstv.com/2020/06/04/mosques-churches-in-lagos-to-reopen-from-june-19-sanwo-olu/

UPDATE: 812 healthcare workers infected with COVID-19 — PTF

France Releases Contact Tracing App StopCovid

Mexico and parts of Brazil reopen after lockdown — despite surging coronavirus case

https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/02/americas/latin-america-coronavirus-reopening-intl/index.html

Coronavirus: Iran fears second wave after surge in cases

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-52903443

Will Protests Set Off a Second Viral Wave?

First Rohingya refugee dies from coronavirus in Bangladesh: Official

https://www.thejakartapost.com/seasia/2020/06/02/first-rohingya-refugee-dies-from-coronavirus-in-bangladesh-official–.html

Southeast Asia’s Lazada says its online grocery sales in Singapore jumped due to coronavirus

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/06/02/coronavirus-singapore-online-grocery-sales-lazada.html

(South Africa) schools will reopen on June 8        

https://www.dailysun.co.za/News/schools-will-reopen-on-8-june-20200531

Coronavirus: Primary schools back but mixed picture on turn-out

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-52854688

COVID-19 Update: HCQ Study Questioned, Protests and Outbreaks

https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/931545

COVID-19: FG bans street trading, hawking          

Jigawa doctor dies after treating COVID-19 patients         

Madagascar announces first COVID-19 death

COVID-19: Madagascar drug to get quick lab analysis, says NAFDAC         

Lesotho becomes last African country to record coronavirus case

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/05/lesotho-african-country-record-coronavirus-case-200513154809818.html

Brazil Health Minister Nelson Teich Resigns?

French Boy Dies from Coronavirus-linked Kawasaki Disease

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/may/16/french-boy-dies-from-coronavirus-linked-kawasaki-diseae

Burundi expels WHO Coronavirus Team as Election Approaches

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/may/14/burundi-expels-who-coronavirus-team-as-election-approaches

Jacinda Ardern Rejected from Cafe at Coronavirus Capacity

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/may/16/jacinda-ardern-rejected-from-cafe-at-coronavirus-capacity

Loneliness and lockdown exploited in romance scams     

https://www.bbc.com/news/amp/business-52664539?__twitter_impression=true

“Incredible things are happening” in virtual reality say architects in lockdown

https://www.dezeen.com/2020/05/13/incredible-virtual-reality-coronavirus/amp/?__twitter_impression=true

Why are some OPEC nations struggling to make any money right now?

https://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/countingthecost/2020/05/opec-nations-struggling-money-200516120541961.html

Coronavirus and the prospect of mass involuntary euthanasia

https://www.aljazeera.com/amp/indepth/opinion/coronavirus-prospect-mass-involuntary-euthanasia-200515122939558.html?__twitter_impression=true

What African Nations Are Teaching the West About Fighting the Coronavirus

Jonathan Adewumi, Who Made Everyone Feel at Home, Dies at 57

Dealing with COVID-19 in Somalia and Somaliland amidst an ongoing humanitarian crisis

https://msf.or.ke/en/magazine/dealing-covid-19-somalia-and-somaliland-amidst-ongoing-humanitarian-crisis

First coronavirus case found in Bangladesh Rohingya refugee camps

https://www.aljazeera.com/amp/news/2020/05/coronavirus-case-bangladesh-rohingya-refugee-camps-200514143543211.html?__twitter_impression=true

Paediatric inflammatory multisystem syndrome (PIMS) Novel paediatric disease from past corona virus infection

https://www.chla.org/blog/health-and-safety-tips/pediatric-inflammatory-multisystem-syndrome-pims-what-parents-should

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.fox2detroit.com/news/new-child-illness-multisystem-inflammatory-syndrome-believed-to-be-connected-to-covid-19.amp

https://edition.cnn.com/2020/05/10/health/coronavirus-mystery-children-symptoms/index.html

British PM reveals conditional plan to reopen society     

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-52609952

Billionaire Peter Lim pays for $1 million worth of meals for front-line healthcare workers

Finally, a virus got me- Ebola and HIV scientist    

https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/05/finally-virus-got-me-scientist-who-fought-ebola-and-hiv-reflects-facing-death-covid-19

Epidemiologist calls US Coronavirus response ‘close to genocide’

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/epidemiologist-coronavirus-genocide-by-default_n_5eb2a5ebc5b63e6bd96f5d81

Professor behind lockdown quits after breaking rules to meet lover

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/professor-behind-coronavirus-lockdown-plan-21979710

Teachers going above and beyond for their students during the coronavirus pandemic

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/05/03/time-take-seriously-link-vitamin-d-deficiency-serious-covid/

We are workers, not heroes.

https://africasacountry.com/2020/05/we-are-workers-not-heroes