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Rapid coronavirus test approved by the FDA Rapid coronavirus test approved by the FDA
- March 22, 2020

Shipping will reportedly begin next week, although it's unclear which health care facilities will be getting them, or how many. The test was created to provide detection of SARS-CoV-2 in approximately 45 minutes, following specimen collection from a nasopharyngeal swab and nasal wash or aspirate. (more...)
North Korea says Trump offered virus cooperation in letter to Kim North Korea says Trump offered virus cooperation in letter to Kim
- March 22, 2020

The JCS added that such military acts by North Korea amid global difficulties caused by the fast spread of the coronavirus are "very inappropriate" and should be halted immediately. Its adjacent South Pyongan Province was also the venue for two other tests - held in September and October - when it fired two projectiles each from its super-large multiple launcher system. (more...)
Scott Morrison Threatens Schools Could Close For A Year Over Coronavirus Inaction Scott Morrison Threatens Schools Could Close For A Year Over Coronavirus Inaction
- March 22, 2020

Measures worth A$31.9 billion to support small and medium-size businesses with employees include payments of between A$20,000 and A$100,000 to maintain cash flow and wages. "I am deeply regretful that those workers and those business owners who will be impacted by this decision will suffer the economic hardship that undoubtedly they will now have to face". (more...)
Coronavirus can kill you, World Health Organization tells young people
- March 22, 2020

Once a conversation is activated, users can access a menu of options that can help answer their questions about COVID-19. BT says it is putting in place a range of measures created to help those staying at home, including offering unlimited broadband to all customers and removing out-of-bundle charges. (more...)
IOM - Man arrested suspected of breaching self isolation rules IOM - Man arrested suspected of breaching self isolation rules
- March 22, 2020

The 26-year-old unnamed British man is said to be held "in a specially cleaned" area at the island's constabulary headquarters in Douglas which is "designated for those who should be self-isolating", reports the BBC. A British man has been arrested after refusing to self-isolate himself under new laws created to tackle the coronavirus. Officers on the Isle of Man held the suspect last night (March 19) after his arrival on the island. (more...)
French researcher claims successful trial of COVID-19 drug
- March 22, 2020

Unofficial medical research expert and U.S. President Donald Trump hyped an unproven combination of drugs as potentially "one of the biggest game changers in the history of medicine" a day after Dr. Kaletra, a US-based antiviral drug used to treat HIV, is another medicine that is being tested in the fight against the deadly virus. Trump then finalized his speech by saying that the United States government will be making chloroquine "available nearly immediately". (more...)
Mike Pence taking coronavirus test after staffer tests positive Mike Pence taking coronavirus test after staffer tests positive
- March 22, 2020

A staffer on the Coronavirus Task Force, which the vice president heads, tested positive on Friday. "We want to make sure that the people who are providing healthcare services to people who may have contracted coronavirus have the protection to keep themselves and families healthy", Pence said. (more...)
Unity will help Iran overcome coronavirus, Rouhani says Unity will help Iran overcome coronavirus, Rouhani says
- March 22, 2020

Rouhani also wrote to a number of world leaders last week, asking them to ignore USA sanctions that have "hampered" Iran's response to coronavirus , according to Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who claimed the sanctions show " utter contempt for human life ". (more...)
Trudeau has a deal with airlines to bring stranded Canadians home Trudeau has a deal with airlines to bring stranded Canadians home
- March 22, 2020

In addition, only travellers who are asymptomatic will be allowed to board, and all travellers will be asked to self-isolate for 14 days upon entry. Canadians will have to pay for their tickets. The government does not feel it needs to invoke the Emergency Measures Act at this time. Asked if the federal government will move to restrict travel within Canada, Trudeau said the message already is for everyone to avoid going to see neighbours, whether they are in the USA or other provinces. (more...)
Strong earthquake shakes Croatia, damages buildings Strong earthquake shakes Croatia, damages buildings
- March 22, 2020

The quake of magnitude 5.3 struck north of Zagreb on Sunday, GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences said, damaging buildings, sending many people into the streets, burying vehicles in rubble and causing several fires. People inspect the damage caused by an natural disaster at the main square in central Zagreb, Croatia, Sunday, March 22, 2020. Such was the force of the quake that many residents fled from their buildings, partially clothed, into the streets. (more...)
Investigation of Whistleblower Li Wenliang Investigation of Whistleblower Li Wenliang
- March 22, 2020

Chinese authorities published the report on March 19 on the investigation of whistleblower Li Wenliang. China's supreme court later criticised the police, but the ruling party continued to tighten its grip on information about the outbreak. (more...)
Coronavirus briefly halts flights to New York Coronavirus briefly halts flights to New York
- March 22, 2020

The Federal Aviation Administration lifted a ban temporarily suspending flights to NYC-area airports including Newark due to coronavirus-related staffing issues at regional air-traffic control center. ZNY handles traffic headed to airports throughout NY and also to Philadelphia. The FAA also shuttered part of the Indianapolis Air Route Traffic Control Center for cleaning after workers tested positive for the coronavirus . (more...)
Pakistan Railways begins complete refund of cancelled trains’ tickets Pakistan Railways begins complete refund of cancelled trains’ tickets
- March 22, 2020

The tweet added, "Postpone all journeys and keep yourself and your loved ones safe". At least eight people, who had travelled in Andhra Pradesh Sampark Kranti Express train on March 13, have been tested positive, Railways said on Saturday. (more...)
Trump approves disaster declaration for NY Trump approves disaster declaration for NY
- March 22, 2020

Many bars in New York City have already been shuttered since Tuesday, when Mayor Bill de Blasio ordered all restaurants and night life to close except for takeout and delivery. 42 people have died from the virus so far. "I applaud them. They're taking strong bold steps, and I applaud them", Trump said of the moves by Newsom and Cuomo. (more...)
India hangs four over 2012 Delhi bus gang-rape - International India hangs four over 2012 Delhi bus gang-rape - International
- March 22, 2020

The case had created an uproar across the country, especially in Delhi where a large number of people came out on the streets, demanding justice for the victim, who was renamed as "Nirbhaya" or the fearless. The men on the bus - Ram Singh, Mukesh Singh, Vinay Sharma, Akshay Thakur and Pawan Gupta - did menial jobs and lived in a slum in south Delhi . The convicts were woken at 3.30 am, around the time they learnt that they had reached the end of the road in courts. (more...)
Governor Newsom Directs $42 Million to California’s Health Care Infrastructure Governor Newsom Directs $42 Million to California’s Health Care Infrastructure
- March 22, 2020

The Mercy is now at port in San Diego, California, about 120 miles (193 kilometers) south of Los Angeles . No end date was set for the measure, as the pandemic is a "dynamic situation", he said. The new stay-at-home order is meant to reduce that figure, Newsom said Thursday. He has repeatedly said the next eight weeks are crucial to bend the curve and stop the rapid contagion. (more...)
COVID-19 cases jump by 77, bringing BC's total to 348 COVID-19 cases jump by 77, bringing BC's total to 348
- March 22, 2020

Bonnie Henry said in an emailed statement in response to questions from The Citizen. Additionally, Dr. Henry shared some details about the ages of COVID-19 patients in B.C., indicating that the deaths have nearly all been among elderly people, and that there are very few cases among people aged 10-19. (more...)
Scattered Showers This Evening Making Way For A Drier and Cooler Weekend Scattered Showers This Evening Making Way For A Drier and Cooler Weekend
- March 22, 2020

Highs in the upper 30s. Sunshine returns on Thursday with highs in the mid 40s. High temperatures will top out in the lower to mid 80s once again. Temperatures are projected to dip back into the low to mid 60's in the valley on Monday and then into the mid to high 50's for Tuesday and Wednesday. (more...)
Virus Outbreak: Trump defends response, rails at reporters Virus Outbreak: Trump defends response, rails at reporters
- March 22, 2020

The warnings from U.S. intelligence agencies increased near the end of January and early February and Trump's advisers struggled to get him to take the virus seriously, multiple officials with knowledge of the issue said. Trump went on to call Alexander's question "nasty". As of Saturday morning, at least 19,624 people across the U.S. have tested positive for the coronavirus, and 241 people have died, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. (more...)
Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 in Rio; Barra and Leblon Leading Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 in Rio; Barra and Leblon Leading
- March 21, 2020

The Rio state authorities stated the 2 deaths have been a 63-year-old diabetic girl within the hilly inside of Rio de Janeiro state and a 69-year-old man, additionally diabetic, within the metropolis of Niteroi. Araujo also said Eduardo's comments did not reflect the government's position. The event was planned out by Rio's Catholic Archdiocese and during the light show, Archbishop Orani João Tempesta conducted a Mass to pray for all of the people affected by the coronavirus worldwide, CNN ... (more...)

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