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WHO calls for aggressive steps to halt virus spread

WHO calls for aggressive steps to halt virus spread

The World Health Organisation has urged countries grappling with coronavirus to step up control measures, saying it is still possible to rein it in, as some nations clamp fresh restrictions on citizens.

498 new cases of coronavirus in Qatar, 701 recoveries

498 new cases of coronavirus in Qatar, 701 recoveries

The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) reported Saturday 498 new confirmed cases of coronavirus (Covid-19) and 701 recoveries in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of people recovered from the disease in Qatar to 98,934.

Famed India cricket stadium to be used for coronavirus quarantine

Famed India cricket stadium to be used for coronavirus quarantine

Kolkata's legendary Eden Gardens cricket stadium is to be used as a quarantine centre for Indian police who have the coronavirus, officials said Saturday.

Some 4,000 volunteer to test coronavirus vaccine in German study

Some 4,000 volunteer to test coronavirus vaccine in German study

Some 4,000 volunteers have registered as subjects for a coronavirus vaccination study at the University Hospital in the south-western German city of Tuebingen.

WHO urges aggressive virus measures as flare-ups spark new closures

WHO urges aggressive virus measures as flare-ups spark new closures

The World Health Organisation has urged countries grappling with coronavirus to step up control measures, saying it is still possible to rein it in, as some nations clamp fresh restrictions on citizens.

Qatar calls for more support to victims of terrorism

Qatar calls for more support to victims of terrorism

Qatar said that, in light of the exceptional circumstances resulting from the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, there is a need to increase the level of support for victims of terrorism because they are part of society

Fauci says likely some degree of aerosol transmission of new coronavirus

Fauci says likely some degree of aerosol transmission of new coronavirus

The new coronavirus is likely spreading through the air to some degree, the United States' top infectious disease official said on Friday, one day after the World Health Organization changed its guidance on the ways the virus

Total recoveries nearing 100,000 as Qatar makes steady progress

Total recoveries nearing 100,000 as Qatar makes steady progress

The Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) on Thursday reported 557 new confirmed cases of coronavirus (Covid-19), 1,165 recoveries, bringing the total number of recovered cases in Qatar to 97,272 ...

Australia closes state border for first time in 100 years after Covid-19 spike

Australia closes state border for first time in 100 years after Covid-19 spike

The border between Australia's two most populous states will close from Tuesday for an indefinite period as authorities scramble to contain an outbreak of the coronavirus in the city of Melbourne.

Broadway actor dies age 41 from coronavirus

Broadway actor dies age 41 from coronavirus

Broadway and TV actor Nick Cordero, who spent months in intensive care being treated for the coronavirus and lost his leg from complications, died Sunday, his wife said.

Mexico steps up border checks to keep coronavirus at bay over July 4 holiday

Mexico steps up border checks to keep coronavirus at bay over July 4 holiday

Mexican officials will install health checkpoints at various entry points along its northern border this weekend, as both Mexican and US officials fear a surge of crossings for the July 4 holiday ...

Indian man wears gold face mask to ward off coronavirus

Indian man wears gold face mask to ward off coronavirus

An Indian man said he paid about $4,000 for a bespoke gold face mask to protect him from the coronavirus raging in the country.