In grim landmark, world passes 20 million confirmed coronavirus cases (18)
Death toll is expected to surpass 750,000 in a matter of days as pandemic rages on, yet WHO chief says not too late to turn situation around By Daniel Lawler Today, 6:09 am Wearing a mask to curb the spread of the new coronavirus, Martha Gonzalez Reyes, 76, sells roses outside Metro Hidalgo in central Mexico City, Monday, Aug.
Livewire Lukaku leads Inter to Europa League semi-finals (8)
Reuters Share Now: DUSSELDORF: Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku scored the winner in a 2-1 victory over Bayer Leverkusen as he tormented the Germans to lead his side into the Europa League semi-finals on Monday. Inter Milan's Romelu Lukaku celebrates scoring their second goal during their Europa League Quarter Final match between Inter Milan and Bayer Leverkusen, at Merkur Spiel-Arena, in Dusseldorf, Germany, on August 10,
Global coronavirus cases hit 20 million: Reuters tally (1)
Gayle Issa (Reuters) - Global coronavirus cases pushed past 20 million on Monday, according to a Reuters tally, with the United States, Brazil and India accounting for more than half of all known infections. FILE PHOTO: A healthcare worker checks the temperature and pulse of a resident during a check-up camp for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Mumbai, India, July 4, 2020.
COVID-19 vaccine could be available by year-end or early next year (2)
Xinhua, August 11, 2020 Flash The first vaccine against COVID-19 may be available towards the end of this year or early next year, German newspaper Handelsblatt reported on Monday, quoting European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety Stella Kyriakides. "Although making predictions is risky at this stage, we have good indications," Kyriakides told the newspaper. Kyriakides said the vaccine may not solve all the problems right away, but
Rio To Make Beachgoers Reserve Space Via App (3)
Muhammad Irfan Tue 11th August 2020 | 08:50 AM Rio de Janeiro, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 11th Aug, 2020 ) :Seeking to contain COVID-19, the mayor of Rio de Janeiro announced Monday the iconic Brazilian beach city will require sunbathers to social distance and reserve space on the sand in advance via an app. Mayor Marcelo Crivella said Rio's world-famous beaches could only fully reopen with clearly demarcated areas to keep people apart.
20,000 paper birds help fund COVID-19 units at Belgium hospital (1)
August 10, 2020 - 15:18 By Kate Abnett and Yves Herman BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A flock of 20,000 multicoloured origami birds has been installed in a cathedral in Brussels, Belgium, as part of a fundraising artwork that has paid for two COVID-19 units at a local hospital. Suspended from the ceiling of the medieval Cathedral of Saint Michael and Saint Gudula by thin wires, the paper creations have come from as far
COVID-19: Face masks mandatory in Paris (1)
World COVID-19: Face masks mandatory in Paris 10 Aug 2020 08:21PM (Updated: 10 Aug 2020 08:22PM) PARIS: Face masks became compulsory in tourist hotspots in Paris on Monday (Aug 10) amid warnings of a resurgence of coronavirus cases. The requirement came as France along with much of western Europe sweltered in a heatwave, with temperatures soaring above 35 degrees Celsius. The blistering heat sent crowds flocking to beaches at the weekend despite
Love and solidarity mark aid sending to Cuba from Netherlands (1)
Love and solidarity mark aid sending to Cuba from NetherlandsLove and solidarity mark aid sending to Cuba from Netherlands 10 de agosto de 2020, 11:7Amsterdam, Aug 10 (Prensa Latina) The Association of Cubans in the Netherlands (ACH) completed this month filling a container with medical aid for the island, an initiative marked by love and solidarity, Francisco Manuel Freyre, one of its organizers, said on Monday.
80 per cent of rubbish on Cyprus beaches is plastic (1)
By Annette ChrysostomouAugust 11, 2020August 10, 202000 Share0 Costal rubbish in Ayia Napa. Every minute about 33,800 objects of plastic waste end up in the waters of the Mediterranean while about 80 per cent of the waste collected on the beaches of Cyprus is plastic, coordinator of the project Keep our Sand and Sea Plastic Free Panayiota Koutsofta said on Monday. The goal of the project is for the Famagusta district to become a shining
Switzerland quarantine: Could Switzerland be added to the UK quarantine list? (1)
SWITZERLAND is a popular holiday destination for British tourists, but could Switzerland be added to the UK's quarantine list? By Katie Sewell Earlier this year the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) announced Brits would be able to travel to a number of countries without needing to self- isolate for two weeks upon returning to the UK.