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Thursday, April 9, 2020

Taiwan Donates 6M Surgical Masks to Hard Hit COVID-19 Nations

Taipei, April 9 (CNA) The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said Thursday that Taiwan has launched another round of donations of surgical face masks...

To the Top of the World & Back, an Arctic Adventure

  TRAVEL by Eric Mackenzie Lamb   For those of us from the Caribbean, it’s nothing new to hear visitors enthusiastically tell us how lucky we are to...

US: COVID-19 a Far Greater Impact on African Americans

    While New York’s Governor Andrew Cuomo once called the coronavirus a “great equalizer”, data shows the virus has been anything but indiscriminate. As the US...

Virus Killing 1st World Jobs, Effects 3rd World’s Poor

In this April 3, 2020 photo, a woman carrying a child walks past a closed courier business featuring a U.S. flag and the Spanish...

New York in New Record One- Day Death Toll, 731 of...

Scrutiny over New York's Covid-19 response has deepened after Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that the state recorded its highest single-day increase in virus deaths...

ILO Claims Coronavirus is Causing Massive Work Loss

GENEVA (ILO News) – The COVID-19 crisis  is expected to wipe out 6.7 percent of working hours globally in the second quarter of 2020...

Coronavirus Around the World

US braces for painful week of loss in time of pandemic “This is going to be our Pearl Harbor moment, our 9/11 moment.” That's how...

Queen Elizabeth Gives Hope to Virus Wracked Nation

The Queen’s address to the nation, in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, was filled with words that have struck a chord with many...

A First: Big Cats at NY Zoo Catch Coronavirus

(CNN)- Nadia, a tiger at the Bronx Zoo in New York, has become the first of her kind to test positive for the...

Virus: UK PM Johnson Moved to Intensive Care, Foreign Sec. Takes...

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been moved to intensive care after being hospitalized Sunday with coronavirus, the prime minister’s office said Monday. “Over the...

UK’s Only Hospital Ship Sail to Caribbean as Virus Worsens at...

The UK's only hospital ship set sail from Plymouth yesterday for the Caribbean to support British Overseas Territories during the upcoming hurricane season and...

Virus: US with Record 1,169 Daily Death Toll

The United States has recorded 1,169 deaths from coronavirus in 24 hours, the highest daily death toll of any country so far.  Six-thousand people...

US: Dire Corona Death Projections Casts Shadow Over Trump

Dire projections of U.S. deaths from the coronavirus are placing new scrutiny on the Trump administration's initial response while prompting questions about whether faster...

Philippeans: Virus Lockdown Protestors Will Be Shot

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday warned violators of coronavirus lockdown measures they could be shot for causing trouble and said abuse of medical...

ILO: 5 Ways to Protect COVID-19 Health Workers

By Christiane Wiskow and Maren Hopfe ILO  Sectoral Policies Department   In many cities affected by the COVID-19 outbreak a nightly ritual has been taking place whereby...

For Trump, Reality Bites in Grim US Coronavirus Projection

Field hospital constructed in New York's Central Park   (CNN) President Donald Trump finally leveled with America about the desperate reality of the coronavirus pandemic, warning...

More than 30,000 Virus Deaths in Europe

The coronavirus pandemic has now killed more than 30,000 people in Europe, just three weeks after the continent was declared the new epicentre of...

Simple Blood Test Developed to Detect Cancer Before It Grows

A simple blood test can check for more than 50 types of cancer, often before any signs or symptoms, scientists say. It could help diagnose...

ILO Issues Guidelines for Supporting Workers’ Families

GENEVA (ILO News) – New guidelines for businesses, to help them support working families during the COVID-19 pandemic, have been issued by the International...

US Drug Firm Develops COVID-19 Vaccine?

Johnson & Johnson says that it and the US government will invest $US1 billion to create enough manufacturing capacity to make more than 1...

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