14 Apr 2020

North Korea fires barrage of missiles from ground and air

South Korea’s military reported that North Korea launched several missiles fired from the ground and from fighter jets on Tuesday. The missiles landed in the waters off of North Korea’s east coast in a show of force right before a key state anniversary in the North and parliamentary elections in

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14 Apr 2020

Chernobyl fire under control, Ukraine officials say

A fire that began dangerously close to the abandoned Chernobyl nuclear plant has been successfully contained according to Ukrainian officials. On Tuesday, Ukraine stated that although there is still a risk due to small fires on the forest floor, there is no large open fire left. The fire brought up

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14 Apr 2020

One third of NHS staff and key workers tested in the UK have coronavirus, amid concerns over access to protective equipment

London released data on Monday showing that one-third of UK’s NHS staff and key workers have returned positive COVID-19 test results. Of the 16,888 people who are considered essential workers and their households and who have shown symptoms have been tested. 5,733 (34%) have tested positive for the virus. However,

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13 Apr 2020

The ‘Red Dawn’ Emails: 8 Key Exchanges on the Faltering Response to the Coronavirus

An email chain dubbed Red Dawn shows how experts inside and outside the government identified the threat of COVID-19 early on, raising alarms that were largely ignored by the administration. An elite group of infectious disease doctors and medical experts in the federal government and academic institutions around the nation

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07 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: China reports no Covid-19 deaths for first time

On Tuesday, China reported no COVID-19 deaths for the first time in months. The National Health Commission stated that the country only had 32 confirmed cases, which is down by 7 since Monday’s total of 39. The low reports come as the government is under scrutiny as to whether it

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07 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: Moroccans without masks in public risk jail terms

Morocco has imposed new rules regarding face mask use in the country, and individuals who leave their homes without the protective gear risk prison sentences of up to three months and a fine of up to $126. The order takes effect today after the decision was reached yesterday after a

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03 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: US jobless claims hit 6.6 million as virus spreads

In the United States, the number of American former employees seeking unemployment benefits has hit an ultimate high for the second week in a row as the US economy suffers as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. 6.6 million Americans have lost their jobs as a result of lockdown measures

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03 Apr 2020

South Africa gathered homeless people into a sports stadium. Here too, coronavirus divides rich from poor

In South Africa, homeless individuals have been directed to gather in a sports stadium, relocating the men and women from under their temporary homes and sleeping backs. The homeless appeared in downtown Johannesburg as they traversed the city to take refuge in a South African stadium. The men and women

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26 Mar 2020

Jordan eases lockdown after total curfew leads to chaos

On Wednesday, Jordan eased restrictions on the public after the lockdown rules were met with chaos in the country. A few days after the curfew went into effect in Jordan, people fought to receive bread distributions from government aid trucks and the emergency hotline set up by the country became

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25 Mar 2020

Spain’s coronavirus deaths leap; Prince Charles now infected

Britain’s Prince Charles has tested positive for COVID-19, and is now in self-isolation in Scotland and experiencing mild symptoms. Meanwhile, in Spain, the death toll from the virus increased by more than 700 on Wednesday alone while India imposed a nationwide lockdown to prevent the spread of the virus. Spain

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