16 Dec 2020

South Korea warns of first potential lockdown as coronavirus numbers continue to rise

In South Korea, health officials have warned of the government enacting the country’s first lockdown since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic due to an alarming increase in new infections per day. South Korea has been considered as a model for effective Covid-19 response measures, earning praise after halting the

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13 Nov 2020

U.S. Cases Top 150,000 for First Time

For the first time since the beginning of the pandemic, the US has reported more than 150,000 new COVID-19 cases in a single day. The spike is driven by record infection counts in more than a dozen US states. The nation’s total number of cases is now 10.5 million, according

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27 Oct 2020

Protesters clash with police in northern Italy as anger mounts over Covid-19 restrictions

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Italians are unsatisfied with the new lockdown restrictions imposed across the country as cases begin to rise for the second time. On Monday night, protests became violent as demonstrators clashed with the police throughout northern Italy. In Turin, dozens were wounded as protestors created fires in

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16 Oct 2020

U.S. coronavirus cases surpass eight million as infections spike nationwide

On Thursday, the US announced that the total COVID-19 cases within the country have surpassed 8 million, representing a 1 million raise in less than a month. The country has experienced a surge in cases since the beginning of the fall. Since last May, over 217,000 people have died due

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21 Jul 2020

India coronavirus: Nearly one in four in Delhi had Covid-19, study says

A new study that tested the antibodies of a random sample of people suggests that almost one in four Delhi residents have been exposed to coronavirus infection. According to the Indian government survey, roughly 23% of the 21,000 tested had antibodies present in their blood sample. This suggests that India

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30 Jun 2020

EU reopens its borders to 14 nations but not to US tourists

On Tuesday, the European Union announced that it will reopen its borders to travelers from 14 select countries, however, this list does not include the US. This is due to soaring coronavirus infections in many US states, such as Texas and Florida. Travelers from other big countries like Russia, Brazil,

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29 Jun 2020

As in U.S., Covid-19 Risk in Britain Is Higher for Minority Groups

In the UK, research shows that some ethnic groups are more vulnerable to the COVID-19 virus than the country’s white majority, resembling similar findings in the US that lay bare inequalities in health care between communities. The reason for the disparities, according to experts, is that minority groups in the

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26 Jun 2020

India’s social inequalities reflected in coronavirus care

According to recent data and first-hand accounts, India’s health care system discriminates heavily against those of lower economic statuses when it comes to the COVID-19 pandemic. India’s leaders have promised universal care and testing for COVID-19, however, care options range from severely overcrowded wards at public hospitals to spacious suites

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23 Jun 2020

Germany imposes fresh lockdown after coronavirus outbreak at meat factory

Following a huge outbreak of COVID-19 at a meat processing facility in North-Rhine Westphalia, Germany, the entire region has re-entered a lockdown similar to the one imposed on a national level earlier this year. The district of Guetersloh is home to more than 360,000 people and will face restrictions over

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22 Jun 2020

As virus spikes, Pakistan says there’s no choice but to open

In Pakistan, COVID-19 is spreading at one of the fasted rates in the world, and hospitals can’t keep up. Health care facilities have been turning away patients as they continue to receive hundreds of COVID-19 patients per day. However, the government is moving forward with opening up the country due

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