04 May 2020

Russia adds record 10,000 coronavirus cases in dramatic turnaround as Putin’s problems stack up

On Sunday, Russia reported over 10,000 new COVID-19 cases, representing its fourth record single-day increase in a row. Russia now has a total number of 134,687 COVID-19 cases, placing it seventh on the list of countries with the most infections. Russia has experienced over 1,000 deaths due to the virus,

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16 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: 668 infected on French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle

France’s aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle has been hit with a COVID-19 outbreak, as a third of the sailors aboard the ship contracted the virus. Of the 2,000 sailors, 668 have been infected. The navy stated that an escorting frigate and carrier pilots are also in quarantine, however, nearly all

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15 Apr 2020

China didn’t warn public of likely pandemic for 6 key days

New information shows that Chinese officials secretly determined that the new virus spreading across the country was at the pandemic level, they failed to reveal this to the public for six days as millions traveled for Lunar New Year celebrations. On the seventh day, January 20, President Xi Jinping warned

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13 Apr 2020

OPEC, oil nations agree to nearly 10M barrel cut amid virus

Russia, OPEC, and other oil-producing nations have announced on Sunday that they have finalized an unprecedented production cut. The cut consists of nearly 10 million barrels, which represents a tenth of the global supply. The measure aims to boost oil prices amid the coronavirus pandemic and a price war, according

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13 Apr 2020

Spain is ‘not yet in de-escalation phase,’ health minister warns

Despite a dropping death rate, Spain’s health minister Salvador Illa warned that the country has not yet reached a “de-escalation phase.” Illa stated that it is necessary that the country continues to practice lockdown measures, and that restrictions in place should not be lifted yet. However, the Spanish government hasn’t

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06 Apr 2020

US, UK brace for soaring death tolls as pandemic bears down

The US and UK may face an extremely difficult week as the social and financial toll of the COVID-19 pandemic deepens and deaths soar, following in the footsteps of Italy and Spain. New infections in Italy and Spain, however, have been showing signs of slowing. In the UK, Prime Minister

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06 Apr 2020

Chinese tourist sites packed as country comes out of lockdown, but experts say risk still high

Over the weekend, China’s tourist sites and major cities were packed despite warnings from health authorities that the risk of COVID-19 is not over yet. On Saturday, images from the Huangshan mountain park in the Anhui province show thousands of people crammed together. Although thousands of Chinese residents are eager

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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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02 Apr 2020

Anger as Japanese Prime Minister offers two cloth masks per family while refusing to declare coronavirus emergency

The Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, is facing criticism after announcing that the government would distribute two cloth face masks per household amidst the global pandemic and growing concern over medical shortages. The country currently faces a steadily increasing number of COVID-19 cases, but the Prime Minister has failed to

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