09 Jul 2021

India’s Kerala state on alert after Zika virus detected

A statewide alert has been issued in India’s southern Kerala state after a case of the Zika virus was confirmed. 13 suspected cases are being investigated according to Health Minister Veena George. A 24-year-old pregnant woman was found to be infected with the disease and was undergoing treatment in a

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17 May 2021

Taiwan was a Covid success story. Now it’s fighting its biggest outbreak

Taiwan successfully battled the first wave of Covid-19 infections, praised by the rest of the world for keeping infection rates low and effectively governing lockdown measures. However, the country has been hit with an unexpected second outbreak, prompting new restrictions such as limits on gatherings in the capital as it

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05 Oct 2020

Paris to shut bars and raise alert to maximum

In France, the capital city of Paris is planning on shutting down all bars on Tuesday after several COVID-19 outbreaks occurred within the city. Paris will also be raising the alert level to the maximum possible after several days of high infection rates and newly reported cases. In an effort

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27 Jul 2020

After Early Success, South Africa Buckles Under Coronavirus Surge

South Africa took early preventative measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 within the country, however, the country is now battling one of the worst outbreaks in the world at the moment. The current outbreak is the world’s fastest-growing currently, and is overpowering hospitals. The outbreak has also caused a

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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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06 Mar 2020

Coronavirus Cases Near 100,000 as Countries Struggle to Contain Spread

On Friday, the number of confirmed coronavirus cases neared 100,000 as infections outside of China are growing and cities are struggling with the epidemic. According to data from Johns Hopkins University, there are currently 98,698 confirmed cases worldwide, more than a fifth of which are in countries other than China.

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05 Mar 2020

Iran to temporarily free 54,000 prisoners as coronavirus spreads

Iran is planning to temporarily release 54,000 imprisoned individuals and employ thousands of health workers as officials announced new measures to contain the COVID-19 outbreak within the country. Iran has reported 92 deaths and 586 new infections overnight, which raises the country’s total to almost 3,000 infections. The country has

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04 Mar 2020

Predicting the Coronavirus Outbreak: How AI Connects the Dots to Warn About Disease Threats

BlueDot, a Canadian artificial intelligence firm, was in the news for warning about the new coronavirus before WHO and the CDC. The company was able to alert the public to the outbreak by utilizing different sources of information beyond official statistics about the number of cases reported across the entire

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03 Mar 2020

U.S. Coronavirus Death Toll Climbs to Six as Virus Spreads World-Wide

The US’s coronavirus death toll has risen to six as Washington state emerged as the center of the US outbreak. In Washington, officials reported four additional deaths, 18 confirmed cases, and closed multiple schools to prevent an outbreak and disinfect the property. Three deaths are linked to a specific nursing

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02 Mar 2020

Italy reports a 50% increase in confirmed coronavirus cases

On Sunday, Italy reported a 50% increase in coronavirus cases, confirming that the country now has 1,694 cases of the virus, representing an increase in 1,128 cases on Saturday. Thirty-four people have now died in Italy as the country experiences the worst outbreak of any country outside of Asia. The

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