South Africa came under a nationwide military-patrolled lockdown on Friday, joining other African countries imposing strict curfews and shutdowns in an attempt to halt the spread of th1e coronavirus across the continent.
Texas National Guard troops could end up going door-to-door in some Dallas neighborhoods to check on residents, Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins said.
Observations from Dublin, Moscow, Sweden and Germany.
More than 600,000 people have infected and at least 28,000 killed worldwide. The United States leads the world in infection; Italy has recorded the most deaths.
The nationwide restrictions have vaporized incomes, compelling laborers to leave cities on foot.
U.S. officials say they get reports almost every day about «imminent» attacks on military and diplomatic targets.
Instead of encouraging social distancing, police detained hundreds in close quarters.
Conor McGregor has called for the Irish military to take to the streets in his latest message designed to galvanize public support in Ireland for measures implemented by the government to mitigate the spread of Covid-19. Read Full Article at RT.com
Automobile, railway, pedestrian and river checkpoints on the Russian border will go on a lockdown on Monday in order to prevent Covid-19 from spreading across the country, the government has announced. Read Full Article at RT.com
Russia has learned to survive Western sanctions and managed to accumulate enough funds to keep its economy afloat for several years even if oil prices continue to decline. Read Full Article at RT.com
SINGAPORE - The Ministry of Health (MOH) announced 70 new cases of Covid-19 infection on Saturday (March 28), bringing the total of those infected here to 802. The announcement comes after the authorities said that all long-term visit pass (LTVP) holders, including those who had been granted in-principle approval (IPA) for an LTVP, and student pass (STP) holders, would have to obtain approval from the Government before entering Singapore from 11.59pm on Sunday. Among the cases announced on Saturday is one new case linked to the cluster at the PCF Sparkletots pre-school in Fengshan. There are now 26 cases linked to the pre-school. Another two cases were linked to the new cluster at SingPost Centre, which was announced on Friday. This means there are five cases linked to this cluster. All in, 29 of the 70 new cases announced are local cases, with the remaining 41 imported. A total of 198 have recovered, with another 15 being discharged on Saturday. Of the 420 still in hospital, most are stable or improving, while 19 are in critical care.
The Union health ministry on Saturday said it is focusing on high disease-burden hotspots and working in tandem with states to implement rigorous contact-tracing, community surveillance and containment strategies as the number of novel coronavirus cases crossed the 900-mark in the country.
The Congress on Saturday constituted a task force to intensify efforts of party-ruled states to deal with the situation due to Covid-19 and help mitigate the sufferings of people. The task force includes P Chidambaram, Jairam Ramesh, Tamradhwaj Sahu and M Veerappa Moily. The members of the task force will start work immediately with the respective Congress-ruled state governments.
Deaths have so far been reported from Maharashtra (5), Gujarat (3), Karnataka (2), Madhya Pradesh (2) and one each from Tamil Nadu, Bihar, Punjab, Delhi, West Bengal, J&K and Himachal. In its updated data at 5.45pm, the govt said that the number of active Covid-19 cases in the country was 819, while 79 people were either cured/discharged and one had migrated.
The military in the streets, road blocks, teargas to clear markets: countries across Africa shut down to slow the spread of COVID-19 as the global death toll from pandemic approaches 25,000.
The last time Uganda experienced such urban rural exodus was during the Bush war that brought Museveni and the NRA to power, this week there is a repeat of the same.
[HRW] This week . 88 across the country, although limited testing means the real number is likely higher.
US President Donald Trump has cast his net far and wide in seeking input on how to tackle the mounting Covid-19 crisis in the country, including seeking the thoughts of baseball great Alex Rodriguez, according to some reports. Read Full Article at RT.com
With the global sporting calendar currently on pause due to the coronavirus pandemic, former pro footballer Gary Neville and professional provocateur Piers Morgan have very contrasting views on how and when to resume play. Read Full Article at RT.com
Billionaire Richard Branson is coming under fire from politicians and regular citizens alike as the tycoon sought hundreds of millions of pounds in state aid for his Virgin Atlantic airline due to the Covid-19 crunch. Read Full Article at RT.com
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The total number of deaths is standing at 2,517
The number of new infections in Spain reached 72,248
Mikhail Murashko said that there are individual cases when medical professionals contracted the infection from outside
MOGADISHU (HOL) - Somalia remains at risk of importing COVID-19 cases because of poorly manned land borders and sea, the Minister of Health Fawziya Abikar.
MOGADISHU (HOL) - All local flights within Somalia will be halted starting Sunday, the government has said while extending the international flights ban which was set to lapse this week.