Coronavirus: British PM Boris Johnson’s photographer isolating with symptoms, reports Sun

LONDON (REUTERS) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's photographer has coronavirus symptoms and is self-isolating, the Sun newspaper reported on Tuesday (March 31), days after he visited a temporary field hospital set up to treat patients infected with the virus. A handout photo taken by Andrew Parsons of Boris Johnson on March 27, 2020.PHOTO: EPA-EFE … Continue reading Coronavirus: British PM Boris Johnson’s photographer isolating with symptoms, reports Sun

Coronavirus: 28 Texas spring-breakers test positive for after Mexico beach trip

MEXICO CITY (REUTERS) - Twenty-eight US spring break tourists who returned to Texas after vacationing with a large group in the Mexican beach resort of Cabo San Lucas have tested positive for coronavirus, drawing attention to possibly low detection of cases in Mexico. Aerial view of an almost empty beach in Cancun, Mexico, on March … Continue reading Coronavirus: 28 Texas spring-breakers test positive for after Mexico beach trip

Coronavirus: US Navy captain says carrier faces uncontrollable spread, dire threat

WASHINGTON (AFP) - The captain of the US nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt told the Pentagon that the coronavirus is spreading uncontrollably through his ship and called for immediate help to quarantine its huge crew. A 2017 photo showing the USS Theodore Roosevelt.PHOTO: AFP Captain Brett Crozier wrote in a four-page letter that they had … Continue reading Coronavirus: US Navy captain says carrier faces uncontrollable spread, dire threat

Turkey virus death toll exceeds 200

Istanbul (AFP) More than 200 people have died from COVID-19 in Turkey, which has ramped up tests to more than 15,000 a day, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca announced Tuesday. Forty-six people have died in the last 24 hours in Turkey, raising the country's overall death toll to 214 Ozan KOSE AFP Koca shared the latest … Continue reading Turkey virus death toll exceeds 200

US appeals court says Texas can suspend abortions during pandemic

Washington (AFP) A US federal appeals court on Tuesday ruled that Texas could temporarily suspend abortions as part of its response to the coronavirus crisis, overturning a ruling by a lower court the day before. Abortion rights activists protest outside the US Supreme Court in March 2020 -- an appeals court ruling in Texas has … Continue reading US appeals court says Texas can suspend abortions during pandemic

Coronavirus: Las Vegas parking lot becomes homeless shelter

Las Vegas (AFP) A parking lot in Las Vegas has been turned into a temporary emergency zone for homeless people after a man staying at a local charity tested positive for coronavirus, prompting the facility to close. City officials said they were forced at the weekend to transform the upper parking lot of the Cashman … Continue reading Coronavirus: Las Vegas parking lot becomes homeless shelter

Batons, bullying and handcuffs mar Africa’s virus shutdowns

Johannesburg (AFP) Soldiers tower over youngsters in South Africa's Soweto township, forcing them to do push-ups and roll on the floor as punishment for not adhering to a lockdown meant to halt the spread of coronavirus. South Africa's defence minister has condemned reported heavyhandedness and vowed to withdraw soldiers caught abusing their powers Michele Spatari … Continue reading Batons, bullying and handcuffs mar Africa’s virus shutdowns

UK coronavirus deaths rise by 381 in 24 hours as 13-year-old boy dies

The government said 1,789 people have died in hospitals from coronavirus as of 1600 GMT on Monday, an increase of 381 from Sunday, the largest rise in absolute terms yet. A poster in the window of a pharmacy is pictured in Royal Wharf as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in London, Britain, March 31, 2020. … Continue reading UK coronavirus deaths rise by 381 in 24 hours as 13-year-old boy dies

Anti-quarantine Bolsonaro isolates himself politically

Brasília (AFP) A new meme on Brazilian social networks shows a dinosaur looking at the meteorite that is about to annihilate his kind and complaining, "God dammit, this is going to be bad for the economy!" Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro insists the coronavirus is just a "little flu" and opposed the self-isolation measures now observed … Continue reading Anti-quarantine Bolsonaro isolates himself politically

Facebook feature lets people reach out for help in pandemic

San Francisco (AFP) Facebook on Tuesday activated a feature allowing people impacted by the coronavirus pandemic to reach out for help from their community. Facebook's "community help" feature for emergencies will be activated to enable users to offer or receive help locally during the coronavirus pandemic Olivier DOULIERY AFP/File The Community Help feature was added … Continue reading Facebook feature lets people reach out for help in pandemic

‘It’s just impossible’: Tracing contacts takes a backseat in US as coronavirus spreads

RIDGEFIELD, CONNECTICUT (REUTERS) - Faced with more than 70 cases of the novel coronavirus and a deadly outbreak in an assisted living community in his town, Ed Briggs is overwhelmed. The health director for Ridgefield, Connecticut, says there is no way that he and his staff of two can identify and isolate all the people … Continue reading ‘It’s just impossible’: Tracing contacts takes a backseat in US as coronavirus spreads

Coronavirus: Messi never opposed Barca pay cuts – Bartomeu

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu said Lionel Messi agreed with pay cuts at the LaLiga champions, after the captain criticised senior club figures behind the scenes. Barca confirmed a massive wage cut to help the club during the coronavirus pandemic, with players agreeing to reduce their salaries by 70 per cent and making further financial … Continue reading Coronavirus: Messi never opposed Barca pay cuts – Bartomeu