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Florida man claiming to have coronavirus spits at young boy who refused to remove face mask

A man was arrested for confronting a child wearing a mask at a restaurant in Florida and spitting in his face when the boy refused to take it off. Jason Copenhaver approached the child’s table on Sunday and asked the boy if he was wearing a mask, according to Treasure Island police. Police said the […]

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India: Fire at coronavirus hospital kills 8 patients in critical care unit

Eight patients at a coronavirus hospital in India’s Ahmedabad city died after a fire broke out inside its critical care unit. The fire spread after a staff member’s PPE kit caught fire due to a short circuit, senior fire official Rajesh Bhatt said. “The staffer started running around the critical care unit in panic and […]

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Facebook and Twitter penalise Donald Trump for posting coronavirus misinformation

Facebook and Twitter penalised Donald Trump and his campaign for a post in which claimed children were “almost immune” to coronavirus. Facebook deleted the video post saying it contained “harmful Covid misinformation”. In a statement Facebook spokesperson said, “This video includes false claims that a group of people is immune from COVID-19 which is a […]

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Queensland closes border to New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory amid rising COVID-19 infections

The state of Queensland in Australia has extended the closure of its border to New South Wales (NSW) and the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) to contain the spread of coronavirus. The order takes effect from Saturday. Queensland had earlier already shut borders with Victoria after the outbreak in Melbourne. Victoria reported 725 new infections on […]

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27 million people placed under lockdown in Philippines amid surge in new coronavirus infections

Over 27 million people in the Philippines were put back in lockdown, after doctors warned a surge in new coronavirus cases could push the healthcare system to collapse. Manila and four surrounding provinces on the island of Luzon have been placed under lockdown for two weeks. The stay at home orders were only lifted in […]

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Mother sells her only ancestral jewel to buy smartphone for daughter’s online classes

A mother in the Indian state of Odisha sold her  only pair of gold earrings so that she could buy a smartphone for her daughter’s online classes. In a report, The Telegraph said Mason Gagan Bhoi and wife Rita were left helpless when their 13-year-old daughter Archita’s school shifted to online classes during the ongoing […]

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New test will distinguish between coronavirus and seasonal flu under 90-minutes

A new ninety minute test can detect coronavirus and flu will hit hospitals and care homes in another week in the UK. The “on-the-spot” swab and DNA tests will help distinguish between Covid-19 and other seasonal illnesses, the government said. The health secretary said this would be “hugely beneficial” over the winter. Currently, a third […]

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Data leak exposes Iran’s coronavirus death toll cover-up

Iran has claimed that 17,190 people have died from COVID-19, according to Johns Hopkins University which uses government reported data. But a leak has exposed that the government’s actual death toll data is nearly triple what they have reported. According to the leak, Iran has seen nearly 42,000 deaths. Iran’s government has also been accused […]

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Australia’s Victoria declares state of disaster amid record coronavirus numbers, giving sweeping powers to police

The Australian state of Victoria declared a state of disaster on Sunday and imposed a nightly curfew for the capital Melbourne to contain COVID-19. Melbourne, Australia’s second-largest city already under a reimposed six-week stay-home order, has struggled to rein in the disease, with record numbers of infections of the new coronavirus reported last week. On […]

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India’s Home Minister hospitalised after contracting coronavirus

India’s Home Minister Amit Shah has been admitted into the hospital  after catching the coronavirus, becoming the senior most politician in ranking after PM Narendra Modi to be infected in the country. “I request all of you who came in contact with me in the last few days to isolate yourselves and get tested,” Shah […]

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Korean man rinses cash in washing machine to remove coronavirus strains

A South Korean man living in Ansan city, near Seoul, placed an unspecified amount of 50,000-won bills (US$42) in a washing machine  to remove possible traces of the coronavirus. The money was seriously damaged so the man reached out to the Bank of Korea to find whether it could be exchanged for new bills. Under bank […]

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Chilean police start to train sniffer dogs to detect coronavirus

Chilean police are training sniffer dogs to detect the coronavirus in people’s sweat, after a similar trial in the UK showed encouraging results. Four dogs have been selected for the initial training, a mix of labradors and golden retrievers who sport green “biodetector” jackets for their task. They are being trained at the Chilean Carabineros´ […]