Police officer set on fire at protest over man ‘beaten to death for having no mask’

The officer was set on fire during a violent protest in Mexico which started after builder Giovanni Lopez was allegedly beaten to death for not wearing a face mask Disturbing footage shows a police officer being set on fire by a protester during demonstrations over the death of a builder allegedly beaten to death by police. The incident took place during protests in the city of Guadalajara, in the western Mexican state of Jalisco as locals gathered to ask for justice for Giovanni Lopez, 30, who died after his arrest.…

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Lockdown was a waste of time and could kill more than it saved, claims Nobel laureate scientist at Stanford University

The coronavirus lockdown could have caused more deaths than it saved, a Nobel laureate scientist has claimed. Michael Levitt, a Stanford University professor who correctly predicted the initial scale of the pandemic, suggested the decision to keep people indoors was motivated by ‘panic’ rather than the best science. Professor Levitt also said the modelling that caused the government to bring in the lockdown – carried out by Professor Neil Ferguson – over-estimated the death toll by ’10 or 12 times’. Michael Levitt, a Stanford University professor who correctly predicted the…

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Chilling aerial footage shows mass graves in Brazil as 1,001 more die of coronavirus

A grim video shows rows of mass graves being dug in Brazil, which now has more Covid-19 cases than any other country apart from the US, and suffered 1,001 deaths yesterday Rows of graves are being prepared for coronavirus victims in Brazil Harrowing footage shows mass graves being dug in Brazil as the country’s coronavirus death toll soars. A total of 1,001 people lost their lives to the deadly bug yesterday, and the South American country now has more infections than any other country in the world apart from the…

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Nurse punished for wearing only lingerie beneath transparent PPE gown CORONAVIRUS

The nurse was photographed on a men’s Covid-19 ward (Image: Tulskie Novosti) First pictures of nurse caught wearing only lingerie beneath transparent gown Nurse Nadia faced disciplinary action at the hospital she worked at in Russia after photos emerged of her underwear showing underneath her transparent PPE The first pictures have emerged identifying the Russian medic caught on camera wearing only underwear beneath her highly transparent protective gown. Nurse Nadia, 23, today won a wave of support with demands for her hospital bosses to rescind disciplinary action against her. Doctors…

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COVID-19 – India: Hungry man eats dead dog carcass

Coronavirus in India: Shocking video of a hungry man eating a dead dog’s carcass on the road sparks outrage A man driving on a highway from Rajasthan to Delhi took the video Hungry man feeds on dog carcass in India, video sparks outrage online Indian citizen Pradhuman Singh Naruka, driving on a Rajasthan highway, was in shock as he tilted his camera from his car towards a man on the road devouring a dead dog’s carcass. The incident has once again highlighted how hunger and poverty is ravaging India amidst…

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Nurse who was ‘too hot’ wore just lingerie under transparent PPE on coronavirus ward

The unnamed nurse, who claimed she was ‘too hot’ to wear her uniform and the PPE, was disciplined by hospital bosses in Tula, Russia, after working just underwear on a coronavirus ward A nurse treating coronavirus patients has been photographed wearing just lingerie under her transparent PPE. The unnamed Russian woman was working on a Covid-19 ward, treating only male patients, a a hospital in Tula. The image quickly went viral, as she can be seen wearing matching black bra and knickers as she writes a patient’s chart. But hospital…

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Coronavirus patient shares drastic transformation photos after six-week battle

Mike Schultz, who works as a nurse, worked out six or seven times a week and had no underlying health conditions but had to be intubated for four and a half weeks after catching Covid-19 Mike’s post attracted more than 18,000 likes on Instagram (Image: thebearded_nurse/Instagram) A coronavirus patient has shared shocking before and after photos of the effects the illness had on his body in a bid to prove ‘it can happen to anyone’. Mike Schultz, a nurse from San Francisco, had no underlying health conditions but was forced…

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Strip club reopens with ‘masks on, clothes off’ party – but owner admits it’s a ‘risk’

The Den, in Cheyenne, Wyoming, has re-opened with its dancers having struggled for income in lockdown due to government support not being open to adult workers, according to the owner A US strip club has re-opened for business, providing ample amounts of hand sanitiser and requiring dancers to wear face masks. The Den, in Cheyenne, Wyoming, was back up and running on Friday night with a “masks on, clothes off” party – though the owner admits the move is a “risk”. Officials gave the green-light for bars and restaurants to…

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Will coronavirus put an end to sex scenes on film and TV?

I don’t want to get all hormonal teenage boy on you, but I sure hope coronavirus doesn’t spell the end of the sex scene. But it might. For the foreseeable future anyway. With film sets around the world shuttered after coronavirus began to spread, it’s obvious something will change when actors finally return to set. This week, with production given the green light to begin – albeit with a raft of new rules – draft regulations hinted at what the new norm will involve on socially-distant sets. Some I can…

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COVID-19 Pakistan: No food for iftar, man kills himself

Coronavirus: Man in Pakistan commits suicide after watching children have water for iftar His wife said that the family had not eaten for the last five days A glass of water is all a family in Pakistan had for iftar. The father could not bear seeing his children’s condition, so he reportedly ended his life later that night. The tragic incident shed light on the struggles the poor are facing in the country amidst the coronavirus pandemic. The man’s wife, Amna Bibi, described the incident during a live television interview…

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Heartbreaking story in viral photo of Indian migrant

Coronavirus in India: Image of migrant worker crying on the roadside has a heartbreaking story behind it Photographer reveals that Ram Pukar Pandit was crying because his son died A migrant worker cries on the side of a road in India Last week, a powerful image of a migrant worker in India crying along a roadside captured the struggles the poor are facing. Now, the tragic story behind the man’s expression has surfaced. Press Trust of India (PTI) photographer, Atul Yadav, photographed 38-year-old Ram Pukar Pandit, a migrant labourer living…

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Obama suggests Trump has handled US coronavirus response like a ‘little kid’

Former US President Barack Obama has made a thinly veiled criticism of Donald Trump’s response to the coronavirus pandemic in a graduation message to high school and college students Barack Obama has taken aim at President Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic in a video message. In a rare public criticism, the former US President gave a thinly veiled assessment of his successor’s record, suggesting that he is not “even pretending” to be in charge. In a speech broadcast to high school and college graduates across the nation, Obama…

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COVID-19: New Zealand’s Jacinda Ardern turned away from cafe under virus rules

Social distancing rules are in place in New Zealand – no matter who you are Wellington: In New Zealand, no one is exempt from the strict coronavirus prevention measures – not even Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, who was denied entry to a cafe because of her own social distancing rules. Ardern, her fiance, Clarke Gayford, and a group of friends were turned away from a cafe in Wellington on Saturday because it had already reached its customer limit. “I have to take responsibility for this, I didn’t get organised and…

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Trapped in lockdown, she was stabbed in the eye

A transport ban in Uganda means women are trapped at home with their abusers Seconds after Veronica opened her eyes in the hospital, she knew who had put her there. Her body ached; her head throbbed. The night before, the 25-year-old mother-of-five was busy buying medication for her children in Moroto, a town in northeast Uganda. When Veronica (whose surname we’re not using to protect her identity) returned home, her husband picked up a sharp object and stabbed her in the right eye. He then beat her, and when she…

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Dubai man pulls up at COVID station for test by wife

Keralite in Dubai pulls up at drive-through COVID station to be tested by his wife Friends pictured nurse Sandhya Shyju conducting a drive-through COVID-19 test on her husband Shyju Dubai: Every time she conducts the COVID-19 swab test, Indian nurse Sandhya Shyju prays that the test turns out to be negative for the person. However, her task became that much harder and the prayers more personal when she recently found herself taking a sample from her own husband Shyju. Sandhya told Gulf News how she was on duty at a…

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COVID-19 lockdown: Indian migrant family take pets along on their long walk home, photo goes viral

Coronavirus: Hunger didn’t stop this Indian migrant family from taking care of their pets There was no question of leaving their pets behind, for these migrant workers When India’s COVID-19 lockdown forced a family of migrant workers, to pack their bags and leave Mumbai to return to their villages, there was no question of leaving their pets behind. A photograph of the family, walking on India’s Mumbai-Nasik Highway, holding a puppy and a goose went viral on Twitter today, and started a debate on how, when a crisis strikes, pets…

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COVID-19: ‘I will die as a nurse. I won’t have regrets’

Filipina nurse narrates her experience of fighting the coronavirus pandemic A health worker puts on a protective suit as they conduct mass testing for COVID-19 in Manila, Philippines on Friday, May 8, 2020. AP Manila: When I tested positive for COVID-19, I cried. “Why me?” I kept asking myself and wondered how it was possible? I took all the precautions, yet I got infected. “Why me? I never wanted to be a hero”, I told myself. I thought of all my plans and dreams to fulfil, for me and my…

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Alec Baldwin pretends to drink bleach as he mocks Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live

Alec Baldwin impersonated Donald Trump during last night’s Saturday Night Live finale and pretended to drink bleach in a bid to eliminate coronavirus. The actor appeared in the opening sketch where he was invited to give a commencement speech to a bunch of pupils via Zoom when he picked up a bottle of Clorox and took a big swig. ‘Congratulations to the class of Covid-19,’ Alec began. ‘Wow, what incredible energy and excitement I’m feeling right now. Now my valet got the virus, so I had to resort to do…

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Coronavirus: Obama says US response a ‘chaotic disaster’

Former US President Barack Obama has strongly criticised his successor Donald Trump over his response to the coronavirus crisis. In a private conference call, he called the US handling of the pandemic “an absolute chaotic disaster”. His remarks were made while encouraging former staff to work for Joe Biden’s presidential election team, CNN says. The White House said in response that President Trump’s “unprecedented” action had “saved Americans’ lives”. During the call, Mr Obama said his Republican successor’s approach to government was partly to blame for the US response to…

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Ivanka Trump’s personal assistant tests positive for coronavirus

Ivanka and her husband Jared Kushner both tested negative on Friday, the person familiar with the matter told the US news channel. The development comes a day after President Trump confirmed that Vice President Mike Pence’s press secretary Katie Miller had tested positive for the coronavirus. Ivanka Trump’s personal assistant has tested positive for the deadly coronavirus, making her the third White House staff member to be infected from COVID-19, a media report said on Saturday. The assistant, who works in a personal capacity for US President Donald Trump’s daughter,…

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Brits warned not to sunbathe on 26C bank holiday weekend as lockdown enforced

The public are being urged to stick to guidance and take just one form of exercise per day – and not to linger or gather in parks to enjoy the weather Brits are being urged to stick to lockdown measures and not sunbathe (Image: Getty Images) Brits have been warned not to sunbathe on the upcoming bank holiday weekend as temperatures are forecast to reach up to 26C. The public are being urged to stick to guidance and take just one form of exercise per day – and not to…

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My abusive husband kicked me out so I had to sleep on the street during lockdown

Less than a month ago, I could never have imagined myself sleeping under a bush during a global health emergency. It sounds conceited now, but homelessness was something that happened to other people – not me. However, after a drunken row with my emotionally abusive husband during the coronavirus lockdown, this impossible scenario became my reality. I first met Neil* at my university freshers’ fair. He was (and still is) the only boy I’d ever kissed. The first time we slept together, he told me sex would allow us to…

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China makes cartoon taunting US for ignoring coronavirus threat its officials ‘lied about’

China’s state-controlled Xinhua news agency has shared a new animation mocking the US for failing to take the Covid-19 threat seriously, despite growing evidence Chinese officials themselves lied about it (Pictures: Xinhua News Agency) China’s state news agency has released a cartoon goading the United States for ignoring the threat of Covid-19 its communist leaders reportedly lied about. The ‘Once upon a virus’ propaganda, shared by the government-controlled Xinhua news agency, sees a Lego-like terracotta warrior reporting pneumonia-like illnesses to the World Health Organization in December 2018. A month later,…

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‘My body, my choice’: Protesters objecting to UK lockdown rules take part in ‘mass group hug’ outside Scotland Yard claiming they ‘do not consent’

Coronavirus lockdown protesters defy rules with group hug outside Scotland Yard A group of around 20 people have gathered outside Scotland Yard – the Metropolitan Police’s headquarters in central London – to protest against the lockdown, which is designed to stop the spread of the infectious disease People protesting the coronavirus lockdown have been seen hugging in front of the Metropolitan Police’s headquarters. A group of about 20 people gathered outside the central London police station Scotland Yard today. They huddled together while holding their signs, declining to follow government…

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Coronavirus second wave could be even worse than the first, Chris Whitty warns

Professor Chris Whitty said its important we keep the rate of transmission below one or we risk a more severe second wave of coronavirus (Picture: Getty – PA – Downing Street) A second wave of coronavirus could be ‘more severe’ than the first and spread more rapidly if it hits the UK in winter, England’s chief medical officer has warned. Every country seeking to ease lockdown measures now must negotiate an ‘extremely difficult balancing act’ to keep the pandemic under control in the months to come, Professor Chris Whitty said.…

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Cardi B screams in agony as she gets bikini wax during coronavirus lockdown

Cardi B isn’t letting the coronavirus lockdown stop her from keeping up with beauty maintenance but she certainly paid the price judging by her pain as she got a bikini wax. The Bodak Yellow rapper was filmed getting the beauty treatment done on Sunday (26 April) although it’s not known if she left her home in Atlanta or had the beauticians visit her, with coronavirus lockdown rules in the US closing salons. Still, she adhered to protection measures by wearing a face mask while her beautician wore gloves to avoid…

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Recovered Now, Tom Hanks, Wife To Donate Plasma For COVID-19 Research

Actor Tom Hanks and wife Rita Wilson were the first celebrities to reveal that they tested positive for the coronavirus last month. Washington DC: After recovering from coronavirus, veteran actor Tom Hanks and wife Rita Wilson have now offered their blood to help develop a vaccine for coronavirus. They were the first celebrities to reveal that they tested positive for the coronavirus last month. Last week, the couple volunteered to donate their ”blood and plasma” for coronavirus research. “A lot of the questions [are] what do we do now? Is…

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India has not done enough for poor in lockdown

Coronavirus lockdown: Nobel prize economist says India must do more for poor A Nobel-prize winning economist has said India needs to be “much more generous” in providing relief to the millions of people who have been direly hit by the ongoing lockdown. “We haven’t done anything close to enough,” Indian-American academic Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee, told the BBC. After imposing the lockdown on 24 March, India announced a $23bn (£18bn) relief package. Much of it involves cash transfers and food security for the poor. “We don’t want anyone to remain hungry,…

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Two cats test positive for coronavirus in New York

A small number of pets have tested positive for Covid-19 worldwide Two cats have tested positive for coronavirus in New York State, marking the first confirmed cases in pets in the US. The cats, which had mild respiratory illnesses and are expected to recover, are thought to have contracted the virus from people in their households or neighbourhoods. The finding adds to a small number of confirmed cases of the virus in animals worldwide. It comes after tigers and lions at the Bronx Zoo in New York City tested positive…

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Mum-of-three awakes from coronavirus coma to find she is pregnant with twins

Danielle Martin, 32, knew she was nine weeks pregnant but had no idea it was twins (Picture: Caters News Agency) A pregnant mum-of-three has woken from a coronavirus induced coma to find she is expecting twins. Danielle Martin, 32, from Belfast, Northern Ireland, was left fighting for her life when she was rushed to hospital while nine weeks pregnant and diagnosed with Covid-19. But the ‘living nightmare’ later turned to joy when doctors revealed that she and partner Bryan, 32, are expecting not one, but two babies. The stay-at-home mum’s…

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Coronavirus: US health official warns of dangerous second wave

A second wave of coronavirus cases in the US could be even worse than the first, the country’s top health official has warned. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) director Robert Redfield said the danger was higher as a fresh outbreak would likely coincide with the flu season. It would put “unimaginable strain” on the US health care system, he said. The US has seen more than 800,000 cases – the highest in the world. More than 45,000 people have so far died with coronavirus across the US, according…

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Rahul Gandhi Was Right, Suggest India’s Increasing Covid-19 Cases

Last Thursday, Rahul Gandhi held a press conference. Like millions of Indians, I did not watch it. In fact, I only got interested when three disparate friends, who do not know of each other’s existence, sent me a cleverly-edited meme of Rahul’s presser, that poked fun at the Wayanad MP’s excessive use of the word ‘strategic’. Evidently, my friends found it funny, and it confirmed their bias that Rahul indeed was a Pappu. So I went to the Congress party’s YouTube channel and watched what Rahul had to say. He…

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Coronavirus in India: 75% of the dead over 60 years, 83% had co-morbidities

Three districts — Patna (Bihar), Nadia (West Bengal) and Panipat (Haryana) — which had not reported any new cases for over 14 days, have seen fresh cases in the last 24 hours. According to the Union Health Ministry’s analysis, 42.2% of the deaths occurred in the over 75 years age group, 33.1% in 60-75 years, 10.3% in 45-60 years, and 14.4% below 45 years. WHILE ABOUT 3.3% of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) patients in India have died so far, 75.3% of those who died were over 60 years old. In 83%…

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‘Drunk’ woman told cop she had coronavirus – then coughed on him with all her might

Cecilia Flores was filmed telling a police officer she had coronavirus – before opening her mouth and coughing at him as hard as she could (Pictures: KFOR) A drunkard was charged with terrorism after she was filmed coughing with all her might on a police officer who warned her about social distancing rules. Cecilia Flores, from Ponca City in Oklahoma, hacked her throat theatrically at a cop after he refused to shake her hand because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Flores, who sparked a callout after she allegedly tried to…

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Doctors bust myth that ‘drinking breast milk can cure coronavirus’

The strange theory suggests that breast milk ‘contains COVID-19 antibodies’ that when consumed, can protect you from catching the virus From claims that 5G causes coronavirus to assertions that eating garlic can cure the disease, the internet is awash with bizarre conspiracy theories amid the worldwide coronavirus pandemic. Now, a strange theory is doing the rounds, claiming that ‘drinking breast milk can cure coronavirus.’ The theory suggests that breast milk ‘contains COVID-19 antibodies’ that when consumed, can protect you from catching the virus. However, doctors have now busted this myth,…

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Angelina Jolie lookalike Sahar Tabar fighting for life after getting coronavirus

Instagram star ‘on ventilator after catching coronavirus while in prison for social media activity’ Sahar Tabar came under the spotlight last year when she first revealed her ‘new look’ (Picture: Sahar Tabar/Instagram) A woman who made herself look like a zombie version of Angelina Jolie is on a ventilator in hospital after catching coronavirus. Fatemeh Khishvand, 22, who goes by the name Sahar Tabar, is said to have caught the disease while in prison for alleged cultural crimes, and social and moral corruptions in Iran. Her lawyers asked for her…

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Coronavirus patient shares her 14 symptoms – including the first warning sign

Nadia Ackerman experienced a ‘very strange dry cough attack’ before going to meet a friend for lunch and within hours began to show other tell-tale signs of Covid-19 A woman who tested positive for coronavirus following more than two weeks of symptoms shared her experience to help others who may be ‘going through the same thing but don’t know it yet’. Nadia Ackerman experienced a coughing fit one morning but thought nothing of it and went about her day. Within hours she began to show many of the common symptoms…

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11-week-old baby boy fighting coronavirus as terrified mum begs people to stay home

A mother is begging people to follow government advice and stay at home during the pandemic after her newborn baby tested positive for coronavirus. Ares Banister, who is 11 weeks old, was taken to Leicester Royal Infirmary on Monday night with a high temperature. He was confirmed to have Covid-19 the following day. His mum Jodie, 30, said that his condition had settled but initially she felt fear and panic. In a desperate plea to other parents, Jodie wrote on Facebook: ‘So while your all still pissing about going out…

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78% of people with coronavirus don’t show symptoms, claims BMJ

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases is climbing towards two million globally, but many more may have the virus. That’s because a huge number of people may not be showing any symptoms at all. A recent study published by the British Medical Journal has suggested that as much as 78% of infected people may be asymptomatic. The paper comes from analysis of collated data published daily by the Chinese authorities from April 1 on the number of new coronavirus cases in the country. It states ‘a total of 130 of…

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COVID-19 Maharashtra Minister Thanks SRK For 25,000 Protective Gear Kits

Shahrukh Khan on Monday provided the personal protective equipment (PPE) kits to the frontline medical staff in Maharashtra fighting to contain the novel coronavirus pandemic in the state. Shahrukh Khan had earlier announced various initiatives to help the country during the crisis. Mumbai: Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope has thanked Shah Rukh Khan for providing 25,000 personal protective equipment for health workers. Shah Rukh Khan on Monday provided the personal protective equipment (PPE) kits to the frontline medical staff in Maharashtra fighting to contain the novel coronavirus pandemic in the…

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Naked woman jumps on police car after leaving court for lockdown breach

The unnamed woman ditched her clothes and clambered on top of a police car (Pictures: Solarpix) This is the bizarre moment a naked woman jumps on top of a police car following a court appearance for flouting Spain’s coronavirus lockdown. The 41-year-old was reportedly first arrested after neighbours alerted police to a woman streaking during the daily round of applause for emergency workers in the Costa del Sol resort of Torremolinos. Following her release on bail she immediately stripped off again and leapt on top of the cruiser. After being…

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Coronavirus: Why India cannot afford to lift its lockdown

More than a billion people have been staying at home during the lockdown Will India extend its rigorous 21-day lockdown to slow the spread of coronavirus beyond its end date next week? By all accounts, yes. On 24 March, India shut its $2.9 trillion economy, closing its businesses and issuing strict stay-at-home orders to more than a billion people. Air, road and rail transport systems were suspended. Now, more than two months after the first case of Covid-19 was detected in the country, more than 5,000 people have tested positive…

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US now has world’s highest coronavirus death toll with 19,651 killed

The US has now recorded the world’s highest coronavirus death toll, with 19,651 killed. Pictured is a coronavirus victim being wheeled out of Wykoff Hospital in Brooklyn, and prisoners digging a mass grave for Covid-19 victims on the city’s Hart Island (Pictures: AFP/Reuters) The United States now has the world’s highest coronavirus death toll, with 19,651 people there known to have been killed by Covid-19. It overtook Italy’s 18,849 deaths on Saturday morning after New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a further 783 deaths in his state overnight. Italy…

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German army donates 60 ventilators as UK scrambles for equipment

Monitors and respiratory equipment are tested at the German manufacturer Dräger’s Dutch headquarters in Zoetermeer. Photograph: Robin Utrecht/Rex Germany’s army is donating 60 mobile ventilators to the UK following a call for help as the NHS races to get hold of enough life-saving equipment in the runup to the expected peak of the UK’s Covid-19 pandemic in mid-April. Officials have been racing to obtain ventilators internationally because UK manufacturers have not been able to produce enough in time. A spokesperson for the German defence ministry confirmed to the Guardian a…

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Coronavirus survivor: ‘I’m still asking myself why I’m here and others aren’t’

Hylton Murray-Philipson was in intensive care and on a ventilator for five days Hylton Murray-Philipson is cheered on by NHS staff as he leaves hospital after being treated for coronavirus. Photograph: University of Leicester Hospitals/PA I was ill at home with coronavirus symptoms for 10 days before I went to hospital. During this time my 92-year-old father died; I didn’t see him for the last week of his life. My 84-year-old mother, who lives with me, also started displaying symptoms, as well as one of my sisters. Even though I…

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“Modi Was Great”: Trump Says 29 Million Doses Of Key Drug From India

The change in tone came after Mr Trump confirmed that the first shipment of 29 million doses of the drug was on its way from factories in Gujarat to the United States Coronavirus: US President Donald Trump warned India of “retaliation” New Delhi: Hours after warning India of “retaliation” if it did not agree to export hydroxychloroquine, an anti-malarial drug believed effective in treatment of the novel coronavirus, US President Donald Trump called Prime Minister Narendra Modi “great” and “really good”. The change in tone came after Mr Trump confirmed…

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Hydroxychloroquine: how an unproven drug became Trump’s coronavirus ‘miracle cure’

This weekend, Donald Trump used his daily White House coronavirus briefings to again urge Americans to take hydroxychloroquine, an anti-malaria drug that has not been shown to be safe or effective against Covid-19. “What do you have to lose? Take it,” the president said on Saturday as he boasted that the US had amassed 29m doses of the drug. On Sunday, facing questions from the press about his aggressive promotion of an unproven treatment, he argued against waiting for the completion of clinical trials. “In France, they had a very…

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Coronavirus world map: which countries have the most cases and deaths?

Covid-19 has spread around the planet, sending billions of people into lockdown as health services struggle to cope. Find out where the virus has spread, and where it has been most deadly Since first being recorded late last year in China, the Covid-19 coronavirus has spread around the world, and been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization. By early spring, Europe had become the worst-affected region, with Italy and Spain particularly hard hit. However, differences in testing mean that the number of cases may be understated for some…

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Boris Johnson ‘put on oxygen’ as he battles coronavirus in hospital

Boris Johnson posted a video to say he still had a high temperature Boris Johnson was reportedly treated with oxygen after being admitted to hospital for ‘routine’ coronavirus tests. The Prime Minister spent the night at St Thomas’ Hospital in central London, ten days after testing positive for the virus. The Times reports Mr Johnson, 55, who is expecting a child with his fiancé Carrie Symonds, was given oxygen after arriving at the hospital by car. Downing Street has stressed the hospital visit is not an emergency but was a…

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Boris Johnson spends night in hospital due to ‘persistent coronavirus symptoms’

Boris Johnson has been admitted to an NHS hospital in London due to ‘persistent coronavirus symptoms’, Number 10 has confirmed. It is understood the prime minister spent the night in hospital on Sunday and will stay there for ‘as long as needed’. A Downing Street spokesperson said: ‘On the advice of his doctor, the Prime Minister has tonight been admitted to hospital for tests. ‘This is a precautionary step, as the Prime Minister continues to have persistent symptoms of coronavirus 10 days after testing positive for the virus. ‘The Prime…

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Singer Kanika Kapoor Discharged From Hospital After Testing Negative For Coronavirus In Sixth Attempt

Kanika Kapoor was diagnosed with COVID-19 days after she flew into Mumbai from London on March 9 Singer Kanika Kapoor, who was admitted to Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS) in her hometown Lucknow after contracting the coronavirus, has been discharged following her complete recovery, reported news agency ANI. The 42-year-old singer tested negative in her sixth test at the hospital. Ms Kapoor will now be in home quarantine for two weeks. Ms Kapoor was diagnosed with COVID-19 days after she flew into Mumbai from London on March…

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Coronavirus: Tiger at Bronx Zoo tests positive for Covid-19

A four-year-old female Malayan tiger at the Bronx Zoo has tested positive for the coronavirus. The tiger, named Nadia, is believed to be the first known case of an animal infected by a human with Covid-19. The Bronx Zoo, in New York City, says the test result was confirmed by the National Veterinary Services Laboratory in Iowa. Nadia, along with six other big cats, is thought to have been infected by an asymptomatic zoo keeper. The cats started showing symptoms, including a dry cough, late last month after exposure to…

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