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Second Princeton police officer tests positive for COVID-19

Second Princeton police officer tests positive for COVID-19

The officer started feeling ill after returning from a trip on the West Coast last Wednesday and was sent home that day and was tested, police aid. On Friday, almost 200 police officers tested posit...

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COVID-19: New York gets hospital ship

COVID-19: New York gets hospital ship

The USNS Comfort arrived in New York City's harbor on Monday, March 30. "It was like a beacon of hope", he said . The navy's 1,000-bed USNS Comfort docked at a Manhattan pier as more U.S. A...

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One more dead in Mumbai, Maharashtra cases are 193

One more dead in Mumbai, Maharashtra cases are 193

Earlier on Sunday, the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai announced the state's seventh death - of a 40-year woman with a medical history of hypertension and severe respiratory complaints since...

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Chinese mainland reports 48 new imported COVID-19 cases

Chinese mainland reports 48 new imported COVID-19 cases

Mainland China had 48 new cases on Monday, the National Health Commission said in a statement, up from 31 new infections a day earlier. Even though there are incidents which are enough to criticize ...

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NHS England confirms two more coronavirus deaths in Exeter

NHS England confirms two more coronavirus deaths in Exeter

The Department for Health said on Sunday, "As of 9am 29 March, a total of 127,737 have been tested, with 108,215 negative". The latest figures come after Scottish Secretary Alister Jack revealed he ...

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FDA approves emergency use of malaria pill for COVID-19 treatment

FDA approves emergency use of malaria pill for COVID-19 treatment

But that is not the end of the good news, there is now new data supporting the use of Hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin (Z-Pak) as effective treatment for COVID-19 patients, according to a new re...

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Victoria's on-the-spot fines for breaching 2-person rule at $1652

Victoria's on-the-spot fines for breaching 2-person rule at $1652

A very stern and direct Andrews asserted "I have a very simple message today - stay at home", at a press conference this morning. Ms Mikakos slammed Victorian sun-seekers, who ignored social distanc...

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6 recent COVID-19-related deaths pushes Wisconsin total past 20

6 recent COVID-19-related deaths pushes Wisconsin total past 20

The patient was identified as a man in his 50s, who had underlying health conditions. "The health department sends our deepest condolences to his family and loved ones. The health department keeps a...

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Ford helping produce 50,000 ventilators at MI plant in 100 days

Ford helping produce 50,000 ventilators at MI plant in 100 days

It is compatible with masks and intubation and operates pneumatically via its oxygen supply without the need for electricity. Ford is partnering with GE Healthcare to build 50,000 ventilators by Jul...

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Struggling agencies may be helped by new insolvency measures

Struggling agencies may be helped by new insolvency measures

The number of people to have died with coronavirus in the United Kingdom has now reached 1,019. "Red tape" will be slashed to allow new producers of hand sanitiser to bring products to market "in ...

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Marko's 'coronavirus camp' plan for Red Bull drivers shot down in flames

Marko's 'coronavirus camp' plan for Red Bull drivers shot down in flames

The 76-year-old's idea, which has sparked outrage within the team, was to gather Max Verstappen and Alexander Albon together with AlphaTauri's Daniil Kvyat and Pierre Gasly , plus several junior pr...

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DeWine: FDA Limiting Use of Battelle Tech is 'Reckless'

DeWine: FDA Limiting Use of Battelle Tech is 'Reckless'

Battelle received an emergency go-ahead from the FDA over the weekend to deploy its decontamination system for personal protective equipment (PPE), allowing healthcare workers to clean and reuse scarc...

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Coronavirus patients exhibiting new symptoms, OH health director says

Coronavirus patients exhibiting new symptoms, OH health director says

Mahoning County reported a second death from the disease Friday. Lucas County has 48 cases so far, with two deaths. "That's crucial, but we've got to do even more", Acton said. The state projects ...

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Arrest Warrant Issued For Tampa Pastor After Church Hosts In-Person Worship

The pastor was arrested and released 40 minutes later in Hernando County where he lives, according to the jail . "That's not what we wanted to do during a declared state of emergency", Chronister s...

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Liberty University Students Hospitalized With COVID-19-Like Symptoms

Liberty University Students Hospitalized With COVID-19-Like Symptoms

The current situation: Dr. Thomas Eppes, who runs the Liberty University student health service, told the Times that 11 Liberty students had reported symptoms consistent with potential COVID-19 i...

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De Blasio: Trump's Facemask Comments 'Insulting' and 'Outrageous'

De Blasio: Trump's Facemask Comments 'Insulting' and 'Outrageous'

He explained to NY1 that while talking with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), he learned that while fewer people had been riding the subway, occasional pockets of congestion existed d...

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Expert claims 4 out of 5 patients react favourably to malaria drug

Expert claims 4 out of 5 patients react favourably to malaria drug

But thus far, there is little scientific evidence that chloroquine , or its closely-related analogue hydroxychloroquine , are effective in treating Covid-19. Both the drugs have been evaluated for t...

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Cubicles in London’s ExCel centre show likely scale of coronavirus crisis

Cubicles in London’s ExCel centre show likely scale of coronavirus crisis

Rows upon rows of cubicles hastily erected in London's ExCel centre show the expected scale of the explosion in numbers of coronavirus patients. "I think what they would want me to say to the rest o...

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COVID-19 cases pass 100 in Saskatchewan

COVID-19 cases pass 100 in Saskatchewan

There is one inpatient hospitalization in the North region; three hospitalized in Regina which includes two inpatient hospitalizations and one in ICU (intensive care unit) hospitalization; and two hos...

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Loss of Smell, Taste Early Symptoms of Coronavirus, Reveals Latest Study

Loss of Smell, Taste Early Symptoms of Coronavirus, Reveals Latest Study

In "Time Kinetics of Viral Clearance and Resolution of Symptoms in Novel Coronavirus Infection", Lixin Xie, MD, Lokesh Sharma, PhD, and co-authors report on a study of 16 patients with COVID-19, who...

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NHS staff return to service, Johnson says from coronavirus isolation

NHS staff return to service, Johnson says from coronavirus isolation

He also thanked the 750,000 members of the public who have volunteered to aid the health service. The number of people who have died with coronavirus in the United Kingdom has now reached 1,019, w...

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New restrictions on who can be together in public

New restrictions on who can be together in public

Morrison said Australia's states and territories would implement the six-month ban on evictions of people from residential and commercial properties as a "result of financial distress if they are unab...

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World Health Organization chief Tedros: Africa has 2,650 confirmed coronavirus cases, 49 deaths

World Health Organization chief Tedros: Africa has 2,650 confirmed coronavirus cases, 49 deaths

He described the numbers as "tragic". The International Monetary Fund chief has said the global economy has entered recession and it will be much worse than the financial crisis of 2009. Ford, presi...

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COVID-19 | Public Health Ontario confirms 208 more cases in the province

COVID-19 | Public Health Ontario confirms 208 more cases in the province

He urged Ontarians to report any cases of price gouging to a provincial hotline, saying each report would be looked at on a case-by-case basis, and that the focus would be on products sold at five or ...

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Another coronavirus case reported in SW Kansas Posted Mar 28, 2020

Another coronavirus case reported in SW Kansas Posted Mar 28, 2020

One additional coronavirus case was confirmed Saturday by the the Merced County Department of Public Health, bringing the total number of Merced County residents with the virus to eight. She is a grad...

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Trump 'considering quarantine on New York'

Trump 'considering quarantine on New York'

The total number of cases rose to 52,318, up 7,681 overnight, he said. Full details will be released by the CDC later on Saturday, he added. During a speech, he said is considering a two-week quaran...

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Airbnb Wants to Provide 100K Free Rentals to Medical Workers

Airbnb Wants to Provide 100K Free Rentals to Medical Workers

It appears that the company has received feedback from the hosts themselves who want to help healthcare workers and first responders who are risking their lives to combat the spread of COVID-19. Now, ...

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Gove confirms 10,000 daily tests are now being carried out

Gove confirms 10,000 daily tests are now being carried out

The government said on Friday that it had set up a new partnership with firms including Thermo Fisher Scientific, Randox and Boots, and with top United Kingdom universities, to scale up the testing re...

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Spain's Coronavirus death toll rises to 838 with total standing at 6,528

Spain's Coronavirus death toll rises to 838 with total standing at 6,528

Spain is to halt all "non-essential" economic activity for two weeks to try to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez announced Saturday. Second only to Italy in ...

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Dogs being trained to sniff out COVID-19

Dogs being trained to sniff out COVID-19

Dr Claire Guest, CEO and Co-Founder of Medical Detection Dogs, says: "In principle, we're sure that dogs could detect COVID-19". The beauty of the tests is that the dogs may even be able to sniff ou...

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Hospitals weigh universal DNR orders for patients with coronavirus

Hospitals weigh universal DNR orders for patients with coronavirus

At George Washington University, they use a machine to perform compressions on a coding patient, but since there are only two available, as a contingency hospital staff will place plastic sheeting ove...

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Coronavirus: 3 Newborns In China Test Positive For COVID-19

Coronavirus: 3 Newborns In China Test Positive For COVID-19

In the second study, looking at 32 pregnant women from China and Hong Kong, researchers found that 47 percent delivered their babies prematurely. Of the 33 babies, three - all males born by Cesa...

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Ontario confirms 135 new cases in the province on Friday morning

Ontario confirms 135 new cases in the province on Friday morning

The Ontario government said the spending builds on the $82-billion in support and tax deferrals that the federal government has announced, which include $2,000-a-month payments for workers affected ...

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California has surge of virus cases that threatens hospitals

California has surge of virus cases that threatens hospitals

The order extends the ban through May 31, suggesting that if tenants are unable to pay rent in April or May, they cannot be evicted for saying so - as long as they inform their landlords in writing wi...

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Number of deaths in Spain rises by 832 in just 24 hours

Number of deaths in Spain rises by 832 in just 24 hours

As the nation marked two weeks since the lockdown was put in place, Spain on Saturday received first a delivery of 1.2 million masks from China for health workers and those in the transport sector. ...

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