Coronavirus live news: Spain to close night clubs and ban public smoking; Italy orders testing for some travellers | World news

In Greece, which has also seen a dramatic increase in coronavirus cases, authorities have announced further precautionary measures in an all-out bid to curb the spread of transmissions. A midnight curfew on bars and restaurants was extended nationwide with businesses being ordered to adhere to the new rules in Athens and on popular islands including […]

Coronavirus Australia live update: Victoria records 14 deaths and 372 new Covid cases as NSW awaits Ruby Princess report | Australia news

When you get a premier like Annastacia Palaszczuk making announcements about border closures when Gladys Berejiklian is doing a press conference and she is caught out, the question is asked of her and she knows nothing about it, she hadn’t been contacted by Queensland, well you would imagine she would be a bit miffed. I […]

Biotech company says its anti-viral clothing kills 99.9 per cent of coronavirus

TORONTO — A Toronto-based biotech company is a frontrunner in developing a new kind of COVID-19 protection: antiviral clothing, made to protect against the virus. We have sanitizer for our hands, wipes for counters and masks for our faces. Is anti-viral clothing the next stage? Intelligent Fabric Technologies (North America) Inc. (IFTNA) is trying to […]

Coronavirus live updates: Quebec reports 95 more cases, one new death

Article content This post will be updated throughout the day on Wednesday, Aug. 12. Questions/comments: [email protected] Top updates Quebec reports 95 new cases, one more death Quebec buying 30,000 computers for remote learning Israeli jewelers crafting a $1.5-million mask ‘I don’t think anyone should be sending their kids back’: Ontario teachers fearful Ottawa giving $2.7 […]

COVID-19: New York’s true nursing home death toll is likely high | Coronavirus pandemic News

Riverdale Nursing Home in the New York City borough of the Bronx appears, on paper, to have escaped the worst of the coronavirus pandemic, with an official state count of just four deaths in its 146-bed facility. The truth, according to the home, is far worse: 21 dead, most transported to hospitals before they succumbed […]

Coronavirus contact tracers to be cut in England – Channel 4 News

Thousands of NHS test-and-trace staff will lose their jobs by the end of August. The remaining 12,000 staff will work alongside local public health teams to reach people who may be infected. The decision comes after the prime minister has pledged to “do the right thing” and get all children back to school next month. […]

Coronavirus: UK ‘will not hesitate’ to add nations to quarantine list

Image copyright Reuters The UK “will not hesitate” to add more countries to its travel quarantine list in order to protect public health, the chancellor has said. Rishi Sunak told Sky News “there is always the risk of disruption” to holidays during the coronavirus pandemic. Arrivals to the UK from Belgium, the Bahamas and Andorra […]

Coronavirus updates: Dozens of fraternity members test positive for COVID-19, officials say

A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 673,000 people worldwide. Over 17.3 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The actual numbers are believed […]

Biden questions whether coronavirus vaccine will be ‘real,’ despite experts’ assurances

Joe Biden is preemptively doubting whether a coronavirus vaccine will be “real,” and has cast doubt on whether the vaccine would be distributed with “any degree of equity and realization” — seemingly contradicting public health experts even as the White House touts vaccine progress. The Trump campaign has called out Biden’s remarks as “irresponsible,” pointing to […]

Herman Cain dies from coronavirus after being hospitalised following Trump’s Tulsa rally

Herman Cain, a business executive and former Republican presidential candidate, has died after contracting the novel coronavirus. He was 74-years-old. The prominent conservative businessman was hospitalized weeks after he attended President Donald Trump’s rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he served as a surrogate for the Black Voices for Trump committee. Cain endured an extensive case […]