Brazil exceeds 1.5 million cases of infection

Brazil exceeds 1.5 million cases of infection

The country still totals 63,174 deaths due to the new coronavirus since the beginning of the pandemic.

The data are part of the latest bulletin from the Ministry of Health, which indicated that in the last 24 hours, 1,290 deaths and 42,223 new ones were registered by the new coronavirus. The lethality rate of the disease in the country remains today at 4.1%, when a possible relationship of 3,968 fatalities with the covid-19 is still under investigation…

Brexit: EU accuses UK of backing off commitments

Brexit: EU accuses UK of backing off commitments

Negotiations on the future trade relationship between the United Kingdom and the European Union continue despite the pandemic.

Negotiations between the United Kingdom and the European Union have made no “significant progress” this week, with the European Union demanding “respect” from the United Kingdom for the process…

More than 403 thousand dead and seven million infected worldwide

More than 403 thousand dead and seven million infected worldwide

The new coronavirus pandemic emerged in Wuhan in December

According to data collected by the AFP agency until Monday, at least 403,449 people have died and more than 7,030,330 have been infected in 196 countries and territories since the beginning of the epidemic in December 2019 in the Chinese city of Wuhan…

Armenian Prime Minister is infected

Armenian Prime Minister is infected

Nikol Pashinián’s wife and three children have also contracted Covid-19.

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinián announced today that he has contracted the new coronavirus, despite having no symptoms, and that he will continue to work from his home. In a video published on Facebook, Pashinián, who turns 45 today, said that his wife and his three children are also infected…

Relieved emergency plans in several countries

Relieved emergency plans in several countries

Countries reopen economic, leisure and cultural activities

At a time when the pandemic seems to be beginning to break and with the summer approaching in the northern hemisphere, dozens of countries today reopen economic, leisure and cultural activities after the restrictions imposed because of Covid-19…

New coronavirus already circulating in China in October

New coronavirus already circulating in China in October

A study says that although it was officially announced in December, the virus had been circulating silently in Wuhan months before.

The new coronavirus was officially announced in December by Chinese health officials, after several cases linked to a live animal market in Wuhan, in the Chinese province of Hubei, have been identified…

South Korea detects more than 100 cases linked to fitness classes

South Korea detects more than 100 cases linked to fitness classes

Fitness classes in closed spaces can lead to the spread of covid-19.

A study in South Korea revealed that an intensive dance workshop led to the spread of the infection in 112 people.

The infections are not recent, as classes took place in February, and cases were identified on March 9. But the investigation now shows how the rapid spread of the virus can occur in closed spaces…

Virus may disappear before vaccine is discovered

Virus may disappear before vaccine is discovered

A former WHO member cited a study by several countries’ researchers.

Karol Sikora, medical director of the Rutherford Cancer Centers and former head of the World Health Organization’s oncology program, said on Twitter that “there is a real possibility that the virus will naturally disappear before a vaccine is developed.”

Wales investigates potential of nicotine patches against Covid-19

Wales investigates potential of nicotine patches against Covid-19

Doctors routinely distribute nicotine patches to patients with coronaviruses and smokers.

Everyone knows that smokers are more likely to experience Covid-19 more severely, so a group of doctors in Wales will investigate the potential of nicotine patches to fight coronavirus. According to The Guardian, at the Royal Glamorgan hospital, doctors routinely distribute nicotine patches to patients with coronavirus and smokers…

Dutch investigation identifies antibody capable of stopping Covid-19 infection

Dutch investigation identifies antibody capable of stopping Covid-19 infection

Whether this antibody can protect or reduce the severity of the disease in humans is now the challenge of this investigation

A group of researchers has identified a human monoclonal antibody capable of preventing the SARS-CoV-2 virus from infecting cells.
According to the magazine Natura Communications, this discovery could mean that a first step towards treatment against Covid-19 is being taken.

European Union defines tourism as a priority

European Union defines tourism as a priority

European Ministers responsible for tourism met on videoconference to discuss the future of this sector.

The meeting was requested by Croatia with all the ministers responsible for tourism to discuss the future of this sector. At the meeting, which took place by videoconference, it was decided that tourism will have to be one of the priorities in the European Union’s recovery plan…

Newborns Wear Face Shields in Brazil

Newborns Wear Face Shields in Brazil

This measure was imposed by a Brazilian maternity hospital to avoid any type of contamination.

The Regional Hospital of Asa Norte, in Brasília, decided to start putting face shields on newborns, children of mothers diagnosed with the new coronavirus or with suspicion of having been infected…

Pollution reduction is not enough to combat climate change

Pollution reduction is not enough to combat climate change

The new coronavirus pandemic is expected to cause a 6 percent drop in pollution.

The new coronavirus pandemic has brutally affected the entire planet, but as far as the environment is concerned, the news are more positive. The decrease in economic activity has led to a reduction in emissions of polluting gases, which this year is expected to be at least 6 percent…

Trump says vaccine will be available by the end of the year

Trump says vaccine will be available by the end of the year

Several covid-19 vaccine projects are underway around the world.

“We plan to have a vaccine by the end of this year”, declared Donald Trump, during a special broadcast by Fox News television channel, broadcast from the Lincoln Memorial, a monument in Washington in honour of the 16th President of the United States Abraham Lincoln…

World hunger: almost 135 million people suffer from acute food insecurity

World hunger: almost 135 million people suffer from acute food insecurity

The conclusion is from the Global Report 2020 on Food Crises, released recently by the UN

This is the highest number in four years of existence of the report, organized by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization and the World Food Program.

Wuhan officially free from Covid-19

Wuhan officially free from Covid-19

The chinese city, epicenter of the new coronavirus, says it has not registered any case of infection for the first time in months.

Wuhan, the city where the new coronavirus was born, said Monday that it was “officially free” from Covid-19. The region does not register any new cases of infection for the first time in months and, in addition, in the last 24 hours, it has also not registered any fatalities and discharged all patients who were still in hospital…

Boris Johnson went back to work and asks the British people for patience

Boris Johnson went back to work and asks the British people for patience

The prime minister wants people to keep confined in order to avoid new waves of infections because of this “restraint of impatience”.

Boris Johnson, infected with Covid-19 virus, was speaking at the door of the official residence in Downing Street, to where he returned this Sunday, after having been in treatment outside London for two weeks. To the British people, he asked to “contain impatience, in order to avoid the economic disaster that a second wave of the pandemic could represent”…

Pandemic could cause over 500 million poor people worldwide

Pandemic could cause over 500 million poor people worldwide

This estimate is from the report “The Price of Dignity” by the non-governmental organization Oxfam.

According to the NGO, the new coronavirus – and the consequent stop of the economies to contain the spread of it – can affect between 6 to 8% of the world population, causing more than 500 million people to be in poverty, if there are not enough support measures to be taken for the most deprived countries…

Maria Sharapova received over 2 million SMS in 40 hours

Maria Sharapova received over 2 million SMS in 40 hours

Former Russian tennis player decided to give the personal number to speak to people during her quarantine.

The period of social isolation can be quite boring and, therefore, Sharapova had the idea of sharing the mobile phone number on social networks for anyone who wanted to contact her, with the promise that she would respond to all messages sent to her…

Young woman died after contracting Covid-19 while waiting for a transplant

Young woman died after contracting Covid-19 while waiting for a transplant

Katie Horne, 21, succumbed to the virus

About four weeks ago, a young woman was urgently admitted to King’s College Hospital in London with a severe liver condition.
Katie, a native of West Sussex, ended up testing positive for Covid-19, which dropped her chance of being on the list for receiving a liver transplant…

Nurse feels bad, continues to work and shortly after he dies of covid-19

Nurse feels bad, continues to work and shortly after he dies of covid-19

British young man died hours after showing the first symptoms.

A 23-year-old male nurse died of covid-19, just hours after having the first symptoms.
John Alagos was taking a 12-hour shift at Watford General Hospital when he started feeling bad. He asked to go home but, due to the lack of nurses, he had to finish his shift…

Coronavirus has killed 68,125 people and infected more than 1.2 million

Coronavirus has killed 68,125 people and infected more than 1.2 million

Countries with the most deaths in the last 24 hours are the United States, Spain and the United Kingdom.

The new coronavirus pandemic has killed around 68,125 people worldwide and has infected more than 1.2 million since December, according to an AFP agency report, at 8PM yesterday, through official sources in the various countries.
According to data collected by the French news agency, more than 1,244,740 cases of infection have been officially diagnosed in 191 countries and territories since the epidemic began last December in China…

Boris Johnson hospitalized for further exams

Boris Johnson hospitalized for further exams

British Prime Minister continues to show persistent symptoms of covid-19.

English Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who tested positive for the new coronavirus ten days ago, was hospitalized yesterday for further tests.
“On the advice of his doctor, the prime minister was admitted to the hospital for tests”, the Downing Street spokesman said in a statement, adding that it was a “precautionary measure”.
Boris Johnson, 55, said he had tested positive for the new coronavirus on March 27 and has since remained isolated at his official London residence…

Mother and daughter infected with coronavirus after attending funeral

Mother and daughter infected with coronavirus after attending funeral

Susan Nelson, 65, ended up dying.

The woman, born in Halesowen, in the United Kingdom, is one of the fatal victims of Covid-19 in the country. On March 13th, the woman attended an aunt’s funeral, where she contracted the disease. Susan, who had no record of other pathologies, was admitted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham and died last Tuesday.

Coronavirus is not transmitted by air

Coronavirus is not transmitted by air

This is the latest information from the World Health Organization (WHO)

Contrary to some studies that point to the transmission of the virus by air, the organization warns that the investigation does not reflect real cough conditions and that the studies that point to this type of transmission were made in the laboratory.