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In rare case, US infant dies from COVID-19

03/29/2020

WASHINGTON, United States — A US infant has died from the COVID-19 illness, officials in the state of Illinois said on Saturday, marking an extremely rare case of juvenile death in the global pandemic. At a news…

Baseball jerseys being turned into hospital gowns, masks

AFP 03/28/2020

Major League Baseball jerseys are being turned into desperately needed hospital masks and gowns to help health care workers combat the coronavirus pandemic, thanks to the league’s uniform manufacturer. MLB and official apparel maker Fanatics are absorbing…

Handling mail amid coronavirus: Low risk but wash your hands

AP 03/28/2020

  Is it safe to pick up your mail? How about those packages from your online orders? And how safe are the people we count on to make those deliveries? Health experts say the risks are very…

Dogs being trained to sniff out COVID-19

Agence France Presse 03/27/2020

LONDON, United Kingdom – A British charity has teamed up with scientists to see whether dogs could help detect COVID-19 through their keen sense of smell, they said on Friday. Medical Detection Dogs will work with the…

US tops world in virus cases, overtaking China and Italy

Agence France Presse 03/27/2020

  WASHINGTON — The United States on Thursday took the grim title of the country with the most coronavirus infections and reported a record surge in unemployment as world leaders vowed $5 trillion to stave off global…

COVID-19 claims 3rd Filipino abroad

Dona Z. Pazzibugan 03/27/2020

A third Filipino overseas has died from the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) confirmed on Thursday. A DFA data summary showed the latest Filipino COVID-19 fatality abroad died in a country in…

US to free some prisoners amid coronavirus threat

03/27/2020

Washington, United States–US Attorney General Bill Barr said Thursday he had instructed federal prisons to free some inmates to lessen the impact of the coronavirus epidemic. One day after the United Nations human rights chief urged countries…

Meghan to narrate Disney nature film in first post-royal job

03/27/2020

LONDON (AP) — Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, has her first post-royal job: narrating a Disney documentary about elephants. Disney announced Thursday that the duchess, who is married to Britain’s Prince Harry, is lending her voice to…

Space Force launches its 1st mission with virus precautions

03/27/2020

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The newly established U.S. Space Force launched its first national security satellite Thursday with a leaner staff because of the coronavirus pandemic. “Nothing stops the space launch mission!” the 45th Space Wing…

UN launches COVID-19 global humanitarian response plan

03/26/2020

UNITED NATIONS – UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday launched a 2-billion-US-dollar global humanitarian response plan to fight COVID-19 in some of the world’s most vulnerable countries. “COVID-19 is menacing the whole of humanity, and so the…

Thief steals hand sanitizer, cleaning supplies in restaurant break-in

03/25/2020

The demand for hand sanitizer, toilet papers and cleaning products has skyrocketed as the world tries to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Some people have resorted to extreme means such as hoarding and even stealing — a restaurant…

Wuhan to lift travel restrictions on April 8

03/24/2020

BEIJING — Wuhan will open travel to outside the city on April 8, with other parts of Hubei province ending their lockdown on Wednesday, according to a government announcement. The provincial government said on Tuesday areas other…

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