India coronavirus: Migrant workers sprayed with disinfectant in Uttar Pradesh

Video showed three people, dressed in protective gear, spraying the liquid directly on a group of Indian workers as they sat on the ground in the northern city of Bareilly. Ashok Gautam, a senior officer in charge of Covid-19 operations in Uttar Pradesh, told CNN as many as 5,000 people have been “publicly sprayed” when…

Women break record for cycling around the world as borders close

Catherine and Rachael were determined to complete the challenge before the borders closed (Picture: Catherine Dixon / SWNS)Two women in their 50s have smashed the world record for tandem cycling around the globe by 19 days – after pedalling over 18,000 miles in 263 days in order to beat the closing borders. Catherine Dixon, 53,…

The nation-state strikes back – VoxEurop (English)

While initial responses to the coronavirus crisis have favoured national sovereignty and public authority, effective solutions will only emerge from a complex network of multi-level governance. From Madrid to Paris, Berlin to Warsaw, the nation-state seems to be experiencing a striking renaissance. Borders are back, and with them national selfishness. Each national government is focusing…

Peak US death rate likely in two weeks: Trump

Washington (AFP) – President Donald Trump said Sunday that the peak death rate in the United States from the coronavirus pandemic was likely to hit in two weeks and extended “social distancing” guidelines until April 30. “Easter should be the peak number,” Trump said of the Christian holiday which falls on April 12. “The modelling…

COVID-19: Latest news on the vaccine and drug treatment (updated twice-daily)

29 March 2020 28/03 14:12 // Turkey/Vaccine // Turkish scientists working on COVID-19 vaccine // HURRIYET 28/03 12:30 // Russia/Medicine // Russia Creates Anti-Covid-19 Drug // SPUTNIK 28/03 10:10 // World/Vaccine // Coronavirus vaccine: when will it be ready? // GUARDIAN 28/03 09:00 // World/Vaccine // AI Can Help Scientists Find a Covid-19 Vaccine // WIRED Source link

Zimbabwe’s Afforestation Challenge — Global Issues

Zimbabwe’s Mashonaland East province. Perennial dry conditions have also seen Zimbabwe struggle with annual wild fires that have destroyed large tracts of land and damaged the soil, effectively providing the right conditions for turning parts of the country into mini deserts.Credit: Jeffrey Moyo/IPSby Ignatius Banda (bulawayo) Friday, March 27, 2020 Inter Press Service BULAWAYO, Mar…

Coronavirus cases by community in Los Angeles County

Los Angeles County health officials reported five more fatalities due to the coronavirus Friday, bringing the county’s death toll to 26, the highest of any county in the state. All five of the victims reported Friday were older than 60, and four were men, officials said. The number of confirmed cases rose to 1,482, a…