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SA’s confirmed coronavirus cases jump to 516 862 with 173 new deaths

3 August 2020, 10:36 PM

South Africa’s confirmed  COVID-19 cases jump to 516 862 after 5 377 new cases  were reported on Monday.

Brazil registers 25 800 new coronavirus cases, death toll tops 94 000

3 August 2020, 4:00 AM

Brazil recorded 25 800 additional confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus and 541 deaths from the disease caused by the virus in the past 24 hours, the health ministry said on Sunday.

Australia’s government to back Victoria’s strict coronavirus lockdown

2 August 2020, 7:02 AM

Australia’s government expressed support on Sunday for the strictest social-distancing measures yet by the state of Victoria in an effort to contain the new coronavirus. The government in country’s second-most populous state is expected to announce that movement and businesses will be severely restricted in the state’s capital Melbourne for at least six weeks from […]

Don’t sweat it: Chilean dogs sniff out coronavirus in early stages

1 August 2020, 12:43 AM

Chilean police are training sniffer dogs to detect the coronavirus in people’s sweat at a nearly stage, after a similar trial in the UK showed encouraging results.

WHO reports record daily increase in global coronavirus cases, up over 292 000

31 July 2020, 9:48 PM

 The World Health Organisation reported a record increase in global coronavirus cases on Friday, with the total rising by 292 527.

Coronavirus pandemic worsens SA’s already fragile economy: Report

31 July 2020, 9:38 PM

Persistent electricity shortages, rising government debt, and policy uncertainty will continue to hold back investment and underscore low growth for South Africa in 2020. This is according to a newly released report.

Trump planning for US rollout of coronavirus vaccine falling short, officials warn

31 July 2020, 8:14 PM

As scientists and pharmaceutical companies work at breakneck speed to develop a vaccine for the novel coronavirus, public health officials and senior US lawmakers are sounding alarms about the Trump administration’s lack of planning for its nationwide distribution.

US coronavirus epicenter shifts toward Midwestern states

31 July 2020, 4:33 AM

The epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic in the United States showed signs of shifting to the Midwest on Thursday while Sunbelt states were hopeful that new infections and deaths were starting to decline.

Australia to report record daily coronavirus cases, at least 13 deaths – Herald Sun

30 July 2020, 3:05 AM

Australia is set to record its worst day in the coronavirus pandemic on Thursday with 700 new infections and as many as 13 deaths in Victoria state alone, The Herald Sun newspaper reported.

US coronavirus deaths top 150 000 as economy suffers further

30 July 2020, 2:25 AM

An accelerating coronavirus pandemic on Wednesday worsened the US economic outlook and prompted Miami to decide students should not return to schools as deaths nationally topped 150 000, more than in any other country, according to a Reuters tally.

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