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Disturbing videos posted online by different users paint a grim picture on how hospitals seem to be struggling to deal with dead bodies as they battle against the wave of coronavirus pandemic. One video shows covered bodies on gurneys sitting on the sidewalk, while another shows body bags holding corpses being loaded into a trailer using a forklift outside a...
Singapore’s high court upheld on Monday a law that criminalizes sex between men, dismissing three appeals that argued it was unconstitutional. The law does not apply to lesbians. The ruling follows case filed against the colonial-era law by activists emboldened after India’s decision to scrap similar legislation in 2018. Previous repeal efforts in the socially conservative city-state in 2014 also...
A Tokyo-bound plane carrying coronavirus medical supplies crashed on Sunday while taking off from Ninoy Aquino International Airport in the Philippines capital city of Manila, killing all eight on board. All passengers on board Lion Air Flight RPC 5880 died after the plane caught fire as it was taking off from the airport, according to Manila’s International Airport Authority. The crew,...
The King of Thailand has reportedly fled his country and is now self-isolating in a luxury hotel in the Alpine resort town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen in Germany. King Maha Vajiralongkorn ,67, also known as Rama X, is said to have booked out the entire Grand Hotel Sonnenbichl after the four-star hotel received “special permission” from the district council to accommodate the...
Thomas Schaefer, the finance minister of Germany's Hesse state, has committed suicide apparently after becoming "deeply worried" over how to cope with the economic fallout from the coronavirus, state premier Volker Bouffier said on Sunday. The body of Thomas, a 54-year-old member of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union, was found Saturday on railway tracks at Hochheim, near Frankfurt. Police and...
As coronavirus (COVID-19) continue to sweep through the world, daily reports show that more men are dying from the killer virus than women. A research published by China's Center for Disease Control and Prevention show that the death rate among men is 2.8% compared with 1.7% for women and the research suggests the trend will continue despite men and women...
Around 2,280 North Koreans and two foreigners have been quarantined in Pyongyang for fear they may have coronavirus, State media reported. This is the first time North Korea released data about the pandemic. "One additional foreigner was released from quarantine, leaving two foreigners quarantined as of now," the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), the country’s official news agency, announced. KCNA had previously reported figures...
A 21-year-old Tennessee woman who bragged on Instagram about not taking the coronavirus outbreak seriously has been diagnosed with the deadly illness. Ireland Tate joked about not following instructions to stay home and practice social distancing amid the pandemic just days before she fell sick, news station WZTV reported. In a social media video, Ireland Tate told her followers; “I’m aware that we’re supposed to...
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has become the first world leader to test positive for the deadly coronavirus and is self-isolating in Downing Street. UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock said he had also tested positive while England's Chief Medical Officer, Prof Chris Whitty, said he was going into self-isolation after displaying symptoms of Covid-19. Boris Johnson announced his diagnosis in a...
The United States now has the most coronavirus cases in the world with 82,404 infections and more than 1,000 deaths as of Thursday March 26. China, where the outbreak began, has 81,782 and Italy has 80,589. Italy is still the hardest hit country in terms of deaths with more than 8,000 fatalities. China, where the pandemic began in December, has...
Nigerian social media users have continued to mock their President after he called Coronavirus (COVID-19), COVIK One-Nine during speech. President Buhari addressed Nigerians March 22 about how his government is curbing coronavirus pandemic also known as COVID-19. “We are working with the Federal Ministry of Health on protecting our citizens from #COVIK One-Nine", Buhari said. "As a government, this is now a...
Tucson police said in a Facebook post on Tuesday that the Arizona man whom they initially believed stole dozens of unused coronavirus testing kits from a health clinic... did NOT actually steal them. Instead, police have now said that the man was, in fact, a legitimate delivery driver for a third-party transport company that subcontracts for Sonora Quest Laboratories,...
The 2020 Tokyo Olympic games will not begin on July 24 this year as earlier planned and instead will be held "by the summer of 2021," Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced Tuesday. The delay comes after an increasing number of athletes and sporting federations called for the games to be delayed because of the Coronavirus pandemic. Throughout history, never...
Prince Charles, the heir to the British throne, has tested positive for coronavirus and is now self isolating on Balmoral estate in Scotland with his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall. His wife currently has no symptoms of the virus. Prince Charles may have been contagious just 24 hours after last seeing his 93-year-old mother the Queen, Dailymail reported. The...
A man who died on a bus in China has tested positive for a completely different virus than COVID-19 — one more fatal that often produces very similar symptoms, according to state-run media. The unidentified victim from Yunnan province died while on a chartered bus heading to his workplace in Shandong province, the state-run Global Times announced in a tweet Monday. “He was tested...
An official of the World Health Organization (WHO) said the U.S could become the new epicenter of the coronavirus crisis as the total number of confirmed cases in the country soar. “We are now seeing a very large acceleration in cases in the U.S. So, it does have that potential,” WHO spokeswoman Margaret Harris told reporters Tuesday when asked whether...
A top member of Beijing's coronavirus expert team has alerted authorities that the country is facing a second coronavirus outbreak due to the increasing number of infections detected among new arrivals from abroad. Her statement came as life in Wuhan, the former epicenter of the virus, gradually come back to normal following a two-month draconian lockdown. Professor Li Lanjuan said she...
A Portland strip club is bringing its strippers to your door with a new food delivery service it calls "Boober Eats." Lucky Devil Lounge  was forced to close with Gov. Kate Brown’s mandate to stem the spread of coronavirus, but the order does allow food establishments to offer take-out or delivery. The home delivery service, in which a pair of scantily...
Tucson police said Arizona man stole dozens of coronavirus testing kits from a health clinic in Arizona on Friday while posing as a delivery driver. The man entered the El Rio Health Center in Tucson just before 8 p.m. as employees were getting ready to close, Fox News reported. He took 29 of the highly sought-after COVID-19 test kits and drove off in a...
U.S Senator Rand Paul, R-Ky., on Sunday became the first senator known to have tested positive for COVID-19. "Senator Rand Paul has tested positive for COVID-19," Paul's account tweeted. "He is feeling fine and is in quarantine. He is asymptomatic and was tested out of an abundance of caution due to his extensive travel and events. He was not aware of any...