Tag: Spread

Was Canada quick enough to curb COVID-19? Experts say there was community spread as early as March 1

Did Canadian health officials act fast enough to curb community transmission of COVID-19? This week’s growth in positive tests, from people infected earlier in March, suggests they did not. While infectious disease experts say it is believed Canada had community transmission as early as March 1, governments did not bring in “physical” or “social” distancing…

World closes borders, restricts travel to contain coronavirus spread

(Reuters) – Countries around the world on Saturday continued to close borders, impose strict entry and quarantine requirements and restrict large gatherings in efforts to contain the spread of the new coronavirus. FILE PHOTO: People wear protective face masks at a residential community following an outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19), in downtown Shanghai, China March 13,…

New coronavirus cases fall in China, but WHO concerned by global spread

BEIJING (Reuters) – China reported a sharp fall in new deaths and cases of the coronavirus on Saturday, but world health officials warned it was too early to make predictions about the outbreak as new infections continued to rise in other countries. Chinese authorities said the mainland had 397 new confirmed cases on Friday, down…

Biden campaign warns media not to spread ‘debunked’ claims about his activities in Ukraine or else

Joe Biden’s presidential campaign has issued a warning to the media cautioning journalists against spreading what he called “debunked” theories about his controversial role in having a Ukrainian prosecutor removed from office. In the memo first reported by NBC News, Biden’s campaign accuses President Donald Trump of “spreading a malicious and conclusively debunked conspiracy theory”…

Beach breaks and pyjama parties: Sport stars spread the Christmas cheer

With the Christmas holiday season in full swing the world’s biggest sports stars have taken time out from chasing goals, titles and victories, instead celebrating with their nearest and dearest. Argentine football legend Lionel Messi donned red-and-white pyjamas and socks together with his wife and three sons to get into the Christmas spirit. READ MORE: Pure…