Australasia Covid19 

Victoria considers hotspot lockdowns as Queensland’s border announcement looms

Premier Steven Marshall says South Australia will not reopen it’s border with Victoria on the planned date of July 20. “We are very hopeful that Victoria will be able to bring their outbreaks under control but at this stage we cannot possibly lift that border on 20 July as we were hoping to do,” the Premier said. The Premier said he knew it would be a difficult decision for people who were planning travel around the 20th and that was why he was giving people as early notice as possible. “We…

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Africa Covid19 

Local gin can’t prevent COVID-19 —Ekiti Deputy Gov

The Ekiti State Deputy Governor, Chief Bisi Egbeyemi, on Saturday dismissed claims that local gin popularly known as ogogoro or local herbs can prevent COVID-19. She urged residents of the state to adhere strictly to COVID-19 protocols so as not to contract the virus. The deputy governor, who stated this while monitoring the monthly cleaning exercise in Ido/Osi local government area of the state, also frowned at the refusal of many residents of the state to use face masks since the relaxation of the COVID-19 lockdown in the state. Egbeyemi…

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Asia Covid19 North America 

South Korea has entered its 2nd wave of coronavirus. What can Canada learn?

Earlier this week, South Korea became the first country to officially announce a second wave of the novel coronavirus after a recent resurgence of cases. Jeong Eun-kyeong, director of the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said during a briefing Monday the new wave stemmed from multiple nightclub visits during a holiday weekend in early May, and is concentrated in the greater Seoul region, an area which had previously seen few cases despite its dense population. “In the metropolitan area, we believe that the first wave was from March…

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Covid19 Europe 

Nurses’ Lawsuit Claims ‘Fabricated’ COVID-19 Tests at Georgia Hospital

A group of nurses at a Georgia hospital have filed a lawsuit accusing their CEO of what they call a “COVID-19 coverup” involving the improper collection of test samples to reduce positive test results for the virus and downplay its spread. Nurses employed or formerly employed at Landmark Hospital of Athens, a 42-bed long-term care hospital in northeast Georgia, told Georgia Health News that five of their patients tested positive for COVID-19 after showing symptoms. The hospital administrator then ordered retesting of those patients, intentionally collecting samples outside the proper…

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Asia Covid19 

Bangladesh to get priority if China develops Covid-19 vaccine

China has said Bangladesh will get priority in terms of cooperation and support if they can successfully develop vaccine for coronavirus. “Of course, Bangladesh is our important friend and Bangladesh will surely get priority,” Deputy Chief of Mission at the Chinese Embassy in Dhaka Hualong Yan told UNB today. He said Bangladesh and China are working closely to deal with the situation amid the coronavirus outbreak. He said five Chinese companies are working to develop vaccine for coronavirus. Meanwhile, an inactivated Covid-19 vaccine candidate developed by the Institute of Medical…

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