With the decline in numbers, students have gradually returned to class and some international schools in the capital Beijing are preparing to re-open on June 1. China is proceeding this week with the annual session of its ceremonial parliament, which is being held under social distancing restrictions. … [Read more...] about The Latest: India reports biggest jump in virus cases again
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Just 81 patients remain hospitalized with COVID-19, and another 408 are in isolation and being monitored for either suspected cases or after testing positive for the virus without showing any symptoms. China has reported a total of 4,634 deaths from the disease among 82,992 cases. … [Read more...] about The Latest: Spain: EU should agree on cross-border travel
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Tuesday called for an ideological truce between employers and workers to revive the country’s A$2 trillion ($1.3 trillion) economy, which has been badly damaged by the coronavirus pandemic. … [Read more...] about Australian PM calls for economic overhaul to fuel post COVID-19 recovery
For Susan Jenkins*, 58, who is shielding due to a chronic lung condition and is on oxygen 24/7, basic issues such as food are key. It took her weeks to get a government letter to say she was high risk but because of a lack of online food deliveries, her husband and teenage daughter are still having to brace the shops. “Each time they go out, they risk bringing back the virus and it will kill me,” she says. … [Read more...] about ‘I had an active life’: How are shielders surviving lockdown?
The transmissions, which came amid relaxed attitudes on social distancing, have raised concern as officials proceed with a phased reopening of schools, which began with high-school seniors last week. This week it will be high school juniors, middle school seniors, elementary first- and second-graders and kindergartners. More reopenings are scheduled in early June. … [Read more...] about The Latest: Japan set to end Tokyo’s state of emergency
6:38 a.m. Dr. Birx says next step is understanding virus’ asymptomatic spread: As some states consider reopening Dr. Deborah Birx says the next step in combating the coronavirus pandemic is understanding its asymptomatic spread. “We have to diagnose the virus before it becomes evident in communities,” Birx, the Coronavirus Response Coordinator for the White House Coronavirus Task Force, said during a Sunday appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union.” She said emphasis shouldn’t just be on diagnosing cases, but being able to recognize when it’s surfacing in communities before symptoms are expressed. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus news from the Bay Area: April 25-26