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Britain’s #Coronavirus peak will be in next few weeks, health minister says

Britain’s #Coronavirus peak will be in next few weeks, health minister says

| April 3, 2020

“The modelling suggests that that peak will be slightly sooner than previous, in the next few weeks but it is very, very sensitive to how many people follow the social distancing guidelines,” Hancock told BBC radio.

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Ten things the EU is doing to fight #Coronavirus

Ten things the EU is doing to fight #Coronavirus

| April 3, 2020

©Chinnapong/AdobeStock  Find out what the European Institutions are doing to mitigate the impact of the Covid19 outbreak, protect people and the economy and promote solidarity. 1. Slowing the spread of the virus To help limit the transmission of the virus in Europe and beyond, the EU has closed its external borders to non-essential travel, while […]

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#DeepKnowledgeGroup ranks #Israel 1st in the #COVID-19 health safety countries ranking

#DeepKnowledgeGroup ranks #Israel 1st in the #COVID-19 health safety countries ranking

| April 3, 2020

Israel’s National Security Council head Meir Ben-Shabbat said: “The goals of our policy at the moment are fourfold: Ensure blocking of the epidemic, improve preparations for its continued spread, create exit conditions and slow, cautious and graduated return to a different routine from that which is familiar to us,” writes Yossi Lempkowicz.   According to  study […]

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#Coronavirus and oil prices push #Kazakhstan toward recession

#Coronavirus and oil prices push #Kazakhstan toward recession

| April 3, 2020

Screen and shout: Prime Minister Askar Mamin, center left, presiding over a remote Cabinet meeting on 2 April. (Photo: Government website) The government in Kazakhstan has, in the light of the unfolding coronavirus pandemic and the concomitant fall in global oil prices, revised its economic projections for this year to forecast a 0.9% contraction, writes […]

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#Taiwan leads way in #Coronavirus response

#Taiwan leads way in #Coronavirus response

| April 3, 2020

During the spring of 2003, the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) coronavirus spread throughout most of East Asia. Taiwan was hit hard by the SARS, with 73 citizens killed, 346 infected and more than 150,000 quarantined, with the painful memory of the epidemic lingering to this day. Nonetheless, plans were quickly drawn up to ensure the country’s preparedness for […]

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Preliminary study finds UK lockdown is slowing spread of #COVID-19

Preliminary study finds UK lockdown is slowing spread of #COVID-19

| April 2, 2020

Lockdown and social distancing measures introduced by the British government to slow the spread of COVID-19 may already be working, according to preliminary research findings, and could soon see Britain’s epidemic of infections declining, writes Kate Kelland. Scientists used an online survey to ask 1,300 people in Britain to list their contacts for the previous […]

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Rise in new #Coronavirus cases in UK is concerning – health service boss

Rise in new #Coronavirus cases in UK is concerning – health service boss

| April 2, 2020

The rise in new coronavirus cases in Britain is concerning, as are the rates of hospital admissions in London and the Midlands, Public Health England’s medical director Yvonne Doyle said on Wednesday (1 April), writes Elizabeth Howcrof.  “(The number of new cases) is slightly concerning, it’s still too early to say whether the plateau of […]

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