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Woman tries to dodge COVID curfew by walking leashed man

Woman tries to dodge COVID curfew by walking leashed man

  MONTREAL (AFP) – Canadian police have fined a woman whose dogged determination to dodge a strict new curfew saw her taking a man for a walk — on a leash. Quebec province has imposed an 8:00 pm curfew in a bid to slow the spread of the coronavirus, but residents are allowed to take […]

Search for survivors after India building collapse

    MAHAD, India (AFP) – Rescue teams and sniffer dogs in western India searched the rubble for survivors on Tuesday after a five-storey apartment building collapsed “like a house of cards”, with up to 70 people buried. The accident late Monday in the town of Mahad, south of Mumbai, forced three disaster response teams to work through the […]

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Asymptomatic COVID-19 carriers have high viral loads – study

    WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) – People who are infected with the coronavirus carry similar levels of the pathogen in their nose, throat and lungs whether they have symptoms or not, a new study from South Korea showed Thursday. The paper, published in JAMA Internal Medicine, is an important biological line of evidence in […]

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  BY ROY MABASA     There are now a total of four fatalities and 31 injured among Filipinos in Beirut in the aftermath of the powerful blasts that rocked the Lebanese capital, the Department of Foreign Affairs said on Friday. “We are saddened by the latest turn of developments. The higher figure comes as […]

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US posts new daily virus case record of 66,528 – Johns Hopkins

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) – The United States, the country hardest hit by the coronavirus, on Saturday posted 66,528 new cases, a record for a 24-hour period, according to a tally from Johns Hopkins University. The country has now recorded a total of 3,242,073 infections, the Baltimore-based university said in its latest data as of […]

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As coronavirus rages in US, Trump finally wears a mask

BETHESDA, United States (AFP) – US President Donald Trump wore a face mask in public for the first time Saturday, finally yielding to intense pressure to set a public health example as the coronavirus rampages across America. Trump had on a dark mask featuring the presidential seal as he walked through the corridors of Walter […]

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