Surgical mask (the cheap one) reduces up to 75% of infections

Surgical mask (the cheap one) reduces up to 75% of infections

A new study in Hong Kong supports the health and policy authorities in recommending its use. Experiments by a team led by Dr Yuen Kwok Yung, a leading microbiologist from the University of Hong Kong who helped discover the SARS virus in 2003, show that the rate of transmission of...

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Russia surpasses Spain and is already the second country in the world with the highest number of coronavirus infections

Russia surpasses Spain and is already the second country in the world with the highest number of coronavirus infections

President Vladimir Putin announced yesterday in a video conference that, to prevent the economy from collapsing completely, there will be no more additional non-working days in the fight against COVID-19 and that he leaves it up to the country’s territories to decide which limitations to apply depending on the particular...

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Brazil totals 610 deaths from coronavirus in one day and reaches 9,146

Brazil totals 610 deaths from coronavirus in one day and reaches 9,146

Brazil counted 610 new deaths from the coronavirus in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of deaths to 9,146, while confirmed cases exceeded 135,000 in the country, the Health Ministry reported Thursday. This is the third consecutive day in which the daily number of deaths from COVID-19 is...

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The contagion curve shoots up in Russia to almost 6,000 a day

The contagion curve shoots up in Russia to almost 6,000 a day

As official figures begin to show, after an initial “optimistic” phase, the new coronavirus pandemic is beginning to run rampant in Russia. In a single day, the country has registered 5,849 new cases, bringing the total to more than 68,600 infected people, according to the state centre responsible for the...

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Coronavirus pandemic tops 177,000 deaths with U.S. setting new record for daily cases

Coronavirus pandemic tops 177,000 deaths with U.S. setting new record for daily cases

The new coronavirus pandemic that originated in the Chinese city of Wuhan has now surpassed 2.5 million cases and left more than 177,000 dead in 185 countries around the world, with the United States reporting more than 2,400 deaths and 39,500 positive cases in the last 24 hours, a record...

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France passes the 20,000 death mark after adding 547 on the last day

France passes the 20,000 death mark after adding 547 on the last day

France has recorded 20,265 deaths from coronavirus since the beginning of the epidemic on Monday, after adding 547 deaths in the last 24 hours, of which 444 occurred in hospitals, to 12,513 in those centers. Health authorities said the other 7,752 deaths occurred in nursing homes and dependency centers, where...

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