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Chinese researchers warn of new virus in pigs with human pandemic risk

06 June, 2020 9:58 am 9:58 am

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – A new flu virus found in Chinese pigs has become more infectious to humans and needs to be watched closely in case it becomes a potential “pandemic virus”, a study said, although experts said there is no imminent threat. A team of Chinese researchers looked at influenza viruses found in pigs from … Read More

In Mexico, one of world’s biggest food markets stirs unease about inf...

05 May, 2020 8:02 pm 8:02 pm

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Every day, thousands of Mexicans crowd a massive food market that is a lynchpin of the capital’s food supply, though it sits at the heart of a major hotspot for the virus. Mexico City’s sprawling Central de Abasto market, stretching across an area equivalent to about 327 football pitches, poses a … Read More

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COVID-19 will continue to spread, Asad Umar tells parliament

05 May, 2020 3:21 pm 3:21 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Planning Minister Asad Umar has rejected the implications that a strict lockdown could have erased the novel coronavirus, saying that COVID-19 is a highly-infectious disease that will continue to spread. While addressing the session of National Assembly, Asad Umar said that if a lockdown could have ended the virus, at least … Read More

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Germany’s confirmed coronavirus cases rise by 798 to 171,306 – ...

05 May, 2020 8:30 am 8:30 am

BERLIN (Reuters) – The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany increased by 798 to 171,306, data from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious diseases showed on Wednesday. The reported death toll rose by 101 to 7,634, the tally showed. Earlier, worldwide death toll from coronavirus pandemic has risen to 259,872. According to latest … Read More

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Trump cuts WHO funding over coronavirus, global death toll mounts

04 April, 2020 9:50 am 9:50 am

WASHINGTON/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – US President Donald Trump halted funding to the World Health Organization (WHO) over its handling of the coronavirus pandemic, drawing condemnation from infectious disease experts as the global death toll continued to mount. Trump, who has reacted angrily to criticism of his administration’s response to the worst epidemic in a century, … Read More