Australia deploys police, army to enforce border closure amid COVID-19 outbreak

SYDNEY/MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Hundreds of police officers and army troops are being deployed to enforce the closure of the busy border between Australia’s two most populous states as officials grapple to contain a fresh coronavirus outbreak. The state line between New South Wales (NSW) and Victoria, which is highly porous and stretches hundreds of kilometres, is scheduled to close at […]

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Police arrest suspect in series of downtown Boulder fires – The Denver Post

Police arrested a 53-year-old man who reportedly confessed to setting a series of dumpster and shed fires in downtown Boulder on Friday. Troy Schneider was arrested Friday on suspicion of three counts of first-degree arson, two counts of second-degree arson, two counts of second-degree burglary and one count of attempted second-degree burglary. Police said Schneider was tied to a series […]

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Curb climate change, protect environment to prevent future pandemics, countries told

NAIROBI (REUTERS) – Land degradation, wildlife exploitation, intensive farming and climate change are driving the rise in diseases that, like the coronavirus, are passed from animals to humans, United Nations experts said on Monday (July 6). The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) jointly identified seven trends responsible for such zoonotic diseases, calling on governments to […]

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While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, July 7

Miami shuts down restaurant dining again as US Covid-19 deaths top 130,000 Miami-Dade, Florida’s most populous county, became the latest US coronavirus hotspot to roll back its reopening on Monday, shutting down on-site dining at restaurants, as cases surge nationwide by the tens of thousands and deaths topped 130,000. The emergency order was handed down on Monday by Mayor Carlos […]

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WHO reviewing report urging new guidance over airborne spread of coronavirus

GENEVA/CHICAGO (Reuters) – The World Health Organization (WHO) is reviewing a report urging it to update guidance on the novel coronavirus after more than 200 scientists, in a letter to the health agency, outlined evidence the virus can spread in tiny airborne particles. The WHO says SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, spreads primarily through small droplets expelled from the […]

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Macron taps trio to help drive coronavirus recovery

PARIS (Reuters) – France is creating three beefed-up ministries to spearhead its recovery from coronavirus turmoil as Emmanuel Macron attempts to recast his presidency less than two years before a possible re-election bid. In a cabinet reshuffle days after voters punished Macron and his party in local elections, the president and his new prime minister, Jean Castex, are putting the […]

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239 scientists press WHO on 'airborne' coronavirus spread

WHO has long maintained COVID-19 is spread via larger respiratory droplets and dismissed possibility of aerosol route. More than 200 scientists called for the World Health Organization to acknowledge the coronavirus can spread in the air – a change that could alter some measures taken to stop the pandemic. In a letter published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases, two […]

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Coronavirus vaccine failure threatens collapse of world superpower -‘Peak goes on and on!’

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. Professor Karol Sikora of the University of Buckingham claimed crucial economic countries would be in crisis if a coronavirus vaccine was not delivered soon. During an interview with Express.co.uk, Professor Sikora claimed he was most concerned about […]

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