White House Doctor Says Trump Doesn't Need Coronavirus Test The president does not need to take a test to determine if he's positive for coronavirus because two interactions he had with known patients were "low risk," a White House doctor said in a memo released Friday. The memo was made public hours after Trump said he would be tested. "Not for that reason, but because I think I will do it anyway," the president said Friday when asked about his interaction at his Mar-a-Lago resort last weekend with an aide to Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, Fabio Wajngarten, who turned up positive. Let our news meet your inbox.
Bernie Ecclestone says 2020 F1 championship should be cancelled Former F1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone says this season’s Formula One championship should be cancelled because it appears unlikely that enough races can be completed for it to be valid due to the coronavirus crisis. The opening eight rounds of the 2020 season have been either cancelled or postponed, with doubts over a number of the other 14 races as the pandemic continues to overshadow the sporting calendar. A minimum of eight races are required for the championship to be valid, but the former F1 chief executive Ecclestone believes that will not be possible. “We should stop the championship this year and start again next year, hopefully, because I can’t see it’s going to be possible to get the right amount of races in that count for a championship,” the 89-year-old told BBC Radio.
Suburban New York To Enact 'containment' Area, Close Schools; Us Tops 1,000 Confirmed Cases ALBANY, N.Y. — Schools, temples, churches and other large gathering places within much of the New York City suburb of New Rochelle will be shut down for two weeks as the state battles to contain of one of the nation's worst coronavirus clusters. The National Guard will be called in to help clean facilities and deliver food, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday. Cuomo announced plans to enforce a "containment area" for a 1-mile radius around the center of the cluster, an area of Westchester County that includes much of the city of New Rochelle and stretches into the town of Eastchester. As of Tuesday afternoon, the state had 174 confirmed cases of the coronavirus, second only to Washington state. "This is literally a matter of life and death," Cuomo said.
Coronavirus: Switzerland says young children can hug grandparents Image copyright Getty Images Swiss authorities say it is now safe for children under the age of 10 to hug their grandparents, in a revision to official advice on coronavirus. The health ministry's infectious diseases chief Daniel Koch said scientists had concluded that young children did not transmit the virus. However, he said such meetings should be brief and not involve babysitting. Switzerland is one of several European countries beginning to ease their lockdown measures. This week, garden centres and hairdressers have been allowed to open their doors.
Coronavirus Is Now A Pandemic. The World Health Organization on Wednesday officially declared the novel coronavirus a pandemic. The WHO defines a pandemic as "the worldwide spread of a new disease." There are now more than 118,000 confirmed coronavirus cases reported across at least 114 countries. "When we say pandemic we mean it's gone all around the world. Clearly we hit that a while ago," said CBS Medical Contributor Dr.
We look forward to winning a medal, says Mandeep Singh Indian hockey team striker Mandeep Singh says they are looking forward to winning a medal at the upcoming Tokyo Olympic Games. Also read: Indian men’s hockey team achieves all-time highest ranking Awarded the the Hockey India Dhanraj Pillay Forward of the Year 2019, Mandeep said, “It is the Olympic year and we as a team have put in a lot of effort to qualify for the Games. We look forward to a winning haul and make our country proud in Tokyo.” The Hockey India 3rd Annual Awards saw heroes from the past and present feted for their contribution to the game. Boxer Filip Hrgovic To Fight Jerry 'slugger' Forrest In Oxon Hill, USA March 9, 2020 - Croatian heavyweight talent Filip Hrgovic will face Jerry 'Slugger' Forrest on April 17 in Oxon Hill, USA. ESPN reports that one of the most interesting heavyweight talents, bronze Olympic medalist Filip Hrgovic (10-0, 8 KO) will compete on April 17 in Oxon Hill against Jerry Forrest (26-3, 20 KO), an American boxer who missed fighting Murat Gassijew in February due to the Russian's injury. The 31-year-old 'Slugger' has no significant victories on his account, but in July last year, he fought an even, losing duel against the undefeated Jermaine Franklin. It was his first defeat since 2014, when he lost against Michael Hunter. Forrest's third defeat took place in August 2013, when Gerald Washington knocked him out. It is worth noting that Forrest is small for a heavyweight (185 cm tall), but with a nearly two-meter reach.
Coronavirus: Trump orders meatpacking plants to stay open Image copyright EPA US President Donald Trump has ordered meat processing plants to stay open to protect the nation's food supply amid the coronavirus pandemic. He invoked a Korean War-era law from the 1950s to mandate that the plants continue to function, amid industry warnings of strain on the supply chain. An estimated 3,300 US meatpacking workers have been diagnosed with coronavirus and 20 have died. The UN last month warned the emergency threatened global food supply chains.
New York Coronavirus Cases Increase To 33 New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced a total of 33 positive coronavirus cases in New York state. Previously, the state had confirmed 22 cases; Cuomo confirmed an additional 11 at a press release on Friday. Gov. Cuomo addressed the increase in cases, explaining the state is testing more individuals. “The more you test, the more positives you will find, and remember, we are predominantly testing people who have a higher probability because they are in the chain of contact with people who have already tested positive,” Cuomo said. Cuomo, who described the virus as “like a flu on steroids,” also emphasized “more people are dying from the fly than drying from coronavirus.”
'Think about the best-case scenario': how to manage coronavirus anxiety Just over a week ago, our world looked very different from how it does today. The shift has been so rapid and frightening, it feels as if the ground beneath us has given way. It is disorienting, as if normal life is just over there, out of reach. I have been through two major bereavements, close together, and this has the same unanchored feeling of grief. A Simple Guide To Understanding The US Second Amendment Deadly mass shootings in the United States have occurred for years and a spate of shootings last year fueled the continuing debate over what can be done to stop such crimes in the country. Proponents of gun control face a difficult roadblock, however: The Second Amendment. The Second Amendment to the US Constitution states that "a well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed." History Throughout much of US history, the amendment was hardly discussed.
Record 50.8 million internally displaced, IDMC report says Image copyright Getty Images A record 50.8 million people worldwide are internally displaced due to conflict or disaster, with coronavirus posing a new threat, a report warns. In its annual report, the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) says Covid-19 may add further risks to millions of already vulnerable people.
Washington County Recommends All 2.2m Residents To Work From Home, Tells Over 60's To Stay Indoors A Washington state county, where 31 coronavirus cases and 9 deaths have been reported, has recommended to its 2.2 million residents that they should work from home to help slow the spread of the infectious disease, and further urged everyone over 60 to stay indoors. Public Health officials in King County on Wednesday recommended that businesses allow their employees to telecommute throughout March in an effort to reduce the amount of face-to-face contact between large numbers of people during this “critical period” in the COVID-19 outbreak. “We are encouraging employers to maximize telecommuting and to make it possible for employees who can work from home to do so," King County Executive Dow Constantine said Wednesday. "Community groups should avoid creating large gatherings." An Amazon spokesperson on Tuesday said an employee who worked in a building on the company's campus in Seattle had tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus. (AP)