FACTBOX: Latest on the spread of the coronavirus a
FACTBOX: Latest on the spread of the coronavirus around the world - International - World - Ahram Online
More than 1.7 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus globally and 109,519 have died, according to a Reuters tally, as of 1400 GMT.Deaths And Infections Europe * British Prime Minister Boris Johnson left hospital and thanked staff for saving his life from COVID-19, but his government was forced to defend its response to the pandemic as the national death toll passed 10,000. * Pope Francis called for global solidarity in fighting the pandemic and its economic fallout, urging the relaxation of international sanctions, debt relief for poor nations and ceasefires in all conflicts. * Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said any further loosening of the country's lockdown restrictions would depend on more progress in the fight against the coronavirus, a day before some companies plan to reopen their doors. * The death toll in France rose at a slightly slower pace on Sunday than a day earlier, the French public health authority said, adding that the lockdown was producing its first effects. Americas * Americans spent Easter Sunday on lockdown as the US toll from the pandemic surpassed 21,300 deaths and more than half a million confirmed cases. * The United States needs to ramp up testing for the coronavirus as the White House considers when and how to lift stay-at-home restrictions and lockdowns, US health experts said. Asia And the Pacific * Chinese cities near the border with Russia said they would tighten border controls and quarantine measures on arrivals from abroad after the number of imported cases of COVID-19 hit a record high. * Indonesia imposed curbs on public transport ahead of the annual exodus to home villages that marks the end of the Muslim fasting month, seeking to slow the spread of the coronavirus in the world's fourth most populous country. * India said its hospital network is adequately prepared to tackle the spread of the virus, with over 100,000 beds ready to cater to a potential surge in patient numbers. * Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe prompted an angry response from some Twitter users after sharing a video of himself lounging on a sofa with his dog, drinking tea and reading, along with a message telling people to stay at home. Middle East And Africa * Thousands of displaced Syrians have begun moving back to their homes in war-torn Idlib province despite the risk of renewed conflict, some driven by fear that the coronavirus could wreak havoc on crowded camps near the Turkish border. * African ambassadors in China have written to the country's foreign minister over what they call discrimination against Africans as the country seeks to prevent a resurgence of the coronavirus. * South Africa, which banned the sale of all alcohol and cigarettes under a lockdown that triggered a wave of lootings of liquor shops, said on Sunday it had caught police officers who were complicit in illegal alcohol sales. Economic Fallout * Smithfield Foods, the world's biggest pork processor, said it will shut a US plant indefinitely due to a rash of coronavirus cases among employees and warned the country was moving "perilously close to the edge" in supplies for grocers. * India and other South Asian countries are likely to record their worst growth performance in four decades this year due to the pandemic, the World Bank said.. * JPMorgan Chase & Co, the largest lender in the United States by assets, is raising borrowing standards this week for most new home loans as the bank moves to mitigate lending risk stemming from the coronavirus disruption.
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MOM revokes work pass after holder breached COVID-19 circuit breaker measures - CNA
SINGAPORE: The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has revoked the work pass of a work pass holder and permanently banned him from working in Singapore, after he breached circuit breaker measures.
SINGAPORE: The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has revoked the work pass of a work pass holder and permanently banned him from working in Singapore, after he breached circuit breaker measures. Investigations showed that the man, who works in an essential firm, finished work on the evening of Apr 9 but did not return home immediately after finishing his meal, said MOM in a press release on Sunday (Apr 12). Advertisement Advertisement He continued to loiter at various places for an extended period of time before returning to his place of residence on Apr 10, the ministry said. This is a blatant breach of circuit breaker measures." From Apr 10 to Apr 12, officers from multiple Government agencies have issued a total of 39 fines to work pass holders who breached circuit breaker measures, said MOM. "These individuals were found to have gathered in groups, engaged in group exercise or (participated) in recreational activities like frisbee or football with persons who did not live in the same household," said the ministry. Advertisement Advertisement "If found to be in breach of the circuit breaker measures for a second time, MOM will not hesitate to revoke the work passes of these individuals as well as the passes of their dependents." MOM also reminded employees and employers that they have a joint responsibility to abide by safe distancing rules during the circuit breaker period. "These rules are necessary for the health and safety of the individuals and the community," MOM said. "Ignorance of the requirements is not an excuse, and MOM will not hesitate to enforce against errant individuals." Last week, Singapore introduced elevated safe distancing measures in a bid to curb the spread of COVID-19. Members of the public have been urged to stay home and limit outside activities to essential tasks such as grocery shopping. Businesses, except those deemed essential services, were also ordered to close. Starting Sunday, those flouting the measures will be fined S$300 on the first offence, instead of a written warning, after enforcement officers reported that many people were still not taking the measures seriously. Download our app or subscribe to our Telegram channel for the latest updates on the coronavirus outbreak: https://cna.asia/telegram
5 new COVID cases in Two Rivers are including Veterans Home resident - kneb.com
TRPHD’s COVID-19 Daily Case Update Kearney- Two Rivers Public Health Department is reporting current daily numbers. The district currently has 46 total cases. Additional laboratory confirmations include three (3) Dawson County males: 2 in their 60s and 1 in h…
TRPHDs COVID-19 Daily Case Update Kearney- Two Rivers Public Health Department is reporting current daily numbers. The district currently has 46 total cases. Additional laboratory confirmations include three (3) Dawson Countymales: 2 in their 60s and 1 in his 40s, all isolating at home; one (1) Buffalo County female in her 40s, isolating at home. Additionally a Buffalo County member of the Central Nebraska Veterans Home (CNVH) in Kearney, has tested positive for COVID-19 and is currently isolating in their private room. Two Rivers Public Health Department is continuing investigations on these cases in partnership with the Department of Health and Human Services, and Nebraska Department of Veteran Affairs. Additional close contacts are being screened with additional testing possible. Gov. Ricketts: Six Rules to Keep Nebraska Healthy
- Stay home. No non-essential errands and no social gatherings. Respect the ten-person limit.
- Socially distance your work. Work from home or use the six-foot rule as much as possible in the workplace.
- Shop alone and only shop once a week. Do not take family with you.
- Help kids follow social distancing. Play at home. No group sports. And no playgrounds.
- Help seniors stay at home by shopping for them. Do not visit long-term care facilities.
- Exercise daily at home or with an appropriately socially-distanced activity.
- Nebraskans have been doing a great job of complying with our social distancing directives.
- These six rules will unite Nebraskans in our shared goal of slowing the spread of the virus as we enter its peak period.