Coronavirus: Latest developments in the Greater Toronto Area on May 22

Here is a roundup of the latest developments on the coronavirus pandemic in the Greater Toronto Area for Friday: 441 new coronavirus cases, 28 deaths in Ontario as total deaths surpass 2,000 Ontario reported 441 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Friday, the highest case number reported this week, bringing the provincial total to 24,628 cases. The death toll has […]

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Coronavirus: Countries driving blind as they begin to reopen, expert warns

India‘s trains will start rolling again and millions in the Philippines will be able to leave their homes, even as an expert warns that many countries are driving blind as they reopen because they haven’t set up strong systems to track new outbreaks of the coronavirus. In the United States, some of the leading experts on infectious diseases are due […]

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Iran health workers say doctors, nurses among casualties of coronavirus ‘disaster’

They are regarded as heroes, their fallen colleagues as martyrs. But for doctors and nurses still dealing with Iran’s growing number of coronavirus infections, such praise rings hollow. While crippling sanctions imposed by the U.S. government left the country ill-equipped to deal with the fast-moving virus, some medical professionals say government and religious leaders bear the brunt of the blame […]

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COVID-19 cases linked to South Korean nightclub highlight fear of second wave

The difficulty in trying to reopen economies without rekindling coronavirus outbreaks was highlighted on Monday as concern grew in South Korea about a second wave of infections that was spread through newly reopened nightclubs. South Korea’s government had felt confident enough to reopen much of its economy after several weeks of seeing cases increase by just a handful each day. […]

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Worldwide coronavirus cases hit 4 million

Over four million people have now become infected with the novel coronavirus, according to official reports and tallies, as the pandemic continues to envelop the globe and countries like Russia and Brazil become new hotspots. Over 277,000 people have also died from the virus, according to cumulative government data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. The milestone comes less than two […]

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3 Russian doctors have fallen from hospital windows amid COVID-19 pandemic: reports

Three doctors who were working on the front lines of the novel coronavirus pandemic in Russia have now fallen out of hospital windows within the past two weeks, according to local media reports. Two of the physicians have died from their falls, while the most recent case is in serious condition in hospital with a skull fracture, the reports say. […]

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