Category: World

Trump recommends face masks to stem COVID-19, though says he won’t wear one

U.S. President Donald Trump announced new federal guidelines on Friday recommending that Americans wear face coverings when in public to help fight the spread of the...

Prince Charles opens new London hospital for coronavirus patients

Prince Charles on Friday remotely opened the new Nightingale Hospital at London’s main exhibition and conference centre, a temporary facility that will soon be...

In Taiwan, anger at China over virus drives identity debate

Anger at being confused with China amid the coronavirus outbreak and Beijing’s stepped-up efforts to assert sovereignty is stirring heated debate in Taiwan...

Many COVID-19 cases in New Orleans complicated by underlying health conditions

The coronavirus has been a far deadlier threat in New Orleans than the rest of the United States, with a per-capita death rate twice that of New York City. Doctors,...

India criticized for not planning for homeless populations in coronavirus lockdown

In a densely packed neighbourhood of Delhi, hundreds of homeless people queued up this week as volunteers doled out rice and peas from a vat in the back of a van. Only a...

‘No room left on my credit card’: 1,300 stranded Canadians apply for emergency loans

Cash-strapped and stranded abroad, hundreds of Canadians are waiting for an emergency loan from the federal government because they need money to pay for hotels or...

New York City deaths from COVID-19 exceed 1,000, Florida governor issues stay-at-home order

New York authorities rushed to bring in thousands of medical volunteers Wednesday as the statewide death toll from the coronavirus surged past 1,900 and the wail of...

Britain sees highest daily rise yet in coronavirus deaths

When Prime Minister Boris Johnson developed a cough and fever, he got a test for the novel coronavirus. Most other Britons won’t be offered one. Johnson’s...

Florida police taking another look at disappearance depicted in Netflix’s Tiger King

It might be the biggest diversion from the coronavirus pandemic: binge-watching the luridly fascinating Netflix documentary Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness. Now a...

Ontario-Michigan border dividing line for pandemic that health-care workers cross daily

The border between Windsor, Ontario and Detroit, Michigan is the divider of two very different situations when it comes to the battle against COVID-19, leaving...

Partisan divisions on COVID-19 exist in Canada but they’re deeper — and more dangerous — in the U.S.

In response to a reporter’s question on Monday, Ontario Premier Doug Ford passed on a chance to take a shot at the federal government over the carbon tax — and...

Some U.S. religious leaders flout COVID-19 restrictions

School buses delivered hundreds of church-goers to Life Tabernacle Church in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on Sunday, defying physical-distancing guidelines and the state...