Coronavirus: Q&A – we put your questions to the experts | ITV News

We know you have many questions about coronavirus and how it’s impacting your life – so ITV News is putting your questions to the experts in a special weekly programme, called Coronavirus: Q&A, every Monday at 8m. We’ll be hearing from government ministers plus health and consumer experts, putting your questions directly to them. If … Read more Coronavirus: Q&A – we put your questions to the experts | ITV News

Britons stuck in Goa: ‘It’s frustrating as other nationals are going!’

Michelle Fuller and Lisa Britton are stranded in India and share of their experience as they wait for a flight back to the UK. The government is working to repatriate tens of thousands of British citizens who are stranded abroad, but has urged those who can to book commercial flights home while they’re still operating. … Read more Britons stuck in Goa: ‘It’s frustrating as other nationals are going!’

President Xi urges officials to prevent accidents and protect people’s safety

Chinese President Xi Jinping has asked government officials to prevent accidents and protect people’s lives after a forest fire in southwest China’s Sichuan Province killed 19 people, including 18 firefighters. Videos posted on social media show the city of Xichang blanketed by smoke. The fire initially started at a farm and then spread to nearby … Read more President Xi urges officials to prevent accidents and protect people’s safety

Johnson & Johnson: “We think we can do it” on COVID-19 vaccine

“Now it’s a matter of time and hard work”. Chief Scientific Officer at drug company Johnson & Johnson, Dr Paul Stoffels says they want to start human trials of a potential coronavirus vaccine in September. The US pharmaceutical giant is working with its government and investing a billion dollars in research. It eventually wants to … Read more Johnson & Johnson: “We think we can do it” on COVID-19 vaccine

Japan advises citizens against traveling to more countries

Japan has advised its citizens against traveling to other countries as the coronavirus strengthens. The country’s foreign ministry had earlier warned against traveling to much of Europe, but it has now issued an alert for nations such as Canada, China, South Korea and the United States. The government also said it is considering a ban … Read more Japan advises citizens against traveling to more countries

Senegal: Social distancing, hand-washing difficult amid poverty

In Senegal, the government has ordered curfews and lockdowns to stem the spread of the coronavirus. But in a country with limited access to clean water, following the health guidelines is difficult. Al Jazeera’s Nicolas Haque reports from Dakar: – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish – Find us on … Read more Senegal: Social distancing, hand-washing difficult amid poverty

South Korea reports an uptick of 125 new infections

South Korea has reported a spike in confirmed cases with 125 new COVID-19 infections on Tuesday. The country’s health officials said the increase was driven by a cluster of infections and imported cases. Meanwhile, President Moon Jae-in said the country would continue to roll out measures to boost the economy, including making emergency cash payments … Read more South Korea reports an uptick of 125 new infections

Stacks of urns in Wuhan raise doubts about China’s official virus toll

The long lines of bereaved family members outside funeral homes in Wuhan have renewed questions about the true scale of coronavirus casualties at the Chinese epicentre of the outbreak, renewing pressure on the Chinese government as it struggles to control the narrative. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the … Read more Stacks of urns in Wuhan raise doubts about China’s official virus toll

China hits back at countries blaming it for global COVID-19 outbreak

Chinese state funded broadcaster, CGTN, reports on some strong words from Beijing, where officials reject the notion that it is responsible for the global novel coronaviorus pandemic. Beijing has rejected accusations made by some Western countries, including the U.S. and the UK, that China is responsible for the massive global outbreak of the novel coronavirus. … Read more China hits back at countries blaming it for global COVID-19 outbreak

Ukrainian border forces raid face mask smuggling operation during coronavirus pandemic

Ukraine’s border guard service say they have seized 300,000 medical masks and respirators being smuggled out of the country. They raided an outlet in the Ukrainian state of Kharkiv and apprehended the suspects who are believed to have been selling medical masks and respirators at artificially low prices. The Ukrainian government put a ban on … Read more Ukrainian border forces raid face mask smuggling operation during coronavirus pandemic