Human Rights Council virtual meeting with High Commissioner for Human Rights to discuss human rights implications of COVID-19. UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said the COVID-19 pandemic is a “colossal test of leadership” which demands decisive, coordinated and innovative action “from all, for all” adding, “We are physically distant today, but we … Read more COVID-19 & Human Rights – Virtual Meeting of Human Rights Council (9 April 2020)
Dutch scientists found coronavirus traces in sewage before Covid-19 was reported in people. “Sewage surveillance can add to the picture that we get of this virus circulation and it could also be an early warning,” says Gertan Medema, a Dutch water microbiologist. Coronavirus was detected in Amersfoort 6 days before any official cases. “With the … Read more Can Sewage be a Virus Early Warning System?
Phuket, normally one of the world’s most-visited resort islands, is now Thailand’s novel coronavirus hotspot with the highest density of cases among the country’s 77 provinces. There are nearly 34 infections for every 100,000 people in Phuket, compared to Bangkok’s rate of 21.6, according to the nation’s Health Ministry. The island province has confirmed 140 … Read more Coronavirus: Thailand’ Phuket Island Now Its Covid-19 Hotspot
Aid groups are concerned about the possibility of the coronavirus pandemic reaching rebel-held Idlib city in Syria. Fears continue in the rebel-held Idlib city of northwest Syria as the pandemic sweeps the world. Its population lives under extreme shortages of medicine, and supplies in its hospitals have been depleted by nearly 10 years of war. … Read more Extreme medical shortages in rebel-held Idlib city in Syria
Could a tiny hilltop village in Italy help us solve some of the mysteries around coronavirus? Last week, the village of Nerola, was suddenly declared a red zone, after a dozens of coronavirus cases were discovered. It’s been sealed off by the army, and everyone who lives there put into quarantine. Now medical researchers are … Read more Coronavirus: Quarantined Italian village turned into human laboratory – BBC News
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The United States Surgeon General has said that many black Americans are at a higher risk for COVID-19 than the rest of the population. (Subscribe: https://bit.ly/C4_News_Subscribe) Major cities with large African-American communities including New York, Chicago and New Orleans, are hotspots for the virus. Another city, Detroit – already rife with social and economic inequalities … Read more Many black Americans more at risk of coronavirus, says US Surgeon General
On the occasion of World Health Day, WHO Director-General Dr Tedros joined with Chief Nurse Elizabeth Iro and nurses and midwives from around the world. The live broadcast was on 7 April 2020. Nurses and midwives play a vital role in providing health services. These are the people who devote their lives to caring for … Read more It’s World Health Day! Take a minute to say #ThanksHealthHeroes!
Infrared cameras at northeast China’s Taipinggou National Nature Reserve recently captured footage of wild Siberian tigers. The Siberian tiger is a rare species with a wild world population of less than 500. #Siberiantiger #China #animal Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our APP on Apple Store (iOS): https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cctvnews-app/id922456579?l=zh&ls=1&mt=8 Download our APP on Google Play … Read more Footage of wild Siberian tiger captured in northeast China
It’s taken coronavirus longer to reach Africa than other parts of the world. But experts are warning of a possible large-scale outbreak on the world’s poorest continent of 1.2 billion people. And if Europe or the U.S. were struggling to contain the pandemic, the potential consequences across the continent are possibly devastating, if not catastrophic. … Read more How will Africa deal with coronavirus? | Inside Story