Another dog tests positive for coronavirus in US

Another dog tests positive for coronavirus in US

By Express News Service ATLANTA: A dog in Georgia is believed to have been the second canine in the US to test positive for the virus that causes Covid-19, officials said. The six-year-old mixed-breed dog was tested after its owners contracted Covid-19 and the dog began suffering from a neurological illness, the Georgia Department of Health said on Wednesday. The dog was positive for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The dog was euthanised after the neurological illness progressed. Officials said the dog’s neurological illness was caused by a condition…

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India, US unlikely to make the cut as EU works on coronavirus 'safe list' for travel

India, US unlikely to make the cut as EU works on coronavirus 'safe list' for travel

By Associated Press BRUSSELS: The European Union is edging toward finalizing a list of countries whose citizens will be allowed to enter Europe again in coming days, with Americans almost certain to be excluded in the short term due to the number of US coronavirus cases. Spain’s foreign minister said that the list — which is likely to be made public Tuesday — could contain 15 countries that are not EU members and whose citizens would be allowed to visit from July 1. EU envoys in Brussels worked over the…

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Coronavirus: EU travel ban awaits US citizens as confirmed cases hit 10 million globally

Coronavirus: EU travel ban awaits US citizens as confirmed cases hit 10 million globally

By Associated Press ROME: Worldwide confirmed coronavirus infections hit the 10 million mark Sunday as voters in Poland and France went to the polls for virus-delayed elections. Vice President Mike Pence called off campaign events in Florida and Arizona after surges in infections prompted worries that the US has lost control of its outbreak. New clusters of cases at a Swiss nightclub and in the central English city of Leicester showed that the virus was still circulating widely in Europe, though not at the exponential rate of growth seen in…

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Chinese, US scientists identify two bacterial secreted proteins effective in inactivating COVID-19

Chinese, US scientists identify two bacterial secreted proteins effective in inactivating COVID-19

By PTI BEIJING: Chinese and US research teams have jointly discovered two bacterial secreted proteins that can effectively inactivate a series of viruses, including the novel coronavirus, dengue and the HIV, according to a media report. The result “provides a future avenue for the development of broad-spectrum antiviral drugs that might reduce the clinical burden caused by emerging viral diseases,” according to a paper released on bioRxiv, the preprint server for biology, on May 22, state-run Global Times reported here on Tuesday. As the development of virus-specific vaccines and antiviral…

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Memorial Day weekend draws crowds and triggers warnings

Memorial Day weekend draws crowds and triggers warnings

By Associated Press ST PETERSBURG (US): Big crowds turned out for the Memorial Day weekend in the U.S. amid warnings from authorities about people disregarding the coronavirus social-distancing rules and risking a resurgence of the scourge that has killed nearly 100,000 Americans. On the Navajo Nation, which sprawls across the states of Arizona, New Mexico and Utah, the number of virus cases rose by 56 on Sunday to 4,689, according to the local health department. Meanwhile, the White House broadened its travel ban against countries hit hard by the virus, saying…

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Holiday amid coronavirus pandemic: Americans divided on how to respond

Holiday amid coronavirus pandemic: Americans divided on how to respond

By Associated Press NEW YORK: President Donald Trump played golf at one of his courses Saturday during the Memorial Day weekend as he urged U.S. states to reopen after coronavirus-related lockdowns. Yet many Americans remained cautious as the number of confirmed cases nationwide passed 1.6 million. In California, where many businesses and recreational activities are reopening, officials in Los Angeles County said they would maintain tight restrictions until July 4. Some religious leaders took issue with Trump’s declaration that houses of worship are “essential” and should resume in-person services this…

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COVID-19: US capital Washington DC aims to start reopening May 29

COVID-19: US capital Washington DC aims to start reopening May 29

By Associated Press WASHINGTON: After weeks of insisting the Washington, D.C., the area is not ready to end its pandemic-induced lockdown, Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser now says the numbers are pointing to the start of a gradual reopening process at the end of the month. Bowser on Thursday penciled in Friday, May 29 as a potential start date for phase 1 of the District of Columbia’s proposed three-phase reopening plan. That includes restaurants allowing outdoor patio seating, non-essential businesses offering curbside pickup and hair salons and barbers operating by appointment…

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China says it will not accept US lawsuit on COVID-19; warns countermeasures

China says it will not accept US lawsuit on COVID-19; warns countermeasures

By PTI BEIJING: China on Thursday said it will not accept any “unwarranted lawsuit” or demand for compensation from the US over its handling of the coronavirus pandemic and warned countermeasures if America passes any legislation or legal cases blaming Beijing for the deadly virus. Zhang Yesui, spokesperson for China’s Parliament – the National People’s Congress – in his media briefing ahead of Friday’s annual session also sought to deflect allegations that the virus emerged in Wuhan, saying that the recent reports indicated coronavirus occurred earlier in different parts of…

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