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Worldwide Quake off Russia's far east islands prompts tsunami warning
Author: 0 Quake off Russia's far east islands prompts tsunami warning

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre (PTWC) said that hazardous tsunami waves were possible within 1,000 km of the earthquake's epicentre. A 7.2-magnitude quake hit off Russia's Kuril Islands on Wednesday, prompting local residents to seek higher ground due to a tsunami threat, authorities said.

Worldwide U.S. has potential to become new epicenter of coronavirus outbreak
Author: 0 U.S. has potential to become new epicenter of coronavirus outbreak

Six hundred people have died from the new coronavirus in the United States, while the number of confirmed cases now stands at 49,768, a tracker maintained by Johns Hopkins University showed Tuesday. The US added 5,860 cases and 69 deaths in 24 hours. The numbers from the U.S. are also similar to the track of those of Italy about 20 days ago. Italy is still the epicenter for the meantime because they have 63, 927 cases and they are followed by the United States.

Worldwide Croatia: Red Cross shelters hundreds of homeless after 5.4 magnitude quake
Author: 0 Croatia: Red Cross shelters hundreds of homeless after 5.4 magnitude quake

Some casualties were reported . The European seismological agency EMSC said the natural disaster measured 5.3 and struck a wide area north of the capital Zagreb at 6.23am (5.23am United Kingdom time) yesterday. Immediately after the quake happened, Zagreb's head of emergency services, Pavle Kalnic, asked people to help their older neighbors. The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Croatia has grown to 206 on Saturday.

Worldwide Italian coronavirus cases likely '10 times higher than reported'
Author: 0 Italian coronavirus cases likely '10 times higher than reported'

A top government health official, Silvio Brusaferro, resisted being too optimistic, saying that the improvements registered today were due to actions taken at the beginning of the month, not in recent days. The country now has at least 6,820 deaths. On Monday, Italy saw its number of deaths drop for the second day in a row, with deaths caused by Covid-19 now totalling 6,820 on Tuesday.

Worldwide Trump hopes USA will be reopened by Easter amid coronavirus outbreak
Author: 0 Trump hopes USA will be reopened by Easter amid coronavirus outbreak

It's such an important day for other reasons, but I'd love to make it an important day for this. "The president has listened to what I have said, and to what the other people on the task force have said, when I have made recommendations, he has taken them, [and] he's never countered or overridden me", he said .

Worldwide Coronavirus pandemic | PM Narendra Modi announces Rs 15,000 crore for health infra
Author: 0 Coronavirus pandemic | PM Narendra Modi announces Rs 15,000 crore for health infra

The Himalayan nation said thousands of people, majority Nepali migrant workers, had crossed into Nepal in recent days from India , believing their homeland to be safer. Pointing out the better medical facilities in western countries, he said: "Remember that the health sector and health facilities in Italy and U.S. are the best in the world and they are considered the best".

Worldwide Colombia coronavirus: 23 killed in prison riot
Author: 0 Colombia coronavirus: 23 killed in prison riot

Family members, many wearing protective masks, gathered outside, trying to get any information they could. Jhon Leon, director of Judicial Solidarity, a group that seeks to improve inmate conditions, said the prisoners had planned a protest after complaining about conditions for two weeks without getting a response.

Worldwide Top Senate Republican sees Monday coronavirus vote, Pelosi plans own bill
Author: 0 Top Senate Republican sees Monday coronavirus vote, Pelosi plans own bill

Following two successful emergency aid bills, this latest effort includes financial aid for regular Americans, small businesses and critically affected industries, including airlines. Neither will Republican Senators Mike Lee and Mitt Romney , who both said they were in quarantine after exposure to Paul. Lawmakers also are aiming to include several months' of appropriations in the bill, created to keep the government running, according to a Trump administration official, which would allow ...

Worldwide 'Little upset with China' over coronavirus, say Trump
Author: 0 'Little upset with China' over coronavirus, say Trump

Trump said he put the measure into action on Thursday evening. NY state has become the epicentre of the outbreak in the U.S. and accounts for nearly half of the country's cases. He said chloroquine, an older drug used to treat malaria, lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis, was "very powerful" and has shown "very, very encouraging early results", adding that the Food and Drug Administration has approved the drug for use against the coronavirus .

Worldwide Malaria and arthritis drugs touted as potential coronavirus 'cure', triggering pharmacy rush
Author: 0 Malaria and arthritis drugs touted as potential coronavirus 'cure', triggering pharmacy rush

But as Trump and Fauci were pressed on whether there was a disagreement, Fauci downplayed the idea that there was a significant difference between them: "The President feels optimistic about something - his feeling about it". As yet, there is only anecdotal evidence that hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine can help in the treatment of infection with the novel coronavirus .

Worldwide Coronavirus crisis: New Zealand to enter COVID-19 lockdown
Author: 0 Coronavirus crisis: New Zealand to enter COVID-19 lockdown

She says over the next 48 hours as NZ move to Level 4, takeaway services must move to close their operations. Of the new cases, two are being treated as related to community transmission, Ministry of Health's Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield said in a news conference on Monday.

Worldwide Coronavirus Alert: Railways Cancels All Passenger Trains Till March 31
Author: 0 Coronavirus Alert: Railways Cancels All Passenger Trains Till March 31

Only goods trains will be operational. In a massive development amid rising cases of coronavirus in Maharashtra, local trains in Mumbai , also known as city's lifeline has been suspended from March 23 to 31. The railways also ordered the closure of its rail museums, heritage galleries and heritage parks up to April 15 as a preventive measure to control the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Worldwide Help coming for Canadians stuck overseas
Author: 0 Help coming for Canadians stuck overseas

The federal Health Minister says if people continue to ignore precautions of social-distancing and staying at home if you're returning to Canada and don't self-isolate for 14 days, she will invoke the Quarantine Act. In the meantime the government is moving forward on ways to mitigate the economic impact of the outbreak. A minimum of 20 members of Parliament are needed to conduct business and officials said it was likely 32 legislators would be present.

Worldwide California governor issues state-wide 'stay at home' order
Author: 0 California governor issues state-wide 'stay at home' order

California governor Gavin Newsom on Thursday ordered all 40 million residents of the state to stay at home as the USA fights the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic. California has been among the worst hit by the virus, with at least 18 confirmed deaths so far, according to a Johns Hopkins University tally. "Our state and health care delivery system are significantly impacted by the rapid increase in COVID-19 cases.

Worldwide Italy bans movement inside country as hundreds more die
Author: 0 Italy bans movement inside country as hundreds more die

People have been asked to stay indoors but health authorities in the country have warned that many were flouting the restrictions. Many other European countries are also struggling with a sharp rise in coronavirus cases and deaths, but the surge in Italy stands out.

Worldwide NYC Mayor de Blasio Puts Deaths on Trump's Hands
Author: 0 NYC Mayor de Blasio Puts Deaths on Trump's Hands

NY has become an epicenter for the outbreak, with 10,356 confirmed cases and 76 deaths . Roughly a third of call cases in the US are in New York City, resulting in much of the city being shut down, with all nonessential workers being told to stay home.