Most people on Antarctica cruise ship have the coronavirus

Montevideo Nearly 60 percent of 217 people many from Australia, Europe and the United States on board a cruise ship off the coast of Uruguay have tested positive for the new coronavirus, the ship”s operator said Tuesday. There are currently no fevers on board and all are asymptomatic, said Aurora Expeditions, the Australian operator of
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Suva A deadly Pacific cyclone bore down on Fiji Wednesday after leaving a trail of destruction in the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu. Tropical Cyclone Harold weakened slightly overnight from a scale-topping category five to a four, but was still lashing Fiji with winds of up to 240 kilometres per hour (150 miles per hour), forecasters
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Washington US Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly resigned Tuesday over his mishandling of an outbreak of the coronavirus on the USS Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier, Defense Secretary Mark Esper announced. Modly stepped down five days after removing the Roosevelt”s captain, Brett Crozier, for writing a letter — that was leaked to the media — describing
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London British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was spending a second night in intensive care battling the coronavirus which has infected more than 55,000 across the country and killed nearly 6,200. “He stayed at work for you… now pray at home for him,” The Sun tabloid splashed across its front page Wednesday while the Daily Express
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New Delhi , Apr 7: Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Monday acknowledged Indian IT and IT-enabled service industry’s role in ensuring business continuity while working from home during the lockdown. “Nearly 90 per cent of India’s IT workforce is now working from home & only those performing critical functions are going to offices. This
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New Delhi , Apr 7: The Indian Railways said that its helplines for passengers has received 1.25 lakh queries in the first ten days of lockdown, 87 per cent of which were handled through direct human intervention. The Railways had opened a control office after the 21-day lockdown was announced.Helpline 139 answered over 80,000 queries
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New Delhi, Mar 7: The Union cabinet has decided to cut 30 per cent salary of all MPs for one year, and divert MPLAD funds for two years –nearly Rs 7,900 crores–to fund the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Announcing the cabinet decision, Union minister Prakash Javadekar also said the President, the Vice President, governors
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Beijing , Apr 7: China today reported no new coronavirus deaths for the first time since it started publishing figures in January, the National Health Commission said. Cases in mainland China have been dwindling since March, but the country faces a second wave of infections brought in from overseas, with health officials reporting nearly 1,000
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Tehran , Apr 7: At a Tehran mosque converted into a factory, women volunteers who would normally attend to visitors to the old battlefields of the Iran-Iraq war have joined the fight against coronavirus. Lined up like factory workers, around 15 women have taken up positions in front of table-top sewing machines to produce face
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Inset Malaria drug helps, says survivor Karen Whitsett, a Democratic lawmaker from Detroit who got infected of coronavirus last month, has credited Hydroxychloroquine tablets and the US President Donald Trump for saving her life in the battle against the deadly COVID-19 infection. Whitsett, who tested positive for COVID-19 on March 30, said she started taking
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