Lebanon extends coronavirus general mobilisation period until March
Lebanon's Higher Defence Council extended the general mobilisation period to the end of March 2021 to deal with the coronavirus pandemic with a set of health, economic and security measures. The council on Thursday said that the money requested by the Ministry of Health for the purchase of Covid-19 vaccines is ready, according to the National News Agency. During a meeting with the council, President Michel Aoun said expanding the mobilisation period is part of building a strong enough support network for the country during the pandemic. "The current circumstances require the expansion of the f...
Elton John Thanks Dr. Anthony Fauci For Fight COVID-19 & AIDS
Singer-songwriter Elton John congratulated Dr. Anthony Fauci for winning the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2020 U.S. Global Leadership Coalition yesterday. During the virtual ceremony, John congratulated Fauci not only for his recent work on the coronavirus pandemic, but also for his research work during the 80s AIDS epidemic. “What a wonderful and fitting way to mark World AIDS Day by honoring one of the biggest champions in the AIDS epidemic, Dr. Anthony Fauci.” John welcomed the award winner. “There are very few people on this planet who have dedicated themselves to a lifetime of servic...
Quick comeback unlikely for migrant workers after coronavirus
Quick comeback unlikely for migrant workers after coronavirus MANILA, Philippines — It would be difficult for Filipinos who lost their jobs abroad to seek employment overseas even once the coronavirus pandemic is put under control, a think tank said on Thursday. This difficulty for former migrant workers to fly offshore, in turn, would directly result into a commensurate decline in remittances longer than it has so far unfolded, the ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Research Office said in a report. “While virus hotspots have largely moved outside of the ASEAN+3 region, continuing outbreaks and stop-go ec...
Suarez cleared for Atletico Madrid return after testing negative for coronavirus
Luis Suarez will be able to rejoin his Atletico Madrid team-mates for training after the striker posted a negative Covid-19 test following his battle with the coronavirus. The Uruguay international last played on November 13 during the international break for his country and has not featured for the Rojiblancos in La Liga in just under a month after contracting the illness upon his return. Suarez, who joined Diego Simeone's side from Barcelona earlier this year following a failed move to Juventus, has been a prolific presence since his arrival at Wanda Metropolitano, netting five times in six ...
Israel's fourth election: What will be the same, what will be different?
Here we go again: For the fourth time in two years, Israel is hurtling full force to another election.And while one could justifiably ask why the results this time should be any different than the last three elections, when Israel ended up with a hung jury, it is worth noting three factors that may come into dominant play this time that were not significant in the three previous campaigns dating back to March 2019: the coronavirus, US President-elect Joe Biden and Iran.But before looking at those new factors – two that are very new (the virus and Biden), and one (Iran) that could play a much b...
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How will Israel remember the coronavirus when it's over?
It’s ready to die. The virus that plagued millions, shackled billions and cost trillions is on its way to the gallows.Now, with the vaccine’s injection on its way to everyone’s arm, we can begin sorting this bewildering disruption’s memories, into good and bad.There actually will be some good memories when this intruder is finally dead. It will be good to remember how shuttered synagogues made thousands pray in parks, playgrounds and backyards, thus sprinkling on otherwise angry streets a measure of piety, toleration and song.Sweet will also be the memory of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brook...
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Barcelona full-back Sergi Roberto tests positive for coronavirus
Barcelona full-back Sergi Roberto has tested positive for coronavirus, the club have confirmed on Wednesday. Roberto had been enjoying a prominent role in Ronald Koeman's squad before being forced off the pitch with a thigh injury during Barca's 1-0 defeat to Atletico Madrid on November 21. The 28-year-old is not expected to return to action until the new year, but has been dealt a setback in his recovery after contracting Covid-19. Barca revealed that Roberto posted a positive test following their latest round of medical checks, with the defender now set to remain in quarantine for the next 1...
Gloria Estefan spent November recovering from mild bout of coronavirus
The Conga hitmaker has been encouraging followers to take note of health and safety advice from top officials ever since the start of the global health crisis, but despite taking precautions, Estefan tested positive in early November (20), shortly after dining outdoors at a Miami, Florida restaurant. She suspects she contracted the virus after interacting with a maskless fan, who got a little too close for comfort. "I was very lucky, but I just wanted to share with you that I was in quarantine," she explained in an Instagram video post. "One day I went out and met with one person who was not w...
F1 world champion Hamilton positive for coronavirus
Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton has tested positive for the coronavirus and will Sunday's Sakhir Grand Prix in Bahrain, his Mercedes team said.The 35-year-old Briton Hamilton has "mild symptoms," according to Mercedes but "is otherwise fit and well." He is isolating according to local protocols in Bahrain.Hamilton said on social media he was "devastated" to miss the race and that he and his team had been taking "all the precautions we possibly can" to guard against infection.At races Hamilton has usually stayed in accommodation at or beside the track to minimize risks.Hamilton said h...
What the science says about coronavirus, cold weather, and steps you can take to stay safe
As the weather cools, COVID-19 is only surging hotter across the country. With safer, outdoor gatherings less viable, people inevitably flock for warmth and shelter — and its more conducive environment for viral transmission.But there is new evidence of another factor driving the surge: This new coronavirus also thrives in colder conditions, as well as at extreme relative humidities. That can further guide public health measures, as well as your own personal actions through what has been billed as a long, dark winter.“Bottom line, this virus is well adapted to multiple environmental stressors,...
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