Gators eager to return to field following COVID-19 outbreak
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — UF coach Dan Mullen and his staff opened a unique and challenging week with the team’s usual Monday morning meeting.It was the first time in 14 days the Gators were together in the same room since a COVID-19 outbreak suspended team activities Oct. 13 and led to the postponement of two games.Players were spirited and eager to return to football, Mullen said, though it will take a bit for everyone to re-acclimate to the routine and UF to field a full squad due to medical protocols.Mullen declined to share specifics on who would be available, but he said the No. 10 Gators (2-1...
Infection through cold-chain industry prompts speculation over sources of Wuhan outbreak
Photo: VCGSuspicions about the real source of COVID-19 are rising in China, with more cases being reported in which the live virus has been found on the packaging of imported frozen food. Such cases are believed to be the primary suspects in infecting cold-chain industry workers in Beijing and Qingdao, East China's Shandong Province, later leading to local outbreaks. It is unclear if this was the case in Wuhan, Central China's Hubei Province, earlier this year.Chinese inspections have detected COVID-19 on the packaging of frozen food, indicating that live coronavirus can be imported through th...
Kashi factory linked to outbreak no ‘forced labor camp’ hyped by West
Farmers dry chilis in Dongdahan Village, Bohu County of northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Sept. 1, 2020. In summer and autumn, the vast land in Xinjiang embraces the harvest season. (Xinhua/Ding Lei)The factory that's been closely linked to COVID-19 infections in Shufu county of Kashi in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region is a clothing factory, and its establishment has helped solve employment difficulties for residents, officials said on Wednesday, refuting Western media slander that it is a "forced labor camp."Xinjiang officials said at a press conference on...
Nasarawa Geographic Information Service generates N771m in 10 months
Nasarawa State Geographic Information Service (NAGIS) says that it has realised the sum of N771 million as internally generated revenue between January and October 2020.This is as the service has within the last 10 months witnessed a sharp drop in revenue generation due to the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic which affected its operation.The Director-General of the NAGIS, Sonny Agassi, gave the figure when the Agency appeared before the Nasarawa State House of Assembly Committee on Lands and Survey during the assessment of the agency’s 2020 budget.He said being a revenue-generating agency of gove...
Child respiratory disease warning for Khon Kaen
KHON KAEN: A doctor at Khon Kaen Hospital has voiced concern over an outbreak of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), which causes respiratory tract infections in children up to 2 years old.Dr Kanokwan Sriraksa, chief of the pediatrics section, said five children infected with RSV have been admitted to the hospital. They were in the intensive care unit for children.She said RSV is a virus that causes respiratory tract infections. Symptoms are similar to ordinary flu. Children found to have RSV should be immediately rushed to an ICU. The ICU for children at Khon Kaen Hospital has 11 beds.Dr Kanok...
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NGOs roped in to tackle Sabah outbreak and other news you may have missed
KINI ROUNDUP | Here are key headlines you may have missed, in brief.1. Activists running a community school in Sabah for stateless people found themselves feeding and supervising quarantine for an entire island’s inhabitants when Covid-19 infected the community. The health ministry said the Sabah Health Department had been overwhelmed with cases there.2. Efforts to tackle the Covid-19 resurgence seems to be bearing fruit as the disease’s infectivity (as measured by its reproduction number R0) dropped to 1.2 yesterday. However, Health Ministry director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said this ...
Florida reports six COVID-19 cases among football players during past week
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida reported six new positive COVID-19 cases among the Gators football team as Dan Mullen’s squad looks to move past a recent outbreak that stalled its season.The data is based on test results from Tuesday of last week through Monday, during which the school said 230 tests were performed.Elsewhere in the athletics department, UF reported six athletes in a sport other than football tested positive for COVID-19.The No. 10 Gators (2-1) returned to the practice field Monday after a two-week layoff following the outbreak to begin preparations for Saturday’s...
Kashi expects little impact from outbreak
Medical worker Yan Huanjiao collects a swab sample from a resident at Tianshan District in Urumqi, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, July 20, 2020.(Xinhua/Zhao Ge)Industry insiders and business representatives have seen little impact from the recent resurgence of COVID-19 in Kashi, China's northwestern Xinjiang, after a sudden outbreak there is casting shadows on whether it will disrupt the tourism and textile industries.As of 2 pm Beijing time on Sunday, 137 new asymptomatic cases had been detected, all related to the factory where the parents of the previous asymptomatic in...
Latest on the COVID-19 outbreak
chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2020-10-26 08:20We provide the latest updates and crucial information on the global COVID-19 pandemic here.Oct 25Outside China China\- Kashgar in Xinjiang to provide nucleic acid test for all residents after a new asymptomatic case detected there(Read more)Oct 24Outside China \- Czech health minister breaks virus rules, asked to resign (Read more)\- UK PM insists full national lockdown not 'right course' (Read more)China \- Chinese mainland reports 28 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, all importedOct 23Outside China\- France's daily COVID-19 cases top 40,000\- Seven mo...
Trump support predicted intentions to defy social distancing norms during early stages of the COVID-19 outbreak
Support for President Donald Trump is linked to intentions to defy social distancing guidelines meant to slow the spread of COVID-19, according to new research published in the journal Socius: Sociological Research for a Dynamic World.On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared the outbreak of the novel coronavirus SARS‐CoV‐2 to be a global pandemic. Governments around the world urged people to follow preventive health measures such as frequent hand washing and social distancing. But not everyone abided by the health guidelines.The new findings indicate that faith in Trump was a ...