Covid-19 (Oct 22): 847 new cases, spike in Negeri Sembilan, Labuan
COVID-19 | The Health Ministry reported 847 new Covid-19 cases as of noon today with a spike in new cases in Negeri Sembilan and Labuan.Both Negeri Sembilan (38 new cases) and Labuan (29 new cases) were in single-digit respectively yesterday.Malaysia's Covid-19 death toll has reached 204 with five more deaths reported and active cases breaching the 8,000 mark for the first time.Leading indicators in brief:Active cases = 8,183 ↑ (17th straight day a new record set)Patients in intensive care = 90 ↓ (12 less than previous day)Intubated patients = 29 ↓ (2 less than previous day)Deaths = 5Of the la...
Azerbaijan tightens quarantine regime amid spike in COVID-19 cases
By Ayya LmahamadAzerbaijan has introduced new restrictions, tightening the special quarantine regime due to sharp increase in COVID-19 cases in the country, the Operational Headquarters under the Cabinet of Ministers announced October 16.The new restrictions will enter force on October 19 night and last till November 2.Under the new restrictions, the work of Baku Metro will be suspended from October 19 night till November 2.Likewise, public transportation will be suspended in Ganja, Yevlakh, Mingachevir, Lankaran, Sheki, Shirvan and Goygol as well as in Samukh, Sabirabad and Guba districts dur...
Tunisia reinstates curfews as virus cases mount
Tunisia has reinstated curfews in several regions in recent days in a bid to rein in asharp spike in novel coronaviruscases that threaten to overwhelm its hospitals.The North African country had imposed strict lockdown measures that practically smothered its first wave of cases over the summer, with 50 dead from the virus.But since it re-opened its borders in June, infections have mounted to over 1,000 cases a day, with a total of 478 dead, forcing understaffed and poorly equipped hospitals to battle to treat the influx of patients.At least 18 members of parliament and two of their assistants ...
UAE reports spike of 1,315 new COVID-19 cases
DUBAI: The UAE on Tuesday recorded a spike of 1,315 new COVID-19 cases and three deaths.It is the Emirates’ highest number of daily cases since the pandemic started, surpassing the 1,231 cases announced on Oct. 3.The Ministry of Health and Prevention said the total number of cases since the pandemic began had reached 108,608, while the death toll rose to 448.The ministry also said 1,452 cases recovered from COVID-19 over the previous 24 hours, bringing the total to 100,007.The initial outbreak in the UAE peaked in May before dying down in the summer amid a strict lockdown. But cases surged aga...
Covid-19: 374 new cases, 3 deaths, S'gor sees spike
COVID-19 | There are 374 new cases of Covid-19 in the country as of this afternoon.This includes 277 cases from Sabah which also recorded three deaths bringing the national death toll to 155.Health Ministry director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said those who died were a 61-year-old man, a 54-year-old woman, and a 51-year-old man.There were no details on whether they were part of any clusters or close contacts of other patients.Kedah had 27 new cases, all from the Tembok prison cluster.Selangor, meanwhile, almost doubled its number of new cases to 44 today, compared to 24 yesterday.Meanwhil...
'We need to get to the bottom of these clusters,' Cuomo warns as NY's coronavirus cases increase
NEW YORK — Coronavirus is rising fast again in New York — and a handful of neighborhoods are by far getting hit the hardest.Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a sharp increase in positive tests for coronavirus, especially in hot spots in Brooklyn, Orange County, Rockland County and the Southern Tier.“It’s Yom Kippur and we honor that, but whether you are Jewish, Catholic or Muslim, public health is public health, and I have no issue,” Cuomo said.The state recorded an overall 1.5% positive test rate Sunday, which is more than a 50% increase over previous recent daily rates. Brooklyn had a shocking 2.6...
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Damn If You Do, Damn If You Don’t
There seems to be no reprieve for the embattled Botswana Football Association (BFA) leadership. With the raging pandemic on one side and a growing clamor for elections on the other, the BFA is caught between a rock and a hard place.Under normal circumstances, the BFA would have held its elective General Assembly on the 14th of August this past month.More than a month and two failed attempts to host it later, no date has been set yet. The spike in the coronavirus and the protocols put in place have made it practically impossible to host it, or so we are led to believe.With the campaigns for the...
IDF targets illegal Palestinian building, UN warns of spike in razing
The IDF targeted illegal Palestinian building in a special West Bank operation on Wednesday, as the United Nations warned against a four-fold spike in such demolitions despite the COVID-19 pandemic.The IDF’s Civil Administration said that six illegal uninhabited structures were removed in Samaria and in the South Hebron Hills, including an events hall, as well as illegal electrical power lines.The Civil Administration is under pressure from the right-wing NGO Regavim and politicians including in the Knesset Foreign Affairs Committee to take action against illegal Palestinian building in Area C...
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Dubai’s property market gets selective spike
Smart investors who got into the Dubai property market during or around the lockdown have struck great deals for themselves.I am not saying the market went up appreciably - but most sellers, if not all, who wanted to exit at any cost for one reason or another are already out of the market. Hence, the second wave of sellers are not as flexible as those who sold during the peak of market uncertainties.The question that I often get asked is: Did real estate investors who entered the market three months ago get lower prices than today? The answer is certainly a ‘Yes!’, and in particular for prime ...
Analyzing investment trends post-COVID-19.
September 14, 2020 (Investorideas.com Newswire) There is a spike of hope of revival after some quite troubling times. The economic recession was the worst of times since the past century and environments for making investments haven't remained favorable at all. Well, with the lifting of economic lockdowns and health systems getting recovered, we can assume that once again we are back on track.Investments were halted for some time as we were observing trade wars between superpowers, the rise of protectionist policies, and the pandemic had put the icing on the cake. Recent circumstances have bee...