A clinic thought to be a quarantine for coronavirus patients was set on fire in Iran's Bandar Abbas. (Screengrab) Joanne Serrieh, Al Arabiya EnglishSaturday, 29 February 2020Text size A A A A clinic in the Iranian city of Bandar Abbas was torched on Friday because some people believed that coronavirus patients from another city were quarantined in it, according to Iranian media reports. Rumors spread that 10 infected people were transported from the city of Qom, the epicenter of the virus in Iran, to Towhid Clinic, according to social media posts. However, the semi-official Fars News Agency referred to the claims of people being transferred to the southern Bandar Abbas city as “unfounded rumors” and that this information “angered” some residents who then set fire to the clinic. Find out more in our dedicated coronavirus section here. Tore Rasmussen #boycottSAS @ToreRasmussen Protesters in Iran have set fire to

Доктор Стэнли Перлман, эксперт по инфекционным заболеваниям и коронавирусам в Университете Айовы, побеседовал с Русской службой «Голоса Америки» Официальные представители Министерства здравоохранения и социального обеспечения США направили более десятка рабочих для приема первых американцев, эвакуированных из Уханя – эпицентра вспышки коронавируса, без надлежащей подготовки к инфекционному контролю или соответствующего защитного снаряжения, согласно жалобе осведомителя. Об этом сообщило издание «Вашингтон Пост». В сообщении осведомителя утверждается, что сотрудники Министерства здравоохранения и социального обеспечения США, которые принимали эвакуированных американцев, «не были должным образом обучены или оснащены для работы в чрезвычайной

A longtime infectious disease specialist says such campaigns are effective against these kinds of infectious diseases because the way viruses operate fits, conceptually. into a military model. On Monday, Harvard University epidemiology professor Marc Lipsitch predicted that within a year, 40% to 70% of the world’s population would get the novel coronavirus and COVID-19, the disease that it causes. With a world population of 7.5 billion, that means 3 to 5 billion people globally would get the novel coronavirus, and COVID-19 would kill up to 60 to 100 million. This would make the new coronavirus the worst pandemic in history, surpassing even the Spanish Flu of 1918-19 that killed 50 million people. More relevant to us, here in the United States, we would have up to 130 to 230 million cases of coronavirus, and up to 2.5 to 3.5 million people would die of COVID-19. These numbers are simply mind-

Profiteering is on the rise amid the coronavirus epidemic in China, with food aid going to waste amid rising food prices in worst-hit Hubei province, RFA has learned. Officials in China are violating the country's laws on medical quarantine during the coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic by forcing people to pay for their own keep while being held in isolation and observation, residents said on Thursday. Hubei resident Wang Yan said township and village committees are charging quarantine fees to anyone coming in from elsewhere who remains in 14 days' mandatory quarantine. "[In Xiangyang], anyone coming from out of town has to stay in quarantine for 14 days, and they are being charged more than 6,000 yuan in hotel charges," Wang Yan said. "Some of them don't have that money, and they are being prevented from leaving after their quarantine is over," she said. "They have to pay for their

În contextul îngrijorării provocate de creșterea, inclusiv în România, a riscului de contaminare cu coronavirusul Covid–19, Patriarhia Română face apel la respectarea cu strictețe a tuturor măsurilor transmise de Ministerul Sănătății și de celelalte autorități abilitate (spălarea riguroasă a mâinilor și a feței cu apă și săpun, acoperirea gurii și a nasului în caz de tuse și strănut, dezinfectarea obiectelor și suprafețelor frecvent utilizate etc.). În acelaşi context temporar, din punct de vedere liturgic și duhovnicesc, Patriarhia Română face următoarele recomandări: Persoanele care manifestă simptomele de gripă de orice fel şi simptomele de coronavirus, descrise de autoritățile medicale, sunt sfătuite să evite în acele zile locurile aglomerate, inclusiv spațiul bisericii, pentru a nu-i expune și pe alții la o posibilă îmbolnăvire. În acest timp, persoanele respective pot asculta Sfânta Liturghie difuzată de Radio Trinitas și TRINITAS TV;

WUHAN (XINHUA) – Wuhan, the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak, plans to build another 19 makeshift hospitals to receive more infected patients, local authorities said Friday (Feb 21). Upon their completion, all the makeshift hospitals in Wuhan are expected to offer 30,000 beds on Feb 25, said Mr Hu Yabo, deputy mayor of Wuhan at a press briefing on epidemic prevention and control. To date, Wuhan has converted 13 existing venues into temporary hospitals, with a total of 13,348 beds, and about 9,313 beds have been put into use to treat patients with mild symptoms, said Mr Hu. To improve their medical treatment capability, every makeshift hospital will be supplied with CT scanners and other medical equipment including ECG monitors, Mr Hu added. Meanwhile, among these makeshift hospitals will be one converted from a factory. It will boast the largest number of beds among the city's makeshift hospitals.

Biserica Ortodoxa se afla pe 22 februarie 2020 in ziua de pomenire a celor trecuti in vesnicie, ziua "mosilor de iarna", asa cum mai este cunoscuta in popor. In aceasta zi, in toate bisericile ortodoxe se va oficia Sfanta Liturghie si slujbe speciale de pomenire a celor care au trecut la cele vesnice. Slujba in care se pomenesc cei adormiti intru Domnul poarta numele de Parastas. Parastasele sunt ierurgii speciale ale Bisericii, la care credinciosii aduc coliva, ce simbolizeaza trupul mortului, coliva facuta din boabe de grau. Sa nu uitam ca bobul de grau, asa cum spune Mantuitorul Iisus Hristos, este simbol al Invierii - daca nu este ingropat in pamant si nu putrezeste, acesta nu rodeste, nu inviaza spre o rodire multipla (cf. Ioan 12, 24). Parastasul este slujba prin care preotul si crestinii se roaga pentru cei trecuti la viata vesnica, aducand inaintea lui Dumnezeu cereri pentru ca El sa le ierte pacatele si astfel sufletele celor

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Syrian video journalist Abdallah al-Muhammad has invented a game to cushion his young daughter from the trauma of hearing the deafening cacophony of air strikes and shelling near his home in northwest Syria’s Idlib. A video posted by Muhammad on social media this week, showing him and his three-year-old daughter Salwa laughing at the sound of shelling in Idlib during this game, has gone viral. Syrian troops, supported by Russian warplanes have been advancing since December against the last rebel bastions in Idlib and Aleppo provinces, in what could be one of the final chapters of the nine-year-old civil war. Loud noises would startle and frighten Salwa, Muhammad told Reuters Television in the town of Sarmada, so he decided to ask children playing nearby to light a firecracker, demonstrating to Salwa that the

BEIJING (AFP, REUTERS, BLOOMBERG) - The death toll from China's new coronavirus epidemic jumped to 2,118 on Thursday (Feb 20) after 114 more people died, most of them in Hubei province, the hard-hit epicentre of the outbreak. In a statement on Thursday morning, China's National Health Commission said there was an increase of 394 new cases across the country, taking the total number of infections to 74,576 nationwide. Most of the deaths were in the provincial capital Wuhan, where the virus first emerged in December, according to the daily update from the Hubei health commission. Wuhan reported 88 new deaths, down from 116 on Tuesday. A total of 1,585 people in Wuhan have now died from the virus. Hubei province had 349 new confirmed cases of coronavirus infections on Wednesday, the province’s health commission said on Thursday, down

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