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Coronavirus: Singapore gets strict on ‘circuit breaker’ offenders as it reports 191 new cases, eighth death

Singapore’s health ministry confirmed 191 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, taking its total number of infections to 2,299.The city state also reported its eighth death from the disease, a 90-year-old man who tested positive for the coronavirus on April 3 and was admitted to the National Centre for Infectious Diseases that day. He died on Saturday morning.The country’s Ministry of Health said 51 of the new cases were linked to foreign worker dormitories and 21 were linked to other cases or…

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Coronavirus: Hong Kong hits grim milestone of 1,000 cases as authorities urge people to stay home over Easter holiday

Hong Kong reached the grim milestone of 1,000 coronavirus cases on Saturday as authorities urged the public to stay at home during the long Easter weekend after thousands flocked to beaches and the countryside the previous day.Underlining the severity of the situation, a leading microbiologist said containing the outbreak before July was almost impossible as not enough people had developed immunity to the virus.The warning came as the city recorded 11 new infections, the fewest since March 17,…

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Coronavirus: internet giant Amazon begins building its own testing lab

With an eye toward possibly testing all of its employees for coronavirus, shopping giant Amazon said Thursday it is building a testing lab.“A team of Amazonians with a variety of skills – from research scientists and program managers to procurement specialists and software engineers – have moved from their normal day jobs onto a dedicated team to work on this initiative,” the Seattle-based company said in a corporate blog post.“We have begun assembling the equipment we need to build our first…

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Coronavirus latest: India to extend lockdown, Singapore cases up, Spain’s death toll falls

The United States became the first country to report more than 2,000 coronavirus deaths in a single day, marking a grim milestone as billions around the world celebrated the Easter holiday weekend under lockdown from home.The global death toll from the virus has surged past 102,000, with the United States quickly becoming the epicentre of the pandemic that first emerged in China late last year.Europe has so far shouldered the majority of all deaths and infections – though there were signs of…

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Germany records largest single-day death toll

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Fauci: We’re seeing ‘some favorable signs’ that the curve is flattening. Germany records largest single-day death toll.

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Climbing the height of Mount Everest from the comfort of your own home

When the going gets tough, the tough get going. Or in the case of John Griffin, the tough get walking. There are 30 steps in his three-story house and for a minimum of six-and-a-half hours every day he's been going up and down them.

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10M students facing toughest exam of their lives in a pandemic

Every day, student Xiong Yanfei sits at her desk in her parent's small apartment in Wuhan, studying for an exam that could change the course of her life.

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Spain passes 10,000 deaths after highest single-day rise yet, but curve is stabilizing

Spain passed another grim milestone as it grappled to contain its coronavirus outbreak on Thursday, reporting that more than 10,000 have now died in the country as a result of the virus.

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K-pop star Kim Jae-joong apologizes after telling fans on April Fools’ Day he had coronavirus

K-pop star Kim Jae-joong has apologized after telling fans on April Fools' Day that he had caught coronavirus.

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