Posts Tagged coronavirus pandemic

Boston Marathon cancelled for first time in its history

UNTV News   •   May 29, 2020

The Boston Marathon, originally scheduled to be held in April and then postponed until September because of the COVID-19 pandemic, has now been cancelled for the first time in its...

Brazilians scramble to board last U.S. flights ahead of travel ban

UNTV News   •   May 26, 2020

Brazilians scrambled Monday (May 25) to make last-minute arrangements to get to the United States ahead of new restrictions on travel from Brazil. A handful of passengers were seen at...

Duque clarifies remark, says PH in ‘1st major wave of sustained transmission’

Robie de Guzman   •   May 22, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Francisco Duque III has clarified that the country is currently experiencing its “first major wave of sustained transmission” of novel coronavirus disease...

Brazil faces grim coronavirus milestone

UNTV News   •   May 20, 2020

Fresh graves were being dug in a massive cemetery in Brazil’s largest city on Tuesday (May 19), a day after the country overtook Britain to become the country with the...

UN warns of global mental health crisis due to COVID-19 pandemic

UNTV News   •   May 14, 2020

A mental illness crisis is looming as millions of people worldwide are surrounded by death and disease and forced into isolation, poverty and anxiety by the pandemic of COVID-19, United...

Shanghai schools gradually reopen after three-month hiatus

UNTV News   •   May 7, 2020

In an unexpected turn of events, 17-year-old Zhang Jiayi was, for the first time, excited to go back to school. The novel coronavirus which first broke out in China’s central...

Trump says coronavirus task force will wind down as focus shifts to reopening

UNTV News   •   May 6, 2020

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday (May 5) the White House coronavirus task force would wind down as the country moves into a second phase of dealing with the...

Nearly half of global workforce risk losing livelihoods in pandemic — ILO

UNTV News   •   April 30, 2020

Some 1.6 billion workers in the informal economy, representing nearly half of the global labor force, are in immediate danger of losing their livelihoods due to the coronavirus pandemic, the...

Thousands queue for food in locked down South Africa

UNTV News   •   April 30, 2020

Thousands of people queued on Wednesday (April 29) for food parcels amid lockdown in the South African city of Centurion. Drone footage showed thousands standing a in queue that stretched...

South Korea reports no new domestic coronavirus cases

UNTV News   •   April 30, 2020

South Korea reported on Thursday (April 30) no new domestic coronavirus cases for the first time since its Feb. 29 peak, the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC)...

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