May 8, 2020
Coronavirus Daily Digest: May 7, 2020
Most reopening states don’t meet the criteria recommended by the federal government; countries prepares for a second wave of outbreaks; and could llama’s antibodies neutralize the coronavirus? Here’s the latest on coronavirus daily digest 7 May 2020:
The world is approaching 4 million confirmed cases with 270, 000 deaths. More than 1.25 million have recovered. The U.S., is nearing 1.3 million cases. More than 76,000 people have died, and 217,000 have recovered.
In the last 24 hours, Nigeria recorded 381 new confirmed cases and 4 deaths from 18 states- Lagos(183), Kano(55), Jigawa(44), Zamfara(19), Borno(9), Bauchi(19), Katsina(11), Kwara(8), Kaduna(7), Gombe(6), Ogun(5),Sokoto(4), Oyo(3), Rivers(3), Niger(2), Akwa Ibom(1), Enugu(1), Plateau(1). The total number of confirmed cases now rises to 3526, 601 discharged and 107 deaths so far.
The Trump administration has shelved a set of documents meant to give step by step advice to local leaders deciding when and how to reopen public places such as mass transit during the still-raging pandemic has been shelved by the Trump administration.
Even as over half of the U.S. states have begun to reopen their economies or planning to do so soon, most fail to meet criteria recommended by the Trump administration to resume businesses and social activities. If you are still staying home, you’re not alone.
Americans have never been instructed to wear a mask due to health reasons before. Some find it more difficult than others while some don’t respond well at all.
What does it really feel like to have a bad case of COVID-19?
Antibodies from Winter, a 4-year-old llama, have neutralized coronavirus and other infections in lab experiments conducted in Belgium.
A series of genomic studies of thousands of novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 samples shows that the virus is mutating and evolving as it adapts to its human hosts.
Many countries around the world are drawing up plans on how to cope with a second wave of outbreaks even as they gradually reopens their economies halted by the pandemic.
The African continent is facing a surge in COVID-19 cases with less than one intensive care bed and one ventilator per 100,000 people.
Study finds coronavirus in semen of Coronavirus survivors, but it’s unclear if Covid-19 can be sexually transmitted.
No deaths have been reported in China since April 15, as the country’s health commission reports only one new locally transmitted Coronavirus cases with 16 new asymptomatic cases.
WHO predicted virus could kill up to 190,000, and infects between 29 million to 44 million Africans in the first year if not well contained.
Russia’s coronavirus cases, which is now over 177,000, have overtaken France and Germany to become the fifth highest total in the world after a record daily rise.
The epicenter, Moscow has extended lockdown measures till May 31.
In Italy, the government and Roman Catholic bishops have signed an agreement to allow the faithful to attend Masses again from May 18 but under strict conditions, ending a standoff between the Church and government over the coronavirus lockdown.
The UK’s 2020 Notting Hill Carnival cancelled as the annual event which was set to begin on August 30 will not take place on the streets in 2020. But organisers said they were planning an alternate event that revelers will be able to participate in from home.
Egypt extended a nationwide dusk till dawn curfew until end of the holy month of Ramadan to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
Africa’s Coronavirus cases has surpassed the 50,000 mark, according to the Africa Centre for Disease Control and Prevention. With South Africa topping the list with almost 8,000 confirmed cases as the World Health Organization expresses worry of community spread in West Africa.
Due to the country’s large number of poor people and labourers who cannot afford to live under lockdown any more, Pakistan will ease lockdown in phases from Saturday.
Poland postpones May 10 presidential election after it became clear the poll could not be held via a postal vote because of the coronavirus pandemic.