Armed with lessons from Ebola, Africa braces for coronavirus surge

Armed with lessons from Ebola, Africa braces for coronavirus surge

YAOUNDE: When a passenger arriving from Brussels at Cameroon’s Yaounde Nsimalen airport on Saturday was found to have a temperature, health officials say he was whisked to a hospital and diagnosed inside four hours as the country’s fourth case of coronavirus. The central African country was doing more generalised screening for disease long before China […]
How mass pilgrimage at Malaysian mosque became COVID-19 hotspot

How mass pilgrimage at Malaysian mosque became COVID-19 hotspot

KUALA LUMPUR: Worshippers slept in packed tents outside the golden-domed mosque, waking before dawn to kneel on rows of prayer mats laid out in its cavernous central hall. All the while, the coronavirus was passing unnoticed among the guests. Advertisement...
Brazil records first COVID-19 death

Brazil records first COVID-19 death

BRASILIA: Brazil confirmed its first death from the new coronavirus on Tuesday (Mar 17), as Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro declared a state of emergency over the pandemic, restricting public transportation and restaurant service. The South American country’s first...