President Museveni Flags off Covid-19 field Vehicles

KOLOLO, KAMPALA: President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has flagged off 25 vehicles donated to Covid-19 Response Team to help in the fight against the spread of Corona virus pandemic in the country.  During the function that took place yesterday at Kololo Independence grounds, President Yoweri Museveni warned Ugandans about the Corona Virus disease saying it is […]

Coronavirus Moves to New Regions, Lingers in Others

WASHINGTON – A record number of new coronavirus infections worldwide was confirmed Wednesday. The World Health Organization (WHO) said more than 106,000 new COVID-19 cases were identified globally within 24 hours, the highest daily number since the outbreak began. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in a news briefing Wednesday that almost two-thirds of the […]

US Health Chief Rejects Notion of Coronavirus Failure

The United States leads the world with nearly 90,000 coronavirus deaths, but the U.S. health chief Sunday rejected the notion that the government had failed its people. “You can’t celebrate a single death,” Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar told CNN, but contended, “It could have been vastly, vastly worse.” President Donald Trump said […]

US, Russia, Britain Top List of COVID Infections

Nearly 4.6 million people worldwide have been infected with the coronavirus and more than 310,000 have died because of it, according to figures available Saturday afternoon from Johns Hopkins University. The United States, Russia and Britain top the list of countries with the most COVID-19 cases. The U.S. has almost 1.5 million cases, Russia — […]

Denver to Furlough Thousands of Workers Amid Coronavirus

DENVER, COLORADO – Denver Mayor Michael Hancock said Thursday that thousands of city employees, himself included, will be furloughed for eight days this year to help close what is expected to be a $226 million budget gap caused by the coronavirus, joining mayors across the country who have made the same move or are thinking […]

Massive COVID Spending Could Unleash Surge of Scams, Experts Warn

WASHINGTON – With trillions of dollars in emergency assistance loosed in the global response to COVID-19, some observers warn of ripe conditions for another pandemic: corruption. “The more funds that are distributed, the more likely it is that people are going to try to steal that money,” said Jeff Cortese, a former acting chief of […]

Leaders Aim to Drum up Billions for Virus Vaccine Research

An alliance of world leaders is holding a virtual summit Monday hoping to drum up billions of dollars to fund research into a vaccine for the new coronavirus as well as develop better treatments and more efficient testing. Governments have reported around 3.5 million infections and more than 247,000 deaths from the virus, according to […]

This Time, Pence Wears Mask as He Tours Indiana Plant

This time, he wore a mask. Vice President Mike Pence donned a face covering Thursday as he toured a General Motors/Ventec ventilator production facility in Indiana after coming under fire for failing to wear one earlier this week in violation of Mayo Clinic policy. The facility in Kokomo had been closed because of the coronavirus […]