Daily Archives: May 23, 2020

In Somalia, Many Medics Chose Caring for COVID Patients Over Marking Eid

Somalia was among Muslim countries Saturday that performed Eid al-Fitr, the holiday marking the end of the Islamic observance of Ramadan. Many Muslims across East and West Africa are celebrating the holiday, though the majority of Muslim nations observe it Sunday. Muslims decide when Eid will be observed by the sighting of the moon. In

COVID-19 Drives Health Care Tech Innovation in Ghana  

ACCRA – In Ghana, the COVID-19 pandemic has spurred people to adopt innovations in health care, from apps that help diagnose coronavirus symptoms to drones transporting blood samples.  As confirmed infections continue to rise in Ghana, reaching over 6,000 cases and more than 30 deaths, health tech experts want to ensure people have access to

China Reports No New COVID-19 Cases for First Time

China, the country where the coronavirus outbreak began, reported no new infections Saturday, the first time since it started reporting cases in January. China’s National Health Commission said Saturday the number of new cases fell from four to zero from Thursday to Friday, putting the official death toll at more than 4,600 and confirmed cases

Coronavirus Spread Feared Where Water Is Scarce Around the World

HARARE, ZIMABABWE – Violet Manuel hastily abandoned her uncle’s funeral and grabbed two empty containers when she heard a boy running down the dirt road shouting, “Water, water, water!” The 72-year-old joined dozens of people seeking their daily ration in Zimbabwe’s densely populated town of Chitungwiza. “Social distancing here?” Manuel asked tartly. She sighed with

Trump Plays Golf for First Time Since Pandemic Emergency Declaration

STERLING, VIRGINIA – President Donald Trump played golf Saturday for the first time since he declared the coronavirus pandemic a national emergency more than two months ago, leading to the shutdown of much of American society. His return to the course was the latest sign that he wants the country back to pre-outbreak times, even