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Morning brief: Coronavirus update for May 29, 2020

As of 9 am, May 29, 2020: World count: 5,763,122 cases, 2,389,735 recoveries, 358,235 deaths There are now 5,763,122 confirmed cases of the Covid-19 worldwide. There have been 358,235 deaths from the coronavirus worldwide since the pandemic began. The United States has the highest number of coronavirus cases,...

Weeks after virus scare, British PM becomes father again

by Alice RITCHIE British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday became a father again when his partner Carrie Symonds gave birth to a healthy baby boy, just weeks after he himself was hospitalised with coronavirus. The news came as a surprise, as Symonds, 32, was not...

Recovering UK PM Johnson ‘in good shape’

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who is recovering after contracting the new coronavirus, is "in very good shape", Health Secretary Matt Hancock said on Friday. Johnson, 55, spent a week in hospital, including three days in intensive care, before being discharged on April 12. "I spoke...

Boris Johnson says ‘no question’ medics saved his life

by Joe JACKSON British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said his personal battle with the coronavirus "could have gone either way" and said there was "no question" doctors saved his life, speaking in a candid video message after leaving hospital Sunday. The UK leader checked into hospital...

Morning brief: Covid-19 update for April 13, 2020

As of 8 am, April 13, 2020: World count There are now 1,840,093 confirmed cases of the Covid-19 in 177 countries. The United States has the highest number of confirmed cases worldwide, with 557,488, followed by Spain (166,831) and Italy (156,363).  The state of New York now has...

Boris Johnson making ‘good progress’ in virus recovery as UK death toll nears 10,000

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson was making "very good progress" on Saturday in his recovery in hospital from coronavirus, officials said, as the country's deaths toll from the disease approached the grim milestone of 10,000. The 55-year-old leader was spending his second full day out...

Morning brief: Covid-19 update for April 11, 2020

As of 8 am, April 11, 2020: World count There are now 1,684,833  confirmed cases of the Covid-19 in 177 countries. The United States has the highest number of confirmed cases worldwide, with 499,796, followed by Spain (158,273) and Italy (147,577). Global death toll exceeds 100,000 The...

Morning brief: Covid-19 update for April 8, 2020

As of 8 am, April 8, 2020: World Count—There are now 1,413,415 confirmed cases of the Covid-19 in 176 countries. The number of deaths has risen to 81,200 with 298,389 recoveries. Italy has the highest number of deaths (17,127), followed by Spain (14,045) and the United States (12,627)....

British PM fights virus in intensive care as global toll soars

by Alice RITCHIE with AFP bureaus Britain's prime minister was battling the coronavirus in intensive care Tuesday, the highest-profile case in the pandemic as the United States and Europe saw their death tolls reach new milestones. Boris Johnson's fight against the disease underscored the indiscriminate nature...

Morning brief: Covid-19 Update for April 7, 2020

As of 8 am, April 7, 2020: World Count There are 1,341,907 confirmed cases of the Covid-19 in 176 countries. The number of deaths has risen to 74,565, with 276,259 recoveries. Italy has the highest number of deaths (16,523), followed by Spain (13,341) and the United States (10,783). China,...