California to fix coronavirus reporting system amid backlog

A series of data failures has created a backlog of as many as 300,000 test results in California, the state’s top health official said Friday as he provided the first public explanation of a problem that has stymied efforts to understand the spread of the coronavirus. Dr. Mark Ghaly, California Health and Human Services Secretary, […]

Newsom searches for messaging rhythm as coronavirus fatigue sets in

The follow-up press conference was the only one Newsom held last week. This Monday, Newsom announced “good news” that California’s case count had declined by 21 percent. But that message was undermined in subsequent days when county health officers said that data reporting problems had caused an undercount. Peter Ragone, who served as Newsom’s mayoral […]

Facebook removes Trump post over coronavirus misinformation

Facebook removed a video post from President Donald Trump’s personal page Wednesday that included a segment from a Fox News interview in which he falsely said children are “almost immune” to COVID-19. “This video includes false claims that a group of people is immune from COVID-19 which is a violation of our policies around harmful […]

Norway cruise ship passengers with coronavirus reach 43

The number of passengers who have tested positive for the coronavirus on the Norwegian cruise ship Hurtigruten has reached 43, authorities said Tuesday. Earlier, Hurtigruten said that the 177 passengers, all of whom have already disembarked, are being contacted by telephone and are being told to self-isolate. A total of 69 municipalities in Norway could […]

Coronavirus: Carlisle Wetherspoon pub The William Rufus shut

Image copyright Google Image caption The member of staff who tested positive for Covid-19 had no symptoms, the pub chain said A Wetherspoon’s pub in Carlisle has been temporarily closed after a member of staff tested positive for Covid-19. The William Rufus, on Botchergate, shut early on Friday night. Twenty-four staff are now self-isolating. The […]

Coronavirus live news: Australia suffers deadliest day as Japan lifts ban on foreign re-entry | World news

8.08am BST08:08 Hong Kong authorities opened community centres for residents to eat inside after a virus-induced ban on indoor dining at restaurants forced many workers to have their meals outside on pavements under sweltering heat and rain. The restaurant ban, which took effect on Wednesday, barred any outlet from allowing dine-in patrons to curb the […]

UK coronavirus LIVE: Spain quarantine rule hits British holidaymakers as Covid-19 deaths up by 10

Over in Spain… (AFP) The northeast region of Catalonia now hosts two of the most worrying virus hotspots in Spain, prompting authorities to tighten restrictions that were relaxed only a month ago. It comes after the UK reimposed quarantine restrictions on the country. Norway has also ordered a 10-day quarantine for those who return from the […]

Democrats Using Coronavirus, Protests to Make Americans Unhappy for Election Advantage — ‘Unhappy People Want Change’

Fox News Channel’s Tucker Carlson opened his program on Thursday by making the assertion Democrats were using unfortunate circumstances of COVID-19 and civil unrest to create the perception the country was on the wrong track. According to Carlson, they were doing so to gain an advantage for November’s presidential election, and he explained they were […]

UK coronavirus vaccine shows early promise – Live updates | News

  Scientists at Oxford University said their experimental coronavirus vaccine has been shown in an early trial to prompt a protective immune response in hundreds of people who got the shot Several banks in Hong Kong closed branches or curtailed their working hours on Monday after a spike in the number […]