Coronavirus live news: WHO drops hydroxychloroquine trial and warns of ‘second peak’ in pandemic | World news

6.56am BST06:56 Global report: ‘disaster’ looms for millions of children as WHO warns of second peak The coronavirus pandemic will have a “disastrous” impact on children’s rights worldwide, making them more vulnerable to forced labour and underage marriage, a rights group has said, as the World Health Organization warned of an “immediate second peak” in […]

Coronavirus: Netflix adds 16M subscribers worldwide amid COVID-19 pandemic – National

Netflix picked up subscribers in Canada to add nearly 16 million global customers during the first three months of the year, helping cement its status as one of the world’s most essential services in times of isolation or crisis. The quarter spanned the beginning of stay-at-home orders in the U.S., Canada and around the world, […]

Edmonton church finds unique way to provide meals for less fortunate during pandemic – Edmonton

In the push to help the less fortunate amid the COVID-19 pandemic, several volunteers with the Our Lady of Perpetual Help parish made multiple trips back and forth from their cars to the Bissell Centre, unloading important items for a Sunday lunch. Since 1987, volunteers with several local churches have been helping Edmonton’s inner-city population. […]

1,862 Vancouver-area hospital beds empty and ready for pandemic

Article content VICTORIA — Metro Vancouver’s hospitals are almost half empty because the unprecedented decision by the government to cancel non-essential surgeries to make way for a potential surge of COVID-19 cases. Detailed hospital data, compiled exclusively for Postmedia News by the Ministry of Health, showed 1,862 free beds in eight major hospitals in the Lower Mainland. […]

What are the symptoms of ‘typical’ COVID-19? For those confronting the pandemic firsthand, the answer can be aggravatingly elusive

A Peterborough man whose symptoms ebbed and flowed for nearly two weeks and is now recovering from suspected pneumonia. A health-care worker whose sickness started with an upset stomach and a strange inability to burp. And a Toronto man whose entire household is now sick with different symptoms and who temporarily lost his sense of […]

Coronavirus: Chinese explorers start Everest climb amid pandemic

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Expeditions from the Nepalese side of Mount Everest have been cancelled altogether Over two dozen Chinese mountaineers have begun an expedition on Everest as the site remains closed to foreign climbers because of coronavirus. Only Chinese climbers are permitted this spring season because of the pandemic, operators told the […]

Morning electricity usage drops as less people face early rise and rush hour during Covid-19 pandemic

Peak morning electricity usage has dropped by about 200MW on average as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, as hundreds of thousands of home workers with no commutes or school runs rise later. he reduction is the equivalent of the electricity needed to power about 150,000 homes, according to EirGrid, the semi-State company that manages […]

Trump, coronavirus and the politics of a pandemic | News

The coronavirus outbreak has swept the globe and been declared a pandemic, but experts warn the response of some world leaders, including the administration of US President Donald Trump, has been anything but global.  With more than 140,000 people in some 120 countries infected in the outbreak of the new coronavirus disease, officially known as COVID-19, the […]