Coronavirus: Latest updates and happenings around the world
Lowest deaths in Spain over a month
Spain has listed 367 new deaths from coronavirus, the lowest daily toll in
over a month.
A total of 22,524 people have died from COVID-19 in Spain, amid 219,764
Trump remarks to Lysol maker says don’t inject disinfectant after
Lysol and Dettol maker Reckitt Benckiser has said its disinfectants should
not be applied to humans after US President Donald Trump said, researchers
should try putting disinfectant into coronavirus patients’ bodies.
“Under no condition should our disinfectant products be administered into
the human body (through vaccination, ingestion, or any other way),” the
Trump disinfectant idea Experts reacted with horror
Doctors and epidemiologists have reacted with alarm to comments from US
President Donald Trump that injecting disinfectant and exposure to
ultraviolet waves could help people with the coronavirus.
“Trump is wrong and unpredictable,” Dr. Eugene Gu, whose lab is involved
in coronavirus testing, wrote on Twitter, adding “Clorox, Tide Pods and
Lysol will kill coronavirus. No question about it. But if you are infected
then the coronavirus is inside your cells. If you use any of those
disinfectants to kill the coronavirus in your organisms then you’ll die
right along with the coronavirus.”
the US has affected the most because of coronavirus:
At least 3,332 people died in the US because of coronavirus in 24 hours,
the total death toll is nearly 50,000.
The worst-hit country in the world is the US, now has 868,000 confirmed
cases of coronavirus, up 27,000 from the previous day. Because of a lack
of testing, the actual number of infected people is likely to be much
UK PM Johnson in ‘in perfect condition after COVID-19, Trump says
Prime Minister Boris Johnson is in perfect condition. after falling
gravely ill with COVID-19, U.S. President Donald Trump said, as
speculation mounted that the British leader is preparing to return to work
to decide how to increase the period of lockdown.
Johnson, 55, spent three nights in intensive care at a London hospital
earlier this month with COVID-19 complications for which he was treated
with oxygen. He later said he owed his life to the hospital staff.
Hundreds gather in Indonesia’s Aceh to mark the start of Ramadan
Huge crowds overlooked social distancing by packing close together to
attend Friday prayers in Indonesia, as the country surpassed the
The Philippines for the most coronavirus infections in South-East Asia.
The worshippers were pictured at the Islamic Center mosque in Lhokseumawe, Aceh province, the northernmost part of the island of Sumatra.
The Acehnese Muslims – who are native to Aceh- were detected close
together as they stood alongside each other before kneeling to pray. Very
few were putting masks, despite the infection fears.
US coronavirus deaths reaches to 50,000
US coronavirus deaths hit another sad milestone on Friday topping 50,000,
as the number of lives lost in April rises by an aggregate of 2,000 a day,
according to the Worldometers website, which tracks the pandemic.
The Johns Hopkins website also showed the death toll inching closer to
50,000. The total US cases are hitting 868,000 with many states yet to
report early on Friday.
Trump suggests injecting disinfectant as treatment
US President Donald Trump has been hit by the medical community after
recommending research into whether coronavirus might be treated by
injecting disinfectant into the body.
Another of his officials had moments earlier said sunlight and
disinfectants were known to kill the infection. Mr. Trump’s called public
health agencies and warn against bleach as a medicine.
Alarmed as COVID patients’ blood thickened, New York doctors try new
As the novel coronavirus spread through New York City in late March,
doctors at Mount Sinai Hospital noticed something strange happening to
Signs of blood thickening and clotting were being detected in different
organs by doctors from different specialties. This would turn out to be
one of the alarming ways the virus ravages the body, as doctors there and
elsewhere were starting to realize.
At Mount Sinai, nephrologists mentioned kidney dialysis catheters getting
plugged with clots. Pulmonologists monitoring COVID-19 patients on
mechanical ventilators could see portions of lungs were oddly bloodless.
Neurosurgeons faced a surge in their usual caseload of strokes due to
blood clots, the age of victims skewing in more recent, with at least half
testing positive for the virus.
Ramadan starts Friday amid virus fears Saudi Arabia announces
The holiest shrines of Islam’s, Saudi Arabia, has announced that the holy
fasting month of Ramadan will cause Friday, as Muslims around the globe
face unusual restrictions to counter coronavirus.
That starts after the sighting of the new month’s moon … it has been
decided that Friday is the start of the month of Ramadan,” the royal court
said Thursday in a statement cited by the SPA news agency.
King Salman said he is disheartened because the Muslims cannot pray at
mosques because of coronavirus restrictions.
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