Tokyo confirms 80 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday: report

National Apr 7, 2020

Tokyo confirms 80 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday: report

Tokyo confirmed 80 cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, metropolitan government sources told public broadcaster NHK. The figure would mark the lowest number of cases in Tokyo since April 1, when it reported 66, according to metropolitan government data. Today's 80 new cases would raise the total ...

WhatsApp limits message forwarding to slow spread of fake virus news

World Apr 7, 2020

WhatsApp limits message forwarding to slow spread of fake virus news

Facebook Inc.'s WhatsApp tightened message forwarding limits Tuesday, restricting users to sharing forwarded content one chat at a time after a jump in messages touting bogus medical advice since the start of the coronavirus crisis. The pandemic, which has killed more than 70,000 people worldwide, ...

Seafarers grounded in pandemic add to strain on supply chains

Business Apr 7, 2020

Seafarers grounded in pandemic add to strain on supply chains

Port restrictions and canceled flights are straining the ability for shipping firms to replace seafarers, further weakening global supply chains already snarled by the COVID-19 pandemic. Hubs like Singapore, Abu Dhabi and Shanghai have halted most crew transfers, while global lockdowns have complicated travel from ...

Poland moves to hold Europe’s only national vote in lockdown

World / Politics Apr 7, 2020

Poland moves to hold Europe’s only national vote in lockdown

Poland’s ruling party is pressing forward with conducting Europe’s only national election during the COVID-19 crisis. The Law and Justice party muscled its measure to hold the May 10 presidential election only via mail-in ballots through the lower house of parliament late Monday. Poland’s human ...

World short of 6 million nurses, WHO says

World / Science & Health Apr 7, 2020

World short of 6 million nurses, WHO says

As COVID-19 captures global headlines, the World Health Organization warned Tuesday that the world needs nearly 6 million nurses. The U.N.'s health agency along with partners Nursing Now and the International Council of Nurses underscored in a report the crucial role played by nurses, who ...