Coronavirus outbreak

COVID-19: US death toll reaches 350,000

The COVID-19 death toll in the United States has surpassed 350,000 as experts anticipate another surge in coronavirus cases and deaths stemming from holiday gatherings over Christmas and New Year's. Data compiled by Johns Hopkins University shows the U.S. passed the threshold early Sunday morning. More than 20 million people in the country have been … Continue reading COVID-19: US death toll reaches 350,000

Coronavirus: Quarantined Russian woman escapes through hospital window

A Russian woman who escaped her coronavirus quarantine by climbing out of a hospital window has defended her decision, saying conditions in the facility were insanitary and she was only detained because of a bureaucratic error. The mother-of-two, from the central city of Samara, posted to Instagram to explain her actions after receiving public criticism. … Continue reading Coronavirus: Quarantined Russian woman escapes through hospital window

UK government considers coronavirus a pandemic, says people will be detained

Britain has declared the new coronavirus that emerged from China a "serious and imminent threat to public health'' and announced new measures Monday to combat the spread of the disease. The U.K. Department of Health and Social Care said people with the virus can now be forcibly quarantined and will not be free to leave. … Continue reading UK government considers coronavirus a pandemic, says people will be detained