Saturday, 4 April 2020

India: world's largest coronavirus Covid-19 lockdown continues



India certainly has created the world's largest coronavirus Covid-19 lockdown. It is 1.3 billion people and a 21-day lockdown. India is trying to reduce the spread of the coronavirus Covid-19.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the world’s largest lockdown on March 24th, 2020. Amazingly, 1.3 billion Indians were asked to stay home for 21 days to slow the spread of COVID-19.

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The apocalyptic projections are worrisome. It seems that less than 600 cases had been confirmed at the time of Modi’s announcement. However, many believe the number is underestimated. Without strict control measures, 300 million to 500 million Indians could be infected by the end of July and 30 million to 50 million could have severe disease, according to some models.

The first coronavirus death in a slum was unfortunately confirmed recently. Indian doctors warn that the country must prepare to face the increase of cases. The Indian health system could suffer with levels far beyond what Europe and USA are experiencing.

A 56-year-old man died due to Covid-19-related illness in Dharavi slum, in the Indian financial capital of Mumbai on Wednesday.

Home to around 1 million people, Dharavi slum has a population density almost 30 times greater than New York -- about 280,000 people per square kilometer.

Unfortunately for India's slum dwellers, "social distancing" will be nearly impossible.

India reported more than 230 new cases on Friday. This brings the national total to 2,547 and 62 deaths.

Read more India Coronavirus Covid-19 Details here:

April 4, 2020 Coronavirus: The challenges India faces in its battle against the virus - bbc.com

April 4, 2020 Doctors say India must prepare for an 'onslaught' as one of Asia's biggest slums reports first coronavirus death - cnn.com

April 2, 2020 ‘Corona cops’ wearing spiky ‘virus’ helmets during India’s lockdown - globalnews.ca

April 1, 2020 India coronavirus cases rise amid fears true figure much higher - theguardian.com

April 3, 2020 Baby twins named Corona and Covid after lockdown birth in India - globalnews.ca

April 4, 2020 Coronavirus latest: Outbreak threatens Mumbai area as Thailand bans flights - ft.com

April 2, 2020 India Finds Itself At The Back of The Line For Virus Test Kits - bloomberg.com

March 27, 2020 What India Needs to Fight the Virus - nytimes.com

Below: Map of India

Thursday, 2 April 2020

Norway's coronavirus death toll is 47



City lockdowns are happening all over the world. It's interesting what people are doing around the world to keep their businesses open and operating. In this video, these two Oslo bookshop owners choose to go delivery-only to keep their business afloat at the start of lockdown. Pil Cappelen Smith and Anders Cappelen deliver books wearing full hazmat suits and gas masks in order to raise local awareness of the seriousness of the situation. The global crisis is worsening. In the end, they decided to embark on one last delivery run before deciding to shut up shop completely.

In some cities around the world, people make deliveries with no hazmat suits. Some delivery persons have a simple mask or maybe even no mask. People certainly react based on how many virus deaths their city has. Some cities may have 1 or 2 or 10 Coronavirus Covid-19 deaths. New York City in USA is having one of the worst Coronavirus Covid-19 death situations right now.

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There is now a total of 50,230 deaths in the world from Coronavirus Covid-19. These countries have the most deaths:

Italy 13,155 deaths

Spain 10,003 deaths

France 4,032 deaths

Read more Norway Coronavirus Covid-19 details here:

April 2, 2020 Coronavirus leaves wealthy Norway facing tough spending choices - ft.com

April 1, 2020 More than 51,000 report coronavirus symptoms in Norway - thelocal.no

March 28, 2020 Norway’s Prime Minister Defends Measures to Combat Coronavirus - bloomberg.com

March 30, 2020 Norway and Sweden: Battling Coronavirus in Two Different Worlds - blogs.prio.org

March 30, 2020 Hospitals in Norway report signs that coronavirus lockdown is working - thelocal.no

March 27, 2020 WHO virus study starts in Norway - newsinenglish.no

March 27, 2020 WHO officials enroll first patients from Norway and Spain in ‘historic’ coronavirus drug trial - cnbc.com

March 31, 2020 Norway PM sees positive early signs in fight against coronavirus - nationalpost.com

March 28, 2020 How Norway’s Travel Industry Is Coping Amid Coronavirus Lockdown - forbes.com

Above: Flag of Norway

Canada, Alberta: Coronavirus Covid-19 deaths: 11



Alberta Premier Jason Kenney confirmed 117 new cases of COVID-19 in the province. Much information was released from a large number of backlogged tests conducted by health officials. Kenney said Wednesday the backlog developed because of a shortage in reagents, an essential element in the testing. The province will be receiving new rapid testing kits within days.

Truck drivers put in many hours to provide essential products. It is important to keep operating the supply lines.

More information will be used to trace, control and contain positive Coronavirus Covid-19 cases.

Total Canadian cases:

Confirmed: 9,712
Deaths: 111
Recovered: 1,528

Read more Alberta Coronavirus Covid-19 details here:

April 1, 2020 Alberta’s COVID-19 death toll rises to 11 - globalnews.ca

April 1, 2020 Three more deaths from COVID-19 - McKenzie Towne families demand better communication from facility - calgaryherald.com

April 1, 2020 Coronavirus: Will students return to Alberta classrooms this school year? Call is Dr. Hinshaw’s - globalnews.ca

March 31, 2020 Coronavirus means some Alberta hotels close; changes for those still open - globalnews.ca

March 31, 2020 7 health enforcement orders related to COVID-19 issued against Alberta businesses - calgary.ctvnews.ca

April 1, 2020 Coronavirus: Alberta increases food inspector capacity as demand for meat rises - globalnews.ca

March 31, 2020 Alberta man who died from COVID-19 remembered as a mentor and jokester - globalnews.ca

April 1, 2020 Alberta stores alter hours of operation for safety reasons during COVID-19 pandemic - globalnews.ca

April 1, 2020 Opposition grills Alberta government on ‘broken’ emergency isolation funding program - globalnews.ca

April 1, 2020 Some Alberta convicts move to house arrest to mitigate COVID-19 risk: official - globalnews.ca

March 31, 2020 Alberta government to introduce 3 bills amid COVID-19 pandemic - globalnews.ca

March 30, 2020 Alberta’s ‘energy war room’ sees budget cut by 90% amid coronavirus - globalnews.ca

April 1, 2020 Model predicts 250 Alberta patients will need intensive care at peak of COVID-19 pandemic - cbc.ca

March 31, 2020 Alberta education minister will not reverse decision on layoffs amid COVID-19 pandemic - globalnews.ca

March 31, 2020 Alberta landlord fears financial challenges as protections for renters kick in - globalnews.ca

Above: Flag of Alberta, Canada

Canada, British Columbia: Coronavirus Covid-19 deaths: 24



Chief British Columbia Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and health minister Adrian Dix provided an update Wednesday on the province's response to the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.

There are 53 new cases of COVID-19 in the province and 1 new confirmed death. There are now 606 people who had recovered from the novel coronavirus.

Medical masks are certainly very important to frontline workers' safety. People could use homemade masks to prevent the spread of their own droplets. However, staying at home and proper social distancing works very well and should be followed.

In the future, more types of testing kits may become available. At this current time, there are no at-home testing kits available that can be deemed reliable yet.

The tests may show false-positive or false-negative results. It is important to create very accurate testing, so people know for sure if they have this virus. Additional options may be invented in the future, such as tests that can tell people if they had the virus already.

Be careful, evidence certainly says that people may be able to spread the virus before realizing they have symptoms. You could have been not coughing, not sneezing and not having a high temperature. Physical distancing and hand washing remain the best way to protect ourselves. Coronavirus Covid-19 outbreaks have now been confirmed in 21 seniors’ care facilities in B.C.

Total Canadian cases:

Confirmed: 9,712
Deaths: 111
Recovered: 1,528

Read more British Columbia Coronavirus Covid-19 details here:

April 1, 2020 Top doctor ‘not against’ widespread mask use, as B.C.’s COVID-19 death toll hits 25 - globalnews.ca

April 1, 2020 What you need to know about COVID-19 in B.C. on April 1, 2020 - cbc.ca

March 30, 2020 B.C. doctor warns of deadly ‘double whammy’ if coronavirus persists into wildfire season - globalnews.ca

March 21, 2020 Coronavirus: B.C. health officials aren’t saying which communities have cases. Here’s why - globalnews.ca

April 1, 2020 Education minister outlines changes to B.C. schooling during pandemic: Q+A - bc.ctvnews.ca

April 1, 2020 Okanagan College student designs map tracking spread of COVID-19 in B.C. - lakecountrycalendar.com

April 1, 2020 British Columbia's hotel industry cratered by virus - vancouverisawesome.com

April 1, 2020 Coronavirus: B.C. hotel chain finds way to help health-care workers who want to self-isolate - globalnews.ca

April 1, 2020 Comparing coronavirus responses: What did Canada and the U.S. do differently? - globalnews.ca

April 1, 2020 Coronavirus outbreak among B.C. migrant workers should be a wake-up call to farmers, industry experts say - thestar.com

Above: Flag of British Columbia, Canada

Wednesday, 1 April 2020

Canada, Quebec: Coronavirus Covid-19 deaths: 33



Quebec’s Premier François Legault, joined by Dr. Horacio Arruda, Quebec director of National Public Health and Ms. Danielle McCann, Quebec’s health and social services minister held the daily coronavirus Covid-19 update on Wednesday.

Premier Legault announced 2 new deaths because of the virus. The total number of deaths in Quebec becomes 33. There are 499 new cases of COVID-19. Quebec province-wide total is 4,611 cases.

Premier Legault asked Quebec residents not to visit senior homes in some parts of the province to contain the spread of the virus and protect the vulnerable. It is a serious matter of life or death. Older people are more vulnerable to the virus than young people.

More police-enforced restrictions were announced on travel between parts of the Quebec province.

The Quebec government has some orders of personal protective equipment (PPE) that will arrive in the coming days. Some equipment will also be received from Ontario's stock after talking to Ontario Premier Doug Ford.

Total Canadian cases:

Confirmed: 9,712
Deaths: 111
Recovered: 1,528

Read more Quebec Coronavirus Covid-19 details here:

April 1, 2020 Quebec focuses on protecting seniors, limits regional travel as coronavirus deaths top 33 - globalnews.ca

March 31, 2020 Canada's Quebec sees coronavirus cases soar, faces equipment shortage - nationalpost.com

March 31, 2020 Coronavirus: 5 uplifting things happening in Quebec amid the pandemic - globalnews.ca

April 1, 2020 Canada's G-7 capital of Ottawa divided by coronavirus police checkpoints - politico.com

March 18, 2020 Coronavirus: Quebec personalities heed premier’s call to ‘spread the info, not the virus’ - globalnews.ca

April 1, 2020 Married doctors with COVID-19 highlight the difficulty of understanding virus - ctvnews.ca

March 31, 2020 Canada coronavirus deaths jump by 35%, Quebec says equipment running low - reuters.com

April 1, 2020 Coronavirus outbreak: Patient attendants want testing protocols at Montreal hospital to change - globalnews.ca

April 1, 2020 Coronavirus: Quebec tenants mobilize to demand cancellation of rent, mortgage payments - globalnews.ca

March 31, 2020 Quebec couple who fled to remote Indigenous community to avoid COVID-19 sent back: Chief - globalnews.ca

March 30, 2020 Coronavirus: Quebec to buy 300,000 Bauer visors for health workers - montrealgazette.com

Above: Flag of Quebec, Canada

Canada, Ontario: Coronavirus Covid-19 deaths: 37



Ontario associate chief medical officer of health Dr. Barbara Yaffe said on Wednesday that 426 new cases of Coronavirus COVID-19 have been confirmed. This creates the total number of cases of 2,392 in the Ontario province. The death toll in Ontario becomes 37. The total number of resolved cases is 689, almost 30 per cent of Ontario cases.

Ontario chief medical officer of health Dr. David Williams said that some people in the province had been issued warnings under Section 22 of the Health Protection and Promotion Act to enforce isolation orders. This virus is certainly a serious issue and should not be taken lightly.

According to Ontario’s website, the numbers males and females diagnosed with COVID-19 is about 50% and 50%.

Total Canadian cases:

Confirmed: 9,712
Deaths: 111
Recovered: 1,528

Read more Ontario Coronavirus Covid-19 details here:

April 1, 2020 Ontario reports 426 new coronavirus cases, total at 2,392 and 37 deaths - globalnews.ca

April 1, 2020 Coronavirus: 14 residents of Ontario nursing home now dead following outbreak - nationalpost.com

April 1, 2020 Coronavirus: Ontario researchers race toward treatment, vaccine for COVID-19 - globalnews.ca

April 1, 2020 Coronavirus: Ontario ‘adjusting the list’ of essential businesses amid calls for expanded closures - globalnews.ca

March 31, 2020 Coronavirus: Health officials say there are 10 outbreaks in long-term care homes around Ontario - globalnews.ca

March 31, 2020 Here’s how the COVID-19 curve could look with social distancing, testing - globalnews.ca

March 31, 2020 Coronavirus: Head of Ontario registered nurses union says 9M masks per week are needed - globalnews.ca

March 31, 2020 Coronavirus: Sign language interpreter providing important service during Ontario news conferences - globalnews.ca

April 1, 2020 REALITY CHECK: Police say they aren’t pulling over cars for coronavirus fines - globalnews.ca

April 1, 2020 Ontario researcher shares experience working to isolate new coronavirus - timminstoday.com

April 1, 2020 Canada's G-7 capital of Ottawa divided by coronavirus police checkpoints - politico.com

March 29, 2020 Canadian hospitals see surge in coronavirus patients, with Ontario, Quebec and Alberta of greatest concern - theglobeandmail.com

March 30, 2020 Coronavirus: Ontario cottage country deals with influx of residents amid COVID-19 pandemic - globalnews.ca

March 31, 2020 Coronavirus: Peel, Toronto school boards looking at teacher-led online education for April 6 - globalnews.ca

Above: Flag of Ontario, Canada

Monday, 30 March 2020

Japan's coronavirus death toll is 52



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Goldman Sachs Research’s Kathy Matsui, co-head of macro research in Asia and chief Japan equity strategist, discusses the economic impact of the postponement of the Tokyo Summer Olympics and Paralympics. The 2020 games are postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic. Organizers are considering a plan to start the games on 2021.

The pandemic is affecting the outlook for Japanese equities. The coronavirus Covid-19 situation is affecting stocks all across the worlwide globe.

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Read more Japan coronavirus Covid-19 details here:

March 30, 2020 Japan virus cases spike after Olympics delayed, sparking questions - timesofisrael.com

March 30, 2020 Japanese comedian Ken Shimura dies of coronavirus-related pneumonia - english.kyodonews.net

March 28, 2020 Japan's megacities shut down in crucial weekend to fight virus - asia.nikkei.com

March 25, 2020 Japan Inches Toward Declaring Emergency to Stem Fresh Virus Wave - bloomberg.com

March 28, 2020 Governor condemns restaurants in Japan for banning foreigners amid virus fears - mainichi.jp

March 22, 2020 Experts warn Japan may not have enough new virus tests - english.kyodonews.net

March 28, 2020 Virus test results in minutes? Scientists question accuracy - japantimes.co.jp