U.S. now requires negative COVID-19 test for all air travelers from Britain

Dec. 25 (UPI) — Federal regulators have ordered that all air travelers to the United States from Britain must now test negative for COVID-19 no more than 72 hours before the flight. The new edict, which takes effect on Monday, comes as Britain struggles to control a new coronavirus variant, forcing fresh shutdowns around the country, including London. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ordered the rule change late Thursday. “Viruses constantly change through mutation, and preliminary analysis in [Britain] suggests that this new variant may be up to 70% more transmissible than previously circulating variants,” the CDC said in a statement. “This new order is … Continue reading U.S. now requires negative COVID-19 test for all air travelers from Britain

Philippine president in ‘humanitarian’ plea to Malaysia over virus-stranded Filipinos

MANILA: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday brushed differences aside and appealed to the Malaysian government’s “humanitarian sense” in helping to repatriate 3,000 Filipinos stranded in a disputed part of Borneo due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. The Filipino leader’s plea came despite a long-standing dispute between the two countries over the territory of Sabah, a Malaysian state in the island’s north. “That has been a very ticklish issue between our government and we are trying our best to appeal to the humanitarian sense of the Malaysian government to please help our citizens in your country, as we would do … Continue reading Philippine president in ‘humanitarian’ plea to Malaysia over virus-stranded Filipinos

Health Ministry: 51,453 Tests Conducted while 1,092 New Cases Recovered in the Kingdom

Riyadh, September 15, 2020, SPA — The Ministry of Health announced in a statement here today that 672 new confirmed cases of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) have been reported, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, bringing the total number to 326,930 cases, including 17,570 active cases undergoing treatment. Of these, there are 1,286 critical cases, while the health condition of the rest is stable.It added that 33 new deaths have been reported; putting the tally of fatalities, at 4,338.Meanwhile, as many as 1,092 cases have recovered, raising recoveries’ toll to 305,022.On the other hand, 51,453 new laboratory tests were conducted, … Continue reading Health Ministry: 51,453 Tests Conducted while 1,092 New Cases Recovered in the Kingdom

COVID-19: NCDC Confirms 132 New Cases, Total Now 56,388

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 132 new cases of COVID-19 in the country bringing the nation’s confirmed COVID-19 infection cases to 56,388. The NCDC made this known via its verified Twitter handle @NCDCgov on Monday. “On the 14th of September 2020, 132 new confirmed cases and 1 death were recorded in Nigeria. Continue reading COVID-19: NCDC Confirms 132 New Cases, Total Now 56,388

Saudi Arabia records 37 new coronavirus deaths, 607 cases

JEDDAH: The number of deaths in Saudi Arabia resulting from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has risen again, after a week of lower figures. An additional 37 fatalities were reported on Monday, which is in the mid-range for death figures. Last week, the number of deaths each day was in the mid-20s. The total number of deaths in the Kingdom now stands at 4,305. A further 607 confirmed cases were identified, raising the total in the country to 326,258. Makkah had the highest number of new cases at 73, with 65 reported in Jeddah, 46 in Hofuf, 42 in Riyadh, and … Continue reading Saudi Arabia records 37 new coronavirus deaths, 607 cases

Saudi Arabia Reports Lowest Number of New Virus Cases in 4 Months

Saudi Arabia reported on Saturday the lowest number of new coronavirus cases in a single day in four months. The Health Ministry confirmed 643 new infections, taking the tally to 325,050. It registered 903 new recoveries, raising the total to 301,836. It revealed that 92.85 percent of people infected with the virus have recovered from it. Twenty-seven more people have died from the disease. The death toll now stands at 4,240. Continue reading Saudi Arabia Reports Lowest Number of New Virus Cases in 4 Months