S.Africa’s COVID-19 death toll much higher than official tally

S.Africa’s COVID-19 death toll much higher than official tally
A man walks past newspaper billboards during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Johannesburg, South Africa, February 8, 2021. REUTERS/Sumaya Hisham/File PhotoA South African report into excess deaths over the past year suggests more than 133,000 people in the country have died from COVID-19, far more than the official tally of nearly 55,000.The South African… Read More

Turkey COVID cases below 20,000 for first time since mid-March

Turkey COVID cases below 20,000 for first time since mid-March
Police officers stop vehicles to check documents during a nationwide "full closure" imposed to slow the rate of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) contagion in Istanbul, Turkey April 30, 2021. REUTERS/Murad SezerANKARA (Reuters) -Turkey’s daily COVID-19 cases fell below 20,000 for the first time since March 17 on Saturday, with 18,052 infections over the last 24… Read More

Brazil COVID-19 inquiry told of Bolsonaro’s blind faith in chloroquine

Brazil COVID-19 inquiry told of Bolsonaro’s blind faith in chloroquine
BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil’s former health minister told a parliamentary inquiry on Tuesday that President Jair Bolsonaro’s right-wing government knew full well that the treatment they were advocating for COVID-19 patients had no scientific basis.FILE PHOTO: Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro attends a promotion ceremony for generals of the armed forces, at the Planalto Palace in… Read More

New wave of COVID-19 infection threatens Costa Rica tourist revival

New wave of COVID-19 infection threatens Costa Rica tourist revival
Tourists sunbathe near a pool in a hotel, as Costa Rica tourism industry braces for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Heredia, Costa Rica March 18, 2020. REUTERS/Juan Carlos Ulate/File PhotoCosta Rica's internationally renowned green escapes are likely to suffer through a second year of costly tourist hesitancy as the spread of the pandemic intensifies in… Read More

New COVID-19 cases in France increase more slowly

New COVID-19 cases in France increase more slowly
A medical staff member works in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) where patients suffering from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) are treated at ELSAN's private hospital Clinique Oceane in Vannes, France, April 7, 2021. REUTERS/Stephane MaheFrance on Wednesday reported 34,968 new coronavirus cases, up 4.36% compared to last Wednesday, in the lowest week-on-week increase since mid-March… Read More