There are now more than 700 confirmed cases of coronavirus across the African continent, with a number of countries imposing a range of prevention and containment measures against the spread of the pandemic. List: North Africa Algeria – 139Egypt – 294Morocco – 96Tunisia – 60 Virus-free = Western Sahara, Libya West Africa Benin – 2Burkina... Continue Reading →
The Tokyo Olympics due to start in July looked increasingly likely to be postponed, with Canada pulling out and Australia saying it was preparing for a one-year delay.
It comes a day after the country reported the first death of a doctor treating Covid-19 patients. One of the doctors, a 66-year-old gynaecologist in Mulhouse near the border with Switzerland and Germany, was infected by a patient during a consultation, according to his clinic. The other was a 60-year-old general practitioner at a hospital... Continue Reading →
Actor Idris Elba said he has tested positive for Covid-19. Elba, 47, said he received his test results Monday morning. He encouraged people watching to practice social distancing and be diligent about hand washing, emphasizing the point that there are asymptomatic people are out there, like himself. "Stay home people and be pragmatic," he wrote.... Continue Reading →
It’s a grave rush. It's a little dark, but some people are planning for eternity in the wake of the coronavirus. Hollywood Forever Cemetery has been barraged by death-obsessed customers apparently panicked by theCOVID-19 pandemic. “Never seen anything like this before. It’s crazy,” co-founder Yogu Kanthiah told us. Kanthiah says customers are dropping wads to buy pre-death... Continue Reading →
Warren Buffett is getting with the times at the ripe age of 89 -- FINALLY buying himself a nifty smartphone ... but still using it like the flip phone he's left behind. The billionaire Berkshire Hathaway CEO was chatting with CNBC Monday, talking about Apple and how great of a company it's turned out to be... Continue Reading →
The World Health Organization on Monday proposed an official name for the illness caused by new coronavirus: COVID-19. The acronym stands for coronavirus disease 2019, as the illness was first detected toward the end of last year. The director general of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, noted that the new name makes no... Continue Reading →
I In 2015, Philip Siefer and Waldemar Zeiler were in the middle of crowdfunding their new business venture. “We kept hearing the same question from people who were donating money,” says Siefer. “Are the condoms vegan? We didn’t even realise ourselves that condoms usually contain an animal protein to make the latex softer.” The Berlin-based... Continue Reading →