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New York's Cuomo sees coronavirus crisis slowing despite record daily death toll

New York state, the U.S. epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic, is seeing some leveling out in the number of hospital patients, Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Tuesday, a hopeful sign even as deaths there and in neighboring New Jersey hit single-day highs.

Source: Reuters: Health News | 8 Apr 2020 | 9:57 am

U.S. appeals court allows abortion curbs in Texas during coronavirus outbreak

A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday ruled that Texas can enforce limits on the ability of women to obtain abortions as part of the state's policy requiring postponement of non-urgent medical procedures during the coronavirus pandemic.

Source: Reuters: Health News | 8 Apr 2020 | 9:57 am

Amazon testing disinfectant fog at New York warehouse after coronavirus protests

Amazon.com Inc is testing the use of disinfectant fog at a warehouse in Staten Island, New York starting on Tuesday, the company told Reuters, following worker protests over the risk of coronavirus infection at the site.

Source: Reuters: Health News | 8 Apr 2020 | 9:56 am

CDC removes unusual guidance to doctors about drug favored by Trump

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has removed from its website highly unusual guidance informing doctors on how to prescribe hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine, drugs recommended by President Donald Trump to treat the coronavirus.

Source: Reuters: Health News | 8 Apr 2020 | 9:46 am

Canada to press U.S. further on medical supplies, Trudeau says

Canada will keep up efforts to persuade the United States not to block the export of medical supplies to fight the coronavirus, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Tuesday, while the energy-producing province of Alberta warned of an economic disaster.

Source: Reuters: Health News | 8 Apr 2020 | 9:42 am



First patients arrive at London's new coronavirus hospital

The first patients have been admitted to the new Nightingale Hospital in London, which has been set up in just nine days at the Excel Exhibition Centre to handle the coronavirus crisis.

Source: Reuters: Health News | 8 Apr 2020 | 9:37 am

North Korea testing, quarantining for COVID-19, still says no cases: WHO representative

North Korea, one of only a handful of countries not to have reported confirmed cases of COVID-19, has said that it continues testing and has more than 500 people in quarantine, the World Health Organization (WHO) told Reuters on Tuesday.

Source: Reuters: Health News | 8 Apr 2020 | 9:33 am

U.S. regulators delay decision on Roche SMA drug risdiplam to Aug. 24

U.S. regulators delayed a decision on Roche's spinal muscular atrophy drug risdiplam, the Swiss drugmaker said on Tuesday, after the company submitted more data in February on the medicine against the genetic muscle-wasting disease.

Source: Reuters: Health News | 8 Apr 2020 | 9:22 am

Spain's coronavirus death rate quickens again

Spain's daily toll of coronavirus deaths rose on Tuesday for the first time in five days, with 743 people succumbing overnight compared with 637 in the previous 24 hours, but there was still hope the national lockdown might be eased soon.

Source: Reuters: Health News | 8 Apr 2020 | 9:05 am

Walgreens to expand drive-through coronavirus testing sites

Walgreens Boots Alliance is launching 15 "drive-thru" testing sites for coronavirus infections, the company said on Tuesday, as it follows up on a pledge it made to work with the Trump Administration on expanding diagnostic centers.

Source: Reuters: Health News | 8 Apr 2020 | 9:05 am

Brazil says China will help ensure medical supplies for coronavirus

Brazil's Health Minister Luiz Henrique Mandetta said he spoke to China's ambassador to Brazil on Tuesday and the embassy will help ensure fulfillment of Chinese medical supplies to fight coronavirus.

Source: Reuters: Health News | 8 Apr 2020 | 9:04 am

Factbox: Latest on the spread of the coronavirus around the world

The number of confirmed infections of the novel coronavirus exceeded 1.34 million globally and the death toll crossed 76,000, according to a Reuters tally as of 1400 GMT.

Source: Reuters: Health News | 8 Apr 2020 | 8:51 am

Priest takes 'drive-in' confessions as coronavirus spreads in Poland

A priest in Poland has started taking confession from the faithful in the parking lot of his church in the Polish capital Warsaw, as the coronavirus pandemic disrupts one of the most hallowed rituals for Roman Catholics in the run up to Easter.

Source: Reuters: Health News | 8 Apr 2020 | 8:47 am

U.S. DEA relaxes production limits on controlled drugs for COVID-19 patients

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration said on Tuesday it was increasing production limits by 15% for certain controlled substance medicines that were in high demand due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Source: Reuters: Health News | 8 Apr 2020 | 8:46 am

Coronavirus patients, families exchange virtual kisses in Italy hospital

It is just a kiss blown over a video call on a computer tablet to a loved one miles away.

Source: Reuters: Health News | 8 Apr 2020 | 8:41 am

Messages from above: Colombia's army takes to the skies to enforce quarantine

From helicopters blasting messages over densely crowded areas to issuing fines, Colombia's military is deploying all kinds of methods to ensure compliance with a national quarantine to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

Source: Reuters: Health News | 8 Apr 2020 | 8:27 am

France is fourth country to pass 10,000 coronavirus deaths

France has officially registered more than 10,000 deaths from coronavirus infections, making it the fourth country to cross that threshold after Italy, Spain and the United States.

Source: Reuters: Health News | 8 Apr 2020 | 8:24 am

Special Report: Doctors embrace drug touted by Trump for COVID-19, without hard evidence it works

The decades-old drug that President Donald Trump has persistently promoted as a potential weapon against COVID-19 has within a matter of weeks become a standard of care in areas of the United States hit hard by the pandemic — though doctors prescribing it have no idea whether it works.

Source: Reuters: Health News | 8 Apr 2020 | 8:16 am



Venezuelan migrants quarantined in crowded shelters as they return home

SAN CRISTOBAL, Venezuela - Thousands of Venezuelan migrants who have returned to their country this month amid the coronavirus epidemic have been ordered into quarantine in makeshift shelters along the border, according to officials and rights activists.

Source: Reuters: Health News | 8 Apr 2020 | 8:05 am

Trump slams U.S. watchdog's report on shortages at coronavirus-hit hospitals

President Donald Trump on Tuesday accused the U.S. Health Department's inspector general of having produced a "fake dossier" on American hospitals suffering shortages on the frontlines of the coronavirus outbreak.

Source: Reuters: Health News | 8 Apr 2020 | 7:51 am













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