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ilo 052820 The job opportunities of younger workers will be disproportionately affected for decades due to COVID-19, the International Labor Organisation (ILO) says in its latest report on the impacts of the pandemic on global employment. More than one in six young people have stopped working since the start of the health crisis, while those who remain employed have seen their working hours cut by 23 per ce

uscoronavirus may28 The number of coronavirus deaths in the United States has topped the 100,000 mark nearly hundred days after the first COVID-19 infection in the country was reported in Washington. The death toll is around as many Americans who died from Covid-19 as from the accumulated number of US troops killed in Korea, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan wars over decades. In a reverse trend, new coronavir

paho 052720 The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has announced that with more than 2.4 million cases and over 143,000 deaths, the Americas became the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic. The region now has more daily reported cases of Covid-19 than Europe and the United States, the Director of PAHO said during a media briefing Tuesday. In South America, "we are particularly concerned that the number o

trump twitter 052720 President Donald Trump threatened to close down social media platforms after Twitter alerted users to "fact-check" his tweets. "There is NO WAY (ZERO!) that Mail-In Ballots will be anything less than substantially fraudulent," Trump tweeted on Tuesday. Disputing the accuracy of the tweet, Twitter put a "fact-check" warning label on it, and posted a link which read "Get the facts about mail-in ba

uscoronavirus may27 The coronavirus infection rate has fallen further in the United States, which is inching towards the 10,000,0 mark in total cases. With 16,700 new cases reporting in the last 24 hours, the total number of infections in the country rose to 1,681,418 as of John Hopkins University' 6:00 a.m. ET update Tuesday. The United States posted a toll of less than 700 new coronavirus deaths for the fourth c

covidvaccination may26 Millions of children are at risk of contracting diseases like diphtheria, measles and polio as life-saving immunization services around the world are disrupted due to COVID 19. This stark warning comes from the World Health Organization, UNICEF and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance. A Global Vaccine Summit is set to take place on June 4 in London, at which world leaders will come together to help maint

trump may26 President Donald Trump said he is no longer taking anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine as a possible Covid-19 treatment. Trump repeatedly touted hydroxychloroquine as effective in the treatment of the deadly disease. In an interview broadcast on Sunday, the President said he completed taking a two-week course of the medicine. Defending his decision to take the drug, Trump told Sinclair Broad

uscoronavirus may26 The coronavirus infection rate in the United States reached its lowest level in a week, and the numbers are going back to the below 20000 daily mark. With 18,586 new cases reporting in the last 24 hours, the total number of infections in the country rose to 1,662,768 as of John Hopkins University' 6:00 a.m. ET update Tuesday. The death rate also is comparatively low in the U.S. With 504 deaths

drug vessel 052220 In a rare operation in the high sees, a guided missile destroyer of the U.S. Navy intercepted a drug vessel in the eastern Pacific Ocean, and seized an estimated 3,000 pounds of cocaine, worth more than $28 million in international market. The USS Pinckney, with an embarked Coast Guard law enforcement team on board, conducted the successful operation on May 14. A patrol aircraft assigned to the

dojcoronavirus may22 An employee in Atlanta has been charged with fraud after falsely telling his Fortune 500 employer that he had tested positive for coronavirus, causing a loss of more than $100,000 to the company. According to the charges, Santwon Antonio Davis submitted to his employer a fake medical excuse letter to prove he was infected with the deadly disease. In concern for its employees and customers, the c

uscoronavirus may22 Coronavirus infection rate rose for the third consecutive day in the United States. With more than 25000 new cases reporting in the last 24 hours, the total number of infections in the country rose to 1,577,758 as of John Hopkins University' 6:00 a.m. ET update Friday. With an additional 1286 deaths, the total death toll in the U.S. reached 94729. In New York, more than 356,000 cases have been

covid may21 After the World Health Organization reported the most number of new coronavirus cases recorded in a 24-hour period during the pandemic, global cases crossed the 5 million mark on Thursday. As more European countries and the United States started easing lockdowns, a total of 5,011,467 million cases of Covid-19 have been reported worldwide.

michigandam may21 Thousands were evacuated as two dams in Michigan breached in devastating flooding caused by heavy rains. Midland County police said the Tittabawassee River has crested at 35.05 feet, breaching the Edenville and Sanford dams. This is 3' higher than the 500 year flood recorded in 1986. The National Weather Service called it a "life-threatening situation." Dow Chemical said its headquarters and

uscoronavirus may21 Coronavirus infection rate again crossed the 20000 mark in the United States. With 22,368 new cases reporting in the last 24 hours, the total number of infections in the country rose to 1,551,853, as of John Hopkins University' 6:00 a.m. ET update. With an additional 1528 deaths, the total death toll in the U.S. reached 93,439. In New York, the epicenter of the country's outbreak, more than 354

theworld bank 052020 COVID-19, which forced shutdown of advanced economies across the world, could push as many as 60 million people into extreme poverty, erasing much of the recent progress made in poverty alleviation, according to the World Bank. This was unveiled by World Bank Group President David Malpass Wednesday while announcing the details of its emergency operations to fight coronavirus pandemic in 100 devel

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