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Hospitals treating COVID-19 in Mexican capital quickly filling up

Coronavirus patients were being turned away from hospitals in the Mexican capital on Saturday, as both public and private medical facilities quickly fill up and the number of new infections continues to rise.

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When it comes to Covid-19, Iceland has deployed what medical experts see as the best weapon against the pandemic: testing. Thanks to the work of the government and local bio-tech firm Decode Genetics, the island nation has managed to build out one of the most sophisticated looks at who has the novel coronavirus and how it spreads..... - https://youtu.be/DCvV1u4a2LI
Health authorities in Germany have reported more than 900 new cases of the deadly coronavirus less than a week after lockdown restrictions were relaxed by German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The Koch Institute has reported 933 new COVID-19 infections on Tuesday – an increase from just 357 on Monday - http://shr.gs/WtN3nqg
An Italian start-up has come up with a novel way to maintain social distancing: an electronic bracelet that informs users when they are too close to others.
The device also tells users if they have come into contact with someone who later tests positive—key to tracing cases that have allowed some countries to keep their coronavirus cases under control - https://techxplore.com/news/2020-05-italian-start-up-social-distancing-bracelets.html
Germany’s Merkel: “No country can solve this problem alone.”
Japan plunges into recession as US states start opening up.
Greece reopens Acropolis in Athens and other ancient sites.
European leaders consult on possibility of summer vacations.
The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people.
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Trump said he is taking hydroxychloroquine, an antimalarial drug that he has cited as a possible treatment for the novel coronavirus, after consulting with the White House doctor. Trump said he doesn't have Covid-19 and has been tested regularly. - https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-52717161
Germany has been relaxing restrictions put in place to stem the spread of coronavirus – from opening cafes to allowing sports again. For the first time in around two months, people in Germany are dining in restaurants again and are able to get their hair cut – with special social distancing measures.
That’s because the country has been gradually lifting its lockdown which was put in place in March in order to try and slow the spread of coronavirus and stop the health system from becoming overloaded.
Some people are relieved to see businesses, like shops and gyms begin to open up again. However, others fear a spike in infections and are concerned that people are not really following social distancing rules. - https://www.thelocal.de/20200518/glimpse-of-hope-what-people-in-germany-think-about-the-easing-of-coronavirus-rules-pandemic
Some 108 million people in China's north-east region are being plunged back under lockdown conditions as a new and growing cluster of infections causes a backslide in the nation's return to normal.
In an abrupt reversal of the reopening taking place across the nation, cities in Jilin province have cut off trains and buses, shut schools and quarantined tens of thousands of people. - https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/coronavirus-over-100-million-in-chinas-north-east-thrown-back-under-lockdown
Aerial footage has shown massive queues, thought to be miles long, of people waiting for food parcels in Centurion, South Africa.
Around 10,000 bags of maize meal, vegetables, face masks, soap and sanitisers were given out by charity workers on Thursday, to help those struggling in lockdown. - https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-africa-52701571/coronavirus-south-africans-in-massive-queues-for-food-parcels
South Africa could see up to 50,000 coronavirus deaths and as many as 3 million infections by the end of the year as the southern hemisphere winter leads to a higher rate of infection, scientific models showed on Thursday. - https://reut.rs/2TpzDWU
Since late March, Cape Town, like all of South Africa, has been under lockdown to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Many residents depend on food deliveries to get by. In one part of Cape Town, the groceries come from a former organized crime boss. - https://www.dw.com/en/corona-in-south-africa/av-53545272
The German government wants to lift the worldwide travel warning for tourists for 31 European countries from June 15th, if the coronavirus situation continues to improve within Europe.
In addition to Germany's 26 partner countries in the European Union, these include the UK, and the four states of the border-free Schengen area, which are not members of the EU: Iceland, Norway, Switzerland and Liechtenstein - https://www.thelocal.de/20200526/germany-set-to-lift-travel-warning-for-31-countries
The sale of beer 🍺 in Germany 🇩🇪 fell by 17,3 % in April, compared to the same period last year, the Federal Statistical Office reported today. The closure of clubs, pubs and most bars, cafés and restaurants, as well as the cancellation of large events and popular parties triggered a domino effect that drastically reduced beer consumption, according to the German brewers federation. - https://www.facebook.com/Alemaniaparati/posts/2998811150164622