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WHO acknowledges ‘evidence emerging’ of airborne spread of COVID-19

A logo is pictured on the headquarters of the World Health Orgnaization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland, June 25, 2020. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

Geneva, July 8 (Reuters) - The World Health Organization on Tuesday acknowledged “evidence emerging” of the airborne spread of the novel coronavirus, after a group of scientists urged the global body to update its guidance on how the respiratory disease passes between people. “We have been talking about the possibility of airborne transmission and aerosol transmission as one of the ...

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NBA to stop season if virus spreads

FILE PHOTO: The NBA logo is displayed as people pass by the NBA Store in New York City, U.S., October 7, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

July 1 (Reuters) - Spread of the coronavirus would prompt the NBA to stop the 2019-20 season, commissioner Adam Silver said Tuesday. Speaking on the TIME 100 Talks, Silver said the league is “reasonably confident” about its plan to restart the season in Orlando on the Disney World campus in July. But if the virus spreads among players and personnel ...

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Coronavirus spread accelerates again in Germany

FILE PHOTO: People enjoy sun on boats, on the Landwehrkanal, amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Berlin, Germany, May 9, 2020. REUTERS / Christian Mang/File Photo

Berlin, May 10 (Reuters) - New coronavirus infections are accelerating again in Germany just days after its leaders loosened social restrictions, raising concerns that the pandemic could once again slip out of control. The Robert Koch Institute for disease control said in a daily bulletin the number of people each sick person now infects - known as the reproduction rate, ...

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How South Korea used tech to track down coronavirus and curb spread

Worshippers attend a prayer ceremony entitled "Overcoming and healing the Covid-19 coronavirus", while marking Buddha's birthday at the Jogye Buddhist Temple in Seoul on April 30, 2020.PHOTO: AFP

May 1 (TheStraitsTimes) - Ten minutes. That is all it takes for South Korea to track the travel history of a coronavirus patient, using a new system that analyses the person's credit card transactions and mobile phone location records. A manual epidemiological survey would have taken 24 hours to complete. The Covid-19 Smart Management System (SMS), however, can instantly map ...

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