As coronavirus surge looms, field hospitals emerge in US

WASHINGTON: Convention centers, sports arenas, and parking lots from Los Angeles to Miami are being urgently converted...

Italy doctors warn of ‘bio bombs’ from patients sent to care homes

ROME: Employees of a private company spray disinfectant in a building on Tuesday during the country's lockdown aimed at stopping the...

‘When I wake I cry’: Hell of nurses on France’s COVID-19 front line

PARIS: A nurse washes her hands at a COVID-19 screening station outside the district hall of the 17th arrondissement in Paris...

India women seaweed divers swim against the tide of climate change

RAMANATHAPURAM: In a blue plastic barrel, Meenakshi Mookupori packed her belongings for a five-day stay on an...

French chefs cook up antidote to coronavirus confinement

PARIS: French chef Eric Duquenne, former team leader in the kitchens of the Elysee Palace, packs dishes he cooked in his...

Shortages hamper virus testing goals

Existing tests, called RT-PCR, are designed to detect the virus in respiratory specimens from nasal or oral swabs, based on genetic...

Smelling a rat: How rodents sniff out fake beggars

ALLAHABAD, INDIA: In this file photo taken on July 28, 2015 rats eat grains of puffed rice in Allahabad, India. -...

Thailand monks make virus masks from recycled plastic

SAMUT PRAKAN: Buddhist monk Chamnanwej Sutthiyano inscribes spiritual incantations on masks made from recycled plastic bottles, amid concerns over the spread...

Water crisis deepens in Jordan amid lockdown

A water tanker primes the water for Syrian refugees in front of their homes in the Al-Zaatri refugee camp in the...

Sewing face masks goes viral in Europe

JAKARTA: A woman wearing a face mask, amid concerns of the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, speaks on her phone in Jakarta yesterday....

WHO chief calls COVID-19 ‘enemy against humanity’

GENEVA: The head of the World Health Organization on Wednesday called the new coronavirus an "enemy against...

Virus concerns rise for Florida’s ‘snowbirds’

Denise Bedard (left), 70 years-old, and Dian Lemay (right), 69 , Canadian "snowbirds" who live in Florida four months a year...

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