Daily Archives: June 16, 2020

Asian Markets Rally from Monday’s Doldrums

A day after sinking to some of their worst numbers since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, Asian markets rebounded strongly Tuesday. Tokyo’s Nikkei index earned 1,051 points to finish the trading session 4.8% higher.  The S&P/ASX index in Sydney was close behind, earning 3.9% at its closing bell. Elsewhere in the region, Hong Kong’s

After COVID Uptick, Turkey Requires Masks in Half the Country

ANKARA, TURKEY – Turkey has made the wearing of face masks mandatory in five more provinces, following an uptick in COVID-19 cases. Health Minister Fahrettin Koca tweeted early Tuesday that the wearing of masks is now compulsory in 42 of Turkey’s 81 provinces. In the remaining provinces, residents are required to wear masks on public

Cheap Steroid Can Help Seriously Ill COVID-19 Patients, Study Shows

LONDON – A cheap and widely available steroid drug has shown it can save the lives of the most seriously ill COVID-19 patients, British researchers said Tuesday. Scientists called the use of dexamethasone, normally used to reduce inflammation in patients with arthritis and other diseases, a “major breakthrough” in the treatment of patients infected by

In US, Older People, Minorities, Those with Health Issues Most Likely COVID Victims

WASHINGTON – Older people, minorities and those with pre-existing health conditions have been the most vulnerable to dying from COVID-19 in the United States, a new comprehensive study shows. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Tuesday that the death rate in the United States for those who contracted the coronavirus was highest for those

Brazil Reports Its Record High of New Daily COVID-19 Cases

WASHINGTON – China’s capital imposed new coronavirus restrictions Wednesday to try to control a new outbreak, while Brazil reported a record daily increase in confirmed cases and the number of deaths in the United States surpassed those the country suffered in World War One. Among the steps taken in Beijing were canceling dozens of domestic