Explainer: What's behind Haiti's deadly protests, and possible outcomes
Friday, 11 October 2019 Haiti, the poorest country in the Americas, has been rocked by violent protests in the last month that have led schools, public offices and businesses to close and forced non-governmental organizations to suspend aid distribution.
Tropical Storm Isaias formed Wednesday over the Caribbean Sea. According to the National Hurricane Center, Isaias is forecast to make landfall over the Dominican Republic before noon Thursday. According to CNN, the treacherous storm will then make its way towards Florida. Tropical storm warnings are issued for Puerto Rico, the US and British Virgin Islands. The entire coastal region of the Dominican Republic and the north coast of Haiti is also under advisory.
As the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic sank its teeth into the US, researchers say America as a whole became deeply unnerved. According to CNN, a new study shows Google searches for anxiety symptoms spiked from mid-March to mid-May. In fact, researchers at the University of California San Diego say they were the highest they've been in the history of the ubiquitous search engine. Anxiety and panic attack searches corresponded to major news events, including March 16th and March 29th, 2020.
An attempt by police in Lima, Peru, to protect public health has ended in disastrous, deadly irony. According to CNN, police raided a crowded nightclub in an effort to enforce coronavirus preventive health regulations. However, clubgoers panicked and attempted to flee. At least 13 people were killed and three others injured in the ensuing stampede. 23 were arrested. Peru was one of the first nations in the Americas to take strict preventative coronavirus measures.
From India announcing new rules under Unlock 3 to Britain signing a deal for doses of potential Covid-19 vaccine, here are the top updates on coronavirus. Ministry of Home Affairs on Wednesday announced new rules under its “Unlock 3”. Night curfew has been curbed, yoga institutes and gymnasiums will be allowed to open from August 5. Unlock 3 to be implemented from August 1 till August 31. Educational institutions, cinema halls, swimming pools, theatres, bars to remain close till August 31. Independence Day functions to be allowed with social distancing. India crossed 15 lakh cases on Wednesday with nearly 49,000 cases. Meanwhile, US President Donald Trump say America may provide coronavirus vaccine to other countries after it is approved. Trump said US has ramped up the production of vaccine and will rapidly produce 100 million doses after it is approved. The British government has signed a deal for 60 million doses of potential Covid-19 vaccine. The deal was signed with GlaxoSmithKline and Sanofi Pasteur. Britain’s GSK and France’s Sanofi have the largest manufacturing capability in the world. Watch the full video for more details on the pandemic.
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