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Italy Asks Israeli Health Ministry To Allow Use Of Clip About ‘Chain Of Infection’

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Italian officials asked Israeli health ministry officials to allow the mass usage of a clip regarding the 'chain of infection' which explains how COVID-19 can...

Medtronic Shares Design Specifications Of Patented Ventilator To Combat Coronavirus Shortages

FRIDLEY,MINN.(VINnews) — Medtronics, a Minnesota-based medical equipment company, has decided to publicly share the design specifications of its patent-protected Puritan Bennett 56...

Photos: France’s Front-line Volunteers Brave Virus Risks

PARIS (AP) — They don't have to put themselves in harm's way, but the volunteers of France's well-known Civil Protection service have chosen the front line in the fight against the...

Bnei Brak Residents Report Public Health Infringements; Police Seal Mikvas, Shuls

BNEI BRAK (VINnews) — In the wake of the ruling by Rav Chaim Kanievski that people who violate health ministry regulations are considered to be a rodef (endangering other's lives) ...

Blissful Ignorance? Submariners Likely Unaware Of Pandemic

LE PECQ, France (AP) — Of a world in coronavirus turmoil, they may know little or nothing. Submariners stealthily cruising the ocean deeps, purposefully shielded from worldly wo...

Watch: Police Helicopter Locates Minyan Without Social Distancing At Satmar Shul, Meah Shearim

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Despite the fact that most of the Chareidi public have internalized the inherent dangers in gathering even outdoors for minyan and maintain strict social dist...

108-Year-Old Survivor Of Spanish Flu Dies Of Coronavirus, 102-Year-Old Recovers

SALFORD, ENGLAND (VINnews) — A 108-year-old British woman who survived the 1918-1919 Spanish Flu succumbed to the coronavirus, according to a report by the Guardian newspaper. H...

City At Center Of China’s Virus Outbreak Gradually Revives

WUHAN, China (AP) — Shopkeepers in the city at the center of China's virus outbreak were reopening Monday but customers were scarce after authorities lifted more of the anti-virus ...

Trump Says US Won’t Pay For Meghan And Harry’s Security

LONDON (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump has offered his opinion on the future of Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, insisting the United States government won’t pay for the couple...

Brazil’s Bolsonaro Gathers Crowds In Brasilia

RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro continues to defy calls from health officials looking to prevent gatherings that might spread the new coronavirus, posting video...

Italy’s Virus Cases Showing Signs Of Narrowing

SOAVE, Italy — The number of coronavirus cases in Italy showed signs of narrowing again, with officials expressing cautious optimism that the most severe shutdown in the industrial...

Cremation Of First Jewish Victim Of Coronavirus In Argentina Stirs Controversy

BUENOS AIRES (JTA) — Despite protests from a Jewish community in northeastern Argentina, the first Jewish victim of the coronavirus in Argentina was cremated by local authorities, ...

UN Chief Says Misinformation About Covid-19 Is New Enemy

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Friday the world is not only fighting the “common enemy” of the coronavirus “but our enemy is also the growing su...

The Game That Became A ‘Biological Bomb’ Spreading COVID-19 Through Italy And Spain

NEW YORK (VINnews) — On the 19th of February, just days before the first case of COVID-19 was diagnosed in Italy, a soccer game took place in Milan between local Italian team Atala...

Brazil’s Bolsonaro Makes Life-or-death Coronavirus Gamble

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Even as coronavirus cases mount in Latin America’s largest nation, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has staked out the most deliberately dismissive position...

Canadian PM’s Wife Has Recovered From Coronavirus Illness

TORONTO (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's wife said Saturday that she has recovered from being ill from COVID-19 disease caused by the new coronavirus. “I am feeli...

AP Sources: Alleged Maduro Co-conspirator Is In DEA Custody

MIAMI (AP) — A retired Venezuelan army general indicted alongside Nicolás Maduro has surrendered in Colombia and is being taken by Drug Enforcement Administration agents to New Yor...

The Latest On The Coronavirus Pandemic

NEW YORK (AP) - The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with exis...

British PM Boris Johnson Tests Positive For COVID-19

LONDON (AP) —British Prime Minister Boris Johnson tested positive for the coronavirus, his office said Friday, while the number of infections in the United States surged to the mos...

More Than 500 People Quarantined By Israeli Shin Bet Technology Test Positive For COVID-19

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — More than 500 of the latest cases diagnosed with coronavirus in Israel were people who were quarantined by the Israeli Shin Bet which used its surveillance te...