The matriarch of the large New Jersey family died Wednesday night without ever knowing that her two oldest children had died before her. Grace Fusco — mother of 11, grandmother of 27 — would sit in the same pew at church each Sunday, surrounded by nearly a dozen members of her sprawling Italian-American family. Sunday dinners drew an even larger crowd to her home in central New Jersey. Now, her close-knit clan is united anew by unspeakable grief: Mrs. Fusco, 73, died on Wednesday night after contracting the coronavirus — hours after her son died from the virus and five days after her daughter’s death, a relative said. Four other children who contracted coronavirus remain hospitalized, three of them in critical condition, the
The Turkish Interior Ministry on Friday said authorities have detained a total of 64 people for disseminating false information about COVID-19 epidemic via social media. The authorities identified 242 people who posted false and provocative information about coronavirus in social media. READ> Coronavirus: Lagos govt. suspends religious gatherings across the state for 4 weeks “Of these, 64 people were detained. Work is underway to detain other persons who engaged in such activities.’’ the ministry wrote on Twitter. Earlier, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said that the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Turkey increased by 88 per cent to 359 within the past 24 hours. Meanwhile, four people died of the disease. (Sputnik) Click here for more stories...
Hard-hit Italy reported an additional 475 deaths from the virus on Wednesday, and France imposed a draconian lockdown unseen during peacetime. In the United States, the virus has now spread to all 50 states. The coronavirus has now infected more than 200,000 people and killed more than 8,000 globally, with over 83,000 people having recovered from the infection, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. READ > Nigeria issues travel ban on US, UK, 11 other countries over coronavirus The World Health Organization (WHO) is calling for more "aggressive" action to curb coronavirus in Southeast Asia after the European Union, now at the epicentre of the pandemic, moved to seal off its borders. Click here for more stories...
The coronavirus pandemic could cost up to 24.7 million jobs around the world if governments fail to come up with a coordinated policy response to the economic fallout of the health crisis, an official said. The International Labour Organisation (ILO) said this on Wednesday in Geneva. If countries implement large-scale measures to protect jobs, stimulate the economy and boost employment, unemployment will only grow by 5.3 million, up from last year’s global total of 188 million, the UN body said. “In 2008, the world presented a united front to address the consequences of the global financial crisis, and the worst was averted,” ILO Director General Guy Ryder said in a statement. “We need that kind of leadership and resolve now,” he added. READ > Coronavirus: Arik Air suspends
Arik Air on Wednesday announced temporary suspension of its flights to all West Coast destinations from March 23. Arik Chief Executive Officer, Capt. Roy Ilegbodu, said this in a statement in Lagos. Ilegbodu said the management of the airline took the decision after a careful analysis of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) which has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation (WHO). READ > Cheating husband contracts coronavirus on secret break to Italy with mistress “The safety and well-being of our personnel and valued customers are paramount at this critical time. “We do not want to take chances and this is why we have taken this decision,” he said. Ilegbodu apologised to customers whose travel plans may have been affected by the suspension of flights and promised
A cheating husband who caught coronavirus on a secret break to Italy with his mistress is now in isolation in the UK with his wife who has no idea how he caught it. The woman has no idea how her partner caught Covid-19 but the man confessed to medical coordinators in the north of England. The cheating husband told them that he contracted the virus while he was on a secret holiday in the hotspot. The ‘well-heeled’ male who The Sun reports works in a ‘high-flying job’ refused to name the mystery female he’s been seeing. A source told the paper: ‘His case would be funny if it wasn’t quite so serious. The man confessed what he’d been up to in Italy, and that
Idris Elba has tested positive for Coronavirus. The actor took to social media on Monday to share the health news with his fans. Along with a video message, Elba wrote, "This morning I tested positive for COVID-19. I feel ok, I have no symptoms so far but have been isolated since I found out about my possible exposure to the virus. Stay home people and be pragmatic. I will keep you updated on how I'm doing No panic." "Hey, what's up guys? So this morning I got some test results back for Coronavirus and it came back positive," Elba said in his video message. "Yep. And it sucks. Listen, I'm doing OK. Sabrina hasn't been tested and she's doing okay. I didn't
U.S. President, Donald Trump, has tested negative for coronavirus (COVID-19), according to his physician, Sean Conley. “Last night after an in-depth discussion with the President regarding COVID-19 testing, he elected to proceed. “This evening I received confirmation that the test is negative,” Conley said in a statement. “One week after having dinner with the Brazilian delegation in Mar-a-Lago, the president remains symptom-free. “I have been in daily contact with the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) and White House Coronavirus Task Force. “We are encouraging the implementation of all their best practices for exposure reduction and transmission mitigation,” he added. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the announcement came hours after Trump said at a news conference that he had taken the test. READ
A top Brazilian political aide tested positive for coronavirus days after he met with Donald Trump, according to Brazilian news outlets. Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s press secretary, Fabio Wajngarten, accompanied his boss at a dinner with Trump at Mar-A-Lago on Saturday. On Wednesday, Brazilian newspaper Folha de São Paulo reported that Wajngarten was diagnosed with coronavirus after he was tested, which was later confirmed by the Bolsonaro’s office, Planalto Palace. Wajngarten was seen in a photo taken with Trump and Vice President Mike Pence, who Trump tapped to lead his coronavirus response force. The Brazilian press secretary later attended a birthday party for Kimberly Guilfoyle, the former Fox News host who is now the chair of Trump’s campaign’s finance committee. Trump and some
Former Mayor of New York, Michael Bloomberg, has dropped out of the race for the Democratic Party presidential ticket. Bloomberg, who announced his withdrawal in a statement on Wednesday, endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden, boosting his front-runner status. With this development, the number of aspirants for the main opposition flag for the November presidential elections has reduced to four. But the contest is now turning out to be a two-horse race between Biden and Bernie Sanders, the Vermont senator and leftist. Bloomberg’s announcement came after a poor performance in the party’s primaries in 14 states on Tuesday, otherwise known as Super Tuesday. Reports say the billionaire businessman has spent more than $500 million (about N170 billion) of his personal money on his failed campaign. “Three