Coronavirus live news: Czech health minister quits as cases rise; Germany to set up ‘fever walk-in clinics’ | World news

We now have more details on the resignation of the Czech Republic’s health minister, courtesy of Robert Tait, who writes for the Guardian from Prague. Adam Vojtěch quit after an alarming rise in the number of coronavirus cases in the country, which had previously been hailed for its successful handling of the pandemic. Vojtěch, 33, a member of prime minister Andrej Babiš’ ANO party,...

Dan Howell to open up on mental health in new book This Night

To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video YouTube star Daniel Howell is set to get real about mental health for his upcoming book, This Night. The internet star, who’s best known for being one half of Dan and Phil along with his best friend Phil Lester, has returned to social media with a bang as he announces the new...

Duke of Cambridge warns nation faces mental health ‘repercussions’ from Covid-19

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday - Friday plus breaking news updates The Duke of Cambridge has warned that society faces mental health "repercussions" from Covid-19, as the FA Cup Final was renamed after his Heads Up campaign to support football fans. William said he believes the epidemic, which has resulted in tens of thousands of deaths and left many people isolated by the...

Coronavirus live news: Democrats pass House bill calling for $3tn stimulus, Brazil health minister quits | World news

Afghanistan’s health ministry warned of a surge in deaths as confirmed cases of Covid-19 reached 6,402 amid war raging on across the country.Wahid Majroh, the country’s deputy health minister, said 1,113 suspected patients were tested over 24 hours, of whom 349 came back positive. Fifteen Covid-19 deaths were recorded overnight, pushing the toll to 168. There have been 788 recoveries.“If...

Fauci, other health officials to testify before Senate panel via videoconference amid coronavirus concerns

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here.Dr. Anthony Fauci and other public health officials will testify this week before a key Senate committee via videoconference due to the threats posed by the novel coronavirus, Sen. Lamar Alexander announced Sunday.Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases , and...

900,000 Public Health Workers Going Door To Door Without Masks Or Hand Sanitizer

Dibyangshu Sarkar / Getty Images Local residents make homemade facemasks in Kolkata, March 20. The journalists at BuzzFeed News are proud to bring you trustworthy and relevant reporting about the coronavirus. To help keep this news free, become a member and sign up for our newsletter, Outbreak Today. NEW DELHI — Every morning for the past week N.K., a 35-year-old community health activist, has...

State health department to probe conditions at ‘war zone’ Mount Sinai: Cuomo

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday ordered the state health department to probe claims of “horrific” overcrowding and understaffing at Mount Sinai Hospital detailed in a front-page Post story. “The reports of mistreatment of patients is horrific and unacceptable,” said a Cuomo spokeswoman. “Governor Cuomo has directed the New York State Department of Health to review the complaints made...

U.S. health spending recovers after two slow years: CMS

FILE PHOTO: A nurse walks along the hallways of a health center in Lepanto, Arkansas, U.S., May 2, 2018. REUTERS/Karen Pulfer Focht (This Dec. 5 story corrects first paragraph to say growth was slower not declined in previous years, removes reference to projected spending in eighth paragraph) (Reuters) - U.S. healthcare spending grew faster in 2018 after two slower growth years, a government...