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Medical staff who had abandoned hungry and desperately ill patients. An owner with a long criminal history. Thirty-one dead in less than one month — five from confirmed cases of coronavirus.

Across the country, nursing homes from British Columbia to Alberta to Ontario have been devastated by the lethal spread of the virus. This week, Canada’s chief public health officer, Dr. Theresa Tam, attributed about half of Canada’s deaths from coronavirus — at latest count, 1,193 — to long-term...

At least 6,900 people living in nursing homes in the U.S. have died of the coronavirus, according to The New York Times. 

Data analyzed by USA Today earlier this week showed state agencies have reported more than 3,000 people have died in nursing homes across 37 states. 

Data from the Times shows much more than that, revealing that about a fifth of deaths from the virus in the United States have been tied to nursing homes or other long-term care facilities.

“They’re...

Care home inspectors only started asking if residents were dying from Covid-19 last Thursday, two and half weeks after the UK went into lockdown and a month after the World Health Organization declared a global pandemic, the Guardian can reveal.

Until 6 April, the Care Quality Commission did not ask for information on coronavirus deaths and only started doing so when it realised the information coming back was out of line with reports of a rising death toll.

Labour said the...

The Israeli police have shut down a clinic where Palestinians were being tested for COVID-19 in the occupied east Jerusalem region.

According to local sources speaking to Anadolu Agency (AA), the clinic in the Silvan street was closed Tuesday evening after Israeli police raided it and arrested four Palestinian activists.

While no explanation came from the Israeli police, Haaretz daily newspaper wrote that the clinic was closed on the grounds that the COVID-19 test kits were...

The total number of deaths from coronavirus is 15% higher than previously reported, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

The daily figures released by the government are collated by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and only includes deaths in hospitals.

The ONS figures include all deaths registered in England and Wales up to the week ending April 3.

When the NHS figure of coronavirus deaths was at 4,093 (up to April 3), the...

New York City’s official coronavirus death toll has soared past 10,000, after thousands of deaths that previously went uncounted were added to the city’s statistics.

In a new count released Tuesday, 3,778 more deaths were added to the rolls — driving up the previously recorded total of 6,589 by more than half. Now, the city records 10,367 deaths related to the virus.

Previously, the city had not counted people who died at home without getting tested for the coronavirus, or who...

Frail coronavirus patients may be denied critical care under an NHS scale system designed to free up ICU beds.  

The controversial 'Clinical Frailty Scale' (CFS) ranks patients' vulnerability from one to nine in order to prioritise those most likely to recover from the killer virus.

Those with a combined score of more than five are said to have uncertainty around the benefits of critical care, according to the system, which has been implemented while NHS hospitals desperately...

French lawmaker Eric Ciotti expressed his anger by stating that the Covid-19 patients who were staying in health-supported elderly care homes EHPADs were “left to die”.

“Most of the Covid-19 patients in the elderly nursing homes were not admitted to hospitals, these people who needed treatment were left to die,” Ciotti, a member of the opposition party “Les Republicains”, said in an interview with French Radio J.

Emphasizing that it is the biggest scandal of the health crisis,...

A hunger crisis is rapidly developing among British people in lockdown, as millions report having to go without meals, food charities and local government have warned.

Just three weeks into the lockdown, the Food Foundation said that 1.5 million Britons reported not eating for a whole day because they had no money or access to food. Some 3 million people in total were in households where someone had been forced to skip some meals. More than 1 million people reported losing all their...

In Italy, the country most affected by the corona virus epidemic, patients were hospitalized and kept on the streets, while funerals were stacked in the hospital corridors.

The terrible images from Italy, where the number of people killed by the corona virus reached 15,362 and the number of cases reached 124,632, once again revealed the reality of the disease.

Due to the collapse of the health system in Italy, hospitals are on the streets, patients are kept on stretchers and...

Hundreds of people are dying in care homes from confirmed or suspected coronavirus without yet being officially counted, the Guardian has learned.

More than 120 residents of the UK’s largest charitable provider of care homes are thought to have died from the virus in the last three weeks, while another network of care homes is reported to have recorded 88 deaths.

Care England, the industry body, estimated that the death toll is likely to be close to 1,000, despite the only...

The new type of coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic that brings life to a halt worldwide is also testing the health system of countries.

Throughout this process, some countries succeeded, while others began to choose patients due to the insufficient health system.

According to the news of Aftonbladet newspaper, the patient started to be selected for intensive care in Sweden.

It is claimed that Karolinska University Hospital, known for its research studies in Sweden,...

Switzerland plans to ease restrictions now in place to combat the new coronavirus starting at the end of April, the government said on Wednesday, adding the economic damage from the epidemic could be the worst on record.

“The government knows that our people, our families, companies, employees and self-employed people need a vision for the future, and they need it quickly,” President Simonetta Sommaruga told a news briefing.

She said the uncertainty was taking its toll on...

Kerstin Hedman (92) is living alone in Sundsvall, Sweden. She has heart disease. She doesn’t want to go to market because of coronavirus. She wanted help from Sundsvall Municipality.

Hedman:” I m living alone and there is no one to help me in this building. I m going to market alone. I am paying 370 SEK (250 Turkish Lira) to the municipality to carry the bags home. I asked for help from municipality. But they said that this is their price.”

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A 63-year-old man was shot dead in the Philippines after threatening village officials and police with a scythe at a coronavirus checkpoint, police said on Saturday. 

The man is believed to have been drunk when he threatened village officials and police manning the checkpoint in the town of Nasipit in the southern province of Agusan del Norte on Thursday, a police report said. 

"The suspect was cautioned by a village health worker ... for not wearing a face mask," the report...