Facebook launches fact-checking service on WhatsApp in Italy to fight coronavirus hoaxes

Sallie Anderson

Facebook Inc. introduced a service in Italy to check the precision of the information on coronavirus circulating on its messaging platform WhatsApp, the U.S. tech company stated on Thursday. In a recent effort to fight controlled material, Facebook stated it was dealing with regional fact-checking service Facta which is examining content circulating on WhatsApp, including […]

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China mourns thousands who died in nation’s coronavirus epidemic

Derrick Santistevan

China on Saturday mourned the thousands of “martyrs” who have died in the new coronavirus break out, flying the national flag at half mast throughout the country and suspending all forms of entertainment. The day of mourning accompanied the start of the annual Qingming tomb-sweeping festival when millions of Chinese families pay respects to their […]

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Milan hospital coronavirus squad battles the odds to save a life

Derrick Santistevan

There was no room for mistake at the San Raffaele hospital in Milan on Friday as medical personnel moved an 18- year-old patient from the coronavirus ward for immediate tests in another system. It took an eight-member team, all using protective equipment, to do it ideal – hanging on to tubes, sensing units, braces, and […]

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New York’s Cuomo postpones primary election as coronavirus cases grows

Sandra Loyd

On Saturday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo stated he was suspending the state’s April 28 presidential primary to June 23 as its variety of coronavirus cases climbed to 52,318 and deaths to 728. “We have been behind this virus from day one. We are waiting to see what the virus does,” Cuomo stated at an […]

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Mariah Carey, Billie Eilish to headline benefit concert on TV amid coronavirus

Adrian Ovalle

Mariah Carey, Billie Eilish, and Tim McGraw will headline a benefit concert on Sunday, playing from their homes, to raise money to help combat the spread of the coronavirus, Fox tv stated on Wednesday. The one-hour special, to be hosted by Elton John and broadcast on Fox and iHeart radio stations, is the first major […]

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Israel to use anti-terror tech to counter coronavirus ‘invisible enemy’

Sallie Anderson

Israel plans to use anti-terrorism tracking technology and a partial shutdown of its economy to minimize the risk of coronavirus transmission, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Saturday. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gestures as he delivers a speech at his Jerusalem office, regarding the new measures that will be taken to fight the coronavirus, […]

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UK government scientists publish evidence on COVID-19 evolution

Derrick Santistevan

British government emergency response scientists published the evidence on their understanding of COVID-19 evolution on Friday. “The Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) has been providing ministers and officials with free and frank advice throughout,” they said. “This is an incredibly fast-moving, developing situation and as part of our collective efforts to give the clearest […]

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