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Fears around coronavirus spread as illness reaches more countries

Fears around coronavirus spread as illness reaches more countries

Fatima Zaidi, Contributing Writer
March 1, 2020
Filed under Nation & World

Tension and fear rise in regions outside Asia such as the Middle East and Europe as global cases of infection and death from coronavirus – known as COVID-19 – continue to rise at an alarming rate.  While the cases of the novel coronavirus appear to be moderating in China, the global count for con...

WHO declares coronavirus a global health emergency

WHO declares coronavirus a global health emergency

Abbas Dahodwala, Contributing Writer
February 3, 2020
Filed under Nation & World

On Friday, the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus a global health emergency, signaling the severity of the virus while the State Department released a statement saying all Americans should cease travel to China.  The WHO declaration comes a week after the organization initially decl...

DePaul Public Safety breaks down coronavirus plan ­— or lack of

DePaul Public Safety breaks down coronavirus plan ­— or lack of

Ella Lee, Arts & Life Editor
February 9, 2020
Filed under Campus News, News

As coronavirus cases continue to appear globally, including two in Chicago, anxiety is on the rise. For a university integrated into a major city like DePaul, that fear may seem more pressing. What would DePaul do if a student or faculty member was diagnosed with coronavirus? Public Safety’s Cheryl Hover...

Coronavirus is ‘moving too fast’: With its third confirmed case, Illinois struggles to keep up

Coronavirus is ‘moving too fast’: With its third confirmed case, Illinois struggles to keep up

Mackenzie Murtaugh and Brita Hunegs
March 1, 2020
Filed under Metro, News

It was a tumultuous weekend in Chicago. On Friday, police shot a man traveling from train car to train car at the Grand Red Line stop. Sunday might have raised the overall mood of the city with the annual Polar Plunge, where thousands gather to take a dangerous leap into Lake Michigan to raise money an...

What you need to know today about the coronavirus outbreak

What you need to know today about the coronavirus outbreak

Associated Press
March 23, 2020
Filed under Nation & World

The head of the World Health Organization says the coronavirus outbreak is accelerating but insists “we can change the trajectory of this pandemic.” More than 1.5 billion people — one-fifth of the world’s population — were urged or ordered to stay home Monday to try to blunt the spread of coronavirus....

WHO declares coronavirus crisis a pandemic, urges world to fight

WHO declares coronavirus crisis a pandemic, urges world to fight

Associated Press
March 11, 2020
Filed under Nation & World

GENEVA (AP) — Expressing alarm both about mounting infections and inadequate government responses, the World Health Organization declared Wednesday that the global coronavirus crisis is now a pandemic but added that it's not too late for countries to act. By reversing course and using the charged...

DePaul cancels spring break study abroad trips because of coronavirus concerns

DePaul cancels spring break study abroad trips because of coronavirus concerns

Jonathan DeCarlo and Ella Lee
March 8, 2020
Filed under Arts/Life

As winter quarter draws to a close, spring break is usually the only thing on students’ minds. But this year, there’s also been something else: coronavirus. DePaul has canceled all of its upcoming spring break study abroad trips, President A. Gabriel Esteban announced in an email Monday evening. Th...

US moves nearer to shutdown amid coronavirus fears

US moves nearer to shutdown amid coronavirus fears

Associated Press
March 16, 2020
Filed under Nation & World

Officials across the country curtailed many elements of American life to fight the coronavirus outbreak on Sunday, with health officials recommending that groups of 50 or more don't get together and a government expert saying a 14-day national shutdown may be needed. Governors and mayors closed restaurants,...

Ill. coronavirus cases top 200, include 42 tied to nursing home

Ill. coronavirus cases top 200, include 42 tied to nursing home

Associated Press
March 19, 2020
Filed under Metro, News

An additional 128 people have tested positive for the coronavirus in Illinois, including 20 more individuals living or working at a nursing home in a southwestern suburb of Chicago, state officials announced Wednesday. The additional results bring the state's total to 288 cases in 17 counties, according...

OPINIÓN: México merece aporte federal para combatir la pandemia del coronavirus

OPINIÓN: México merece aporte federal para combatir la pandemia del coronavirus

Izabella Grimaldo, La DePaulia Opiniones Editor
March 31, 2020
Filed under La DePaulia, Opiniones

MÉXICO- Mientras la pandemia sigue creciendo globalmente, este vecino de los EE.UU. está tomando medidas pequeñas para combatir la propagación del coronavirus.  El presidente de México, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, conocido como AMLO, ha sido criticado localmente y globalmente sobre la seriedad que e...

Financial pain deepens as nearly 60 countries report coronavirus cases

Financial pain deepens as nearly 60 countries report coronavirus cases

Associated Press
February 28, 2020
Filed under Nation & World

TOKYO (AP) — A deepening health crisis became an economic one too Friday as the coronavirus outbreak sapped financial markets, emptied shops and businesses and put major sites and events off limits. The list of countries hit by the illness edged toward 60 as Mexico, Belarus, Lithuania, New Zealand,...

Coronavirus could close Illinois community health centers

Coronavirus could close Illinois community health centers

Associated Press
March 29, 2020
Filed under Metro, News

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Hundreds of health care facilities in Illinois that largely serve low-income and minority communities are facing financial chaos because they've canceled most routine doctor visits in an attempt to stymie the coronavirus pandemic, according to an industry organization's report. The in...

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