Tourists from Mexico wearing masks as a precaution against the spread of the new coronavirus, wait for their flight home, at…
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Global financial institution says COVID pandemic could send an additional 11 million people in region in poverty
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Commander of the Colombian National Liberation Army, (ELN), Pablo Beltran, listens to chief negotiator for the Colombian…
The UN leader called on other armed groups in Colombia to take similar action so authorities can focus on fighting the pandemic
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Social grants are being paid this week to the elderly, people who are disabled and children
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Tue, 03/31/2020 - 01:13
A woman wearing a face mask to protect against coronavirus, passes in front of graffiti painted on the shutter of a closed…
Experts say they’re unnecessary if you’re not sick and they’re needed for frontline health care workers
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Mon, 03/30/2020 - 22:58
Virus Movies Going Viral During COVID-19 Pandemic
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Mon, 03/30/2020 - 21:57
A sign marks the entrance to Liberty University, Tuesday March 24 , 2020, in Lynchburg, Va. Officials in Lynchburg said Tuesday…
Falwell?is an outspoken?supporter of President Trump and has?played down the dangers of the coronavirus
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Mon, 03/30/2020 - 21:59
Lebanese security forces pull down tents as they clear away a protest camp and reopened roads blocked by demonstrators since…
State of emergency announced March 15 introduced strict restrictions on citizens
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Mon, 03/30/2020 - 21:28
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Donation is meant for preventative measures to fight the coronavirus??
Dimo Silva Aurelio
Mon, 03/30/2020 - 21:19
Food Charities Struggle With Rising Demand
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With the economy at a near standstill, direct food distribution programs have expanded, breaking weekly records
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Mon, 03/30/2020 - 20:09
澳门新葡2229网站 President Donald Trump speaks during the daily briefing on the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, in the Rose Garden of the White…
Speaking to?the press,?the president?also predicts that if social?distancing?guidelines are adhered to for another month, a million lives can?be saved?
Steve Herman
Mon, 03/30/2020 - 20:10
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a news conference at the State Department on Wednesday, March 25, 2020, in…
The support comes at a time when Washington is sounding the alarm on foreign governments’ disinformation campaigns?
Nike Ching
Mon, 03/30/2020 - 20:26
Artificial Nose Developed to Augment Dogs to Sniff Out Fentanyl?
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Amid the?coronavirus?pandemic, federal agents on the?U.S.?borders, at ports and in postal facilities are?not letting up their?guard against?another dangerous?killer?– the artificial opioid, fentanyl.?It’s?cheaper and?up to 100 times?more powerful than heroin?and?it’s?killing tens of thousands of American annually.?As?VOA’s White House bureau chief Steve Herman?reports,?man’s best friend is about to get some reinforcements on the front lines in the?war on drugs.
Steve Herman
Mon, 03/30/2020 - 18:46
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Syria has reported 10 cases of the coronavirus and one death, but numbers are likely much higher and risk exploding in the war-torn country
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Mon, 03/30/2020 - 18:05
Feed the frontlines
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In New York City, where there are nearly 18-thousand confirmed cases of Covid19, doctors and nurses are on the frontline of the pandemic. One?restaurateur there has figured out a way to help by?raising money to deliver meals to area hospitals. Aaron?Fedor?reports for VOA from New York City.
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There is currently no vaccine to prevent 2019-nCoV infection. The best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to this virus. The CDC recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

Travelers should:

  • Avoid all nonessential travel to mainland China, South Korea, Italy and Iran
    • If you must travel to these areas:

    • Avoid contact with sick people.
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
    • Discuss travel to any of these areas with your healthcare provider. Older adults and travelers with underlying health issues may be at risk for more severe disease.
    • Avoid animals (alive or dead), animal markets, and products that come from animals (such as uncooked meat).
    • Clean your hands often by washing them with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60百分比-95百分比 alcohol. Soap and water should be used if hands are visibly dirty.
    • It is especially important to clean hands after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after coughing, sneezing or blowing your nose.
    • Supplies of hand sanitizer, tissues, and other hygiene products may be limited, so consider bringing them with you.
    • Pay attention to your health during travel and for 14 days after you leave.

    If you spent time in these areas during the past 14 days and feel sick with fever or cough and have difficulty breathing:

    • Take your temperature.
    • Seek medical advice. Call ahead before you go to a doctor’s office or emergency room. Tell them about your recent travel and your symptoms.
    • Avoid contact with others.
    • Do not travel while sick.
    • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing.
    • Clean your hands often by washing them with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains 60百分比–95百分比 alcohol immediately after coughing, sneezing or blowing your nose. Soap and water should be used if hands are visibly dirty.

There is no specific antiviral treatment recommended for 2019-nCoV infection. People infected with 2019-nCoV should receive supportive care to help relieve symptoms. For severe cases, treatment should include care to support vital organ functions.

People who think they may have been exposed to 2019-nCoV should contact your healthcare provider immediately.

To learn more about the 2019-nCoV virus, visit the CDC's Frequently Asked Questions page.