The emergency declaration, which was set up after Australia's destructive 2019 bushfires, will help cut red tape and speed up aid from defence personnel amid criticism about a slow response to the floods in which 20 people have died.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) said the expanding monkeypox outbreak in more than 70 countries is an "extraordinary” situation that now qualifies as a global emergency.
That’s because the furniture was wedged between a handrail and a wall. It covered the entrance of the basement. And it was not just for 10 minutes or even half an hour that she got trapped under, but for a full three hours!
Coronavirus death toll on Sunday shot up by 133 to 366. Tens of millions of people are now in virtual quarantine worldwide but there are fears that the disease will spread further and that disruptions could force several economies into recession.
Iran says the new coronavirus has killed 49 more people in the last 24 hours. That’s according to Health Ministry spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour, who gave the figures at a news conference on Sunday.
Restrictions in Italy to continue till April 3; over 400 dead; Malta, Norwegian Air stop flights to country; fashion industry badly affected.
The overall death toll jumped to more than 5,000, including nearly 1,500 in Europe, with total infections topping 140,000 internationally, according to an AFP tally based on official sources.
Anyone wanting to support athletes has been told to clap rather than cheer or sing. Sponsors are cancelling or scaling back booths and events tied to the Games, frustrated by the "very last-minute" decisions by organisers, sources said.
On March 10, the UN Special Rapporteur on human rights in Iran said he had asked Tehran to free all political prisoners temporarily from its overcrowded and disease-ridden jails to help stem the spread of coronavirus.