Public health

New coronavirus victim in Serbia

This news was confirmed by Acting Director of the Public Health Institute in Sabac Branko Vujkovic at a media conference.
According to him, the patient also had other health problems, including obesity, hypertension and diabetes.
So far, eight people have died from coronavirus in Serbia, and according to the latest information, 457 cases have been confirmed.

Water levels in Istanbul dams drop

The water level in Istanbul's dams declined as much as 31 percent from a year ago as the city that is home to some 16 million is grappling with the coronavirus pandemic.

Experts warn the residents that further decline in water levels may cause problems in the summer season because personal hygiene is the most effective protection against the virus.

In article for Kathimerini, Lagarde outlines ECB response to coronavirus emergency

The coronavirus pandemic is a collective public health emergency unprecedented in recent history. It is an unbearable human tragedy played out across the world and our thanks go to the dedicated health workers on the frontline of our health systems.

Natural hand sanitizer by inventor Corneliu Birtok Baneasa - combining antiseptic and hydrating properties

Engineer Corneliu Birtok Baneasa, who enjoys a high profile thanks to his highly practical inventions - mainly in the automotive industry - has developed a natural hand disinfectant solution which combines several plant oils with antiseptic properties and beehive products.

Life in the time of Covid-19

I can't shake the feeling that we're so late in responding to this crisis. I live in the Washington DC area. Up until last weekend restaurants were packed and people still complained about the media blowing it all out of proportion. People still accepted invitations to parties. They did start stocking up early though.

Government expands coronavirus lockdown, intensifies “Stay home” campaign

A mini -cabinet meeting to discuss the coronavirus pandemic-management plan today with ministers at a two-metre distance from each other decided to expand restriction of movement such as a ban on organised beaches, to which many Greeks had repaired to break the enclosure of self-isolation.

WHO: School Closures due to the COVID-19 can have Negative Impacts on Children’s Learning and Wellbeing

The International Federation of the Red Cross (IFRC), UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO) today issued new guidance to help protect children and schools from transmission of the COVID-19 virus. The guidance provides critical considerations and practical checklists to keep schools safe.