Latin America now second-worst region for virus deaths Jul 14, 2020 0 1778 12345 PARIS: Latin America surged past the United States and Canada to become the second-worst affected region in the world for coronavirus deaths, according to an AFP tally on Monday.With 144,758 deaths officially declared by 0800 GMT, the region surpassed the US and Canada’s total of 144,023 and is now behind only Europe with 202,505 deaths. Brazil accounts for almost half of Latin America’s recorded fatalities. Latin America now has several of the world’s hardest-hit nations. More than 3.37 million infections have been recorded, putting it just behind the US and Canada, whose tally stands at more than 3.4 million. (AFP RELATED ARTICLES Poland’s populist president wins re-election Jul 14, 2020 0 613 Russia charges ex-scribe Ivan Safronov with treason Jul 14, 2020 0 610 No return to normality for foreseeable future in pandemic, says WHO Jul 14, 2020 0 45 Mexico’s COVID-19 deaths top 35,000, surpassing Italy MEXICO CITY: Mexico’s official death toll from the novel coronavirus has risen to 35,006, the health ministry announced on Sunday. The new figures saw Mexico surpass the number of deaths in Italy, which was initially one .. Pandemic caused postponement of 50,000 cancer operations in Germany DPA Berlin Around 50,000 operations to treat cancer were not carried out in Germany during the coronavirus pandemic up to mid-June, the head of the German Cancer Aid organisation said on Monday. This represented around a .. France agrees to over €8 billion in pay rises for health workers AFP Paris The French government and unions signed an agreement on Monday giving over eight billion euros in pay rises for health workers, with the prime minister admitting the move was overdue in view of the coronavirus .. World hunger worsening as coronavirus weighs and obesity rises: UN AFP Rome Nearly one in nine people in the world are going hungry, with the coronavirus pandemic exacerbating already worsening trends this year, according to a United Nations report published on Monday. Economic .. US judge orders delay of first federal executions in 17 years DPA Washington A US judge on Monday ordered a delay in federal executions, hours before one was to be carried out for the first time in 17 years, hampering the Trump administration’s plan to revive capital punishment by the .. 21 injured as major fire breaks out on US Navy ship in California LOS ANGELES: An explosion on a United States Navy ship moored at a base in California set off a major fire on Sunday injuring 21 people, officials and local media said. The USS Bonhomme Richard, an amphibious assault .. Trump steps up Twitter attacks on medical experts, including Fauci WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump has taken to Twitter to attack medical experts combatting the coronavirus, accusing them of playing politics and hindering an economic rebound. The president retweeted several ..