Chilean police train dogs to sniff out COVID-19 Jul 16, 2020 0 1782 12345 SANTIAGO: Police in Chile are training dogs to detect people that may be infected with the novel coronavirus by sniffing their sweat.The dogs -- three golden retrievers and a labrador -- are between the ages of four and five. Until now they have been used to sniff out illicit drugs, explosives and lost people, police say. The training programme is a joint effort by Chile’s national police, the Carabineros, and specialists at the Universidad Catolica de Chile.It follows in the footsteps of similar efforts taking place in France, said Julio Santelices, head of the police school of specialties. (AFP) RELATED ARTICLES UK slave trader statue replaced by protester sculpture Jul 16, 2020 0 1446 Children missing important vaccinations due to pandemic: UN Jul 16, 2020 0 177 Millions face new virus curbs, but hope rises for US vaccine Jul 16, 2020 0 880 Danish prime minister finally marries after several political delays DPA Copenhagen Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen got married on Wednesday, after her wedding had to be postponed several times, including due to EU summit. Frederiksen married her partner Bo Tengberg .. Macedonians head to the polls amid pandemic BELGRADE: Voting in North Macedonia’s parliamentary election began on Wednesday accompanied by measures to reduce the risk of the coronavirus, with fear and apathy likely to affect turnout and the poll’s results. .. Russia military says virus vaccine is tested and safe MOSCOW: The Russian defence ministry said on Wednesday it had developed a “safe” coronavirus vaccine following clinical trials on a group of volunteers. The ministry said 18 people had participated in the research and .. Catalan govt reimposes local lockdown after legal tussle AFP Madrid Following a standoff with the courts, the Catalan regional government on Wednesday told residents to stay home in a virus-hit area in and around the northeastern city of Lerida. Regional officials issued a .. German pharmacists develop gargle test to detect coronavirus HALLE: Pharmacists at Germany’s University of Halle-Wittenberg have developed a way of detecting small amounts of the coronavirus in gargling solution, a technique which could be used for testing. The study used .. US COVID-19 epidemic projected to worsen AFP Washington The latest modelling projects the number of COVID-19 deaths in the US to increase further, even as one research team suggests the near-universal use of masks could save 40,000 lives between now and .. Governor of Oklahoma, where Trump held rally, tests positive for COVID-19 AFP Washington The governor of Oklahoma announced on Wednesday that he has tested positive for the coronavirus, weeks after he attended US President Donald Trump’s campaign rally in the state. Cases have surged in ..