Governor of Oklahoma, where Trump held rally, tests positive for COVID-19 Jul 16, 2020 0 882 12345 AFPWashingtonThe 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 Oklahoma, and local health officials have said that Trump’s indoor rally and large public protests in June “more than likely” contributed to the spike in new infections.Governor Kevin Stitt said he believes he is the first US governor to be diagnosed with coronavirus, but that it was unlikely he contracted it at Trump’s June 20 rally because the event occurred too long ago.“I got tested yesterday for COVID-19, and the results came back positive,” Stitt told an online press conference.He said he was “a little bit achy” on Tuesday but otherwise felt “fine.” The 47-year-old Republican said he immediately placed himself in quarantine away from his family and will work from home until he is free of the virus.Stitt has often declined to wear a mask at meetings and did not wear one at the Trump rally, but he is urging residents to take precautions. 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 .. Chilean police train dogs to sniff out COVID-19 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 .. 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 ..