Germany admits delay in thousands of virus test results Aug 14, 2020 0 1195 12345 BERLIN: Bavarian premier Markus Soeder was forced to apologise on Thursday over an embarrassing delay to thousands of coronavirus test results, just as Germany was seeing a new spike in virus cases.Some 44,000 people who took advantage of free coronavirus tests in the southern German state have had to wait more than a week for their results, Bavarian health minister Melanie Huml admitted on Wednesday.These included around 1,000 who tested positive, Huml said at Thursday’s press conference, adding that 900 of them had now been identified and were being informed after officials worked through the night to clear the backlog.Many of those tested were travellers returning to Bavaria and other parts of Germany after their holidays (AFP) RELATED ARTICLES Pompeo calls for joint US-EU effort on Belarus crisis Aug 14, 2020 0 479 Biden, Harris focus White House campaign on COVID-19 crisis Aug 14, 2020 0 3065 Countries tighten rules as global coronavirus deaths pass 750,000 Aug 14, 2020 0 62 Finland reverses policy, recommends mask use HELSINKI: Finnish health authorities recommended on Thursday that people begin wearing masks in public places, after months of claiming there was insufficient evidence to justify their use. Mika Salminen, director .. Italy’s government receives 200 complaints over pandemic response ROME: More than 200 people have filed complaints against leading Italian government figures including Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio and other cabinet members over their handling of the .. Britain says over 3.8 million EU citizens have applied to settle DPA London More than 3.8 million EU citizens have applied to settle in Britain under a scheme launched following the country’s Brexit referendum, the government said on Thursday. “I’m pleased there have been more than .. Buses and trains disinfected as N Korea ramps up virus measures SEOUL: Temperature checks, hand sanitisers, and face masks are being enforced across Pyongyang’s public transport system as North Korea intensifies its fight against the coronavirus pandemic. North Korea -- whose .. No need to panic as food safe from coronavirus: WHO AFP Geneva The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday urged people not to fear catching the novel coronavirus from food, after Chinese testers found traces on food and food packaging. The virus was found on Tuesday ..