Biden, Harris focus White House campaign on COVID-19 crisis Aug 14, 2020 0 786 12345 AFPWilmingtonDemocratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris will put the coronavirus pandemic front and centre in their campaign, targeting Donald Trump’s response to the health and economic crises ahead of November’s election.Fresh off Wednesday’s campaign rollout that featured the pair together for the first time showcasing their vision for the nation, they will meet with public health experts in Delaware -- a signal to voters that curbing the spread of the virus is a top priority and major election issue.They will likely unleash a second straight day of vigourous criticism of Trump, whom Democrats widely accuse of mishandling the US response to a pandemic that has claimed more than 166,000 lives, the world’s highest death toll.Harris warned on Wednesday that Trump’s “mismanagement” of the pandemic has plunged the nation into the deepest health crisis in a century and the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression.“There’s a reason (the coronavirus) has hit America worse than any other advanced nation. It’s because of Trump’s failure to take it seriously from the start,” she said. Harris lamented “his refusal to get testing up and running. His flip-flopping on social distancing and wearing masks. His delusional belief that he knows better than the experts.” RELATED ARTICLES Pompeo calls for joint US-EU effort on Belarus crisis Aug 14, 2020 0 205 Countries tighten rules as global coronavirus deaths pass 750,000 Aug 14, 2020 0 27 Finland reverses policy, recommends mask use Aug 14, 2020 0 266 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 .. Germany admits delay in thousands of virus test results 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 .. 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 ..