Summer Olympics Officially Postponed Due to Coronavirus Outbreak

RELATED STORIES This year’s Summer Olympics are the latest victim of the global coronavirus outbreak: The international competition has officially been postponed in light of the pandemic. The games were set to take place in Tokyo from July 24 to August 9, with NBC handling all broadcast rights via the Peacock network and its sister […]

Matt Baker LEAVES The One Show to ‘self-isolate’ amid ongoing coronavirus outbreak

Alex Jones was left on her own on The One Show today as the BBC programme opened with an empty spot to her right-hand side. It soon became clear her co-host Matt Baker had “self-isolated” and would be “working from home” as coronavirus fears and prevention measures continue to dominate conversation. Alex opened The One […]

Norovirus outbreak: 500 people affected by Royal Caribbean sickness – compensation latest

Cruises are notorious for the quick spread of illness and passengers on board the Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas are the latest casualties of winter vomiting bug norovirus. Cruisers first started feeling sick when the cruise ship departed from Port Canaveral in Florida, USA last Sunday. It was due to sail for a week […]

Royal Caribbean cruise hit by norovirus outbreak – guests banned from leaving ship

One of the largest cruise liners in the world has been infected with norovirus as it pulled into port in Jamaica. Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas, which is currently home to 9,000 guests, put a ban on passengers leaving the vessel as they drafted in emergency medication. A total of 167 people are confirmed […]

Ebola outbreak reaches city of 1 million residents

Enlarge / Ebola treatment center at the Hospital in Beni, North Kivu Province. (credit: MONUSCO/Alain Coulibaly) The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has spread to a city of nearly 1 million residents. There are now 30 confirmed cases and 15 deaths in the city of Butembo reported in the latest update […]

E. coli outbreak from romaine lettuce traced to at least 1 California farm

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said 59 people have now been sickened by the tainted lettuce. Officials said a water reservoir at Adams Brothers Farms in Santa Barbara County, Calif., tested positive for the bacterial strain and the owners are co-operating with U.S. officials.