Trump will reconsider US membership in WHO without "improvements" thereof
SANTE-CORONAVIRUS-TRUMP-OMS: Trump will reconsider US membership in WHO without "improvements" © Reuters / LEAH MILLIS TRUMP TO RECONSIDER US MEMBERSHIP WITH WHO WITHOUT "IMPROVEMENTS" WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Donald Trump said on Monday that the suspension of US funding to the World Health Organization ( WHO) will become permanent if the latter does not undertake within 30 days to make major "improvements", and that it could also reconsider the accession of the United States to the UN agency.
© Govia Thameslink Railway Britain’s largest rail franchise is using disinfectant which it claims will kill coronavirus on surfaces for up to 30 days (Govia Thameslink Railway/PA)
Britain’s largest rail franchise is using disinfectant which it claims will kill coronavirus on surfaces for up to 30 days.
Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR), which operates services across south-east England, said its trains, stations and staff areas have been treated with the powerful chemicals.
The firm pledged to apply the product every three weeks to ensure its effectiveness.
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Staff are using electrostatic spray guns – which were used at the NHS Nightingale hospitals – to applying the disinfectant.
This is in addition to the daily use of anti-viral cleaning products which last for 24 hours. © Provided by PA Media The disinfectant is applied using electrostatic spray guns (Govia Thameslink Railway/PA)
GTR has 2,700 train carriages across Southern, Thameslink, Great Northern and Gatwick Express services.
Engineering director Steve Lammin said: “Since the outbreak of this pandemic we have been doing all we can to protect our passengers and staff by ensuring our trains and stations have enhanced cleaning regimes, and a switch in focus to high-touch areas and the increased use of anti-viral agents.
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In pictures: Coronavirus outbreak (Photo Services)
A man passes a closed off mall amid the coronavirus disease outbreak in Singapore, on May 26.
Sri Lankan Air force soldiers check the body temperature of passengers at the fort main railway station in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on May 26. The Sri Lankan government announced on May 26 that an island-wide day time curfew would be lifted to restart the country's economic activities. The curfew was imposed for nearly two-month.
People walk across the Shibuya Crossing in Tokyo, on May 26, a day after the Japanese government lifted a nationwide state of emergency.
A health worker dresses in a protective suit before starting to perform the coronavirus testing in the Kibera slum of Nairobi, Kenya, on May 26.
Turkey's aid packages are being prepared for a military cargo plane, that will deliver them to Chad to support the process of the fighting against the novel coronavirus pandemic, in Ankara, Turkey, on May 26.
Migrant workers and their families wait to get on a bus to reach a railway station to board a train to their home state of Uttar Pradesh, during an extended lockdown in New Delhi, India, on May 26.
Bishop Theophylactos reopens Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity after a nearly three-month closure due to the coronavirus pandemic in West Bank, Palestine, on May 26.
People enjoy drinks and dinner at the partially reopened Japanese drinking bars alley, on the first day after the Japanese government lifted the state of emergency at Shinjuku district in Tokyo, Japan, on May 26.
People use their phones while sitting inside a shopping mall amid the outbreak of the coronavirus in Tangerang, Indonesia, on May 26.
A worker in a protective suit sprays dissinfectant the Sagrada Familia church as a measure of protection against the coronavirus pandemic, in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico, on May 25. The Churches in Ciudad Juarez plan to open their doors from June.
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Residents collect free protective face masks issued by the government from vending machines set up in their housing estate, in Singapore, on May 26.
Lu Kellett, Advanced Medical Services, conducts a COVID-19 swab test on Shamrock Rovers player Jack Byrne at their training facility, Roadstone Group Sports Club, in Dublin, Ireland, on May 25.
A cafe-restaurant staff stands outside as people drink coffee in Monastiraki district of Athens, on May 25. Greece restarted regular ferry services to its islands and cafes and restaurants were also back open for business as the country accelerated efforts to salvage its tourism season.
Italy’s aerobatic team Frecce Tricolori (Tricolour arrows) fly over Milan in Duomo Square as part of celebrations for the 74th anniversary of the proclamation of the Italian Republic, on May 25. The national acrobatic patrol will carry out a series of flyovers during a week-long air parade across all of Italy’s regions as a symbolic embrace of the nation with the tricolour fumes and as a sign of unity, solidarity and recovery.
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Former singer Fatima Alegria greets manager Cida Cabral in the Retiro dos Artistas (Artists Retirement) nursing home, a place specially designed for former artists, amid the coronavirus outbreak, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on May 25.
Rush-hour traffic delivering children to school around the Neutral Bay/Kirribilli area on May 25, in Sydney, Australia. Additional security and marshalling staff will be on hand at major Sydney transport hubs as schools return to regular full-time lessons and business reopen as New South Wales continues to relax COVID-19 restrictions.
A group of friends practice footvolley on El Arenal beach as some Spanish provinces are allowed to ease lockdown restrictions, in Mallorca, Spain, on May 25.
Children exercise in a park as the Czech government lifted more restrictions allowing people to go out without face masks in public spaces, in Prague, Czech Republic, on May 25.
A motorist arranges fruits and vegetables for sale next to her vehicle, as an alternative mobile grocery stall, along the highway following a lockdown, in Nairobi, Kenya, on May 25.
Nathalie, with her dog Valco, interacts with her husband Joseph behind a transparent plastic sheet inside a bubble room installed to visit residents in the garden of the retirement home, in Bourbourg, France, on May 25.
Pupils, wearing protective masks, attend courses at the Merlan school of Paillet during the reopening of schools, in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, on May 25.
Students try out a new face shield to fight the coronavirus pandemic at a school, in Cologne, Germany, on May 25. The local manufacturer donated about 140,000 face shields for all students in the city.
Passengers wearing personal protective equipment enter Mumbai International Airport, after the government allowed domestic flight services to resume on May 25 in Mumbai, India.
A mall employee guilds shoppers, which partially reopens on May 25 in Tokyo, Japan.
Traffic jam is seen in morning rush hour after the government eased nationwide lockdown on May 25 in Hanoi, Vietnam.
People swim at the Sommerbad Wilmersdorf public swimming pool on the first day the pool reopened to the public since March, on May 25 in Berlin, Germany.
Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers wearing face masks during a plenary session of China's National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People on May 25 in Beijing, China,
Children attend their first day of New South Wales public schools fully re-opening for all students and staff amidst the easing of the coronavirus disease restrictions at Homebush West Public School in Sydney, Australia, on May 25.
Israeli police stand guard in front of doors as Palestinian Muslims gather to perform Eid al-Fitr prayer at Al-Aqsa Mosque, which is closed as a precaution against the novel coronavirus pandemic in Jerusalem on May 24.
A couple visits their daughter and grandson as the province prepares for more phased re-openings from the coronavirus disease restrictions in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on May 24.
Olivia Grant (R) hugs her grandmother, Mary Grace Sileo through a plastic drop cloth hung up on a homemade clothes line during Memorial Day Weekend on May 24 in Wantagh, New York. It is the first time they have had contact of any kind since the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic lockdown started in late February.
A supporter of Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro wearing a protective mask with a sign attends a protest against quarantine measures amid the coronavirus disease outbreak, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on May 24. Sign reads: "Doria out".
People wearing face masks for protection against the coronavirus, visit a public garden in Ankara, Turkey, on May 24, during a four-day curfew declared by the government in an attempt to control the spread of coronavirus. Turkey's senior citizens were allowed to leave their homes for a third time as the country continues to ease some coronavirus restrictions.
An Indian Muslim carries a child as they return after shopping for Eid al-Fitr, at the old quarters of New Delhi, India, on May 24. The holiday of Eid al-Fitr, the end of the fasting month of Ramadan, a usually joyous three-day celebration has been significantly toned down as coronavirus cases soar.
Palestinian policemen wearing face masks patrol to prevent people from gathering in front of the Sea of Gaza, in Gaza City, on May 24.
The Holy Mass celebrated in the Santa Maria Ausiliatrice's basilica, where the rules of social distancing were observed to prevent the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus that causes the COVID-19 disease, in Turin, Italy, on May 24.
The cover of The New York Times, featuring a headline regarding the approaching 100,000th death of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), is seen for sale in Manhattan, New York City, on May 24.
Workers use measuring tape to check social distancing as they set up a terrace which will be allowed to open from May 25, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at Plaza Mayor Square in Madrid, Spain, on May 24.
The Philippe-Chatrier tennis court, with its retractable roof, is pictured in Paris, France, on May 24, as the French Open tournament is postponed.
A policeman orders people to evacuate the Mediterranean Sea corniche during the first day of the Eid al-Fitr holiday, in Beirut, Lebanon, on May 24, as many among those walking on the boardwalk did not wear masks to stop the spread of the coronavirus and were ignoring social distancing rules, leading security forces to intervene, detaining some and fining others.
Dutch King Willem-Alexander walks back after laying a wreath commemorating over 10,000 U.S. World War II military dead, buried or remembered at the Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial in Margraten, Netherlands, on May 24.
Vincenzo, the Bergamo patient recovered from Covid-19 after 50 days of isolation, with the President of the Lazio Region, Nicola Zingaretti, while being discharged from the Polyclinic Campus Bio-Medico hospital in Rome and transferred by helicopter to his home city during the second phase of the Coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic emergency in Rome, Italy, on May 24.
Staff at Suleymaniye Mosque perform a morning prayer behind closed doors during the first day of Eid and the second day of a four-day curfew, amid the coronavirus outbreak, in Istanbul, Turkey, on May 24.
People walk down a footpath towards the popular tourist spot Durdle Door near West Lulworth on the south coast of England, on May 24. Travellers arriving in Britain will face 14 days in quarantine from next month to prevent a second coronavirus outbreak, the government announced on Friday, warning that anyone breaking the rules faced a fine or prosecution.
Muslim faithfuls gather in the mosque of Centrum Middenweg in Rotterdam, Netherlands on May 24, for the Eid Al-Fitr to celebrate the end of the Islamic fasting period of Ramadan. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, no more than thirty people are admitted, while most mosques remain completely closed to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Police officers in protective gear are seen during the pandemic of the coronavirus disease, in Moscow, Russia, on May 24. Russia has reported more than 344,000 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus infection, with more than 163,000 confirmed cases in Moscow.
Two women practise yoga at dawn at La Barceloneta Beach in Barcelona on May 24, as the country slowly loosens a strict coronavirus lockdown.
A woman is interviewed before undergoing a rapid test at a rapid testing facility amid the coronavirus pandemic in Manila, Philippines, on May 24. People returning to work or to their provinces are required to have a certificate of clearance for COVID-19 as the lockdown gradually eases in Metro Manila.
Medical workers wearing full protective gear prepare to take swab samples from journalists to test for COVID-19, nine hours before the press conference of China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi during the National People's Congress (NPC) in Beijing on May 24. All journalists accredited to cover the CPPCC and National People's Congress events have to pass the COVID-19 test.
Sheikh Yahya Safi, Imam of Lakemba Mosque delivers an Eid al-Fitr sermon during a live online prayer event on May 24 in Sydney, Australia. Lakemba Mosque usually hosts up to 40,000 community members during Eid al-Fitr, due to COVID-19 restrictions they have remained closed, alternatively offering a live online 'Eid Prayer and Sermon Program' for those at home who wish to remain connected. Muslim communities across Australia are finding ways to celebrate Eid al-Fitr, many marking the end of Ramadan in small groups at their homes due to the COVID-19 restrictions. Some mosques remain closed offering online streaming while others are providing limited access.
“We are now using a product that will kill coronavirus for up to 30 days and we are applying this to surfaces across our network on a 21-day cycle.
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe ‘on cusp of good news’ over clemency, says husband
The British-Iranian mother-of-one was freed from Evin prison in Tehran on March 17 as part of the Iranian response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Her temporary release from Evin jail was further extended last week pending a decision on whether to pardon her. © Provided by PA Media Richard Ratcliffe (Dominic Lipinski/PA) Speaking to ITV’s Good Morning Britain on Tuesday, her husband, Richard Ratcliffe, said she could hear that decision on Wednesday.“We are on the cusp of potentially good news,” he said.
“We want to do everything possible to work with passengers and staff to keep them safe and this will further protect everyone who is working so hard for this country.”
© Provided by PA Media The chemicals are being applied at stations, on trains and in staff areas (Govia Thameslink Railway/PA) Public transport operators across the country have stepped up their hygiene regimes during the coronavirus pandemic.
Many are increasing the frequency of their services as travel restrictions are eased, but people are urged to use other modes of transport if possible to enable social distancing.
Stay at home to stop coronavirus spreading - here is what you can and can't do. If you think you have the virus, don't go to the GP or hospital, stay indoors and get advice online. Only call NHS 111 if you cannot cope with your symptoms at home; your condition gets worse; or your symptoms do not get better after seven days. In parts of Wales where 111 isn't available, call NHS Direct on 0845 46 47. In Scotland, anyone with symptoms is advised to self-isolate for seven days. In Northern Ireland, call your GP.
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