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The Mayor of NYC said 1% of people tested throughout the city were positive for Covid-19, the lowest record



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A screenplay taken from a video released by the World Health Organization shows WHO Technical Leader Maria Van Kerkhove speaking at a virtual news briefing about COVID-19 from the WHO headquarters in Geneva, Monday, April 6. AFP / Getty Images

The World Health Organization today discussed confusion surrounding an official comment on Monday that suggested the spread of Covid-19 by asymptomatic people “It seems to be rare.”

Maria Van Kerkhove, WHO technical leader for the coronavirus response and head of the emerging zoonosis and disease unit, said yesterday that “it is still rare that asymptomatic people actually transmit onward to secondary individuals.”

But later today, during a direct question and answer, he clarified that “this is an unknown thing.”

“We know that some people who have no symptoms or some people who have no symptoms can transmit the virus – so what we need to understand is how many people in the population have no symptoms,” Van Kerkhove said.

He explained further:

“What I meant yesterday in a press conference is that very few studies have tried to look at cases without symptoms from time to time. … And that is a very small part of the study, and so I responded to questions at the press conference. Stating a policy, “said Van Kerkhove. “Because this is the main unknown, because there is so much unknown around this, several modeling groups have tried to estimate what proportion of asymptomatic people might be transmitted.”

Mike Ryan, executive director of the WHO Health Emergency Program, also said during a direct question and answer that there is still much to be learned about the possibility of the spread of corona virus without symptoms.

“Whatever proportion of the disease is transmitted from asymptomatic individuals, as Maria said, it is unknown,” Ryan said. “There is much to be answered about this, there is much that is not known.”

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Ryan added that the virus, a pathogen in the upper respiratory tract, is transmitted through droplets – like when someone coughs or sneezes, but some research also shows it can spread through talking too.

Earlier, on Monday, Van Kerkhove said that what appeared to be asymptomatic Covid-19 cases often turned into cases of mild illness.

“When we really returned and we said how many of them were truly asymptomatic, we learned that many of them had very mild illnesses,” Van Kerkhove said on Monday.

Remember: People who are truly asymptomatic have no symptoms and do not develop symptoms of Covid-19. In fact, the term paucisymptomatic refers to having atypical or very mild symptoms and pre-symptoms refer to the initial stages of a disease, before symptoms have developed.

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates in the planning scenario that 40% of corona virus transmission occurs before people feel sick.

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Portuguese historical films will premiere on 29 December.



Portuguese historical films will premiere on 29 December.

Method Media Bermuda will present the documentary FABRIC: Portuguese History in Bermuda on Thursday, December 29 at the Underwater Research Institute of Bermuda.

A spokesperson said: “Method Media is proud to bring Bermuda Fabric: Portugal History to Bermuda for its 5th and 6th showing at the Bermuda Underwater Observatory. In November and December 2019, Cloth: A Portuguese Story in Bermuda had four sold-out screenings. Now that Bermuda has reopened after the pandemic, it’s time to bring the film back for at least two screenings.

“There are tickets For $ 20 – sessions at 15:30 and 18:00. Both screenings will be followed by a short Q&A session.

Director and producer Milton Raboso says, “FABRIC is a definitive account of the Portuguese community in Bermuda and its 151 years of history, but it also places Bermuda, Acors and Portugal in the world history and the events that have fueled those 151 years.

“It took more than 10 years to implement FABRIC. The film was supported by the Minister of Culture, the Government of the Azores and private donors.

Bermuda Media Method [MMB] Created in 2011 by producer Milton Raposo. MMB has created content for a wide range of clients: Bermuda’s new hospital renovation, reinsurance, travel campaigns, international sports and more. MMB pays special attention to artistic, cultural and historical content.

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Maestro de Braga is the first Portuguese in the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba.



Maestro de Braga is the first Portuguese in the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba.

Maestro Filipe Cunha, Artistic Director of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Braga, has been invited to conduct the Cuban National Symphony Orchestra, as announced today.

According to a statement sent by O MINHO, “he will be the first Portuguese conductor to conduct this orchestra in its entire history.”

In addition to this orchestra, the maestro will also work with the Lyceo Mozarteum de la Habana Symphony Orchestra.

The concerts will take place on 4 and 12 March 2023 at the National Theater of Cuba in Havana.

In the words of the maestro, quoted in the statement, “these will be very beautiful concerts with difficult but very complex pieces” and therefore he feels “very motivated”.

From the very beginning, Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 will be performed by an Italian pianist (Luigi Borzillo), whom the maestro wants to bring to Portugal later this year. In the same concert, Mendelshon’s First Symphony will be performed.

Then, at the second concert, in the company of the Mexican clarinetist Angel Zedillo, he will perform the Louis Sfora Concerto No. 2. In this concert, the maestro also conducts Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony.

“This is an international recognition of my work. An invitation that I accept with humility and great responsibility. I was surprised to learn that I would be the first Portuguese member of the Cuban National Symphony Orchestra. This is a very great honor,” the maestro said in a statement.

“I take with me the name of the city of Braga and Portugal with all the responsibility that goes with it, and I hope to do a good job there, leaving a good image and putting on great concerts. These will be very special concerts because, in addition to performing pieces that I love, especially Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky, I will be directing two wonderful soloists who are also my friends. It will be very beautiful,” concludes Filipe Cunha.

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