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Trump finally convinced that the virus is real
Trump pledged $50 billion in COVID-19 aid. Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the House would approve a bill that would help cover testing costs even for those who are uninsured. Testing efforts ramp up.
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Boris Johnson 'stable' in hospital and does not have pneumonia, Downing Street says
Follow the latest developments as we wait for updates on the condition of the prime minister after his coronavirus symptoms worsened, here is a full summary of the Downing Stree...
Miles-long row of cars waits near Florida food bank as demand surges
Dramatic images from South Florida on Monday show a long line of cars backed up bumper to bumper on a roadway while motorists wait hours to get food from a food bank. A drone c...
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson in intensive care after coronavirus symptoms worsen
Johnson was conscious when he was transferred to the ICU around 7 p.m. GMT. Johnson’s medical team made the decision to move him to that unit as a precaution in case he needed v...
U.S. seized ventilators destined for Barbados
The seizure of 20 ventilators destined for Barbados appears to have thrust the Mia Mottley administration into a growing global battle for critical supplies to fight the outbrea...
Coronavirus: top Hong Kong microbiologist urges government to make masks mandatory, step up social-distancing enforcement
‘Mask wearing works. It can block the spread of the virus from people who may not show symptoms yet,’ HKU’s Dr Ho Pak-leung says. Chinese University professor echoes call for to...
Coronavirus can stay on face masks for up to a week, study finds
Pathogen that causes Covid-19 is gone within three hours from surfaces like printing and tissue paper, but can last for days on banknotes, stainless steel and plastic, researche...
German military asked to secure transport of face masks after US initially accused of ‘piracy’
Request for troop support came after a delivery of 200,000 face masks destined for the German capital was diverted en route from China. German officials initially laid blame on ...
Nearly half a million Chinese companies close in first quarter as pandemic batters economy
Some 460,000 Chinese firms shut in the first quarter amid fallout from the coronavirus. Registration of new firms between January and March fell 29 per cent from a year earlier
Coronavirus: Hong Kong shuts airport to foreigners indefinitely as cases rise to 914
The city extends its ban on arrivals after most cases over past two weeks have come from overseas. Only six of 24 newly infected are local transmissions, but all are linked to e...
Coronavirus: One virus caused Covid-19. Scientists say thousands more are in waiting
Coronavirus has forced changes on all levels of society, and shown how being able to ship goods and people around the world in 24 hours helps viruses spread. The second part of ...
UK: Frontline footage reveals horrors of coronavirus battle inside NHS hospital
A British intensive care unit (ICU) treating Covid-19 patients has opened its doors to show what it’s like on the front line.
Farmworkers Are Caught Between Coronavirus Fears And Feeding The Nation: “We Are Very Worried”
“I’m scared of getting sick. I don’t have any type of health insurance, anything to help me.”
5G Towers Set On Fire Across UK Amid Coronavirus Fears
After the coronavirus outbreak people have linked the virus to 5G towers & people have taken it upon themselves to set fire to 5G towers across the UK.
Coronavirus cases in Hong Kong cross 900 mark
Health officials said the total number of Covid-19 cases in Hong Kong has now surpassed 900, with six new locally contracted infections reported as some experts called for face ...
US warns Beijing over South China Sea disputes
The United States on Monday warned China not to take advantage of the coronavirus pandemic to exert itself in the South China Sea after Vietnam said Beijing sank a trawler.
Masks no 'silver bullet', WHO chief warns
The WHO said on Monday that facemasks could be justified in areas where hand-washing and physical distancing were difficult, as it teamed up with Lady Gaga to launch a giant cor...
Drive-through funerals in the epicenter of Spain's coronavirus pandemic
Every 15 minutes or so, a hearse pulls up in front of the crematorium in Madrid. A priest greets family members, delivers blessings, and douses the casket with holy water. There...
Spanish Government Aims to Roll Out Basic Income
The Spanish government is working to roll out a universal basic income as soon as possible, as part of a battery of actions aimed at countering the impact of the coronavirus pan...
New York City bans Zoom in schools citing security concerns
As schools lie empty, students still have to learn. But officials in New York City say schools are not permitted to use Zoom for remote teaching, citing security concerns with ...
Virus has no nationality
New Viruses are created every day in every country, and can be spread in one day, to any other country by air, water, birds and people.
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