FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visit St Josephs SureStart Facility in Ballymena, Northern Ireland February 28, 2019. Jeff J Mitchell/Pool via REUTERS LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Prince William and his wife, duchess Kate, urged people on Sunday to take care of their mental health during the coronavirus outbreak.
FILE PHOTO: Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki conducts the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra during a performance of his Polish Requiem in Tel Aviv February 12, 2014. REUTERS/Finbarr O’Reilly/File Photo WARSAW (Reuters) – Poland’s Krzysztof Penderecki, one of the world’s most celebrated composers, died on Sunday at the age of 86, said state-controlled news agency PAP. “After a
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Demarcus Robinson is signing a one-year contract to remain with the team, multiple media outlets reported Saturday. FILE PHOTO: Jan 12, 2020; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Demarcus Robinson (11) returns to play during the AFC Divisional Round playoff football game against the Houston Texans at
SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) – China reported 45 new coronavirus cases in the mainland for Saturday, down from 54 on the previous day, with all but one involving travelers from overseas, the country’s health authority said on Sunday. A man wearing a face mask skateboards on a street in Wuhan, Hubei province, the epicenter of China’s coronavirus
FILE PHOTO: Jim Dolan, President and CEO of Cablevision Systems and Executive Chairman of The Madison Square Garden Company, speaks during a news conference to announce details of a newly renovated Madison Square Garden in New York, October 24, 2013. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri (Reuters) – The owner of NBA team New York Knicks, Jim Dolan, has
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump said on Saturday he is considering a two-week quarantine on New York and parts of New Jersey and Connecticut in a bid to halt the spread of the coronavirus from the country’s epicenter, but he added that such a move would not affect trade in any way. Speaking to
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump said on Saturday that he would issue a travel warning for the hard-hit New York area to limit the spread of the coronavirus, backing off from an earlier suggestion that he might try to cut off the region entirely. “A quarantine will not be necessary,” he said on Twitter.
SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea fired what appeared to be two short-range ballistic missiles into the ocean off its east coast on Sunday, the latest in an unprecedented flurry of launches that South Korea decried as “inappropriate” amid the global coronavirus pandemic. FILE PHOTO: The flag of North Korea is seen in Geneva, Switzerland, June
FILE PHOTO: Bottles of the beer, Corona, a brand of Constellation Brands Inc., sit on a supermarket shelf in Los Angeles, California April 1, 2015. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/File Photo MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico’s President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Saturday said his government will comply with a public consultation to halt the construction of U.S.
FILE PHOTO: A person moves through clothing in the storage area at Rent the Runway’s “Dream Fulfillment Center” in Secaucus, New Jersey, U.S., September 11, 2019. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly (Reuters) – U.S. clothing rental firm Rent the Runway said on Saturday it had laid off retail employees following temporary store closures amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.
FILE PHOTO: Small toy figures are seen in front of diplayed Airbnb logo in this illustration taken March 19, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration LONDON (Reuters) – Airbnb hosts will provide free rooms for workers in Britain’s National Health Service (NHS) to support their work during the coronavirus outbreak, the company said on Sunday. Nearly 1,500 places
LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who is self-isolating at 10 Downing Street after testing positive for coronavirus, will write to every UK household to urge people to stay at home. FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson applauds outside 10 Downing Street during the Clap For Our Carers campaign in support of
A billboard advertising Virgin media fibre broadband is seen in London, Britain, March 30, 2016. REUTERS/Toby Melville Britain’s big telecoms providers have agreed to remove all data caps on fixed-line broadband services that have become a lifeline for people isolated at home during the coronavirus crisis, the government said on Sunday. The companies, which include
WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – President Donald Trump said on Saturday he might prohibit travel in and out of the New York area to limit the spread of the coronavirus from its U.S. epicenter, but the state’s governor dubbed the idea “anti-American” and said he would not cooperate. As the U.S. death count crossed 2,000, doubling
FILE PHOTO: The flag of North Korea is seen in Geneva, Switzerland, June 20, 2017. REUTERS/Pierre Albouy SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea fired at least one unidentified projectile into the ocean off its east coast, South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said on Sunday, with Japan’s Ministry of Defense reporting that it appeared to be
FILE PHOTO: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks in front of stacks of medical protective supplies during a news conference at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center which will be partially converted into a temporary hospital during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in New York City, New York, U.S., March 24, 2020. REUTERS/Mike
Technicians assemble coronavirus test kits at Evolve manufacturing facility, where they will be manufacturing ventilators, in Fremont, California, U.S. March 26, 2020. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton (Reuters) – As U.S. demand for ventilators skyrockets during the coronavirus pandemic, smaller medical device makers are simplifying their designs and pushing other work aside to make more of the devices.
LONDON (Reuters) – The United Kingdom will do well if it manages to keep the coronavirus death toll below 20,000, a senior health official said on Saturday after the deadliest day so far of the outbreak saw the number of fatalities rise to more than 1,000. Stephen Powis, the medical director of National Health Service
MURMANSK, Russia (Reuters) – When a group of French chess players traveled to the Russian Arctic city of Murmansk for a tournament this month, they didn’t expect to end up in quarantine and face delays in getting home. Chess players from France look at the board during a game at a hospital in Murmansk, Russia
RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Brazilian rapper MV Bill added his voice to a chorus of criticism of President Jair Bolsonaro for downplaying the gravity of the new coronavirus epidemic in a video clip that urges people to protect themselves. FILE PHOTO: A volunteer carries donated aid for poor families at the Rocinha slum as
LONDON (Reuters) – Medical workers in England on the front line of the coronavirus pandemic started to be tested on Saturday as the number of COVID-19 deaths in Britain topped 1,000 after a record 260 people died in the previous 24 hours. Medical staff at an NHS drive through coronavirus disease (COVID-19) testing facility in
A sign encouraging hand sanitizer use is pictured in the Amazon Obidos lobby in the South Lake Union neighborhood, normally a busy area for Amazon and the biotech industry, as companies have instructed employees to work from home if they can during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Seattle, Washington, U.S. March 18, 2020. REUTERS/Jason
SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China’s authorities plan stronger steps to revive an economy hit by the spread of coronavirus, as the nation on Saturday reported no new locally transmitted infections for the previous day. A street blocked by barricades is seen in Wuhan in Hubei province, the epicentre of China’s coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. The city
NEW YORK, March 28 (Reuters) – The sum of known coronavirus U.S. cases soared well past 100,000, with more than 1,600 dead, as weary doctors and nurses coping with shortages resorted to extremes ranging from hiding scarce medical supplies to buying them on the black market. American healthcare workers in the trenches of the pandemic
FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Secretary of State for Scotland Alister Jack is seen at Downing Street in London, Britain, December 17, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah McKay LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Secretary of State for Scotland Alister Jack has developed mild symptoms consistent with coronavirus and is self-isolating, a spokeswoman for his ministry said on Saturday. Prime Minister Boris
WASHINGTON, March 28 (Reuters) – President Donald Trump offered a preview of his re-election campaign playbook last year when he visited the building site of a multi-billion-dollar cracking unit in western Pennsylvania, hailed as one of the largest construction projects in the country. U.S. President Donald Trump participates in a FOX News Channel town hall
TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Saturday promised a massive unprecedented package of steps to cushion the economy from the coronavirus pandemic, saying the country was close to a national emergency as infections surged in Tokyo. Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe holds a news conference on Japan’s response to the coronavirus disease
FILE PHOTO: German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Bavarian State Premier Markus Soeder leave after a news conference at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany March 12, 2020. REUTERS/Michele Tantussi/File Photo FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Germans have been largely compliant with rules to prevent the spread of coronavirus, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday, as confirmed cases in
FILE PHOTO: A sign with the logo of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) is on display outside its office in Moscow, Russia December 9, 2019. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian anti-doping agency RUSADA said it was temporarily halting all testing in response to government measures aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus. Russia
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Doctors and nurses on the front lines of the U.S. coronavirus crisis pleaded on Friday for more protective gear and equipment to treat waves of patients expected to overwhelm hospitals as the number of known U.S. infections surpassed 100,000, with more than 1,600 dead. Physicians have called particular attention to a