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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
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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
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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
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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
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A worker wearing a preventive mask harvests grapes at a vineyard, following the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in San Felipe, Chile March 27, 2020. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado SANTIAGO (Reuters) – Chilean President Sebastian Pinera announced on Friday that low-income families will be able to delay household debt payments without the fear of having utilities cut
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BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil’s federal government launched an advertising campaign against social distancing measures to fight the coronavirus outbreak, the latest flashpoint in a battle between President Jair Bolsonaro and state governors trying to stop the virus’ spread. A volunteer carries donated aid for poor families at the Rocinha slum as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19)
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LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for the coronavirus and is self-isolating at his Downing Street residence but said he would still lead the government’s response to the accelerating outbreak. Johnson, 55, experienced mild symptoms on Thursday, a day after he answered questions at a weekly question-and-answer session in parliament’s
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LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for coronavirus and is self-isolating at his Downing Street residence but said he would still lead the government’s response to the accelerating outbreak. Johnson, 55, experienced mild symptoms on Thursday, a day after he answered at the prime minister’s weekly question-and-answer session in parliament’s
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U.S. President Donald Trump addresses the coronavirus task force daily briefing as Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, stands by at the White House in Washington, U.S., March 26, 2020. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday that he would not cancel the
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BRASILIA/RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Brazil’s governors pressed President Jair Bolsonaro on Thursday for more federal support in the coronavirus battle after he blasted them as job-killers and undermined their orders with a decree keeping churches open at evangelical preachers’ request. Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro reacts during an evangelical march for Jesus in Brasilia, Brazil,
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. government on Thursday indicted Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and more than a dozen other top Venezuelan officials on charges of “narco-terrorism,” the latest escalation of the Trump administration’s pressure campaign aimed at ousting the socialist leader. The State Department offered a reward of up to $15 million for information leading
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FILE PHOTO: Medical officials with protective gear walk inside a plane while taking the body temperature of passengers as a preventive measure against the coronavirus (COVID-19) at Sheremetyevo International Airport outside Moscow, Russia March 17, 2020. REUTERS/Sergey Pivovarov MOSCOW (Reuters) – The Russian government has ordered the civil aviation authority to suspend all regular and
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FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump, with ‪Vice President Mike Pence and Attorney General Bill Barr‬, leads the daily coronavirus response briefing at the White House in Washington, U.S. March 23, 2020. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst SEOUL (Reuters) – President Donald Trump asked South Korea to send medical equipment to the United States to fight the coronavirus,
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GENEVA/TOKYO (Reuters) – The World Health Organization said on Tuesday that the United States could become the global epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic, which finally forced reluctant organizers to postpone the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics. Britain joined the ranks of countries in lockdown to try to hold back the virus, and data showed business activity
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FILE PHOTO: European Economic Commissioner Paolo Gentiloni speaks during a news conference on public finances in EU states at European Union Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium February 26, 2020. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union’s economics commissioner Paolo Gentiloni is in self-isolation after a member of his staff showed symptoms of COVID-19, the
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