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Thousands of British Airways staff might be suspended

02 April 2020

IAG-owned British Airways is expected to announce a suspension of about 36 000 of its employees, BBC News reported on Wednesday. Read More


Navy captain signals for help

01 April 2020

WASHINGTON - The captain of a United States aircraft carrier with more than 4 000 crew has called for urgent help to halt a coronavirus outbreak on his ship. Read More


Agency: Russia to send medical supplies to US

01 April 2020

MOSCOW - Russia is sending the United States medical equipment to help fight the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the Interfax news agency reported on Tuesday, citing the Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov. Read More


Expert: Mass disinfections in Indonesia useless

31 March 2020

SURABAYA, Indonesia/SINGAPORE - A drone dispersed clouds of disinfectant in the sky above Indonesia’s second-largest city Surabaya on Tuesday, a response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic which is catching on around the world despite warnings from health experts.... Read More


CNN anchor Cuomo has coronavirus

31 March 2020

New York – CNN anchor Chris Cuomo said Tuesday that he has been diagnosed with Covid-19. Read More


Johnson's chief adviser self-isolating

31 March 2020

LONDON - The coronavirus outbreak at the heart of the United Kingdom government spread on Monday with Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s senior adviser, Dominic Cummings, self-isolating with symptoms just days after the British leader himself tested positive. Read More


US agencies have tough task tracking virus

31 March 2020

WASHINGTON - As United States spy agencies seek to assemble a precise picture of the world’s novel coronavirus (COVID-19)outbreaks, they are finding serious gaps in their ability to assess the situation in China, Russia and North Korea, according to five US government... Read More


US attorneys general fight Trump’s efforts to undermine asylum protections for Caribbean immigrants

30 March 2020

WASHINGTON, – A coalition of 19 attorneys general from around the United States has challenged the Trump Administration’s efforts to potentially undermine asylum protections for thousands of Caribbean and other immigrants. Read More


Trump backs off plan to reopen businesses by mid-April

30 March 2020

WASHINGTON/ LOS ANGELES - President Donald Trump on Sunday extended his stay-at-home guidelines until the end of April, dropping a hotly criticized plan to get the economy up and running by mid-April after a top medical adviser said more than 100,000 Americans could... Read More


US could face 200 000 coronavirus deaths, millions of cases, Fauci warns

29 March 2020

WASHINGTON/CHICAGO - U.S. deaths from coronavirus could reach 200,000 with millions of cases, the government’s top infectious diseases expert warned on Sunday as New York, New Orleans and other major cities pleaded for more medical supplies. Read More


India using railway cars as isolation wards

29 March 2020

NEW DELHI/ISLAMABAD - India said on Saturday it was planning to turn some railway coaches into isolation wards for patients with coronavirus, as authorities scramble to prepare the country’s health infrastructure for an expected surge in cases. Read More


Trump signs biggest US bailout

28 March 2020

Washington – United States President Donals Trump has signed the largest-ever US financial stimulus package, worth US$2tn (£1.7tn), as the country grapples with the coronavirus pandemic. Read More


Virgin Atlantic among airlines expected to seek bailout

28 March 2020

LONDON – Virgin Atlantic is expected to ask for a government bailout worth hundreds of millions of pounds in the coming days, the BBC understands. Read More


Four die on cruise ship off Panama

28 March 2020

PANAMA CITY – Four passengers have died on a cruise ship off the Pacific coast of Panama with more than 130 others aboard suffering from influenza-like symptoms, at least two of whom have coronavirus (COVID-19), the vessel’s operator said on Friday. Read More


Retired Venezuelan general surrenders to US

27 March 2020

CARACAS/BOGOTA – United States Drug Enforcement Agency agents flew to Colombia on Friday to take into custody Cliver Alcala, a retired Venezuelan general indicted for drug trafficking along with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, three people familiar with the matter... Read More


Canada knocks Trump’s border plan

27 March 2020

OTTAWA/WASHINGTON - Canada on Thursday slammed a United States proposal to deploy troops along their undefended border to help fight the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), saying the idea was unnecessary and would damage relations. Read More


US has most cases of COVID-19 globally

27 March 2020

NEW YORK - The number of United States coronavirus infections climbed above 82 000 on Thursday, surpassing the national tallies of China and Italy, as New York, New Orleans and other hot spots faced a surge in hospitalisations and looming shortages of supplies, staff... Read More


Boris Johnson tests positive for COVID-19

27 March 2020

Boris Johnson has tested positive for coronavirus. Read More


Smog clears over Indian cities

26 March 2020

MUMBAI – Indians breathed easier on Monday as lockdowns ordered to combat the spread of the coronavirus in India’s megacities kept cars off the road and closed factories, improving air quality and letting people see blue skies instead of heavy grey smog. Read More


Trump pushes to open US borders by Easter

25 March 2020

WASHINGTON – United States President Donald Trump pressed his case on Tuesday for a reopening of the United States economy by mid-April despite a surge in coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, downplaying the pandemic as he did in its early stages by comparing it to the seasonal... Read More


Prince Charles tests positive for COVID-19

25 March 2020

Prince Charles has tested positive for coronavirus.Clarence House confirmed that the 71-year-old royal had been diagnosed with the COVID-19 disease in a statement released this morning. Read More


Has the message about the seriousness of COVID-19 hit home now the country is under 24-hour curfew?