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Reuters World News
Apr 03, 2020

Singapore closing workplaces, schools in latest coronavirus measures
Singapore will close schools and most workplaces, except for essential services and key economic sectors, for a month, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on Friday, as part of stricter measures to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

Reuters World News
Apr 03, 2020

Sex workers stranded in Germany as coronavirus shuts brothels
Thousands of foreign prostitutes working in Germany have been made homeless after brothels closed due to the coronavirus outbreak and borders snapped shut, making it difficult for them to return home.

Reuters World News
Apr 03, 2020

Philippines reports 29 new coronavirus deaths, highest in a single day
The Philippines' health ministry on Friday reported 29 new coronavirus deaths, marking the single largest daily increase in casualties.

Reuters World News
Apr 03, 2020

Taiwan talks WHO role with U.S., China denounces 'manipulation'
Taiwan and the United States this week discussed how to get "closer coordination" between the island and the World Health Organization (WHO) during the coronavirus outbreak, drawing a rebuke from China for "political manipulation" of the epidemic.

Reuters World News
Apr 03, 2020

Israel seals off ultra-Orthodox town hit hard by coronavirus
Israeli police threw up metal barricades and roadblocks on Friday to enforce a lockdown of an ultra-Orthodox Jewish town badly affected by coronavirus.

Reuters World News
Apr 03, 2020

India's coronavirus lockdown hits poor, tests Modi's support
Ravi Prasad Gupta, a worker at a pipe plant in the western Indian state of Gujarat, for years proudly supported Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his promise to usher in "good days" for millions of impoverished labourers.

Reuters World News
Apr 03, 2020

'No idea' if PM Johnson will end isolation on Friday, health minister says
Britain's health minister said on Friday he had "no idea" if Prime Minister Boris Johnson's week-long isolation after testing positive for coronavirus would end on Friday.

Reuters World News
Apr 03, 2020

Pakistan, Bangladesh try to stop Friday prayers to avert coronavirus spike
Police in Pakistan will enforce a strict lockdown to prevent people from going to mosques to offer Friday prayers and fuel a rise in coronavirus infection, officials said, after failing to prevent large congregations last week.

Reuters World News
Apr 03, 2020

Britain's coronavirus peak will be in next few weeks, health minister says
The peak of the United Kingdom's coronavirus outbreak will be slightly sooner than previously thought and will come in the next few weeks, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said on Friday.

Reuters World News
Apr 03, 2020

Hungary to unveil pandemic fund on Saturday, detailed plans on Tuesday
Hungary will introduce a new pandemic fund on Saturday and work out the details of the country's biggest economic stimulus package by Tuesday, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said, adding that the plans focus primarily on employment.

Reuters World News
Apr 03, 2020

China advises foreign diplomats to stop coming to Beijing
China's foreign ministry is advising foreign diplomats to stop coming to Beijing, after the country temporarily banned most foreigners from entering to prevent a resurgence of a coronavirus epidemic, a spokeswoman said on Friday.

Reuters World News
Apr 03, 2020

Global coronavirus cases surpass one million
Global coronavirus cases surpassed 1 million on Thursday with more than 52,000 deaths as the pandemic further exploded in the United States and the death toll climbed in Spain and Italy, according to a Reuters tally of official data.

Reuters World News
Apr 03, 2020

What you need to know about the coronavirus right now
Here's what you need to know about the coronavirus right now:

Reuters World News
Apr 03, 2020

Poland's ruling party coalition partner against May election: Kaczynski
Poland's ruling nationalist Law and Justice (PiS) party junior coalition partner Porozumienie (Accord) is against presidential elections being held on May 10, head of PiS Jaroslaw Kaczynski and Poland's de facto leader, said on Friday.

Reuters World News
Apr 03, 2020

Coronavirus outbreak to delay Romania's June election: PM
Romania's centrist minority government will almost certainly postpone a June local election as the coronavirus outbreak ruled out the best conditions for such an exercise, Prime Minister Ludovic Orban said late on Thursday.

Reuters World News
Apr 03, 2020

Coronavirus pushes reluctant Aung San Suu Kyi to Facebook
(This April 1 story corrects title of president's office assistant-director in paragraph 8)

Reuters World News
Apr 03, 2020

Latest on the spread of the coronavirus around the world
The U.S. economy likely shed jobs in March, abruptly ending a historic 113 straight months of employment growth as stringent measures to control the coronavirus shuttered businesses and factories, confirming a recession is underway.

Reuters World News
Apr 03, 2020

Ecuador builds 'special camp' for coronavirus victims as bodies lie in homes
Ecuador's government said on Thursday it was building a "special camp" for coronavirus victims in the country's largest city of Guayaquil, where an outbreak has killed over 80 people, with many bodies left at home for days.

Reuters World News
Apr 03, 2020

Malaysians send 3D-printed masks, meals to front-line coronavirus medics
From 3D-printed protective face shields to meal deliveries, Malaysian volunteer groups are stepping up to help medical workers on the front line of the campaign against the coronavirus.

Reuters World News
Apr 03, 2020

Mexico stops brewing Corona beer, deemed non-essential in epidemic
Mexico's Grupo Modelo said on Thursday it will temporarily stop brewing Corona beer and other brands exported to 180 countries after its business activities were declared non-essential under a government order aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus.

Reuters World News
Apr 03, 2020

Australia closes internal borders to capitalise on fall in new coronavirus cases
Australian officials closed internal borders on Friday and warned people to stay home over the upcoming Easter holiday as the country seeks to capitalise on a further fall in the rate of new coronavirus cases.

Reuters World News
Apr 03, 2020

Australia says true coronavirus infections could be as high as 10 million cases
As many as 10 million people globally may have been infected by the new coronavirus, Australia's chief medical officer said on Friday, with the under-reporting due to a lack of testing in some countries for the highly contagious respiratory disease.

Reuters World News
Apr 03, 2020

Saudi Arabia advances curfew in three areas over coronavirus fears
Saudi Arabia has advanced to 3 p.m. (1200 GMT) its curfew in three areas, starting from Friday until further notice, state news agency SPA said, citing a senior official of the interior ministry.

Reuters World News
Apr 03, 2020

Malaysia's indigenous people flee into forests to escape coronavirus
After blocking the entrance to their village with logs, half the people of Jemeri fled into the surrounding forest in fear as the coronavirus spread in Malaysia, infecting the first indigenous 'Orang Asli' person.

Reuters World News
Apr 03, 2020

Thailand reports 103 new coronavirus and four new deaths; total cases at 1,978
Thailand on Friday reported 103 new coronavirus cases and four more deaths, bringing its total number cases to 1,978, a health official said.

Reuters World News
Apr 03, 2020

As coronavirus cases rise, Japan urges hospital beds be saved for the severely ill
The Japanese government said on Friday it has told regions that have suffered the most serious outbreaks of coronavirus to save hospitals beds for severely ill patients, while keeping others with milder or no symptoms at home or in hotels.

Reuters World News
Apr 03, 2020

Germany's coronavirus infections rise to 79,696: RKI
Germany's coronavirus infections have risen to 79,696, with 1,017 deaths, statistics from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious diseases showed on Friday.

Reuters World News
Apr 02, 2020

Australia's health system capable of managing coronavirus pandemic: prime minister
Australia's healthcare system should be able to cope with the coronavirus pandemic based on its current trajectory, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Friday.

Reuters World News
Apr 02, 2020

Volunteer disinfectant sprayers help Wuhan prepare for a return to work
Volunteers in hazmat suits have been spraying Wuhan with disinfectant to help the Chinese city where the coronavirus first took hold get back to work as the number of new cases in China drops.

Reuters World News
Apr 02, 2020

U.S. Navy relieves aircraft carrier commander who wrote letter urging coronavirus action
The U.S. Navy on Thursday relieved the commander of the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt, who wrote a scathing letter that leaked to the public asking for stronger measures to control a coronavirus outbreak onboard his warship.

Reuters World News
Apr 02, 2020

Biden: Trump administration showed 'poor judgment' in removing warship commander
Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden said on Thursday that the Trump administration showed "poor judgment" in relieving the commander of an aircraft carrier who sought stronger measures to control a coronavirus outbreak onboard.

Reuters World News
Apr 02, 2020

The religious retreat that sparked India's major coronavirus manhunt
It was late on Sunday night when officials in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh received the alert. Federal authorities said they needed to track down more than 1,000 people linked to a large Muslim missionary gathering nearly 2,000 km away in the capital New Delhi.

Reuters World News
Apr 02, 2020

China's Hubei province reports four new coronavirus deaths as of April 2
Mainland China reported 31 new confirmed coronavirus cases, including two locally transmitted infections, the country's National Health Commission said on Friday.

Reuters World News
Apr 02, 2020

Wuhan official urges vigilance as China plans to mourn coronavirus 'martyrs'
The top official in Wuhan, the epicentre of the coronavirus epidemic in China, warned residents to strengthen self-protection measures and avoid going out as Beijing preaches vigilance to avoid a resurgence of infections.

Reuters World News
Apr 02, 2020

Mexican official says no plans for border closures, as death toll rises
Mexico's deputy health minister said on Thursday there are no plans for border closures even as the country's death toll from the coronavirus jumped to 50 from 37 a day earlier.

Reuters World News
Apr 02, 2020

Australia grapples with coronavirus case tracing as state border controls bolstered
The leader of Australia's most populous state, New South Wales, said on Friday that authorities did not plan to impose further lockdown restrictions, despite concerns more coronavirus cases were emerging without a known source.

Reuters World News
Apr 02, 2020

Hong Kong orders bars to close as it ramps up social distancing
Hong Kong has ordered pubs and bars to close for two weeks from 6 p.m. (1000 GMT) on Friday as the financial hub steps up social distancing restrictions and joins cities around the world in the battle to halt the spread of coronavirus.

Reuters World News
Apr 02, 2020

Brazil turns to China for help in coronavirus fight, eyes U.S. cooperation
Brazil faces a tense period in the coming weeks in its battle against the coronavirus, with supplies of medical and protective equipment running low and fresh shipments from China not expected to arrive in the country for another month.

Reuters World News
Apr 02, 2020

Panama registers 1,475 coronavirus cases, 37 deaths
Panama's health ministry said on Thursday it had registered 1,475 coronavirus cases in the Central American country, an increase of 158 from a day earlier.

Reuters World News
Apr 02, 2020

U.S. paying Russia for entire planeload of coronavirus equipment: U.S. official
The United States is paying Russia for a planeload of medical equipment sent by Moscow to help fight the coronavirus outbreak, a senior Trump administration official said on Thursday, clearing up confusion as to who footed the bill.

Reuters World News
Apr 02, 2020

France races to boost supplies of critical medications
The French government is racing to try to ensure it can produce or procure itself certain medications as stocks run low due to the coronavirus outbreak, French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said on Thursday.

Reuters World News
Apr 02, 2020

Gender divide: Peru, Panama limit men and women to alternate days out to stall virus
Peru and Panama both started on Thursday limiting the times men and women can leave their homes in an attempt to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

Reuters World News
Apr 02, 2020

UK police warn of heightened sex threat to children online during virus lockdown
British police said on Friday there were at least 300,000 people in the country who posed a sex threat to children, warning that there could be a spike in online offences during the coronavirus lockdown.

Reuters World News
Apr 02, 2020

Global coronavirus cases surpass one million: U.S. researchers
Global coronavirus cases surpassed 1 million on Thursday with more than 51,000 deaths as the pandemic further exploded in the United States and the death toll climbed in Spain and Italy, according to a tally by a U.S. university.

Reuters World News
Apr 02, 2020

U.S. Navy relieves commander of coronavirus-stricken aircraft carrier
The U.S. Navy on Thursday relieved the commander of the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt, who wrote a scathing letter that leaked to the public asking the Navy for stronger measures to control a coronavirus outbreak onboard the ship.

Reuters World News
Apr 02, 2020

China answers Brazil plea for medical equipment to fight coronavirus
By Maria Carolina Marcello, Eduardo Simões and Lisandra Paraguassu

Reuters World News
Apr 02, 2020

U.S. Navy relieves commander of coronavirus-hit aircraft carrier
The U.S. Navy announced on Thursday it had relieved the commander of the U.S. aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt, who wrote a scathing letter that leaked to the public asking Navy leadership for stronger measures to control a coronavirus outbreak onboard.

Reuters World News
Apr 02, 2020

Israel's Netanyahu gets all-clear after second coronavirus scare this week
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tested negative for coronavirus on Thursday after his health minister was diagnosed with it, officials said, the 70-year-old leader's second infection scare this week.

Reuters World News
Apr 02, 2020

Latin America adjusts to home schooling as coronavirus halts class
Vanesa Jaimes studied to become an administrative worker in Venezuela's health care system, but these days she could be more accurately described as a teacher - to her four kids.

Reuters World News
Apr 02, 2020

Spain's coronavirus deaths rise above 10,000, yet there is 'glimpse of hope'
Spain's death toll from the coronavirus rose above 10,000 on Thursday after a record 950 people died overnight, but health officials were encouraged by a slowdown in daily increases in infections and deaths.

Reuters World News
Apr 02, 2020

Global coronavirus cases surpass one million: Johns Hopkins tally
Global coronavirus cases surpassed 1 million on Thursday as the pandemic explodes in the United States and the death toll continues to climb in Italy and Spain, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.

Reuters World News
Apr 02, 2020

Gender divide: Peru limits men and women to alternate days out to stall virus
Amid a strict quarantine in Peru to slow the spread of a coronavirus pandemic, men and women will only be allowed to leave their homes on designed days divided up by gender, the country's President Martin Vizcarra said on Thursday.

Reuters World News
Apr 02, 2020

Colombia quarantine brings evictions for Bogota's poorest
Jose Ramirez - whose total belongings fit into a scratched black suitcase and a backpack - is resigned to spending the night in a scruffy park in the depressed center of Colombia's capital, Bogota.

Reuters World News
Apr 02, 2020

France's coronavirus death toll jumps as nursing homes included
The coronavirus death count in France surged to nearly 5,400 people on Thursday after the health ministry began including nursing home fatalities in its data.

Reuters World News
Apr 02, 2020

Chilean capital gets another visit from cougar amid coronavirus lockdown
Chilean authorities captured a second cougar in little more than a week late Wednesday after the cat was spotted strolling through an upscale suburb of Santiago amid the evening quiet imposed by a nationwide, nightime curfew due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Reuters World News
Apr 02, 2020

Bolsonaro says coronavirus 'not all it's being made out to be'
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro continued to downplay the coronavirus epidemic on Thursday, saying it is "not all it's being made out to be" and denying that any hospital in the country has reached its full capacity due to the outbreak.

Reuters World News
Apr 02, 2020

Putin extends Russia's coronavirus non-working period until April 30
President Vladimir Putin on Thursday prolonged until April 30 a paid non-working period across Russia, stepping up measures to stem the spread of coronavirus just a week after the Kremlin said there was no epidemic.

Reuters World News
Apr 02, 2020

Canada faces 'critical week' in coronavirus crisis, death toll jumps
Canada faces "a critical week" in fighting the coronavirus, a senior official said on Thursday, as the death toll jumped and the most populous province said residents should brace for a stark scenario.

Reuters World News
Apr 02, 2020

Ski resort Ischgl is source of Austria's biggest coronavirus cluster
The Austrian ski resort of Ischgl and its surroundings are the source of the country's biggest cluster of coronavirus cases, involving more than 600 infections and possibly twice as many abroad, a public health official confirmed on Thursday.

Reuters World News
Apr 02, 2020

U.S. officials redistribute protective gear seized from alleged hoarder
U.S. officials said on Thursday they would distribute a stockpile of personal protective equipment, including 192,000 N95 respirator masks, which they seized this week from an alleged hoarder.

Reuters World News
Apr 02, 2020

U.S. paying Russia for entire planeload of coronavirus equipment sent by Moscow: U.S. official
The United States is paying Russia for a planeload of medical equipment sent by Moscow to help fight the coronavirus outbreak, a senior Trump administration official said on Thursday, clearing up confusion as to who footed the bill.

Reuters World News
Apr 02, 2020

How quarantine in my childhood home brought my family closer
When President Trump announced the ban on travel from Europe last month, I was more than 3,000 miles away from my Norwegian childhood home, a 24-year-old photographer creating a life of my own in New York City.

Reuters World News
Apr 02, 2020

Portugal tightens Easter travel restrictions due to coronavirus
Portugal's government tightened restrictions on movement to stop the spread of the coronavirus during the normally busy Easter holiday period, closing all airports to commercial flights and banning domestic travel from April 9-13.

Reuters World News
Apr 02, 2020

Under pressure, UK government promises 100,000 daily coronavirus tests
Britain's health minister promised a tenfold increase in the number of daily tests for coronavirus by the end of the month after the government faced criticism for failing to roll out mass checks for health workers and the public.

Reuters World News
Apr 02, 2020

Brazil's Bolsonaro isolated, weakened by coronavirus denial
At a tense cabinet meeting on Saturday in the Brazilian president's official residence, Jair Bolsonaro found himself isolated.

Reuters World News
Apr 02, 2020

Italy's coronavirus deaths push higher, new cases hold steady
The death toll from an outbreak of coronavirus in Italy has climbed by 760 to 13,915, the Civil Protection Agency said on Thursday, slightly higher than the daily rise of 727 registered a day earlier.

Reuters World News
Apr 02, 2020

France's coronavirus death toll jumps to nearly 5,400 as nursing homes included
The number of cumulative known deaths from coronavirus in France surged to nearly 5,400 on Thursday as the country started including fatalities in nursing homes in its data.

Reuters World News
Apr 02, 2020

Portugal suspends rents, worries surface over post-pandemic housing crisis
Portugal's parliament approved on Thursday the suspension of rents for vulnerable households and cash-strapped small firms during the coronavirus outbreak, but rights groups warned that the measure might only delay a looming housing crisis.

Reuters World News
Apr 02, 2020

U.N. agency keeps Africa food aid flowing amid coronavirus
The United Nations food agency has negotiated a humanitarian corridor to keep food aid flowing in southern Africa after many countries shut their borders to stop the spread of the coronavirus, an official said on Thursday.

Reuters World News
Apr 02, 2020

Putin replaces head of remote Russian region after coronavirus outbreak
Russian President Vladimir Putin replaced the head of a remote northern region on Thursday soon after a preliminary investigation was launched to check if more than 50 people in a local hospital had been infected by a doctor.

Reuters World News
Apr 02, 2020

Putin extends Russia's non-working period until April 30 over coronavirus
President Vladimir Putin on Thursday prolonged until April 30 a paid non-working period across Russia, stepping up measures to stem the spread of coronavirus just a week after the Kremlin said there was no epidemic.

Reuters World News
Apr 02, 2020

Istanbul mayor says time running out to halt coronavirus spread
Europe's largest city, Istanbul, is running out of time to impose a lockdown and stop a surge in coronavirus cases as around two million people are still going out into the streets every day, its mayor Ekrem Imamoglu said on Thursday.

Reuters World News
Apr 02, 2020

Exclusive: UK's worst case coronavirus toll is 50,000 dead but UK is not on course for that - source
The British government's worst case scenario envisages a coronavirus death toll of 50,000 if self isolation is not fully adhered to, but the United Kingdom is not right now on course for a toll of that scale, a source familiar with the government's emergency discussions said.

Reuters World News
Apr 02, 2020

EU Commission apologises to Italy over coronavirus response, deaths push higher
The head of the European Commission apologised to Italy on Thursday for a lack of solidarity from Europe in tackling its coronavirus crisis, but promised greater help in dealing with the economic fallout.

Reuters World News
Apr 02, 2020

NATO welcomes North Macedonia as 30th ally
NATO foreign ministers welcomed North Macedonia as the alliance's newest member on Thursday, ending a long process that included a change to the country's name.

Reuters World News
Apr 02, 2020

Britain to target 100,000 daily coronavirus tests by month-end
Britain is aiming for 100,000 daily coronavirus tests by the end of April, health minister Matt Hancock said on Thursday, an increase of around tenfold from current levels.

Reuters World News
Apr 02, 2020

Germans snitch on neighbours flouting virus rules, in echo of the Stasi past
Law-abiding Germans are zealously helping police crack down on people flouting new social distancing rules aimed at slowing the spread of the coronavirus by reporting on strangers, neighbours and friends.

Reuters World News
Apr 02, 2020

Elderly to be evacuated en masse from ultra-Orthodox Israeli town hit by coronavirus
The Israeli military will evacuate elderly residents en masse from an ultra-Orthodox Jewish town with a disproportionately large outbreak of coronavirus, the government said on Thursday.

Reuters World News
Apr 02, 2020

Mistrustful of state, Brazil slum hires own doctors to fight virus
Emerson Barata draws a circular map of Sao Paulo's largest slum, Paraisopolis, and begins to mark confirmed coronavirus cases in blue ink. At the center of the favela of around 120,000 people, which crowds between luxury apartment blocks and high-walled mansions, he draws four dots.

Reuters World News
Apr 02, 2020

Global coronavirus deaths top 50,000 - Johns Hopkins tally
Global coronavirus deaths topped 50,200 on Thursday as the pandemic ravages the United States and Europe, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.

Reuters World News
Apr 02, 2020

Dutch returning from U.S. should self-quarantine: prime minister
Dutch citizens returning from the United States by plane should self-quarantine for a period of 14 days, the Netherlands' prime minister said on Thursday, as part of measures intended to slow the spread of coronavirus.

Reuters World News
Apr 02, 2020

Thailand imposes nationwide curfew to curb coronavirus
Thailand will impose a nationwide night curfew from Friday to try to curb the spread of the coronavirus, the prime minister said on Thursday, adding that people had to adapt to survive.

Reuters World News
Apr 02, 2020

India PM plans staggered exit from vast coronavirus lockdown
India will pull out of a three-week lockdown in phases, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday, as officials battle to contain the country's biggest cluster of coronavirus infections in the capital, New Delhi.

Reuters World News
Apr 02, 2020

French nursing home deaths soar since coronavirus outbreak
Five hundred and seventy people have died in nursing homes in France's eastern region during the coronavirus outbreak, suggesting the national death toll linked to the illness could be far higher than thought.

Reuters World News
Apr 02, 2020

Pakistan court set to free four accused in Daniel Pearl killing
A Pakistani court on Thursday commuted the death sentence of the main person accused in the 2002 kidnapping and murder of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, and acquitted three other co-accused in the matter.

Reuters World News
Apr 02, 2020

Spain's coronavirus deaths top 10,000, yet there is 'glimpse of hope'
Spain's death toll from the coronavirus rose above 10,000 on Thursday after a record 950 people died overnight, but health officials saw a glimmer of hope with the epidemic slowing in terms of proportional daily increases in infections and deaths.

Reuters World News
Apr 02, 2020

Canada coronavirus cases rise above 10,000, death toll jumps 21%
Canada now has more than 10,000 coronavirus cases and the death toll has jumped 21% from a day earlier to 127, according to data posted by the country's public health agency on Thursday.

Reuters World News
Apr 02, 2020

Over half of Britons say government was too slow on virus: poll
More than a half of Britons think Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government was too slow to order a lockdown to counter the spread of coronavirus, according an opinion poll published on Thursday.

Reuters World News
Apr 02, 2020

Red Cross to deliver supplies for COVID-19 patients on front lines of Ukraine conflict
A first planeload of medical supplies for COVID-19 patients and other relief goods has arrived in Ukraine to help people enduring a six-year conflict in the country's east, the International Committee of the Red Cross said on Thursday.

Reuters World News
Apr 02, 2020

Exclusive: UK's worst case coronavirus toll is 50,000 dead but UK is not on course for that
The British government's worst case scenario envisages a coronavirus death toll of 50,000 people if self isolation is not adhered to, but the United Kingdom is not right now on course for a toll of that scale, a source familiar with the government's emergency discussions said.

Reuters World News
Apr 02, 2020

Iraq has confirmed thousands more COVID-19 cases than reported, medics say
Iraq has thousands of confirmed COVID-19 cases, many times more than the 772 it is has publicly reported, according to three doctors closely involved in the testing process, a health ministry official and a senior political official.

Reuters World News
Apr 02, 2020

Canada coronavirus cases rise above 10,000, death toll jumps by 21%
Canada now has more than 10,000 coronavirus cases and the death toll jumped 21% to 127 from Wednesday, according to data posted by the country's public health agency on Thursday.

Reuters World News
Apr 02, 2020

Somali doctor, veteran of many battles, girds for war with coronavirus
Somali doctor Abdirizak Yusuf Ahmed has escaped an execution, battled deadly diseases and treated war victims. Now - at 35 years old - he's been tapped to lead his nation's response to the coronavirus.

Reuters World News
Apr 02, 2020

Factbox: Latest on the spread of the coronavirus around the world
The death toll from the coronavirus pandemic continued to rise on Thursday, after the World Health Organization said the global case count would reach 1 million and the death toll 50,000 in the next few days and economic pain deepened with another record week of jobless claims in the United States.

Reuters World News
Apr 02, 2020

Putin rolls over Russia's non-working period until April 30 over coronavirus
President Vladimir Putin on Thursday prolonged until April 30 a non-working period across Russia to try and stem the coronavirus outbreak.

Reuters World News
Apr 02, 2020

U.N. agency says humanitarian corridor keeps Africa aid flowing amid coronavirus
The United Nations food agency has negotiated a humanitarian corridor to keep food aid flowing in southern Africa after most countries shut their borders to stop the spread of coronavirus, an official said on Thursday.

Reuters World News
Apr 02, 2020

Dutch end-of-life debate flares as coronavirus tests healthcare limits
Doctors in the Netherlands have been advising elderly patients to think twice before agreeing to COVID-19 treatment in hospital intensive-care units, drawing criticism that they are attempting to ration scarce ICU beds.

Reuters World News
Apr 02, 2020

EU Commission apologises to Italy over coronavirus response
The head of the European Commission apologised to Italy on Thursday for a lack of solidarity from Europe in tackling its coronavirus crisis, but promised greater help in dealing with the economic fallout.

Reuters World News
Apr 02, 2020

Romanian doctors will get 500 euro per month coronavirus bonus
Romanian doctors, nurses and other personnel dealing with coronavirus cases will receive a monthly bonus of about 500 euros ($543.10) a month, President Klaus Iohannis said on Thursday.

Reuters World News
Apr 02, 2020

Kill the virus, not democracy - EU tells Hungary
The European Commission told Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Thursday that emergency powers he has assumed to combat the coronavirus outbreak risk upending democracy and must be subject to proper parliamentary and media scrutiny.

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