EU propose banning all foreigners from entering bloc for 30 days

The European Union's executive on Monday proposed a 30-day ban on incoming travel for foreigners to the bloc to battle the spread of coronavirus. "The less travel, the more we can contain the virus. Therefore … I propose to the heads of state and government to introduce temporary restriction on non-essential travel to the EU," said European Commission chief Asked […]

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UK rail services face being stripped back as coronavirus leaves ‘ghost trains’

Rail services could be slashed as passenger numbers plummet amid the coronavirus outbreak. The Transport Secretary said there was no point running “ghost trains” as employees chose to work from home rather than commute. Grant Shapps, who will be meeting with train operators this week, added there was no point running "ghost trains" if people cut back on travel. He […]

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Biden and Sanders Assume Fighting Stances, a Healthy 6 Feet Apart

“Come on, Joe, you’re an honest guy,” Mr. Sanders said at one point on Sunday night. “Why don’t you just tell the truth here?” he said at another. “I will talk to the governor!” he replied in one flourish, after the former vice president suggested his rival consult Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York on Mr. Biden’s history with […]

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Factbox: Biden, Sanders focus on coronavirus crisis in first one-on-one Democratic debate

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democratic presidential contenders Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders faced off on Sunday in their first one-on-one debate, a key moment before votes in four states on Tuesday that could give Biden an insurmountable lead in the party’s White House race. The former vice president and the U.S. senator from Vermont initially focused their discussion on the coronavirus […]

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Boris Johnson in bid to calm public fear with daily coronavirus updates

Boris Johnson will hold daily coronavirus press conferences from today after he was urged to “speak directly to the public”. The Prime Minister will address the media over the pandemic alongside chief medical officer Professor Chris Whitty and chief scientific adviser Sir Patrick Vallance on Monday. The first of the daily briefings will come after the PM chairs a Cobra […]

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Biden and Sanders set to debate during coronavirus crisis

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders square off in the first one-on-one debate of the Democratic presidential campaign on Sunday during a widening crisis over the coronavirus that has dramatically upended the daily life of Americans. The showdown between front-runner Biden and his last viable rival in Sanders, originally scheduled for Phoenix, will take place in a Washington, […]

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U.S. eyes aid for airlines; sees no domestic travel curbs for now

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Sunday said he was in close touch with Congress about helping U.S. airlines weather a massive downturn in business due to sweeping travel restrictions aimed at containing the coronavirus. Mnuchin told ABC News’ “This Week” program he was talking with U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi about measures this week […]

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NHS missing 10,000 nurses since Brexit as Europeans avoid moving to the UK

The NHS is now recruiting fewer than half the number of EU nurses because of Brexit . Data shows Europeans wishing to practise here plunged dramatically from nearly 6,000 a year to 2,779 following the EU referendum in 2016. And that trend continued with 2,313 coming here in 2017-18 and only 15 more the following year. Shocked shadow health minister […]

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Trump Won’t Be Getting a Coronavirus Test, His Doctor Says

But hours later, just before midnight, the White House physician released a statement saying Mr. Trump would not be tested — nor would he self-quarantine — even as it became apparent that he had interacted with not one but with at least two infected members of the Brazilian delegation that visited his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida last weekend. Mr. Trump’s […]

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