South Korea reports 107 new coronavirus cases, total 8,086: KCDC

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea reported more recoveries from the coronavirus than new infections on Saturday for the second day is a row, as a downward trend in daily cases raised hopes that Asia’s biggest epidemic outside China may be slowing. The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) recorded 107 new coronavirus cases on Saturday compared with 110 […]

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Citigroup, JPMorgan report New York cases of coronavirus

(Reuters) – New York-based banks Citigroup Inc (C.N) and JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM.N) both reported on Friday that they have employees who have tested positive for the coronavirus. Citi said that one employee was confirmed to have the virus, and JPMorgan confirmed that two of its employees do. The announcements followed similar news from banks such as Wells Fargo […]

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U.S. court to rehear House bid for testimony from ex-White House counsel McGahn

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. appeals court on Friday said it would reconsider a recent decision dismissing a Democratic-led congressional panel’s lawsuit seeking to enforce a subpoena for testimony from former White House Counsel Donald McGahn. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit said it would hear arguments in the case on April 28. In a […]

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No coronavirus internet disruptions even if you watch porn in self-isolation

If the UK need to self isolate or work from home during the coronavirus pandemic broadband giants have insisted that there will be no network disruptions – even if you are streaming porn. Bosses at the UK’s biggest broadband operator BT are confident that the UK will cope, even with workers ‘dual-screening’ with a laptop for work and a tablet […]

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U.S. summons Chinese envoy over Beijing's coronavirus comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. State Department summoned the Chinese ambassador to the United States on Friday to protest against comments by Beijing suggesting the U.S. military might have brought the coronavirus to Wuhan, as tensions between the two global powers over the outbreak intensified. David Stillwell, the top U.S. diplomat for East Asia, delivered a very “stern representation” to […]

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How the longest bull run in history ended in pandemic panic

SINGAPORE/HONG KONG (Reuters) – As a collapse in the oil price unleashed chaos in financial markets, Madrid money manager Diego Parrilla phoned a colleague who agreed: they had better head to work early in the morning. By daybreak in Europe, the price of crude oil had fallen by a third. The shock had turned worry about the coronavirus to full-blown […]

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Experimental coronavirus drug brings woman ‘back from brink of death’

US scientists managed to save a coronavirus victim they feared "was going to pass away" with an experimental drug. The critically ill patient, who was confirmed as the the first likely case of community transmission in the US, tested positive for COVID-19 on February 26, reports an American science journal. Scientists from the University of California Davis Medical Center in […]

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Coronavirus: City of Toronto closing licensed child care centres, recreation centres

The City of Toronto has announced all non-essential buildings are being closed amid the ongoing outbreak of COVID-19. Dr. Eileen de Villa, Toronto’s medical officer of health, and Chris Murray, Toronto’s city manager, said as of 12:01 a.m. on Saturday all licensed child care centres, recreation centres, libraries and museums will be closed until April 5. It was also announced […]

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