Spain to be under lockdown from Monday – draft

MADRID (Reuters) – The Spanish government plans to put the country’s 47 million inhabitants under lockdown from Monday as part of a 15-day state of emergency plan to combat the coronavirus, a draft of an official decree seen by Reuters showed. The government will say all Spaniards must stay home except to buy food, go to the pharmacy, to the […]

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Here are some key things to know ahead of the first Sanders, Biden 1-on-1 debate

And then there were two. Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders are set to meet Sunday night in their first one-to-one presidential primary debate after months of Democratic free-for-alls that presaged a dramatic culling of the field since the opening round of the 2020 race. Some key questions to look for about the debate, which takes place before the next round […]

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Abe says Japan to host 2020 Olympics as planned

Trump on coronavirus disrupting olympics: I wish Prime Minister Abe luck President Trump discusses how the olympics could be disrupted by the coronavirus and what possibilities lie ahead. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says his country still intends to host the Olympic Games in Tokyo as planned. Continue Reading Below Abe says there were no discussions about postponing or canceling […]

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Jet2 to bring home Brits from coronavirus hit Spain as PM shuts down country

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has put the country under an Italy-style lockdown as part of its state of emergency measures designed to combat the virus. According to a draft decree, Spaniards will be ordered to stay at home unless they’re buying food, medicine, go to the hospital, work or other emergencies. It comes as Jet2 cancelled all flights to […]

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Trump says he's attending meetings on COVID-19 at White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said that he is attending White House meetings on Saturday on the COVID-19 outbreak caused by the coronavirus and would issue a “full report later.” Trump issued his statement on Twitter and in a second tweet called for “SOCIAL DISTANCING.” Source: Read Full Article

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Coronavirus lockdown to be debated in Parliament as 100,000 sign online petition

Parliament will debate a nationwide UK coronavirus lockdown after more than 100,000 people signed a petition. The petition, titled “Implement UK lockdown for preventing spread of COVID 19", was created by Beamari Alarva Suerte on 12th March 2020 on the Government and Parliament website. It has since amassed over 101,000 signatures from Brits who believe the UK should follow containment […]

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Release of Taliban prisoners stalls over guarantees

KABUL (Reuters) – Plans for the Afghan government to begin releasing Taliban prisoners were stalled on Saturday over disagreements on the number of detainees to be released and guarantees that they will not return to fighting, a government security spokesman said. The Taliban promised to open talks with the Afghan government as part of an accord reached with the United […]

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Self-isolate if you're returning from Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Germany says

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany on Saturday urged people returning from Italy, Switzerland and Austria to self-isolate for up to two weeks to help slow the spread of the coronavirus. “Especially travelers and skiers returning from Switzerland, Italy and Austria should stay at home as far as possible for up to two weeks, even without symptoms,” Health Minister Jens Spahn tweeted. […]

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