Trump Is Tested for Coronavirus, and Experts Ask: What Took So Long?

The ambassador had already self-quarantined, after learning of Mr. Wajngarten’s infection, and is now extending the measure for two more weeks. Other politicians who met with members of the Brazilian delegation — including Senator Rick Scott, Republican of Florida, and Senator Lindsey Graham, Republican of South Carolina — quarantined themselves. But Mr. Trump did not alter his routine. On Thursday, […]

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Communist-run Cuba releases dissident artist after uproar

HAVANA (Reuters) – Cuba released dissident artist Luis Manuel Otero Alcantara from jail overnight after dozens of prominent artists, including those traditionally supportive of the Communist government, as well as international rights groups criticized his arrest 13 days ago. The 32-year-old, known for his provocative performances criticizing authorities, had been put in “preventive prison” awaiting trial on various charges, according […]

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Factbox: Spain's coronavirus state of emergency measures

MADRID (Reuters) – Spain’s government on Saturday announced a nationwide, 15-day state of emergency to fight the coronavirus, ordering bars, restaurants and most shops to close, as well as restricting transport. Here are the main measures: LOCKDOWN All Spaniards must stay home except to go to work, buy food, go to the pharmacy, to the hospital, or for other emergencies. […]

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Coronavirus: Britain asks manufacturers for more ventilators as COVID-19 spreads

Britain told manufacturers to ramp up the country’s production of ventilators and ordered private hospitals to prepare for an overspill of patients from the public health service as the death toll from coronavirus grew on Saturday. Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who has been criticized for so far not following more draconian steps taken by other European countries, was preparing to […]

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‘We have 17 days’ worth of food’: COVID-19 affecting Toronto’s most vulnerable

The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting people around the world and closer to home. With a number of events being cancelled and facilities closed, a couple of non-profits in Toronto are joining forces to help the city’s most vulnerable. Neil Hetherington is taking an inventory. “We have 17 days’ worth of food at the current levels of distribution,” said Hetherington, Daily […]

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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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Schools to close over coronavirus with skeleton staff teaching kids

Schools in the UK will be closed in the coming weeks to combat the coronavirus, according to reports. Boris Johnson's government has been criticised for not closing down schools and universities as other countries have done to halt the spread of the virus, including Ireland and Spain. Officials said there were concerns about children being looked after by vulnerable elderly […]

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Factbox: Sports events around the world hit by coronavirus pandemic

(Reuters) – Major sports events around the world that have been hit by the coronavirus outbreak: OLYMPICS * The Tokyo 2020 Olympics torch lighting ceremony in ancient Olympia was held without spectators. * The Hellenic Olympic Committee (HOC) suspended the remainder of the torch relay through the country to avoid attracting crowds. OLYMPIC TRIALS * U.S. Olympic trials for wrestling, […]

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