UK PM Johnson in 'incredible' shape after COVID-19, Trump says

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Boris Johnson is in ‘incredible’ shape after falling gravely ill with COVID-19, U.S. President Donald Trump said, as speculation mounted that the British leader is preparing to return to work to decide how to lift the lockdown. Johnson, 55, spent three nights in intensive care at a London hospital earlier this month with COVID-19 complications […]

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Experts react with horror to Trump coronavirus disinfectant idea

US president suggested in daily briefing that injection of disinfectant could kill the virus and ‘clean’ the lungs. Doctors and epidemiologists have reacted with alarm to comments from US President Donald Trump that injecting disinfectant and exposure to ultraviolet rays could help people with the coronavirus. “Trump is absolutely wrong and irresponsible,” Dr Eugene Gu, whose laboratory is involved in […]

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Thailand reports 15 new coronavirus cases, no new deaths

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thailand reported on Friday 15 new coronavirus cases and no new deaths, bringing the total number of cases since its outbreak in January to 2,854 cases and 50 deaths. Of the new cases, nine were linked to previous cases and two had no known links. Four other new cases were reported from the southern province of Yala […]

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Public anger grows as Bosnian mother denied test dies of COVID-19

Despite showing serious symptoms, attempts by Advija Kanlic’s children to have her tested were repeatedly turned down. Advija Kanlic, a 52-year-old woman from the Sarajevo suburb of Hrasnica, had serious symptoms of coronavirus infection for more than a week, including high fever – at one point reaching 42 degrees Celsius (107.6 degrees Fahrenheit) – and shortness of breath. For six days, her children […]

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Philippines extends capital's coronavirus lockdown to May 15

MANILA (Reuters) – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has extended until May 15 a lockdown in the capital Manila, his spokesman said on Friday, stretching to eight weeks one of the world’s strictest community quarantines to curb coronavirus infections. The measures will be expanded to other regions with big outbreaks but modified in lower-risk areas, which would see a partial resumption […]

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Coronavirus pushes US jobless to Depression level: Live updates

UK scientists have started testing an experimental vaccine as the death toll from the infection hits 190,000 worldwide. 26 million people have sought US jobless aid in the past five weeks since the coronavirus hit. About one in six American workers have lost their jobs, by far the worst string of layoffs since the Great Depression of the 1930s. The US […]

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More U.S. companies return payroll loans after new Treasury guidance

WASHINGTON/BOSTON (Reuters) – U.S. companies on Thursday began refusing government loans they were just awarded, after the Treasury Department said that publicly traded firms would have a hard time proving they really needed the coronavirus relief funds. The about-face underscores problems with the way the Treasury’s Payroll Protection Program (PPP), designed to keep American workers on company payrolls and off […]

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Pompeo urges Egypt to keep American prisoners safe from coronavirus

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stressed to his Egyptian counterpart on Thursday that Americans detained in Egypt should be kept safe during the coronavirus pandemic, the State Department said. The State Department did not give any details about the prisoners, but three Americans held in Egypt were mentioned in a letter by a bipartisan group of […]

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United mandates masks for flight attendants, unions want passengers included

(Reuters) – All United Airlines flight attendants must wear a face covering or mask while on duty starting April 24, it said on Thursday, in the first such rule by a major U.S. carrier. The Association of Flight Attendants (AFA), whose members work for United Airlines Holdings Inc (UAL.O) and 19 other carriers, welcomed the move but urged Washington to […]

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Colombia's Avianca says its survival is in doubt due to coronavirus crisis

SAO PAULO (Reuters) – There is “substantial doubt” about Avianca Holdings’ AVT_p.CN ability to stay in business due to the coronavirus crisis, the Colombian airline reported on Thursday, citing the conclusion of its financial auditors. Avianca, Latin America’s second-largest airline, made the disclosure in a securities filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission explaining why it was unable to […]

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