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Covid-19 pandemic tops 2 million cases globally

Covid-19 pandemic tops 2 million cases globally

The US death toll is 23,529, according to Johns Hopkins University. The death toll stateside has surged to at least 26,000, with all 50 states under an emergency disaster declaration for the first t...

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Virginia pastor who dismissed social distancing orders dies after contracting coronavirus

Virginia pastor who dismissed social distancing orders dies after contracting coronavirus

His last in-person service was held on March 22, where he declared that "God is larger than this dreaded virus" after Virginia imposed social distancing orders and a ban on large gatherings. The fol...

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PM and Ministers to take a six month pay cut

PM and Ministers to take a six month pay cut

New Zealand was part of the global research effort in these areas, she said. "And while it in itself won't shift the government's overall fiscal position, it is about leadership", the centre-left l...

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Here's what you need to know about the NSW rental relief package

Here's what you need to know about the NSW rental relief package

The Government has ordered a six-month moratorium on new forced evictions if the tenant is suffering financial hardship due to COVID-19 and the corresponding lockdown laws. Perrottet said it was impo...

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Taiwan's largest airline in the spotlight over China name confusion

Taiwan's largest airline in the spotlight over China name confusion

In recent weeks it has donated millions of face masks and other medical supplies overseas. Much of that aid has been ferried on China Airlines jets, sparking some confusion on arrival - and online -...

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Coronavirus crisis: International Monetary Fund forecasts Australian economy will contract 6.7 per cent

Coronavirus crisis: International Monetary Fund forecasts Australian economy will contract 6.7 per cent

He spoke just before Group of Seven (G7) finance ministers and central bank governors met by video conference on Tuesday and threw their support behind temporary debt relief to the poorest countries, ...

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New York to require face coverings in busy public places

New York to require face coverings in busy public places

Maintaining closures of schools and businesses, as well as decisions on stay-at-home orders will remain at state discretion. "These are matters for states to decide under their power to promote public...

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Senate Republicans plan coronavirus probe - with a focus on China

Senate Republicans plan coronavirus probe - with a focus on China

Trump was asked what he meant by calling the WHO "China-centric". "We're committed to servicing the world's people and to accountability with the resources we're entrusted". That challenge is especia...

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There are now more than 2 million coronavirus cases worldwide

There are now more than 2 million coronavirus cases worldwide

Covid-19 has infected 2,000,984 and killed at least 128,071 people globally. NY is now the nation hardest affected by the pandemic, including 10,834 fatalities and far more than 202,000 cases, with ...

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World Health Organization funding halted by Trump over handling of coronavirus

World Health Organization funding halted by Trump over handling of coronavirus

Trump said from the White House on Tuesday that it's the United States duty as WHO's leading sponsor to insist on full accountability. He also took a swipe at President Donald Trump for withd...

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NY sees decrease in hospitalizations from coronavirus

NY sees decrease in hospitalizations from coronavirus

Meanwhile, the mayor urged a cautious approach to reviving the economy . At a news conference later in the day, Mr Cuomo said he didn't want to engage in a fight with Mr Trump , and announced...

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First Case Of COVID-19 Transmitted Via Dead Person Reported

First Case Of COVID-19 Transmitted Via Dead Person Reported

Green zone districts are where no case of novel coronavirus has been reported . Earlier in the day, the Centre issued revised guidelines on the nationwide lockdown, which has been extended till May 3...

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International Monetary Fund sees 5% GDP contraction and double-digit unemployment in Romania this year

International Monetary Fund sees 5% GDP contraction and double-digit unemployment in Romania this year

It is projecting a 5.6 contraction for 2020. The fund's estimates suggest nearly all the major economies and regions plunging into the negative zone with few exceptions like China and India who woul...

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Evidence that coronavirus originated at Chinese lab is 'inconclusive,' top general says

Evidence that coronavirus originated at Chinese lab is 'inconclusive,' top general says

Although the weight of evidence seems to indicate 'natural.' But we don't know for certain". The cable also said: "From a public health perspective, this makes the continued surveillance of SARS-lik...

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Tornadoes kill 20 in southern US

Tornadoes kill 20 in southern US

Tens of thousands lost power in North Carolina as severe weather pushed its way across the state early Monday , bringing threats of hail and strong winds. Emergency officials were working to open...

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New Zealand to Issue Guidance on Reopening Economy

New Zealand to Issue Guidance on Reopening Economy

She said she knew the decision to take a paycut would not affect the government books, but leadership had to come from the top. She acknowledged that the pay cut would not make a significant differe...

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United States to stop funding World Health Organization temporarily

United States to stop funding World Health Organization temporarily

The WHO did not immediately comment. United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said it was "not the time" to be reducing funds to the World Health Organization or any other organisation fig...

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Wyoming Reports Second COVID-19 Death

Wyoming Reports Second COVID-19 Death

The National Federation of Doctors of Italy said in a statement that: "4 doctors died Wednesday as a result of their contamination by the Coronavirus , bringing to 29 the total number of deaths rel...

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Here's China's big move to control the coronavirus COVID-19 narrative

Here's China's big move to control the coronavirus COVID-19 narrative

China on Sunday reported the highest number of new daily coronavirus cases in almost six weeks. Under a section titled “sober understanding of the situation, ” the memo said that “clustered cases...

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The 99-year-old army captain raising millions for the NHS

The 99-year-old army captain raising millions for the NHS

Originally, his target was £1,000 but after launching the campaign on April 8, he raised £70,000 in 24 hours. Tom Moore, from Marston Moretaine, is attempting to walk 100 lengths of his garden befor...

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United States to halt funding to World Health Organization, says Trump

United States to halt funding to World Health Organization, says Trump

He also accused the United Nations body of covering up and mismanaging the spread of the virus in China, adding that the organisation must be held accountable. Trump added: "The WHO failed in this d...

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McDonald's In China Apologizes For Banning Black People

McDonald's In China Apologizes For Banning Black People

While noting that the Chinese government insisted they be quarantined with strict measures, the minister stressed that the videos circulating online were of Nigerians who flouted the strict measures...

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Senator Elizabeth Warren Endorses Joe Biden For President

Senator Elizabeth Warren Endorses Joe Biden For President

He also has sought advice from Obama , who formally endorsed Biden on Tuesday. With the body count from COVID-19 growing and Trump picking fights with anyone and anything he can think of to blame, ...

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UK PM Boris Johnson recuperating from coronavirus at country retreat

UK PM Boris Johnson recuperating from coronavirus at country retreat

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said she had sent Jenny a note on Facebook but was yet to hear back. And now another patient of McGee's has suggested she should receive a medal for her services. "Jen...

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It will be weeks before Canada can start reopening economy - PM Trudeau

It will be weeks before Canada can start reopening economy - PM Trudeau

The mandatory isolation plan required for worldwide travellers returning to B.C. will now be mandatory at border crossings or airports across Canada. The new rule comes into effect at midnight tonig...

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Sanders endorses Biden for USA president

Typically, such high-profile support would be followed by Obama's appearance at a major Biden rally, generating substantial national coverage and prompting a deluge of campaign donations. Even befor...

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Examining Tara Reade’s 1993 sexual assault allegation against Joe Biden

Not only does she claim to have raised accusations of sexual harassment while on Biden's staff, but she also filed written report with the Senate personnel office laying out the supposed misconduct....

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Only emerging Asia will see growth in grim 2020, International Monetary Fund says

Only emerging Asia will see growth in grim 2020, International Monetary Fund says

It said that if the pandemic took longer to control and there was a second wave in 2021, this would knock an additional 8 percentage points off global GDP. It is projected that the Nigerian economy ...

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International Monetary Fund sees 6.2% drop in Canada's 2020 GDP amid 'Great Lockdown'

International Monetary Fund sees 6.2% drop in Canada's 2020 GDP amid 'Great Lockdown'

But the authors acknowledged the difficulty in making an accurate forecast amid the rapidly changing situation. "Beyond China's own domestic challenges, the global recession poses additional threat ...

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India extends world's largest lockdown after infections spike

India extends world's largest lockdown after infections spike

Describing the next week as a "trial by fire", he said tougher measures and close monitoring would be put in place. There was speculation that the lockdown would be extended, which turned out to be ri...

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Obama to endorse Joe Biden on Tuesday

Obama to endorse Joe Biden on Tuesday

During his presidency, Democrats lost about 1,000 legislative seats around the country, starting with disastrous 2010 midterms that also cost the party control of the House and many statehouses. The o...

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Shock win for Democrat in Wisconsin poll

Shock win for Democrat in Wisconsin poll

Tony Evers to delay in-person voting by executive order was overturned by the state Supreme Court, with the four conservative justices outvoting the two liberal justices and Kelly abstaining. Sanders ...

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'Now impossible to start,' Tour de France postponed

'Now impossible to start,' Tour de France postponed

On Monday, President Emmanuel Macron announced a second extension of this lockdown until May 11, saying that progress had been made but also that the country had not been sufficiently prepared early o...

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World Health Organization says controls must be lifted slowly

World Health Organization says controls must be lifted slowly

Ghebreyesus emphasized that African countries must do what it takes now to stop the spread further terming their health systems in the continent as "fragile" and needing global support to boost them. ...

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Wuhan Institute of Virology: Origin of Coronavirus or Conspiracy Nonsense?

Wuhan Institute of Virology: Origin of Coronavirus or Conspiracy Nonsense?

And the lab at the center of scrutiny over a potential coronavirus leak has been using USA government money to carry out the research on bats from the Yunnan caves. State Department in 2018 warned i...

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