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World Bank sees coronavirus outbreak taking huge toll on China’s economy
by NEWS WIRES on 2020-03-31 at 02:22
The coronavirus pandemic’s economic fallout could cause China’s growth to come to a standstill while driving 11 million more people in East Asia into poverty, the World Bank warned Monday.
‘I Can’t Stop’: In Vast Informal Economy, Pandemic Adds to Pressure
by Kirk Semple and Natalie Kitroeff on 2020-03-30 at 18:52
Many workers in Latin America labor without protections, surviving day to day, making them especially vulnerable to the coronavirus.
The Best Movies and TV Shows New on Netflix Canada in April
by Scott Tobias on 2020-03-30 at 16:19
New additions include Martin Scorsese’s adaptation of “The Age of Innocence” and “Sergio” starring Ana De Armas.
Nearly a Million Children Left Behind in Venezuela as Parents Migrate
by Julie Turkewitz and Meridith Kohut on 2020-03-30 at 15:37
Seven years into an economic crisis, mothers and fathers have been forced to go abroad in search of work, leaving hundreds of thousands of children in the hands of relatives, friends — and sometimes, one another.
Colombia’s ELN rebels call ceasefire over coronavirus
on 2020-03-30 at 10:30
The ELN rebel group said it would lay down arms from 1 April for a month as a “humanitarian gesture”.
Bogotá’s Cacophony Is Hushed by Virus as Congested Streets Empty Out
by Julie Turkewitz on 2020-03-30 at 09:00
In normal times, Colombia’s crowded capital reverberates with never-ending noise. But under quarantine, the city was overtaken by an extraordinary sound: silence.
US regulator gives anti-malaria drugs emergency approval to treat coronavirus
by NEWS WIRES on 2020-03-30 at 06:35
A limited emergency-use authorization for two antimalarial drugs touted as game-changers by President Donald Trump has been issued by the US Food and Drug Administration to treat coronavirus patients.
Trump extends ‘social distancing’ guidelines until April 30
by NEWS WIRES on 2020-03-29 at 23:06
President Donald Trump said Sunday that the peak death rate in the United States from the coronavirus pandemic was likely to hit in two weeks and extended “social distancing” guidelines until April 30.
US virus deaths may exceed 100,000, warns chief medical adviser Fauci
by NEWS WIRES on 2020-03-29 at 15:10
The U.S. government’s foremost infection disease expert says the United States could experience more than 100,000 deaths and millions of infections from the coronavirus pandemic.
Coronavirus: Brazil’s Bolsonaro in denial and out on a limb
on 2020-03-29 at 11:37
The president is isolating himself from other world leaders as he downplays the coronavirus pandemic.
Passengers on virus-hit cruise ship off Panama transferred to new vessel
by NEWS WIRES on 2020-03-29 at 09:47
Passengers on a virus-stricken cruise liner stranded off Central America were transferred to another ship Saturday, after the US-bound vessel was given permission to pass through the Panama Canal.
Trump says no quarantine ‘necessary’ for coronavirus-hit New York area
by NEWS WIRES on 2020-03-29 at 05:01
President Donald Trump backed away from calling for a quarantine for coronavirus hotspots in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, instead directing Saturday night that a “strong Travel Advisory” be issued to stem the spread of the outbreak.
Coronavirus: Cruise ship off Panama coast transfers passengers
on 2020-03-29 at 04:23
Healthy people on a cruise liner lying off Panama are being moved to another ship after four died.
Russian State Oil Company Rosneft, in Sudden Move, Sells Assets in Venezuela
by Anatoly Kurmanaev, Clifford Krauss and Andrew E. Kramer on 2020-03-28 at 22:44
The U.S. had imposed sanctions on two Rosneft oil trading subsidiaries this year for helping Venezuela’s authoritarian president, Nicolás Maduro.
New York postpones presidential primary amid coronavirus, Trump mulls quarantine
by FRANCE 24 on 2020-03-28 at 20:10
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said Saturday the state will postpone its presidential primary election by nearly two months, citing concerns about the spread of the coronavirus, while Donald Trump said he is considering imposing a quarantine on New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.
Doctor, Refugee. Violinist, Refugee. Model, Refugee.
by Nicholas Casey, Megan Janetsky and Andrea Zarate on 2020-03-28 at 09:00
They felt on top of the world. Then the world turned upside down.
Bolsonaro questions number of Brazil coronavirus deaths
by NEWS WIRES on 2020-03-28 at 07:12
Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday cast doubt on Sao Paulo’s death toll from the coronavirus outbreak and accused the state governor of manipulating the numbers for political ends, without giving evidence for his claims.
American civil rights leader Joseph Lowery dies at 98
by NEWS WIRES on 2020-03-28 at 06:46
The Rev. Joseph E. Lowery fought to end segregation, lived to see the election of the country’s first black president and echoed the call for “justice to roll down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream” in America.
Coronavirus in Canada: One Continent, Two Very Different Responses to the Pandemic
by Ian Austen on 2020-03-28 at 00:36
Leaders across the spectrum in Canada have generally set aside differences when it comes to the current health crisis.
Coronavirus: Tourist stuck in Peru ‘fighting for breath’
on 2020-03-28 at 00:03
Briony Blackwell from Oxfordshire only has one lung and is stuck in the high-altitude city of Cusco.
Trump signs $2.2 trillion US stimulus package into law
by NEWS WIRES on 2020-03-27 at 21:07
President Donald Trump signed an unprecedented $2.2 trillion economic rescue package into law after swift and near-unanimous action by Congress to support businesses, rush resources to overburdened health care providers and help struggling families during the deepening coronavirus epidemic.
US Congress approves historic $2.2 trillion coronavirus aid package
by NEWS WIRES on 2020-03-27 at 19:22
The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday approved a $2.2 trillion aid package – the largest in American history – to help people and businesses cope with the economic downturn inflicted by the coronavirus pandemic.
Of ‘Covidivorces’ and ‘Coronababies’: Life During a Lockdown
by Dan Bilefsky and Ceylan Yeginsu on 2020-03-27 at 10:50
Across the world, the pandemic is radically altering approaches to love, dating, sex and family relations.