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Chile to issue virus-free certificates for recovered patients

Friday  02:45,   10 april 2020

Chile will issue certificates to people that have recovered from the coronavirus, which would allow them to move freely, the health minister said. "As of next week we'll issue a certificate.As of Thursday, Chile has seen 1,274 recover from the... >>>

South Africa president takes pay cut, extends lockdown

Friday  02:31,   10 april 2020

South Africa’s president Cyril Ramaphosa and ministers will take a 33% pay cut for the next three months, and the money will be diverted towards social and economic relief measures to help the country weather the Covid-19 pandemic. © Provided by... >>>

‘A Tragedy Is Unfolding’: Inside New York’s Virus Epicentre

Friday  02:15,   10 april 2020

Anil Subba, a Nepalese Uber driver from Jackson Heights, Queens, died just hours after doctors at Elmhurst Hospital thought he might be strong enough to be removed from a ventilator. In the nearby Corona neighbourhood, Edison Forero, 44, a... >>>

Trump administration has expelled 10,000 migrants at the border during coronavirus outbreak, just 100 in CBP custody

Friday  01:35,   10 april 2020

Emergency public health measures have led unlawful border crossings from Mexico to drop 56 percent, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection now has fewer than 100 people in custody.The measures have allowed the agency to quickly turn away most... >>>

New York bringing in 'additional funeral directors' to deal with coronavirus victims, Cuomo says

Friday  01:10,   10 april 2020

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday that his state will be bringing in “additional funeral directors” to deal with bodies as the coronavirus death toll there continues to escalate.The state reported 799 new deaths since... >>>

A chance to make history -- Biden's all-female VP shortlist

Friday  00:45,   10 april 2020

Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, has promised to pick a woman as his running mate against Donald Trump in November. And with Bernie Sanders dropping out of the race, the spotlight is focused on Biden's choice to serve >>>

Trump to 'take a look' into pardon for Tiger King

Friday  00:12,   10 april 2020

US President Donald Trump said he will inquire into the case surrounding Joe Exotic after the star of the Netflix documentary 'Tiger King' seeks a pardon.During a press conference in Washington, New York Post reporter Steven Nelson asked... >>>

Couple who fell in love on dating app Tagged met for the first time six months later four days before their wedding

Friday  00:12,   10 april 2020

A couple who have had a 'crazy' love story after finding each other online didn't meet in person until four days before their wedding. Lisa, from Nottingham, flew out to Tunisia to wed Yusef.Just six months after first contacting each... >>>

Trenches filled with bodies as New York hits grim milestone

Friday  00:11,   10 april 2020

Coronavirus hospital admissions in New York have dropped off but the state's death toll has again spiked. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says new cases in hospitals fell to a fresh low of 200 in a sign the disease's curve was flattening in the... >>>

Pakistan shoots down Indian drone as Kashmir tensions rise

Thursday  23:45,   09 april 2020

Pakistan's army said Thursday it had shot down a small Indian surveillance drone in Kashmir, as tensions rose over continued cross-border shelling in the disputed territory. According to a statement from the army media wing, the Indian... >>>

Japan's sudden spike in coronavirus cases after Olympics postponement raises eyebrows

Thursday  23:41,   09 april 2020

The sharp rise in cases and deaths has prompted speculations that Japan had previously understated the scope of its coronavirus outbreak.Before the Games were pushed back, Japan appeared to have its outbreak largely under control. Despite the global >>>

World faces new 'Great Depression' as virus toll mounts

Thursday  23:20,   09 april 2020

World powers scrambled on Thursday to build a global response to the human tragedy and once-in-a-century economic collapse caused by the coronavirus epidemic, as death tolls in the US and Europe soared higher.In a locked-down New York, the UN... >>>

More coronavirus vaccines and treatments move toward human trials

Thursday  22:56,   09 april 2020

As the coronavirus pandemic spreads at unprecedented rates, invading the lungs of people of all ages, ethnicities and medical histories, companies are ratcheting up their efforts to fight the disease with accelerated schedules for creating new... >>>

Trump family loses bid to move marketing scam lawsuit to arbitration

Thursday  22:52,   09 april 2020

A federal judge in Manhattan rejected an effort by U.S. President Donald Trump and his adult children to send a lawsuit into arbitration.In a Wednesday night decision concerning the American Communications Network, U.S. District Judge Lorna... >>>

World Health Organisation announces plan to appeal for more than $1.5 billion from international governments

Thursday  22:35,   09 april 2020

The World Health Organisation is expected to launch an appeal for $1.5 billion more in funding as it tries to bring coronavirus under control.Now 100 days since the WHO was alerted to the first case of COVID-19, and after more than $US800 million... >>>