What you need to know about Covid-19 right now |

A customer carries take-out food from the TK Burger restaurant, as authorities encourage social distancing to prevent the Covid-19 in Huntington Beach, California March 29, 2020. — Reuters pic NEW YORK, March 30 — Here’s what you need to know about the coronavirus right now: Shelter from the financial storm The numbers have been staggering: […]

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Amazon will help Seattle residents receive at-home COVID-19 testing

Amazon will assist its hometown city of Seattle with at-home COVID-19 testing, according to a report from CNBC on Monday. The test kits are provided by the Seattle Coronavirus Assessment Network (SCAN, a research effort based on the prior Seattle Flu Study initiative that is now dedicated to better understanding the spread of the novel […]

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Trump says he has taken Covid-19 test

WASHINGTON/CHICAGO: President Donald Trump said on Saturday he had taken a coronavirus test but that his temperature was “totally normal,” as he extended a travel ban to Britain and Ireland to try to slow the spread of Covid-19. After White House officials took the unprecedented step of checking the temperatures of journalists entering the briefing […]

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Virus death toll soars in locked-down Italy as pace slows in China |

Colosseum seen with an empty street, virtually deserted after a decree orders for the whole of Italy to be on lockdown, in Rome March 10, 2020. — Reuters pic ROME, March 11 — Locked-down Italy yesterday recorded its deadliest day of the novel coronavirus outbreak, with its toll jumping by 168, as airlines halted flights […]

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Pakistan building collapse kills at least 11, say officials |

Pakistani volunteers, security personnel and residents search for the victims in the rubble of a collapsed a five-storey residential building in Karachi on March 5, 2020. — AFP pic KARACHI, March 5 — At least 11 people were killed and 22 others wounded when a five-storey residential complex collapsed in Pakistan’s port city of Karachi […]

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WHO urges stocking up on ventilators to combat virus |

A medical worker in a protective suit shows a patient an exercise for rehabilitation at a ward of Wuhan Red Cross Hospital in Wuhan, Hubei province, China February 24, 2020. — China Daily pic via Reuters GENEVA, March 2 — The World Health Organisation yesterday urged all countries to prepare for caring for patients severely […]

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