Politics

Covid 19 coronavirus: Health chief Ashley Bloomfield with today’s new cases

Director general of health Ashley Bloomfield will front a 1pm press conference for an update on the latest Covid-19 cases and whether they’re all contained to managed isolation. There have been no new community cases for five days in a row and the cluster connected to the Sofrana Surville ship and a marine engineer who […]

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China PANIC: Study exposes terrifying NEW COVID disease – scientists warn of latest threat

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. The new coronavirus, named Sads-CoV, has been found to multiply in human lung cells, airway cells and intestinal cells. As a result, researchers have urged scientists to closely monitor the new disease, […]

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Joe Biden WON’T quarantine despite sharing plane with team member positive for coronavirus

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. Liz Allen, senior staff member in Kamala Harris’s campaign team, tested positive for the deadly virus as did a member of crew on a flight the vice presidential candidate took earlier this […]

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Coronavirus patient is ‘world’s first to die after being reinfected with COVID-19’

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. According to an academic paper published by the Oxford University Press, the 89-year-old patient died just under three weeks after contracting the virus again. The woman was undergoing chemotherapy for a rare […]

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US election debate cancelled: Will Trump be empty chaired as TV debate goes virtual?

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. US President Donald Trump has refused to take part in the next US election debate against Democrat Joe Biden after it was announced the format would be held virtually. The event would […]

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Scotland's first minister calls on lawmaker to resign over breaking COVID rules

FILE PHOTO: Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon attends First Minister’s Questions in the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh, Scotland, Britain, September 17, 2020. REUTERS/Russell Cheyne/PoolLONDON (Reuters) – Scotland’s first minister, Nicola Sturgeon, called on one of her lawmakers to resign on Friday after Margaret Ferrier admitted that she had travelled while suffering symptoms of COVID-19 and […]

Business

Touchless lattes and self-service kiosks: office break rooms go virus-proof

(Reuters) – Out with grimy microwaves and sticky coffee machines with worn-out buttons, in with stylus pens, QR codes, no-touch water coolers and mobile apps that pick what brew the machine will make for you.Ericsson’s cafeteria, with social distancing signage to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), is seen at its office in […]

Business

American Airlines secures $5.5 billion Treasury loan, could tap more

Slideshow ( 2 images )CHICAGO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – American Airlines AAL.O said on Friday it has secured a $5.5 billion government loan and could tap up to $2 billion more in October depending on how the U.S. Treasury allocates extra funds under a $25 billion loan package for airlines. Airlines have until Sept. 30 to decide […]

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England tightens socializing rules as COVID infections rise

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced new restrictions on social gatherings in England on Wednesday, saying there was a clear need to act after a spike in COVID-19 infections. Speaking at a televised news conference, flanked by his top medical advisers, Johnson said groups of more than six people would be banned from […]

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French PM to have COVID test after contact at Tour de France

PARIS (Reuters) – French Prime Minister Jean Castex is to undergo a COVID-19 test as a precaution after he shared a car with the director of the Tour de France cycle race, who has since tested positive for the virus, the prime minister’s office said on Tuesday. Castex followed the route of the Tour de […]