UK politician chides PM Johnson for spurning EU ventilator program

“There is no reasonable justification for Boris Johnson’s refusal to participate in the EU’s procurement of ventilators. Surely we should be trying every possible means to get people seriously ill with coronavirus the ventilators they need,” Ed Davey, acting leader of the Liberal Democrats said.

Amid worsening pandemic, Trump pushes to re-open U.S. for business by Easter

At a briefing with reporters later in the day, he seemed to soften his stance somewhat, saying he would make the decision based on advice from experts, including Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and Deborah Birx, who is helping lead the White House coronavirus tax force. Both doctors […]

G20-Staaten beschließen koordinierten Kampf gegen Coronavirus

Dies sei “unsere absolute Priorität”, heißt es in einem Statement der 20 größten Industrie- und Schwellenländer nach einer Videokonferenz der Staats- und Regierungschefs am Donnerstag. Leben müssten geschützt und die Jobs und der Wohlstand gesichert werden, heißt es in der Erklärung weiter. Alle seien entschlossen, wieder Vertrauen herzustellen, finanzielle Stabilität zu sicher und die Wirtschaft […]

Trump to receive new coronavirus recommendations this weekend, plans Xi call

The president called on the House of Representatives to pass a $2 trillion stimulus package to fight the coronavirus right away after the Senate passed the bill on Wednesday. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has said she expects the chamber to pass the bill on Friday.

Trump attacks Republican lawmaker threatening delay of economic stimulus

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday criticized a Republican congressman who is considering tactics to delay a House of Representatives vote on a massive coronavirus stimulus bill, calling Representative Thomas Massie a “third-rate grandstander.”

U.S. airlines expect clarity on terms of payroll grants in 5-10 days: UAL senior executives

CHICAGO (Reuters) – U.S. airlines expect to learn the terms of federal aid meant to protect workers’ payrolls in the midst of a sharp downturn from the coronavirus in the next five to 10 days, senior executives at United Airlines Holdings Inc (UAL.O) said on Friday.

Two more coronavirus positive cases in Tamil Nadu

CHENNAI: Two more people tested positive for coronavirus in Tamil Nadu on Saturday, taking the total number of cases in the state to 40, the government said. Both men had recently returned from abroad. While a 42-year-old man, a resident of Kumbakonam, had arrived here from the West Indies, the other, a 49-year-old. had come […]

Combating COVID-19 is no cakewalk: doctors

The government needs to plug key infrastructural shortfalls — chiefly the lack of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) for staff in isolation wards, and ventilators for the critically ill. The Government General Hospital in Anantapur is getting 100 cloth PPE suits for paramedics and doctors in case the disposable ones are exhausted and the demand rises.

Turkey’s coronavirus deaths up to 108, with 1,704 new cases

ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey’s death toll from the coronavirus increased by 16 to 108 on Saturday, as the number of confirmed cases rose by 1,704 to 7,402, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said.

NT medical boss warns against ignoring social-distancing rules amid coronavirus pandemic

How do I get tested in the NT?If you can’t contact or get to your GP, but you have the symptoms, you should call 1800 008 002This is a dedicated NT-wide coronavirus (COVID-19) number for people who need to arrange testing onlyIf you live in Darwin and need to arrange testing, call the Public Health […]