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UK threatens to curtail outdoor exercise if people flout lockdown rules - health minister

1 hour 37 min ago
Britain will have to impose further restrictions on outdoor exercise if people flout lockdown rules designed to curb transmission of the coronavirus, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said on Sunday.

Pope opens Holy Week amid pandemic; says now is the time to serve

1 hour 39 min ago
Pope Francis marked a surreal Palm Sunday in an empty St. Peter's Basilica, urging people living through the coronavirus pandemic not to be so concerned with what they lack but how they can ease the suffering of others.

Tokyo reports 143 new coronavirus cases, highest jump in one day - governor

2 hours 21 min ago
Some 143 more cases of the novel coronavirus have been reported in Tokyo, the city's governor said on Sunday, with the highest daily jump bringing the number of cases in the Japanese capital to more than 1,000.

Iran's deaths from coronavirus reach 3,603 - health ministry

3 hours 2 min ago
The death toll in Iran from the outbreak of the new coronavirus has reached 3,603, health ministry spokesman Kianush Jahanpur said in a statement broadcast live on state TV on Sunday.

UK coronavirus deaths could reach 7,000 to 20,000 - Ferguson

3 hours 33 min ago
UK deaths from the coronavirus could rise to between about 7,000 and 20,000 under measures taken to slow the spread of the virus, Neil Ferguson, a professor at Imperial College in London who has helped shape the government's response, said on Sunday.

Saudi Arabia delays May crude prices until after OPEC+ meeting - Saudi source

4 hours 3 min ago
Saudi Aramco will delay the release of its crude official selling prices (OSP) for May until April 10 to wait for the outcome of a meeting between OPEC and its allies regarding possible output cuts, a senior Saudi source familiar with the matter said on Sunday.

UK will have to take further action if people flout lockdown rules - Hancock

4 hours 4 min ago
Britain will have to further restrict rules allowing outdoor exercise if people flout lockdown rules designed to combat the coronavirus, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said on Sunday.

Health minister denies clash with finance chief over lockdown strategy

4 hours 10 min ago
British Health Secretary Matt Hancock on Sunday denied there was any disagreement with Finance Minister Rishi Sunak about when lockdown restrictions to fight the coronavirus could be lifted.

Greece quarantines second migrant camp after COVID-19 case confirmed

4 hours 29 min ago
Greece has quarantined a second migrant facility on its mainland after a 53-year-old man tested positive for the new coronavirus, the migration ministry said on Sunday.

Iran's Rouhani says low-risk economic activities to resume from April 11 amid coronavirus

4 hours 49 min ago
Iran's president said on Sunday "low-risk" economic activities would resume from April 11 in the Middle Eastern country worst-affected by the new coronavirus.

Death at home: the unseen toll of Italy's coronavirus crisis

4 hours 58 min ago
It took Silvia Bertuletti 11 days of frantic phone calls to persuade a doctor to visit her 78-year-old father Alessandro, who was gripped by fever and struggling for breath.

Australia upbeat over slowing coronavirus spread, urges vigilance

5 hours 29 min ago
Australian health officials said on Sunday they were cautiously optimistic about the slowing spread of the coronavirus in the country but warned social distancing restrictions are to stay in place for months.

Tokyo sees more than 130 new coronavirus cases, highest jump in one day - NHK

5 hours 38 min ago
More than 130 people were newly infected with the novel coronavirus in Tokyo, Japan's NHK public broadcaster reported on Sunday, citing officials from the metropolitan government.

Trump: 'Going to be a lot of death' in U.S. next week from coronavirus

11 hours 49 min ago
President Donald Trump told Americans to brace for a big spike in coronavirus fatalities in the coming days, as the country faces what he called the toughest two weeks of the pandemic.

'He's a total disgrace': Trump defends firing U.S. intel watchdog

11 hours 49 min ago
President Donald Trump on Saturday defended his decision to fire the top watchdog of the U.S. Intelligence Community, saying Michael Atkinson did "a terrible job" in handling the whistleblower complaint that triggered an impeachment probe of Trump last year.

Trump says he may take drug to treat coronavirus, questions states' ventilator needs

11 hours 58 min ago
President Donald Trump on Saturday doubled down on his support for a drug that is still being tested to treat the coronavirus, saying he might take the medicine himself and encouraging others with doctor approval to do the same.

Show typical British resolve, Queen to tell nation amid coronavirus outbreak

Sat, 04/04/2020 - 22:03
Queen Elizabeth will call on Britons to show the same resolve as their forebears and take on the challenge and disruption caused by the coronavirus outbreak with good-humoured resolve when she makes an extremely rare address to rally the nation on Sunday.

New York reels as 630 die in a day, the state's bleakest toll yet

Sat, 04/04/2020 - 20:57
Coronavirus-related illnesses killed 630 people in the last day in New York state, Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Saturday, in the grimmest 24 hours yet for the U.S. state hit hardest by the pandemic.

Democrats say Trump pick for coronavirus recovery watchdog is not independent enough

Sat, 04/04/2020 - 20:57
U.S. President Donald Trump's pick for the new watchdog overseeing $2.3 trillion in coronavirus-related fiscal spending is not independent enough to do the job, congressional Democrats said on Saturday.

After intel firing, top U.S. watchdog vows to maintain oversight of Trump administration

Sat, 04/04/2020 - 20:55
The top U.S. federal watchdog vowed on Saturday to continue to conduct "aggressive" independent oversight of government agencies, after President Donald Trump fired the inspector general of the U.S. intelligence community late Friday night.