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Great British lockdown: bread-making frenzy sweeps the UK

Fri, 03/04/2020 - 15:04
Brits aren't known for being the best cooks, but as the coronavirus lockdown continues, a baking frenzy has taken hold to such an extent that flour is running low in some places and recipe searches have hit all-time highs.

Special Report - How the COVID-19 lockdown will take its own toll on health

Fri, 03/04/2020 - 15:01
It’s the most dramatic government intervention into our lives since World War II. To fight the coronavirus outbreak, governments across the globe have closed schools, travel and businesses big and small. Many observers have fretted about the economic costs of throwing millions of people out of work and millions of students out of school.

Global stocks edge lower on economic toll from virus; oil rallies

Fri, 03/04/2020 - 15:00
Global stock markets sank Friday following more signs that the COVID-19 pandemic would take a massive toll on economic growth, while oil prices continued to rally on hopes of a cut to global supply.

With over a million coronavirus cases, economic freefall looms

Fri, 03/04/2020 - 14:58
Global cases of the new coronavirus have shot past 1 million with more than 53,000 fatalities, a Reuters tally showed on Friday, as death tolls soared in the United States and western Europe while the world economy nosedived.

Americans should cover faces and also keep distance - Dr. Fauci

Fri, 03/04/2020 - 14:41
Americans should wear cover their face if they have to go in public, but they should still stay isolated as much as possible, the nation's top infectious disease official said on Friday as the Trump administration readies its recommendation on such coverings.

Prince Charles opens massive new field hospital to fight coronavirus

Fri, 03/04/2020 - 14:27
Britain's Prince Charles opened a new hospital in London on Friday, erected to provide thousands of extra beds for patients with the coronavirus and built in just nine days in a huge conference centre.

Face masks no replacement for distance amid coronavirus -Fauci

Fri, 03/04/2020 - 13:30
Wearing a face mask is not a substitute for physical distancing and other coronavirus mitigation measures, the nation's top infectious disease official said on Friday, as the Trump administration readies its formal recommendation on such coverings.

PM Johnson stays in coronavirus isolation with mild symptoms

Fri, 03/04/2020 - 13:10
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday he was remaining in isolation with mild symptoms of the coronavirus, including a high temperature, seven days after he first tested positive.

Italian luxury shoemaker Sergio Rossi dies from coronavirus

Fri, 03/04/2020 - 13:08
Italian luxury shoemaker Sergio Rossi has died aged 85 after being hospitalised with the coronavirus, the mayor of the designer's home town said on Friday.

PM Johnson staying in coronavirus isolation with mild symptoms

Fri, 03/04/2020 - 13:05
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he was remaining in isolation on Friday as he still had mild symptoms of the coronavirus including a high temperature seven days after he tested positive for the virus.

Crisis haunts British banks in coronavirus relief effort

Fri, 03/04/2020 - 12:54
With the future of many coronavirus hit firms in their hands, British banks, still scarred by the financial crisis, are worried that they are being asked by a desperate government to make loans that will never be repaid.

Factbox: British business loan scheme strained by coronavirus

Fri, 03/04/2020 - 12:54
Britain's Finance Minister Rishi Sunak on Friday announced updates to a scheme designed to get banks to help businesses hit by the coronavirus.

Prince Charles opens massive new field new hospital to fight coronavirus

Fri, 03/04/2020 - 12:54
Britain's Prince Charles opened a new hospital in London on Friday, erected to provide thousands of extra beds for patients with the coronavirus and built in just nine days in a huge conference centre.

Stocks fall as business signals hit from pandemic, oil grinds higher

Fri, 03/04/2020 - 12:33
Global stock markets sank on Friday, as more companies flagged a hit to business from the coronavirus pandemic while oil prices extended their previous day's gains on hopes of a cut to global supply.

U.S. sounds alarm on coronavirus in Japan, Tokyo pushes for state of emergency

Fri, 03/04/2020 - 12:27
The U.S. government on Friday sounded alarm about the surge in coronavirus cases in Japan, adding to a chorus of prominent domestic voices - including the governor of Tokyo - who have called for decisive action to avoid an explosive outbreak.

UK peak of coronavirus outbreak could be Easter Sunday, health minister

Fri, 03/04/2020 - 12:15
The deadliest peak of Britain's coronavirus outbreak could be on Easter Sunday, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said on Friday.

Coronavirus cases exceed one million, wreaking world havoc

Fri, 03/04/2020 - 12:01
Global cases of the new coronavirus have shot past 1 million with more than 53,000 fatalities, a Reuters tally showed on Friday, as death tolls kept soaring in the United States and western Europe while the world economy spiralled disastrously.

UK facing Depression-style hit as firms slump in March

Fri, 03/04/2020 - 11:57
Britain's economy looks set for a slump that in the short term could be deeper than during the depression of the 1930s, as a survey showed the coronavirus crisis caused a record downturn among services and manufacturing firms in March.

Sharp rise in Japan's coronavirus cases concerning - Nishimura

Fri, 03/04/2020 - 11:32
Japan's Economy Minister Yasutoshi Nishimura said on Friday he remained deeply concerned about the sharp rise in the number of coronavirus cases in the country.

Hoping to defuse rows, Britain's Labour elects new leader

Fri, 03/04/2020 - 11:09
Britain's Labour Party will elect a new leader on Saturday, with Brexit policy chief Keir Starmer the frontrunner to take over a deeply divided party that, under veteran socialist Jeremy Corbyn, suffered a crushing defeat in a December election.

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