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UK PM Johnson, battling coronavirus, set for second night in intensive care

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was set to spend a second night in intensive care on Tuesday to help his fight against a coronavirus infection, as his designated deputy said he would pull through because "he's a fighter". Learn More


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In apparent swipe at China, Pompeo calls for transparency in coronavirus fight

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday urged all countries to be transparent and honest as they grapple with the coronavirus pandemic, a thinly veiled swipe at China, which reported no deaths from the illness for the first time since the outbreak began. More »


Brazil looks to China for coronavirus help as cases rise quickly

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's health minister said the country faced a "serious problem" getting enough mechanical ventilators and had spoken to China to try and ensure it would be able to fill an order for face masks as coronavirus deaths accelerated. More »


U.S. immigration officials evaluate vulnerable detainees for possible release amid pandemic

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. immigration officials said on Tuesday they are considering releasing some detainees at high risk for coronavirus infection as detainees and workers have tested positive for the resulting COVID-19 illness. More »


China's new coronavirus cases double as imported infections surge

BEIJING (Reuters) - Mainland China's new coronavirus cases doubled in 24 hours as the number of infected overseas travellers surged, and new asymptomatic infections more than quadrupled, pressuring authorities to tighten measures to stem local transmissions. More »


France is fourth country to pass 10,000 coronavirus deaths

PARIS (Reuters) - France has officially registered more than 10,000 deaths from coronavirus infections, making it the fourth country to cross that threshold after Italy, Spain and the United States. More »


Ecuador builds emergency cemeteries due to coronavirus outbreak

GUAYAQUIL (Reuters) - Ecuador's government is preparing an emergency burial ground on land donated by a private cemetery in Guayaquil, the country's largest city, to address a shortage of burial plots as the novel coronavirus hits the Andean country hard. More »


Court throws out rape, trafficking charges against leader of Mexico-based church

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A California appeals court on Tuesday threw out criminal charges including rape and human trafficking against the leader of a Mexico-based church, ruling he was denied his right to a speedy preliminary hearing in the high-profile case.The ruling appears to mean that Naason Joaquin Garcia, head and self-styled apostle of the Guadalajara-based evangelical church La Luz del Mundo (Light of the World), must be released from custody. More »


Coronavirus takes deadly toll on Canada's nursing homes

TORONTO/MONTREAL (Reuters) - With deaths in nursing homes making up almost half of Canada’s coronavirus deaths, provinces are taking control of their workforces, boosting care workers' wages and redeploying health inspectors from hospitals to curb the virus’ spread among seniors. More »


Australia's parliament set to pass huge stimulus plan

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's parliament will return on Wednesday in a slimmed down version to pass an emergency A$130 billion ($80 billion) stimulus package as the coronavirus pandemic wreaks havoc on the country's economy. More »


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