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US unemployment claims hit record 6.6 million

A record 6.6 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week as job losses rose sharply due to the coronavirus pandemic. A report on Thursday...

Trump weighs grounding domestic flights

President Donald Trump has said that he is weighing grounding domestic flights between coronavirus hot spots as he ramps up efforts to try to...

Trump resists national lockdown, leaving US states to make their own decisions

US President Donald Trump is resisting calls to order a nationwide lockdown to stem the spread of coronavirus. Mr Trump’s refusal to implement such restrictions...

Trump warns Americans to brace for a ‘hell of a bad two weeks’

President Donald Trump has warned Americans to brace for a “hell of a bad two weeks” amid White House projections of between 100,000 to...

Four die on aboard coronavirus-hit cruise ship heading to Florida

Four people have died on a coronavirus-stricken cruise ship embroiled in a bitter dispute over plans to disembark passengers in the US. In what is...

New York governor begs for help amid ‘staggering’ death toll

New York’s governor has issued an urgent appeal for medical volunteers amid a “staggering” number of deaths from the coronavirus. “Please come help us in...

Trump defends extending virus guidelines as spread continues

US president Donald Trump has defended his decision to extend restrictive social-distancing guidelines until the end of April, while bracing the nation for a...

President Trump invokes act to force General Motors to produce ventilators

President Donald Trump has issued a Defence Production Act order to force General Motors to produce ventilators for coronavirus patients. Mr Trump said negotiations with...

Congress approves £1.78 trillion package as US infections soar past 92,000

The US House of Representatives has rushed Donald Trump a 2.2 trillion dollar (£1.78 trillion) rescue package to help a US economy and health...

US virus cases top 92,000 as Congress debates £1.8 trillion emergency package

A surge in coronavirus infections has taken the US total over 92,000 amid warnings that the pandemic is accelerating in cities like New York,...

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‘Quarantine Radio’ is in full effect

Quarantine! Quarantine! Quarantine! This global lockdown has created a lot of boredom for many, but some are finding new ways to be creative using the...

1,500 ventilators a week to roll off UK production lines by May, say manufacturers

At least 1,500 ventilators a week could be rolling off British production lines by the end of the month to help in the fight...

Effectiveness of school closures in historic pandemics put under the microscope

New research has given some insight into the effectiveness of school closures during a pandemic, by studying behaviours during disease outbreaks of the past. A...

Coronavirus poses existential threat to Africa, says health expert

African is facing an “existential threat” as some countries will have more than 10,000 coronavirus cases by the end of April, a health expert...

Lineker criticises Tottenham for furloughing staff

Gary Lineker has criticised his former club Tottenham after the Premier League club’s announcement that they will furlough 550 members of their non-playing staff. Lineker,...
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