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UK advises citizens against all non-essential foreign travel for 30 days

UK citizens have been told not to travel anywhere in the world for at least the next 30 days. The government has changed its advice to ask people to avoid all "non-essential foreign travel" as it attempts to clampdown on the spread of the coronavirus. It is the first time the Foreign Office has taken […]

Restaurants and pubs get approval to become takeaways as coronavirus ban bites

Thousands of restaurants across the UK have been given green light to become takeaways as part of the government's economic plan to deal with Covid-19. Chancellor Rishi Sunak unveiled a £300bn package to try and stop a recession developing after the government aggressively stepped up measures to combat the virus. It included government-backed business loans […]

Trump administration mulls checks for Americans to support economy

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s administration is considering sending checks to Americans so they have cash to spend during the coronavirus crisis and it has increased the amount of tax payments that can be deferred, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said on Tuesday. “We’re looking at sending checks to Americans immediately,” Mnuchin said at a […]

U.S. Senator Schumer wants at least $750 bln to combat coronavirus, help economy

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer will propose legislation totaling at least $750 billion to combat the coronavirus outbreak and help the economy, his office said in a statement on Monday. He will present the package as early as Tuesday, the statement said. The plan would be in addition to an $8.3 […]

Biden and Sanders Assume Fighting Stances, a Healthy 6 Feet Apart

“Come on, Joe, you’re an honest guy,” Mr. Sanders said at one point on Sunday night. “Why don’t you just tell the truth here?” he said at another. “I will talk to the governor!” he replied in one flourish, after the former vice president suggested his rival consult Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York […]

Biden and Sanders blast Trump response to coronavirus crisis, offer their own plans

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders blasted President Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus outbreak during a Democratic debate on Sunday, touting their own plans to deal with a widening crisis that has upended the daily life of Americans. In their first one-on-one debate, the two Democratic contenders to face Trump in the […]

PrEP: Drug that prevents HIV to be available on NHS

A drug that prevents HIV infections will be made available on the NHS, it has been announced. PrEP – or pre-exposure prophylaxis – will be made routinely available to patients deemed to be at greater risk of catching the virus. The move is hoped to eliminate new transmissions by the end of the decade. Having HIV […]

Here’s What’s in Congress’s Emergency Coronavirus Bill

The final package includes a number of waivers to allow the costs of tests to be covered by insurance and federal government programs. It also includes a 6.2-percentage point increase in federal payments to Medicaid for states. There is also $64 million for the Indian Health Service to cover the costs of coronavirus diagnostic testing […]

Anger, confusion in Europe as Trump issues coronavirus travel ban

EU ‘disapproves’ of travel ban as observers question efficacy of order which excludes some infection-hit countries. Travel to the US from most of Europe will be suspended for 30 days beginning on Friday, President Donald Trump announced, citing a need to combat the spread of the coronavirus. Trump’s move on Wednesday came amid rising global panic after the […]