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Republicans unveil coronavirus plan, slash emergency unemployment benefit

28 July 2020, 4:11 AM

Senate Republicans on Monday proposed a $1 trillion coronavirus aid package hammered out with the White House, paving the way for talks with Democrats on how to help Americans as expanded unemployment benefits for millions of workers expire this week.

Bolivian President Anez says she is back to work after coronavirus

28 July 2020, 3:14 AM

Bolivian interim President Jeanine Anez said on Tuesday she had recovered from the coronavirus and returned to work.

UK eyes France, Germany after slapping coronavirus quarantine on Spain

27 July 2020, 3:29 PM

Britain is closely watching rises in coronavirus cases in other European destinations such as France and Germany after slapping a 14-day quarantine on travellers from Spain at the height of the summer vacation season.

Florida records 9,300 new coronavirus cases, blows past New York

27 July 2020, 4:55 AM

Florida on Sunday became the second state after California to overtake New York, the worst-hit state at the start of the U.S. novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, according to a Reuters tally.


Moderna gets further $472 million U.S. award for coronavirus vaccine development

27 July 2020, 3:39 AM

Moderna Inc said on Sunday it has received an additional $472 million from the U.S. government’s Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) to support development of its novel coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine.

Morocco shuts down major cities after spike in coronavirus cases

26 July 2020, 11:48 PM

Morocco will stop people entering and leaving some of its biggest cities from midnight to contain a surge in COVID-19 cases, the interior and health Ministries said on Sunday. The cities to be locked down include the economic powerhouse of Casablanca as well as Tangier, Marrakech, Fez and Meknes. The country eased a nationwide lockdown […]


Coronavirus unmasking undiagnosed diabetes on patients

26 July 2020, 7:51 PM

The coronavirus infection is unmasking diabetes that’s undiagnosed by causing high glucose levels, according to two Johannesburg-based specialist doctors dealing with diabetes.

Latin America leads world in coronavirus cases, Reuters count shows

26 July 2020, 6:03 PM

Coronavirus cases in Latin America for the first time have surpassed the combined infections in the United States and Canada, a Reuters tally showed on Sunday, amid a surge of infections in Brazil, Mexico, Peru, Colombia and Argentina.

VIDEO: KwaZulu-Natal Coronavirus Command Council briefs the media

26 July 2020, 2:30 PM

KwaZulu-Natal Coronavirus Command Council briefs the media on Sunday. 

Vietnam back on coronavirus alert after first local infection in three months

25 July 2020, 8:23 AM

Vietnam was back on high alert for the novel coronavirus on Saturday after medical officials in the central city of Danang detected, its first locally transmitted case for three months.



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