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  • Most Americans huddle indoors as coronavirus deaths keep spiking

    Most Americans huddle indoors as coronavirus deaths keep spiking0

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Four new states imposed sweeping stay-at-home directives on Wednesday in response to the coronavirus pandemic, putting over 80% of Americans under lockdown as the number of deaths in the United States nearly doubled in three days. The governors of Florida, Georgia, Mississippi and Nevada each instituted the strict policies on a

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  • UK to speed up coronavirus testing as criticism grows

    UK to speed up coronavirus testing as criticism grows0

    LONDON (Reuters) – The British government said on Wednesday it would ramp up coronavirus testing amid widespread criticism that it was carrying out far too few, as ministers suggested that shortages of chemicals were partly to blame. Officials say testing for COVID-19 is key to fighting it, not least to check whether frontline medics could

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  • European shares drop as manufacturing crash spells more pain

    European shares drop as manufacturing crash spells more pain0

    (Reuters) – European shares ended Wednesday lower amid increasingly dire economic readings due to the coronavirus, while bank stocks plummeted as several majors suspended dividend payments. FILE PHOTO: The German share price index DAX graph is pictured at the stock exchange in Frankfurt, Germany, February March 31, 2020. REUTERS/Staff The pan-European STOXX 600 index closed

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  • Factory activity plunges as coronavirus shock deepens

    Factory activity plunges as coronavirus shock deepens0

    LONDON/TOKYO (Reuters) – Factories fell quiet across most of Europe and Asia in March as the coronavirus pandemic paralysed economic activity, with evidence mounting that the world is sliding into deep recession. FILE PHOTO: Workers wearing face masks are seen on a production line manufacturing parts for trailers to be exported to the U.S. at

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  • UK coronavirus deaths rise by 27%, minister laments ‘shocking’ toll

    UK coronavirus deaths rise by 27%, minister laments ‘shocking’ toll0

    LONDON (Reuters) – The number of deaths from coronavirus in the United Kingdom rose by 27% in the space of a day, according to new figures on Tuesday that a senior cabinet minister described as shocking and disturbing. The government said 1,789 people have died in hospitals from coronavirus as of 1600 GMT on Monday,

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  • ‘Sailors do not need to die,’ warns captain of coronavirus-hit U.S. aircraft carrier

    ‘Sailors do not need to die,’ warns captain of coronavirus-hit U.S. aircraft carrier0

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The captain of the U.S. aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt, in a blunt letter, has called on Navy leadership for stronger measures to save the lives of his sailors and stop the spread of the coronavirus aboard the huge ship. FILE PHOTO: The USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) is seen while entering into the

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