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CoronaVirus: Here’s how to avoid getting infected

There has been a recent spread of coronavirus in some parts of the world and everyone is taking the right measures to ensure that they are not contacted. Coronavirus affects the human respiratory system causing symptoms from sneezing to coughing to shortness of breath and in some cases could lead …

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Pence says virus poses low-level threat in U.S., working with Congress on spending bill

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is seated with Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar; Anthony Fauci, director of the NIH National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and U.S. Treasury Secretary Stephen Mnuchin as he leads a coronavirus task force meeting at the Department of Health and Human …

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WHO warns against ‘fatal’ complacency in global coronavirus fight

GENEVA/BEIJING (Reuters) – The world prepared for a coronavirus pandemic on Friday as hopes the disease could be contained to China vanished and investors dumped equities in expectation of a global recession. Share prices were on track for the worst week since the global financial crisis in 2008 as virus-related …

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Thousands in California being monitored for coronavirus: governor

A man wearing a face mask walks through the Chinatown section of San Francisco, California, U.S., February 26, 2020. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton (Reuters) – California health officials are monitoring 8,400 people for coronavirus symptoms after their arrival on domestic commercial flights, but the state had only a limited supply of test …

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Coronavirus: Vice President infected

Iranian Vice President, Masoumeh Ebtekar has tested positive to the deadly coronavirus. State news in Tehran reported Thursday that the development has added to mounting fears over the virus spread. Ebtekhar, President Hassan Rouhani’s adviser on family and women’s matters, has been placed under quarantine. Also called COVID-19, 26 people …

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U.S. says ramping up efforts to guard against coronavirus, mulls sweeping powers

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s administration is considering invoking special powers to rapidly expand domestic production of protective masks and clothing to help combat the coronavirus in the United States, two U.S. officials told Reuters. People walk into a pharmacy to buy N95 masks in advance of the potential …

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Kuwait has 43 confirmed cases of coronavirus: health ministry

FILE PHOTO: A Kuwaiti boy wears a protective face mask, following the outbreak of the new coronavirus, as he throws water at passing cars, during celebrations for the 29th Kuwait Liberation Day from the Iraqi occupation, in Kuwait City, February 26, 2020. REUTERS/Stephanie McGehee DUBAI (Reuters) – Kuwait now has …

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South African president orders repatriation of citizens in Wuhan over coronavirus

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday ordered the repatriation of his nearly two hundred citizens from the central Chinese city of Wuhan, epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, his office said in a statement. Radical quarantining measures have helped slow the rate of transmission in China of …

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First Northern Ireland coronavirus case brings UK total to 16

A computer image created by Nexu Science Communication together with Trinity College in Dublin, shows a model structurally representative of a betacoronavirus which is the type of virus linked to COVID-19, better known as the coronavirus linked to the Wuhan outbreak, shared with Reuters on February 18, 2020. NEXU Science …

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Exclusive: U.S. mulls using sweeping powers to ramp up production of coronavirus protective gear

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s administration is considering invoking special powers through a law called the Defense Production Act to rapidly expand domestic manufacturing of protective masks and clothing to combat the coronavirus in the United States, two U.S. officials told Reuters. U.S. President Donald Trump talks about preparedness …

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