06 Apr 2020

US, UK brace for soaring death tolls as pandemic bears down

The US and UK may face an extremely difficult week as the social and financial toll of the COVID-19 pandemic deepens and deaths soar, following in the footsteps of Italy and Spain. New infections in Italy and Spain, however, have been showing signs of slowing. In the UK, Prime Minister

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02 Apr 2020

Global Cases Approach One Million, U.S. Weighs Grounding Domestic Flights

The global number of COVID-19 cases is approaching one million as the last border crossing points are closing to combat the virus’s spread. The US, which has roughly 216,700 cases, has reportedly considered grounding domestic flights to and from cities that have a large number of cases. The US accounts

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01 Apr 2020

Italy Hopeful That Coronavirus Pandemic Is Slowing Down

Italian authorities have reported that COVID-19 infections within the country have slowed after three weeks of lockdown, a sign of hope for other countries that are adhering to similar lockdown policies. Italian officials have stated that they plan to wait until after Easter before they reassess the lockdown and reopen

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31 Mar 2020

Coronavirus: Amazon workers strike over virus protection

Amazon and other delivery firms are being pressured to improve employee protection as they continue to work despite the global pandemic, playing a critical role in food and goods delivery. Some workers at the US food delivery service Instacart and US and Italian workers at Amazon have participated in walkouts

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26 Mar 2020

Governments Clamp Down as Coronavirus Infections Surge

Today, the number of COVID-19 infections has surpassed 480,000 globally, which is nearly double last week’s total. Governments around the world have been preparing for restrictive measures that punish individuals who violate lockdown and social distancing rules. More than 22,000 have died as a result of the virus, according to

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23 Mar 2020

New York quiets to slow virus as pressure grows on Olympics

In New York, Governor Andrew Cuomo has ordered all nonessential businesses to close and nonessential workers to stay home, further tightening previously implemented restrictions. The pandemic has killed more than 14,000 worldwide and infected over 335,000, threatening to make New York one of the biggest hotspots. Leaders have warned of

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20 Mar 2020

Coronavirus Deaths Surpass 10,000 Globally

The number of COVID-19 cases has reached 245,000, while the number of deaths due to infection doubled ina week to more than 10,000 as of today. Italy, Iran, and Spain have all experienced large increases in virus deaths, causing governments all over the world to take preemptive measures to contain

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19 Mar 2020

Europe sets up emergency lifeline worth billions

In an attempt to soothe the economic impact of the ongoing pandemic, the European Central Bank (ECB) has started an emergency $820 billion package that will buy government and company dept across the EU, particularly in Greece and Italy. ECB’s CEO Christine Lagarde stated that they are incredibly committed to

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10 Mar 2020

All of Italy is in lockdown as coronavirus cases rise

Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte expanded extending restrictions in southern provinces to now include northern provinces. An entire lockdown is now underway in Italy as the Coronavirus continues to spread throughout the country. The Prime Minister is initiating extreme measures in an attempt to preserve the population and not increase the

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09 Mar 2020

Italy quarantines north in drastic bid to slow virus spread

Italy’s Premier Giuseppe Conte put northern Italy under quarantine after recording 7,300 confirmed coronavirus cases, meaning that over 16 million Italian residents are effectively on quarantine until further notice. Although all tourists may go home, public spaces such as museums and popular tourist architectural sites are closed until further notice.

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