UK locks down 66 million people to slow spread of coronavirus

The United Kingdom’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson has ordered all citizens to remain at home for at least three weeks to stop the coronavirus pandemic from spreading further. Only essential … Read More

Lebanon army deployed to enforce public lockdown

Lebanon’s army has been brought in to help enforce a public lockdown, as cases of the virus rise across the country. At least 248 infections and four deaths have been … Read More

Australian tourism operators silenced for opposing Adani mine

Tourism operators in Australia say they are being silenced for opposing a new coal mine in the state of Queensland. The government approved the Indian-owned Adani mine last year, despite … Read More

Made in Malaysia: How mosque event spread virus to SE Asia

A gathering of Muslims, held at the end of last month at a sprawling mosque complex on the outskirts of Malaysia’s capital Kuala Lumpur, has emerged as a source of … Read More

US Midwestern states hit hard by Trump's China trade war

Despite a surging US economy, Midwestern states that were key to President Donald Trump’s 2016 election victory are lagging behind the rest of the nation. Trump made increasing jobs in … Read More

South Africa's repatriated citizens test negative for COVID-19

South Africa’s government has repatriated more than 120 of its citizens from Wuhan in China, where the new coronavirus originated. So far, 38 cases of the virus have been confirmed … Read More

US and China trade barbs over origin of coronavirus

The Chinese government is questioning the origins of the coronavirus outbreak. A conspiracy theory circulated on the fringes of the internet and Russian media … source

Coronavirus: Contract workers fear loss of income

European governments are asking companies to show understanding with sick leave and other benefits, so employees do not struggle financially if they get sick. source

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