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‘Share dollars and doses’: G20 summit tackles COVID inequalities | Coronavirus pandemic News

[ad_1] Big pharmaceutical companies and leaders of leading economies of the world faced up on Friday to the startling global imbalance in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and made big pledges to up supplies of cut-price vaccines to poorer regions. Lavishly-funded mass inoculation campaigns are helping some wealthy nations …

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IMF urges $50 billion spending commitment to help end pandemic

[ad_1] A health worker administers the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine to a senior citizen at the Senja-Cashew Community Centre Vaccination Centre, operated by Thomson Medical, in Singapore, on Monday, March 8, 2021. Singapore is introducing a program called Connect@Changi that will allow people to enter the island for business and official purposes without …

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Texas gov. orders schools to end mask rules | Coronavirus

[ad_1] AUSTIN, Texas — Texas’ governor says public schools must end mask requirements starting in June and is ordering Texas’ cities and counties to drop nearly all face covering mandates by the end of the week. Tuesday’s announcement from Gov. Greg Abbott does not affect private businesses, which can still …

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The Latest: Biden adviser cites son, asks young to get shots | Coronavirus

[ad_1] WASHINGTON — A top White House adviser for the coronavirus is encouraging young people to get vaccinated, sharing his son’s struggles after acquiring the virus. Andy Slavitt revealed during a White House briefing Tuesday that one of his sons was diagnosed with the virus late last year and still …

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Dutch economy shrank 0.5% in Q1 amid coronavirus lockdown

[ad_1] AMSTERDAM, May 18 (Reuters) – The Dutch economy shrank 0.5% in the first three months of 2021 from the previous quarter as a lockdown to limit the spread of the coronavirus hit demand and triggered a recession, the national statistics office said on Tuesday. The euro zone’s fifth largest …

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Dutch economy shrank 0.5% in Q1 amid coronavirus lockdown

[ad_1] AMSTERDAM, May 18 (Reuters) – The Dutch economy shrank 0.5% in the first three months of 2021 from the previous quarter as a lockdown to limit the spread of the coronavirus hit demand and triggered a recession, the national statistics office said on Tuesday. The euro zone’s fifth largest …

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Japan’s economy slumps back into decline as COVID-19 hits spending

[ad_1] By Leika Kihara, Tetsushi Kajimoto TOKYO (Reuters) -Japan’s economy shrank more than expected in the first quarter as a slow vaccine rollout and new COVID-19 infections hit spending on items such as dining out and clothes, raising concerns the country will lag others emerging from the pandemic. FILE PHOTO: …

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Japan’s economy slumps back into decline as COVID-19 hits spending

[ad_1] By Leika Kihara, Tetsushi Kajimoto TOKYO (Reuters) -Japan’s economy shrank more than expected in the first quarter as a slow vaccine rollout and new COVID-19 infections hit spending on items such as dining out and clothes, raising concerns the country will lag others emerging from the pandemic. FILE PHOTO: …

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Asian stocks mixed after Taiwan, Singapore anti-virus curbs | Coronavirus

[ad_1] BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were mixed Monday after Taiwan and Singapore tightened anti-coronavirus restrictions and Wall Street turned in its biggest weekly decline in three months. Shanghai and Hong Kong advanced, while Tokyo and Seoul declined. Wall Street’s benchmark S&P 500 index rose Friday but ended the …

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