Tag Archives: Government / Politics

Brazil sees early signs coronavirus spread is slowing

FILE PHOTO: A Military member works on disinfection of the Christ the Redeemer statue, with the Sugar Loaf mountain on background ahead of its re-opening amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 13, 2020. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes BRASILIA/RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – The spread of coronavirus …

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Endless first wave: how Indonesia failed to control coronavirus

JAKARTA/SYDNEY (Reuters) – Only last week Luhut Pandjaitan, Indonesia’s maritime minister and close confidant of the country’s president, touted herbal mangosteen juice as a coronavirus remedy. A coffin and a dummy dressed in a personal protective suit to look like a health worker are seen in public area to warn …

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German institute says coronavirus vaccinations could start in early 2021

BERLIN (Reuters) – The head of Germany’s vaccines regulator said some groups of people living in Germany could be vaccinated early next year against the coronavirus that has killed almost 800,000 worldwide and wreaked havoc on the global economy. FILE PHOTO: Klaus Cichutek, German biochemist and Professor of Biochemistry at …

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New Zealand’s Ardern hits back at Trump over coronavirus ‘surge’

WELLINGTON (Reuters) – New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern hit back on Tuesday against U.S. President Donald Trump for saying her country is experiencing a “big surge” in COVID-19, calling the remarks “patently wrong”. FILE PHOTO: New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern speaks during a joint press conference held with …

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Mexican president volunteers to try Russian coronavirus vaccine

FILE PHOTO: Mexico’s President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador waves as he arrives to hold a news conference at the presidential hangar, with the presidential plane in the background, at Benito Juarez International Airport in Mexico City, Mexico July 27, 2020. REUTERS/Henry Romero/File Photo MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexican President Andres …

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Italy closes nightclubs as coronavirus cases rise among young

ROME (Reuters) – Italy is to shut discos and clubs and make it compulsory to wear a mask outdoors in some areas during the night-time in the first reimposition of restrictions as cases of coronavirus pick up across the country, especially among younger people. FILE PHOTO: Italian Health Minister Roberto …

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Nebraska school district cancels classes as staff catch coronavirus

(Reuters) – A Nebraska school district said on Saturday it had canceled classes after staff members tested positive for the new coronavirus, the latest state to see instruction disrupted after resuming in-person learning. Three staff members have the virus that causes COVID-19 and 24 more are in quarantine for exposure …

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Nearly half of Brazilians say Bolsonaro not to blame for coronavirus death toll, poll says

SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Almost half of Brazilians think President Jair Bolsonaro bears “no responsibility at all” for the country’s more than 100,000 dead from the coronavirus pandemic, the world’s second highest death toll, according to a new Datafolha poll. The poll was published on Saturday in Brazil’s Folha de …

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Trump pushes anti-immigrant message even as coronavirus dominates campaign

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S President Donald Trump is powering ahead with his anti-immigration agenda, even as voters say they are more concerned with the coronavirus pandemic and the economic destruction it has wrought. FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump waves as he tours a section of new U.S.-Mexico border …

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New Zealand’s Ardern extends lockdown to stamp out coronavirus outbreak

WELLINGTON (Reuters) – New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern extended a lockdown in the country’s biggest city on Friday in response to the first national coronavirus outbreak in months, sticking with a “go early, go hard” approach she said has proven effective. Ardern said genomic testing has shown the latest …

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