Coronavirus update: China's Hubei province lowers emergency response level, pandemic causes economic havoc
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Coronavirus update: China’s Hubei province lowers emergency response level, pandemic causes economic havoc

China’s Hubei province — the initial epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak — will lower its response level from tomorrow, armed men have protested against lockdown restrictions at the Michigan State Capitol and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says the UK is “past the peak” of its outbreak. In Australia, National Cabinet is bringing forward discussions […]

US economy suffers worst quarter since 2008
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US economy suffers worst quarter since 2008

The latest:There have been more than 1 million coronavirus cases in the United States, according to the Johns Hopkins University tally.The U.S. death toll has surpassed 58,000 people, according to Hopkins.Globally, there have been more than 3.1 million cases with more than 217,000 deaths.America’s first-quarter GDP fell at a 4.8% annualized rate, the U.S. Bureau […]

The Latest: Group concerned about COVID-19 aid for Syria
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The Latest: Group concerned about COVID-19 aid for Syria

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: —Putin extends Russia’s shutdown to May 11. —Britain working on virus contact tracing app. —France […]

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Coronavirus live news: Turkey sends medical equipment to US; German economy to contract by 6.6% | World news

Singapore’s health ministry has said it is not able to test all migrant workers in dormitories and has been isolating some symptomatic patients first, a method that a government health adviser said was causing a lag in the reporting of cases. The island nation of 5.7 million people has nearly 15,000 confirmed coronavirus infections, one […]