The Latest: Thailand extends international flight ban
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The Latest: Thailand extends international flight ban

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: — South Korea’s voting precautions highlight challenges of reopening. — Thailand extends its ban on […]

First UN solidarity flight departs Addis Ababa carrying vital COVID-19 medical supplies to all African nations
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First UN solidarity flight departs Addis Ababa carrying vital COVID-19 medical supplies to all African nations

The first United Nations “Solidarity Flight” is scheduled to leave Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, today – from there, the aircraft will transport the vital medical cargo to all countries in Africa, where supplies are desperately needed to contain the spread of COVID-19. WHO cargo is being  transported by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), and includes […]

First flight in months from coronavirus-hit Wuhan lands in Sydney carrying masks, gowns and ventilators - Politics
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First flight in months from coronavirus-hit Wuhan lands in Sydney carrying masks, gowns and ventilators – Politics

Updated April 09, 2020 07:08:31 A freight flight from the city where the deadly coronavirus first appeared has arrived in Sydney, carrying 90 tonnes of protective masks, gowns and ventilators. Key points: The cargo plane is carrying 90 tonnes of personal protective equipment and ventilators It is the first flight to land in Sydney from […]

African continent faces 'existential threat,' health official says
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Photo: A one-passenger flight

A flight attendant waits for the departure of a one-passenger flight between Washington and New Orleans on April 3, 2020. The one passenger? The photographer.Carlos Barria / Reuters Minyvonne Burke and Mosheh Gains 3h ago / 7:35 PM UTC Over 150 crew test positive on USS Theodore Roosevelt, whose captain was removed The aircraft carrier […]