Australia may restrict return of citizens from abroad amid coronavirus surge: PM - National
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Australia may restrict return of citizens from abroad amid coronavirus surge: PM – National

Australia will likely slow down the return of its citizens from abroad, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Wednesday, as it grapples with a fresh outbreak of the coronavirus that has led it to isolate its second most populous state. The border between Victoria and New South Wales, the busiest in the country, was closed […]

Coronavirus: U.S. sees new shortage of PPE as cases, hospitalizations climb - National
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Coronavirus: U.S. sees new shortage of PPE as cases, hospitalizations climb – National

The personal protective gear that was in dangerously short supply during the early weeks of the coronavirus crisis in the U.S. is running low again as the virus resumes its rapid spread and the number of hospitalized patients climbs. A national nursing union is concerned that gear has to be reused. A doctors association warns that physicians’ […]

Trump pushes state, local leaders to reopen U.S. schools in the fall amid COVID-19 - National
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Trump pushes state, local leaders to reopen U.S. schools in the fall amid COVID-19 – National

U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday launched an all-out effort pressing state and local officials to reopen schools this fall, arguing that some are keeping schools closed not because of the risks from the coronavirus pandemic but for political reasons. “They think it’s going to be good for them politically, so they keep the schools […]

McConnell eyes $1 trillion in coronavirus aid as evictions, benefits cuts loom - National
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McConnell eyes $1 trillion in coronavirus aid as evictions, benefits cuts loom – National

An eviction moratorium is lifting. Extra unemployment benefits are ending. Parents are being called to work, but schools are struggling to reopen for fall as the COVID-19 crisis shows no signs of easing. With Congress bracing for the next coronavirus aid package, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is outlining Republican priorities as earlier programs designed […]

U.S. formally withdraws from WHO as coronavirus cases continue to spike: reports - National
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U.S. formally withdraws from WHO as coronavirus cases continue to spike: reports – National

The United States has formally submitted its withdrawal from the World Health Organization amid a continuing spike in domestic cases of the coronavirus, American reports state. Both CBS News and The Hill cite American officials in their reports that the U.S. has submitted its withdrawal paperwork to United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Gutteres. In the midst […]

Brazil’s President Bolsonaro tests positive for coronavirus - National
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Brazil’s President Bolsonaro tests positive for coronavirus – National

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday said he has tested positive for the coronavirus. Bolsonaro confirmed the test results while wearing a mask and speaking to reporters, saying he had begun feeling ill on Sunday, READ MORE: Brazil’s President Bolsonaro says lungs are ‘clean’ after COVID-19 test “I’m well, normal. I even want to take a […]

The race for a vaccine: China leads the way in a potential coronavirus treatment - National
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The race for a vaccine: China leads the way in a potential coronavirus treatment – National

China is forging ahead in the race to develop a vaccine to help control the COVID-19 pandemic, with Sinovac Biotech’s experimental vaccine set to become the country’s second and the world’s third to enter final stage testing later this month. While a laggard in the global vaccine industry, China, where the new coronavirus is thought to have originated, has brought state, military and private sectors together in […]

Dubai opens for tourists amid coronavirus pandemic - National
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Dubai opens for tourists amid coronavirus pandemic – National

From French soccer jerseys to slick online campaigns, Dubai is trumpeting the fact that it reopened for tourism on Tuesday — but what that means for this sheikhdom that relies on the dollars, pounds, rupees and yuan spent by travellers remains in question. With travel uncertain and the coronavirus still striking nations Dubai relies on […]

Trump donors among the first U.S. companies awarded with coronavirus relief loans - National
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Trump donors among the first U.S. companies awarded with coronavirus relief loans – National

As much as $273 million in federal coronavirus aid was awarded to more than 100 companies that are owned or operated by major donors to U.S. President Donald Trump’s election efforts, according to an Associated Press analysis of federal data. Many were among the first to be approved for a loan in early April, when […]