Pence in Self-Quarantine; U.K. Plans Slow Opening: Virus Update

Sign up here for our daily coronavirus newsletter on what you need to know, and subscribe to our Covid-19 podcast for the latest news and analysis. U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is self-isolating after an aide tested positive for the coronavirus late last week. The U.K. outlined plans to ease a lockdown and get people who can’t work at home […]

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Indian Travel Agents Squeezed as Customers Demand Cash Refunds

Sign up here for our daily coronavirus newsletter on what you need to know, and subscribe to our Covid-19 podcast for the latest news and analysis. Customers demanding cash refunds for flights axed because of the coronavirus are putting the squeeze on India’s travel agents, who are only receiving virtual money from airlines solely to be used for future bookings. […]

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Martin Lewis points out ‘glaring inconsistency’ with UK’s coronavirus support schemes

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has addressed the nation in a pre-recorded speech which aired this evening. Giving an update on the UK lockdown, he said it was not the time to lift restrictions altogether. However, the Prime Minister then told the nation that “anyone who can’t work from home, for instance those in construction or manufacturing, should be actively encouraged […]

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New York Reports Lowest New Virus Deaths Since End of March

Sign up here for our daily coronavirus newsletter on what you need to know, and subscribe to our Covid-19 podcast for the latest news and analysis. New York reported the lowest number of new deaths from Covid-19 — 207 — since the end of March. Other indicators also began to show the virus outbreak nearing where it was at the […]

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Unemployment numbers to get worse, 'could be' 25%: Mnuchin

Secretary Mnuchin on lost jobs, toll coronavirus pandemic is taking on US economy Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin joins Chris Wallace for an exclusive interview on ‘Fox News Sunday.’ Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. Continue Reading Below The U.S. unemployment rate will likely get worse before it gets better, Treasury […]

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In Zeal to Urge U.S. Reopening, Pence Sets Virus Worries Aside

Sign up here for our daily coronavirus newsletter on what you need to know, and subscribe to our Covid-19 podcast for the latest news and analysis. Vice President Mike Pence would not be deterred. His press secretary, Katie Miller, had tested positive for coronavirus early Friday. Air Force Two sat on the tarmac of Joint Base Andrews outside Washington later […]

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Africa Needs Two-Year Debt Halt to Fight Virus, Ramaphosa Says

Sign up to our Next Africa newsletter and follow Bloomberg Africa on Twitter African countries require a two-year debt standstill to provide governments with the fiscal space to fight the coronavirus pandemic, according to South African President Cyril Ramaphosa. The continent needs an immediate emergency economic stimulus of $100 billion to combat the impact of the disease and almost half […]

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