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British PM Johnson tests positive for COVID-19

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London: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Friday that he is self-isolating after testing positive for COVID-19.

“Over the last 24 hours I have developed mild symptoms and tested positive for coronavirus,” he said on Twitter, posting a video message.

“I am now self-isolating, but I will continue to lead the government’s response via video-conference as we fight this virus,” he wrote.

“Be in no doubt that I can continue thanks to the wizardry of modern technology...

Trump, Congress agree on $2 trillion virus rescue bill

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WASHINGTON (Net): The White House and Senate leaders of both parties announced agreement early Wednesday on unprecedented emergency legislation to rush sweeping aid to businesses, workers and a health care system slammed by the coronavirus pandemic.
The urgently needed pandemic response measure...

Africa cases over 2,000 as S Africa rushes into lockdown

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JOHANNESBURG (Net) — Customers started behaving oddly about a week ago, visibly dejected street ven-dor Frank Mojapelo said. Some were wary to exchange cash. Some backed away, or refused to touch him.
Now, an unprecedented lockdown looms in South Africa over the coronavirus, with a country of...

Virus briefings are the new campaign rallies for Trump

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Washington March 25, (Net): President Donald Trump has a new daily ritual now that the pandemic has put the kibosh on the signature campaign rallies that helped him get elected four years ago: the coronavirus brief-ing.
Standing on the once-abandoned White House briefing room stage flanked by...

UN chief urges G20 to adopt ‘war-time’ plan with trillions

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UNITED NATIONS (Net) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged leaders of the world's 20 major industrialized nations on Tuesday to adopt a "wartime" plan including a stimulus package "in the trillions of dollars" for businesses, workers and households in developing countries trying to...

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