Bolsonaro takes down virus shortage video after uproar

Rio de Janeiro (AFP) Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro posted a video online Wednesday of a market supposedly hit by shortages caused by coronavirus -- but removed it hours later after local journalists found the same market to be well-stocked. Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro, shown here during a press conference on the virus on March 20, … Continue reading Bolsonaro takes down virus shortage video after uproar

Trump warns Iran of ‘heavy price’ in case of attack on US troops

Washington (AFP) President Donald Trump warned Iran on Wednesday of a "heavy price" if it or its allies in Iraq attack US troops stationed there. US President Donald Trump, pictured here at a press briefing, is warning Iran against attacks on US troops in Iraq MANDEL NGAN AFP/File "If this happens, Iran will pay a … Continue reading Trump warns Iran of ‘heavy price’ in case of attack on US troops

Coronavirus: Climate summit in Glasgow postponed to 2021, say officials

LONDON (REUTERS) - A climate summit that had been due to take place in Glasgow in November has been postponed to 2021 because of the coronavirus outbreak, officials said on Wednesday (April 1), throwing new uncertainty into talks to tackle global warming. Police officers patrol in a Glasgow city centre street on March 27, 2020.PHOTO: … Continue reading Coronavirus: Climate summit in Glasgow postponed to 2021, say officials

Coronavirus: Russian plane with supplies for virus fight lands in US

NEW YORK (AFP) - A Russian military plane carrying medical supplies arrived in the United States on Wednesday (April 1), the Russian mission to the UN said, as the Kremlin flexes its soft power amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Russian plane comes in to land at JFK International Airport in New York City.PHOTO: REUTERS The … Continue reading Coronavirus: Russian plane with supplies for virus fight lands in US

Coronavirus: New York governor blasts ‘selfish’ residents; California short on hospital beds

NEW YORK/LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - The governor of New York on Wednesday (April 1) cracked down even harder on public gatherings in the face of the coronavirus, calling residents who disregarded stay-at-home rules "selfish" as California's governor warned his state will run out of hospital beds by next month. A hospital worker walks past a … Continue reading Coronavirus: New York governor blasts ‘selfish’ residents; California short on hospital beds

Six-week-old baby dies of coronavirus in US: State governor

NEW YORK (AFP) - A six-week-old infant has died of complications relating to Covid-19, the governor of the US state of Connecticut said on Wednesday (April 1), in one of the youngest recorded deaths from the virus. Governor Ned Lamont tweeted that the newborn was "brought unresponsive to a hospital late last week and could … Continue reading Six-week-old baby dies of coronavirus in US: State governor

Coronavirus: Record death toll makes for ‘sad, sad day’, says British PM Boris Johnson

LONDON (REUTERS) - Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday (April 1) lamented the latest coronavirus data that showed a record increase of deaths in Britain, saying it was a "sad, sad day." Earlier, the government said fatalities rose by 563 to a total of 2,352 by 1600 GMT on March 31. British PM Boris Johnson … Continue reading Coronavirus: Record death toll makes for ‘sad, sad day’, says British PM Boris Johnson

Coronavirus: British man jailed six months for coughing on police officer

LONDON (AFP) - A man who coughed on a police officer and threatened to infect him with coronavirus was on Wednesday (April 1) sentenced to six months in jail in Britain, a police statement said. Police talk to cyclists in Glasgow, Scotland, amid the spread of coronavirus in Britain, March 31, 2020.PHOTO: REUTERS Adam Lewis, … Continue reading Coronavirus: British man jailed six months for coughing on police officer

Coronavirus: Covid-19 infections growing exponentially, deaths near 50,000, says WHO

GENEVA (AFP) - The World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Wednesday (April 1) it was deeply concerned about the near-exponential escalation of the new coronavirus pandemic, with the number of deaths doubling in a week. WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus delivers a news briefing via video link on March 30, 2020.PHOTO: AFP WHO chief Tedros … Continue reading Coronavirus: Covid-19 infections growing exponentially, deaths near 50,000, says WHO

Putin working remotely after meeting infected doctor: Kremlin

Moscow (AFP) Russian leader Vladimir Putin has decided to handle his duties remotely, the Kremlin said Wednesday, after the head of the country's main coronavirus hospital tested positive following a meeting with the president. Russian President Vladimir Putin is handling his duties remotely, the Krelim has said Mikhail Klimentyev Sputnik/AFP/File Denis Protsenko, who met with … Continue reading Putin working remotely after meeting infected doctor: Kremlin

Tributes paid to ex-Olympique Marseille president Diouf

Marseille (AFP) Tributes poured in Wednesday for former Marseille president Pape Diouf, who has died aged 68 after contracting the coronavirus. Former president of Marseille football club Pape Diouf BORIS HORVAT AFP/File Diouf, who became the first ever black president of a top European football club, died on Tuesday in Dakar, his family told AFP. … Continue reading Tributes paid to ex-Olympique Marseille president Diouf

Preventing the next pandemic may start with supply chains

NEW YORK (BLOOMBERG) - Pandemics haven't always been top of mind for investors focused on environmental, social and governance issues. But a handful have been warning for years that some corporate practices-particularly those in global supply chains-lay the groundwork for them. Reducing meat consumption would go a long way toward cutting the likelihood of viruses … Continue reading Preventing the next pandemic may start with supply chains