Friends cast offers fans chance to join their reunion special

LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - The cast of the hit TV comedy Friends on Tuesday (April 21) offered six fans the chance to join them for their upcoming reunion show, which will raise funds for those worst-affected by the coronavirus epidemic. "The One Where You Meet the Entire Cast of Friends" was the latest celebrity entry … Continue reading Friends cast offers fans chance to join their reunion special

Goldie Hawn, Kate Hudson and daughter lead People magazine’s 30th Beautiful issue

LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - Actress Goldie Hawn, her daughter Kate Hudson and baby granddaughter Rani Rose Fujikawa graced the cover of People magazine's annual Beautiful issue on Tuesday (April 21). It was the first time that three generations had appeared on the Beautiful cover, which marked the 30th anniversary of one of the celebrity publication's … Continue reading Goldie Hawn, Kate Hudson and daughter lead People magazine’s 30th Beautiful issue

Bale gives £500,000 to ‘special’ Cardiff hospital

London (AFP) Wales attacker Gareth Bale said on Wednesday that he had donated £500,000 ($615,000) to the hospital where he was born to help in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. Real Madrid's Bale, 30, who has won four Champions League titles since joining the Spanish giants in 2013, made the announcement in a Twitter … Continue reading Bale gives £500,000 to ‘special’ Cardiff hospital

Coronavirus: Bug circulated in US weeks earlier than thought, mistaken for flu, health official says

SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA (REUTERS) - The novel coronavirus circulated in January in California, weeks earlier than thought, and early deaths were likely mistaken for the flu, a county health official said on Wednesday (April 22). A 57-year-old woman had died of Covid-19 on Feb 6, far earlier than any other reported cases in the United States, … Continue reading Coronavirus: Bug circulated in US weeks earlier than thought, mistaken for flu, health official says

Coronavirus: France death toll close to Spain’s, still world’s fourth highest

PARIS (REUTERS) - The number of people who have died from coronavirus infection in France increased by 544 to 21,340 on Wednesday (April 22), the fourth-highest casualty tally in the world, but trailing just a few hundred behind Spain, which has a death toll of 21,717. The toll increased at a rate of 2.6 per … Continue reading Coronavirus: France death toll close to Spain’s, still world’s fourth highest

Chris Cuomo’s Son Mario Tests Positive for Coronavirus

Amid both Chris and Cristina Cuomo's battles with COVID-19, Cristina revealed on Wednesday that their son, Mario, has also been diagnosed with the virus. She shared the news alongside photos of her and her husband with 14-year-old Mario, while also marking the importance of Earth Day. "On this 50th anniversary of Earth Day, show kindness toward our planet and every … Continue reading Chris Cuomo’s Son Mario Tests Positive for Coronavirus

Coronavirus: Britain’s virus measures could last for months, health official warns

LONDON (AFP) - Social-distancing measures to tackle coronavirus are likely to be in place for many more months, one of Britain's top health officials warned on Wednesday (April 22), as the world waits for either a vaccine or drugs that can stop people dying. "Until we have those - and the probability of having those … Continue reading Coronavirus: Britain’s virus measures could last for months, health official warns

Coronavirus: EU says air travel will require social distancing, US airlines taking their own steps

BRUSSELS/CHICAGO (REUTERS) - The European Commission will next month present a set of rules for the safe reopening of air travel when coronavirus lockdowns end, including social distancing in airports and planes, while some US airlines are taking their own protective measures. EU Transport Commissioner Adina Valean said on Wednesday (April 22) that measures under … Continue reading Coronavirus: EU says air travel will require social distancing, US airlines taking their own steps

Coronavirus: Dubai welcomes unwanted cruise liners at sea amid virus fears

DUBAI (AFP) - Dubai has welcomed 13 foreign cruise ships that were at sea while most countries had closed maritime borders due to the coronavirus pandemic, an Emirati official told AFP on Wednesday (April 22). The United Arab Emirates, of which Dubai is one of seven members, has officially reported more than 8,000 infections and … Continue reading Coronavirus: Dubai welcomes unwanted cruise liners at sea amid virus fears

Coronavirus: Now is not the time for blame, EU says of Australia’s search for probe

BRUSSELS (REUTERS) - Any apportioning of blame could threaten international cooperation to confront the coronavirus pandemic, the EU's top diplomat said on Wednesday (April 22), reacting to Australia's bid for support for an inquiry into the origins of the outbreak. "The priority has to be facing the pandemic, saving lives, containing this spread. We will only defeat … Continue reading Coronavirus: Now is not the time for blame, EU says of Australia’s search for probe

Coronavirus crisis presents opportunity for Saudi’s Newcastle project

London (AFP) A Saudi-backed takeover of Newcastle United appears to be nearing completion at a time when the rest of the football industry is on its knees due to the economic crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic. For Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund (PIF), led by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the crisis presents a … Continue reading Coronavirus crisis presents opportunity for Saudi’s Newcastle project

US govt experts warn against virus drug combo promoted by Trump

Washington (AFP) A US government expert panel has formally recommended against using a drug combination promoted by President Donald Trump to fight the coronavirus, because of its potential harmful impact on the heart. The National Institutes of Health's COVID-19 Treatment Guidelines warned doctors not to use the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine in combination with the antibiotic … Continue reading US govt experts warn against virus drug combo promoted by Trump