British PM Boris Johnson says country at ‘most perilous moment’ as coronavirus curbs ease

LONDON (REUTERS) - Britain faces the most delicate point in its battle against Covid-19 as it passes a peak in infections and starts gradually to ease guidance on social distancing, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday (May 11). "Our journey has reached the most perilous moment where a wrong move could be disastrous," he … Continue reading British PM Boris Johnson says country at ‘most perilous moment’ as coronavirus curbs ease

Gilead’s coronavirus drug will be in short supply for Americans

WASHINGTON (BLOOMBERG) - The United States will get less than half of Gilead Sciences Inc's worldwide donation of 1.5 million vials of its Covid-19 medicine over the next six weeks, which is not expected to be enough to treat all the patients who would qualify for it. Gilead is donating about 607,000 vials of its … Continue reading Gilead’s coronavirus drug will be in short supply for Americans

WHO says ‘extreme vigilance’ needed in exit from coronavirus lockdowns

GENEVA (REUTERS) -The World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Monday (May 11) that "extreme vigilance" was needed as countries begin to exit from lockdowns imposed to curb the spread of the new coronavirus, amid global concerns about a second wave of infections. Germany earlier reported an acceleration in new coronavirus infections after it took early … Continue reading WHO says ‘extreme vigilance’ needed in exit from coronavirus lockdowns

Iran to reopen all mosques in further easing of coronavirus restrictions

TEHERAN (REUTERS) - All mosques in Iran will reopen on Tuesday (May 12), a further step in the government's plans to ease restrictions that aimed to contain the spread of the new coronavirus, the official IRIB news agency reported. The decision to reopen the mosques was made in consultation with the ministry of health, IRIB … Continue reading Iran to reopen all mosques in further easing of coronavirus restrictions

Israel govt swearing-in delayed a day by Pompeo visit: officials

Jerusalem (AFP) The swearing-in of Israel's new unity government has been postponed by one day to Thursday due to the upcoming visit of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, officials said. A parliament spokesman said the joint administration of incumbent premier Benjamin Netanyahu and his former rival Benny Gantz would be inaugurated on Thursday instead … Continue reading Israel govt swearing-in delayed a day by Pompeo visit: officials

In one Beirut hospital, COVID warriors through their own eyes

Beirut (AFP) In the harshly-lit corridors of a Beirut hospital, a team of nurses has been snapping pictures with their mobile phones of life behind the scenes of the battle against the coronavirus. The images taken at the Hotel-Dieu de France Hospital and selected by AFP for a photo project offer a glimpse of their … Continue reading In one Beirut hospital, COVID warriors through their own eyes

Saudi to cut oil output by another 1 mn barrels a day

Riyadh (AFP) Saudi Arabia said Monday it had asked oil giant Aramco to cut an additional one million barrels per day from June, to support prices that have crashed during the coronavirus crisis. The move will reduce the production of the world's biggest crude exporter to 7.5 million barrels per day, the energy ministry said … Continue reading Saudi to cut oil output by another 1 mn barrels a day

Israeli army destroys home of Palestinian bomb suspect

Kubar (Palestinian Territories) (AFP) Israel's army on Monday demolished the West Bank home of a Palestinian charged with involvement in a bomb attack that killed an Israeli teenager, AFP journalists said. The explosion last August 23 near a spring close to the Jewish settlement of Dolev in the West Bank killed 17-year-old Rina Shnerb and … Continue reading Israeli army destroys home of Palestinian bomb suspect

Benfica’s Tavares tests positive for coronavirus

Madrid (AFP) Portugal's reigning champions Benfica have confirmed that midfielder David Tavares tested positive for coronavirus on Friday, taking the tally for positive cases to at least eight players in Primeira Liga. The Portugese top flight is planning to restart behind closed doors towards the end of the month after the government announced on April … Continue reading Benfica’s Tavares tests positive for coronavirus

Man City parent company adds ninth club with Lommel SK deal

London (AFP) Manchester City's parent company has added a ninth club to its global portfolio with the purchase of Belgian second-tier side Lommel SK. It has been reported that Lommel's debts of £1.75 million ($2.1 million) will be wiped out by the City Football Group (CFG) as part of the deal. Manchester City's parent company … Continue reading Man City parent company adds ninth club with Lommel SK deal