Trump humiliation: US forced into breaking its sanctions against Putin to buy ventilators

Hospitals throughout the US are facing a chronic shortage of ventilators as they struggle to cope with the number of seriously ill patients. US governors have made desperate pleas to the Trump administration to provide them with more of the lifesaving machines. Last Wednesday, the US received a shipment of medical supplies from Vladimir Putin, which included ventilators for New […]

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Scots' medical chief resigns after flouting own coronavirus rules

LONDON (Reuters) – Scotland’s Chief Medical Officer Catherine Calderwood resigned on Sunday after she broke her own advice to stay at home to help slow the spread of the coronavirus by visiting her second home this weekend and last. Calderwood said that during discussions with Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon on Sunday evening they agreed her actions risked distracting from […]

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What time is the Queen’s speech on coronavirus tonight? – The Sun

THE Queen will address the British public over the ongoing coronavirus crisis tonight, Buckingham Palace has confirmed. Her Majesty has recorded a speech, which will also be broadcasted across the Commonwealth, from Windsor Castle. When will the Queen deliver her speech on coronavirus? The Queen has already pre-recorded her speech on coronavirus from Windsor Castle. It will go out to […]

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Olive branches handed out on Palm Sunday in near-deserted Jerusalem

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Franciscan friars wearing surgical masks and gloves made house calls in Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, delivering olive branches to Christians who are self-isolating as a precaution against the coronavirus. One of the friars used a loud-hailer in the streets of the walled Old City to summon people to their front doors and windows, where they received branches […]

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Malawi president takes 10% coronavirus pay cut

Malawi’s president and all government ministers are taking a 10% wage cut for three months to raise money to tackle the coronavirus outbreak. President Peter Mutharika made the announcement as he set out a stimulus package to help cushion the economic impact of the disease. Malawi reported its first cases of the coronavirus on Thursday – one of the last […]

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Man shot dead in Philippines for flouting coronavirus rules

Country’s first reported case of police shooting a civilian for refusing to follow restrictions to curb coronavirus. A 63-year-old man was shot dead in the Philippines after threatening village officials and police with a scythe at a coronavirus checkpoint, police said on Saturday.  The man is believed to have been drunk when he threatened village officials and police manning the checkpoint in the […]

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