UK coronavirus death toll soars to 465 as 41 die in 24 hours

The UK's coronavirus death toll has surged to 465, with 41 dying in the last 24 hours. NHS England has tonight announced that 28 people – aged between 47 and 93– have died in England since its last figure yesterday. It comes after Scotland recorded another six deaths, while five more people died in Wales and two more in Northern […]

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India struggles with coronavirus shutdown; Pakistan cases top 1,000

NEW DELHI/BENGALURU (Reuters) – India’s 1.3 billion people were under lockdown on Wednesday to prevent an explosion of coronavirus cases as the government struggled to deliver essential goods and calm nerves. Prime Minister Narendra Modi ordered everyone indoors for the next three weeks, saying it was the only way to avoid a disaster and effectively shutting down Asia’s third-largest economy. […]

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Spanish medics demand protection as death toll overtakes China's

Medics facing shortages attempt legal action to force authorities into procuring and distributing protective equipment. Madrid, Spain – Spain now has the world’s second-highest tally of coronavirus deaths after Italy, surpassing the number of dead in China, health authorities said on Wednesday. The number of people who have lost their lives because of the infection in Spain has reached 3,434, […]

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Stop calling 911 for COVID-19 testing: Waterloo CAO

A Region of Waterloo official says that people have been calling 911 in an effort to get tested quicker for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. “I want to send an important reminder to citizens about the appropriate use of 911,” Waterloo Region CAO Mike Murray said Wednesday morning. “Please do not dial 911 in an attempt to […]

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‘We’ve ventured into a battle’: Inside New York’s ERs as they fight COVID-19

NEW YORK — A “cacophony of coughing” in packed emergency rooms. Beds squeezed in wherever there is space. Overworked, sleep-deprived doctors and nurses rationed to one face mask a day and wracked by worry about a dwindling number of available ventilators. Such is the reality inside New York City’s hospitals, which have become the war-zone-like epicenter of the nation’s coronavirus […]

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Coronavirus: Waterloo Region, municipalities declare state of emergency

The Region of Waterloo and its seven municipalities have each declared a state of emergency in response to the growing novel coronavirus pandemic. Mayors for area cities (Kitchener, Cambridge and Waterloo) and townships (North Dumfries, Wellesley, Wilmot and Woolwich) joined Regional Chair Karen Redman in signing declarations on Wednesday morning. In a release, the region and municipalities say this will […]

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Stocks rebound grinds past 10% after $2 trillion U.S. stimulus boost

LONDON (Reuters) – A breakneck rebound in world stocks made it past the 10% mark on Wednesday before more global coronavirus warnings and fresh turbulence in commodity markets saw things grind to a halt. Hopes that an incoming $2 trillion U.S. fiscal stimulus will ease the economic devastation caused by virus lockdowns gave world equity indexes .MIWD00000PUS their first back-to-back […]

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