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  • Hockey sticks, sturgeons and skis: how much is enough physical distance?

    WINNIPEG, Manitoba/TORONTO (Reuters) - From hockey sticks in Canada to downhill skis in Colorado, health officials are searching for relatable ways to urge people to keep a safe distance, in a global effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Your COVID-19 questions, answered

    There is a lot of misinformation circulating about the coronavirus, so we took to Instagram, Twitter and Reddit to see what questions have been bugging you, our readers.Below are answers from several healthcare experts who have been following the outbreak. Please note that there is much we still don’t know about the new virus, and you should reach out to your own healthcare provider with any personal health concerns.

  • Pence says virus taskforce soon to deliver recommendation on whether to re-open economy

    (Reuters) - Vice President Mike Pence, heading the Trump administration's response to the coronavirus outbreak, said on Saturday that he would deliver a recommendation to the president on whether to re-open the U.S. economy in the coming week.

  • Trump says quarantine 'not necessary' for New York area

    NEW YORK, March 28 (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Saturday that a quarantine of the New York area to curb the spread of the coronavirus would not be necessary, and that he had asked federal health officials to issue a "strong travel advisory" instead.

  • Spread of coronavirus accelerates in U.S. jails and prisons

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Sean Hernandez says he covers his mouth and nose with a t-shirt or towel when he leaves his cell, the only defense he can improvise against the coronavirus outbreak now sweeping through New York’s Rikers Island jail system.

  • UPDATE 1-INSIGHT-Spread of coronavirus accelerates in U.S. jails and prisons

    NEW YORK, March 28 (Reuters) - Sean Hernandez says he covers his mouth and nose with a t-shirt or towel when he leaves his cell, the only defense he can improvise against the coronavirus outbreak now sweeping through New York’s Rikers Island jail system.

  • Saudi-led coalition intercepts missiles fired by Yemen's Houthis - spokesman

    CAIRO, March 29 (Reuters) - The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen said early on Sunday that the kingdom's air defenses intercepted two ballistic missiles on Saturday night launched by Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi group towards Riyadh and the city of Jizan, Saudi state news agency (SPA) said citing the coalition's spokesman.

  • UK broadband providers lift data caps during coronavirus crisis

    LONDON, March 29 (Reuters) - Britain's big telecoms providers have agreed to remove all data caps on fixed-line broadband services that have become a lifeline for people isolated at home during the coronavirus crisis, the government said on Sunday.

  • Tornado wrecks buildings, tosses cars in Jonesboro, Arkansas

    March 28 (Reuters) - A large tornado struck the city of Jonesboro in Arkansas on Saturday, wrecking buildings and flipping cars, according to local media and images posted online.

  • Coronavirus-hit ship granted permission to pass through Panama Canal

    PANAMA CITY (Reuters) - A cruise ship stuck off Panama's Pacific coast after four passengers died and more than 130 others developed influenza-like symptoms, including at least two with the coronavirus, will be allowed to proceed through the Panama Canal, the government said on Saturday.

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