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Trump drops idea of New York lockdown as U.S. death count crosses 2,000
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Saturday that he would issue a travel warning for the hard-hit New York area to limit the spread of the coronavirus, backing off from an earlier suggestion that he might try to cut off the region entirely.
Mexico asks residents to stay home for a month to slow coronavirus as cases rise
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's deputy health minister Hugo Lopez-Gatell called on Saturday on all residents in Mexico to stay at home for a month, saying it was the only way to reduce the transmission rate of the coronavirus.
CDC warns residents of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut against non-essential travel
WASHINGTON, March 28 (Reuters) - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Saturday warned residents of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut against non-essential domestic travel for 14 days.
S.Korea reports 105 new coronavirus cases, total now at 9,583 - KCDC
SEOUL, March 29 (Reuters) - South Korea had confirmed 105 new coronavirus cases as of midnight Saturday, bringing the country's total now to 9,583, the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Sunday. (Reporting by Josh Smith; editing by Simon Cameron-Moore)
Clothing rental service Rent the Runway lays off workers amid coronavirus outbreak
(Reuters) - U.S. clothing rental firm Rent the Runway said on Saturday it had laid off retail employees following temporary store closures amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.
Japan's economy minister says Olympic postponement to push back trillions of yen in demand
TOKYO (Reuters) - The government's stimulus package will take into account the fact that the postponement of the Tokyo Olympic Games will push back several trillions of yen worth of demand until next year, Japan's economy minister Yasutoshi Nishimura said on Sunday.
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 donât know about the new virus, and you should reach out to your own healthcare provider with any personal health concerns.
UK companies were worried about outlook even before lockdown: CBI
LONDON (Reuters) - British companies in key sectors were already bracing for the biggest hit to business since 2009 even before last week's shutdown of the much of the economy as the government moved to slow the spread of coronavirus, an employers' group said.
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