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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.
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.
Australia government says growth rate of coronavirus infection slows
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's health minister said on Sunday there were "early, positive signs" of a slowdown in the growth rate in new coronavirus infections in the country, with the growth rate approximately halving over the past week.
Airbnb hosts to provide free rooms for British health workers
LONDON (Reuters) - Airbnb hosts will provide free rooms for workers in Britain's National Health Service (NHS) to support their work during the coronavirus outbreak, the company said on Sunday.
RPT-Airbnb hosts to provide free rooms for British health workers
LONDON, March 29 (Reuters) - Airbnb hosts will provide free rooms for workers in Britain's National Health Service (NHS) to support their work during the coronavirus outbreak, the company said on Sunday.
China reports smaller number of new daily coronavirus cases
SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) - China reported 45 new coronavirus cases in the mainland for March 28, down from 54 on the previous day, with all but one involving travelers from overseas, the country's health authority said on Sunday.
UK broadband providers lift data caps during coronavirus crisis
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.
New Zealand records first death tied to coronavirus -health official
MELBOURNE, March 29 (Reuters) - New Zealand recorded its first death related to the new coronavirus, and the number of people infected with the virus rose by 63 cases to a total of 514, Director-General of Health Ashley Bloomfield said on Sunday.
At home with coronavirus, UK's Johnson writes to the nation
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who is self-isolating at 10 Downing Street after testing positive for coronavirus, will write to every UK household to urge people to stay at home.
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