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Published:Friday | March 20, 2020 | 9:45 AM

SACRAMENTO, California (AP) — California’s 40 million residents should stay home indefinitely and venture outside only for essential jobs, errands and some exercise, Governor Gavin Newsom said Thursday, warning that the coronavirus...

Published:Friday | March 20, 2020 | 9:25 AM

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Anxiety rose in Africa’s richest nation Friday as South Africa said coronavirus cases jumped to 202, the most in the sub-Saharan region, while the continent’s busiest airport said foreigners cannot disembark....

Published:Friday | March 20, 2020 | 12:16 AM

GEORGETOWN (CMC): The Commonwealth Observer Group, which monitored the March 2 regional and general elections here, said it is the clear that the tabulation processes conducted by the returning officer for Region 4 were not credible, transparent...

Published:Friday | March 20, 2020 | 12:16 AM

PORT-OF-SPAIN (CMC): Trinidad and Tobago on Wednesday announced a series of measures it hopes will help reduce the anticipated economic impact of the coronavirus on the oil-rich twin-island republic. Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley told a news...

Published:Friday | March 20, 2020 | 12:15 AM

ROME (AP): The death toll in Italy from the coronavirus overtook China’s on Thursday, and infections in the United States climbed past 10,000, in a stark illustration of how the crisis has pivoted towards the West. Italy, with a population of 60...

Published:Thursday | March 19, 2020 | 4:50 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has upgraded its already dire warning to Americans against all international travel as the coronavirus outbreak spreads. The State Department on Thursday issued a new alert urging Americans not to...

Published:Thursday | March 19, 2020 | 1:13 PM

One store advertised hand sanitiser at $60 a bottle. Another was accused of hawking it at $1 a squirt. Chain stores were accused of selling $26 thermometers and face masks at the “everyday low price” of $39.95 a pair, while a...

Published:Thursday | March 19, 2020 | 10:58 AM

LONDON (AP) — An independent report sharply criticised Britain’s Conservative government on Thursday for the way it treated long-term United Kingdom residents who were wrongly caught up in a government drive to reduce illegal...

Published:Thursday | March 19, 2020 | 9:31 AM

ROME (AP) — The Chinese city where the coronavirus first took hold reported no new home grown cases Thursday, while the death toll in Italy was poised to overtake that of China in a dramatic illustration of how the outbreak has pivoted toward...

Published:Thursday | March 19, 2020 | 12:25 AM

JOHANNESBURG (AP): Africa should “prepare for the worst” with the coronavirus, the World Health Organization’s (WHO) director general said on Wednesday, while South Africa became the continent’s new focus of concern as cases nearly doubled to 116...

Published:Thursday | March 19, 2020 | 12:24 AM

BRIDGETOWN (CMC): The Barbados government Tuesday confirmed its first two cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and appealed to nationals not to panic but follow the measures outlined so as to prevent its spread. Health and Wellness Minister Lt Col...

Published:Thursday | March 19, 2020 | 12:12 AM

HAVANA (AP) — A British cruise ship rejected by Caribbean port officials for weeks docked in Cuba on Wednesday to unload more than 1,000 people on board, including five with confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus. The Braemar arrived in the port...

Published:Thursday | March 19, 2020 | 12:11 AM

ST JOHN’S (CMC): Prime Minister Gaston Browne has called for a bipartisan approach to the fight against the coronavirus and reiterated an earlier statement that his administration has no intention of shutting down its borders. Browne, speaking in...

Published:Wednesday | March 18, 2020 | 5:14 PM

JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri (AP) — In Ohio, more than 48,000 people applied for jobless benefits during the first two days of this week. The tally during the same period the prior week: just 1,825. In neighbouring Pennsylvania, about 70,000...

Published:Wednesday | March 18, 2020 | 2:25 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Coronavirus has become a “get out of jail” card for hundreds of low-level inmates across the country, and even hard-timers are seeking their freedom with the argument that it’s not a matter of if but when the...

Published:Wednesday | March 18, 2020 | 9:53 AM

TORONTO (AP) — The United States and Canada have agreed to temporarily close their shared border to nonessential travel, President Donald Trump announced Wednesday as the two nations work to stem the spread of the coronavirus ...

Published:Wednesday | March 18, 2020 | 9:36 AM

BERLIN (AP) — Desperate travellers choked European border crossings Wednesday after countries implemented strict controls to try to slow the spread of the coronavirus, which has now infected more than 200,000 people worldwide and killed more...

Published:Wednesday | March 18, 2020 | 12:15 AM

MADRID (AP): The morning rush-hour scene at Madrid’s Atocha train station this week perfectly captured the dilemma facing Europe as it confronts the novel coronavirus. Governments have locked down commerce, beefed up healthcare measures, and...

Published:Tuesday | March 17, 2020 | 5:11 PM

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders agreed Tuesday to immediately impose travel restrictions on most foreigners entering Europe for at least 30 days to limit the spread of the new coronavirus, and to set up fast-track transport lanes to...

Published:Tuesday | March 17, 2020 | 12:38 PM

The IOC on Tuesday spelled out contingency plans to adapt qualifying procedures for about 4,700 spots still up for grabs for the Tokyo Games, in a nod to the realities of a sports calendar being shuffled by uncertainty with the coronavirus...

Published:Tuesday | March 17, 2020 | 9:49 AM

TORONTO (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Monday he will close the country’s borders to anyone not a citizen, an American or a permanent resident — and even they have to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival...

Published:Tuesday | March 17, 2020 | 9:43 AM

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – The Barbados government Tuesday confirmed its first two cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and appealed to nationals not to panic but to follow preventative measures. Health Minister Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey...

Published:Tuesday | March 17, 2020 | 9:34 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is proposing a roughly $850 billion economic rescue package Tuesday amid the coronavirus outbreak, a sweeping stimulus for businesses and taxpayers amid unseen since the Great Recession of 2008. Treasury...

Published:Tuesday | March 17, 2020 | 12:23 AM

PORT OF SPAIN (CMC): The Trinidad and Tobago government on Monday announced that only nationals would be allowed into the country for the next 14 days as it seeks to establish a sterile environment in a bid to curb the rise in the number of cases...

Published:Tuesday | March 17, 2020 | 12:22 AM

JOHANNESBURG (AP): The coronavirus has now been confirmed in at least 30 of Africa’s 54 countries, officials said Monday, and regional power South Africa warned of a new crisis once the virus begins to spread at home and into crowded, low-income...

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