Beijing-backed AIIB approves emergency loan to China to help with coronavirus response

FILE PHOTO: The headquarters of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) is seen under construction in Beijing, China May 5, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer BEIJING (Reuters) - Beijing-backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) said on Tuesday it had approved its first emergency assistance...

China reports no new coronavirus deaths as cases decline

BEIJING (Reuters) - Mainland China reported no coronavirus deaths for the first time since the pandemic began, and a drop in new cases, a day before the central city of Wuhan, where the virus emerged late in December, is set...

16 people died at Ont. nursing home before sick residents were separated from healthy

An Ontario nursing home besieged by COVID-19 didn't separate healthy from sick residents or staff until after 16 people had died, and two weeks after the home declared a respiratory outbreak, CBC News has learned.The disease has claimed the lives...

UK PM Johnson in intensive care, needed oxygen after COVID-19 symptoms worsened

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was in intensive care on Tuesday after receiving oxygen support for serious COVID-19 complications, leaving his foreign minister to lead the government’s response to the accelerating outbreak. Johnson’s personal battle with the...

UK foreign minister Raab in charge, will decide on lockdown measures: Gove

Secretary of State for Foreign affairs Dominic Raab arrives in Downing Street after British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was moved to intensive care after his coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms worsened and Raab was asked to deputise. London, Britain, April 7, 2020....

Mainland China posts drop in new imported coronavirus cases

BEIJING (Reuters) - Mainland China reported on Tuesday a drop in new coronavirus cases after closing its borders to virtually all foreigners to curb imported infections, while the central city of Wuhan, epicentre of the outbreak, saw no new deaths...

Mexico reports 296 new coronavirus cases, stresses need for medical personnel

A city employee, wearing protective gear, poses for a photograph as he disinfects an area of Paseo de la Reforma avenue as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues in Mexico City, Mexico April 6, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos JassoMEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico...

Mask suppliers say they have PPE available — and not at inflated prices

TORONTO -- Ten days ago, Irwin Toy made a dramatic and urgent shift. Instead of just selling dolls and trucks, the Canadian company now sells medical-grade masks and makes between 250,000 and 500,000 a day. “We have sold masks to...

What parents should do if they get COVID-19

TORONTO -- It’s an unlikely silver lining of the coronavirus pandemic that children are the least affected group. But what if their parents or primary caregivers contract COVID-19? While most people that get the virus are not hospitalized and have...

From filmmaker to medicine courier: volunteers helped Wuhan’s virus fight

WUHAN, China (Reuters) - While most people in the Chinese city of Wuhan were hunkered down in their homes at the height of the country’s coronavirus outbreak, Lin Wenhua was out on the empty streets in his car, driving toward...
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