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Boris Johnson Reportedly Gets Oxygen TreatmentPrime Minister Boris Johnson is "still very much in charge" of the UK despite his hospitalization for COVID-19 over the weekend, says a British government official. The official word is that the 55-year-old Johnson entered the hospital as a precautionary measure for more tests because he continued to show symptoms...
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A Few Hopeful Signs as US Braces for 'Horrific' Few WeeksTwo of the country's top health officials warned Sunday that the US is heading into a likely "shocking" week, possibly "the hardest and the saddest ... of most Americans' lives." President Trump echoed those words later Sunday, per CBS News , warning at a press conference, "The next week and a half,...
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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, left, speaks during a meeting of the headquarters for measures against the coronavirus disease at the prime minister official residence in Tokyo, Japan, Monday, April 6, 2020. Abe said that he will declare a state of emergency for Tokyo and six other prefectures as early as Tuesday to bolster measures to fight the coronavirus outbreak, but that there will be no hard lockdowns. (Franck Robichon/Pool Photo via AP)
Nations flood economies with aid; airlines fly into stormCentral banks and governments continue to buy time, flooding their economies with trillions in aid
The Associated Press4 hours ago
First-year pupils wearing face mask attend their entrance ceremony amid concern over the spread of coronavirus, at an elementary school in Sapporo, northern Japan, Monday, April 6, 2020. In Japan, reports say Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans to declare an emergency in Tokyo and other cities Tuesday. (Kyodo News via AP)
Japan to declare state of emergency for Tokyo, other areasJapanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says that he will declare a state of emergency for Tokyo and six other prefectures as early as Tuesday to bolster measures to fight the coronavirus outbreak, but that there will be no hard lockdowns
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Chernobyl zone workers extinguish a forest fire burning near the village of Volodymyrivka, in the exclusion zone around the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, Ukraine, Sunday April 5, 2020. Ukrainian firefighters are laboring to put out two forest blazes in the area around the Chernobyl nuclear power station that was evacuated because of radioactive contamination after the 1986 explosion at the plant. (AP Photo/Yaroslav Yemelianenko)
Ukraine continues to battle forest fire near ChernobylEmergency teams in Ukraine are battling a forest fire in the contaminated area around the Chernobyl nuclear power plant that has raised radiation fears
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Women wearing face masks to protect against the spread of the new coronavirus watch blooming cherry blossoms at a park in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, April 6, 2020. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
US, UK brace for soaring death tolls as pandemic bears downWhile United States and Britain are bracing for one of the darkest weeks in living memory, there's good news from Spain where emergency rooms are returning almost to normal a week after dire scenes in hospital corridors
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Jaroslaw Gowin the head of a faction within the ruling conservative coalition, speaks to reporters about his proposal to postpone a presidential election in Poland by two years in Warsaw, Poland, Friday April 3, 2020. Uncertainty deepened in Poland on Friday over whether the country will move forward with a presidential election scheduled for May despite the coronavirus pandemic.(AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
Polish govt fails to secure support for postal electionUncertainty over whether Poland will hold a postal presidential election during the coronavirus pandemic deepened after a deputy prime minister resigned
The Associated Press7 hours ago
'Bad News' on Radiation as Fire Burns Near ChernobylTwo forest fires were still burning near the Chernobyl nuclear power station as of Sunday night, and radiation levels in the area were said to be substantially higher than normal, the AP reports. "There is bad news—radiation is above normal in the fire’s center," said the head of Ukraine’s...
Newser8 hours ago
In this photo taken on on March 25, 2020, and distributed by Russian Defense Ministry Press Service, a group of conscripts, wearing face masks to protect against coronavirus, wait for a medical checkup at a military conscription office in Moscow, Russia. The Russian military has launched a regular draft despite the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (Russian Defense Ministry Press Service via AP)
The Latest: Pentagon: Active duty infections topped 1,000 The Pentagon says the number of COVID-19 cases in the active duty force topped 1,000 over the weekend
The Associated Press8 hours ago
A man wearing face mask walks past a bank electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index in Hong Kong, Monday, April 6, 2020. Asian shares and U.S. futures have rebounded as investors grasped at threads of hope that the battle against the coronavirus pandemic may be making some progress in some hard-hit areas.(AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
Stocks rise sharply on hopes of progress in battling virusStocks are jumping after some of the world's hardest-hit areas offered sparks of hope that the worst of the coronavirus outbreak may be on the horizon
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Coronavirus patients rush to join studies of Gilead drugCoronavirus patients around the world are rushing to join studies of an experimental drug that showed promise against some similar viruses in the past
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador speaks at the National Palace in Mexico City, as the press keeps their distance, Sunday, April 5, 2020. Mexico's Treasury reduced its forecast for the year this week to a contraction of the Mexican economy, which was already in a technical recession. Mexico's government has broadened its shutdown of "non essential activities," and prohibited gatherings of more than 50 people as a way to help slow down the spread of COVID-19. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
Mexico: More social spending, no business bailout for virusMexico's president says there will be no huge economic stimulus program as the country faces the threat of coronavirus-induced crisis almost certainly unlike any it has seen in the past century
The Associated Press15 hours ago
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