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Coronavirus: 'Greatest test since World War Two', says UN chief
March 31, 2020
UN boss António Guterres calls for an "immediate co-ordinated" global response to tackle the crisis.

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U.S. says two locally employed staff at foreign missions died of the coronavirus
April 1, 2020
Two locally employed staff at U.S. foreign missions, one in Indonesia and one in the Democratic Republic of Congo, have died of the coronavirus, the U.S. State Department said on Tuesday, its first pandemic-related losses among staff.
Australian authorities take cluster approach to contain coronavirus
April 1, 2020
Australian authorities will open a pop-up coronavirus testing clinic next to Sydney's Bondi Beach on Wednesday as health workers try to contain clusters of infections across the country.
Decision time: quarantine spells dilemma for domestic workers in Latin America
April 1, 2020
When the Chilean government announced a total quarantine last week for the wealthy eastern areas of capital Santiago where cases of coronavirus were most prevalent, Maria De Leon, a 31-year-old nanny, was presented with an unenviable choice.
UK coronavirus deaths rise by 27%, minister laments "shocking" toll
April 1, 2020
The number of deaths from coronavirus in the United Kingdom rose by 27% in the space of a day, according to new figures on Tuesday that a senior cabinet minister described as shocking and disturbing.
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Everything You Need to Know About the Payments From the Government
March 31, 2020
In response to the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic, Congress is poised to approve an economic relief plan that includes one-time direct payments to most households. Here are the key details.
Trump Calls for New $2 Trillion Infrastructure Bill
March 31, 2020
President Trump called for infrastructure investment to be a part of a fourth congressional coronavirus relief package, citing low interest rates.
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Xerox ends hostile HP Inc. bid, citing the coronavirus and market turmoil
March 31, 2020
The move ends Xerox’s epic, months-long plot to buy HP, which kicked off in November.
Fitbit users are walking less as shelter-at-home orders take hold
March 31, 2020
Fitbit data suggests social distancing efforts are having a real impact.
LinkedIn tries to improve equality across its site
March 31, 2020
The professional networking site is now assessing every change it makes for its impact on subgroups.
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Asia stocks mixed as investors await private survey of China's manufacturing activity
March 31, 2020
The Caixin/Markit Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' index for March is set to be out on Wednesday morning, and could provide further clues to the economic impact of the coronavirus outbreak in China.
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Asia stocks mixed as investors await private survey of China's manufacturing activity
March 31, 2020
The Caixin/Markit Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' index for March is set to be out on Wednesday morning, and could provide further clues to the economic impact of the coronavirus outbreak in China.
US dollar weakens as Fed measure weighs
March 31, 2020
The dollar fell against a basket of major currencies on Tuesday modestly pressured by the weight of Federal Reserve measures meant to ensure there was enough liquidity in the global financial system.
Oil gains nearly 2%, but posts worst month and quarter on record
March 31, 2020
Oil prices firmed on Tuesday after U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed to talks aimed at stabilizing energy markets.
Gold slides, but set for sixth straight quarterly gain
March 31, 2020
Gold prices dipped over 2% to their lowest in a week on Tuesday as the dollar firmed, but the metal was on track for a sixth straight quarterly rise on concerns of global economic damage due to the coronavirus pandemic.
European shares close higher on China data, but log worst first quarter ever
March 31, 2020
European shares completed their worst quarter since 2002 due to the coronavirus crisis.
Stocks in Asia Pacific mixed; China manufacturing activity rebounds in March
March 31, 2020
China on Tuesday said its official manufacturing PMI for March came in at 52.0, indicating an expansion and defying expectations of a contraction.
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Trump to suspend some tariffs for 90 days
March 31, 2020
President to lift levies on apparel and light trucks but not on high-profile China imports
UK’s largest hospital to open after nine-day building programme
March 31, 2020
Coronavirus facility to admit first patients at HMS Nightingale set up in a London conference centre

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Populists Love the Pandemic
March 31, 2020

One byproduct of the COVID-19 crisis is that opposition parties are finding it increasingly difficult to hold governments accountable. In Poland, Hungary, and other countries under populist rule, the authorities are exploiting this to the fullest.

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Coronavirus Live Updates: Grim Models Project High U.S. Toll
March 31, 2020
The White House released models showing the future course of the disease, and the C.D.C. is reviewing its guidance on wearing masks as new data suggests many people with no symptoms are infecting others.
The Wall That Didn’t Stop the Coronavirus
March 31, 2020
Hostility toward immigrants is hurting the fight against the pandemic.
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