Venezuela will apply traditional Chinese medicine to patients with COVID-19

Illustrative photo of the Leopoldo Manrique Terrero hospital in Caracas. Mar 19, 2020. REUTERS / Angus Berwick CARACAS, Mar 30 (Reuters) – The Chinese government this week sent supplies and specialists to Venezuela and included an expert in traditional medicine as part of the aid program to deal with the coronavirus, said the executive vice […]

United States, cities in desperate search for coronaviruses, military preparations

NEW YORK / WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. governors and mayors on Monday became more desperate in their requests for help from the federal government to combat coronavirus as the military prepared to set up field hospitals in New York and Seattle to relieve the stress of creaking health services. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio […]

The Tokyo 2020 postponement decision “within a few days”, sources said

ATHENS / TOKYO (Reuters) – The final decision to postpone the Tokyo Olympics due to the coronavirus pandemic will be made in the next few days, sources inside the Olympic movement reported to Reuters on Tuesday, while the United States joined together for a delay. With increasing pressure every day, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and […]

New Jersey will release some county inmates until the coronavirus epidemic subsides

(Reuters) – New Jersey said Monday that it plans to temporarily release low-risk inmates serving prison terms in the county to limit the spread of coronavirus, following similar movements by some cities and counties in the United States. The announcement was followed by an order on Sunday evening by the New Jersey chief of justice […]

The initial test of Merkel’s coronavirus was negative: spokesperson

German Chancellor Angela Merkel releases a media statement on the spread of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany, 22 March 2020. Michel Kappeler / Pool via REUTERS BERLIN (Reuters) – Angela Merkel’s initial test for coronavirus has turned negative again, a government spokesman said Monday, adding that the German chancellor […]

UPDATE 1-Central Bank of Brazil to extend loans to banks

(Add details on the control panel) By Marcela Ayres BRASILIA, March 23 (Reuters) – The Brazilian central bank on Monday said it will extend corporate bond-backed loans to banks between March 23 and April 30, with the aim of adding liquidity to the financial system. It also reduced long-term reserve requirements to 17% from 25%, […]

The skies clear up when additional coronaviruses slow down multiple flights

SYDNEY / SINGAPORE (Reuters) – The widening of travel curbs to curb the spread of coronavirus led to further flight cancellations on Monday, with new restrictions covering India, Australia, New Zealand, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan. Globally, last week’s number of scheduled flights dropped more than 12% from a year […]