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South Korea reports more recoveries than coronavirus cases for the first time

South Korea reports more recoveries than coronavirus cases for the first time

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea reported more recoveries from the coronavirus than new infections on Friday for the first time since its outbreak emerged in January, as a downward trend in daily cases raised hopes that Asia’s biggest epidemic outside China may be slowing. FILE PHOTO: Quarantine workers in protective …

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Policymakers ramp up support as coronavirus fears shred markets

Policymakers ramp up support as coronavirus fears shred markets

SINGAPORE/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Governments and central banks readied more emergency measures to tackle the economic impact of the coronavirus on Friday, helping financial markets pare some of their steep losses, while more major events were canceled or postponed. FILE PHOTO: A person wearing a face mask walks along Wall Street …

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Policymakers ramp up support as coronavirus shreds markets

Policymakers ramp up support as coronavirus shreds markets

SINGAPORE/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Governments and central banks readied more emergency measures to tackle the economic impacts of the coronavirus on Friday as Asian markets suffered their worst weekly crashes since the 2008 financial crisis. FILE PHOTO: A person wearing a face mask walks along Wall Street after further cases of …

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U.S. suspends travel from Europe as coronavirus forces Italy to tighten lockdown

U.S. suspends travel from Europe as coronavirus forces Italy to tighten lockdown

WASHINGTON/GENEVA (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said the United States will suspend all passenger travel from continental Europe on Friday to limit the spread of the coronavirus after the outbreak was formally declared a pandemic, sending global markets into a tailspin. Trump announced the travel ban on live television …

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China’s new coronavirus cases rise on infections from abroad

China's new coronavirus cases rise on infections from abroad

BEIJING (Reuters) – China reported an uptick in new confirmed cases of coronavirus infections, reversing four straight days of fewer new cases, driven by infected individuals arriving from abroad. People wearing protective face masks are seen on a crossroads as the country is hit by an outbreak of the novel …

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U.S. health insurers to waive some fees, extend coronavirus coverage, Pence says

U.S. health insurers to waive some fees, extend coronavirus coverage, Pence says

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Private U.S. health insurers agreed to extend coronavirus treatment coverage in all of their plans and waive co-payment fees for testing, Vice President Mike Pence said on Tuesday, as the White House came under growing pressure to help those hurt by the outbreak. The number of cases …

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Top U.S. public health official expects coronavirus outbreak to worsen

Top U.S. public health official expects coronavirus outbreak to worsen

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. coronavirus outbreak is likely to get worse, the country’s top public health official said on Tuesday, and Americans should assess their personal circumstances when deciding whether to cancel travel plans or avoid public gatherings. A man wearing a mask to protect against coronavirus takes pictures …

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Investor fears rise over recession, bear market as coronavirus spreads in U.S.

Investor fears rise over recession, bear market as coronavirus spreads in U.S.

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The words “bear market” and “recession” are being used with increasing frequency as investors try to assess how badly the coronavirus outbreak will damage global growth and to what extent it could further weigh on asset prices. FILE PHOTO: A person wearing a face mask walks …

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Ten die at collapsed China quarantine site; virus spread slows ex-Wuhan

Ten die at collapsed China quarantine site; virus spread slows ex-Wuhan

SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) – Ten people have died and 23 remain trapped after the collapse of a hotel that was being used to quarantine people under observation for the coronavirus in the Chinese city of Quanzhou, authorities said on Sunday. Rescue workers are seen on the site where a hotel being …

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Italy coronavirus deaths near 200 after biggest daily jump

Italy coronavirus deaths near 200 after biggest daily jump

ROME (Reuters) – The death toll from an outbreak of coronavirus in Italy has risen by 49 to 197, the Civil Protection Agency said on Friday, the largest daily increase in fatalities since the contagion was uncovered two weeks ago. Mannequins wearing protective masks stand in a shop display window …

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