UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson Announces Birth of Son

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson Announces Birth of Son

The fiancee of Boris Johnson, the UK PM who was recently in intensive care with Covid-19 has given birth to a baby boy. The birth of his son is another milestone in a particularly intense period for the UK prime minister as his government faces the challenge of the coronavirus pandemic. 27 March: Tests positive […]

Coronavirus: UK Hospital Deaths Rise by 813, Taking Total to 20,319

Coronavirus: UK Hospital Deaths Rise by 813, Taking Total to 20,319

Another 813 people have died in UK hospitals after testing positive for coronavirus, the Department of Health has said, taking the total to 20,319. The majority of those deaths – 18,084 are in England. Scotland’s daily figures showed that another 47 people have died there, taking the total to 1,231. Wales has reported a further […]

World Bank Warns on Sub-Saharan Africa Recession

World Bank Warns on Sub-Saharan Africa Recession

The World Bank is projecting that sub-Saharan Africa will go into recession for the first time in a quarter a century as the Covid-19 pandemic disrupts economies. The global financial institution says the region’s economy could contract by -2.1% to as much as -5.1% this year. The outbreak has spread to 52 countries on the […]

Italy’s Coronavirus Deaths Rie by 756 in One Day

Italy’s Coronavirus Deaths Rie by 756 in One Day

Italy reported 756 new coronavirus deaths on Sunday taking the total number of fatalities to 10,779 as it continues to pay the heaviest price in the world from the contagion. Spain’s health ministry announced 838 new coronavirus deaths, marking the country’s highest daily jump in fatalities and bringing its total to 6,528. In New York, […]

Wealthy Nations Inject Trillions Into Global Economy

Wealthy Nations Inject Trillions Into Global Economy

Leaders of the G20 countries have promised they’ll do whatever it takes to minimise the damage from the coronavirus pandemic, saying $5 trillion (£4.1tn) is being injected into the global economy. In a statement following a virtual summit, they also promised robust support for vulnerable nations, particularly in Africa, and to boost access to medical […]

Coronavirus: California Issues State-Wide ‘Stay at Home’ Order

Coronavirus: California Issues State-Wide ‘Stay at Home’ Order

California has issued a “stay at home” order to residents as it tries to stem the march of the coronavirus across the most populous US state. Governor Gavin Newsom told Californians they should only leave their homes when necessary during the pandemic. He earlier estimated more than half of the 40 million people in his […]

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