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Global CEOs see U-shaped recession due to coronavirus: survey

Global business leaders are preparing for a drawn-out U-shaped recession due to the impact of coronavirus and many fear their companies won’t survive the pandemic,…

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Coronavirus second wave may be even worse: US health chief

A second wave of the novel coronavirus in the US could be even more destructive because it will likely collide with the beginning of flu…

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‘Packed like sardines’: Coronavirus exposes cramped migrant housing

A surge of coronavirus cases in foreign-worker dormitories across Singapore and in the slums of India has drawn attention to the squalid housing conditions of…

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UN member states call for ‘equitable’ access to future COVID-19 vaccines

The 193 members of the UN General Assembly on Monday adopted by consensus a resolution that calls for “equitable, efficient and timely” access to any…

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U.S. House Republican leader: still no deal on more coronavirus money for small businesses

U.S. Democrats and Republicans were near agreement on Monday for extra money to help small businesses hurt by the coronavirus pandemic, a top Republican lawmaker…

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Coronavirus exposes ‘weaknesses’ in health systems: G20

The coronavirus pandemic has exposed “systemic weaknesses” in global health systems, the G20 said Monday, but there was no mention of Washington’s contentious decision to…

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G20 health ministers hold virtual meeting on coronavirus

Health ministers from the Group of 20 major economies held a virtual meeting on Sunday to work on a joint response to the coronavirus pandemic…

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UK citizens’ assembly calls coronavirus a ‘test run’ for greener lifestyles

Working from home and other measures to help stem the spread of the coronavirus outbreak in Britain show how quickly the country could change its…

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Irish unlikely to see packed pubs, big gatherings soon: minister

Ireland is highly unlikely to allow large gatherings this year and the “cocooning” of people over 70 years old in their homes may persist for…

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Supply of protective gowns ‘critical’, say hospitals in England

Many frontline doctors treating coronavirus patients in the UK are suffering from a shortage of basic protective equipment, according to research by the British Medical…

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