BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil’s health minister said on Wednesday that the country’s attempts to purchase thousands of ventilators from China to fight a growing coronavirus epidemic had fallen through and the government is now looking to Brazilian companies to build the devices. Brazil’s Minister of Health Luiz Henrique Mandetta attends a news conference, amid the
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GENEVA (Reuters) – The head of the World Health Organization gave a strident defence of his agency’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic on Wednesday, in response to U.S. President Donald Trump’s criticism and suggestion that Washington could review its funding for the agency. FILE PHOTO: Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
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BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil’s health minister said on Wednesday that the country’s attempts to purchase thousands of ventilators from China to fight a growing coronavirus epidemic had fallen through and the government is now hoping Brazilian companies can supply the devices. Brazil’s Minister of Health Luiz Henrique Mandetta attends a news conference, amid the coronavirus
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FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump addresses the daily coronavirus task force briefing at the White House in Washington, U.S., April 7, 2020. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque WASHINGTON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who is in intensive care battling the COVID-19 disease, seems to be doing better, U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday after
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Federal Reserve responded fast to the coronavirus crisis with open-ended programs to keep financial markets running and ensure major companies could raise cash as they usually do through large capital markets. FILE PHOTO: Federal Reserve Board building on Constitution Avenue is pictured in Washington, U.S., March 19, 2019. REUTERS/Leah Millis
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Police officers are seen outside St Thomas’ Hospital after British Prime Minister Boris Johnson spent a second night in intensive care after his coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms worsened on Monday. London, Britain, April 8, 2020. REUTERS/Simon Dawson LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is making steady progress while being treated in intensive care for
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FILE PHOTO: New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady speaks at a press conference ahead of Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S., January 31, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Segar/File Photo Tom Brady and wife Gisele Bundchen donated funds to provide 750,000 meals to those in need in their new community of Tampa, Fla. Feeding Tampa Bay announced
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FILE PHOTO: Theatres are seen along West 45th Street as Broadway shows announced they will cancel performances due to the coronavirus outbreak in Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S., March 12, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly (Reuters) – Broadway theaters, among New York’s most-visited tourist attractions, will remain closed through June 7 due to the global
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U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders addresses a news conference in Burlington, Vermont, U.S. March 11, 2020. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders suspended his campaign for the White House on Wednesday during a conference call with staff, making former Vice President Joe Biden the presumptive nominee to face Republican
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ZURICH (Reuters) – Switzerland plans to ease up on measures to combat the coronavirus starting at the end of April, the government said on Wednesday, as it expects the economic damage from the epidemic could be the worst on record. An ambulance is pictured during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Geneva, Switzerland, April 8,
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