Coronavirus: Briton returns to UK on repatriation flight from Peru

John McNamee, 32, returned to the UK on Tuesday after two weeks in an Airbnb in Lima while the whole of Peru has been under strict lockdown because of the coronavirus pandemic. More than 1,000 Britons had registered with the UK embassy in Peru for assistance in returning home due to a near total absence … Read more Coronavirus: Briton returns to UK on repatriation flight from Peru

Europe skirts U.S. blockade, sends medical goods to Iran

France, Germany and the United Kingdom have shipped medical goods to Iran under a special scheme to bypass the U.S. blockade of the country. It’s the first transaction conducted under a trade mechanism set up to barter humanitarian goods and food after the U.S. violated the 2015 nuclear deal and reimposed sweeping sanctions. Subscribe to … Read more Europe skirts U.S. blockade, sends medical goods to Iran

Japan advises citizens against traveling to more countries

Japan has advised its citizens against traveling to other countries as the coronavirus strengthens. The country’s foreign ministry had earlier warned against traveling to much of Europe, but it has now issued an alert for nations such as Canada, China, South Korea and the United States. The government also said it is considering a ban … Read more Japan advises citizens against traveling to more countries

Goats take over empty Welsh streets as residents observe coronavirus lockdown

A herd of goats have taken over the deserted streets of Llandudno, north Wales, where the residents are in lockdown during the coronavirus pandemic Subscribe to Guardian News on YouTube ► http://bit.ly/guardianwiressub Coronavirus – latest updates ► https://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2020/mar/31/coronavirus-live-news-usa-confirmed-cases-double-china-update-uk-italy-spain-europe-latest-updates See all our coronavirus coverage ► https://www.theguardian.com/world/coronavirus-outbreak Support the Guardian ► https://support.theguardian.com/contribute Today in Focus podcast ► … Read more Goats take over empty Welsh streets as residents observe coronavirus lockdown

Japan extends travel restrictions as coronavirus cases surge

Japan is imposing a series of new social restrictions after a surge in cases of coronavirus. It is also urging its citizens not to travel to 73 countries and regions – a third of the world. The country is expected to close its borders to people arriving from the US, Canada, China, South Korea and … Read more Japan extends travel restrictions as coronavirus cases surge

COVID-19 in Europe: Italy, Spain see slowing infection rates

For the third consecutive day, Spain has reported more than 800 deaths from the coronavirus in the previous 24 hours. And in Italy, after two days of declines, the number of deaths rose again to 812. But overall infection rates appear to be slowing in both countries, even as cases in Europe continue to soar … Read more COVID-19 in Europe: Italy, Spain see slowing infection rates

New York City Virus Deaths Jump 16%

Mar.31 — The World Health Organization says there are signs the coronavirus spread in Europe will stabilize soon as Italy saw the slowest rate of new cases in almost two weeks. Over in the U.S., cases are also slowing in New York despite the 16% surge in deaths in just 6 hours. Bloomberg’s Annmarie Hordern … Read more New York City Virus Deaths Jump 16%

Trump uses White House coronavirus briefing to promote corporate allies

US president Donald Trump uses his White House coronavirus briefing to promote companies doing their ‘patriotic duty’ by producing or donating medical equipment to meet America’s most urgent needs. ‘What they’re doing is incredible,’ he said. ‘These are great companies.’ Trump invited CEOs from MyPillow, Honeywell, Jockey International, Procter & Gamble and United Technologies to … Read more Trump uses White House coronavirus briefing to promote corporate allies