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The Guardian - 1 hour 6 min ago
Cigarette maker says tobacco plants offer potential for faster and safer drug development Coronavirus latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage British American Tobacco, the maker of brands including Lucky Strike, Dunhill, Rothmans and Benson & Hedges, has said it has a potential coronavirus vaccine in development using tobacco plants . BAT has turned the vast resources usually focused on creating products that pose health risks to millions of smokers worldwide to battling the global pandemic...
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The Guardian - 1 hour 19 min ago
Budget to be slashed, including $1bn less on US shale projects, on back of coronavirus crisis Coronavirus latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage BP is braced for a $1bn financial blow in its first-quarter results and plans to slash its spending by a fifth this year to weather "the most brutal" oil market rout in decades. The oil giant told investors it will cut its annual spending budget by almost a quarter, to $12bn, to protect the financial health of the company during the coronavirus...
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The Guardian - 1 hour 39 min ago
Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, as stocks begin the new quarter with fresh losses UK firms cut headcount as output slumps Eurozone factory output slumped last month Bank shares slide after cancelling dividends Coronavirus latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage 1.02pm BST Allianz's chief economist, Mohamed El-Erian, fears that companies who can't access loans, or issue debt, will face solvency problems soon. Speaking on CNBC, El-Erian explained here are...
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The Guardian - 2 hours 18 min ago
Ships' crews are the unsung heroes in our food supply chain, says reverend, and a pastoral visit can be a lifeline after months away from their families Coronavirus latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage At Europe's busiest port, in Rotterdam, Reverend Dennis Woodward has adapted his routine. Before the coronavirus pandemic struck, Woodward was one of 20 chaplains and volunteers from maritime welfare groups who boarded ships at this port to offer help to the 500,000 seafarers who...
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The Guardian - 3 hours 42 min ago
The government has done its part by setting aside $377bn of virtually free money but banks are crucial to making sure it gets to its recipients Coronavirus latest US updates See all our coronavirus coverage As the Covid-19 pandemic pushes many of America's small businesses to the edge of collapse, now is the moment for bankers around the country to really show that they give a you-know-what about small businesses. Congress has passed a giant $2.2tn bill to help people survive the coronavirus...
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The Guardian - 4 hours 1 min ago
Michael Gove urged Nicola Sturgeon to reconsider deeply concerning' proposals Coronavirus latest updates Coronavirus see all our coronavirus coverage The Scottish government has dropped plans to suspend jury trials for up to 18 months during the coronavirus lockdown after an outcry from lawyers, Scottish National party MPs and UK cabinet ministers. Mike Russell, the Scottish constitutional affairs secretary, told MSPs the proposals had been withdrawn because of complaints and would start urgent...
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The Guardian - 5 hours 4 min ago
Covid-19's impact on the arts world has led to countless films and concerts being scrapped or postponed and theatres and galleries closed. Here's an updating list of what's affected so far Coronavirus latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Latest Bayreuth festival cancelled Aldeburgh festival cancelled. All Academy and Live Nation venues postpone events up to 20 April. Cambridge Folk festival (30 July-2 Aug) cancelled. Lovebox festival cancelled. Parklife festival cancelled...
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The Guardian - 5 hours 22 min ago
Health secretary lifts cap on testing workers as data shows many in isolation may not be infected Coronavirus latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Matt Hancock has ordered all spare coronavirus tests to be used for NHS workers, as it emerged only a small proportion of those in isolation appear to be really sick with the virus. The health secretary, who is in isolation, removed the cap on NHS staff only being allowed access to 15% of testing capacity while 85% were reserved for patients...
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The Guardian - 5 hours 32 min ago
The truth about how you can catch coronavirus, who is most vulnerable and what you can do to avoid infection Find all our coronavirus coverage here Coronavirus latest news and updates What are the symptoms and should I see a doctor? Wearing a face mask is certainly not an iron-clad guarantee that you won't get sick viruses can also transmit through the eyes and tiny viral particles, known as aerosols, can penetrate masks. However, masks are effective at capturing droplets, which is a main transmission...
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The Guardian - 5 hours 35 min ago
What are the symptoms caused by the Covid-19 virus, how does it spread, and should you call a doctor? Find all our coronavirus coverage here Coronavirus latest updates How to protect yourself and others from infection It is caused by a member of the coronavirus family that has never been encountered before. Like other coronaviruses, it has transferred to humans from animals. The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared it a pandemic. Continue reading...
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The Guardian - 5 hours 42 min ago
Pursuing a controversial herd immunity strategy put the government on the back foot. Now it's struggling to catch up Coronavirus latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage To stop a virus, you need to test for it. So why is it taking so long for the UK to increase its testing capacity? Although Public Health England is now aiming to conduct 10,000 tests per day , the UK's response still pales in comparison with Germany, which is reportedly managing to test about 70,000 people per day...
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The Guardian - 6 hours 31 min ago
Two who died confirmed to have had Covid-19, with nine others onboard testing positive Coronavirus latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage A British national is among four people to have died on a coronavirus-stricken cruise ship embroiled in a bitter dispute over plans to dock in the US, according to a spokesman for the vessel's owner. In what is being described as an unfolding humanitarian crisis, so far two of the four people to have died on the cruise ship the Zaandam have been confirmed...
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CNBC - 6 hours 41 min ago
As of Wednesday, more than 873,767 cases of coronavirus have been reported, resulting in at least 43,288 deaths.
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The Guardian - 6 hours 44 min ago
Respiratory physician John Wilson explains the range of Covid-19 impacts, from no symptoms to severe illness featuring pneumonia Coronavirus latest global updates See all our coronavirus coverage What became known as Covid-19, or the coronavirus, started in late 2019 as a cluster of pneumonia cases with an unknown cause. The cause of the pneumonia was found to be a new virus severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2, or Sars-CoV-2. The illness caused by the virus is Covid-19. Now declared...
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Reuters - 7 hours 32 min ago
U.S. President Donald Trump and his top healthcare advisers urged Americans to follow strict social distancing measures ahead of a "tough two weeks" that could lead to at least 100,000 deaths from the coronavirus in the United States.
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The Guardian - 7 hours 42 min ago
Viktor Orb n is using the pandemic to seize more power. This backsliding could permanently change the face of the EU Coronavirus latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage To say that Europe is united by its divisions is an exaggeration but only a small one. Closing national borders during the pandemic may have been a rational health response, but the longer term political consequences become more troubling when we look at the order in which European governments began to reimpose frontiers...
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The Guardian - 7 hours 42 min ago
The video-call provider has apologised for sending data to Facebook without users' permission, showing that we must be vigilant about the tech we use Coronavirus latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage A couple of months ago, Zoom was a dull, if successful, videoconferencing app that not many people knew about . Now, it is a household name and an integral part of many of our quarantined lives. We conduct business meetings on it; we chat to our mates on it; some people even have sex parties...
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The Guardian - 7 hours 42 min ago
A social app once the preserve of teens is proving a vital way to beat the Coronavirus blues Coronavirus latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Like any real-life get-together, you can never be sure who you will bump into in the kitchen and in much the same way people are now discovering government ministers, famous musicians, and even members of the royal family when using the Houseparty app. While Zoom has quickly risen to prominence for business meetings, and Microsoft's Teams function...
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The Guardian - 8 hours 42 min ago
Coronavirus fears are feeding financial and economic anxiety and vice versa. Breaking the cycle will not be easy, but it is possible Coronavirus latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage We are feeling the anxiety effects of not one pandemic but two. First, there is the Covid-19 pandemic, which makes us anxious because we, or people we love, anywhere in the world, could soon become gravely ill and even die. And, second, there is a pandemic of anxiety about the economic consequences of the...
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The Guardian - 8 hours 42 min ago
Returnees flood across the border after lockdown leads to loss of jobs, amid warnings that influx threatens health catastrophe Coronavirus latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage More than 130,000 Afghans have fled the coronavirus outbreak convulsing Iran to return home to Afghanistan amid fears they are bringing new infections with them to the conflict-ridden and impoverished country. The huge spike in Afghans crossing the porous border from Iran, in one of the biggest cross-border movements...
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The Guardian - 11 hours 48 min ago
Carrier with thousands onboard is docked in Guam, which is struggling to handle local caseload of Covid-19 infections Coronavirus latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage The captain of a US aircraft carrier, with 5,000 people onboard, including an unconfirmed number who have tested positive for Covid-19, has called for help to save the lives of his sailors. The US aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt was in the Pacific when the navy reported its first coronavirus case a week ago. It has since...
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The Guardian - 12 hours 41 min ago
Violence and humiliation used to police coronavirus curfews around globe, often affecting the poorest and more vulnerable Coronavirus latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage As coronavirus lockdowns have been expanded globally, billions of people have found that they are now faced with unprecedented restrictions. Police across the world have been given licence to control behaviour in a way that would normally be extreme even for an authoritarian state. Related: We can't go back to normal':...
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The Guardian - 14 hours 4 min ago
This blog is closed Coronavirus latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage 12.40am BST Helen Sullivan with you here. This blog is now closed. We have launched a new coronavirus live blog where I'll be bringing you the latest in this unprecedented crisis for the next few hours at the link below. Related: Coronavirus live news: US deaths could reach 240,000 as UN says world faces worst crisis since WW2 12.38am BST We'll be leaving this press conference soon as nothing much new is being...
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The Guardian - 14 hours 5 min ago
US has one 1 in 5 cases globally; global cases pass 850,000; record daily fatalities in UK, France, Italy, Spain and Russia. Follow the latest updates. UK coronavirus - latest updates US coronavirus - live updates Australia coronavirus live updates China and Korea delay college exams to get lid on coronavirus See all our coronavirus coverage 12.37am BST Hello and welcome to today's live coverage of the coronavirus pandemic, which the UN secretary general Ant nio Guterres called the greatest...
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