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India manhunt after Islamic gathering becomes virus hotspot
India manhunt after Islamic gathering becomes virus hotspot

A large religious gathering in New Delhi has sparked a manhunt across India for suspected coronavirus cases after being linked to dozens of infections and several deaths. The gathering emerged as one of India's major virus hotspots after thousands flocked to an Islamic religious centre in the Nizamuddin West neighbourhood of Delhi. Some returned home to other states after the gathering, but many remained in the vicinity, saying they were trapped because public transport had been shut down due to the virus.

Dubai to support Emirates airline, closes tourist market to fight coronavirus

Dubai said on Tuesday it would help its state-run Emirates airline overcome the impact of the coronavirus outbreak and enforced a full lockdown on a district famous for its gold and spice markets. The United Arab Emirates, the region's tourism and business hub which includes Dubai, has taken measures

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A coronavirus patient's phlegm or poop could still have live virus in it even after they recover and test negative, new research suggests

New research raises doubts about whether negative throat swabs are enough to say a patient is coronavirus-free. Doctors may have to sample their poop.

Egypt Could Deepen Rate Cuts to Combat Virus, Central Bank Governor Says
Egypt Could Deepen Rate Cuts to Combat Virus, Central Bank Governor Says

(Bloomberg) -- Egypt has scope to further cut interest rates to combat the impact of the coronavirus on an economy that's in good shape after sweeping reforms, the central bank governor said.Tarek Amer's comments came after the central bank on Sunday introduced temporary cash withdrawal restrictions, a step he said was necessary after customers took 30 billion pounds ($1.9 billion) from banks in the past three weeks. The measure, which could be revisited soon, seeks to encourage people to use bank transfers and e-payments."We want to stop putting cash under the mattress," Amer said in an interview aired on local TV.The Arab world's most populous nation, which has reported 609 cases of the...

Latest on the spread of the coronavirus around the world
Latest on the spread of the coronavirus around the world

The U.S. Senate unanimously backed a $2-trillion bill aimed at helping unemployed workers and industries hurt by the epidemic. ** A person who lives in the same Vatican residence as Pope Francis has tested positive. ** Spain's death toll exceeded China's on Wednesday.

California Gov. Newsom Says 4 Banks Agree to Waive Mortgage Fees for 90 Days
California Gov. Newsom Says 4 Banks Agree to Waive Mortgage Fees for 90 Days

More than 1 million Californians have filed for unemployment benefits since March 13

The resurrection of Joe Biden is almost complete: the race is his to lose
The resurrection of Joe Biden is almost complete: the race is his to lose

Super Tuesday's super wins for Biden change nothing about his flaws, but they do underscore the strength of his sales pitch to a Trump-weary worldThe resurrection of Joe Biden is almost complete. In less than a week, the former vice-president has walked out of the tomb of loser candidates into the glorious sunshine of frontrunner greatness.This is a remarkable turnaround by any measure. It also reflects no change in Biden's qualities or character, and everything about a party with a singular focus on one factor: kicking Trump out of office.Super Tuesday's super wins for Biden change nothing about his flaws as a candidate but they do underscore the strength of his sales pitch to a...