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Moscow mayor orders all residents to stay at home Moscow's mayor announced strict isolation rules for the city from Monday, the latest in a series of measures introduced in Russia to fight the spread of the coronavirus. The new restrictions would apply to all the city's residents, regardless of age, mayo
Yahoo! News | Mar 29, 2020 7:26 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
How Trump Learned to Trust Steve Mnuchin With His Presidency Over the last few weeks, the fate of Donald Trumps presidency, the global economy, and millions of American lives have hinged on the man who executive-produced The Lego Movie.That man, Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin, might seem like an unusual point
Yahoo! News | Mar 28, 2020 09:04 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
One chart compares coronavirus cases per capita in the hardest-hit countries around the world Switzerland, Spain, and Italy top the list Switzerland tops the list, with 1,340 coronavirus cases per million residents. The US, by contrast, has only 210 cases per million people.
Yahoo! News | Mar 26, 2020 11:50 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Fact check: A Bill Gates-backed pandemic simulation in October did not predict COVID-19 An Instagram post claims Bill Gates hosted an event that is tied to the coronavirus outbreak, which started weeks later. We rate that claim false.
Yahoo! News | Mar 26, 2020 5:48 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Eat it: Hanoi chef spreads joy with 'Coronaburger' You've got to eat it, to beat it: That's the philosophy of one Hanoi chef who is attempting to boost morale in the Vietnamese capital by selling green, coronavirus-themed burgers.
Reuters | Mar 26, 2020 04:50 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Who let the dogs out? A few Spaniards defy coronavirus lockdown Under partial lockdown due to the spiraling coronavirus pandemic, Spaniards are allowed to leave home only for essential outings, walking a dog being one of them.
Reuters | Mar 25, 2020 7:35 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
British vicar catches fire waiting for God's answer A British vicar got more than he expected from his first attempt at an online sermon when he leaned too close to a candle on a cross and his sweater caught fire.
Reuters | Mar 25, 2020 05:07 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Bought enough toilet paper? Check this online calculator Worried about whether you have enough toilet paper for the coronavirus lockdown? A German website can tell you how long your supply will last.
Reuters | Mar 23, 2020 12:35 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Greece to impose nationwide lockdown Greece will impose a nationwide lockdown to stem the spread of the coronavirus, limiting people to their homes except for essential outings, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said Sunday. "I have given orders that all appropriate action be taken to enfor
Yahoo! News | Mar 22, 2020 5:16 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Hedge fund manager apologizes for wiping saliva on Hong Kong metro rail A hedge fund manager in Hong Kong has publicly apologised after a parody video of him licking his finger and wiping it on a hand rail in a metro car went viral, sparking anger in the city which is grappling to contain an outbreak of the new coronavirus.
Reuters | Mar 19, 2020 04:28 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend