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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers plan to unveil a bill this week to give the Trump administration the power to impose sanctions on foreign officials who distort information about the coronavirus, amid accusations that China misled the world over the scope of the deadly disease.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two U.S. senators joined a growing call on Wednesday for Americans to cover their mouths and noses when they venture outside, as health officials consider recommending that everyone in the country don face masks to limit the spread of the coronavirus.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - At least six members of the U.S. Congress have announced that they have contracted the novel coronavirus, and more than 30 others are or were self-quarantining in hopes of limiting the spread of the pandemic.
ABIDJAN (Reuters) - U.S. customs authorities have asked cocoa traders to report where and when they encounter child labour in their supply chains in top grower Ivory Coast, three industry sources said, following calls from American lawmakers to ban some imports.
At first blush, this coronavirus pandemic would seem to be social media’s moment. Social distancing has us stuck in our homes, cut off from family and friends, trying to work, parent or – blessed be – both, and most of all trying to keep up with the avalanche of information coming out every day about Covid-19.
SENATORS and one of President Rodrigo Duterte’s economic advisers have expressed frustration over the slow and small number of people being tested by the Department of Health (DOH) for Covid-19 which they believe can undermine efforts to stop the outbreak.
WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland's ruling nationalists fast-tracked changes to the electoral code through parliament in the early hours of Saturday in a bid to press ahead with presidential elections in May which have been criticised by opposition parties who want the vote to be postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Five members of the U.S. Congress have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, and more than two dozen others have said they are self-quarantining in hopes of limiting the spread of the pandemic.
WASHINGTON: The United States Senate on Wednesday unanimously backed a US$2 trillion bill aimed at helping unemployed workers and industries hurt by the coronavirus epidemic, as well as providing billions of dollars to buy urgently needed medical equipment.
HONG KONG (AFP): Asian markets mostly rose Thursday (March 26) as investors breathed a sigh of relief that US senators have finally passed a gargantuan stimulus package for the world's top economy after being delayed by wrangling over details.