LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s financial regulators announced a welter of measures on Thursday to give companies more time to publish results and banks more leeway for handling troubled loans. FILE PHOTO: Sam Woods head of Britain’s Prudential Regulation Authority poses for a portrait in his office in London, September 26, 2017. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde/File Photo Britain’s
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LONDON (Reuters) – Testing as many people as possible for the coronavirus is vitally important but a global shortage of the materials needed is causing a supply bottleneck, British medical authorities said on Wednesday. Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during his first remote news conference on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in London, Britain
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FILE PHOTO: A Dyson logo is seen on one of company’s products presented during an event in Beijing, China September 12, 2018. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj LONDON (Reuters) – The British government has ordered 10,000 medical ventilators designed by vacuum cleaner company Dyson, the BBC reported on Wednesday. To combat the global coronavirus outbreak, Britain is trying
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Commuters wearing protective face masks walk across London Bridge during rush hour, as the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues. London, Britain, March 25, 2020. REUTERS/Hannah Mckay LONDON (Reuters) – Nearly half a million people in Britain have filed welfare benefit claims in the past nine days, a sign of how the government’s shutdown of
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TORONTO (Reuters) – Acclaimed in song and on Twitter fan accounts, including a feed devoted to one official’s choice of scarves, Canada’s medical health officers have become a popular, comforting sight in daily coronavirus briefings and gained a celebrity-like following. FILE PHOTO: Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Theresa Tam attends a news conference as
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A message is displayed in a shop window in London, March 24, 2020. REUTERS/John Sibley LONDON (Reuters) – More than 170,000 people have signed up to help Britain’s National Health Service tackle the coronavirus outbreak just hours after a request for a quarter of a million volunteers. “At times of crisis people come together,” Stephen
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(Reuters) – The United States could become the global epicentre of the coronavirus pandemic, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday, as India announced a full 24-hour, nationwide lockdown in the world’s second-most populous country. DEATHS, INFECTIONS – More than 395,500 people have been infected across the world and over 17,200 have died, according to
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OAKLAND, Calif. (Reuters) – Smita Paul has been sewing scarves and clothing for her small fashion business since 2003 but ever since the coronavirus struck the Bay Area and created a shortage in personal protective equipment for hospital workers, she has switched from sewing scarves to sewing masks. Smita Paul, founder of Indigo Handloom, sews
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LONDON (Reuters) – The number of coronavirus deaths in Britain jumped on Tuesday, the first day of a national lockdown, while the government called for 250,000 volunteers for the health service and announced a temporary hospital would open in London next week. In a TV message on Monday evening watched by more than 27 million
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FILE PHOTO: A woman poses with the new comic book “Asterix chez les Pictes” (Asterix and the Picts), written by French author Jean-Yves Ferri and illustrated by Didier Conrad, in front of a bookstore in Paris October 24, 2013. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier PARIS (Reuters) – Albert Uderzo, illustrator and co-creator of famous comic series “Asterix and
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GENEVA (Reuters) – The United States has the potential to become the new epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic due to a “very large acceleration” in infections there, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday. A deserted Times Square is pictured following the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in the Manhattan borough of New York City,
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