The coronavirus outbreak sweeping through New York City has pushed its ambulance service close to the breaking point, with hundreds of personnel out ill and emergency calls skyrocketing, supervisors and rank-and-file emergency medical technicians said on Friday. Some 20% of the 4,500 ambulance workers – EMTs, paramedics and supervisors – are out sick, said Dr. Lewis Marshall, board
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RIYADH (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia said on Sunday it was extending indefinitely the suspension of international passenger flights and workplace attendance in both public and private sectors among efforts to contain the spread of the coronavirus. Domestic flights, trains, buses and taxis also remain suspended, the Interior Ministry said in a statement. Reporting by Stephen
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FILE PHOTO: Models present creations by designer Virginie Viard as part of her Fall/Winter 2020/21 women’s ready-to-wear collection show for fashion house Chanel during Paris Fashion Week in Paris, France, March 3, 2020. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes PARIS (Reuters) – Organizers have canceled the men’s and haute couture fashion weeks in Paris because of the coronavirus outbreak,
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JAKARTA (Reuters) – A magnitude 5.8 earthquake struck Indonesia on Saturday, the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre said here, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties. The quake’s epicentre was 105 kilometres (65 miles)south of Palu on the island of Sulawesi, and 40 km (25 miles) below the earth’s surface. Indonesia’s meteorology and
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CARACAS (Reuters) – The former head of Venezuela’s military intelligence unit, Hugo Carvajal, is in the process of surrendering to U.S. authorities, two people familiar with the matter told Reuters, after prosecutors charged him on Thursday with drug trafficking, alongside Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. Carvajal has been in hiding in Spain since a Spanish court
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MADRID (Reuters) – Spain’s coronavirus fatalities rose by a record 832 people overnight to 5,690 as hospitals and morgues were overwhelmed and a police chief fought back tears announcing a colleague’s death. Second only to Italy in fatalities, Spain also saw infections rise to 72,248 on Saturday from 64,059 the day before. Health emergency chief
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FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump addresses the coronavirus task force daily briefing at the White House in Washington, U.S., March 25, 2020. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday criticized a Republican congressman who is considering tactics to delay a House of Representatives vote on a massive coronavirus stimulus
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If the NBA regular season resumes, it is almost “100 percent” the games will be played without fans present, ESPN’s Brian Windhorst reported Friday. FILE PHOTO – An NBA logo is seen on the facade of its flagship store at the Wangfujing shopping street in Beijing, China October 8, 2019. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang Windhorst said the
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RIYADH (Reuters) – Saudi Arabian Airlines will begin exceptional commercial flights this week to bring British nationals and their families back to the United Kingdom, and similar flights are being arranged for U.S. citizens to return home, both countries said. Flights to London Heathrow will begin on Sunday from Riyadh and later in the week
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WASHINGTON, March 28 (Reuters) – President Donald Trump offered a preview of his re-election campaign playbook last year when he visited the building site of a multi-billion-dollar cracking unit in western Pennsylvania, hailed as one of the largest construction projects in the country. U.S. President Donald Trump participates in a FOX News Channel town hall
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Ambulances outside the Excel Centre, London as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in East London, Britain, March 27, 2020. REUTERS/Simon Dawson LONDON (Reuters) – Britain will build a further two hospitals to handle coronavirus patients, the head of England’s publicly funded National Health Service (NHS) said on Friday. “Today because this is
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TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Saturday promised a massive unprecedented package of steps to cushion the economy from the coronavirus pandemic, saying the country was close to a national emergency as infections surged in Tokyo. Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe holds a news conference on Japan’s response to the coronavirus disease
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FILE PHOTO: Chief Executive Officer of the NHS Simon Stevens arriving at 10 Downing street after Britain’s prime minister Boris Johnson tested positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in London, Britain, March 27, 2020. REUTERS/Toby Melville LONDON (Reuters) – Britain has freed up the equivalent of 50 hospitals to help deal with the coronavirus outbreak,
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