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UK Leader Boris Johnson Moved to ICU for Coronavirus

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was moved to the intensive care unit of a London hospital after his coronavirus symptoms dramatically worsened Monday, just a day after he was admitted for what were said to be routine tests.

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson Hospitalized With Virus

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was admitted to a hospital Sunday for tests, his office said, because he is still suffering symptoms, 10 days after he was diagnosed with COVID-19.

U.S. ‘Wasted’ Months Before Preparing for Virus Pandemic

A review of federal purchasing contracts by The Associated Press shows federal agencies largely waited until mid-March to begin placing bulk orders of N95 respirator masks, mechanical ventilators and other equipment needed by front-line health care workers.

Trump Welcomes China’s Global Aid to Fight Against COVID-19

WASHINGTON (Xinhua) — U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he welcomes China's efforts to provide personal protective equipment to countries and regions combating COVID-19.

Trump Admin Moves Toward Promoting Broader Use of Face Masks

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is formalizing new guidance to recommend that many Americans wear face coverings in an effort to slow the spread of the new coronavirus, as the president is aggressively defending his response to the public health crisis.

Japan Renews Stay for Foreigners Due to Coronavirus Disruption

TOKYO (Kyodo) — The Immigration Services Agency of Japan said Friday it will extend for three months the deadline for foreigners to renew their period of stay in a bid to alleviate congestion at immigration counters amid the coronavirus outbreak.

US Navy Fires Captain Who Sought Help for Virus-Stricken Ship

WASHINGTON (AP) — The captain of a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier facing a growing outbreak of the coronavirus on his ship was fired Thursday by Navy leaders who said he created a panic by sending his memo pleading for help to too many people.

Tokyo Games Dates Set, but Organizers Still Face Tests

TOKYO (Kyodo) — Now that the schedule of the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics is decided, local organizers have finally started rearranging their preparations at full speed following the games' postponement due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Trump Resists National Shutdown, Leaving It Up to States

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is resisting calls to issue a national stay-at-home order to stem the spread of the new coronavirus despite his administration’s projections that tens of thousands of Americans are likely to be killed by the disease. One by one, though, states are increasingly pushing shutdown orders of their own.

Trump’s Contradictory Views on China Shift as Crisis Grows

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has held an unequivocal position about China and the coronavirus — several of them.





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