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Mass disinfections to fight coronavirus pose another health risk

SURABAYA, Indonesia / SINGAPORE (Reuters) – A drone spreads disinfecting clouds in the sky above Indonesia’s second-largest city of Surabaya on Tuesday, a response to coronavirus pandemic catching around the world despite warnings from health experts. Mass disinfection, often by workers in protective gear similar to the characters from the comedy film Ghostbusters, has become a common sight – from …

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Coronavirus Live Updates: NPR

Turkmenistan’s President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov, seen here in Ashgabat in October 2019, offered earlier measures to fight the virus from a book on medicinal plants he authored. Alexei Druzhinin / AP hide the caption switch the caption Alexei Druzhinin / AP Turkmenistan’s President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov, seen here in Ashgabat in October 2019, offered earlier measures to fight the virus from a …

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Florida does not want Holland America’s hit Zaandam cruise dock

The US Coast Guard will not yet allow MS Zaandam, a Holland America cruise with at least two confirmed cases of COVID-19 on board, and MS Rotterdam, the ship sent to rescue its healthy passengers, to enter US waters. Florida officials are still concerned about allowing Zaandam and Rotterdam passengers to board the Fort Lauderdale port of Port Everglades could …

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Do you have to pay rent first? Probably, but here’s what you can do

The coronavirus relief pack signed law contains many provisions, which improved unemployment, one-time household checks and hundreds of billions for large and small businesses. But it is not mentioned the most important cost to most Americans: Rent. With stimulus checks at least three weeks away and April basically here, many tenants wonder if they can skip a month. “I get …

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The aircraft captain asks for help

Airline USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) arrives in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, April 27, 2018. Smith Collection | Gado | Getty Images WASHINGTON – The captain of a U.S. Navy aircraft carrying more than 100 cases of coronavirus wrote an amazing plea for help to senior military officials. In a four-page letter, first reported by the San Francisco Chronicle, Captain Brett …

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The United States offers Venezuela sanctions relief for power-sharing agreements

Image copyright Reuters caption China has sent aid to help Venezuela deal with the outbreak The United States has offered to lift crushing sanctions against Venezuela if its leaders agree to a power-sharing agreement. According to the US plan, Venezuela’s leftist President Nicolas Maduro would “step aside” and a transitional council would rule until new elections. The United States introduced …

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The world’s busiest border falls silent with millions of Mexicans banned from the U.S.

TIJUANA / CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (Reuters) – The world’s busiest land border has become silent as restrictions on containing the corona virus prevent millions of Mexicans from traveling north daily, including many working in US companies. At least 4 million Mexicans living in cities along the 1,954 mile (3,144 km) border have been severely hit by the restrictions on unnecessary …

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Wild goats take over the Welsh city in the middle of the coronavirus lure

Residents discovered herds of goats strolling around Llandudno on Friday and over the weekend, after more than a dozen of the animals ventured down from the Great Orme headland and roamed the streets of the coastal city. Videos and pictures shared online show the goats grazing on the grass from the cemetery, flower beds and residential properties. They are called …

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