06 April 2020


'We're not hungry, we need masks,' says Australian doctor on virus front line (5)
Reuters Apr 6, 2020 Sydney - Australian hospital workers on the coronavirus front line say they daily receive letters of thanks, some people even bring them pizzas, but what they really need is proper respiratory face masks to replace faulty and homemade face shields. While doctors and nurses in some hospitals struggle to obtain respiratory N95 face masks, Australians walking the streets can be seen wearing them.
Lincoln Chafee ends Libertarian run for president (3)
By The Associated Press, Associated Press 2020/04/06 07:34 Former Rhode Island governor and U.S. senator Lincoln Chafee has ended his run for president as a Libertarian. Chafee said in a Facebook post on Sunday that he looks "forward to helping other Libertarians seeking office." He said his campaign was changed by the coronavirus but had a successful transfer to virtual connections amid the outbreak.
Greece quarantines second camp after coronavirus case confirmed (2)
5 April 2020 11:03 (UTC+04:00) Greece has quarantined a second migrant facility this week after a 53-year- old man tested positive for coronavirus, the migration ministry said on Sunday, Trend reports citing Reuters. Tha Afghan man, who was found to be infected, lives with his family at the Malakasa camp along with hundreds of other migrants and asylum seekers.
Stay home and karaoke: Tencent's JOOX sees usage spike in Southeast Asia (2)
Pei Li HONG KONG (Reuters) - Lockdowns and travel retrictions prompted by the new coronavirus have been a boon to JOOX, Chinese tech giant Tencent's international music streaming platform, driving traffic to its karaoke services up by as much as 50%, an executive said. FILE PHOTO: A Tencent sign is seen at the World Internet Conference (WIC) in Wuzhen, Zhejiang province, China, October 20, 2019.
Cyclone Harold strengthens on approach to Vanuatu (1)
Sunday, 05 Apr 2020 10:23 AM MYT (Reuters) - A tropical cyclone approaching the South Pacific island nation of Vanuatu has strengthened to category four, the country's meteorologists said on Sunday, threatening damaging gale force winds, heavy rains and flash flooding. Cyclone Harold is moving in a south-easterly direction at four km per hour (2.5 miles per hour) with maximum sustained winds close to the centre
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