28 March 2020


Italy, Spain suffer record virus deaths as infection rate surges (24)
Issued on: 28/03/2020 - 09:14 Rome (AFP) Italy has logged a shocking spike in its already staggering coronavirus death toll, with officials warning the peak of the crisis was still days away, as the global infection rate surges relentlessly upwards. With more than 300,000 people infected in Europe alone, the disease shows few signs of slowing, and has already cast the world into a recession, economists say.
China sends medical aid to Pakistan to combat virus outbreak (10)
By KATHY GANNONMarch 28, 2020 GMT ISLAMABAD (AP) - China has sent a plane loaded with medical personnel and supplies to aid Pakistan in the fight against the spread of the coronavirus in one of the world's most populous nations, the Pakistani foreign ministry said Saturday. Across the Middle East, the outbreak has raised concerns that health systems strapped by multiple wars, refugee crises and unstable economies
Australian pro soccer player tests positive for coronavirus (9)
March 27, 2020 at 11:18 pm By The Associated Press The Associated Press SYDNEY (AP) - An A-League soccer player has become the first Australian professional footballer to test positive for the new coronavirus. The unnamed player, who plays for the Newcastle Jets in New South Wales state, was tested Friday as a precaution before an international flight.
China readies stimulus measures as local virus cases dwindle (37)
Andrew Galbraith, Luoyan Liu SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's authorities plan stronger steps to revive an economy hit by the spread of coronavirus, as the nation on Saturday reported no new locally transmitted infections for the previous day. A street blocked by barricades is seen in Wuhan in Hubei province, the epicentre of China's coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak.
Trump invokes Defense Production Act to require GM to produce ventilators (11)
By Kathryn Watson Updated on: March 27, 2020 / 4:57 PM / CBS News Will Trump use the Defense Production Act? President Trump exercised his authority under the Defense Production Act to require General Motors to "act, perform, and prioritize contracts or orders for the number of ventilators" deemed necessary by the health and human services secretary amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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