Coronavirus spread

US President Donald Trump holds a news conference in Washington DC
Trump says 'not easy' to get face masks, ventilators to US states

In an early morning tweet, Trump said: "The World market for face masks and ventilators is Crazy. We are helping the states to get equipment, but it is not easy."

By REUTERS
24/03/2020
A child poses for photographs with the Olympic rings in front of the Japan Olympic Museum in Tokyo ,
Experts warn Japanese growing complacent of coronavirus risk

Over the three-day holiday this past weekend, Tokyo's public parks were full of people at cherry blossom-viewing parties while the K-1 kickboxing organization held matches before 6,500 fans.

By REUTERS
24/03/2020
Tourists wear protective masks in Saint Mark's Square in Venice as Italy battles a coronavirus outbr
Italian leaders fiercely reprimand residents defying lockdown protocols

“I’m getting news that some would like to throw graduation parties," De Luca said. "We will send the police over – with flamethrowers.”

Coronavirus: Gov. green lights restrictions, cannot walk more than 100 m

Supermarkets, pharmacies, gas stations and banks will continue to operate as usual.

MIGAL researchers working vigorously to find a new coronavirus vaccine
Japanese pharma firms to begin testing coronavirus vaccine on animals

Takara Bio Co is in charge of production of the vaccine and Daicel Corp's gene-transfer technology is also being utilized, the statement said.

By REUTERS
24/03/2020
Secretary of the Treasury Steve Mnuchin
Mnuchin hopes deal on US coronavirus aid package is 'very close'

"There are still a couple of open issues," Mnuchin said, just before midnight. "I think we are very hopeful that this can be closed out tomorrow."

By REUTERS
24/03/2020
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