COVID-19 triggers shifts in traditions as South Korea celebrates thanksgiving

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Koreans will forego some of their most cherished traditions when they celebrate their thanksgiving holiday of Chuseok this week, as the coronavirus forces many to hold virtual services instead of visiting their ancestral sites.A health worker attaches a notice for suspension of influenza vaccination programs on an entrance of a hospital […]

United Nations issues terrifying coronavirus warning – ‘There is no end in sight’

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. As the world continues to tackle the unprecedented virus, global cases have reached more than 30,000,000. While the global death figure has raised to a staggering 1,008,525 and the number continues to […]

TUI cruise ship docks in Piraeus, repeat COVID test for 12 crew negative

ATHENS (Reuters) – A cruise ship carrying about 920 passengers docked at Piraeus port near Athens early on Tuesday and a repeat test for 12 of its crew members was negative for the coronavirus, a Greek health ministry official said.Slideshow ( 5 images )The Mein Shiff 6, operated by TUI Cruises, departed from Heraklion in […]

U.S. House COVID-19 aid proposal gives airlines some hope for deal this week

CHICAGO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A $2.2 trillion draft bill for coronavirus aid unveiled by Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives late Monday gave airlines some hope for a second bailout before tens of thousands of layoffs occur on Thursday, though tough hurdles remained.FILE PHOTO: American airlines jets made by Embraer and other manufacturers sit at […]

Exclusive: Reckitt kicks off sale of some personal care brands – sources

LONDON/FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Consumer goods group Reckitt Benckiser Group RB.L is preparing to sell some of its non-core personal care brands, including Veet hair removal cream and Clearasil acne cream, four sources familiar with the matter said on Monday. FILE PHOTO: Products produced by Reckitt Benckiser; Vanish, Finish, Dettol and Harpic, are seen in London, […]

Australia COVID-19 hot spot says cases fall to single digits

FILE PHOTO: People wear face masks inside the Queen Victoria Market as the city operates under lockdown in response to an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Melbourne, Australia, September 3, 2020. AAP Image/Erik Anderson via REUTERS SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia’s coronavirus hotspot of Victoria said on Monday its daily rise in new coronavirus […]

Jordan reopens trade gateway with Syria after month-long COVID closure

AMMAN (Reuters) – Jordan on Sunday resumed its land border traffic with Syria, following a more than month-long closure, after applying new rules to prevent truck drivers spreading the novel coronavirus into the kingdom, officials and businessmen said. They said authorities imposed back-to-back handling of goods to ensure Syrian, Lebanese truck drivers and others entering […]

Coronavirus warning: Covid-19 immunity may only last WEEKS, experts warn

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. The shock warning came as the largest city in Brazil’s Amazon closed bars and beaches to contain a fresh surge of coronavirus cases, dashing hopes that Manaus was the first place in the […]

Boris vows to save Christmas from coronavirus – ‘Whatever it takes!’

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. Health authorities confirmed new coronavirus restrictions applicable to Wigan, Stockport, Blackpool, Leeds and parts of Wales on Friday. The new measures have raised the alarm in London following a spike in cases and […]