Coronavirus death toll in Italy surpasses 3,400, overtaking China’s

Italy’s death toll from coronavirus overtook that of China, where the virus first emerged, on Thursday as hospitals said they were being overwhelmed and the government prepared to prolong emergency lockdown measures. A total 427 deaths were registered in Italy over the past 24 hours, bringing the total nationwide tally…

Rich world pumps aid as coronavirus deaths in Italy overtake China

LONDON/BEIJING (Reuters) – The world’s richest nations poured unprecedented aid into the global economy on Thursday as coronavirus cases ballooned in the new epicentre Europe, with the number of deaths in Italy outstripping those in mainland China where the virus originated. With almost 228,000 infections and more than 9,200 deaths,…

Canada’s foreign affairs minister tested for COVID-19

Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister François-Philippe Champagne has been tested for COVID-19 after experiencing flu-like symptoms. The minister tweeted Thursday afternoon, saying that he experienced symptoms within 14 days of returning from an international trip. He said he is currently awaiting results and self-isolating. “I will continue to work around the…

Ford hoards cash, withdraws profit forecast amid coronavirus outbreak

DETROIT (Reuters) – Ford Motor Co (F.N) on Thursday moved to hoard cash on its balance sheet, drawing down $15.4 billion from two credit lines and suspending its dividend, in a move to bolster reserves to ride out damage to its business from the coronavirus pandemic. The No. 2 U.S….

Tulsi Gabbard ends campaign for Democratic presidential nominee, endorses Biden

Hawaii congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard is suspending her presidential campaign, ending a long-shot effort that saw her feuding with Hillary Clinton and raising fears among Democrats that she would mount a third-party 2020 bid. She’s offering her full support to former Vice-President Joe Biden. She made the announcement by email on…