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Chicago artist fills potholes with coronavirus-themed art

The Covid-19 pandemic has been a bumpy road for many people in Chicago, but they have mosaic artist Jim Bachor to thank for paving the way to some unexpected smiles with four additions to his ‘pothole art’ series installed on

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Malaysia reports 50 new coronavirus cases with no new deaths

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian health authorities on Thursday reported 50 new coronavirus cases, raising the cumulative total to 7,059 cases. The health ministry also reported no new deaths, keeping total fatalities at 11. Reuters

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Coronavirus deadliest in New York City’s black and Latino neighborhoods, data shows

NEW YORK: Some New York City neighborhoods have seen death rates from the novel coronavirus nearly 15 times higher than others, according to data released by New York City’s health department on Monday, showing the disproportionate toll taken on poor

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White House directs staff to wear masks after officials contract coronavirus

WASHINGTON: The White House on Monday directed all people entering the West Wing, where the daily operations of President Donald Trump’s administration are carried out, to wear masks after two aides tested positive for the coronavirus, administration officials said. The

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Coronavirus inflicts huge U.S. job losses; Pence aide infected

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK : The coronavirus pandemic triggered the steepest monthly loss of U.S. jobs since the Great Depression, data showed on Friday, as a second White House aide was diagnosed with the respiratory infection, raising doubt that the highest levels

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Ousted U.S. whistleblower says Trump health official played down coronavirus threat

WASHINGTON: The ousted director of a U.S. agency responsible for developing drugs to fight the coronavirus pandemic filed a whistleblower’s complaint on Tuesday accusing President Donald Trump’s administration of retaliating when he raised concerns. Rick Bright says in the complaint

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Japan’s coronavirus lockdown strips exotic dancer of her savings

TOKYO: Exotic dancer Aya Yumiko has been living off her savings since March waiting for the bars and clubs in Tokyo where she performs in burlesque shows to reopen. But a decision by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe this week to

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What you need to know about the coronavirus right now

Continued easing as cases pass 3.5 million mark Italy, Spain, Nigeria, Azerbaijan, Malaysia and Lebanon are among the countries easing some restrictions on Monday, including reopening factories, construction sites, hairdressers and libraries. The measures are of particular fanfare in Italy,

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Warm weather draws crowds in some cities as parts of U.S. start easing coronavirus lockdowns

Sunny days and warm weather are proving to be as challenging to manage as restaurants, hair salons and other businesses, as about half of U.S. states partially reopen their economies after the coronavirus lockdown. On Saturday, thousands of people gathered

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More people hit China roads in first major holiday since coronavirus easing

BEIJING: China’s most populous cities saw a spike in outbound travellers, tourists and day-trippers on May 1, first day of a long holiday weekend, led by Wuhan, epicentre of the coronavirus epidemic that first struck the country late last year.

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