Coronavirus forces postponement of crucial UN climate summit

04/02/2020

The COP26 negotiations were scheduled to take place in the British city of Glasgow in November. This year’s United Nations global climate summit is being postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic, host country the United Kingdom has said. The most important climate summit since Paris […]

North Korea insists it is free of coronavirus

04/02/2020

The nuclear-armed nation shut down its borders in January after the virus was first detected in neighbouring China. North Korea remains totally free of coronavirus, a senior health official insisted, despite mounting scepticism overseas as confirmed global infections approach one million. The already isolated, nuclear-armed […]

China says new coronavirus deaths on April 1 steady at six

04/02/2020

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China reported on Thursday six new coronavirus deaths as of the end of Wednesday, the same number as on Tuesday. China had 35 new coronavirus cases on April 1, all of which were imported, the National Health Commission said on Thursday. Source: […]

As Spain battles virus, medics' unions hit out

04/02/2020

MADRID (Reuters) – When Spain’s first case of coronavirus was recorded on Jan. 31 – a German tourist in La Gomera, one of the remote Canary Islands – there seemed little cause for concern. “We believe that Spain will have, at most, not more than […]

Trump says China's coronavirus numbers seem 'on the light side'

04/02/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday the coronavirus statistics China was reporting seemed “a little bit on the light side,” while his national security adviser said Washington had no way of knowing if Beijing’s figures were accurate. The comments came after […]