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Cambodia launches lockdown in capital as COVID-19 outbreak spreads

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FILE PHOTO: People wearing protective face masks rush to buy groceries at a fresh market amid rumours of a citywide lockdown during the latest coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak at a temple in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, April 14, 2021. REUTERS/Cindy Liu PHNOM PENH (Reuters) – Cambodia brought in a coronavirus lockdown......

Greece to lift quarantine rule for more travelers from next week: official

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FILE PHOTO: People make their way on Monastiraki square, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Athens, Greece, March 10, 2021. REUTERS/Louiza Vradi ATHENS (Reuters) – Greece plans to lift quarantine restrictions from next week for travelers from the European Union and five other countries who have been vaccinated or......

Heathrow Airport CEO sees patchy international travel this summer

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LONDON, April 14 (Reuters) – The chief executive of Heathrow Airport, Britain’s busiest airport, said that international travel this summer would be “patchy” as countries worry about the risk of importing COVID-19 variants and their impact on the vaccine. “I think over the summer, we’re going to see quite a......

Britain reports 2,472 new COVID cases, 23 further deaths

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LONDON, April 13 (Reuters) – Britain reported 2,472 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, down from 3,568 a day earlier, government data showed, adding that a further 23 people had died within 28 days of a positive test of the novel coronavirus. Some 32.25 million people have received a first dose......

India’s second wave of coronavirus poses credit-negative threat – Moody’s

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BENGALURU (Reuters) – A second wave of coronavirus infections in India and new restrictions imposed to contain the surge pose a credit-negative threat and risks weakening the country’s economic recovery, Moody’s Investors Service said. FILE PHOTO: People walk at a crowded market amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19),......

Medvedev tests COVID-19 positive, out of Monte Carlo Masters – ATP

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FILE PHOTO: Mar 28, 2021; Miami, Florida, USA; Daniil Medvedev of Russia hits a forehand against Alexei Popyrin of Australia (not pictured) in the third round in the Miami Open at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports (Reuters) – World number two Daniil Medvedev of Russia has......

France’s Ynsect targets food market with Protifarm buy

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PARIS (Reuters) – Ynsect has agreed a takeover of Dutch firm Protifarm, the French supplier of edible insects for animal feed said on Tuesday, marking a move into the food market amid rising demand for healthy, eco-friendly eating. Protifarm is a leader in insect ingredients for human food, and the......

India’s 161,736 new coronavirus infections are world’s highest

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FILE PHOTO: Devotees are seen on the banks of the Ganges river during Kumbh Mela, or the Pitcher Festival, amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Haridwar, India, April 12, 2021. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India reported 161,736 new coronavirus infections on Tuesday, hitting the world’s......

Latest on the worldwide spread of the coronavirus

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(Reuters) – India approved the use of the Russian Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine, while England started to reopen its economy after three months of lockdown and Johnson & Johnson began delivering its single-dose vaccine to EU countries. FILE PHOTO: Workers look at the shipment of Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine against......

Business sentiment improves as firms look past pandemic, Bank of Canada says

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OTTAWA (Reuters) – Business sentiment in Canada continues to improve and many firms consider the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic behind them, though the outlook remains challenging for high-contact services, a Bank of Canada survey showed on Monday. FILE PHOTO: A sign is pictured outside the Bank of Canada building......

English shops and pub gardens reopen in ‘major step’ to freedom

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LONDON (Reuters) – England’s shops, hairdressers, gyms and pub gardens will reopen on Monday in what Prime Minister Boris Johnson said was a “major step” towards freedom from the restrictions of the COVID-19 pandemic. Hundreds of thousands of businesses have been closed since early January when England entered a third......

AstraZeneca has not reacted yet to EU letter on vaccines – Corriere

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MILAN (Reuters) – AstraZeneca has yet to react to a letter sent by the European Commission to complain over below-contract supplies of COVID-19 vaccines, Italian daily Corriere della Sera said, adding the Anglo-Swedish group missed a deadline indicated by Brussels. FILE PHOTO: Empty vials of Oxford/AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine are seen......

In COVID-19 vaccination pivot, Canada targets frontline workers

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TORONTO (Reuters) – Canada is shifting its vaccination campaign to target frontline workers, moving away from a largely age-based rollout as the country tries to get a handle on the raging third wave of the pandemic. Canada’s approach thus far has left unvaccinated many so-called “essential workers,” like daycare providers,......

Qatar National Bank’s Q1 net profit falls 7% as provisions climb

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DUBAI, April 11 (Reuters) – Qatar National Bank (QNB) , the biggest lender in the Gulf, said on Sunday its first quarter net profit fell by 7% from a year earlier to 3.3 billion riyals ($906 million) as it booked 1.4 billion riyals in “precautionary” loan loss provisions. The bank’s......

After dire year England’s shops hope for end-of-lockdown shopping spree

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LONDON (Reuters) – After more than three months of enforced closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic, non-essential stores in England reopen their doors on Monday, hoping that the escape from lockdown will fuel a trading boom. FILE PHOTO: A man walks a dog in front of a closed retail unit......

South Korea to resume wider use of AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine, exclude people under 30

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FILE PHOTO: South Korean senior citizens receive their first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine at a vaccination centre in Seoul, South Korea April 1, 2021. Chung Sung-Jun/Pool via REUTERS SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korean authorities said on Sunday they will move ahead with a second-quarter coronavirus vaccination......

France to extend gap between mRNA vaccine shots, minister says

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PARIS (Reuters) – France will lengthen the period between the first and second shots of mRNA anti-COVID vaccines to six weeks from four weeks as of April 14 to accelerate the inoculation campaign, Health Minister Olivier Veran told the JDD newspaper on Sunday. “That will allow us to vaccinate more......

France extends gap between mRNA vaccine shots to ramp-up rollout

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PARIS (Reuters) – France will lengthen the period between the first and second shots of mRNA anti-COVID vaccines to six weeks from four weeks as of April 14 to accelerate the inoculation campaign, Health Minister Olivier Veran told the JDD newspaper on Sunday. People wait following the injection of a......

Italy reports 344 coronavirus deaths on Saturday, 17,567 new cases

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FILE PHOTO: People walk in Duomo square as the region of Lombardy becomes a ‘red zone’, going into lockdown as the country struggles to reduce the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infections, in Milan, Italy, March 15, 2021. REUTERS/Flavio Lo Scalzo ROME (Reuters) – Italy reported 344 coronavirus-related deaths on Saturday against......

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