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Hope for Spain as plateau in deaths and cases appears to take hold

Tue, 07 Apr 2020 17:53:00 +0100

The number of people dying and testing positive for coronavirus in Spain appears to begin to plateau. 





The European countries beginning to lift lockdown measures

Tue, 07 Apr 2020 11:55:00 +0100

The leaders of Norway, Denmark, Czech Republic and Austria have announced plans to relax coronavirus lockdown restrictions.





China reports no new COVID-19 deaths for the first time

Tue, 07 Apr 2020 12:09:00 +0100

China has reported no new coronavirus deaths for the first time during the outbreak.





Revealed: New York's death rate highest among comparable regions

Mon, 06 Apr 2020 17:36:00 +0100

New York has the highest death rate from coronavirus when analysed against comparable regions around the world, Sky News can reveal.





'It takes your breath away': Huge racial disparities in COVID-19 deaths in the US

Tue, 07 Apr 2020 17:10:00 +0100

Alarm is growing over the number of coronavirus deaths among people of colour across the US.



National News




'It takes your breath away': Huge racial disparities in COVID-19 deaths in the US

Tue, 07 Apr 2020 17:10:00 +0100

Alarm is growing over the number of coronavirus deaths among people of colour across the US.





World leaders wish Johnson a speedy recovery from COVID-19

Mon, 06 Apr 2020 22:45:00 +0100

US President Donald Trump has said that Americans are praying for Boris Johnson's recovery.





Revealed: New York's death rate highest among comparable regions

Mon, 06 Apr 2020 17:36:00 +0100

New York has the highest death rate from coronavirus when analysed against comparable regions around the world, Sky News can reveal.





Prince Andrew accuser in hospital for COVID-19 tests

Tue, 07 Apr 2020 12:08:00 +0100

A woman who claims she was trafficked to Prince Andrew for sex when she was a teenager has been taken to hospital with suspected coronavirus.





Images reveal how COVID-19 'destroys' the lungs

Tue, 07 Apr 2020 12:01:00 +0100

Researchers in the US have used virtual reality (VR) for the first time to reveal how coronavirus attacks the lungs and kills people.



Business News




Pound takes hit as investors fret over PM Johnson's virus fight

Tue, 07 Apr 2020 07:15:00 +0100

The pound has taken a hit against the safe haven dollar on news of Boris Johnson's deterioration as he battles coronavirus in intensive care.





Warning after worldwide debt reaches 322% of GDP

Tue, 07 Apr 2020 13:24:00 +0100

Worldwide debt reached 322% of GDP last year, according to new figures which will worry governments planning post-coronavirus economic recoveries.





Ocado braced for first pay revolt since COVID-19 pandemic erupted

Tue, 07 Apr 2020 11:55:00 +0100

Ocado, the online supermarket, faces becoming the first prominent victim of a pay backlash since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic after an influential proxy adviser called for the ousting of a senior director.





What the coronavirus statistics tell us - and what they don't

Tue, 07 Apr 2020 19:15:00 +0100

There are a few things we know about COVID-19 but they are far outweighed by what we don't know.





Dairy farmers request government help as demand for milk plummets

Tue, 07 Apr 2020 14:55:00 +0100

Dairy farmers are asking for government support after demand for milk from cafes and restaurants plummeted when the UK went into lockdown.



Sports News




Playoffs? Canadiens coach Julien preparing for every scenario in case NHL returns

Tue, 7 Apr 2020 15:37:14 EDT

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With the NHL on pause, Montreal Canadiens head coach Claude Julien hasn't been able to turn the page on what has been a disappointing season. Quite the opposite, in fact. With all the uncertainty, he's been preparing for an eventual return to the ice with this year's group of players. 





CFL says it won't start regular season until at least July

Tue, 7 Apr 2020 11:51:44 EDT

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The Canadian Football League is postponing the start of its 2020 season until the beginning of July due to the COVID-19 pandemic.





IOC releases rewritten path to Tokyo, with already-qualified athletes still in

Tue, 7 Apr 2020 16:05:52 EDT

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About 6,500 athletes who already have earned their spots for the Tokyo Games are in for 2021 under redrawn qualifying regulations published Tuesday by the International Olympic Committee.





Edmonton Oilers forward Colby Cave placed in medically induced coma

Tue, 7 Apr 2020 14:14:36 EDT

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Edmonton Oilers forward Colby Cave has been placed in a medically induced coma after suffering a brain bleed.





Mental health task force created to provide aid for Canadian athletes during stoppage

Tue, 7 Apr 2020 04:00:00 EDT

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Structure and routine were important components for athletes as they prepared for this summer's Olympics in Tokyo. With gyms shuttered, pools closed and training facilities dark due to COVID-19, their normal lives have been turned upside down.



Health News




Walgreens to offer drive-thru coronavirus tests in 7 states

Tue, 07 Apr 2020 16:14:43 -0400

Drugstore chain says it'll deliver results in less than 15 minutes to as many as 3,000 people a day.





Nursing home presuming all 800 patients, staff have COVID-19

Tue, 07 Apr 2020 15:35:00 -0400

Facility outside Pittsburgh says 52 patients and staff have tested positive and three patients have died.





Coronavirus: Responses around the world

Tue, 07 Apr 2020 14:42:00 -0400

From Seattle to Mecca, the world is reacting to the coronavirus with face masks, empty streets... and lots and lots of sanitizer.





First Rikers Island inmate dies after testing positive for coronavirus

Tue, 07 Apr 2020 14:36:00 -0400

Michael Tyson, a 53-year-old with underlying health conditions, was being held at Rikers over an alleged parole violation, his legal team said.





Surviving coronavirus: How long does it take to recover?

Tue, 07 Apr 2020 14:32:23 -0400

Despite the frightening death toll, the vast majority of people who come down with COVID-19 will survive it.



Entertainment News




David Beckham backs meals campaign for coronavirus key workers

Tue, 07 Apr 2020 16:08:00 +0100

David Beckham is supporting a campaign to provide meals for key workers and healthcare staff during the COVID-19 pandemic - and has also spoken about the benefits of exercise during lockdown.





Stars and notable figures who have died after contracting coronavirus

Mon, 06 Apr 2020 15:28:00 +0100

The coronavirus outbreak has killed thousands of people across the world, several well known faces among them.





Pussy Galore actress Honor Blackman dies aged 94

Mon, 06 Apr 2020 16:46:00 +0100

Honor Blackman, best known for playing Bond girl Pussy Galore, has died aged 94.





Alec and Hilaria Baldwin expecting fifth child after miscarriages

Tue, 07 Apr 2020 10:58:00 +0100

Alec Baldwin and his wife Hilaria have announced they are having a baby, after going through two miscarriages last year.





Elton, McCartney and Stevie Wonder set for virus TV special

Mon, 06 Apr 2020 17:03:00 +0100

Sir Elton John, Sir Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder will perform in a live TV special, under the direction of Lady Gaga, to show support for healthcare workers fighting the coronavirus.



Technology News




Images reveal how COVID-19 'destroys' the lungs

Tue, 07 Apr 2020 12:01:00 +0100

Researchers in the US have used virtual reality (VR) for the first time to reveal how coronavirus attacks the lungs and kills people.





Taiwan government bans Zoom due to security issues

Tue, 07 Apr 2020 11:14:00 +0100

Taiwan has banned government officials from using Zoom just days after the company admitted to mistakenly routing its users traffic through servers in China.





Facebook to produce 'heat maps' of COVID-19 infections

Tue, 07 Apr 2020 09:29:00 +0100

Facebook will ask users whether they have been infected with the coronavirus as part of a project to generate "heat maps" of the outbreak.





WhatsApp to limit message forwarding to tackle misinformation

Tue, 07 Apr 2020 08:55:00 +0100

WhatsApp is introducing a new limit on message forwarding to tackle the spread of misinformation, its parent company Facebook has announced.





NHS director 'outraged and disgusted' at 5G conspiracy attacks

Sat, 04 Apr 2020 14:35:00 +0100

NHS England's medical director has said he is "outraged and disgusted" at conspiracy theorists who claim 5G masts are the true cause of the coronavirus outbreak.