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Canada coronavirus cases rise above 10,000, death toll jumps by 21%

OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canada faces “a critical week” in fighting the coronavirus, a senior official said on Thursday, as the death toll jumped and the most populous province said residents should brace for a stark scenario. FILE PHOTO: Surete du Quebec police officers set up a checkpoint for drivers approaching the province from neighbouring Ontario…

Romanian doctors will get 500 euro per month coronavirus bonus

BUCHAREST (Reuters) – Romanian doctors, nurses and other personnel dealing with coronavirus cases will receive a monthly bonus of about 500 euros ($543.10) a month, President Klaus Iohannis said on Thursday. “I demanded the government to reroute European (Union) funding, to give a monthly bonus of 500 euros to front line personnel dealing with Covid…

India’s stranded migrant workers struggle under virus lockdown

MUMBAI (Reuters) – India’s 21-day lockdown to fight the coronavirus has left hundreds of migrant workers stranded in Mumbai, with no money, little food and even fewer options of leaving their squalid makeshift accommodation soon. A migrant worker, who works in a textile loom, rests inside a loom after it was shut due to the…

Kill the virus, not democracy – EU tells Hungary

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Commission told Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Thursday that emergency powers he has assumed to combat the coronavirus outbreak risk upending democracy and must be subject to proper parliamentary and media scrutiny. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen holds a news conference detailing EU efforts to limit economic…

Pelosi announces select committee to oversee U.S. coronavirus relief

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Thursday she will form a bipartisan select committee on the coronavirus crisis to oversee the spending of $2.3 trillion that Congress has approved to respond to the pandemic. FILE PHOTO: U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) makes a statement about coronavirus disease (COVID-19)…

Wall Street gains as oil soars 30%

(Reuters) – U.S. stocks rallied on Thursday as hopes for a truce in the price war between Saudi Arabia and Russia and a cut in oil output drove gains, taking some sting out of a shocking jump in Americans filing jobless claims due to coronavirus-led lockdowns. The S&P energy index .SPNY, down by more than…