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Asia ramps up coronavirus curbs as new clusters erupt

SYDNEY/TOKYO (Reuters) - Australian states tightened borders and restricted pub visits on Tuesday, while Disney prepared to close its Hong Kong theme park and Japan stepped up tracing as a jump in novel coronavirus cases across Asia fanned fears of a second wave of infections. Learn More

 

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California shuts down businesses, schools as coronavirus outbreak grows

SACRAMENTO (Reuters) - California's governor on Monday clamped new restrictions on businesses as coronavirus cases and hospitalizations soared, and the state's two largest school districts, in Los Angeles and San Diego, said children would be made to stay home in August. More »

 

WHO warns that coronavirus crisis may get 'worse and worse and worse'

GENEVA/ZURICH (Reuters) - The new coronavirus pandemic raging around the globe will worsen if countries fail to adhere to strict healthcare precautions, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Monday. More »

 

U.S. COVID-19 vaccine program to start manufacturing by late summer, says U.S. official

(Reuters) - Drugmakers partnered with the U.S. government are on track to begin actively manufacturing a vaccine for COVID-19 by the end of the summer, a senior administration official said on Monday. More »

 

Lab that tested U.S. execution drug will no longer accept lethal injection samples

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A laboratory that was revealed last week to have been testing the purity of a lethal-injection drug for the U.S. Department of Justice has said it will no longer test the drug if it is intended for executions. More »

 

UK COVID-19 death toll nears 56,000 including suspected cases: Reuters tally

LONDON (Reuters) - The United Kingdom's COVID-19 death toll has hit 55,873, including suspected cases, according to a Reuters tally of official data sources that underline the country's status as one of the worst hit in the world. More »

 

WHO sounds alarm as coronavirus cases rise by one million in five days

(Reuters) - The number of coronavirus infections around the world hit 13 million on Monday, according to a Reuters tally, climbing by a million in just five days. More »

 

Roche gene testing key to $1.7 billion deal for Blueprint cancer drug

ZURICH (Reuters) - Roche has struck a $1.7 billion cancer drug pact with Blueprint Medicines , it said on Tuesday, as advances in genetic testing for rare mutations drive lucrative deals for expensive treatments. More »

 

Belgium, once hard-hit, reports zero coronavirus deaths for first time since March

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Belgium, which has reined in the coronavirus after becoming the worst-hit mid-sized country in the world, reported zero new coronavirus-related deaths in 24 hours on Tuesday for the first time since March 10. More »

 

Factbox: Latest on the worldwide spread of the coronavirus

(Reuters) - Australian states tightened borders and restricted pub visits on Tuesday, while Disney prepared to close its Hong Kong theme park and Japan stepped up tracing as a jump in novel coronavirus cases across Asia fanned fears of a second wave of infections. More »

 

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