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Trump says he may take drug to treat coronavirus, questions states' ventilator needs
WASHINGTON, April 4 (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Saturday doubled down on his support for a drug that is still being tested to treat the coronavirus, saying he might take the medicine himself and encouraging others with doctor approval to do the same.
Brazil lawmakers pass 'war budget' as coronavirus cases top 10,000
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil's lower house of Congress approved a constitutional amendment for a "war budget" to separate coronavirus-related spending from the government's main budget and shield the economy as the country surpassed 10,000 confirmed cases.
Mainland China sees rise in new coronavirus cases
BEIJING (Reuters) - Mainland China reported 30 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, up from 19 a day earlier as the number of cases involving travellers from abroad as well as local transmissions increased, highlighting the difficulty in stamping out the outbreak.
UPDATE 1-Mainland China sees rise in new coronavirus cases
BEIJING, April 5 (Reuters) - Mainland China reported 30 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, up from 19 a day earlier as the number of cases involving travelers from abroad as well as local transmissions increased, highlighting the difficulty in stamping out the outbreak.
UPDATE 1-Trump threatens tariffs on oil imports to "protect" U.S. energy workers
WASHINGTON, April 4 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday he would impose tariffs on crude imports if he has to "protect" U.S. energy workers from the oil price crash that has been exacerbated by a war between Russia and Saudi Arabia over market share.
UPDATE 5-OPEC+ meeting delayed as Saudi Arabia and Russia row over oil price collapse - sources
DUBAI/MOSCOW, April 4 (Reuters) - OPEC and Russia have postponed a Monday meeting to discuss oil output cuts until April 9, OPEC sources said on Saturday, as a dispute between Moscow and Saudi Arabia over who is to blame for plunging crude prices intensified.
Trump says if he has to put tariffs on oil imports to protect energy workers he will
WASHINGTON, April 4 (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Saturday he would put tariffs on imports of crude oil or take other measures if he has to protect energy workers from the oil price crash.
Show typical British resolve, Queen to tell nation amid coronavirus outbreak
LONDON (Reuters) - Queen Elizabeth will call on Britons to show the same resolve as their forebears and take on the challenge and disruption caused by the coronavirus outbreak with good-humoured resolve when she makes an extremely rare address to rally the nation on Sunday.
UPDATE 3-Dubai imposes 2-week lockdown as Gulf states battle spread of coronavirus
DUBAI/RIYADH, April 4 (Reuters) - Dubai imposed a two-week lockdown Saturday night and Saudi Arabia sealed off parts of the Red Sea city of Jeddah as Gulf states tightened measures in big cities to contain the spread of the coronavirus.
UPDATE 4-Spain to extend state of emergency to April 26 as rise in infections slows
MADRID, April 4 (Reuters) - Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said on Saturday he would ask parliament to extend lockdown measures by 15 days until April 26, as the rate of new coronavirus infections and deaths slowed again in one of the world's worst-hit countries.
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