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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.
Ecuador stores coronavirus victims in giant fridges as morgues fill up
GUAYAQUIL (Reuters) - Ecuador's government has begun storing the bodies of victims of the coronavirus in giant refrigerated containers as hundreds of deaths in the city of Guayaquil, the center of the country's outbreak, have already filled morgues and hospitals.
UPDATE 2-Suspected cartel shootout kills 19 in northern Mexico
CIUDAD JUAREZ, April 4 (Reuters) - A shootout between suspected drug cartel hitmen has killed 19 people in the northern Mexico state of Chihuahua, the state government said on Saturday, in one of the country's worst outbreaks of gang violence this year.
Guatemala bans internal travel for Easter to curb coronavirus spread
GUATEMALA CITY, April 4 (Reuters) - Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei has banned travel between the different departments of the Central American country before and during Easter to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus.
French coronavirus death toll hits new high as nursing home tally swells
PARIS (Reuters) - The total number of deaths from the coronavirus in France reached a new high on Saturday as the government included more previously unreported deaths in nursing homes.
UPDATE 5-Canada's Big Six banks cut credit card interest rates to ease coronavirus impact
TORONTO, April 4 (Reuters) - Canada's Big Six banks all said they will reduce interest rates on credit cards to provide relief to customers affected by COVID-19 pandemic.
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 2-Malawi president, ministers take 10% salary cut to fight coronavirus
BLANTYRE, April 4 (Reuters) - Malawi's president and cabinet will take a 10% salary cut and redirect the money towards the fight against coronavirus, President Peter Mutharika said on Saturday as he announced a stimulus package in an address on state television.
Portugal's coronavirus cases grow, half a million workers at risk of lay off
LISBON (Reuters) - Confirmed coronavirus cases in Portugal pushed past the 10,000 mark on Saturday, while government data showed more than half a million Portuguese workers were at risk of being temporarily laid off due to the outbreak.
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.
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