• New Zealand identifies first community spread of COVID-19 since November

    New Zealand identifies first community spread of COVID-19 since November0

    New Zealand identified its first community spread case of COVID-19 since November on Sunday after a 56-year-old woman tested positive for the coronavirus strain that is thought to have originated in South Africa. Officials announced that the woman had tested positive for COVID-19 after leaving her two-week mandatory isolation following her return to the country

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  • Credit spread tightening accelerates but levels remain heightened – Risk monitor

    Credit spread tightening accelerates but levels remain heightened – Risk monitor0

    Credit spreads from U.S. investment grade to high yield and emerging markets tightened to mid-March levels but remained elevated compared with those seen before the coronavirus pandemic began to shake financial markets in February. Risk-on sentiment saw the spread on U.S. high-yield corporate debt market contract sharply from 778 basis points to 735 basis points

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  • Israel Shuts Down Air Travel To Slow Virus Spread

    Israel Shuts Down Air Travel To Slow Virus Spread0

    Share Tweet Share Share Share Email Israel on Sunday (Jan. 24) ordered an end to all passenger flights to and from the country beginning Monday (Jan. 25), Israel time, and continuing through the end of the month, in a bid to slow the arrival of new mutations of COVID-19, according to a joint press release

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  • Israel to freeze inbound and outbound flights to slow COVID-19 spread

    Israel to freeze inbound and outbound flights to slow COVID-19 spread0

    Israel will ban inbound and outbound flights by foreign airlines to slow the spread of COVID-19 strains. Haaretz reported the freeze will take effect early Tuesday morning and last until January 31.  Emergency medical flights, firefighting planes, and legal travel will be permitted, according to the report. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Israel

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  • YouTube bans German channel that spread virus misinformation

    YouTube bans German channel that spread virus misinformation0

    BERLIN (AP) — Google says it has banned a prominent German user of its YouTube video platform who had repeatedly posted false claims about the coronavirus outbreak. Google said Friday that a YouTube channel known as KenFM was no longer available and that the person operating it would not be allowed to start another. “We

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  • To avoid next surge of deaths, EU summit plans for spread of coronavirus variants

    To avoid next surge of deaths, EU summit plans for spread of coronavirus variants0

    Worried about a new wave of hospitalizations and deaths in the coming months, European Union leaders assessed more measures to counter the spread of coronavirus variants during a video summit Thursday. Expressing great concern about the virus’ mutations, the 27 leaders looked at further border restrictions like limits on all non-essential travel, better tracking of

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