Gap Inc., Canada Goose Begin Producing Protective Gear for Hospital Workers amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Gap Inc. is stepping up to help hospital workers in California during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The company — which owns Gap, Old Navy, Banana Republic, Intermix, Athleta, Hill City and Janie and Jack —announced on Tuesday that its factories will begin making personal protective equipment (PPE) like gowns, masks and scrubs for healthcare workers on the front lines of

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UN launches $2 billion appeal to help for vulnerable nations fight coronavirus

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres launched a $2 billion appeal on Wednesday to help vulnerable and conflict-torn countries in the Middle East, Asia, Africa and South America tackle the coronavirus pandemic and prevent COVID-19 from again circling the globe. The U.N, chief called the amount a “drop in the ocean,” noting that the U.S. Senate is seeking $2 trillion –“1,000

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Taiwan doubles down on virus criticism as China denounces 'disgusting' behavior

TAIPEI (Reuters) – Taiwan doubled down on its criticism of China’s handling of the coronavirus crisis on Wednesday, saying the Communist Party cared more about power than its own people, while Beijing described Taipei’s allegations of a cover-up as slander. The epidemic has deepened enmity between Taiwan and China, which regards the democratic island as its sacred territory, to be

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Congo closes borders, enforces state of emergency over coronavirus

KINSHASA (Reuters) – Congo’s president closed the country’s borders and imposed a state of emergency on Tuesday to contain the coronavirus outbreak, following other African nations that have imposed strict measures in recent days. The virus is spreading quickly across Africa, infecting more than 1,700 people across 45 countries, challenging already-fragile healthcare systems. Senegal and Ivory Coast on Monday declared

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Terrence McNally, Tony-Winning Playwright, Dies at 81 from Complications of Coronavirus

In between those works, McNally tackled other hot-topic issues with plays produced off Broadway and on, his earlier works earning a reputation for the their satirical take on moral complacency in America. Other works opened McNally up to a much broader audience, including the 1982 farce It’s Only a Play and the 1982 romance Frankie and Johnny in the Clair

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As Sao Paulo goes into coronavirus lockdown, China offers to help Brazil

SAO PAULO/BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro patched up a diplomatic spat with China on Tuesday, agreeing in a call with President Xi Jinping to fight the spread of coronavirus together as Brazil’s largest city went into its first day of lockdown. The dispute began last week when Bolsonaro’s son blamed Chinese authoritarianism for preventing faster action against the

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Spain coronavirus scare as patients ESCAPE hospitals before given all-clear

He branded them “irresponsible” today as he pledged they would be hunted down and forced back into quarantine. Local reports have pointed to the possibility they could face up to a year in jail if caught, charged and convicted of a public health offence. Sr Gonzalez, the Spanish National Police’s number two, said: “There are still a lot of people

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