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Brazil’s Bolsonaro Again Says Coronavirus Concern Overblown

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday stuck with his contention that concern about the new coronavirus is overblown, and accused Brazilian media of trying to st...

Trump Pulling Back From Calling Novel Coronavirus The ‘China Virus’

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump isn’t calling the new coronavirus the “Chinese virus” anymore. Trump had insisted on pointing out the virus’ Chinese origin in appearances ov...

Moscow Congregation Told To Self-Isolate After Synagogue’s Rabbi Gets Coronavirus

MOSCOW (JTA) — The congregation of a Moscow synagogue has been placed under quarantine after one of its rabbis contracted the coronavirus. Rabbi Gershon Lisus, 36, is in the hos...

Tokyo Olympics Postponed, U.S. Closes In On Relief Package

TOKYO (AP) — This summer's Tokyo Olympics fell victim to the coronavirus crisis Tuesday as the death toll mounted rapidly in Europe and the United States, while U.S. lawmakers clos...

London Rabbinical Court Allowing Some Products Not Specially Supervised For Passover Due To Coronavirus

LONDON (JTA) — Why will this Passover be different from all others? THIS ARTICLE INCLUDES EDITS ADVISED BY RABBI YAIR HOFFMAN, AS THE ORIGINAL MAY BE MISLEADING This year, th...

Pompeo: Iranian Officials Stole More Than $1 Billion In Coronavirus Assistance

WASHINGTON (JNS) — Iranian officials have stolen more than $1 billion in European assistance to combat the coronavirus pandemic, instead pocketing the funds for themselves, alleges...

Virus Sends A Nation Of Restaurant-Goers Back To The Kitchen

New York (AP) - Last Tuesday night in Tennessee, bluegrass musicians David and Virginia Blood were busy making sandwiches. In Pittsburgh, real estate agent Michelle Bushee was stir...

Rabbi Among 3 Arrested For Operating A Mikvah In Buenos Aires

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (JTA) — Three members of an Orthodox community in Buenos Aires were arrested for operating a mikvah, or ritual Jewish bath, after Argentina ordered all syna...

Trudeau Says Canadians Must Stay At Home

TORONTO — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says "enough is enough. Go home and stay home." Trudeau says staying at home is a duty and the government will enforce it if nec...

Can This Well-Known Drug Be The Cure For COVID-19?

NEW YORK (VINnews) — When Margaret Novins of Freehold, N.J. fell ill on March 8, it started with fatigue, a cough and fevers that brought on vicious chills for five evenings straig...

Global Athletes Group Calls For Postponement Of Olympics

TOKYO (AP) — A worldwide group representing Olympic hopefuls is calling on the IOC to postpone the Tokyo Olympics until the coronavirus pandemic is under control — a decision the I...

Croatia Quake Injures 17 Amid Partial Coronavirus Lockdown

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — A strong earthquake in Croatia on Sunday caused panic, the evacuation of hospitals and widespread damage including to the capital's iconic cathedral — all am...

Merkel In Quarantine After Doctor Tests Positive For Virus

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel has gone into quarantine after being informed that a doctor who administered a vaccine to her has tested positive for the new coronavi...

Why Is Italy Suffering So Much From Covid-19?

ITALY (VINnews) — Italy is fast emerging as the country suffering most from the coronavirus pandemic, with more than 5000 people dead from the virus and hundreds more dying daily. ...

China, On Virus PR Offensive, Sends Masks And Experts Abroad

BEIJING (AP) — As the fight against a new virus shifts to Europe and beyond, China is supplying millions of masks and other desperately needed items to struggling governments, hopi...

N Korea Says Trump Sent Letter To Kim, Offers Cooperation

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — President Donald Trump sent a personal letter to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, seeking to maintain good relations and offering cooperation in fighting ...

China Rabbi Says Synagogue Shutdowns Shielded Congregants From Coronavirus

BEIJING (JTA) - A rabbi in China who urged the members of the Chabad community there not to congregate for worship said the concession shielded them from the coronavirus. “Throu...

Mexico’s President In No Hurry To Confront Virus Outbreak

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Many countries in Latin America have taken aggressive measures to deal with the coronavirus such as closing their borders, dock and airports to foreigners, decla...

Virus Pandemic Tightens Grip; 10,000 Dead Worldwide

PARIS (AP) — The U.S. warned Americans to avoid all international travel and told citizens abroad to return now or face an “indefinite” absence, and California's governor asked all...

China Exonerates Doctor Reprimanded For Warning Of Virus

BEIJING (AP) — China has exonerated a doctor who was officially reprimanded for warning about the coronavirus outbreak and later died of the disease, a startling admission of error...

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