Last Updated: 09:09 GMT Friday, 18 Sep. 2020

Global coronavirus news wrap-up, Sept. 18

Here are the latest coronavirus headlines from around the world for Sept. 18:WELLINGTON, New Zealand - New Zealand has reported no new confirmed cases of ...
Japan Times   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 10:08:16

COVID-19 protection cover of Bajaj Finserv - Check premium, benefits

The insured beneficiary will be covered towards hospitalization expenses as an in-patient incurred due to Coronavirus Disease.
Sunil Dhawan / Financial Express   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 09:34:36

COVID-19 vaccine update: Dr Reddy's Laboratories' Sputnik V deal raises hopes of vaccine for India by year-end

DRL has stated that it has reached an agreement with the Russian sovereign wealth fund involved in the talks - Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) - to conduct phase 3 human clinical trials of the Sputnik V vaccine in India.
FE Online / Financial Express   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 09:31:55

Dubai suspends all Air India Express flights; Check reason, key dates

As per the guidelines mentioned in the Air India Express website, flyers, who have a moderate or severe disability are exempted from COVID-19 RT-PCR test for travel to Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
Debjit Sinha / Financial Express   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 09:26:00

Indian housing space poised to emerge stronger in post-Covid world: Report

While the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted businesses across the world and the Indian residential real estate sector has also felt the heat, a few trends indicate that the sector is likely to emerge stronger in the years to come.
Sanjeev Sinha / Financial Express   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 09:14:00

Global coronavirus news wrap-up, Sept. 19

Here are the latest coronavirus headlines from around the world for Sept. 18:WELLINGTON, New Zealand - New Zealand has reported no new confirmed cases of ...
Japan Times   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 09:08:20

How The Pandemic Is Widening The Racial Wealth Gap

The coronavirus has affected most Americans, but NPR's latest poll shows Black, Latino and Native American households are hardest hit by the financial impact of the crisis.
Rhitu Chatterjee / NPR   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 09:01:20

Covid-19: Fearne signals that no further restrictive measures are in the works

Deputy Prime Minister Chris Fearne signalled on Friday that no further restrictive measures are in the pipeline, saying that we already have a number of measures in place. He was replying to questions by journalists a day after the Malta Chamber said a brief period of heightened restrictions is urgently ...
Malta Independent   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 09:00:00

Outgoing US ambassador to China blames Beijing for coronavirus

• LIVE UPDATES: US reports more than 44,000 new Covid-19 cases
CNN   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 08:57:29

Woman becomes 17th victim of Covid-19 in Malta

A woman has become the 17 th victim of Coronavirus in Malta, the government announced today. The woman, aged 91, had contracted the virus on 26 August and was admitted to Maltese Hospital on 6 September. She died late on Thursday evening. The ministry said she suffered from other medical ...
Malta Independent   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 08:57:00

UK government refuses to rule out second national Covid lockdown

Health secretary says number of people being hospitalised with the virus is doubling every 8 days
FT   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 08:55:56

PolStudiesAssoc: "The #COVID19 outbreak can certainly be viewed as a major turning point of the past century, with its destructive impact potentially transcending all previous comparative events."

Profile Image: Link To Tweet: Author: Author ID: 274027851Tweet Contents: "The #COVID19 outbreak can certainly be viewed as a major turning point of the past century, with its destructive impact potentially transcending all previous comparative events." @BenWill1973 writes for Political Insight @SAGE_Publishing Date: Friday, September 18, 2020 - 09:54Tweet Feed ...
compucorp_admin / Political Studies Association   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 08:54:34

86 year old dream comes true! PM Modi inaugurates Indian Railways' Kosi Rail Mahasetu in Bihar; top 5 facts

Indian Railways' Kosi Mega Bridge project was completed during the coronavirus pandemic and for its completion, migrant labourers also participated.
Devanjana Nag / Financial Express   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 08:51:00

Asean, China, Japan, South Korea financial leaders redouble efforts to focus on coronavirus recovery

Financial leaders from China, Japan, South Korea and Southeast Asia vowed on Friday to redouble their efforts to help the region recover economically from the novel coronavirus and to defend a multilateral system of trade and will remain vigilant to the continued downside risks … We are taking steps to ...
Reuters / South China Morning Post   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 08:46:00

Opinion: Three lessons from Covid-19 on accelerating biopharma innovation

Patients often face unexpected illnesses with resilience and strength. The biopharma industry must do the same.
Anne White / St. Louis Fed   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 08:45:23

Citigroup to offer 6,000 jobs to youths in Asia-Pacific over three years to combat Covid-19’s impact on employment

Citigroup said it plans to offer 6,000 jobs and 60,000 training opportunities for youths across the Asia-Pacific region over the next three years to help cushion the impact from the global coronavirus pandemic, as unemployment rises in shrinking economies amid lockdowns.Citi and the Citi Foundation will commit US$35 million together ...
Alison Tudor-Ackroyd / South China Morning Post   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 08:45:14

Roche launches new COVID-19 antibodies test

Seeking Alpha   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 08:45:06

Global shares mixed amid worries on coronavirus, economy

Yuri Kageyama - The Associated Press / Toronto Star   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 08:42:16

Hong Kong employers who did not use Covid-19 wage subsidies to retain or pay staff ‘should face higher penalties’

Penalties should be increased for Hong Kong employers as nearly a fourth of those joining the government’s wage-subsidy scheme have sacked staff or failed to use all the aid to pay workers, unions have urged.Those making the demands included a representative of an established employers’ group, the Hong Kong Small ...
Natalie Wong / South China Morning Post   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 08:36:09

An expert's take on what the U.S., U.K did wrong in Covid-19 communications - and what others did right

An expert's take on what the U.S., U.K did wrong in Covid-19 communications - and what others did right
Rebecca Robbins and Damian Garde and Adam Feuerstein / St. Louis Fed   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 08:35:45

Ireland imposes quarantine on travelers from Greece

The Irish government on Thursday tightened its Covid-19 travel restrictions by imposing quarantines on travelers from major holiday markets Italy and Greece, angering the country's dominant airlines Ryanair and Aer Lingus. Ireland had initially waived quarantine for travelers from countries with lower Covid-19 rates, but as its 14-day infection rate ...
keeptalkinggreece / Keep Talking Greece   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 08:33:17

PM says ready to limit public gatherings, halt events in Attica amid rise in virus infections

The Greek government is preparing to restrict public gatherings and suspend cultural events for two weeks to limit the spread of the coronavirus in the regional unit of Attica, where most new infections are recorded, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Friday.
Kathimerini   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 08:33:03

India set for new Kharif sowing record thanks to best monsoon in 26 years; agri still won't offset weak growth

India is all set to report record kharif sowing this year even while the country is one of the most impacted nations due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Prachi Gupta / Financial Express   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 08:24:00

Coronavirus: Which areas are under lockdown and what are the rules?

North-east England is the latest region to face extra restrictions as coronavirus rates rise.
BBC   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 08:18:29

European markets in red amid spike in coronavirus cases

Seeking Alpha   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 08:15:46

Government launches Covid-19 contact tracing app; public urged to download and install it

The government is this morning launching a Covid-19 contact tracing app . A press conference is being addressed by Deputy Prime Minister Chris Fearne and Digital Economy Parliamentary Secretary Clayton Bartolo. The app will let users know if they have been in close contact with someone who tests positive for ...
Malta Independent   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 08:15:00

World's largest medical glove maker sees strong growth ahead as pandemic sparks global surge in demand

Malaysia's Top Glove still expects "very strong" growth ahead, following its blockbuster earnings report on Thursday, the firm's managing director Lee Kim Meow told CNBC on Friday.
CNBC   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 08:12:04

Former Pence adviser says Trump bungled virus and she's for Biden

Trump once suggested that COVID-19 might be a good thing because it would stop him from having to shake hands with "disgusting people", Olivia Troye said.
Sydney Morning Herald   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 08:08:42

Coronavirus: Dublin hospitals under 'significant pressure' as county set for Level 3

Rising cases in Dublin lead NPHET to recommend closure of indoor dining and arts venues
Irish Times   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 08:02:15

In a year filled with pandemic and election madness, the Jewish New Year allows for a time to reflect and renew

Can this year just stop already? It's a thought ricocheting around the world as we cope with Covid-19, quarantine, wildfires and hurricanes.
CNN   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 08:01:21

Australia’s universities hit by loss of ‘cash cow’ foreign students, as coronavirus vaccine race heats up

Leading a team of scientists at the University of Queensland in what has been framed as Australia’s best shot at a Covid-19 vaccine, Paul Young has plenty to worry about: from competition with other vaccine hopefuls to unexpected clinical results that could derail everything.But there is another concern that has ...
Bloomberg / South China Morning Post   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 08:01:10

Brickbat: Hear Me Now and Believe Me Later

San Francisco officials have kept private gyms closed for months. They claim it is necessary to reduce the spread of coronavirus. But some city-owned gyms have remained open, allowing police officers and other city employees to continue to work out. A local TV station asked city officials to explain why ...
Charles Oliver / Hit & Run   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 08:00:10

Travelling abroad? You can now get COVID-19 medical coverage, sometimes for free

Several insurance providers and airlines are lining up to offer travellers COVID-19 medical coverage, despite Canada's advisory to avoid non-essential travel abroad.
Sophia Harris / CBC   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 08:00:00

US CDC testing guidance was published against objections: Report

The guidelines said testing was not necessary for people who were exposed to COVID-19 but not displaying symptoms.
Al Jazeera   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 07:59:18

TMID Editorial: Independence Day - Covid spares PN's blushes

The third week of September for many years was associated with the Nationalist Party. The evenings used to be filled with activities organised by the PN to celebrate Independence Day. For a whole week, the Granaries Square in Floriana became a PN home, with food and information stands set up, ...
Malta Independent   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 07:54:00

Coronavirus: Chinese researchers to test double doses of CanSino’s vaccine candidate

Researchers plan to start a clinical trial for an additional dose of a coronavirus vaccine candidate co-developed by China’s CanSino Biologics and a military-backed research unit, according to a clinical trial registry.A single dose of the vaccine candidate Ad5-nCoV, one of a handful that China is pursuing, has final-stage trials ...
Reuters / South China Morning Post   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 07:52:14

How many coronavirus cases have there been in your area? Use our tool to find out

Bruno Riddy / Telegraph   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 07:41:19

Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News | Sept. 18

New cases rising. Deaths surpass 19,000. Vaccine race.
Moscow Times   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 07:41:00

How a wedding in US became a deadly coronavirus ‘super spreader’ event

A wedding in rural Maine became a coronavirus event that left seven people dead and 177 infected, renewing fear of the disease in the northeastern US state that had hoped the worst of the pandemic was behind it.The nuptials in early August were attended by 65 people, breaking the official ...
Agence France-Presse / South China Morning Post   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 07:38:20

Newslinks for Friday 18th September 2020

Coronavirus 1) Surge in demand 'caught testing chief by surprise' "Demand for tests could be four times higher than capacity,... Read more ...
Conservative Home / Conservative Home   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 07:37:30

Victoria's hotel quarantine system 'increased risk of COVID-19 spread'

Counsel assisting the inquiry into hotel quarantine says state authorities probably knew of the offer of military help.
Tammy Mills / Sydney Morning Herald   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 07:36:09

Equity Markets Mixed Stimulus Row Dents Optimism

Asian and European markets were mixed Friday but investors are struggling to reignite the rally that has characterised much of the past six months, owing to a stuttering economic recovery and US lawmakers' failure to agree a new stimulus. With coronavirus showing no sign of easing as fresh spikes around ...
IBTimes   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 07:33:44

Why has the U.S. COVID-19 response been so bad? Jared Kushner, Vanity Fair suggests.

President Trump and his White House say they've done a great job responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, but by most metrics, including cases and deaths , the U.S. resembles a failed state. Vanity Fair 's Katherine Eban "wanted to better understand how the U.S., with its advanced medical systems, unmatched ...
The Week   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 07:33:00

Applegreen says summer trading ahead of expectations but swings to interim loss

Applegreen PLC (LON:APGN) said it is trading ahead of expectations thanks to positive momentum seen during the summer, though it swung to an interim loss as the coronavirus pandemic impacted business in the first half. The Dublin-based petrol station retailer said it saw a "sharp" recovery supported by government stimulus, ...
Proactive Investors   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 07:27:00

Infrastructure pandemic splurge needs private funds, says Macquarie

CEO Shemara Wikramanayake says cash-strapped governments will need private capital to fund new public infrastructure essential to stimulate their COVID-hit economies.
Patrick Hatch / Sydney Morning Herald   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 07:26:05

No Staff To Swab Dozens Who Turned Up At North East Coronavirus Test Site

Sara C Nelson / Huffington Post   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 07:25:30

National contact tracing system aims to prevent future COVID-19 spread

A nationally consistent approach to contact tracing based on the success of NSW will be rolled out across Australia, the Prime Minister has announced.
Dana McCauley / Sydney Morning Herald   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 07:13:01

Virus wrecks once-in-a-lifetime job chance for Japan's new grads

With companies cutting back on hiring plans for 2021, soon-to-be college graduates worry they're missing their chance.
Kazunori Takada / Japan Times   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 07:08:24

Malaysia cuts medical tourism targets as border control tightens

Malaysia's aim to attract medical tourists by focusing on curbing the coronavirus outbreak hit a roadblock as resurgences around the world limited its ability to reopen borders.
Bangkok Post   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 07:07:00

All-time coronavirus cases have surpassed 30 million, doubling in the past 2 months

The reported cumulative total of coronavirus cases has surpassed 30 million worldwide, according to the Johns Hopkins University tracker.
Mia Jankowicz / Business Insider   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 07:03:21

DIY sales jump drives fourth month of UK retail sales recovery - business live

Rolling live coverage of business, economics and financial markets 7.56am BST Good morning, and welcome to our live coverage of business, economics and global financial markets. UK retail sales grew for the fourth consecutive month since April's lockdown in August, but the pace of growth slowed markedly. #UK #retail sales ...
Jasper Jolly / Guardian   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 07:01:43

UK retail sales volumes, including petrol, up 0.8% month-on-month in August, matching consensus

UK retail sales volumes, including petrol, rose by 0.8% month-on-month in August, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), matching the consensus forecast and further surpassing their pre-coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic level. Year-on-year growth increased to 2.8%, from 1.4% in July, marginally above the consensus of 2.7%. The ONS's deputy ...
Proactive Investors   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 06:55:00

Coronavirus: Tighter national rules considered and positive results for 90-minute test

Five things you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic this Friday morning.
BBC   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 06:54:24

CNN Host Delivers 6-Minute Takedown Of Fox News' Coronavirus Misinformation

is a virus unto itself. And Fox News is the vector," warned Brianna Keilar.
Huffington Post   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 06:51:15

Treasury yields move higher ahead of Fed speeches

U.S. government debt prices fell on Friday morning amid rising coronavirus cases and ahead of consumer sentiment data.
CNBC   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 06:46:03

Fauci says he knew the ex-Pence aide who blasted Trump and called her a 'a good person'

Ex-Pence aide Olivia Troye spoke in a scathing ad, released Thursday, condemning the Trump administration for their response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Lauren Frias / Business Insider   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 06:45:03

Australia Pushes New Measure To Detain COVID "Conspiracy Theorists"

Australia Pushes New Measure To Detain COVID "Conspiracy Theorists" Tyler Durden Fri, 09/18/2020 - 02:45 Weekend demonstrations have flared up in Australia over the last month, as Aussies have vented their frustrations and attempted to take back control of their communities after a surge in virus cases prompted the government ...
Tyler Durden / Zero Hedge   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 06:45:00

Online festive sales to be bigger than last year: People to buy 50% more, beat coronavirus blues

While the coronavirus pandemic has affected businesses and consumer retail has also been one of the sectors to face the blues, it is expected that online sales ahead of and during festival season will beat the gloom.
FE Online / Financial Express   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 06:42:00

FTSE 100 still seen starting lower as UK retail sale volumes match consensus in August

7.35am: Retail sales above pre-pandemic levels UK retail sales volumes, including petrol, rose by 0.8% month-to-month in August, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), matching the consensus forecast and further surpassing their pre-coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic level. Year-on-year growth increased to 2.8%, from 1.4% in July, marginally above the ...
Proactive Investors   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 06:40:00

Listen: Emerging from the Covid-19 crisis

The Covid-19 pandemic has ripped through the developing world this year with particular cruelty and ferocity, upending lives and livelihoods on a scale never seen before. In this podcast, ING's Trieu Pham takes a look at what the future holds for some of the hardest-hit countries in the world
Ing   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 06:35:00

Genentech’s Actemra reduces need for ventilation in COVID-19 patients; fails to achieve secondary endpoints

Seeking Alpha   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 06:33:02

Seven Dead, Dozens Infected After 'Superspreader' Wedding In Rural US

A wedding in rural Maine became a coronavirus event that left seven people dead and 177 infected, renewing fear of the disease in the northeastern US state that had hoped the worst of the pandemic was behind it.
IBTimes   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 06:31:38

'It's the last line of defence': Hancock refuses to rule out second national lockdown

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has not ruled out a second national lockdown, telling Sky News: "We'll do what is necessary to keep people safe."
Sky   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 06:13:00

Dubai suspends AI Express flights for 15 days after it flew Covid positive passenger

Dubai aviation authorities on Thursday barred Air India Express from flying there for 15 days after the budget airline flew a Covid positive person from Jaipur to Dubai on Sept 4. The flight suspension for AI Express will be from Sept 18 to Oct 2. UAE has a condition that ...
Times of India   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 06:08:26

China coronavirus criticism and Britain’s Huawei 5G ban should not affect WTO bid, says Liam Fox

Liam Fox, the British candidate to lead the World Trade Organisation (WTO), said his vigorous criticism of China’s trade policy and its handling of the coronavirus pandemic should not be a disqualifying factor for his candidacy in the eyes of Beijing.In a hotly-politicised race for the director general hot seat ...
Finbarr Bermingham / South China Morning Post   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 06:04:54

New Patek Philippe Calatrava Pilot Travel Time Watch For 2020

No one expected a new watch release from the legendary Patek Philippe this year due to COVID-19, but the brand surprises us. Meet the all-new Calatrava Pilot Travel Time watch, Ref. 7234 G.
Roberta Naas, Senior Contributor / Forbes   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 06:00:00

Please Explain podcast: Hope in the air as Victorian COVID-19 cases drop

In this episode, national editor Tory Maguire is joined by acting editor of The Age Michelle Griffin to talk through the Premier's next steps to keep the coronavirus cases in Victoria declining.
Tory Maguire / Sydney Morning Herald   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 05:53:43

China halts Indonesian aquatic products over coronavirus contamination

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People's Daily   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 05:51:19

NHS worker left unconscious after bus attack 'triggered by face masks'

An NHS worker was left unconscious after being subjected to a "totally unwarranted violent assault" on a bus that was "triggered by face masks".
Sky   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 05:49:00

Leicester lockdown rules: What are the Covid restrictions, and when will it end?

Telegraph reporters / Telegraph   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 05:40:39

The list of countries where travelers can go live and work remotely is growing

More nations are inviting travelers to trade their home offices for the chance to live and work abroad during the global pandemic.
CNBC   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 05:35:55

CDC: Measures to control coronavirus have brought flu infections to 'historic lows'

Lockdowns and protective measures like the widespread wearing of face masks as a result of... This post CDC: Measures to control coronavirus have brought flu infections to 'historic lows' first appeared on HEDGE accordingly.
sellputs / Hedge Accordingly   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 05:35:18

FTSE 100 to start cautiously amid worries over a second wave of coronavirus and economic recovery from the first

The FTSE 100 index is expected to start cautiously on Friday following mixed performances overnight by US and Asian markets amid worries over a second wave of coronavirus (COVID-19) and the economic recovery from the first. Spread betting firm IG expects the blue-chip index to open around 3 points lower ...
Proactive Investors   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 05:35:00

'The Batman' Resumes Production After Robert Pattinson Was Cleared To Return To Work

Robert Pattinson got a go signal to film "The Batman" again after he previously tested positive for COVID-19, which forced the makers to halt the production on the project. Pattinson has been cleared to return to work weeks after his COVID-19 diagnosis. "The Batman" was supposed to resume production on ...
IBTimes   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 05:28:52

Trump Administration Wrote Controversial US Agency Guidelines On Testing: Report

President Donald Trump's administration posted controversial recommendations on coronavirus testing to the US health agency's website against its objections, the New York Times reported Thursday. The guidelines, which said testing was not necessary for people who were exposed to Covid-19 but not displaying symptoms, were criticized when they were issued ...
IBTimes   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 05:28:43

Hmlet launches property listing marketplace with virtual reality tours: CEO

Hmlet Listed is a new product that aims to help more real estate partners scale up their rental listings, and its launch came during a "fantastic time" during the coronavirus pandemic, says Yoan Kamalski, cofounder and CEO of the Singapore-based co-living startup, Hmlet.
CNBC   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 05:23:52

CHO says Premier did not breach virus directives after negative test

Queensland's Chief Health Officer said the Premier did not need to get tested because a loss of voice wasn't a recognised COVID-19 symptom.
Stuart Layt / Sydney Morning Herald   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 05:23:08

SBI Vs HDFC Vs ICICI Vs Axis Bank: Top 10 banks currently offering personal loans starting at 8.9%

Most personal loans can be applied for in a completely contactless manner, something that is aligned with the social distancing norms necessitated by the prevailing Covid-19 pandemic.
Sanjeev Sinha / Financial Express   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 05:23:00

Rampant rise in Coronavirus cases continues in India! Daily numbers within touching range of 1 lakh cases; details

Coronavirus India update, COVID-19 cases: In the last 24 hours, Maharashtra reported 24,619 coronavirus cases, Karnataka 9,366, Tamil Nadu 5,560, Uttar Pradesh 6,029, Delhi 4,432, Mumbai 2,389, West Bengal 4,183, Odisha 4,241, and Madhya Pradesh 2,391.
Debjit Sinha / Financial Express   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 05:21:36

Amid upward trend in Covid-19 cases, gov't mulls brief lockdown

As an upward trend in Covid-19 infections in Greece continues, with health authorities on Thursday announcing 359 new cases and nine new deaths, the government is considering the possibility of imposing a brief lockdown in a bid to curb the further spread of the pandemic, Kathimerini understands.
Kathimerini   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 05:21:25

Raghib Ali: Evidence suggests that this Covid second wave won't be as severe as the first. Nonetheless, it's a threat to the NHS.

The only way the service coped last spring was by shutting down many services which caused suffering and death for thousands.
Raghib Ali / Conservative Home   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 05:20:11

North East lockdown: New local rules and current coronavirus restrictions across the UK

Georgina Hayes / Telegraph   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 05:14:00

UK Covid-19 cases and deaths: how the UK is coping with a second wave

Bruno Riddy / Telegraph   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 05:02:40

Alan Joyce's pay falls to $1.7 million as pandemic clips Qantas' wings

The Qantas CEO's latest pay cheque is a long way from the $24 million he received in 2018, when he was Australia's highest-paid executive, after the COVID-19 crisis grounded his airline and pushed it to a $1.9 billion loss.
Patrick Hatch / Sydney Morning Herald   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 04:55:27

The pandemic didn't solve climate change. This week's disasters are proof

• Latest on Covid-19: Global cases have passed 30M
CNN   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 04:45:03

4imprint: branded tat on sale

One of the UK's best performing stocks in recent memory has yet to recover from the coronavirus crisis, does it present an opportunity?
FT   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 04:30:04

Pandemic inspires 'illusion cakes' in Hong Kong

HONG KONG: A bakery studio in Hong Kong is aiming to bounce back from its Covid-19 slump with "illusion cakes" that appear to be everyday objects until you take a slice.
Bangkok Post   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 04:22:00

Moderna and Pfizer reveal secret blueprints for coronavirus vaccine trials

Two pharma companies leading the race to develop coronavirus vaccines have abandoned their traditional secrecy and released comprehensive road maps of how they are evaluating their products.
Sydney Morning Herald   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 04:18:43

Europe Imposes Fresh Curbs As Global Cases Top 30 Million

Large parts of Europe on Friday geared up for broad new restrictions to stop the coronavirus, after infections worldwide topped 30 million and the World Health Organization warned of "alarming rates of transmission".
IBTimes   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 04:11:15

IPL cricket set to kick off in UAE amid India COVID-19 crisis

The Twenty20 tournament was moved to the UAE as coronavirus cases in India have surged in recent months.
Al Jazeera   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 04:09:44

Half of COVID-19 patients in Irish study suffer ongoing fatigue

The study comes as patient groups and doctors call for more research into the medium- and long-term effects of the coronavirus.
Japan Times   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 04:08:32

Pine-Sol Added To List Of Disinfectants That Kill COVID-19 On Surfaces

A variant of Pine-Sol, a popular household liquid cleaner from The Clorox Company, has received approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) "for kill claims against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, on hard non-porous surfaces."
IBTimes   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 04:06:09

Many Hospitals Charge More Than Twice What Medicare Pays for the Same Care

The gap between rates set for private insurers and employers vs. those by the federal government stirs the debate over a government-run health plan.
Reed Abelson / NY Times   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 04:01:10

Lawmakers Close In on Spending Deal to Avert Shutdown

Lawmakers are aiming to unveil Friday a bipartisan spending bill averting a government shutdown next month, but Democrats and Republicans remain at an impasse over another round of coronavirus relief.
WSJ   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 04:01:00

The future of the university in the age of Covid

As students start a term like no other, higher education is being reinvented for the post-pandemic world
FT   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 04:00:06

Coronavirus updates LIVE: International arrival caps increased as Victoria records 45 new COVID-19 cases; QLD border to reopen to ACT as Australian death toll jumps to 839

National cabinet will meet today to discuss hotel quarantine arrangements for new international arrival caps as well as a definition of a hotspot.
Mary Ward / Sydney Morning Herald   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 03:59:21

Clyburn torches Barr for comparing Covid-19 quarantine to slavery

After Trump's AG Barr compared Covid-19 quarantine to slavery, Democratic Rep. James Clyburn called that comment "one of the most ridiculous, tone-dear, godawful things" he's ever heard.
MSNBC   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 03:57:53

Mass job losses as Chevron sacks 230 workers amid Gorgon plant safety concerns

In a statement, the company said it was adjusting its business in response to the impact of COVID-19 and a deteriorating business outlook.
Daile Cross / Sydney Morning Herald   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 03:53:45

US coronavirus testing guidance reportedly published against scientists' objections

Our Foreign Staff / Telegraph   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 03:49:43

Report: Controversial CDC Guidelines Discouraging Covid-19 Testing Were Imposed On Agency By HHS And White House

On August 24, guidance was published on the CDC website that reversed previous recommendations that people exposed to the coronavirus who were not showing symptoms should be tested, drawing heavy criticism from public health experts.
Matt Perez, Forbes Staff / Forbes   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 03:48:32

Asian Markets Drift As Rally Stalls, Stimulus Row Dents Optimism

Asian markets were mixed Friday as investors struggled to reignite the rally that has characterised much of the past six months, owing to a stuttering economic recovery and US lawmakers' failure to agree a new stimulus. With coronavirus showing no sign of easing as fresh spikes around the world see ...
IBTimes   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 03:27:40

Hong Kong in line for three new coronavirus cases with details due on new round of Covid-19 testing

Hong Kong is expected to record three new coronavirus cases on Friday, with the health minister set to unveil details of second-round testing for high-risk workers as part of the strategy to stave off a fourth wave of infections.The sources of all the new cases – two local and one ...
Olga Wong / South China Morning Post   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 03:27:07

Trump Announces a New Round of Farm Aid in Battleground Wisconsin

President Trump unveiled $13 billion in new aid to farmers facing economic harm from the coronavirus pandemic as he aimed to boost support among rural voters at a campaign rally.
WSJ   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 03:22:00

'Virtual School' Dangers: The Hazards Of A Police State Education During COVID-19

'Virtual School' Dangers: The Hazards Of A Police State Education During COVID-19 Tyler Durden Thu, 09/17/2020 - 23:20 Authored by John Whitehead via The Rutherford Institute, "There was of course no way of knowing whether you were being watched at any given moment. How often, or on what system, the ...
Tyler Durden / Zero Hedge   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 03:20:00

Biden says Trump should step down as Covid-19 deaths near 200,000

In dueling prime time events - Biden's calm, socially-distanced town hall in Pennsylvania and Trump's unhinged, packed Wisconsin rally - the differences between the 2020 candidates has rarely ever been so clear. Ashley Parker of The Washington Post reacts
MSNBC   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 03:19:19

Governments should invest to overcome the coronavirus crisis - but don't forget climate change, says expert

Governments should continue to make investments that combat climate change even while they are focusing on coping with the coronavirus pandemic, said Judith Rodin, President Emerita at the University of Pennsylvania.
CNBC   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 03:18:28

McDonald has the Royals ready as IPL adjusts to 'new norm'

The bright lights of the Indian Premier League return on Saturday but cricket's most lucrative Twenty20 tournament has also had to adjust to COVID-19.
Jon Pierik / Sydney Morning Herald   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 03:05:59

The coronavirus pandemic will intensify competition for white-collar jobs, says Singapore minister

"Jobs that can be done over the internet can be done anywhere in the world and because of this, white-collar jobs will no longer have the geographical insulation it used to have," said Singapore's Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing.
CNBC   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 03:05:39

Biden dismisses Trump’s Covid-19 vaccine just weeks away claim, warns president can’t be trusted

US Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Thursday bluntly contradicted President Donald Trump’s suggestion that a coronavirus vaccine may be only weeks away, warning Americans they cannot trust the president’s word.“The idea that there’s going to be a vaccine and everything’s gonna be fine tomorrow – it’s just not rational, ...
Reuters / South China Morning Post   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 03:05:32

Coronavirus: Indoor dining, sports, weddings, funerals, travel to be hit as Dublin set for Level 3

Restaurants Association 'shocked' indoor dining to close in Dublin for weeks
Irish Times   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 03:05:21

Covid, Cash Crunch Leave UN Limping

Meetings postponed and marble-clad hallways echoing empty: The coronavirus pandemic and a liquidity crunch have all but silenced the usual frenzied diplomatic wrangling at the United Nations headquarters in Geneva. As the world grapples with multiple towering crises linked to Covid-19, fears abound that the world body is sinking into ...
IBTimes   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 03:03:03

Household hoppers blamed for growing Casey cluster

Victoria has recorded 45 new cases of coronavirus as authorities race to stem a cluster in Melbourne's south-east and motorists face traffic chaos at police checkpoints on Melbourne's 'ring of steel'.
Rachael Dexter / Sydney Morning Herald   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 02:56:21

Working-class Roots, Empathy On Display As Biden Commands Town Hall

Joe Biden on Thursday lashed President Donald Trump over his "close to criminal" handling of the coronavirus as the Democrat fielded questions from voters impacted by the pandemic in a state that is key to his election hopes. Returning to the gritty city of his birth, the former vice president ...
IBTimes   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 02:52:56

China puts lives above everything amid COVID-19, saves lives at all cost

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People's Daily   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 02:51:43

Biden blasts Barr's comments comparing coronavirus lockdowns to slavery as 'sick' and 'outrageous'

"Other than slavery, which was a different kind of restraint, this is the greatest intrusion on civil liberties in American history," AG Barr said.
Oma Seddiq / Business Insider   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 02:49:26

Battle For Italy's Far-right Crown In Tuscany-led Elections

Italians head to the polls this weekend, despite a coronavirus resurgence in Europe, for a referendum and Tuscany-led regional elections which analysts say could change the face of the far-right. It will be the first test for Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte's centre-left coalition government since the Covid-19 outbreak and the ...
IBTimes   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 02:47:03

Covid-19 is giving India a rare chance to remake its economy

Recent data released by India’s national statistical office reveals that its GDP contracted by a record 23.9 per cent year on year during the April-June quarter. This is, no doubt, a big blow to the economy, which had been showing signs of a slowdown even before the coronavirus-induced what led ...
Rupakjyoti Borah / South China Morning Post   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 02:45:10

Biden calls Trump 'totally irrational': US election news

At town hall in Pennsylvania, Biden says Trump's inept response to COVID 'close to criminal', Trump speaks in Wisconsin
Al Jazeera   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 02:41:26

CoreLogic: Inner-city rents hammered

The latest rental data from CoreLogic reveals that apartment rents across Sydney and Melbourne have been hammered since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, falling by 4.2% and 4.4% respectively between March and August: CoreLogic's head of research, Eliza Owen, has released additional data showing that properties closer to the ...
Leith van Onselen / MacroBusiness   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 02:40:17

Access Denied: COVID-19 Pandemic Complicates Journalists' Work

While institutions, governments, elected officials, companies and sports federations are all having to adapt to new constraints under the coronavirus pandemic, experts say they are often using the health crisis as an excuse to restrict journalists' access. Fewer physical press conferences, questions that must be submitted in advance or sometimes ...
IBTimes   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 02:21:22

India's Covid crisis sees rise in child marriage and trafficking

Reports of under-age marriage and child labour rose as the lockdown pushed people deeper into... This post India's Covid crisis sees rise in child marriage and trafficking first appeared on HEDGE accordingly.
sellputs / Hedge Accordingly   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 02:20:40

The Show Must Go On: Virus-era Emmys Are Virtual -- And Live

No red carpet, no star-studded audience and no "Game of Thrones" -- this year's Emmys honoring the best in television promise to be radically different as producers scramble to create Hollywood's first major pandemic-era awards show. The coronavirus has turned Tinseltown upside down, bringing productions to a halt even as ...
IBTimes   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 02:19:28

The story of O: Blood type may lower your chances of catching COVID

Emerging evidence suggests the 49 per cent of Australians with O-type blood may be slightly less at risk of COVID-19 infection than the rest of the population.
Liam Mannix / Sydney Morning Herald   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 02:18:30

Skeptical 'no-masker' pastor lands in ICU with Covid-19

A pastor in Idaho who called himself a during a service and repeatedly questioned the veracity of coronavirus case reporting is in the ICU after contracting Covid-19.
CNN   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 02:13:08

Biden lashes Trump over his 'close to criminal' COVID-19 response

Biden also bluntly contradicted Trump's suggestion that a coronavirus vaccine may be only weeks away, warning Americans they cannot trust the President's word.
Sydney Morning Herald   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 02:12:29

Noh theater struggles to survive the pandemic

Shuttered venues and a lack of subsidies have added to dwindling audience numbers to create worry for performers.
Japan Times   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 02:08:31

Biden Blasts Trump's 'Criminal' Response To Coronavirus

The 2020 Democratic nominee went after the president again and again during a CNN town hall over his "totally irresponsible" handling of COVID-19.
Huffington Post   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 02:07:38

How marketers can forge strong consumer connections during and after Covid

Effective communication with consumers plays a key role in providing a holistic positive experience
Financial Express   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 02:02:00

RBA: "unprecedented shock" ravages rental market

The latest RBA Bulletin contains an interesting report on COVID-19's impact on Australia's residential rental market, which it claims is experiencing "an unprecedented shock" with "reducing demand for rental properties at the same time as supply has increased": The COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented shock to the rental housing market, ...
Leith van Onselen / MacroBusiness   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 02:00:17

Piera van de Wiel Tells Us About Her Latest Project

Showbiz Cheat Sheet spoke with singer-songwriter Piera van de Wiel. She told us about her efforts to bring awareness to the issue of domestic violence during the COVID-19 pandemic. She also told us about her latest projects. Here's a peek inside our chat. Showbiz Cheat Sheet: What inspired your single ...
Sheiresa Ngo / Wall St. Cheat Sheet   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 01:58:54

Former top Pence aide says White House officials wanted to get rid of the coronavirus task force as the pandemic raged in April

Vice President Mike Pence's former top aide on the coronavirus task force says Trump showed a "flat-out disregard for human life."
Eliza Relman / Business Insider   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 01:57:55

Biden: Trump should step down over his Covid-19 response

During a CNN town hall with Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden called on President Donald Trump to resign, saying the President hasn't been honest with the American people about the coronavirus.
CNN   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 01:52:23

Deodorant sales on the nose as shopping habits change in the pandemic

The coronavirus crisis has not only drastically changed how we live, it has also changed how we shop. But what changes are here to stay?
Dominic Powell / Sydney Morning Herald   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 01:38:47

'Good person,' 'Important to team': Fauci on fmr. Covid advisor who denounced Trump

Dr. Fauci on fmr. Pence aide who denounced Trump's pandemic response in blistering ad: "I think the American people should feel confidence in that-that a lot of people are looking at this very, very carefully to make sure that there's not political things
MSNBC   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 01:36:45

Americans' trust in in leaders, institutions in handling of COVID-19 erodes: survey

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People's Daily   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 01:35:50

Ex-Aide on Trump's Mishandling of Pandemic

Susan Glasser spoke with Olivia Troye, the former aide to Vice President Mike Pence, who said she was voting for Joe Biden because of President Trump's bungled coronavirus pandemic response. [...]
Taegan Goddard / Taegan Goddard   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 01:35:37

England Hope Bubble Cricket Can Be Blueprint For World Game

England showed the rest of the world that cricket could still be played during the coronavirus pandemic after a remarkable season that took place entirely behind closed doors.
IBTimes   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 01:34:04

Toronto school board confirms first case of COVID-19 in a student

The York Memorial Collegiate Institute said one of its students had tested positive for the virus.
Kevin Jiang - Staff Reporter / Toronto Star   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 01:32:16

Mitch McConnell, Senate Republicans Ram Through Trump Judicial Nominees As Stimulus Talks Stall

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., managed to push through six judicial appointments nominated by President Donald Trump over Tuesday and Wednesday, while much of the national attention has focused on stalled negotiations over a COVID-19 stimulus package. The judicial nominees will fill federal vacancies in states such as California ...
IBTimes   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 01:32:10

Global coronavirus cases pass 30 million: Live news

US, India and Brazil remain the worst-hit countries in the world, as global death toll from COVID-19 nears 1 million.
Al Jazeera   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 01:32:01

'Madness': Readers respond to PM's plans for a gas-led recovery

Readers were unimpressed with Prime Minister's plans for a "gas-led recovery" from COVID-19. Promises of a drop in gas prices were also met with scepticism.
Orietta Guerrera / Sydney Morning Herald   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 01:30:00

Where Did Coronavirus Come From? COVID-19 Origin Points To Bats In China, Study Reveals

Scientists have traced the evolutionary lineage of viruses related to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, to confirm preliminary indications that it originated in bats in China. A study published in Nature Microbiology based on research by an international team of European, American and Chinese scientists discovered the lineage that ...
IBTimes   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 01:27:12

Top 3 Best Disposable Face Masks (50 Counts)

A face mask is an essential part of any COVID-19 survival kit -- it helps you avoid contracting the virus while also keeping you from spreading it if you're a carrier. While cloth-based face masks have proven to be cost-efficient, it's a task to keep them clean and sanitized after ...
IBTimes   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 01:23:54

Top 3 Best Disposable Face Masks For Kids

With school reopenings in full swing this Fall, your kids have to stay safe from the biggest invisible enemy -- COVID-19. Boosting their immune systems, making sure they eat healthy and get enough sleep aren't enough. Once they step out of the house, your young ones need all the protection ...
IBTimes   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 01:23:04

Top 3 Best Reusable Unisex Cloth Face Masks

Male and female, young and old -- everyone's suscepitble to COVID-19. So it goes without saying, everyone should try their best to keep safe from the coronavirus. One of the most effective ways to prevent contracting the virus is by wearing a face mask. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control ...
IBTimes   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 01:21:47

Majority of Germans support current COVID-19 measures: survey

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People's Daily   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 01:21:17

Ohio Bans Public Officials From Closing Houses Of Worship

Churches and other sacred spaces are exempted from most of Ohio's coronavirus-related laws.
Huffington Post   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 01:20:33

Two more residents die in COVID-19 outbreak at Extendicare West End Villa

The deadliest COVID-19 outbreak in the province claimed two more lives Thursday at Extendicare West End Villa. In an update issued late Thursday to the long-term care home's families, administrator Kelly Keeler said two residents passed away during the night from complications related to COVID-19. It means that eight people ...
Andrew Duffy / Ottawa Citizen   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 01:20:24

Joye: RBA ready to launch giant QE (nothing burger)

Via our Chris today: Another week passes and yet another bank has upgraded its housing outlook in line with our heterodox March forecast for a zero to 5 per cent decline in the six months after the COVID-19 shock followed by 10 per cent to 20 per cent capital gains. ...
David Llewellyn-Smith / MacroBusiness   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 01:20:16

Dr. Fauci says he will raise flags if corners are cut on Covid-19 vaccine

"If in fact it looks like that vaccine is safe and effective, I can tell the American public that I will take the vaccine when it's available to me, and I will recommend to my family that they take it," says Dr. Fauci.
MSNBC   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 01:12:31

Waiting for COVID: when will we see the literary impact of our plague year?

A period that has radically reshaped our world should shape our cultural output for years to come. What will the literary impact be? The post Waiting for COVID: when will we see the literary impact of our plague year? appeared first on Crikey .
Kishor Napier-Raman / Crikey   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 01:12:29

Global coronavirus infections top 30 million

Over 940,000 people have died since the outbreak began last year, says Johns Hopkins University.
BBC   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 01:09:30

Coronavirus: Care homes to get free PPE until March under winter plan

A new chief nurse will also be hired to provide more guidance, as part of the government's winter plan.
BBC   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 01:09:28

Where to get tested for coronavirus in Queensland

Coronavirus assessment centres have been established across Queensland.
Sydney Morning Herald   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 01:08:27

Fourth staff member at Pembroke high school tests positive for COVID-19

The Renfrew County District Health Unit has confirmed a fourth staff member from Fellowes High School in Pembroke has tested positive for COVID-19. RCDHU had deemed this person a probable case which factored into the decision to close the school on Sept. 16. This individual did not have any further ...
Doug Menary / Ottawa Citizen   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 01:07:59

Coronavirus updates LIVE: Victoria records 45 new COVID-19 cases as national cabinet to meet; QLD border to reopen to ACT as Australian death toll jumps to 839

National cabinet will meet today to discuss hotel quarantine arrangements for new international arrival caps as well as a definition of a hotspot.
Mary Ward / Sydney Morning Herald   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 01:06:27

Markets fall, COVID-19 situation in Europe "very serious"

Markets fell on Thursday. The S&P 500 fell 0.8 percent, the STOXX Europe 600 fell 0.5 percent and the Shanghai Composite fell 0.4 percent. Following Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell's remarks on Wednesday that the economic downturn in the US is "the most severe in our lifetime", World Bank chief ...
Unknown / Skeptical Speculator   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 01:04:00

Cal/OSHA will create emergency COVID workplace safety rules

Officials agree to create new statewide standards aimed at protecting more California workers against COVID-19.
Jie Jenny Zou / LA Times   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 01:02:43

Japan turns to 'Suganomics' - but analysts say the policy will likely continue Abe's legacy

Japan's new prime minister Yoshihide Suga will likely pull out all stops to revive the economy badly hit by the coronavirus pandemic but still continue the policies of outgoing leader Shinzo Abe.
CNBC   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 01:02:27

A modest plea for RBI independence

COVID-19 has unleashed a slew of unconventional monetary policy proposals across the world, and the Reserve Bank of India is no exception to this trend. Bracing for the worst of the crisis, the RBI has...
Nikhil Sridhar / Times of India   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 01:00:59

World Bank Warns Recovery Could Take "Five Years"

World Bank Warns Recovery Could Take "Five Years" Tyler Durden Thu, 09/17/2020 - 21:00 Global economic activity around the world has stabilized in mid-September, though far below pre-COVID-19 levels as recoveries risk reversing if monetary and fiscal stimulus is not continued at rates seen in the first half of 2020. ...
Tyler Durden / Zero Hedge   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 01:00:00

Storm player forced to undergo COVID-19 testing after inviting guest into hub

The NRL integrity unit was on Friday morning briefed on a potential breach of coronavirus protocols from Melbourne prop Christian Welch.
Sarah Keoghan / Sydney Morning Herald   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 00:56:34

COVID-19 expanding risks to peace everywhere, warns UN chief

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People's Daily   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 00:52:26

Tips to maximise your credit card benefits

Use a credit card whose benefits are aligned with your spending patterns which may have altered due to Covid-19 pandemic
Adhil Shetty / Financial Express   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 00:50:00

COVID-19 update for Sept. 17: Here's the latest on coronavirus in B.C.

Here's your daily update with everything you need to know on the novel coronavirus situation in B.C. for Sept. 17, 2020.
Tiffany Crawford / Vancouver Sun   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 00:47:26

"Everyone Involved Should Face Jail Time": Trump Jr. Slams Nashville Officials For Concealing Low COVID-19 Numbers

"Everyone Involved Should Face Jail Time": Trump Jr. Slams Nashville Officials For Concealing Low COVID-19 Numbers Tyler Durden Thu, 09/17/2020 - 20:44 Donald Trump Jr. has weighed in over Nashville officials concealing the low number of COVID-19 cases in bars and restaurants. In a Thursday tweet, the president's son said ...
Tyler Durden / Zero Hedge   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 00:44:54

COVID-19: Vancouver restaurants can keep temporary patios open during winter

Restaurants also allowed to erect roof shelters over top of their patios and install outdoor heaters
Scott Brown / Vancouver Sun   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 00:43:26

Global COVID-19 cases surpass 30 mln -- Johns Hopkins University

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People's Daily   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 00:42:46

Trump Says His Only Failure In 'Phenomenal' Coronavirus Response Was 'Public Relations'

The president has argued people should trust a vaccine 'because of the great job we've done,' but polls show the majority of Americans disagree.
Andrew Solender, Forbes Staff / Forbes   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 00:41:39

Automate now, pay later! An outcome-based pricing model for automation makes great sense

Covid-19 has spurred greater uptake of automation. An outcome-based pricing model for automation makes great sense
Financial Express   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 00:40:00

Moderna Shares Covid-19 Vaccine Trial Blueprints, Pfizer Follows

US biotech firm Moderna, one of nine companies in the late stages of clinical trials for a Covid-19 vaccine, became the first to publish the complete blueprints of its study following calls for greater transparency. Pfizer, the other American company currently carrying out Phase 3 trials in the US, followed ...
IBTimes   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 00:33:18

BC Era : Business after Covid

Will business operations be same post Covid - I have my doubts. There could be paradigm shift in the way we use to operate pre-Covid. Over a period of time, if not immediate, business will...
Himadri Sen / Times of India   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 00:30:20

If you're caught here without a mask, you dig graves for Covid-19 victims

Villagers who refuse to wear masks are being forced to dig graves for victims of Covid-19 by local authorities in one part of rural Indonesia, in the hopes that a little bit of manual labor and empathy will convince others to do their part to help stop the pandemic.
CNN   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 00:29:21

Chiefs fan at season opener tests positive for coronavirus

Health officials are telling 10 fans who attended last week's Kansas City Chiefs game to quarantine after one fan tested positive for COVID-19
Associated Press / Boston Globe   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 00:22:53

Victoria records 45 new cases as motorists face traffic chaos at 'ring of steel' checkpoints

Victoria has recorded 45 new cases of coronavirus as authorities race to stem a cluster in Melbourne's south-east and motorists face traffic chaos at police checkpoints on Melbourne's 'ring of steel'.
Rachael Dexter / Sydney Morning Herald   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 00:22:18

WA to test sewage for traces of undetected coronavirus cases

The surveillance program has already been rolled out across every other Australian state, with traces of the virus picked up in areas thought to have no active cases.
Heather McNeill / Sydney Morning Herald   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 00:16:45

With 165 COVID-19 cases, B.C. records another daily high

Yesterday there were 7,674 tests conducted across B.C. - the highest number in a single day since the pandemic began.
Hannah Scott - Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Richmond Sentinel / Toronto Star   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 00:12:15

"It Was All About the Election": The Ex-White House Aide Olivia Troye on Trump's Narcissistic Mishandling of COVID-19

Susan Glasser speaks with Olivia Troye, the first staffer on the White House's coronavirus task force to speak out publicly against President Donald Trump and the Administration's handling of the pandemic.
Susan B. Glasser / New Yorker   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 00:10:41

A 'very serious situation' is unfolding in Europe with 'alarming' rates of Covid spread, WHO warns

CNN   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 00:07:38

Paw-ly In The Pandemic: Pets Can Catch Virus From Owners

Cat and dog owners suffering from Covid-19 can pass their illness onto their feline and canine companions, according to a small study released Friday. The new coronavirus is a infection -- meaning it has jumped into humans from animals -- and while there is little sign that pets play a ...
IBTimes   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 00:06:22

When Will You Be Able to Get a Coronavirus Vaccine?

Despite the president's repeated claims that a vaccine will be available in October, scientists, companies and federal officials all say that most people won't get one until well into next year.
Katie Thomas and Jesse Drucker / NY Times   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 00:03:16

Coronavirus testing: Simple test gives results in 90 minutes

The device is already being used in some hospitals to identify Covid patients.
BBC   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 00:02:27

B.C. adds $660M in tax incentives, reveals details of $1.5 billion recovery plan

The Canadian Press / Toronto Star   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 00:02:17

This Pacific Island province is so frustrated with China's presence that it's pushing for independence

It was pitched as a rare repatriation flight to bring people stranded in China back to their Pacific Island home which has yet to report a single coronavirus case.
CNN   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 00:02:06

Coronavirus pandemic and US government pressure on investors to avoid China drag capital flows to nine-year low

The US government’s pressure on investors to turn away from China, combined with the travel barriers thrown up by the coronavirus pandemic, have sunk cross-border money flows to a nine-year low, according to a consultant’s study and senior money managers.The Trump administration has been actively discouraging US institutional investors from ...
Alison Tudor-Ackroyd / South China Morning Post   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 00:00:21

Tablet interactive: Coronavirus outbreak

Follow news and events as they happen.
Sydney Morning Herald   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 00:00:04

The UK moves closer to negative interest rates

The Bank of England has taken another step towards negative rates amid rising COVID infections and a looming unemployment crisis.
Sydney Morning Herald   |   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 00:00:00

Coronavirus updates: Global cases surpass 30M; Moderna targets November for candidate vaccine; 790K more Americans file for unemployment

The worldwide total of known cases surpasses 30 million. Wynn Las Vegas reveals 548 positive cases. US deaths top 197K. Latest COVID news.
Jessica Flores, Ryan W. Miller and Joel Shannon, USA TODAY / USA Today   |   Thu, 17 Sep 2020 23:58:43

We Can Make 2019 the Year Oil Demand Peaked

COVID-19 temporarily collapsed Oil demand, aggressively promoting electric vehicles through regulations in the US, Europe and China can ensure that Oil Demand never recovers, allowing the world to fight climate change and have clean air.
Anand Gopal, Contributor / Forbes   |   Thu, 17 Sep 2020 23:55:49

PSP Investments' Revera Disaster?

Kevin Skerrett, a Senior Research Officer assigned to pensions for CUPE and co-editor of The Contradictions of Pension Fund Capitalism (2018), wrote a comment in The Bulltet on pension fund capitalism and the COVID-19 pandemic: the case of Revera: Of the many crises provoked by the COVID-19 pandemic across Canada, ...
Leo Kolivakis / Leo Kolivakis   |   Thu, 17 Sep 2020 23:51:00

Covid vaccine: Zydus in talks with RIDF for Sputnik V

Zydus is already working on its proposed Covid-19 vaccine. The company is in the process to avail approvals for conducting Phase-3 clinical trials. Sources in Zydus said that it got encouraging results during the animal testing stage.
FE Bureau / Financial Express   |   Thu, 17 Sep 2020 23:50:00

Robert Gibbs: Trump wants to drag people down 'to the gutter'

Robert Gibbs, former Obama press secretary, blasts Trump's 'feckless' response to Covid-19, and argues that if he managed the virus responsibly, Trump would be 'coasting to reelection'
MSNBC   |   Thu, 17 Sep 2020 23:42:36

Parents face the anxiety and ripple effects of pandemic schooling as COVID-19 cases inch up

Some parents in Ottawa are anxious and frustrated as the number of people at schools testing positive for COVID-19 inches up, huge lineups persist at testing centres and some must stay home with children who have been ordered to self-isolate. The number of COVID-19 cases at Ottawa schools is relatively ...
Jacquie Miller / Ottawa Citizen   |   Thu, 17 Sep 2020 23:41:40

Bill Maher on the Covid Lockdowns

( Don Boudreaux ) TweetI am not Bill Maher's biggest fan - largely because I pay what will surprise most of you as virtually no attention to celebrities such as him. (I barely know who he is or what he's about.) But I thank my GMU Econ colleague Dan Klein ...
Don Boudreaux / Cafe Hayek   |   Thu, 17 Sep 2020 23:41:28

Half Of Covid Patients In Irish Study Suffer Ongoing Fatigue

More than half of patients and staff with Covid-19 monitored by an Irish hospital suffered persistent fatigue in the aftermath of the initial disease, according to a new study Friday highlighting the "significant burden" of lingering symptoms. It comes as patient groups and doctors call for more research into the ...
IBTimes   |   Thu, 17 Sep 2020 23:38:17

India's Covid crisis sees rise in child marriage and trafficking

Reports of under-age marriage and child labour rose as the lockdown pushed people deeper into poverty.
BBC   |   Thu, 17 Sep 2020 23:37:35

Asia-Pacific stocks set to dip as investors watch tech shares following Wall Street losses

Overnight stateside, the Nasdaq Composite fell 1.3% to close at 10,910.28.The tech-heavy benchmark briefly dipped back into correction territory, down 10% from its all-time high.
CNBC   |   Thu, 17 Sep 2020 23:36:03

Canada 'could lose ability' to manage coronavirus pandemic: Live

Chief public health officer issues warning after country reports worrying recent spike in new COVID-19 cases.
Al Jazeera   |   Thu, 17 Sep 2020 23:32:45

Coronavirus vaccine skepticism - by the numbers

Nearly 3 in 4 people would not take a coronavirus vaccine if it become available, according to a worldwide poll.
Arnau Busquets Gu rdia, Cornelius Hirsch / Politico   |   Thu, 17 Sep 2020 23:30:44

Coronavirus latest: Texas reports more than 3,000 new cases for third day running

Today's top news Tough new restrictions for north-east England. In France, tighter measures for Lyon and Nice. Ryanair hit by major shareholder revolt. Read more
Gary Jones / FT The World   |   Thu, 17 Sep 2020 23:30:17

Coronavirus: Hong Kong to launch second round of Covid-19 testing for high-risk workers

Hong Kong taxi drivers and workers at wet markets, restaurants and elderly care homes will be invited for a second round of coronavirus testing targeting high-risk groups to counter the threat of a new wave of infections, the Post has learned.Workers from the four categories deemed to have heightened exposure ...
Lilian Cheng,Elizabeth Cheung / South China Morning Post   |   Thu, 17 Sep 2020 23:30:15

Hotels.Com Space Hotel Vision Includes A Contest For Earthlings

Hotels.com has a vision of life on a future space hotel for those sick of COVID-19 travel restrictions on earth.
Michael Goldstein, Contributor / Forbes   |   Thu, 17 Sep 2020 23:29:05

Coronavirus Vaccine: Moderna and Pfizer Reveal Secret Blueprints Trials

The companies hope to earn the trust of the public and of scientists who have clamored for details of the studies.
Denise Grady and Katie Thomas / NY Times   |   Thu, 17 Sep 2020 23:26:37

Puppy prices soar during coronavirus lockdown

The cost of a puppy has more than doubled, with dogs typically selling for nearly £1,900.
BBC   |   Thu, 17 Sep 2020 23:22:04

The Saving Problem in America: Alternatives and Reforms

Since before covid-19 and the lockdown, I have written articles that touch on the purpose and importance of personal savings, and more importantly, why the lack of personal savings was going to make an economic crisis in the year 2020 potentially tragic for most Americans. As a result, I have ...
Mark Thornton / SNB CHF Blog   |   Thu, 17 Sep 2020 23:21:00

Joy Reid: 'Absurd and infuriating' for Barr to compare shutdowns to slavery

On Attorney General Bill Barr calling the coronavirus lockdowns the greatest intrusion of civil liberties since slavery, Joy responds "Let's just be clear: 245 years of forced labor, rape, and the breeding, selling, and violent subjugation of human beings
MSNBC   |   Thu, 17 Sep 2020 23:17:30

FAI 'will not survive financially' without fans attending games

IRFU and GAA will also tell Oireachtas Covid committee of financial threat to their sports
Irish Times   |   Thu, 17 Sep 2020 23:16:55

Europe's Covid Lockdown Lessons

The virus is returning but leaders decide they can't shut down again.
WSJ   |   Thu, 17 Sep 2020 23:16:00

New York, a City on Its Own

The city has been failed by the federal government - and by leaders closer to home.
Mara Gay / NY Times   |   Thu, 17 Sep 2020 23:08:45

The painful absurdity of William Barr's slavery comment

Democratic South Carolina Rep. Jim Clyburn got right to the point when asked about Attorney General William Barr's comment on Wednesday that lockdowns to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus were the "greatest intrusion on civil liberties" in US history "other than slavery."
CNN   |   Thu, 17 Sep 2020 23:08:21

Covid-19 tests: All your questions answered

Telegraph reporters / Telegraph   |   Thu, 17 Sep 2020 23:08:02

Coronavirus updates LIVE: Victorian COVID-19 cases continue to decline as national cabinet to meet; Australian death toll stands at 834

National cabinet will meet today to discuss hotel quarantine arrangements for new international arrival caps as well as a definition of a hotspot.
Mary Ward / Sydney Morning Herald   |   Thu, 17 Sep 2020 23:07:23

Fact of the Day: China Has Conquered COVID-19

Ever since China crushed its initial outbreak of COVID-19 in Wuhan, the virus has been all but nonexistent throughout the entire country: China is a country of 1.4 billion people spread over nearly 4 million square miles. Social distancing was relaxed in most places long ago, and even in Wuhan ...
Kevin Drum / Kevin Drum   |   Thu, 17 Sep 2020 23:07:03

Why CVS' Plan To Double Coronavirus Testing Sites Is Important

CVS Health announced that it will nearly double its Covid-19 drive-thru testing sites by mid-October, bringing the total to more than 4,000 sites nationwide.
Sai Balasubramanian, J.D., Contributor / Forbes   |   Thu, 17 Sep 2020 23:04:33

Coronavirus latest: Texas reports more than 3,000 new cases for third day running

FT   |   Thu, 17 Sep 2020 23:04:12

Covid-19 Singapore: A 'pandemic of inequality' exposed

Life has returned to normal for many in Singapore, but one group of people still remain in lockdown.
BBC   |   Thu, 17 Sep 2020 23:02:05

Coronavirus: North-east England local lockdown begins

Early pub closures and restrictions on households mixing came into force at midnight.
BBC   |   Thu, 17 Sep 2020 23:01:38

Queen's property drops in value by £500m after rental receipts decline

Coronavirus forces Crown Estate revaluation as retailers and tenants struggle to make payments Coronavirus - latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage The value of the Queen's land and property has been written down by more than £500m following a steep fall in rental receipts from shops. The Crown Estate ...
Julia Kollewe / Guardian   |   Thu, 17 Sep 2020 23:01:09

Queen set for financial blow from coronavirus crisis

UK monarch's estate warns of falls in rental income and property value
FT   |   Thu, 17 Sep 2020 23:01:04

Coronavirus: Tighter national rules considered by government

The government is considering a few weeks of England-wide restrictions to slow a second coronavirus surge.
BBC   |   Thu, 17 Sep 2020 23:00:24

Playing Politics With a Vaccine

Growing numbers of Americans say they wouldn't take a coronavirus vaccine if it were available today. If you've been watching the presidential campaign, that's not surprising.
Lisa Lerer / NY Times   |   Thu, 17 Sep 2020 23:00:21

ScoMo the Impaler is about to disembowel the economy

Cruelty is a ScoMo specialty. Whether it's abandoning burning Australians, forcing media shots out of those that hate him to show how compassionate he is, dragging the chain on lifesaving COVID measures, or rescuing Australians stuck overseas amid a once per century shock, there is something missing in this bloke. ...
David Llewellyn-Smith / MacroBusiness   |   Thu, 17 Sep 2020 23:00:01

Covid Puts the 'I' in the High Holy Days

Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur aren't the same without communal prayer.
WSJ   |   Thu, 17 Sep 2020 23:00:00

COVID-19: Spit test now available for B.C. school children

B.C. set a daily COVID-19 record with 165 new cases.
Scott Brown / Vancouver Sun   |   Thu, 17 Sep 2020 22:59:56

Bill Barr compares coronavirus lockdown to slavery

Attorney General William Barr compared a coronavirus lockdown to slavery during remarks to a conservative college. CNN's Jessica Schneider reports.
CNN   |   Thu, 17 Sep 2020 22:58:29

Playing 'Would You Rather' in the Covid Age

Risk infection, or forgo seeing our grandchildren?
WSJ   |   Thu, 17 Sep 2020 22:58:00

C.D.C. Coronavirus Testing Guidance Was Posted Against Scientists' Objections

A controversial guideline saying people without Covid-19 symptoms didn't need to get tested for the virus came from H.H.S. officials and skipped the C.D.C.'s scientific review process.
Apoorva Mandavilli / NY Times   |   Thu, 17 Sep 2020 22:56:22

Congress Still Doesn't Have a Deal on Stopgap Spending Bill

Yuval RosenbergSeptember 17, 2020Congress has just two major items on its agenda before the November elections: That stalled coronavirus relief...
mrainey / Fiscal Times   |   Thu, 17 Sep 2020 22:49:51

Three new pop-up testing sites to open in Ottawa 'as of tomorrow'

Ottawa will have three new pop-up testing centres "as of tomorrow" with locations still being finalized, MPP Lisa MacLeod announced on Twitter Thursday as demand is surging with lineups at the city's COVID-19 assessment centres. MacLeod was at the Queensway-Carleton Hospital Thursday morning to announce $10 million in infrastructure funding ...
Aedan Helmer / Ottawa Citizen   |   Thu, 17 Sep 2020 22:48:51

Rescuing abandoned bikes could help address Metro Vancouver bicycle shortage

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the demand for new and used bicycles has resulted in a shortage of bikes in the $800-$1,200 range throughout Metro
Kevin Griffin / Vancouver Sun   |   Thu, 17 Sep 2020 22:48:42

French Open cuts number of fans to 5,000 because of rising coronavirus cases

The number of fans allowed to attend each day of the French Open is cut to 5,000 because of the country's worsening coronavirus situation.
BBC   |   Thu, 17 Sep 2020 22:46:58

Trump Admin Spending Millions on PR to 'Inspire Hope' on Covid: CDC Director

Yuval RosenbergSeptember 17, 2020CDC Director Robert Redfield's testimony before a Senate panel on Wednesday made headlines for his comments that...
yrosenberg / Fiscal Times   |   Thu, 17 Sep 2020 22:44:23

September 17 COVID-19 Test Results

The US is now mostly reporting over 700,000 tests per day. Based on the experience of other countries, the percent positive needs to be well under 5% to really push down new infections, so the US still needs to increase the number of tests per day significantly (or take actions ...
Calculated Risk / Calculated Risk   |   Thu, 17 Sep 2020 22:44:00

Daily Briefing - September 17, 2020

Daily Briefing - September 17, 2020 Tyler Durden Thu, 09/17/2020 - 18:40 Senior editor, Ash Bennington, joins managing editor, Ed Harrison, to discuss the latest in markets, macro, and coronavirus. They discuss how the results of the upcoming earnings season will provide a gauge on the health of the economy ...
Tyler Durden / Zero Hedge   |   Thu, 17 Sep 2020 22:40:00

Pelosi Doubles Down on Demand for $2.2 Trillion in Coronavirus Relief

Yuval RosenbergSeptember 17, 2020House Speaker Nancy Pelosi indicated Thursday that Democrats will keep pressing for a coronavirus relief package...
yrosenberg / Fiscal Times   |   Thu, 17 Sep 2020 22:39:25

Peru's president faces impeachment as nation struggles with coronavirus

Lawmakers moved to censure Vizcarra after recordings emerged last week in which he coordinated his government's response to an influence-peddling scandal.
Sydney Morning Herald   |   Thu, 17 Sep 2020 22:38:45

Positive results for 90-minute Covid-19 test

DnaNudge procedure compares well with others but has not been validated for use in community
FT   |   Thu, 17 Sep 2020 22:30:41

Pandemic giving some workers time and reasons to learn IT online

Remote work has allowed people to use time previously spent commuting on learning new skills.
Japan Times   |   Thu, 17 Sep 2020 22:30:03

Trump to Announce Another $14 Billion in Aid to Farmers: Live Updates

The latest economic and business news during the coronavirus pandemic.
The New York Times / NY Times   |   Thu, 17 Sep 2020 22:28:18

Former Pence aide will vote for Biden because of Trump's 'flat out disregard for human life' during pandemic (VIDEO)

A senior adviser on the White House coronavirus task force who left the White House in August says she plans to vote for Vice President Joe Biden in November due to President Donald Trump's "flat out disregard for human life" during the pandemic. And, in a new ad for Republican ...
JOE GANDELMAN, Editor-In-Chief / Moderate Voice   |   Thu, 17 Sep 2020 22:25:47

CDC Didn't Write Testing Guidance Published on Website

"A heavily criticized recommendation from the CDC last month about who should be tested for the coronavirus was not written by CDC scientists and was posted to the agency's website [...]
Taegan Goddard / Taegan Goddard   |   Thu, 17 Sep 2020 22:23:35

B.C. gov't rents buildings as criminal jury trials resume in wake of COVID-19

B.C. gov't has started renting buildings for criminal jury trials resuming in some communities due to physical-distancing needs.
Keith Fraser / Vancouver Sun   |   Thu, 17 Sep 2020 22:22:17

The Papers: Hospitals plan for second spike, and more testing

A mix of stories on the coronavirus lead Friday's front pages.
BBC   |   Thu, 17 Sep 2020 22:18:52

Report: Much needs doing to shield nursing homes from virus

The Trump administration is claiming "resounding vindication" from an independent commission's report on the coronavirus crisis in nursing homes
Associated Press / Boston Globe   |   Thu, 17 Sep 2020 22:18:46

Northeastern lets suspension of 11 first-year students stand, but credits tuition

The 11 Northeastern University students who were dismissed earlier this month for violating the school's coronavirus rules will be credited $27,760, most of their fall semester cost, partially reversing a controversial decision. The students were notified by letter Thursday that their semester-long dismissals will stand. But the students no longer ...
The Boston Globe / Boston Globe   |   Thu, 17 Sep 2020 22:15:30

'A wild power grab': How WA's new planning laws could steer power away from communities

The fate of a controversial Nedlands development is now in the hands of an opaque planning unit created at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Marta Pascual Juanola / Sydney Morning Herald   |   Thu, 17 Sep 2020 22:12:44