South Korea reports 91 new coronavirus cases, total 9,332: KCDC

Nicaragua reports first death from coronavirus

MANAGUA (Reuters) – Nicaragua has registered the Central American country’s first death from coronavirus, an HIV-positive person with multiple health conditions, the health ministry on Thursday

The country has registered one other instance of the virus.

Turkish central bank revises maximum monthly credit card rates for banks

ANKARA, March 28 (Reuters) – Turkey’s central bank said on Saturday it had revised the maximum interest rate credit card lenders could charge each month to 1.25% for Turkish lira and 1% for foreign exchange transactions.

The interest rate where payments are overdue will be a maximum 1.55% for lira charges and 1.30% for transactions in foreign currencies. The revisions will come into effect on April 1, the bank said on Twitter. (Reporting by Birsen Altayli; Writing by Tuvan Gumrukcu; Editing by Mark Potter)

Canada to Stop Symptomatic People From Boarding Domestic Flights

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced new restrictions on movement Saturday in an effort to fight the spread of coronavirus.

People who show symptoms of Covid-19 will no longer be allowed to board domestic flights or passenger trains starting Monday, he said in a news conference. Social distancing measures that were implemented to fight to world-wide pandemic are starting to work, he said, citing the slowing spread in British Columbia.

Canada has recorded 4,757 cases of Covid-19 as of Saturday morning and 55 deaths from the disease, governmentdata show.

Trump Says He’s Considering New York, New Jersey Quarantine

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President Donald Trump said he’s considering an enforced quarantine for parts of New York and New Jersey to curb the U.S. coronavirus outbreak.

Trump told reporters he had spoken with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and Florida Governor Ron Desantis Saturday morning before departing the White House to send off a Navy hospital ship bound for New York City from Norfolk, Virginia.

The president said he’d rather not impose a quarantine on the region, but that the country may need it.

The quarantine would be for “two weeks on New York, probably New Jersey, certain parts of Connecticut,” he said. It would “restrict travel, because they’re having problems down in Florida, a lot of New Yorkers going down, we don’t want that.”

Asked about his ambition to urge many Americans to return to work by the U.S. Easter Sunday holiday on April 12, Trump said “we’ll see what happens.”

Coronavirus: Royal children join nation in Clap for Carers to thank NHS staff

Royal children George, Charlotte and Louis joined the nation in saluting NHS workers battling the coronavirus pandemic.

In a gesture of thanks to frontline staff, everyone across the UK was asked to join a mass round of applause from their doorsteps, windows and balconies at 8pm.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, William and Kate, posted a video of their three children clapping, while Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Chancellor Rishi Sunak also joined in from Downing Street.

Rosneft Exits All Venezuela Projects, Sells Assets

Rosneft has stopped activity in Venezuela and is selling assets related to its business in the South American country, the Russian oil producer said in statement on itswebsite.

  • Rosneft on March 28 signed an agreement with a company, owned by the Russian government, to sell its stakes in joint ventures in Venezuela including Petromonagas, Petroperija, Boqueron, Petromiranda and Petrovictoria; deal also included oil services and oil trading operations

Ontario Premier to Price Gougers: ‘We Will Shut You Down’

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Ontario will impose fines of as much as C$10 million ($7.2 million) on individuals and corporations that buy essential goods and resell them at 5 to 10 times the regular price, Premier Doug Ford said in a press conference.

“We will shut you down,” Ford said.

Individuals will face fines of as much as C$100,000 and a year in jail, while corporations could be fined up to $10 million, he said. The premier also said the maximum size of gatherings could be reduced to five from 50 as early as Saturday night. Ontario has 933 Covid-19 cases, second only to Quebec, government data show.

Two Vancouver community centres to be used as homeless shelters in COVID-19 crisis

The City of Vancouver has unveiled plans to help homeless residents amid the COVID-19 crisis.

Mayor Kennedy Stewart said on Thursday that two downtown community centres — Coal Harbour and Roundhouse (in Yaletown) — will be used to house the homeless on a referral basis.

South Korea reports 91 new coronavirus cases, total 9,332: KCDC

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea reported 91 new coronavirus cases on Friday, taking the national tally to 9,332, the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.