At a glance: Latest global developments in virus battle
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At a glance: Latest global developments in virus battle

More than 406,000 deaths The pandemic has killed at least 406,466 people worldwide since it surfaced in China late last year, according to an AFP tally at around midday today, based on official sources. More than seven million cases have been registered in 196 countries and territories. The United States is the worst-hit country with…

Evian Championship cancelled over safety concerns
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Evian Championship cancelled over safety concerns

Updated / Tuesday, 9 Jun 2020 15:19 The tournament was scheduled to take place between 6-9 August at the Evian Resort Golf Club in France The 2020 Evian Championship – the Ladies’ Professional Golf Association’s first major championship of the season – has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.  The tournament was scheduled to…

Masks compulsory in Spain until virus is eradicated
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Masks compulsory in Spain until virus is eradicated

Studies show that people with Covid-19 are most infectious when they first show symptoms, according to a scientist with the World Health Organization. Maria van Kerkhove, an epidemiologist, is the WHO’s technical lead on the pandemic. In a briefing today, she said that a sub-set of people do not develop symptoms, but can still infect…

Josep Borrell: EU does not want ‘Cold War’ with China
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Josep Borrell: EU does not want ‘Cold War’ with China

The EU’s chief diplomat says he has assured China’s foreign minister that the bloc does not want a “cold war”, as it accused Beijing of waging a coronavirus disinformation campaign. Brussels says China and Russia have sought to undermine European democracy and burnish their own reputations during the pandemic with “targeted influence operations and disinformation campaigns”. The…

Ancelotti and Everton stars accept wage deferrals
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Ancelotti and Everton stars accept wage deferrals

Updated / Tuesday, 9 Jun 2020 21:58 Carlo Ancelotti and a number of his first team squad have accepted wage deferrals Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti and a number of the first-team squad have joined senior club officials in accepting wage deferrals during the coronavirus shutdown, chief executive Denise Barrett-Baxendale has announced. In an email being…

Drive-in cinema to open in Dublin this week
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Drive-in cinema to open in Dublin this week

With Irish cinemas closed until July 20th as coronavirus restrictions slowly ease, movie fans will have a chance to enjoy some classic films on the big screen with the opening of a drive-in cinema at the RDS in Dublin this Friday.  It will screen three films a day, with Shrek, La La Land, The Lost…

UK energy firm Centrica axes 5,000 jobs on virus impact
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UK energy firm Centrica axes 5,000 jobs on virus impact

Updated / Thursday, 11 Jun 2020 09:44 Centrica is set to cut almost one fifth of its workforce UK energy provider Centrica said today it will axe 5,000 jobs, or almost one fifth of its workforce, as it responds to both the coronavirus pandemic fallout and intense competition.  The owner of British Gas said that…

Lufthansa says 22,000 jobs to go due to Covid-19
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Lufthansa says 22,000 jobs to go due to Covid-19

Updated / Thursday, 11 Jun 2020 11:55 Lufthansa said it would operate about 100 fewer aircraft after the Covid-19 crisis Lufthansa admitted today the positions of up to 26,000 employees are surplus to requirements, suggesting many more jobs will be cut at the German carrier than a figure of more than 10,000 flagged a few…

Heathrow starts voluntary redundancy scheme
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Heathrow starts voluntary redundancy scheme

Updated / Thursday, 11 Jun 2020 08:30 Heathrow Airport said that passenger numbers in May were down 97% Britain’s Heathrow Airport, which before the coronavirus pandemic was the busiest in Europe, said it had started a voluntary redundancy scheme after passenger numbers fell to an all-time low and it could not rule out further job…

Premier League clubs set to lose £1billion due to Covid
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Premier League clubs set to lose £1billion due to Covid

Premier League clubs are set for a loss of £1billion in revenue in their 2019-20 accounts due to the coronavirus pandemic, financial services firm Deloitte has predicted. Deloitte says the top-flight sides will face a permanent loss of £500million made up of rebates to broadcasters and the loss of matchday revenue from the suspension of…