Brazil’s Bolsonaro tests positive for Covid-19

Image copyright Reuters Image caption President Bolsonaro has in the past said that he “won’t be struck down by a little flu” Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro has tested positive for coronavirus. He took the test, his fourth, on Monday after developing symptoms, including a high temperature. Mr Bolsonaro has repeatedly played down the risks posed … Read more

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman asks heads of 23 CPSEs to boost capex plans

As part of the government’s plan to accelerate economic growth, finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman urged central public sector enterprises (CPSEs) to boost their capital expenditure (capex) and achieve their targets, in a virtual meeting on Tuesday. Sitharaman said CPSEs played an important role in pushing the economy forward while reviewing their performance, adding that a … Read more

States rush to keep afloat businesses crushed by the pandemic

An employee takes the temperature of a building tenant outside the Empire State Building in midtown Manhattan, as the iconic tower prepares to open to more tenants and visitors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in New York City, New York, U.S., June 24, 2020. Mike Segar | Reuters Among the countless things … Read more

Major retailers drop Washington Redskins products

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The Washington Redskins team is under increasing pressure to change its name Major US retailers Walmart and Target have dropped American football team Washington Redskins’ merchandise from their websites. Last week, the Washington DC-based team said it would be reviewing its name following demands from sponsors. It has faced years … Read more

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro tests positive for coronavirus

“Everyone knew that it would reach a considerable part of the population sooner or later. It was positive for me,” Bolsonaro said, referring to the Covid-19 test he took Monday. Earlier on Tuesday Bolsonaro’s press office told CNN affiliate CNN Brasil that the President was being treated with hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin as he awaited the … Read more

WHO ‘monitoring bubonic plague but not high risk’

Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption The bubonic plague was once the world’s most feared disease, but can now be easily treated The World Health Organization (WHO) says it is “carefully monitoring” a case of bubonic plague in China’s northern Inner Mongolia region, but says that it is “not high risk”. A herdsman is … Read more