January 27, 2020

Review Category : People

Confusion and lost time: how testing woes slowed China's coronavirus response

Confusion and lost time: how testing woes slowed China's coronavirus responseYang Zhongyi was still waiting on Monday for a coronavirus test in the Chinese city of Wuhan two weeks after she started to show signs of a fever, even though doctors privately told her family that she almost certainly has been infected, her son Zhang Changchun told Reuters. Yang, 53, is just one of many Wuhan inhabitants finding it difficult to get tested or receive treatment for the new form of coronavirus, which authorities say has infected 2,800 people and killed at least 80 in China, a situation that may be contributing to the spread of the disease.


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UK faces choice on Huawei with global implications

UK faces choice on Huawei with global implicationsBritain faces a crucial choice on Tuesday over whether to allow China's Huawei Technologies to build its next-generation wireless networks. Britain's National Security Council is poised to decide whether to allow Huawei to build parts of its new high speed cellular network known as 5G, an infrastructure program the country sees as critical to its economic future.


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FBI receives 'zero cooperation' from Prince Andrew in Epstein probe: Law enforcement source

FBI receives 'zero cooperation' from Prince Andrew in Epstein probe: Law enforcement sourceThe FBI approached Britain's Prince Andrew for an interview in connection with its investigation into the activities and death of Jeffrey Epstein, a U.S. law enforcement source said on Monday. Manhattan-based U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman publicly confirmed the approach to Andrew at a meeting of a group which supports battered women, the source said. The FBI is investigating British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell, a longtime associate of Epstein, and others who facilitated Epstein's allegedly illegal behavior, law enforcement sources told Reuters in December.


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Prince Andrew called uncooperative in Jeffrey Epstein probe

Prince Andrew called uncooperative in Jeffrey Epstein probeA U.S. prosecutor overseeing the Jeffrey Epstein sex trafficking investigation said Monday that Britain's Prince Andrew has been uncooperative in the inquiry so far. Speaking at a news conference outside Epstein's New York mansion, U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman, the top federal prosecutor in Manhattan, said prosecutors and the FBI had contacted Prince Andrew's lawyers and asked to interview him. “To date, Prince Andrew has provided zero cooperation,” Berman said.


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