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Lufthansa posts 2.1 billion euro loss after ‘drastic decline’ in air travel in the first quarter

Lufthansa reported a substantial loss for the first quarter and said restructuring was necessary as its results were “significantly impacted” by the Covid-19 pandemic. The German airline reported a net loss of 2.1 billion euros for the first three months of the year on Wednesday. This compared to a loss …

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Zimbabwe tightens coronavirus lockdown in capital Harare

Zimbabwean troops and police on Tuesday tightened the coronavirus lockdown in the capital Harare, blocking many cars and buses from entering the central business district as cases of infections increased. But the main opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) said President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government was trying to suppress protests over …

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Uasin Gishu: Safaricom Foundation donates sanitizers, masks, gloves, lab coats to healthcare workers

Safaricom Foundation has donated Personal Protective Equipment worth KSh1 million as part of efforts to support the COVID-19 outbreak response in Uasin Gishu County. The donation was in partnership with SPEAK, a local NGO. The PPEs which include laboratory coats, hand sanitizers, eye protectors, medical masks and gloves will be …

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Trump says he is taking hydroxychloroquine despite FDA warning

US President Donald Trump, in a surprise announcement, said on Monday he is taking hydroxychloroquine as a preventive medicine against the coronavirus despite medical warnings about the use of the malaria drug. Trump volunteered the disclosure during a question-and-answer session with reporters at the White House as he met restaurant …

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Exclusive: U.S. Justice Dept. subpoenas Wall Street banks for small business loans info – sources

The U.S. Justice Department has sent grand jury subpoenas to big banks seeking records as part of a broader investigation into potential abuse of a $660 billion emergency loan program to help small businesses hurt by the novel coronavirus, two people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters. The previously …

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