Masks reused and bodies mount as Peru strains under coronavirus

LIMA (Reuters) – Peru’s hospitals are straining to deal with a rapid rise in the number of COVID-19 infections, with bodies being kept in hallways, masks being repeatedly reused, and protests breaking out amongst medical workers concerned over their safety.

Global CEOs see U-shaped recession due to coronavirus: survey

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Global business leaders are preparing for a drawn-out U-shaped recession due to the impact of coronavirus and many fear their companies won’t survive the pandemic, a survey of thousands of chief executives showed on Wednesday. The pandemic

Guatemala health officials fired, investigated for corruption

Several officials are accused of conspiring to defraud state funds during the coronavirus pandemic. Two deputy health ministers in Guatemala were fired this week amid revelations of an alleged corruption ring inside the ministry. Rodolfo Galdamez, the technical deputy minister

Fire that started in Rocky View County spreads to Calgary

A grass fire that started in Rocky View County on Tuesday afternoon spread south into Calgary city limits, with crews from both places responding. The Calgary Fire Department said three of its trucks responded to the 16500 block of Panorama

Stranded elk rescued after dropping 30-feet into old mine shaft

Two hikers in Mineral County discovered an elk stranded at the bottom of a 30-foot mine-shaft, and state wildlife staff and sheriff’s deputies rescued the fallen beast. The odd discovery and rescue, in the upper Grande Valley near Creede, happened

Georgia tests boundaries of life post-pandemic with 'risky' reopening

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A handful of mostly southern U.S. states will begin loosening economic restrictions this week in the midst of a still virulent pandemic, providing a live-fire test of whether America’s communities can start to reopen without triggering a

United Airlines announces stock offering, shares slip

(Reuters) – United Airlines Holdings Inc (UAL.O) on Tuesday announced a stock offering of 39.25 million shares, sending its shares down 3% in extended trading. The company intends to use the proceeds from the offering towards general corporate purposes, it