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Covid-19: Rush to disinfect offices worries health experts

Bloomberg Businesses across the US have begun intensive Covid-19 disinfection regimens, exposing returning workers and consumers to some chemicals that are largely untested for human health, a development that’s alarming health and environmental safety experts. The rush to disinfect is well-intentioned. Executives want to protect employees while abiding by US ...

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Hong Kong’s rich preparing for likely worst-case scenario

Bloomberg One Hong Kong businessman moved $10 million to Singapore and plans to transfer more. Another is eyeing London property, worried that prices in Hong Kong are too high. Well-to-do families across the city are opening offshore bank accounts and applying for alternative passports. While it doesn’t add up to ...

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India’s Dharavi offers model for nations to contain virus

Bloomberg India’s Dharavi, the continent’s most crowded slum, has gone from coronavirus hotspot to potential success story, offering a model for developing nations struggling to contain the pandemic. Authorities have knocked on 47,500 doors since April to measure temperatures and oxygen levels, screened almost 700,000 people in the slum cluster ...

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EU leaders urge Italy to use recovery plan for reforms

Bloomberg European Central Bank (ECB) President Christine Lagarde and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen are among leaders urging Italy to take advantage of the region’s proposed 750 billion-euro ($844 billion) recovery plan to speed up structural reforms. The so-called Next Generation EU plan is a “unique opportunity for ...

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Sunak tells Britons to go shopping, says 2-metre rule is being reviewed

Bloomberg Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak backed calls to ease the UK’s 2-meter social distancing rule to help the stalled economy get back to work, as he urged Britons to go shopping again. The government is conducting a “comprehensive review” of the regulation that requires people to remain 2 ...

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