HEADLINES: • Nancy Pelosi endorses Joe Biden for president • New York trial tests heartburn medication against COVID-19 • Boris Johnson arrives back at Downing Street after COVID-19 recovery..
New York Daily: Republican Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton wants Chinese students banned from studying technology in the U.S. to prevent China from stealing the U.S. coronavirus vaccine research.
Reuters: HK scientists say new antiviral coating can protect surfaces for 90 days.
Researchers at a Hong Kong university say they have developed an antiviral coating which could provide 90 days of "significant" protection against bacteria and viruses such as the one causing COVID-19.
Washington Post: Nancy Pelosi endorses Joe Biden for president in video remarks calling him the ‘personification of hope and courage’.
Globalnews.ca: More than 200 Cuban doctors arrive in South Africa to help fight COVID-19.
MarketWatch: New York trial tests heartburn medication against COVID-19.
Reuters: Mexican oil platforms start reducing staff due to coronavirus.
The Independent: Angelina Jolie says it's 'impossible' to be a perfect parent during coronavirus lockdown.
VOA: Saudi Arabia eased curfews Sunday across the country but kept 24-hour lockdowns in place in the city of Mecca and neighborhoods previously put in isolation to curb the spread of the new coronavirus, state news agency SPA said.
Bloomberg: Oil glut swells off Asian trading hub on global storage scramble.
AFP news agency: China's ambassador to Australia warns that demands for an inquest into the spread of the #coronavirus could lead to a boycott of Aussie wine or trips Down Under.
Bloomberg: The U.S. will limit how much banks can lend under an emergency loan program designed to keep workers on payrolls during the pandemic, Reuters reports.
VOA: Some U.S. states are slowly reopening their economies after weeks of lockdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Globalnews.ca: New York state’s daily coronavirus death toll drops below 400 for 1st time in April.
news.com.au: Kim Jong-un is “alive and well” in a resort according to a government official trying to quash rumours the North Korean leader is gravely ill.
Daily Mail: Millions of children in Spain venture out for first time in 42 days.
Reuters: Italy's daily coronavirus death toll lowest since March 14, new cases fall.
Bloomberg: Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund plans to be “very active” through the pandemic and will target health and tech deals, the Financial Times reports.
CNN: All patients have been discharged from the USNS Comfort..
All patients have been discharged from the USNS Comfort, the hospital ship docked in New York Harbor. It has treated 182 patients.
Reuters: Italy picks U.S. firm Abbott Laboratories to supply coronavirus blood tests..
Italy has picked U.S. healthcare company Abbott Laboratories to supply 150,000 blood testing kits to screen for the new coronavirus as the country prepares to slowly lift a lockdown imposed in March.
Sky News: Boris Johnson arrives back at Downing Street after COVID-19 recovery..