The US Senate has finally agreed a massive bipartisan $2trn (£1.7trn) stimulus package with the White House to boost the country’s economy in response to the deadly coronavirus outbreak, the bill providing tax rebates, four months expanded unemployment benefits and a slew of business tax-relief provisions.
Donald Trump is meanwhile under fire for suggesting on Tuesday that he hopes to have America open for business again by Easter, a deadline denounced by everyone from Democratic 2020 front-runner Joe Biden to state governors. Congresswoman Donna Shalala called his aim “dangerous and immoral”.
The freelance event producer was shocked when he had tested positive for coronavirus three days later, after arriving home in Los Angeles, USA.
The 41-year-old has spoken out about the virus, saying he’d go to bed each and not know if he’d wake up.
The poll ratings suggest that, despite some forecasts that the pandemic has already killed off his chances, Mr Trump can remain highly competitive in November’s presidential election.
The Republicans have agreed to add more congressional oversight to the disbursement of $500 billion in loans to business, with the Democrats also pleased by extra direct aid to hospitals.
Daniela Trezzi had been working on the intensive care ward at the San Gerardo hospital in Monza, around nine miles from Milan, but was in quarantine after showing coronavirus symptoms and testing positive for the disease.
The nursing group also revealed that ‘a similar episode had happened a week ago in Venice, with the same underlying reasons’.
In response to international outrage over Khashoggi’s killing, King Salman ordered a shake-up of Saudi Arabia’s security apparatus, in which Qahtani and Asiri were dismissed from their positions. Asiri was subsequently tried but released because of insufficient evidence and Qahtani was investigated but not charged. He reportedly remains active in state matters.
Khashoggi, himself a member of the Saudi elite, broke with the royal family and moved to the US in 2017, where he became a vocal critic of the country as a columnist for the Washington Post. He visited the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on 2 October 2018 to pick up paperwork for his forthcoming marriage to his Turkish fiancee, Hatice Cengiz, and was never seen again.