AirAsia in trading halt after auditor notes 'going concern' doubts

(Reuters) – Shares in Malaysia’s AirAsia Group Bhd (AIRA.KL) were halted on Wednesday after its auditor said there were material uncertainties that cast doubt on the budget carrier’s ability to continue as a going concern. In an unqualified audit opinion on the airline’s earnings results for 2019 issued late on Tuesday, Ernst & Young PLT […]

WHO sees 'potentially positive data' in treating coronavirus

GENEVA (Reuters) – The World Health Organization said on Tuesday that some treatments appear to be limiting the severity or length of the COVID-19 disease and that it was focusing on learning more about four or five of the most promising ones. The Geneva-based WHO is leading a global initiative to develop safe and effective […]

Spain, Austria ease lockdowns but WHO warns coronavirus 'has not peaked'

MADRID/LONDON (Reuters) – Spain and Austria allowed partial returns to work on Tuesday but Britain, France and India extended coronavirus lockdowns to try to rein in the most serious pandemic in a century which the World Health Organization said had “certainly” not peaked. Nearly 2 million people globally have been infected and more than 119,200 […]

A Brazilian woman caught coronavirus on vacation. Her maid is now dead

MIGUEL PEREIRA, Brazil (Reuters) – Last Monday, housekeeper Cleonice Gonçalves suddenly fell ill while working at an apartment in Leblon, an exclusive neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro tucked between the mountains and the city’s famous beachfront. Her family called a taxi for the 63-year-old when they learned of her condition. It took Gonçalves two hours […]