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Dow futures drop 400 points as Wall Street set to extend last week’s sharp losses

Dow futures drop 400 points as Wall Street set to extend last week’s sharp losses

Finance
The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) stands in lower Manhattan on the first day that traders are allowed back onto the historic floor of the exchange on May 26, 2020 in New York City.Spencer Platt | Getty ImagesStock futures fell in overnight trading on Sunday, pointing to more losses ahead, as investors grapple with signs of a second wave of coronavirus cases amid the reopening economy.Futures on the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped about 430 points. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100 futures were also down 1.9% and 1.6%, respectively.The overnight action in futures markets followed a big pullback last week triggered by rising fears of a resurgence in the virus as well as investors' profit-taking after the massive comeback. The Dow and S&P 500 lost 5.5% and 4.7% last week, res...
The Latest: Italy to allow amateur contact sports in 2 weeks

The Latest: Italy to allow amateur contact sports in 2 weeks

Health
ROME — Sports lovers in Italy can soon play amateur contact games as the country where Europe’s devastating COVID-19 outbreak began continues to gradually lift more lockdown restrictions. Premier Giuseppe Conte announced Thursday night that he has signed a decree allowing amateur contact sports to resume June 25, assuming authorities in Italy’s regions confirm that the rate of coronavirus contagion in their area continues to decline. But those who like to dance will have to wait some more to practice that pastime. Conte says that for now discos and ballrooms are staying closed. Italy is also limiting arrivals for tourism to those coming from most of Europe, with permission to enter Italy from Asia or North or South America limited to brief stays for work or other essential reasons. ——
16% of recovered patients test positive for COVID-19 weeks after discharge: study

16% of recovered patients test positive for COVID-19 weeks after discharge: study

Health
May 22 (UPI) -- Up to one in six people declared recovered from COVID-19 and discharged from the hospital still test positive for the virus up to three weeks later, meaning they still could be contagious, according to a study published Friday by JAMA Network Open. The findings reinforce that researchers still are learning about the new coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, including how it affects those infected and how it's spread, said Dr. M. Anthony Moody, an associate professor of pediatrics and immunology at Duke University School of Medicine. "I think we need to take this study, and every other study [on COVID-19] with an appropriate degree of attention and skepticism ... because scientists are supposed to be skeptical -- that's how we continue to discover new things," said Moody, who was not p...
Kate Garraway thanks NHS for keeping husband alive after weeks in hospital

Kate Garraway thanks NHS for keeping husband alive after weeks in hospital

Entertainment
Kate Garraway has thanked the NHS staff who are working to aid her husband's recovery from coronavirus after spending her first birthday without him in 16 years.The TV presenter's husband Derek Draper, a former lobbyist and political adviser, has been in hospital for more than a month with COVID-19, including treatment in intensive care. Doctors and nurses are keeping him "still with us" and "battling every day to inch him towards recovery", Garraway said in a message shared on social media.After turning 53 on Monday, the Good Morning Britain (GMB) host posted a picture of her husband taken while he was editor of a student newspaper on Instagram."So yesterday was always going to be a tough one, first birthday in 16 years without Derek, so for the kids and I, his absence was very present," ...

Sports news LIVE: LaLiga aiming for June restart, Premier League to be finished in seven weeks, Kalou suspended by Hertha Berlin for breaking lockdown rules

Sports
[unable to retrieve full-text content]We will bring you all the latest sports news, views and updates on how the coronavirus pandemic continues to affect the sporting calendar. Headlines today: Premier League season ‘to be completed in seven-week window’ with plan to start on June 12 LaLiga gearing up for June restart as clubs return to training this week amid […] talkSPORT