Republican convention to go ahead in August: Trump Apr 06, 2020 0 332 12345 WASHINGTON: Republicans will hold their presidential nominating convention in August in Charlotte, North Carolina, US President Donald Trump said on Saturday evening, despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic that has shut down large gatherings across the country.“We have no contingency plan. We’re having the convention at the end of August and we think by the end of August we’ll be in good shape,” Trump said during a press conference at the White House. “It’s going to be in North Carolina, as you know, in Charlotte. And I think we’re going to have a great convention.” (DPA) RELATED ARTICLES Pope livestreams Palm Sunday mass due to virus ‘tragedy’ Apr 06, 2020 0 154 Britain warns of tougher social distancing measures Apr 06, 2020 0 1021 Spanish premier in plea for ‘coronabonds’ crisis funding Apr 06, 2020 0 146 Man spits at woman in German supermarket in row over distancing RIEDRICHSHAFEN: Police in the southern German city of Friedrichshafen are looking for a man who spat at a woman in a supermarket during a row about keeping a safe distance during the novel coronavirus pandemic. The two .. Coronavirus hospital blaze near Moscow kills construction worker MOSCOW: A fire at a construction site for a coronavirus treatment hospital near Moscow has killed one worker, state news agency Tass reported on Sunday, citing civil protection officials. The fire broke out at a .. Pentagon chief defends firing of navy captain who voiced virus concern AFP WASHINGTON US Defence Secretary Mark Esper on Sunday defended the firing of a naval commander whose plea for help for a coronavirus-affected crew angered his superiors but drew widespread public support. Esper told .. Democratic convention may be ‘virtual’: Biden WASHINGTON: White House hopeful Joe Biden said on Sunday he would wear a mask in public amid the coronavirus pandemic and that the Democratic Party’s presidential nominating convention might need to be “virtual” to .. Italy records lowest virus death toll in over two weeks AFP Rome ITALY on Sunday recorded its lowest daily death toll from the novel coronavirus in over two weeks and saw the number of critical care patients decline for the second day. The 525 official COVID-19 fatalities ..