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USA health official recommends National Basketball Association play without crowds due to coronavirus risk

Jody Hice (R-GA) asked if the coronavirus outbreak would have been better or worse without Trump's travel bans. How much worse it will get will depend on our ability to do two things: to contain the i...

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UK lawmakers challenge government over 'high risk' Huawei

UK lawmakers challenge government over 'high risk' Huawei

Ltd.to have a role in building the country's 5G phone network, Reuters reports . Huawei is one of the world's biggest suppliers of telecommunications equipment and is a private company. An evidence...

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Coronavirus: whole of Italy goes into lock down

Coronavirus: whole of Italy goes into lock down

The revised figures take the country's death toll from the outbreak to 19. The new measures are to combat and contain the increasing number of confirmed cases of coronavirus across the nation. Big...

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Coronavirus toll mounts at Seattle-area nursing home

Coronavirus toll mounts at Seattle-area nursing home

Two other nursing homes in the greater Seattle area have reported that at least two residents and one staff member have the virus. Tests by USA government scientists and other experts found that the...

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Monkeys fight for food in Thailand after coronavirus slows tourism

Monkeys fight for food in Thailand after coronavirus slows tourism

With their tourism industry representing 18 percent of Thailand's entire GDP, the country's tourism minister recently warned that a crisis similar to the SARS outbreak in 2003 could cost the country...

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Italy's virus death toll tops 1,000

Italy's virus death toll tops 1,000

Waiters pile up chairs and prepare to close, according to the Italian government measures to slow down the diffusion of the new Coronavirus, at an hour when normally they warm up for the maximum afflu...

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World Health Organization declares Coronavirus outbreak a 'pandemic'

World Health Organization declares Coronavirus outbreak a 'pandemic'

The CDC just recently revealed that the number of deaths will continue to increase not just because of new deaths, but because it continues to find confirmed infections posthumously, meaning that ...

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Brazilian Official Pictured Next To Trump Last Weekend Has Coronavirus

The day after announcing curbs on travel to the United States by European Union residents, Trump brushed off concerns about his possible exposure to the virus, which has sickened more than 126,000 p...

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Seattle shuts down schools for 53,000 students

In an announcement on the district's website , Marion Center School District announced that they will have an in-service day on March 16 to allow teachers to prepare home-study packets in the event t...

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Schengen Area crisis: European Union states close borders as coronavirus outbreak grips bloc

Schengen Area crisis: European Union states close borders as coronavirus outbreak grips bloc

Trump has called the disease a "foreign virus" and claimed that United States clusters were "seeded" by European travelers. Pence appeared on the "TODAY" show where co-anchor Savannah Guthrie asked ...

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What Happens to Your Body when you Get the Coronavirus?

What Happens to Your Body when you Get the Coronavirus?

For More of This and Other Stories, Grab Your Copy of the Standard Newspaper . Answering a question from Xinhua during Wednesday's conference, Michael Ryan, executive director of the WHO's health...

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US CDC reports 291 new coronavirus case, 4 more deaths

US CDC reports 291 new coronavirus case, 4 more deaths

More than half of those who are in intensive care in Italy are located in hard-hit Lombardy province, which yesterday reported 605 ICU patients in a region with only 610 ICU beds. There were 1,311...

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Trudeau self-isolating pending wife's COVID-19 test results

Trudeau self-isolating pending wife's COVID-19 test results

Mrs Gregoire-Trudeau started to reveal moderate flu-like sign consisting of a reduced high temperature on late on Wednesday evening after returning fromLondon Her signs and symptoms have actually give...

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Tokyo Summer Olympics Fast Facts

Tokyo Summer Olympics Fast Facts

Takahashi said that the organising committee would probably discuss postponement at its next meeting later this month, TBS reported . "But I think cancellation is unthinkable", Yuriko Koike told repo...

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British minister, Dorries tests positive to new coronavirus

British minister, Dorries tests positive to new coronavirus

Ms. Dorries also said that Public Health England had begun the process of a detailed contact tracing . 'She has done the right thing by self isolating at home, and both NHS and PHE staff have b...

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Boris Johnson Announces Schools Will Not Yet Close Amid Coronavirus Spread

Boris Johnson Announces Schools Will Not Yet Close Amid Coronavirus Spread

The suggestion was made there could be as many as 10,000 cases across the UK. But Patrick Vallance, the government's chief scientific adviser, said the number of infected could rise to 10,000. "But we...

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Chelsea Manning case: Judge orders release from prison

Chelsea Manning case: Judge orders release from prison

Alexandria, Va., Sheriff Dana Lawhorne confirmed that "an incident" took place at the adult detention center in Northern Virginia just after noon on Wednesday. "It was handled appropriately by our p...

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Trump met Brazilian official with coronavirus, but says 'not concerned'

The government also communicated with USA authorities so they can take cautionary measures, the Brazilian statement said. Florida GOP Senator Rick Scott is self-quarantining after he had contact w...

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British PM Boris Johnson faces lawmaker revolt over Huawei 5G role

British PM Boris Johnson faces lawmaker revolt over Huawei 5G role

The government, which has an 80 seat majority, won by 24. Rebel Conservative Party members pushed for a vote for an amendment to the Telecommunications Infrastructure Bill, calling for an end to Hua...

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U.S. voters in 6 states casting ballots

U.S. voters in 6 states casting ballots

Sanders won a majority of white voters in MI in 2016 but did much poorer with black voters; this year has again exposed the Vermont senator's weak connection with the African-American electorate. Sand...

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India temporarily suspends visas for citizens of Germany, France, Spain

India temporarily suspends visas for citizens of Germany, France, Spain

Italy, for instance is under complete lockdown. No cases have so far been confirmed in Myanmar. The ministry further said that the government of India is undertaking measures to ensure safety and secu...

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Saudi Aramco withdraws itself from 'human sanitiser' images

Saudi Aramco withdraws itself from 'human sanitiser' images

Others claimed it was " racist ", with another Twitter user declaring the worker "must be compensated for this humiliating act". 'The company immediately stopped this act and took drastic measures...

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Al Megrahi appeal due

Al Megrahi appeal due

SCCRC chief executive Gerard Sinclair said its 419-page decision had been sent to the High Court of Justiciary in Edinburgh, and Megrahi's family and legal team had been informed. July 2015 - Scottis...

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Iran fully prepared to contain coronavirus outbreak

Iran fully prepared to contain coronavirus outbreak

Jahanpour said the number of infections was still on the rise and that Iran would not be "celebrating the end of coronavirus " during the country's new year holidays, which start on March 20. On Sa...

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Congress acts to limit Trump on military action in Iran

Congress acts to limit Trump on military action in Iran

The president has promised to veto the war powers resolution, warning that if his "hands were tied, Iran would have a field day". The resolution passed Wednesday, which was introduced in the Sen...

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Italy begins nationwide lockdown

Italy begins nationwide lockdown

He said they would have to be extended to the whole country from Tuesday. Calling it Italy's "darkest hour", Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte , prompted by those figures, announced the nationwide ...

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Washington governor says 64,000 virus cases possible

Jay Inslee announced strict visitation rules, following the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare's guidance, for long-term care facilities as cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in almost a dozen nursing ho...

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Woman tackled on plane after coughing on flight attendant

Woman tackled on plane after coughing on flight attendant

Cabin crew in face masks pile on top of the woman, pushing her down in to her seat as anxious passengers flee from their seats. Shocked flyers said she became irritated after sitting still for sever...

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Pope to make appearances online amid worldwide coronavirus concerns

Pope to make appearances online amid worldwide coronavirus concerns

But he still appeared at his window facing Saint Peter's Square after recording his message and waved for a few moments to the crowd. The Holy See said the measures will remain in place until Apri...

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Six dead in Italy as prisoners riot over coronavirus emergency lockdowns

Six dead in Italy as prisoners riot over coronavirus emergency lockdowns

Three prisoners died there, and one other 4 in prisons the place they have been moved after the violence began, a prison administration official on the justice ministry, mentioned. The first prison r...

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SCOTUS Gives Trump Admin Greenlight on Remain in Mexico Policy

SCOTUS Gives Trump Admin Greenlight on Remain in Mexico Policy

The appeals court ruling, which would have applied to new applicants in California and Arizona, was set to take effect Thursday. The SCOTUS ruling will remain in effect while the administration appe...

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Council on Foreign Relations cancel coronavirus conference because of coronavirus

Council on Foreign Relations cancel coronavirus conference because of coronavirus

Events in metro NY are coming under close scrutiny due to an increase in cases in the city and, in particular, an outbreak in the suburb of New Rochelle. It's among the highest in the U.S. These add t...

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S. Korea reports 131 new virus cases, total now at 7513

S. Korea reports 131 new virus cases, total now at 7513

Seoul's Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and USFK are conducting investigations into whether the ninth US military patient had close contact with other people, Yonhap reported. The global de...

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At Least 2 U.S. Troops Killed in Iraq Attack

At Least 2 U.S. Troops Killed in Iraq Attack

The officials told ABC News that, in addition to the three killed, at least 10 others were injured in the attack, though their nationalities were not immediately known. Qassem Soleimani, and Abu Mah...

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Up To 70% Of Germany Could Become Infected With Coronavirus - Merkel

Up To 70% Of Germany Could Become Infected With Coronavirus - Merkel

Still, the number is relatively low when compared to Italy - Europe's coronavirus hotbed - where over 600 people have died.While speaking of preventive measures, Merkel promised that her coalition -...

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