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Premier Ford announces the shutdown of non-essential services

Premier Ford announces the shutdown of non-essential services

Later that same day, Ford had announced the closures of all publicly funded Ontario schools, which included both elementary and high schools. "No store. "If you can, please stay home, only leave i...

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Italy registers 59138 coronavirus cases, 5476 dead

Italy registers 59138 coronavirus cases, 5476 dead

South Korea on Monday reported the lowest number of new coronavirus cases in four weeks, recording 64 new patients of Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, taking the total to 8,961 with 111 deaths . Wit...

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'Little upset with China' over coronavirus, say Trump

'Little upset with China' over coronavirus, say Trump

However, China did not allow. CNN anchor John King was moved to profanity by President Donald Trump's sustained attack on NBC News' Peter Alexander at a coronavirus briefing, which King refe...

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Coronavirus live updates in NZ and around the world on 23 March

Coronavirus live updates in NZ and around the world on 23 March

Ardern asserted that the country was now at level 3 of their coronavirus alert scale, and would be moving the country to level 4 in 48 hours. New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said the...

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Parliament set to reconvene on Tuesday to pass COVID-19 measures

Parliament set to reconvene on Tuesday to pass COVID-19 measures

In Quebec, the second most populous province, Premier Francois Legault tightened existing restrictions to force the closure of all shopping malls. "We have to take immediate action to address the gl...

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Coronavirus cure: Trump thinks anti-malaria drug might treat Covid-19

Coronavirus cure: Trump thinks anti-malaria drug might treat Covid-19

Dr. Oreolowah Finnih, a senior assistant to the Lagos State governor on health issues, said hospitals across the state "have started receiving patients suffering from chloroquine poisoning". In a sm...

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New Zealand has 14 new cases of COVID-19

New Zealand has 14 new cases of COVID-19

Bloomfield said Saturday the possibility of community transmission in the two cases still under investigation couldn't be ruled out. He said that physical distancing is fundamental as collective res...

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Bulgarian PM expresses solidarity with Croatia after strong earthquakes hit Zagreb

Bulgarian PM expresses solidarity with Croatia after strong earthquakes hit Zagreb

Local media reported that a 15-year-old girl was fighting for her life after being crushed by a collapsed building. Witnesses reported severe damage to multiple buildings, including the iconic Cathe...

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Ottawa recalls parliament to vote on emergency coronavirus measures

Ottawa recalls parliament to vote on emergency coronavirus measures

It was such gatherings that prompted Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil to declare a provincial state of emergency Sunday with a new rule that people can not gather in groups of more than five. Health...

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FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE: Russian army to send coronavirus help to Italy

FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE: Russian army to send coronavirus help to Italy

Putin spoke to Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Saturday, the Kremlin said , adding that the Russian leader had offered his support and help in the form of mobile disinfection vehicles and sp...

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As Covid-19 spikes, ICMR to model best, worst case scenarios

As Covid-19 spikes, ICMR to model best, worst case scenarios

This figure includes the 23 patients who have recovered and the 4 who have died. Upon confirming positive cases, the labs also need to immediately contact authorities at the Integrated Disease Surveil...

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VP Pence Will Get Tested for Coronavirus After Staffer Infected

VP Pence Will Get Tested for Coronavirus After Staffer Infected

The government hopes to have the backlog of tests cleared by the middle of the week, Pence said during a briefing from the White House Coronavirus Task Force. fight against the outbreak. A staffer a...

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S. Korea discusses cooperation on pandemic with Beijing, Tokyo

S. Korea discusses cooperation on pandemic with Beijing, Tokyo

Also, the authorities are closely monitoring new confirmed cases coming from outside of the country as 11 new cases were reported. The total number of imported virus cases rose by 13 to 47. The number...

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Colombia inmates riot over virus fears; at least 23 dead

Colombia inmates riot over virus fears; at least 23 dead

Cabello denied that the hygienic conditions in the prisons raised the risk of contracting the novel coronavirus, and dismissed this as a concern for the inmates and the motive behind the riots. "There...

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Trump announces U.S.-Mexico border closure to stem spread of coronavirus

Trump announces U.S.-Mexico border closure to stem spread of coronavirus

A mutual ban on recreational and incidental travel in both directions, like vacations and cross-border shopping trips, went into effect across the country at midnight ET. Suspending entry of illegal...

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Iran leader refuses U.S. virus help, citing conspiracy theory

Iran leader refuses U.S. virus help, citing conspiracy theory

The ministry's Jahanpour said Tehran province had reported 249 new cases and the central province of Yazd, where 84 new patients had been counted, "could become a new focus of the disease in the com...

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New Zealand prepares to enter lockdown as coronavirus cases double

New Zealand prepares to enter lockdown as coronavirus cases double

Ms Ardern's announcement came as New Zealand confirmed a jump of 36 positive tests for the virus in the 24 hours since Sunday, including the first two cases of community transmission. Finance Minister...

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Harvey Weinstein tests positive for coronavirus while in jail

This story is developing . Weinstein had been transferred from Rikers Island Jail in New York City on Wednesday (Thursday NZT) for processing into the New York prison system. Prior to his transfe...

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Trump supports letting Congress vote remotely during coronavirus pandemic

Trump supports letting Congress vote remotely during coronavirus pandemic

President Trump's management of the outbreak came under new scrutiny as The Washington Post reported he ignored repeated warnings from U.S. intelligence agencies about rising threats to the nation...

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Riot in Colombia prison leaves 23 dead - government

Riot in Colombia prison leaves 23 dead - government

Ms Cabello said 32 prisoners and seven guards were in hospital. A riot by prisoners demanding additional government health measures against the spread of the coronavirus in Bogota , Colombia , t...

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Light rain and snow tonight for parts of the metro

Light rain and snow tonight for parts of the metro

The total amount of precipitation, including the melted snow, from our first storm will be anywhere from 3/4 of an inch to 1.5 inches of precipitation. If the amount of cars parked in front of many of...

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70% of USA athletes back postponement of Tokyo Games: paper

70% of USA athletes back postponement of Tokyo Games: paper

The IOC plans to reach a decision within four weeks. "We will now work with our partners at HPSNZ, National Sporting Organisations and our Athletes' Commission to listen to feedback and adjust our...

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Trump renews calls for agencies to ‘move fast’ on potential coronavirus treatments

Trump renews calls for agencies to ‘move fast’ on potential coronavirus treatments

Dr. Ross McKinney Jr., chief scientific officer for the Association of American Medical Colleges, told reporters Thursday that while chloroquine may look promising in test tubes, he's "skeptical it ...

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Cruise Ship with COVID-19 Passengers

Cruise Ship with COVID-19 Passengers

So far, 18 people from that ship have tested positive, including some who caught domestic flights across the country after disembarking. The majority of the crew stayed on board to remain in isolati...

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World Health Organisation launches a WhatsApp coronavirus

The number of deaths from the "Covid-19" virus outbreak reached 3,255 as of the end of Friday, an increase of 7 deaths from the previous day, all in Hubei province, the center of the virus outbreak in...

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Coronavirus: India tells Facebook, YouTube and other companies to disinfect platforms

Coronavirus: India tells Facebook, YouTube and other companies to disinfect platforms

These misleading claims that have been debunked by several medical experts. Ireland's Prime Minister, Leo Varadkar, took to Twitter to plead for a ceasefire as "these messages are scaring and confus...

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United Kingdom asks 1.5 million 'vulnerable' people to self-isolate

United Kingdom asks 1.5 million 'vulnerable' people to self-isolate

Britain's death toll now mirrors the figure that Rome declared just over two weeks ago, on March 7, before Italy became the world's most affected country. London Mayor Sadiq Khan, whose city is at the...

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USA aid bill includes $3K for families, $4T liquidity, Mnuchin says

USA aid bill includes $3K for families, $4T liquidity, Mnuchin says

The fate of a final proposal - and quite possibly the American economy - is in the hands of the four congressional leaders, all of whom gathered in Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's office ...

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World death toll exceeds 13,000 as virus continues

World death toll exceeds 13,000 as virus continues

Italy, a nation of 60 million now accounts for 36 percent of the world's coronavirus deaths and its death rate of 8.6 percent among confirmed infections is significantly higher than in most other ...

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Senator Rand Paul tests positive for COVID-19

Senator Rand Paul tests positive for COVID-19

The statement specified that Paul showed no syptoms of falling ill, adding that he was was tested out "of caution due to his extensive travel and events". President Donald Trump and Vice President M...

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Italy coronavirus death toll spikes yet again, up 793 in 24 hours

NY tops the list with at least 10,000 confirmed cases; Washington state follows with just over 1,500 cases, and California is in tow with more than 1,200. Colombia has recorded its first death, a ...

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Alibaba Group to donate emergency supplies to Nepal

Alibaba Group to donate emergency supplies to Nepal

As coronavirus infection continues to spread across the world, Chinese billionaire Jack Ma took to Twitter on Saturday and pledged to donate a range of emergency supplies to 10 countries in South and ...

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Large crowds ignore social distancing at Bondi Beach

Large crowds ignore social distancing at Bondi Beach

New South Wales government has closed Sydney's Bondi Beach after beachgoers exceeded the 500-people gathering limit. Coronavirus: the race for the answer ›. network CBS, which broadcast pictures...

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Coronavirus: Spain's COVID-19 death toll passes 1,000 people

Coronavirus: Spain's COVID-19 death toll passes 1,000 people

Health emergencies chief, Fernando Simon, said earlier this week that the number of infected people could actually be higher than reported as the test laboratories are " overwhelmed " and unable to ...

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Germany bans meetings of more than two people in public

Germany bans meetings of more than two people in public

In the conference Ms Merkel held shortly before being told about the doctor's diagnosis, she announced a nationwide ban on public meetings of more than two people outside of work. "I'm moved by the fa...

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