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'You are not invincible': WHO to youth

In some welcome news amidst the current COVID-19 crisis, no new cases have been reported in Wuhan in 24 hours. Tedros said, "Wuhan provides hope for the rest of the world that even the most seve...

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Italy leads in coronavirus deaths

Italy leads in coronavirus deaths

The total number of cases in Italy rose to 47,021 from a previous 41,035, an increase of 14.6 percent, the Civil Protection Agency said. Less than 10 days ago, AP reported about 10,000 confirmed c...

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Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker Issues A ‘Stay At Home’ Order

Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker Issues A ‘Stay At Home’ Order

Grocery stores, take-out restaurants, banks, pharmacies and health-care providers will remain open, and citizens will be allowed to travel to those places as needed. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said t...

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From field hospitals to respirator masks, Pentagon wades into coronavirus support role

From field hospitals to respirator masks, Pentagon wades into coronavirus support role

Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories . The Pentagon on Tuesday laid out how the US military would support the medical response to the coronavirus, from using its stockpile of respira...

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London transport services slashed but govt insists 'no lockdown'

London transport services slashed but govt insists 'no lockdown'

Downing Street has dismissed suggestions of a travel ban in and around the capital. Emergency legislation has been tabled in Parliament to give the Government the power to restrict individuals and...

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Dr. Fauci on what Americans can do to limit pandemic's harm

Dr. Fauci on what Americans can do to limit pandemic's harm

Microbiologist Sir Chris Evans (pictured above) estimates there are more than 1,000 research projects being carried out globally into Covid-19 treatment -many promising. A recent study conducted by Th...

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Russian President lauds China's efforts to control coronavirus

Russian President lauds China's efforts to control coronavirus

He called for closer worldwide cooperation in pandemic prevention and control, experience sharing on containment and treatment. A woman wearing a protective mask gets out of an ambulance upon the ar...

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Bloomberg to transfer $18M to Democratic National Committee

Bloomberg to transfer $18M to Democratic National Committee

The transfer, according to memos from both Democratic groups, will go directly to increasing the size and scope of the DNC's Battleground Build-Up 2020 effort, allowing the committee, according to an ...

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Hong Kong Introduces Invasive Location-Tracking Bracelets, Promises They're Not That Invasive

Hong Kong Introduces Invasive Location-Tracking Bracelets, Promises They're Not That Invasive

Case in point: Earlier today, Hong Kong's Chief Information Officer, Victor Lam, announced earlier today that the city-state will be cracking down on new arrivals that try to break their federall...

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China exonerates doctor reprimanded for coronavirus warning

China exonerates doctor reprimanded for coronavirus warning

A week after his death, Li's mother Lu Shuyun demanded an explanation from the police about his treatment, saying in an online video that her son was "summoned by the Wuhan Police Bureau" and forced t...

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Brazil's Christ the Redeemer lit up with flags of countries battling coronavirus

Brazil's Christ the Redeemer lit up with flags of countries battling coronavirus

Rio de Janeiro's archbishop Orani João Tempesta held mass at the landmark and the church urged people to pray for the sick all over the world. A message posted to the Cardinal's official Instagram...

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USA has 'no problem issuing more debt': Mnuchin

USA has 'no problem issuing more debt': Mnuchin

The US economy has already started reeling from the pandemic, as crucial public health measures and social distancing efforts have thrown sand in the country's economic gears, shuttering bars, restaur...

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Great Lakes Water Authority: 'Flushable' disinfectant wipes are not biodegradable

Great Lakes Water Authority: 'Flushable' disinfectant wipes are not biodegradable

Because the wipes and paper towels do not break down easily, as toilet paper and human waste do, they can easily backup wastewater treatment facilities and sewer collection systems. One of the first g...

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Madison County Schools adds additional location for grab and go meals

Madison County Schools adds additional location for grab and go meals

Raymond Virost. Meanwhile, some childcare may still remain open at schools, and there may be some in-school programming for the children of families who work in essential services such as fire and p...

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North Korean leader calls upgrading public health sector a ‘crucial task’

North Korean leader calls upgrading public health sector a ‘crucial task’

The country has closed its border, cut trade with China, extended its quarantine period to 30 days and put restrictions on the activities of foreign diplomatic and worldwide staff based in North Korea...

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Afghan Military Base Stormed, 27 Security Personnel Killed

Afghan Military Base Stormed, 27 Security Personnel Killed

Assadullah Kakar, a provincial council member, said the Taliban carried out the attack, but with the assistance of Afghan police and army personnel inside the base. "Our proposal is that to prevent th...

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Coronavirus: Sharp rise in Italy death toll

Coronavirus: Sharp rise in Italy death toll

With movement in and out severely restricted long before the Covid-19 pandemic, Gaza is perhaps one of the few places well-positioned to stay virus-free. Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte imposed a nation...

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Coronavirus: 2 senators dumped millions in stocks after private COVID-19 briefings

Coronavirus: 2 senators dumped millions in stocks after private COVID-19 briefings

The person declined to be identified to discuss confidential committee activity. "These facts provide grounds to believe that Senator Burr has used information provided to him in his official capaci...

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'Avoid pubs, clubs and social venues'

'Avoid pubs, clubs and social venues'

The government is also now advising entire families, or households of more than one person, to self-isolate together for 14 days if anyone has a high temperature or a persistent cough. He said: "We th...

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Lamont considers directing non-essential employees to stay home

Lamont considers directing non-essential employees to stay home

Only grocery stores, convenience stores, gas stations, pharmacies and hardware and home improvement stores will remain open, along with beverage centers and liquor stores. Today at a press conference ...

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Sens. Richard Burr, Kelly Loeffler Face Calls to Resign Over Stock Sales

Sens. Richard Burr, Kelly Loeffler Face Calls to Resign Over Stock Sales

Georgia's Kelly Loeffler and Oklahoma's Jim Inhofe-both Republicans-as well as California Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein , all also reportedly sold significant amounts of stocks after the cl...

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California Gov. Gavin Newsom issues a statewide 'stay at home' order

California Gov. Gavin Newsom issues a statewide 'stay at home' order

The order states that it will remain in effect "until further notice". Newsom's directive, effective immediately, marks the largest and most sweeping government clampdown yet to stop the spread of C...

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Italy's virus toll tops 4,000 after new one-day record

Italy's virus toll tops 4,000 after new one-day record

It is the highest daily rise in the number of victims anywhere in the world, including China, since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. All cafes, pubs, restaurants, gyms and other similar venues ac...

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PM tells pubs, clubs and leisure centres to close

PM tells pubs, clubs and leisure centres to close

On the economic fall out, Mr Johnson said: "Back in 2008 people said we backed the banks but this time we will really look after the people who suffer the economic consequences". And I can understand ...

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China’s Wuhan reports zero increase in novel coronavirus infections

China’s Wuhan reports zero increase in novel coronavirus infections

To celebrate the milestone, buildings in Wuhan , the epicentre of the outbreak, were lit up with slogans for medical staff who were on the frontlines in the battle against the pandemic. In a statemen...

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Trump moves on invoking powers to spur coronavirus supplies

Trump moves on invoking powers to spur coronavirus supplies

The administration had announced earlier in the week that it would delay the payments , a move that Mr. Mnuchin said would leave $300 billion in the economy at a critical time. The president, how...

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Australia closes borders to stop coronavirus

Australia closes borders to stop coronavirus

As the nation prepares to shut its borders, Australians are being told to keep their distance from each other to stem the spread of coronavirus . Treasurer Josh Frydenberg was also in attendance ...

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Coronavirus epicenter of Wuhan, China reports no new ‘homegrown’ cases

Coronavirus epicenter of Wuhan, China reports no new ‘homegrown’ cases

China has in recent days increasingly focused its counter-epidemic efforts on inbound travellers as the coronavirus rapidly expanded its global footprint, raising the prospect of a second wave of i...

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Southern and northern United States borders restrict nonessential travel starting March 21

Southern and northern United States borders restrict nonessential travel starting March 21

Non-essential travel is considered to be tourism, or recreational in nature. Trump also said that Mexico would suspend flights from Europe. Trump described "essential" as medical travel and "non...

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China expels American journalists as spat with United States escalates

China expels American journalists as spat with United States escalates

The Chinese foreign ministry has not only propagated the false claim that COVID-19 originated in the United States but has also complained that employees of Chinese media suffer "unreasonable oppres...

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Trudeau Confirms Border to Close at Midnight

Trudeau Confirms Border to Close at Midnight

According to the World Health Organization, people with mild illness recover in about two weeks while those with more severe illness may take three weeks to six weeks to recover. Truck drivers and Can...

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Two new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Hamilton are travel related

Two new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Hamilton are travel related

There are seventeen news cases in southern Ontario , with two in Ottawa, one in the Prescott Russell area and twenty-two cases are pending with no locations or other information. To date, the provinc...

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Senator asks for ethics probe into his own stock sales

Senator asks for ethics probe into his own stock sales

Burr wasn't the only Senator to dump huge amounts of stock after being briefed on the coronavirus but well before the markets were being affected. He, along with Republican Senator Kelly Loeffler...

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'Virus at Iran's gates': How Tehran failed to stop outbreak

'Virus at Iran's gates': How Tehran failed to stop outbreak

Some Iranian dissident groups say they believe the actual figure is far higher, and may have exceeded 6,000 deaths. He named the new Iranian year, "the year of boosting production". "As a caring nat...

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Tulsi Gabbard ends 2020 campaign and endorses Joe Biden

Tulsi Gabbard ends 2020 campaign and endorses Joe Biden

Sanders has secured 885 delegates while Gabbard has won only two. The Iraq War veteran had run on a staunchly anti-interventionist platform and consistently warned against the destabilizing effects of...

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