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USA lawmakers close to a $2 trillion stimulus bill

USA lawmakers close to a $2 trillion stimulus bill

A Senate vote could come later in the day or on Wednesday. "I hope today is the day this body will get it done". Republicans, Democrats and top Trump aides have negotiated for days over the package,...

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People urged to stay at home as part of new measures

People urged to stay at home as part of new measures

Restaurants have been ordered to restrict their services to take-away only. All playgrounds and holiday parks are also to close. Sporting events, even those held behind closed doors, have all been...

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Trump Warns Coronavirus Shutdown Could 'Destroy a Country'

Trump Warns Coronavirus Shutdown Could 'Destroy a Country'

US President Donald Trump , with Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Anthony Fauci, takes questions during the daily briefing on the novel coronavirus , COVID-19, a...

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COVID-19 cases soar to 818 in New South Wales overnight

COVID-19 cases soar to 818 in New South Wales overnight

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has again urged people need to take the virus seriously. "It's painful, but it is absolutely appropriate", Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews said on Monday morning. Th...

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Saudi Arabia reports first coronavirus death as infection tally spikes to 767

Saudi Arabia reports first coronavirus death as infection tally spikes to 767

Saudi Arabia on Tuesday reported its first death from the coronavirus, a 51-year-old Afghani resident, while the United Arab Emirates' main airports in Dubai and Abu Dhabi said they would temporarily ...

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India announces 21-day nationwide lockdown to battle coronavirus

India announces 21-day nationwide lockdown to battle coronavirus

India has found 482 cases of the coronavirus and nine people have died from the COVID-19 disease it causes but alarm is growing across the region about prospects for its spread into impoverished comm...

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Lawmakers implore total implementation of Defense Production Act

Lawmakers implore total implementation of Defense Production Act

A group of lawmakers recently urged President Donald Trump to immediately implement all Defense Production Act (DPA) powers to expedite the production of needed materials during the coronavirus em...

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Hong Kong bans all non-residents from entering the city

Hong Kong bans all non-residents from entering the city

Hong Kong residents as well as people from mainland China, Macau, and Taiwan are not subject to the entry ban, if they have not traveled overseas for the past 14 days. As Hong Kong suffers a new spike...

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Tomorrow I will grab you!' : Italian mayors Eliminate patience with lockdown dodgers

Tomorrow I will grab you!' : Italian mayors Eliminate patience with lockdown dodgers

The compilation video was posted to Twitter on March 22, and has since amassed more than 3.7 million views, 98,000 likes and 44,000 retweets in less than 24 hours. Tomorrow, not in a year. "I'm the ...

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Coronavirus: PM announces strict new curbs on life in UK

Coronavirus: PM announces strict new curbs on life in UK

Apart from essential workers who can not do their jobs from home, people will only be allowed to go out for a limited number of reasons including fetching daily necessities, exercising once per day an...

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Defer Cruise Travel; Inside the Princess Outbreak — CDC

Defer Cruise Travel; Inside the Princess Outbreak — CDC

What is certain, the CDC says, is that cruise ships are "often settings for outbreaks of infectious diseases due to their closed environment and contact between travelers from many countries", accor...

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People leaving NYC metro area urged to self-quarantine for 14 days

People leaving NYC metro area urged to self-quarantine for 14 days

Dr. Deborah Birx , a member of the White House's coronavirus task force, made the recommendation during a press conference as cases in NY continue to increase rapidly. He asked anyone who had visit...

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Map: How many coronavirus cases does each Indian state have?

Map: How many coronavirus cases does each Indian state have?

Meanwhile, 75 people across the country have tested positive for the deadly COVID-19 the last 24 hours, Following this the number of confirmed cases in India rose to 471. Although the researchers have...

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NY governor says infection rate worse than feared

NY governor says infection rate worse than feared

Coronavirus cases in the state continue to rise and now total over 20,000 . The state says at least 210 people have died from COVID-19. Cuomo said efforts to slow the rate of increase haven't ...

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Texas lieutenant governor says seniors would rather face coronavirus than kill economy

Texas lieutenant governor says seniors would rather face coronavirus than kill economy

And that doesn't make me noble or fearless or anything like that. "No one should be talking about social darwinism for the sake of the stock market". "Let's get back to living", he told Carlson. Patri...

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Australia's NSW at 'critical stage' in relation to coronavirus, says premier

Australia's NSW at 'critical stage' in relation to coronavirus, says premier

The document noted that this data can not be used for the determination of whether the transmission of the virus took place from the infected surfaces or not. New South Wales (NSW) state identified 14...

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COVID-19 Pandemic Is ‘Accelerating — WHO Chief

COVID-19 Pandemic Is ‘Accelerating — WHO Chief

However, WHO Director Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus stated there was still a room to "change the trajectory". He urged countries to observe rigorous testing and contact-tracing in a bid to slow the...

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People Sick On Cruise Ship Zaandam

People Sick On Cruise Ship Zaandam

Other passengers were told to report to the ship's medical center if they develop symptoms. There are 1,829 people (1,243 passengers and 586 crew) aboard ship. Meals will be served from a set menu and...

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Using alcohol to produce free hand sanitizer

Using alcohol to produce free hand sanitizer

The impact of COVID-19 is being felt around the world, including Central Kentucky. Hand sanitizer was one of the first items to go into short supply as the novel coronavirus pandemic grew. Coffman s...

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India's 1.3bn population locked down to beat coronavirus

India's 1.3bn population locked down to beat coronavirus

The 21-day lockdown is set to begin at midnight in a measure which Modi says is intended "to save India and every Indian". PM Modi said that some think social distancing is only for patients, an...

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PM announces further shutdowns, travel bans in bid to slow virus spread

Morrison told reporters in Canberra that Australians would be urged to " stay at home unless it is absolutely necessary you go out", suggesting that outings should be limited to "basics" such as atte...

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COVID-19: 79 New Cases In Rockland Bring County Total To 671

COVID-19: 79 New Cases In Rockland Bring County Total To 671

NY is set to start treating coronavirus patients with two new therapies that experts believe could prove promising, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said today. Instead, the task force devised a classification s...

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U.S. has potential of becoming coronavirus epicentre, says WHO

U.S. has potential of becoming coronavirus epicentre, says WHO

The US is reporting 674 deaths related to coronavirus , according to Johns Hopkins University. "They have a very large outbreak and an outbreak increasing in intensity". 9 event would be rescheduled ...

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Kennedy Says Democrats Blocking Stimulus Decided to ‘Double Down on Stupid — BEASTMODE

Kennedy Says Democrats Blocking Stimulus Decided to ‘Double Down on Stupid — BEASTMODE

It was not clear overnight where Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell , R-Ky., stood on a possible deal between Democrats and the White House. Lawmakers have already passed two other major legi...

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Coronavirus: Global death toll climbs over 16,500

Coronavirus: Global death toll climbs over 16,500

While the number of infections is surging in Europe (mostly Italy, Spain, and Germany), and in the United States, the country of origin for the virus, China, and South Korea have seen a decline in the...

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Trump says USA must

Trump says USA must "totally protect" Asian Americans from coronavirus blame

Since last week, Trump has been heavily criticized for continuing to use the phrase, China virus, despite officials in his own administration that have said this phrase isn't appropriate and some GOP ...

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All non-essential workplaces ordered to close effective tomorrow at midnight

All non-essential workplaces ordered to close effective tomorrow at midnight

Premier Doug Ford announced today that Ontario will be freezing hydro prices at the off-peak rate of 10.1 cents per-kilowatt-hour for the next 45 days. The business shutdown will remain in place until...

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Hina building severely damaged in natural disaster, public news service continues

Hina building severely damaged in natural disaster, public news service continues

The US Geological Survey says the quake with an estimated magnitude of 5.4 struck Zagreb at about 6:30 a.m., local time. A 6.0-magnitude natural disaster hit 7 kilometres north of Zagreb , the ...

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Coronavirus: Italy deaths rise again after two days of declining toll

Coronavirus: Italy deaths rise again after two days of declining toll

Italy reported 743 new deaths from the coronavirus on Tuesday (March 24), cutting short a positive two-day trend that had offered hope the country's draconian containment measures were bearing fruit...

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Trump’s impatience with coronavirus measures continues to escalate

Trump’s impatience with coronavirus measures continues to escalate

President Trump and the coronavirus task force addressed the nation Monday, just hours after the stock market suffered another dramatic fall and promised that the country would soon return business a...

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India to go under total virus lockdown, says PM Modi

India to go under total virus lockdown, says PM Modi

He added that saving lives is priority as of now. The prime minister also emphasised social distancing as the only resort to fighting the growth of coronavirus , adding it should be exercised at ...

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Corbyn says tough United Kingdom coronavirus restrictions are

Corbyn says tough United Kingdom coronavirus restrictions are "right response"

People will now only be allowed to leave their home for the following reasons. The tougher new measures will be in place for at least three weeks from Monday evening, according to the government. Th...

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Israel's PM Benjamin Netanyahu offers to step down next year

Israel's PM Benjamin Netanyahu offers to step down next year

The Israeli leader said his party would retain the financial portfolio and that the justice minister position would be "mutually agreed". Former Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz meets with Israeli...

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Railways extends duration of cancelled ticket refund to 3 months

Railways extends duration of cancelled ticket refund to 3 months

Rail timetables have been slashed because of Covid-19. It continued: 'Allowing operators to enter insolvency would cause significantly more disruption to passengers and higher costs to the taxpayer....

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Coronavirus 'accelerating' as United Nations chief calls for global ceasefire

Coronavirus 'accelerating' as United Nations chief calls for global ceasefire

Guterres called on the warring parties to pull back from hostilities, put aside mistrust and animosity and silence the guns; stop the artillery; end the airstrikes. The United Nations headquarters in ...

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