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British PM Boris Johnson able to walk again as coronavirus condition improves

British PM Boris Johnson able to walk again as coronavirus condition improves

The foreign secretary, Dominic Raab, who has been deputising for the prime minister, earlier said Johnson was making "positive steps forward". Johnson first revealed that he'd contracted the viru...

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COVID-19: New York's unclaimed bodies buried in mass grave

COVID-19: New York's unclaimed bodies buried in mass grave

Previously , the unclaimed bodies were kept in the storage for 30 days. As per new rules, if the bodies remain unclaimed for over two weeks, they will be sent to Hart Island for burial. Battling t...

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China President Pledges Help to South Africa in Coronavirus Fight

China President Pledges Help to South Africa in Coronavirus Fight

He said learning from both the experiences of other countries and back at home, it is clear that there is a "compelling case to proceed in a manner that is cautious and properly collaborated". He expl...

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Church services in Limerick to broadcast online this Easter

Church services in Limerick to broadcast online this Easter

Rev Dan Crouch says: "At a time where every day merges with the next and nobody is sure what day it is, a reminder that Friday is Good Friday". The province has prohibited all organized public event...

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Irish govt extends lockdown until May 5 - PM Varadkar

Irish govt extends lockdown until May 5 - PM Varadkar

He said it is his "fervent hope" that the government will be able in a position to begin to unwind the restrictions in early May but warned it will be done on a phased basis. "The restrictions we intr...

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I Don't Give A Damn'...'I'm Proud Of Being Black, - WHO Boss

I Don't Give A Damn'...'I'm Proud Of Being Black, - WHO Boss

But there is an " alarming acceleration " in other countries including in Africa . A clear manifestation of the latter is that Taiwan has pledged to donate 16 million masks to countries hit hard by C...

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New York May Have Turned Corner In Fight Against COVID-19

New York May Have Turned Corner In Fight Against COVID-19

The New York governor asserted that ICU admissions have also fallen. Cuomo again likened the pandemic to the lives lost during the September 11, 2001 terror attacks. Cuomo said his criticisms of t...

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New York, New Jersey Set New Death Toll Records On Same Day

New York, New Jersey Set New Death Toll Records On Same Day

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is said to be improving after he was admitted to intensive care two nights ago, according to Chancellor Rishi Sunak. "We're flattening the curve so far", he said, whil...

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Germany develops app to track coronavirus spread

Germany develops app to track coronavirus spread

It allows users with devices like Apple Watch or fitness trackers such as Fitbit to share data about coronavirus symptoms to track the spread of the pandemic in Germany. Germany has the fourth highe...

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Heanor mayor sacked over 'PM deserves this' comments

Heanor mayor sacked over 'PM deserves this' comments

Prime Minister Boris Johnson was recently moved from an intensive care unit after he contracted the deadly coronavirus and failed to shake the deadly bug . He said: "This behaviour is totally unaccept...

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WRONG DIAGNOSIS: Man shoots wife, himself over fears they had coronavirus

WRONG DIAGNOSIS: Man shoots wife, himself over fears they had coronavirus

Deputies arrived to discover both Jesernik and Schriefer dead. "There have been no indicators of a battle, and the house was neat and orderly", authorities stated in a press launch, and the entire h...

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Fauci on USA after coronavirus: No shaking hands ‘ever again’

Fauci on USA after coronavirus: No shaking hands ‘ever again’

President Trump told a press briefing Sunday the USA coronavirus death toll could have reached 2.2 million without social distancing restrictions, and it would signal "we all together have done a very...

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Feds move to block China-owned telecom service from operating in US

Feds move to block China-owned telecom service from operating in US

The Justice Department and other executive branch agencies recommended Thursday that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) revoke and terminate China Telecom Corp.'s authorizations to provide ...

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China reclassifies dogs as pets, not livestock

China reclassifies dogs as pets, not livestock

China subsequently banned the breeding, trading and consumption of wildlife, and revoked all existing licenses. But the wildlife trade is widespread in the country, and previous efforts to curtail th...

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In apparent swipe at China, Pompeo calls for transparency in coronavirus fight

In apparent swipe at China, Pompeo calls for transparency in coronavirus fight

Whatever the faults in China's response, many observers saw Trump's blaming of Beijing as a political ploy as he faces criticism for not acting sooner to stop COVID-19, which has killed more than ...

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Hong Kong unveils $17.7bn virus package

Hong Kong unveils $17.7bn virus package

The government also aims to create 30,000 new jobs in the next two years. On November 18, 2019, the High Court in Hong Kong ruled that a ban on masks was "unconstitutional" on the grounds that t...

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Google To Release Location Data To Fight Coronavirus Outbreak

Google To Release Location Data To Fight Coronavirus Outbreak

Google has publicly released a series of COVID-19 Community Mobility Maps, utilising location history data from users around the world to present insights into how people are moving around local ...

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Japan declares state of emergency in Tokyo, Osaka and five other prefectures

Japan declares state of emergency in Tokyo, Osaka and five other prefectures

The prime minister's announcement came as COVID-19 infections in Tokyo have doubled to about 1,200 in the past five days, accounting for more than a quarter of all cases in the country. Koike urged ...

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Cyclone Harold: Aerial footage shows destruction across Vanuatu

Cyclone Harold: Aerial footage shows destruction across Vanuatu

Damage from Tropical Cyclone Harold to a tourist resort is shown in the Hihifo coastal area of Tonga yesterday. "Assessment of the damage is ongoing, and we will consider any further assistance if...

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100 days for Coronavirus - 150 in the Saudi Royal Family Infected

100 days for Coronavirus - 150 in the Saudi Royal Family Infected

Eighty-four-year old King Salman is thought to have secluded himself on an island palace near the city of Jeddah on the Red Sea while Crown Prince Mohamed Bin Salman has retreated to the same remote ...

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New Zealand demotes minister for lockdown breach, extends emergency

New Zealand demotes minister for lockdown breach, extends emergency

Ardern praised New Zealanders for "breaking the chain of transmission" in the first half of a four-week lockdown. Next week, Ardern will explain which restrictions will be relaxed - and by how much ...

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Cuomo Says New York Must Keep Curve Flat

Cuomo Says New York Must Keep Curve Flat

At least 151,000 people have now tested positive for the coronavirus in NY, accounting for roughly 35 percent of the nation's total diagnoses. Almost 2,000 deaths caused by novel coronavirus were ...

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Coronavirus updates: Australian police seize cruise ship black box

Coronavirus updates: Australian police seize cruise ship black box

Greater than 600 circumstances of COVID-19 and 15 deaths are linked the to the ship, the Ruby Princess . Fuller confirmed that about a thousand crew of various nationalities remain on board the Ru...

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Most on Antarctica cruise ship have virus

Most on Antarctica cruise ship have virus

Aurora Expeditions reported that of the 217 tests carried out on the ship's passengers and crew, 128 were positive and 89 were negative. Australian and New Zealand passengers on the Greg Mortimer ...

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NSW Minister fined over breach of coronavirus public health order

NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller said people should be in lockdown wherever their "primary home" is to prevent regional hospitals becoming overwhelmed. NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian speaks to ...

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Linda Tripp, whistleblower in Bill Clinton impeachment, dies

Linda Tripp, whistleblower in Bill Clinton impeachment, dies

Tripp said that while she regretted that George H.W. Bush had lost his bid for reelection in 1992, she had high hopes for Clinton , the first president to be born during the post-World War II baby...

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Coronavirus prompts Saudi-led coalition to declare two-week ceasefire in Yemen

Coronavirus prompts Saudi-led coalition to declare two-week ceasefire in Yemen

The Saudi-led military coalition has supported the internationally recognised government since 2015, when the Iran-backed rebels overran the capital, Sanaa. United Nations special envoy Martin Griffit...

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Taiwan condemns 'groundless' accusations it racially attacked WHO chief

Taiwan condemns 'groundless' accusations it racially attacked WHO chief

Dr Tedros said he had been at the receiving end of racist comments for the past two to three months. It requested Dr Tedros 'immediately correct his unfounded allegations, immediately clarify, and a...

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Italy's youngest, two-month-old COVID-19 patient recovers from coronavirus

Italy's youngest, two-month-old COVID-19 patient recovers from coronavirus

Meanwhile, Conte cautiously portrayed an optimistic tone regarding the immediate future of his country, saying that "Experts confirm that the curve begins to decline and stabilize ..." While winning...

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Yesterday’s Election in Wisconsin Was a Mess From Top to Bottom

Yesterday’s Election in Wisconsin Was a Mess From Top to Bottom

When the U.S. Supreme Court, the ultimate arbiter of justice in our land, is complicit in this partisan hijacking of an election? They were also distributing supplies, including hand sanitiser, to pol...

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Coronavirus: WHO Slams Trump Over Defunding Threats, Stop 'Politicizing COVID-19'

Coronavirus: WHO Slams Trump Over Defunding Threats, Stop 'Politicizing COVID-19'

Yesterday was World Health Day, which marks the day in 1948 on which the World Health Organization (WHO) was established by the United Nations. He categorically denied that World Health Organization h...

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Cardinal walks free after court quashes child sex convictions — George Pell

Cardinal walks free after court quashes child sex convictions — George Pell

Just hours after Pell's convictions were quashed, Pope Francis offered his morning mass for all those who suffer from unjust sentences, comparing it to the persecution of Jesus. Cardinal George Pell ...

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Thousands leave China's pandemic epicentre as 11-week lockdown lifts

Thousands leave China's pandemic epicentre as 11-week lockdown lifts

The other 137 new asymptomatic cases were also logged. Even as curbs relaxed in Wuhan , restrictions were tightening in Heilongjiang province, a far northern province that borders Russian Federatio...

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Saudi-led Coalition to Announce Yemen Ceasefire

The coalition statement suggests its unilateral ceasefire was sparked by the very real threat posed by the coronavirus in a country whose health system is barely functioning. Saudi deputy defence mi...

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Roadbridge in north Italy collapses, two suffer minor injuries

Roadbridge in north Italy collapses, two suffer minor injuries

A bridge on a normally busy provincial road in northern Italy has collapsed, but, with virtually no traffic due to the coronavirus lockdown , only two truck drivers suffered minor injuries. A spoke...

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