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Bangladesh shuts down villages after tens of thousands attend cleric's funeral

Bangladesh shuts down villages after tens of thousands attend cleric's funeral

Bangladesh Khelafat Majlish president Ismail Nurpuri, secretary Mahfuzul Haque, Islamic scholar Sajidur Rahman and Mobarka Ullah, among others, attended the funeral . Protests were reported in sev...

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Special flights to fly in Bangladeshis stuck in India

Special flights to fly in Bangladeshis stuck in India

Those deemed most at risk from coronavirus , such as the sick and elderly, will be given priority, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) said. British High Commissioner to Bangladesh Robert...

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German minister declares coronasmitte under control

German minister declares coronasmitte under control

Germany has the fifth highest number of COVID-19 cases behind the United States, Spain, Italy and France with nearly 134,000, but has kept deaths at a relatively low level of 3,868 thanks to early ...

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Trump continues to point fingers at China over pandemic

Trump continues to point fingers at China over pandemic

It's a massive country. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, and Gov. Mike DeWine of OH, a Republican, have both said they are facing shortages of the chemical reagent needed to conduct more test...

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United Kingdom not thinking of easing virus lockdown measures yet: minister

United Kingdom not thinking of easing virus lockdown measures yet: minister

Michael Gove has denied suggestions the Government has drawn up plans for a three-tiered relaxation of lockdown measures. A government spokesman said: "This article contains a series of falsehoods ...

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Charles Thacker, Jr., USS Roosevelt sailor, died from coronavirus

Charles Thacker, Jr., USS Roosevelt sailor, died from coronavirus

One sailor from the USS Theodore Roosevelt has died, and five others are hospitalized. The Navy spokesperson confirmed to Newsweek that the 4,865 crew members is the usual number aboard the ship...

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France Reports 642 New COVID-19 Deaths, Total Rises To 19,323

France Reports 642 New COVID-19 Deaths, Total Rises To 19,323

On Sunday, the head of France's public health agency Jerome Salomon reported that the country's COVID-19 death toll had increased by 395 over the past 24 hours, taking the overall death toll to 19,718...

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Texas ambush shooting leaves 1 police officer dead, 2 wounded

Texas ambush shooting leaves 1 police officer dead, 2 wounded

The two were taken to Ascension Seton Hospital in Kyle, where they underwent surgery Saturday night. Copeland, 58, was a veteran officer working on his day off, when the police chief at the time sai...

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44 more deaths and 709 cases of Covid-19 confirmed

44 more deaths and 709 cases of Covid-19 confirmed

Today's recorded deaths include 19 females and 20 males, with the median age being 84 years old. Of the 41 new deaths that have been announced today, 35 people were reported as having underlying hea...

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Japan to start distributing cash to virus-hit citizens in May

Japan to start distributing cash to virus-hit citizens in May

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday once again appealed to the nation to stay indoors, saying a target of an 80% reduction in social contacts had not been reached. The ministry said it has urged mas...

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Georgian churches remain open for Easter despite lockdown

Georgian churches remain open for Easter despite lockdown

In a televised address, the Patriarch focused on "the bad illness that has touched our people" saying the church was empty but "we are together - one big family of Orthodox believers". In much of th...

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179 recovered coronavirus patients in South Korea tested positive again

179 recovered coronavirus patients in South Korea tested positive again

South Korea has reported its fewest number of new cases of Covid-19 since late February. As a result, in the coming days, . the South Korean government is scheduled to lay out a package of measures...

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Many flock to Tauranga COVID-19 testing station

Many flock to Tauranga COVID-19 testing station

Director-General of Health Ashley Bloomfield will join Ardern for the post-Cabinet press conference at 4pm when it will be revealed if and when New Zealand will move down from alert level 4 . Random ...

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7,500 feared to have died with coronavirus in care homes

7,500 feared to have died with coronavirus in care homes

The study, conducted by the National Care Forum (NCF), adds to growing evidence that government figures severely underestimate the scale of the tragedy unfolding in care homes nationwide. "However, if...

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2 new cases bring county's total to 127

2 new cases bring county's total to 127

One of the ten deaths was in Tama County and was a middle-age adult between the ages of 41 and 60. No employees at the health center have tested positive, per MDOC. He developed a dry cough, a fever...

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Beauty spa owner charged with fraud for alleged COVID-19 cure caims

Beauty spa owner charged with fraud for alleged COVID-19 cure caims

Staley described the medication he was offering as "an wonderful cure" and a "miracle cure" that would cure COVID-19 "100%", the statement read. He claimed that his broker was smuggling hydroxychlo...

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Canada, US agree to extend border closure

Canada, US agree to extend border closure

Canada is making progress in the battle against COVID-19 but will have to be extremely cautious about removing physical distancing measures and other restrictions, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said S...

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Putin says coronavirus situation in Russian Federation 'fully under control'

Putin says coronavirus situation in Russian Federation 'fully under control'

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov was quoted by the RIA news agency as saying there was hope that signs might start appearing next week that the number of cases, which has risen relentlessly, might begi...

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Trudeau confirms border to remain closed another 30 days

Trudeau confirms border to remain closed another 30 days

Premier Doug Ford says Canada should immediately reject any request from U-S President Donald Trump to re-open the border to non-essential travellers. Widespread testing and the ability to rapidly tra...

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Global number of COVID-19 death toll tops 160,000: Johns Hopkins University

Global number of COVID-19 death toll tops 160,000: Johns Hopkins University

Lucy Wilson, an infectious disease physician and professor of emergency health services at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, said of discussions to reopen. Data compiled by a U.S. universi...

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China: Wuhan lab Trump, US accused of creating coronavirus opens up

China: Wuhan lab Trump, US accused of creating coronavirus opens up

None of the laboratory staff had been infected with the coronavirus , the director said, adding that he understood why people had jumped to conclusions about his institute in Wuhan, the city where ...

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Spain sees sharp drop in daily Covid-19 death toll

Spain sees sharp drop in daily Covid-19 death toll

Spain's death toll from the new coronavirus outbreak rose by 410 on Sunday, the lowest daily increase in about a month in one of the world's hardest hit countries, prompting cautious optimism from t...

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Whitmer fears of lockdown extension due to protesters' 'irresponsible actions'

Whitmer fears of lockdown extension due to protesters' 'irresponsible actions'

She expects to detail some of her plans at a series of news conferences next week, to be held Monday, Wednesday and Friday, she said. Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered da...

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US coronavirus death toll passes 34,000: Reuters tally

US coronavirus death toll passes 34,000: Reuters tally

The U.S. continues to be the worst-hit country in the world, with the highest numbers of infections and deaths. The state of NY, the epicentre of the pandemic in the country, has reported 230,579 ca...

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At least one RCMP officer dead following shooting spree in Nova Scotia

At least one RCMP officer dead following shooting spree in Nova Scotia

No details about the victims have been released at this time. He was apprehended Sunday morning. A press briefing from RCMP on the incident is scheduled for 5 p.m. The National Police Federation, ...

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Defying social distancing rules, Ivanka Trump travels for Jewish holiday

Defying social distancing rules, Ivanka Trump travels for Jewish holiday

However, slightly than staying put for Passover, she and husband Jared Kushner traveled 200 miles away from Washington , DC, to rejoice at a Trump property in Bedminster, New Jersey. The news tri...

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UK government extends coronavirus nationwide lockdown by 3 weeks

UK government extends coronavirus nationwide lockdown by 3 weeks

We must be confident that we're able to provide sufficient critical care and specialist treatment right across the UK. The Department for Health reported yesterday that there had been 861 more coro...

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North Korea fires barrage of missiles from ground and air

North Korea fires barrage of missiles from ground and air

The latest tests were part of wintertime drills the North has been carrying out in recent weeks after coronavirus concerns caused delays, a South Korean military official told Reuters. The North is ...

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Primary school places in Rutland are announced

Primary school places in Rutland are announced

Portfolio Holder for Early Years, Education & Employment, Cllr Neghat Khan, said: "I'm delighted that every child in Nottingham has been offered a place at a primary school for the 2020/21 academic ...

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Italy's daily coronavirus death toll lowest since April 12

Italy's daily coronavirus death toll lowest since April 12

The daily tallies of deaths and cases extend the broadly stable situation in place over the last 13 days. This plateau is down considerably from peaks reached around the end of March , but the down...

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Canada-US border closure extended

Canada-US border closure extended

He said the extension of the closure would keep people on both sides of the border safe amid the coronavirus pandemic. "It will ensure we continue to get essential goods and services back and forth ac...

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Gates Foundation ups coronavirus relief fund by $150 million

Gates Foundation ups coronavirus relief fund by $150 million

The additional funding brings the foundation's commitment to the fight against COVID-19 to more than $250 million (N87.5 billion). The foundation's new Dollars 150 million commitment will fund the d...

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Spain's coronavirus death toll tops 20,000 as officials mull extending lockdown

Spain's coronavirus death toll tops 20,000 as officials mull extending lockdown

But most people are still confined to their houses except for essential outings like shopping for food and not even children are allowed out for exercise. That request appears likely, Spanish public T...

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South Korea COVID-19 cases maintain downward trend

South Korea COVID-19 cases maintain downward trend

Of the new cases recorded in the 24 hours to the end of Friday, nine were imported from overseas, according to the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Even if the patients are found to h...

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Macron questions China's handling of coronavirus crisis

Macron questions China's handling of coronavirus crisis

French President Emmanuel Macron (left) has been instrumental in pulling together the truce. He also told media that it was "naïve" to suggest that China, from where the Novel Coronavirus emerged in...

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