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Italy coronavirus deaths at 5,476 after 651 rise: Live updates

Italy coronavirus deaths at 5,476 after 651 rise: Live updates

The death toll from the coronavirus pandemic continued its relentless rise in Europe on Sunday with Italy announcing 651 dead in one day, bringing its total to 5,476. It was an increase of 13.5 percent but down from Saturday’s figure when 793 people died. The Canadian death toll from the coronavirus outbreak jumped almost 50 percent in …

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Egypt’s el-Sisi says handling coronavirus crisis ‘transparently’

On Saturday, authorities in Egypt ordered the closure of all mosques and churches and banned communal prayer gatherings for two weeks [File: Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Reuters] Egypt‘s President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has said his government is dealing with the novel coronavirus pandemic with “full transparency” and denied allegations that the infection rate is being suppressed. The …

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Coronavirus: Which countries have confirmed cases?

New cases of the novel coronavirus that emerged in the central Chinese city of Wuhan in late December are being reported daily around the world. At least 13,000 people globally have died from COVID-19, as the illness is officially known, while more than 311,000 infections have been confirmed in at least 177 countries and territories. More: Here …

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Coronavirus pandemic: Which politicians and celebs are affected?

Coronavirus pandemic: Which politicians and celebs are affected?

Hollywood star Tom Hanks and wife Rita Wilson are two of the most high-profile celebrities to be affected by the coronavirus [File: Robyn Beck/AFP] The coronavirus pandemic has spread to at least 177 countries and territories, with the worldwide death toll from the virus surpassing the 13,000 mark on March 22. Among the more than 311,000 …

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North Korea: Trump letter offers coronavirus cooperation

Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump meet during the second US-North Korea summit in Hanoi, Vietnam in 2019 [Reuters] President Donald Trump sent a personal letter to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un seeking to maintain good relations and offering cooperation in fighting the coronavirus pandemic. The latest correspondence came as Kim observed the firing …

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Coronavirus: Travel restrictions, border shutdowns by country

Countries around the world are increasingly adopting sweeping measures to stem the spread of the new coronavirus, including shutting down airports, imposing travel restrictions and completely sealing their borders. The outbreak of the coronavirus has been labelled a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO). Below is a list of countries that have taken such …

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Iran leader refuses US help; cites coronavirus conspiracy theory

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei addresses the nation in a televised speech in Tehran on Sunday [Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader via AP] Iran’s supreme leader refused American assistance to fight the new coronavirus citing a conspiracy theory claiming it could be man-made by the United States government. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s comments came on Sunday as …

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Croatia’s Zagreb rocked by powerful earthquake

A destroyed car in Zagreb, Croatia is seen following the earthquake [Darko Bandic/AP Photo] A strong earthquake in Croatia on Sunday caused panic, the evacuation of hospitals and widespread damage including to the capital’s iconic cathedral – all amid a partial coronavirus lockdown. A 15-year-old was reported to be in critical condition and 16 others …

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