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Coronavirus live news: Victoria in Australia adds 303 cases as restrictions tighten in Europe | World news

1.23am BST01:23 Australia is delivering humanitarian supplies to Beirut as the city continues to reel from a blast that left more than 170 people dead and 30,000 homeless. On Saturday the country’s prime minister, Scott Morrison, announced the delivery will include shelter kits and mobile warehouses to replace destroyed storage facilities, in addition to the […]

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Coronavirus live news: global death toll passes 450,000 | World news

Global death toll from Covid-19 passes 450,000 The global death toll from coronavirus has passed 450,000. The figure stands at 450,716, according to the US-based Johns Hopkins University. Canada reaches 100,000 Covid-19 cases Canada reached 100,000 cases of coronavirus on Thursday. The province of Ontario announced another 190 cases a day after public health agency […]

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Coronavirus live news: Fauci warns against Trump rallies; health fears in Australia over BLM protests | World news

5.39am BST05:39 EU leaders are set to join Italian prime minister Giuseppe Conte on Saturday for talks on jumpstarting the nation’s economy, but opposition figures have shunned the hastily organised – and roundly criticised – initiative. Despite a bevy of A-list political speakers, Italians such as far-right leader Matteo Salvini planned to sit out Conte’s […]

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Coronavirus live news: Trump storms out of press briefing as US deaths pass 80,000 | World news

4.30am BST04:30 New Zealand’s foreign minister on Tuesday said the country has to stand up for itself after China warned its backing of Taiwan’s participation at the World Health Organization (WHO) could damage bilateral ties, Reuters reports. Taiwan, with the strong support of the United States, has stepped up its lobbying to be allowed to […]

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Masks to become part of life in California, but rules vary

LOS ANGELES — For Californians venturing outside, donning a mask will be as common as putting on a cap or sunglasses when the state begins gradually easing stay-at-home orders on Friday. But rules about face coverings vary from county to county, and it’s unclear what enforcement might look like. Masks have been ubiquitous at essential […]

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Coronavirus live news: Malaysia rounds up migrants as UN warns of crackdown on vulnerable | World news

A north-eastern Chinese city of 10 million people struggling with currently the country’s biggest coronavirus cluster shut dine-in services on Saturday, reports Reuters, as the rest of China eases restrictions designed to hamper the spread of the disease. Harbin, the provincial capital of Heilongjiang and its biggest city, said it temporarily suspended dine-in services for […]

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Coronavirus live news: Trump faces ‘biggest decision’ on curbs as WHO warns on second wave | World news

3.00am BST03:00 US cases surpass 500,000 The number of coronavirus cases in the US has now surpassed 500,000, according to the John Hopkins University global dashboard. 2.49am BST02:49 Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno has announced the creation of a humanitarian assistance account that will be funded with contributions from companies and citizens to address the economic […]

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Chicago jail reports 450 coronavirus cases among staff, inmates

(Reuters) – Some 450 inmates and staff have tested positive for coronavirus at Chicago’s largest jail, county corrections officials said on Thursday, representing one of the nation’s largest outbreaks of the respiratory illness at a single site so far in the pandemic. Signs made by prisoners pleading for help are seen in a window of […]

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Trump slams watchdog report on hospitals engulfed by virus

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Monday disputed the veracity of a federal survey that found hospitals faced severe shortages of coronavirus test supplies, questioning whether its conclusions were skewed by politics. With coronavirus cases rocketing toward their expected peak, the nonpartisan Health and Human Services inspector general’s office reported Monday morning that a shortage […]

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