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Coronavirus live news: US deaths could reach 240,000 as UN says world faces worst crisis since WW2 | World news

Fact check: “Nobody knew” “Nobody knew how contagious this was,” Trump said. “I don’t think any doctor new it at the time. People have not seen anything like this.” In fact, as the disease spread through China, public health experts were warning for weeks that the coronavirus threat could grow into a pandemic. Moreover, epidemiologists […]

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Coronavirus live updates: Italy-wide lockdown comes into force

UK and US had worst days trading since 2008 GFC; Global cases near 110,000; Grand Princess passengers disembark. Follow the latest news. Cruise ship carrying at least 21 with coronavirus docks in California US pledges more testing as Trump hints at aid for workers Quarantined US congressman flew with Trump on Air Force One Global […]

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Coronavirus: Italy death toll rises to 21 as UK confirms 20th case – live updates | World news

Whilst the first person-to-person transmission within the UK may come as a shock to many, it was really only a matter of time. It is increasingly clear that SARS-COV2 is capable of being spread by people showing very mild, or perhaps completely unnoticeable symptoms, which has allowed it to escape the lockdown in China, albeit […]

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Millions of Chinese ordered back to work but infection risk remains high | World news

The Chinese authorities are trying to usher the country back to work, a month after announcing the unprecedented quarantine of millions of people. But they face a difficult balancing act between containing the virus and supporting a faltering economy. Wuhan and surrounding Hubei province, the centre of the outbreak, have been the focus of disease […]

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UAE confirms new coronavirus case in family arriving from China

A family in the United Arab Emirates, arriving from China’s central city of Wuhan, has been diagnosed with a case of the new coronavirus, the health ministry said on Wednesday, Trend with reference to Reuters reports. It is the first known confirmed case in the UAE of a virus that has killed at least 132 […]

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Coronavirus: China death toll climbs to 106 with first fatality in Beijing – live updates | Science

5.39am GMT05:39 One of the curious thing to come out of the Australian news conference about school advice with regards to coronavirus, is that speakers reiterated that there hasn’t been person-to-person transmission of the virus in Australia. “There is no evidence,” said the NSW chief health officer, Kerry Chant. Yesterday the federal health minister also […]

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At least 17 killed as extreme cold sweeps across Afghanistan

A severe cold snap killed at least 17 people in Afghanistan, government officials said, as heavy snowfall and rain continued to lash parts of the country, Trend reports citing Reuters. Afghanistan is no stranger to extreme winter weather, during which various warring groups in the country have historically ceased hostilities, but this year has been […]

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Azerbaijan’s Azercosmos and Turkey’s Digiturk sign co-op agreements

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Dec. 27 Trend: Azerbaijan’s Azercosmos OJSC and Turkey’s Digiturk digital platform signed cooperation agreements with Vodafone mobile communication operator, Azercosmos told Trend. In accordance with the contract, Digiturk will broadcast football games in Turkey, using the Azerspace-1 satellite. Vodafone will also render these services using the resources of Azerspace-1 satellite. The contracts signed […]

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Peace, goodwill and mafia murders mark Christmas in Italy | World news

In the run-up to Christmas, police in Italy arrested dozens of suspected members of the Neapolitan mafia, the Camorra. The arrests confirmed what many in Italy already knew: the mafia’s criminal activities don’t take a festive break. According to prosecutors, the suspects, arrested between 10 and 13 December in Naples and Caserta, had started to […]

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Nancy Pelosi on Trump: 'He'll be impeached for ever' – live

‘No matter what the Senate does – he’s impeached for ever’ Trump to sign spending deal today including $738bn defense bill Help us cover the critical issues of 2020. Consider making a contribution 7.41pm GMT Two senior Trump advisers, White House counsel Pat Cipollone and legislative affairs director Eric Ueland, are visiting Capitol Hill to […]

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