Coronavirus: Wuhan residents at train station as city exit ban lifted

Coronavirus: Wuhan residents at train station as city exit ban lifted

Travellers board a train departing from Wuhan Railway Station as Chinese authorities lift a more than two-month ban on travel from the city in Hubei Province.
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Coronavirus: Trump threatens putting 'hold' on funding to World Health Organization

Coronavirus: Trump threatens putting 'hold' on funding to World Health Organization

US President Donald Trump threatens to put a "hold" on funds to the World Health Organization, accusing it of bias toward China and performing badly in the coronavirus pandemic. "We're going to put a very powerful hold on it and we're going to see...
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French actors read children stories online during COVID-19 confinement

French actors read children stories online during COVID-19 confinement

Every afternoon for 45 minutes, dozens of children in France aged 5 to 12 turn on their computers to listen to professional actors read them stories online. French children read them
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Wuhan residents relieved but cautious day before travel curbs lifted

Wuhan residents relieved but cautious day before travel curbs lifted

Residents say they are relived but still cautious a day before the government plans to lift travel curbs from the contagion's epicentre of Wuhan. Authorities have warned though that various restrictions on movement would remain to guard against ...
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Texas police check cars at border with Louisiana amid COVID-19 travel restrictions

Texas police check cars at border with Louisiana amid COVID-19 travel restrictions

Texas state troopers check cars crossing over from Louisiana in a move to further cut off travel from a neighboring state that has been among the hardest hit by the coronavirus. Those entering Texas via road from Louisiana are subject to 14 days o...
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Wisconsin holds primary vote despite coronavirus crisis

Wisconsin holds primary vote despite coronavirus crisis

Wisconsin controversially holds its presidential primary as planned despite a state-wide stay-at-home order and concern that the election could expose thousands of voters and poll workers to the coronavirus.
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Coronavirus: France deaths now exceed 10,000

Coronavirus: France deaths now exceed 10,000

France has crossed the threshold of 10,000 deaths due to the coronavirus, with 7,091 recorded in hospital and 3,237 in old age homes. ANIMATED VIDEO
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Messages of support for COVID-19 stricken Boris Johnson displayed on LED screen outside London hospi

Messages of support for COVID-19 stricken Boris Johnson displayed on LED screen outside London hospi

A truck stationed outside London's St Thomas' Hospital displays messages of support for British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Messages on its LED screen call on people to clap for him as he battles to make a recovery from COVID-19.
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Coronavirus: New York City cathedral to become field hospital

Coronavirus: New York City cathedral to become field hospital

Images show the exterior of New York City's Cathedral of St. John the Divine, which is adding nearly 400 beds to the nave of the church for patients from Mt. Sinai Hospital a couple of blocks away.
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Coronavirus: field hospital opens in convention centre in New Orleans

Coronavirus: field hospital opens in convention centre in New Orleans

A field hospital opens at a convention centre in New Orleans to relieve pressure on surrounding hospitals.
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Acting UK PM: Boris Johnson 'breathing without any assistance'

Acting UK PM: Boris Johnson 'breathing without any assistance'

Dominic Raab, the British Foreign Secretary who has been delegated to act as acting Prime Minister by Boris Johnson while he is treated in intensive care for coronavirus, says Johnson 'remained stable overnight' and is 'breathing without any assis...
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Coronavirus: thousands flock to leave Wuhan as outbound travel ban ends

Coronavirus: thousands flock to leave Wuhan as outbound travel ban ends

Thousands of travellers flock to catch trains leaving Wuhan, minutes before authorities lift a ban on outbound travel from the hard-hit city where the coronavirus pandemic first emerged. The lockdown had been in place since January 23.
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Coronavirus: Kosovo company harnesses 3D printers to develop a ventilator

Coronavirus: Kosovo company harnesses 3D printers to develop a ventilator

A 3D printer manufacturer in Pristina is harnessing its equipment to develop a ventilator to help coronavirus patients. With more than half of the parts made by 3D printers, the model aims to automate the operation of BVM (bag valve mask) in a che...
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Forest fire intensifies in Chernobyl nuclear zone

Forest fire intensifies in Chernobyl nuclear zone

A forest fire in the Chernobyl nuclear exclusion zone spreads further, fanned by strong winds, authorities say, insisting that radiation levels remained normal.
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Ocean Drive deserted as Miami Beach mandatory mask rule kicks in

Ocean Drive deserted as Miami Beach mandatory mask rule kicks in

A few people are seen walking and cycling on Ocean Drive in Miami Beach as authorities issue a mandatory mask rule for anyone entering a public place.
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Coronavirus: Palestinian bodybuilder trains at home due to lockdown

Coronavirus: Palestinian bodybuilder trains at home due to lockdown

Palestinian fitness trainer and bodybuilder Mohammad Shweiki films himself training at home in Jerusalem and posts the videos online after authorities closed gyms due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. So far, Israel has officially reported 9006 C...
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Home-made face coverings against the virus

Home-made face coverings against the virus

The WHO said Monday that facemasks could be justified in areas where hand-washing and physical distancing were difficult. Original videographic on homemade cloth face covering.
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Ukrainian city prepares hundreds of graves for anticipated coronavirus victims

Ukrainian city prepares hundreds of graves for anticipated coronavirus victims

Officials in the eastern Ukrainian city of Dnipro have divided public opinion by preparing more than 600 graves for coronavirus victims ahead of anticipated deaths. The city have dug 615 graves and readied 2,000 body bags in preparation for COVID-...
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Coronavirus: Joggers react as Paris bans all outdoor exercise from 10am to 7pm

Coronavirus: Joggers react as Paris bans all outdoor exercise from 10am to 7pm

Joggers in Paris react to City Hall's decision to ban all individual sporting activities in Paris between 10am and 7pm, following an uptick in the number of people exercising outside as France enters its fourth week of coronavirus lockdown.
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Migrants in Mexico shelters express worries over coronavirus pandemic

Migrants in Mexico shelters express worries over coronavirus pandemic

Central American migrants stranded at the Mexico-US border put in place preventative COVID-19 measures as they put their dreams on hold at a shelter in Juarez.
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Coronavirus: New Yorkers line up outside hospital for testing

Coronavirus: New Yorkers line up outside hospital for testing

New Yorkers wear face masks and abide by social distancing guidelines as they line up outside Elmhurst Hospital in the borough of Queens to get tested for the coronavirus.
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Coronavirus: Global death toll tops 75,000 (AFP tally)

Coronavirus: Global death toll tops 75,000 (AFP tally)

The coronavirus pandemic has killed more than 75,000 people people worldwide, the majority of them in Europe, since it emerged in China in December, according to a tally compiled by AFP from official sources at 0945 GMT Tuesday. ANIMATED VIDEO
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Wuhan: Aerials as China prepares to lift coronavirus lockdown

Wuhan: Aerials as China prepares to lift coronavirus lockdown

Drone footage shows high rise residential buildings, a park and the Yangtze river in Wuhan as China prepares to lift the lockdown that has been in place over the central city since January 23.
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Coronavirus: Deserted streets of Glasgow

Coronavirus: Deserted streets of Glasgow

Images show the deserted streets of Scotland's most populous city as the UK battles the coronavirus outbreak. The pandemic's relentless death march across the planet has already claimed more than 73,000 victims out of 1.32 million confirmed cases,...
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Coronvirus: Britain's Foreign Secretary Raab arrives to chair government coronavirus meeting

Coronvirus: Britain's Foreign Secretary Raab arrives to chair government coronavirus meeting

British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab arrives at Downing Street to chair the government's daily coronavirus response meeting, as he deputises for Prime Minister Boris Johnson who was admitted to intensive care with a deteriorating case of coronav...
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Images of St Thomas' Hospital in London where British PM Boris Johnson was admitted to ICU

Images of St Thomas' Hospital in London where British PM Boris Johnson was admitted to ICU

Images of St Thomas' Hospital in London where British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was admitted to intensive care after testing positive for coronavirus on March 27. Foreign minister Dominic Raab is to take over his duties "where necessary", his D...
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Coronavirus: St Thomas' Hospital where UK PM Boris Johnson is in ICU

Coronavirus: St Thomas' Hospital where UK PM Boris Johnson is in ICU

Images show the scene outside St Thomas' Hospital in London where British Prime minister Boris Johnson is in intensive care. Johnson spent the night in the ICU with a deteriorating case of coronavirus and has been given oxygen but is not on a vent...
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Coronavirus: Brazil's Sao Paulo expects over 100,000 deaths

Coronavirus: Brazil's Sao Paulo expects over 100,000 deaths

Brazil's Sao Paulo state has said it expects tens of thousands of COVID-19 deaths in the next six months, and has extended its stay-at-home measures another two weeks.
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Coronavirus: Residents in Paris outskirts clap, sing for healthcare workers

Coronavirus: Residents in Paris outskirts clap, sing for healthcare workers

Residents sing and clap from their balconies in Malakoff, on the outskirts of Paris, to show their support to healthcare workers on the frontlines of the coronavirus epidemic on the 21st day of the lockdown.
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Ecuador city runs out of coffins amid COVID-19 crisis

Ecuador city runs out of coffins amid COVID-19 crisis

Soaring numbers of COVID-19 deaths in Ecuador's port city of Guayaquil have led to a shortage of coffins, forcing locals to resort to using cardboard boxes.
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Drive-through coronavirus testing site opens in downtown Washington

Drive-through coronavirus testing site opens in downtown Washington

The George Washington University Hospital opens a drive-through coronavirus testing site in the US capital as the pandemic spreads across the United States.
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Trump wishes 'friend' Johnson well, says US 'praying for his recovery'

Trump wishes 'friend' Johnson well, says US 'praying for his recovery'

US President Donald Trump sends his best wishes British Prime Minister and "friend" Boris Johnson, says Americans are "all praying for his recovery."
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Sitting ducks: fear stalks a Mumbai slum as virus cases inch up

Sitting ducks: fear stalks a Mumbai slum as virus cases inch up

In Mumbai's densely packed Dharavi neighbourhood -- one of Asia's largest slums -- coronavirus fears are growing as the number of cases climbs to five but residents say they have few options to escape its grip. RAW-INDIA-HEALTH-VIRUS-POVERTY-SLUMS
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Coronavirus: Residents in Paris outskirts clap, sing for healthcare workers

Coronavirus: Residents in Paris outskirts clap, sing for healthcare workers

Residents sing and clap from their balconies in Malakoff, on the outskirts of Paris, to support healthcare workers on the frontlines of the coronavirus epidemic on the 21st day of the lockdown.
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Coronavirus: France to begin 'vast testing operation' in nursing homes

Coronavirus: France to begin 'vast testing operation' in nursing homes

France will launch a "vast testing operation" in nursing homes -- where a total of 2,417 people have died since the start of the coronavirus epidemic -- to better protect residents, Health Minister Olivier Véran announces. COMPLETES VIDI1QF56D_EN
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Coronavirus: France reports record toll of 833 new deaths, including 605 in hospitals

Coronavirus: France reports record toll of 833 new deaths, including 605 in hospitals

France reports that 833 more people have died of COVID-19 in hospitals and nursing homes over the previous 24 hours, its highest daily toll since the epidemic began.
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Coronavirus: Lady Gaga announces a concert in support of the pandemic

Coronavirus: Lady Gaga announces a concert in support of the pandemic

The American singer Lady Gaga announces a concert against the coronavirus pandemic, which will take place and be broadcast worldwide on April 18. The announcement was made at a virtual press conference organised by the World Health Organization (...
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Coronavirus: Gaza restaurant prepares meals for quarantined Palestinians

Coronavirus: Gaza restaurant prepares meals for quarantined Palestinians

A restaurant in Gaza City prepares meals for Palestinians in quarantine centres as thousands of Palestinians who have returned to Gaza via Egypt have been quarantined as a precautionary measure. So far 12 cases have been confirmed, all of them pla...
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New York governor extends shutdown to April 29

New York governor extends shutdown to April 29

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo extends a shutdown in the epicenter of America's deadly coronavirus pandemic until near the end of April.
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Coronavirus: Migrants protest at Greek camp under virus lockdown

Coronavirus: Migrants protest at Greek camp under virus lockdown

Migrants hold banners in a sign of protest at the gate of the Malakasa camp near Athens, the second Greek migrant camp to be placed under lockdown after an Afghan resident tested positive for the coronavirus.
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New drive-through coronavirus testing site opens in Washington DC

New drive-through coronavirus testing site opens in Washington DC

Cars line up outside a newly opened drive-through coronavirus testing site at George Washington University in Washington, DC.
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'Covid', the baby tiger born under quarantine in a Mexican zoo

'Covid', the baby tiger born under quarantine in a Mexican zoo

A baby tiger who was born during quarantine has been called "Covid" at the Mexican Africa Bio Zoo in Cordoba (Veracruz). Zoo staff say the name is one of "hope" because the virus, despite being deadly, has forced people to "rethink".
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Coronavirus: Stockholm remains busy with people walking around as per usual

Coronavirus: Stockholm remains busy with people walking around as per usual

While other capital cities around Europe are deserted, Stockholm remains busy with people walking around as per usual. Sweden has not imposed extraordinary lockdown orders seen elsewhere in Europe to stem the spread of the virus, instead calling ...
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Undocumented tailors in France make masks for the Salvation Army

Undocumented tailors in France make masks for the Salvation Army

Despite being confined in a Salvation Army emergency shelter in Paris, undocumented migrants are doing their bit to help during the coronavirus epidemic, making hundreds of cloth masks for the disadvantaged people helped by the non-profit and its ...
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Coronavirus: Artist calls on Gazans to 'stay home' with sand sculpture

Coronavirus: Artist calls on Gazans to 'stay home' with sand sculpture

Dergham Krakeh, a Palestinian artist, calls on Gazans to "stay home" with sand carvings on a beach in Gaza City. So far, 12 cases have been confirmed in Gaza, all of them placed under quarantine. Thousands of Palestinians who have returned to Gaza...
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Coronavirus: Paris' Canal Saint-Martin deserted on 21st day of lockdown

Coronavirus: Paris' Canal Saint-Martin deserted on 21st day of lockdown

It's normally one of the liveliest spots in the French capital, bringing together tourists and Parisians alike to lounge along its banks. Canal Saint-Martin now lies deserted, a victim of France's lockdown. A nationwide stay-at-home order was impo...
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New York medics transport bodies to refrigerated truck, serving as temporary morgue

New York medics transport bodies to refrigerated truck, serving as temporary morgue

Medical personnel wearing full protective gear transport two bodies on stretchers from New York's Wyckoff Heights Medical Center to a refrigerated trailer repurposed as a makeshift morgue. As the United States' death toll races towards 10,000, in...
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Coronavirus: Affectionate Venezuelans say not touching is 'difficult'

Coronavirus: Affectionate Venezuelans say not touching is 'difficult'

José Antonio Freay tours a market in Venezuela's capital Caracas handing out mouthpieces in the middle of a quarantine for the new coronavirus. He avoids touching people, which is not easy for Venezuelans, who are used to effusive greetings with k...
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