China virus: Workers build new hospital in Wuhan

China virus: Workers build new hospital in Wuhan

Aerial images show Chinese authorities racing to build a 1000-bed hospital in Wuhan, as the country battles to contain a deadly viral epidemic. COMPLETES VIDI1OF5MW_EN
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France: Eiffel Tower says 'Merci' to healthcare workers fighting COVID-19

France: Eiffel Tower says 'Merci' to healthcare workers fighting COVID-19

The Eiffel Tower pays tribute with a special light show spelling "Merci" to France's healthcare workers, who are on the frontline of the coronavirus fight.
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Paris ducks enjoy a night out as lockdown keeps humans indoors

Paris ducks enjoy a night out as lockdown keeps humans indoors

As France continues its confinement, wildlife is claiming some of the space back. Ducks are no longer content to simply stay along the Seine river, they now wander the quiet streets of Paris as seen on Friday evening near the Comédie Française the...
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Place de la Concorde in Paris deserted on 12th day of coronavirus lockdown

Place de la Concorde in Paris deserted on 12th day of coronavirus lockdown

Only a few walkers and runners are seen on the usually busy the Place de la Concorde in Paris on the 12th day of coronavirus lockdown.
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Hollywood costumers sew to help fight against coronavirus

Hollywood costumers sew to help fight against coronavirus

Hollywood costume designers and costumers in Los Angeles have united to set up a drive-thru mask-making kits distribution center in efforts to fight the coronavirus. Volunteers can pick up a kit with everything needed to sew 24 masks at home for h...
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Amid coronavirus, Berlin makes way for cyclists

Amid coronavirus, Berlin makes way for cyclists

The city of Berlin is adapting car lanes so they can be used as bicycle lanes as part of a pilot project to reduce the number of COVID-19 contaminations among cyclists and to encourage people to avoid public transport.
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Coronavirus: Shops remain open as Kabul lockdown begins

Coronavirus: Shops remain open as Kabul lockdown begins

Shops remain open as Kabul goes under lockdown, part of a planned three-week isolation period to help curb the spread of Covid-19. Afghanistan has officially recorded four deaths and 110 cases of coronavirus, but the true figure is feared to be ma...
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Coronavirus: Cellist Camilo Peralta performs on his balcony in Paris

Coronavirus: Cellist Camilo Peralta performs on his balcony in Paris

Cellist Camilo Peralta performs for his neighbours on his balcony in Paris on the 12th day of lockdown. France on Friday extended its coronavirus lockdown for another two weeks as Prime Minister Edouard Philippe warned of "difficult days" to come ...
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Coronavirus: Champs-Elysees lies empty on 12th day of lockdown

Coronavirus: Champs-Elysees lies empty on 12th day of lockdown

A few cars, a handful of people and an empty avenue lined with closed shops. It's just another day of lockdown on the Champs-Elysees. France on Friday extended its coronavirus lockdown for another two weeks as Prime Minister Edouard Philippe warne...
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Coronavirus: Belgian hospital converts snorkelling masks into emergency ventilators

Coronavirus: Belgian hospital converts snorkelling masks into emergency ventilators

Based on research carried out in Italy, the Erasme hospital in Brussels has developed a device which transforms a Decathlon snorkelling mask into an emergency ventilator for patients suffering with COVID-19, to help mitigate any shortage of ventil...
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Two French patients evacuated to Germany by helicopter

Two French patients evacuated to Germany by helicopter

For the very first time, two French coronavirus patients are evacuated by military helicopter. They are flown from Metz to a hospital in Essen, Germany.
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Coronavirus : Russia closes its shops and restaurants

Coronavirus : Russia closes its shops and restaurants

To combat the spread of the novel coronavirus, Russia announces the closure of all shops and restaurants in the country from 28 March to 5 April, with the exception of food shops and pharmacies. The country has officially recorded 840 cases of COV...
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Coronavirus: LA field hospital set up but lacking doctors

Coronavirus: LA field hospital set up but lacking doctors

Faced with an expected surge of coronavirus cases, Riverside County -- east of Los Angeles -- transforms a building inside its fairgrounds into a 125-bed field hospital to care for future patients. While electricity and air-conditioning are set up...
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Hundreds arrive in Wuhan as China eases lockdown restrictions

Hundreds arrive in Wuhan as China eases lockdown restrictions

Wuhan, the original ground zero of the coronavirus pandemic, partially reopens after more than two months of almost total isolation. The city of 11 million people was placed under lockdown in January with residents forbidden to leave, roadblocks r...
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Coronavirus: New York industrial firms retooled to manufacture protective face shields

Coronavirus: New York industrial firms retooled to manufacture protective face shields

In just a few days, some industries in the Navy Yard studios in Brooklyn New York retooled their production line to manufacture protective gears for health workers to combat the coronavirus. Michael Duggal explains how his graphic and printing com...
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African countries in lockdown to escape coronavirus

African countries in lockdown to escape coronavirus

The military in the streets, road blocks, teargas to clear markets: countries across Africa shut down to slow the spread of COVID-19 as the global death toll from pandemic approaches 25,000.
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Coronavirus: Italy's police uses drones to enforce lockdown

Coronavirus: Italy's police uses drones to enforce lockdown

After helicopters and patrols, Italy's Guardia di Finanza (police) is now using drones to keep an eye on the population and make sure there are no gatherings, as Italy continues its lockdown to stem the spread of the coronavirus.
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Coronavirus: French Riviera yacht owners sound horns in support of medical staff

Coronavirus: French Riviera yacht owners sound horns in support of medical staff

In the port of Nice, southern France, yacht and boat owners sound their foghorns and applaud in support of the medical staff fighting against the coronavirus pandemic, that has caused 1,995 deaths in the country.
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Coronavirus: Eiffel Tower says "Thank You" to crisis responders

Coronavirus: Eiffel Tower says "Thank You" to crisis responders

Paris's Eiffel Tower pays tribute to the people mobilised in the face of the coronavirus crisis with a glittering message reading "Merci" (Thank You), also advising people between 2000 and 2300 local time to "stay at home".
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Belgium's homeless struggling under virus lockdown

Belgium's homeless struggling under virus lockdown

Stay home to avoid coronavirus: simple advice but impossible for those who live on the streets. In Brussels, local support group Samusocial is trying to help them and has set up a crisis centre for those tested positive with COVID-19.
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UK: PM has coronavirus but continues to lead government response (Gove)

UK: PM has coronavirus but continues to lead government response (Gove)

British Minister for the Cabinet Office Michael Gove speaks at the daily government briefing on COVID-19 as Prime Minister Boris Johnson self-isolates after testing positive for the virus.
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Coronavirus: Gaza mosques close over virus measures

Coronavirus: Gaza mosques close over virus measures

Mosques lie empty of Muslim worshippers after the Gaza Strip authorities closed all mosques in the Palestinian enclave as a measure to contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. The health ministry reported on Thursday seven new cases of novel c...
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'I'm going to need help breathing': Nurse describes COVID-19

'I'm going to need help breathing': Nurse describes COVID-19

Aurore Jegu-Petrot, a French nurse who is asthmatic and now recovering from COVID-19, describes the symptoms she felt when she was infected with the coronavirus.
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Coronavirus: South Africa police patrol to enforce lockdown

Coronavirus: South Africa police patrol to enforce lockdown

Police in South Africa patrol Hillbrow neighbourhood in Johannesburg to enforce the country's lockdown. South Africa, which now has the highest numbers of infections on the continent, has ordered a 21-day lockdown to step the novel coronavirus out...
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Coronavirus: roadblocks set up in South Africa to enforce lockdown

Coronavirus: roadblocks set up in South Africa to enforce lockdown

As part of a three-week lockdown, roadblocks have been set up in South Africa to dissuade movement, in an effort to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus.
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