Virus-hit Hong Kong racing gallops on behind closed doors

Virus-hit Hong Kong racing gallops on behind closed doors

Jockeys break from the stalls at Hong Kong's famous Happy Valley racecourse. But there is no customary Wednesday night roar from excited punters, as the grandstands remain empty. Welcome to horse racing behind closed doors, the latest sporting vic...
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Coronavirus: Volunteers distribute food in Panama

Coronavirus: Volunteers distribute food in Panama

Volunteers in Panama carry bags of food provided by the government to low-income families amid a national lockdown to stem the coronavirus pandemic.
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Images outside Houston hospital approved to deliver new coronavirus treatment

Images outside Houston hospital approved to deliver new coronavirus treatment

Medical staff members are seen outside Houston Methodist Hospital, where donated plasma from a recovered COVID-19 patient was transfused to a critically-ill COVID-19 patient.
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Gaza bakery raises COVID-19 awareness with a special cake

Gaza bakery raises COVID-19 awareness with a special cake

Palestinian bakers prepare a cake portraying a girl wearing a protective mask to raise awareness amid the coronavirus pandemic in the city of Khan Yunis in the Gaza Strip, where 12 cases have been reported.
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French companies respond to increasing demand for medical equipment

French companies respond to increasing demand for medical equipment

"One bed means one life!" In Pluvigner, in the Morbihan region of France, employees of the Hill-Rom company are working hard to manufacture medical beds. In the town of Sarzeau, another company specialising in nautical fabrics is creating protecti...
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People get tested at a drive-thru coronavirus location in Florida

People get tested at a drive-thru coronavirus location in Florida

People get tested at a coronavirus drive-thru testing site, which was set up in the parking lot of the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami.
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Californian kids take online yoga classes to stay healthy amid pandemic

Californian kids take online yoga classes to stay healthy amid pandemic

As Californians are asked to stay at home and schools are closed, some preschools are using online tools to keep the kids active and connected. Little Beans Preschool in Berkeley is offering yoga classes to all its students twice a week.
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Coronavirus: WHO concerned at 'rapid escalation' of pandemic as deaths double in a week

Coronavirus: WHO concerned at 'rapid escalation' of pandemic as deaths double in a week

World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says he is concerned about the recent "rapid escalation" and global spread of the new coronavirus pandemic. "The number of deaths has more than doubled in the past week... in the next few ...
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COVID-19 patients quarantined at beachside RV park near LA

COVID-19 patients quarantined at beachside RV park near LA

A number of trailers are being used to isolate coronavirus patients at Dockweiler Beach RV Park near Los Angeles.
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Coronavirus: More than 500 deaths in one day in the UK

Coronavirus: More than 500 deaths in one day in the UK

British Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Alok Sharma says that 563 people have died from coronavirus in the UK in one day, a new record marking a clear acceleration of the pandemic and bringing the death toll to 2,35...
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Brooklyn hospital gets refrigerated truck to deal with coronavirus death toll

Brooklyn hospital gets refrigerated truck to deal with coronavirus death toll

Brooklyn Hospital Center places a refrigerated truck on its parking lot in order to deal with the spike in COVID-19 death toll. The pandemic has killed more than 1,700 New Yorkers to date.
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Animal adoptions soar in Australia during coronavirus shutdown

Animal adoptions soar in Australia during coronavirus shutdown

Demand for rescue animals has soared in Australia as people stuck at home because of the coronavirus seek out cats and dogs to help them through the pandemic. Amid tightening restrictions the shelter is considering the possibility of delivering an...
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Coronavirus: Central Paris virtually deserted on 16th day of lockdown

Coronavirus: Central Paris virtually deserted on 16th day of lockdown

On the morning of the 16th day of lockdown in France, the banks of the river Seine in Paris and the city's districts remain virtually deserted.
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US stocks open sharply lower on deepening coronavirus hit

US stocks open sharply lower on deepening coronavirus hit

The New York Stock Exchange opening bell rings as Wall Street stocks fall sharply in early trading on weak jobs data and a pessimistic warning from President Donald Trump about the rising US death toll from the coronavirus.
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Coronavirus: Kenya president apologises for police violence amid curfews

Coronavirus: Kenya president apologises for police violence amid curfews

Kenya's president on Wednesday apologised for violence meted out by police following the declaration of a nationwide curfew last week to curb the spread of coronavirus.
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Coronavirus: Gaza factory makes healthcare garments for protection

Coronavirus: Gaza factory makes healthcare garments for protection

Queen Tex factory in Gaza used to specialise in manufacturing shirts and jeans, but with the novel coronavirus epidemic sweeping the globe it has pivoted into medicalwear.
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Coronavirus: Gaza barbers sterilise equipment to keep shops running

Coronavirus: Gaza barbers sterilise equipment to keep shops running

With barbers remaining open for now in the Gaza Strip, their shelfs have a box full of gloves and masks and a sanitising spray alongside their scissors and hair gel to keep customers safe amid coronavirus fears. The Ministry of Health demanded bar...
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Coronavirus: Patients evacuated from Paris region in medicalised train arrive in Rennes

Coronavirus: Patients evacuated from Paris region in medicalised train arrive in Rennes

Ambulances carrying patients evacuated from the Ile-de-France region on board the second medicalised high-speed train that left Paris in the morning leave the train station in Rennes, under the applause of locals.
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US Capitol deserted as Washington DC starts first day of stay-at-home order

US Capitol deserted as Washington DC starts first day of stay-at-home order

The US Capitol is deserted as Washington, DC wakes up on its first day of stay-at-home order. Three-quarters of Americans are now under some form of lockdown as the United States braces for the full impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
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Coronavirus: Turkey death toll exceeds 200

Coronavirus: Turkey death toll exceeds 200

Turkey registers over 200 deaths from COVID-19 as countries grapple with the outbreak of the new coronavirus which has swept the globe and claimed more than 30,000 lives.
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Coronavirus: senior citizens' gym classes from lockdown balconies

Coronavirus: senior citizens' gym classes from lockdown balconies

Almost 80 years old, confined to an apartment but far from "dead". Thanks to gym classes given by Bordeaux-based sports instructor Sébastien Manko, 79-year-old Germaine and around 50 others in a senior citizens' residence are given some respite du...
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Coronavirus: Second train evacuating patients to Brittany departs from Paris

Coronavirus: Second train evacuating patients to Brittany departs from Paris

The second fully medicalised high-speed train evacuating coronavirus patients from Ile-de-France to Brittany passes through the Paris suburbs after leaving Paris-Austerlitz station. On board are 12 patients who will be taken care of in Rennes.
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Masks against coronavirus

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Coronavirus: Ambulances transfer patients to Paris-Austerlitz station

Coronavirus: Ambulances transfer patients to Paris-Austerlitz station

Several ambulances head to Paris-Austerlitz station with Covid-19 patients on board. The patients are due to be transferred onto fully medicalised trains that will take them to Brittany.
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Coronavirus: First train evacuating patients to Brittany departs from Paris

Coronavirus: First train evacuating patients to Brittany departs from Paris

The first high-speed train evacuating coronavirus patients from Ile-de-France to Brittany leaves Paris-Austerlitz station. On board are 24 patients who will be taken care of in Saint-Brieuc and Brest.
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