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WHO says coronavirus situation ‘worsening’ worldwide

  THE World Health Organization said Monday that the coronavirus pandemic situation was worsening around the globe, as it warned against complacency. The WHO said it had recorded its highest daily tally of new infections, with COVID-19 raging in the Americas. And as mass protests for racial justice sweep across the United States and beyond, […]

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WHO warns of ‘second peak’ in areas where COVID-19 declining

  GENEVA (Reuters) – Countries where coronavirus infections are declining could still face an “immediate second peak” if they let up too soon on measures to halt the outbreak, the World Health Organization said on Monday.   Ryan said epidemics often come in waves, which means that outbreaks could come back later this year in […]

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Pampered Kuwaitis quibble in five-star quarantine

The meat is too fatty and the staff are slow to clean up coffee stains — some Kuwaitis quarantined in five-star hotels due to the coronavirus outbreak have a litany of complaints. Authorities in the oil-rich country have forced citizens returning from abroad to isolate for 14 days in luxury properties before they are permitted […]

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Joy, relief as exodus from Wuhan begins

Voicing joy and excitement from behind face masks, tens of thousands of people fled Wuhan on Wednesday after a 76-day travel ban was lifted on the Chinese city where the coronavirus pandemic first emerged. Previously quiet train and bus stations bustled as an exodus began from the city of 11 million, with some passengers wearing […]

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Virus forces Spain into lockdown

MADRID, Spain (AFP) – Spain and France have imposed sweeping restrictions to fight the spread of the novel coronavirus-2019 that has infected more than 150,000 people worldwide. Spain on Saturday followed Italy and imposed a near total nationwide lockdown, banning people from leaving home except to go to work, get medical care, or buy food. […]

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Trump tests negative for COVID

WASHINGTON (AFP) – President Donald Trump has tested negative for the novel coronavirus, his physician said Saturday, following concerns over his exposure to a disease that has paralyzed the globe. Trump agreed to the test after coming in contact with several members of a Brazilian presidential delegation visiting his Florida resort who have since tested […]

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