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    One in five coronavirus infected asymptomatic: study

    Agence France-Presse . Berlin | Updated at 09:43pm on May 04, 2020

    One in five people infected with the novel coronavirus shows no symptoms, according to results published Monday of a German study into infections in a small district which could have an impact...

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    Chaos outside liquor stores as India eases virus lockdown

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 04:15pm on May 04, 2020

    Police used batons on Monday to beat back thirsty Indians jostling to buy alcohol for the first time in 40 days as the government eased further the world’s biggest coronavirus lockdown...

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    Canada to launch online mental health care service amid pandemic

    Agence France-Presse . Ottawa | Updated at 03:49pm on May 04, 2020

    Canada will invest CAN $240 million to develop virtual care and mental health tools for residents to better cope with the consequences of the novel coronavirus pandemic, prime minister Justin Trudeau said on Sunday...

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    Italy begins to ease nationwide coronavirus lockdown

    Agence France-Presse . Rome | Updated at 11:46am on May 04, 2020

    Stir-crazy Italians will be free to stroll and visit relatives for the first time in nine weeks on Monday as Europe’s hardest-hit country eases back the world’s longest nationwide coronavirus lockdown...

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    Global coronavirus cases top 3.5m

    Agence France-Presse . Rome | Updated at 11:23am on May 04, 2020

    Millions of Europeans emerged with relief from coronavirus confinement on Monday, with hard-hit Italy leading the way out of the world’s longest lockdown. At least 3.5 million people are now known to have been...

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    Japan extends coronavirus state of emergency until May 31

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 10:56am on May 04, 2020

    Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe on Monday extended a state of emergency over the coronavirus until the end of May, warning it was too soon to begin relaxing restrictions. But Abe said a review of the situation would be...

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    Trump says US to have COVID-19 vaccine by end of 2020

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 10:22am on May 04, 2020

    United States president Donald Trump on Sunday said that the United States would have a coronavirus vaccine by the end of this year...

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    Europe prepares to ease lockdown with pandemic signs ebbing

    Agence France-Presse . Rome | Updated at 11:48pm on May 03, 2020

    European nations on Sunday prepared for further cautious easing of coronavirus restrictions following signs the pandemic may be slowing, with hard-hit Italy set to follow Spain in allowing people...

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    Iran warns of nuclear deal ‘death’ if arms embargo extended

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 09:52pm on May 03, 2020

    A top Iranian official on Sunday warned that a nuclear deal the US withdrew unilaterally from would ‘die forever’ if an arms embargo on Tehran is extended. The United States is campaigning to extend the ban on...

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    Shots fired from North Korea believed to be accidental: Pompeo

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 09:50pm on May 03, 2020

    US secretary of state Mike Pompeo said shots fired Sunday from North Korea towards the South in the DMZ that divides the peninsula were believed to have been ‘accidental.’ ‘Handful of shots came...