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    Britain set for 66,000 COVID-19 deaths, most in Europe: study

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 11:21pm on April 07, 2020

    Britain could see as many as 66,000 COVID-19 deaths during the first wave of the current pandemic, new research showed Tuesday, making the outbreak there...

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    ‘Idiot’ Kiwi health minister breaks lockdown, keeps job

    Agence France-Presse . Wellington | Updated at 11:04pm on April 07, 2020

    New Zealand’s health minister described himself as ‘an idiot’ Tuesday for breaking lockdown restrictions, but kept his job coordinating the South Pacific nation’s COVID-19 response...

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    Celebrities hit by the coronavirus

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 10:40pm on April 07, 2020

    From world leaders and royalty to musicians, sports stars and actors, the coronavirus has hit millions around the world, including the rich and famous. Here...

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    World short of 6m nurses: WHO

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 02:26pm on April 07, 2020

    As COVID-19 captures global headlines, the World Health Organisation warned Tuesday that the world needs nearly six million nurses. The UN’s health agency along with...

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    Global toll soars to 73,000

    Agenge France-Presse . London | Updated at 12:41pm on April 07, 2020

    The COVID-10 pandemic’s relentless death march across the planet has already claimed more than 73,000 victims out of 1.32 million confirmed cases, with warnings that...

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    British PM in ICU as global deaths soar

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 02:53am on April 07, 2020

    British prime minister Boris Johnson battled the coronavirus in intensive care on Tuesday as death tolls in the United States and Europe reached new heights...

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    Queen says collective effort will defeat COVID-19

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 10:16pm on April 06, 2020

    Queen Elizabeth II on Sunday thanked healthcare workers on the frontline of the fight against the coronavirus outbreak, promising that a united effort would help...

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    Irish PM to work for health service during coronavirus crisis

    Agence France-Presse . Dublin | Updated at 10:11pm on April 06, 2020

    Irish prime minister Leo Varadkar has rejoined the medical register to help the health service during the coronavirus crisis, a government spokesman said Sunday. Dr...

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    Boris Johnson in hospital for precautionary COVID-19 tests

    Agence France-Presse. London | Updated at 11:44am on April 06, 2020

    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was taken to hospital on Sunday for tests, his office said, 10 days after he tested positive for coronavirus. Johnson,...

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    Coronavirus pandemic increasing poverty in UK

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 01:56am on April 06, 2020

    The coronavirus pandemic is increasing poverty in Britain, where levels are already high after a decade of austerity triggered by the global financial crisis, according...