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    Italy’s doctors look for help from sleek new robots

    Agence France-Presse . Varese, Italy | Updated at 11:15pm on April 04, 2020

    The shiny new robots gently check the pulses of highly infectious patients on life support in the Italian epicentre of COVID-19. The doctors and nurses...

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    Virus patients in Spain get five-star hotel quarantine

    Agence France-Presse . Barcelona | Updated at 11:10pm on April 04, 2020

    An ambulance driver wearing a white protective gown enters a Barcelona hotel and announces the arrival of three new ‘customers’ — a trio of coronavirus...

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    Swiss firm offers luxury isolation stays amid coronavirus outbreak

    Agence France-Presse Geneva, Switzerland | Updated at 03:39pm on April 04, 2020

    The hotel and tourism industries have been all but flattened by the coronavirus pandemic, but one Swiss firm has found a way to stay afloat...

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    Global COVID death toll crosses 61,000

    Agence France-Presse . Madrid | Updated at 12:22pm on April 04, 2020

    Americans on Saturday came to grips with recommendations to wear masks against the coronavirus, while Spain added to hopes that Europe could be turning a...

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    Merkel returns to office after quarantine stint

    Agence France-Presse . Berlin | Updated at 01:20am on April 04, 2020

    German chancellor Angela Merkel left her Berlin home for the first time in almost two weeks on Friday, after she was forced into quarantine following...

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    Putin prolongs coronavirus work shutdown

    Agence France-Presse . Moscow | Updated at 11:44pm on April 03, 2020

    President Vladimir Putin announced on Thursday the extension of a non-working period in Russia to slow the spread of the coronavirus until April 30 as...

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    US, Spanish deaths surge as world virus toll breaks 54,000

    Agence France-Presse . Madrid | Updated at 04:46pm on April 03, 2020

    The number of confirmed coronavirus deaths accelerated past 54,000 on Friday as the United States, Spain and Britain grappled with their highest tolls yet and...

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    Global virus cases top a million, deaths surpass 50,000

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:44am on April 03, 2020

    Confirmed coronavirus cases approached one million around the world on Thursday as Europe reeled from the pandemic and the United States reported record numbers of...

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    UK will massively increase testing: Johnson

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 12:21am on April 03, 2020

    Prime minister Boris Johnson said Britain would ‘massively increase testing’ amid a growing wave of criticism on Thursday about his government’s failure to provide widespread...

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    UN’s COP26 climate summit postponed

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 12:11am on April 03, 2020

    The UN’s COP 26 climate change summit due to take place in the Scottish city of Glasgow in November has been postponed due to the...

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