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    WHO concerned as deaths double in a week

    Agence France-Presse . Madrid | Updated at 01:07am on April 02, 2020

    The World Health Organization said Wednesday that it was concerned about the recent ‘rapid escalation’ and global spread of the new coronavirus pandemic. ‘The number...

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    UK govt promises more coronavirus tests as criticism grows

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 09:32pm on April 01, 2020

    Britain said Wednesday it would soon begin testing 25,000 people daily for COVID-19 as criticism of the government grew over low numbers of testing compared...

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    Coronavirus transforms New York as US deaths top 4,000

    Agence France-Presse . New York | Updated at 12:08pm on April 01, 2020

    Emergency field hospitals were readied in New York’s Central Park and at the home of the US Open tennis tournament as the number of American...

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    Italy doctors warn of ‘bio bombs’ from patients sent to care homes

    Agence France-Presse. Rome | Updated at 11:53am on April 01, 2020

    Italian doctors and unions have warned that a government policy to send patients discharged from hospital but still positive for coronavirus to care homes is...

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    UK reports 381 COVID-19 deaths in 24 hours

    Agence France-Presse. London | Updated at 11:27am on April 01, 2020

    Britain reported a record daily coronavirus death toll of 381 on Tuesday— more than double the number of nationwide deaths posted in previous 24 hours....

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    Global coronavirus death toll tops 40,000

    Agence France-Presse. Paris | Updated at 11:17am on April 01, 2020

    The novel coronavirus pandemic killed more than 40,000 people worldwide with nearly three-quarters of the deaths in Europe, according to an AFP tally at 16:20...

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    Study shows middle-age coronavirus mortality risk

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 12:36am on April 01, 2020

    Middle-aged people, and not just the elderly, have a dramatically higher risk of dying or developing serious illness from COVID-19, new research from Britain showed...

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    Worldwide lockdown hardens

    Agence France-Presse . Madrid | Updated at 11:48pm on March 31, 2020

    Tightened lockdowns across the planet saw nearly half of humanity told to stay at home in a bid to stem the spiralling coronavirus pandemic, as...

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    Up to 2 years in jail for spitting on police in Belgium

    Agence France-Presse . Brussels | Updated at 09:33pm on March 31, 2020

    Another sign of the times under coronavirus: spitting on a police officer in Belgium now carries punishment of up to two years in prison, seen...

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    102-year-old woman recovers from COVID-19

    New Age . Online Desk | Updated at 03:44pm on March 31, 2020

    A 102-year-old woman has recovered from coronavirus in the northern Italian city of Genoa after spending more than 20 days in hospital, doctors who treated...