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149 New Cases In 24 Hours, COVID-19 Count Crosses 800-Mark

149 New Cases In 24 Hours, COVID-19 Count Crosses 800-Mark

India saw the highest jump in coronavirus or COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours with 149 patients testing positive for the highly contagious illness in different parts of the country. The total is now 873, which includes 19 deaths, according to t...
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NDTV
Coronavirus - what events were cancelled this weekend?

Coronavirus - what events were cancelled this weekend?

A look at some of the sport and entertainment events that were due to take place this weekend before coronavirus forced a cancellation.
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Press Association
Why Isn't India Testing More People For Coronavirus? Health Minister Answers

Why Isn't India Testing More People For Coronavirus? Health Minister Answers

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan explains the steps taken by the government to contain the spread of coronavirus in the country. The minister says that India statrted technical consultation with experts a day after China reported about the viru...
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NDTV
110 New Cases In 24 Hours, COVID-19 Count Crosses 800-Mark

110 New Cases In 24 Hours, COVID-19 Count Crosses 800-Mark

110 New Cases In 24 Hours, COVID-19 Count Crosses 800-Mark
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NDTV
Convention Center to be used for virus patients

Convention Center to be used for virus patients

New Orleans is converting its convention center into a hospital that, once up and running, will be able to accommodate up to 3,000 coronavirus patients.
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Associated Press
De Blasio issues grim warning over virus threat

De Blasio issues grim warning over virus threat

De Blasio issues grim warning over virus threat
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Associated Press
NY design companies team up to make face masks

NY design companies team up to make face masks

Two design companies have teamed up in a makeshift assembly line in Brooklyn to help meet New York's demand for face shields to protect medical professionals dealing with the coronavirus crisis.
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Associated Press
Calif. governor thanks Trump for Mercy ship aid

Calif. governor thanks Trump for Mercy ship aid

California Governor Gavin Newsom thanked President Donald Trump Friday for supporting the use of the U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Mercy to treat non-coronavirus patients, allowing Los Angeles-area hospitals to care for those with COVID-19.
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Associated Press
Trump orders ventilators, demands appreciation

Trump orders ventilators, demands appreciation

After days of pleading from the nation’s governors, President Donald Trump took steps Friday to expand the federal government’s role in helping produce critically needed supplies, including ventilators to fight the coronavirus pandemic.
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Associated Press
Trump tells GM to make ventilators amid patient surge

Trump tells GM to make ventilators amid patient surge

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday invoked emergency powers to require General Motors to build much-needed ventilators as U.S. hospitals brace for a patient surge. Lisa Bernhard has more.
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Reuters
Trump invokes defense mechanism to tackle virus

Trump invokes defense mechanism to tackle virus

US President Donald Trump took steps Friday to expand the federal government’s role in helping to produce critically needed supplies to fight the coronavirus pandemic.
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Associated Press
Feds pledge billions in additional support to businesses battered by COVID-19

Feds pledge billions in additional support to businesses battered by COVID-19

The federal government upped its financial lifeline to small businesses suffering from COVID-19 on Friday by announcing increased wage subsidies for employers and offering interest-free loans so companies can pay their bill. The measures capped a ...
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Canadian Press
African countries in lockdown to escape coronavirus

African countries in lockdown to escape coronavirus

The military in the streets, road blocks, teargas to clear markets: countries across Africa shut down to slow the spread of COVID-19 as the global death toll from pandemic approaches 25,000.
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AFP
Data suggests B.C. efforts to flatten the curve of COVID-19 cases are starting to work

Data suggests B.C. efforts to flatten the curve of COVID-19 cases are starting to work

British Columbia health officials released Friday its “worst case scenario” data related to the COVID-19 pandemic but the province believes the numbers show it will more closely mirror the South Korean experience, rather than the situation in Italy.
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Canadian Press
Trump signs $2.2 trillion economic rescue package

Trump signs $2.2 trillion economic rescue package

President Donald Trump signs a $2.2 trillion economic rescue package, calling the bill much-needed relief for American workers reeling from the economic tumult caused by the coronavirus.
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Press Association
Pope holds dramatic solitary service

Pope holds dramatic solitary service

Pope Francis said the coronavirus had put everyone "in the same boat" as he held a dramatic, solitary prayer service in St. Peter's Square on Friday, urging the world to see the crisis as a test of solidarity and a reminder of basic values. This repo
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Reuters
DOD looks to put beds in Chicago convention center

DOD looks to put beds in Chicago convention center

Army Corps of Engineers officials are exploring ways to convert a sprawling convention center on Chicago's lakefront into a facility housing "about 3,000" beds that could be needed for patients suffering from COVID-19.
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Associated Press
Atlanta studio offers space during virus pandemic

Atlanta studio offers space during virus pandemic

Ryan Millsap, CEO of Blackhall Studios in Atlanta, is offering a 150-acre studio to federal and state governments in hopes to provide space for relief work during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
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Associated Press
Trump signs $2.2 trillion stimulus package

Trump signs $2.2 trillion stimulus package

President Donald Trump signed a $2.2 trillion economic rescue package Friday, calling the bill much-needed relief for American workers reeling from the economic tumult caused by the coronavirus.
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Associated Press
Shelters see spike in volunteers fostering animals

Shelters see spike in volunteers fostering animals

Volunteer organizers with the Humane Rescue Alliance say over the last 10 days, more than 1,000 people have signed up to foster pets awaiting a permanent home. It's a small bright spot during the coronavirus pandemic.
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Associated Press
Coronavirus: Italy's police uses drones to enforce lockdown

Coronavirus: Italy's police uses drones to enforce lockdown

After helicopters and patrols, Italy's Guardia di Finanza (police) is now using drones to keep an eye on the population and make sure there are no gatherings, as Italy continues its lockdown to stem the spread of the coronavirus.
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AFP
AP Top Stories March 27

AP Top Stories March 27

Here's the latest for Friday, March 27th: House passes $2.2T rescue package, rushes it to Trump; British Prime Minister Johnson tests positive for virus; USS Roosevelt hit hard by virus; Some leaders are hailing a potential virus test breakthrough.
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Associated Press
Cybercrime spikes during coronavirus pandemic, says Europol

Cybercrime spikes during coronavirus pandemic, says Europol

The EU's law enforcement agency finds that while physical crime has dropped, cyber-criminals are using the COVID-19 pandemic to their advantage.
Euronews
San Francisco streets nearly empty with lockdown

San Francisco streets nearly empty with lockdown

Tourists and most residents are gone from the streets of San Francisco as the city has been locked down due to the coronavirus pandemic. A drive through the city by the bay finds nearly empty streets and sidewalks.
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Associated Press
Stress-Baking & Cleaning Makes you Less Anxious

Stress-Baking & Cleaning Makes you Less Anxious

It turns out that housekeeping activities like baking, cleaning, and stocking the pantry can help break cycles of anxiety.
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Stringr
US stocks tumble despite stimulus agreement

US stocks tumble despite stimulus agreement

Wall Street capped a week of outsize gains for the stock market with more losses Friday as investors held out hope that a big economic rescue package will help cushion ailing businesses and households from the effects of the coronavirus.
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Associated Press
Coronavirus: French Riviera yacht owners sound horns in support of medical staff

Coronavirus: French Riviera yacht owners sound horns in support of medical staff

In the port of Nice, southern France, yacht and boat owners sound their foghorns and applaud in support of the medical staff fighting against the coronavirus pandemic, that has caused 1,995 deaths in the country.
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AFP
Paris hospital fears being overwhelmed as COVID-19 cases increase

Paris hospital fears being overwhelmed as COVID-19 cases increase

It comes amid warnings hospitals in Paris are just two days from reaching a breaking point.
Euronews
WATCH | Cape Town residents applaud frontline workers from their balconies

WATCH | Cape Town residents applaud frontline workers from their balconies

On the second night of the country's nationwide lockdown, residents in the Cape Town City Bowl applauded frontline workers doing their part to battle the virus.
24.com
PM Trudeau boosts wage subsidy, cautions against militarizing Canada-U.S. border

PM Trudeau boosts wage subsidy, cautions against militarizing Canada-U.S. border

The Liberal government is increasing its proposed wage subsidy to help businesses get through the economic crisis caused by COVID-19 to 75 per cent. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says that will help keep more people on the payroll. He also says it...
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Canadian Press
Boots to assist in the delivery of coronavirus tests

Boots to assist in the delivery of coronavirus tests

Credit: Boots The high street chain are assisting in delivering tests for coronavirus but confirmed they would not be done in-store. NHS frontline staff will start to be tested next week in a move aimed at boosting the workforce and allow those...
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Press Association
Two women break the record for cycling around the world on a tandem

Two women break the record for cycling around the world on a tandem

Catherine Dixon and Rachael Marsden, known as Cat and Raz, have broken the record for cycling around the world on a tandem. They cycled more than 18,000 miles across five continents raising money for charity.
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Press Association
World faces condom shortfall due to coronavirus

World faces condom shortfall due to coronavirus

A global shortage of condoms is looming, the world's biggest producer said, after a coronavirus lockdown forced it to shut down production. Conway G. Gittens has this report.
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Reuters
Dozens of virus deaths in NY funeral home

Dozens of virus deaths in NY funeral home

Dozens of virus deaths in NY funeral home
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Associated Press
Britain to increase coronavirus tests for frontline workers

Britain to increase coronavirus tests for frontline workers

Britain is scaling up coronavirus testing for frontline National Health Service (NHS) staff, with hundreds of tests due to be carried out in coming days and many more next week.
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Reuters
Coronavirus: Eiffel Tower says "Thank You" to crisis responders

Coronavirus: Eiffel Tower says "Thank You" to crisis responders

Paris's Eiffel Tower pays tribute to the people mobilised in the face of the coronavirus crisis with a glittering message reading "Merci" (Thank You), also advising people between 2000 and 2300 local time to "stay at home".
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AFP
Pelosi inks $2.2T rescue package at House ceremony

Pelosi inks $2.2T rescue package at House ceremony

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi signed the enrolled $2.2. trillion rescue legislation that is tossing a life preserver to a U.S. economy and health care system left flailing by the coronavirus pandemic.
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Associated Press
Italy hopes virus eases but fears new onslaught

Italy hopes virus eases but fears new onslaught

Doctors and nurses in Italy's overwhelmed northern hospitals have welcomed a slight stabilizing in the number of coronavirus infections but fear the virus is still silently spreading in the south
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Associated Press
House passes $2.2T rescue package amid vote drama

House passes $2.2T rescue package amid vote drama

The House rushed President Trump a $2.2 trillion rescue package, to aid the U.S. economy and health care system left flailing by the coronavirus. The measure passed by a voice vote despite an attempt by a Republican to force a roll call vote.
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Associated Press
WATCH | Lockdown or weekend? Cape Town communities defy the president's call for home confinement

WATCH | Lockdown or weekend? Cape Town communities defy the president's call for home confinement

Residents in Langa and Nyanga in Cape Town were seen milling about, much like any other day. This despite the fact that Friday marked the start of the 21 day nationwide lockdown.
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24.com
Virus concerns strain grocery store operations

Virus concerns strain grocery store operations

Grocery stores in the U.S. have seen their business soar as authorities urge people go out only for essentials during the ongoing coronavirus crisis, leading them to stay and cook more at home.
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Associated Press
Where Do We Stand With Coronavirus?

Where Do We Stand With Coronavirus?

As India enters the fourth day of lockdown, Reality Check takes a look at where exactly the country is in terms of tackling the pandemic.
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NDTV
Children encouraged to go on a teddy bear hunt

Children encouraged to go on a teddy bear hunt

Children encouraged to go on a teddy bear hunt
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ITN
WATCH | Empty streets in Cape Town CBD as 21 day lockdown begins

WATCH | Empty streets in Cape Town CBD as 21 day lockdown begins

On any given Friday morning the streets in and around Cape Town's central business district would be jam-packed, with thousands of people and cars going about their daily activities.
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24.com
Manitoba records first COVID-19 death, announces new restrictions

Manitoba records first COVID-19 death, announces new restrictions

Manitoba health officials announced the province’s first death related to COVID-19 Friday. They also announced that public gatherings will be capped at 10 people as of Monday, down from the current limit of 50.
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Canadian Press
Italy tops 9,000 coronavirus deaths, overtakes China in cases

Italy tops 9,000 coronavirus deaths, overtakes China in cases

Italy recorded 919 deaths from coronavirus on Friday, the highest daily toll anywhere in the world, while the number of confirmed cases eclipsed the total in China where the virus first emerged.
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Reuters
GOP's Massie under fire for vote delay attempt

GOP's Massie under fire for vote delay attempt

The House approved a sweeping $2.2 trillion rescue package Friday after leaders from both parties banded together to outmaneuver Rep. Thomas Massie, a maverick GOP lawmaker who infuriated many colleagues by trying to force a roll call vote.
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Associated Press
Protective gear shortage an 'urgent threat' - WHO

Protective gear shortage an 'urgent threat' - WHO

Coronavirus has infected more than half a million people and killed 20,000, the head of the World Health Organization said on Friday as he appealed again for protective gear for medical staff working to save lives.
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Reuters