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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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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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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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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Belgium's homeless struggling under virus lockdown

Belgium's homeless struggling under virus lockdown

Stay home to avoid coronavirus: simple advice but impossible for those who live on the streets. In Brussels, local support group Samusocial is trying to help them and has set up a crisis centre for those tested positive with COVID-19.
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UK: PM has coronavirus but continues to lead government response (Gove)

UK: PM has coronavirus but continues to lead government response (Gove)

British Minister for the Cabinet Office Michael Gove speaks at the daily government briefing on COVID-19 as Prime Minister Boris Johnson self-isolates after testing positive for the virus.
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Coronavirus: Gaza mosques close over virus measures

Coronavirus: Gaza mosques close over virus measures

Mosques lie empty of Muslim worshippers after the Gaza Strip authorities closed all mosques in the Palestinian enclave as a measure to contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. The health ministry reported on Thursday seven new cases of novel c...
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'I'm going to need help breathing': Nurse describes COVID-19

'I'm going to need help breathing': Nurse describes COVID-19

Aurore Jegu-Petrot, a French nurse who is asthmatic and now recovering from COVID-19, describes the symptoms she felt when she was infected with the coronavirus.
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Coronavirus: South Africa police patrol to enforce lockdown

Coronavirus: South Africa police patrol to enforce lockdown

Police in South Africa patrol Hillbrow neighbourhood in Johannesburg to enforce the country's lockdown. South Africa, which now has the highest numbers of infections on the continent, has ordered a 21-day lockdown to step the novel coronavirus out...
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Coronavirus: roadblocks set up in South Africa to enforce lockdown

Coronavirus: roadblocks set up in South Africa to enforce lockdown

As part of a three-week lockdown, roadblocks have been set up in South Africa to dissuade movement, in an effort to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus.
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US stocks open lower, resuming sell-off after 3-day surge

US stocks open lower, resuming sell-off after 3-day surge

After three straight sessions of gains, Wall Street's sell-off resumes with major indices opening sharply lower amid a worsening economic outlook caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
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Coronavirus: Paris-CDG terminals closed, flights cancelled

Coronavirus: Paris-CDG terminals closed, flights cancelled

Terminals closed, flights cancelled, aircraft on the ground: Roissy-Charles de Gaulle near Paris, Europe's second largest airport, is empty of passengers due to the coronavirus. Only a few remaining holidaymakers wander around, struggling to find ...
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Madrid streets empty as Spain virus death toll hits 4,800

Madrid streets empty as Spain virus death toll hits 4,800

The death toll in Spain soars over 4,800 after 769 people died in 24 hours, in what was a record one-day figure for fatalities, the government said.
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Coronavirus: Iconic NYC shopping streets deserted

Coronavirus: Iconic NYC shopping streets deserted

A usually busy Herald Square in NYC, home to the iconic Macy's department store, is deserted on Friday morning, as New Yorker's follow stay-at-home orders due to COVID-19.
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Police enforce lockdown on South African roads

Police enforce lockdown on South African roads

Police officers enforce the lockdown in South Africa at a roadblock by checking drivers' official forms authorizing them to be outside. South Africa recorded its first two deaths from the novel coronavirus as the number of confirmed cases surpasse...
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Coronavirus: Aerial views of Paris during confinement

Coronavirus: Aerial views of Paris during confinement

From the Arc de Triomphe to Notre-Dame, a video distributed by the Paris police prefecture shows aerial images of a deserted Paris as France begins its eleventh day of containment related to the coronavirus epidemic.
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Coronavirus: Munich deserted asT second week of lockdown begins

Coronavirus: Munich deserted asT second week of lockdown begins

The Marienplatz, in the heart of Munich, and the surrounding streets are almost deserted as Bavaria enters its second week on lockdown.
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Coronavirus puts Hong Kong's 'McRefugees' back on streets

Coronavirus puts Hong Kong's 'McRefugees' back on streets

Virtually blind and penniless, Leung Ping-kuen usually spends his nights dozing in one of Hong Kong's many 24-hour McDonald's but now finds himself back on the streets thanks to the coronavirus. 'McRefugees' is a term in Hong Kong that refers to a...
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Coronavirus: Sun rises on Paris on 10th day of confinement

Coronavirus: Sun rises on Paris on 10th day of confinement

A few runners and vehicles pass by the foot of Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris as France begins its tenth day of containment related to the coronavirus epidemic.
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Japanese shoppers stock up on supplies over coronavirus fears

Japanese shoppers stock up on supplies over coronavirus fears

A supermarket in Tokyo is packed with shoppers Friday morning and many shelves are emptied as Tokyo's governor urges people to stay home this weekend, warning of a possible "explosion" of the coronavirus after scores of new cases were discovered t...
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Coronavirus: Venezuelans flock to shops, defying lockdown

Coronavirus: Venezuelans flock to shops, defying lockdown

Large queues form outside a supermarket in Caracas, as people stock up on essentials amid a countrywide lockdown. Venezuela on Thursday recorded its first death from the coronavirus, and has reported 107 cases.
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Night rider: Empty streets under glistening evening lights in Wuhan

Night rider: Empty streets under glistening evening lights in Wuhan

Aerial images show deserted streets at night in the Chinese city of Wuhan where the coronavirus was first detected. The lockdown in the city brought the COVID-19 epidemic to a halt, giving health systems breathing room to deal with serious cases, ...
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Military patrol lockdown in South Africa

Military patrol lockdown in South Africa

South Africa came under a nationwide military-patrolled lockdown on Friday, joining other African countries imposing strict curfews and shutdowns in an attempt to halt the spread of the coronavirus across the continent.
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Mumbai streets deserted on day 2 of India's virus lockdown

Mumbai streets deserted on day 2 of India's virus lockdown

As the lockdown of India's 1.3 billion people continues as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, once-bustling markets and streets in the commercial capital Mumbai are now quiet.
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N.Ireland sportswear factory scrubs up in fight against COVID-19

N.Ireland sportswear factory scrubs up in fight against COVID-19

As many factories fall silent during the coronavirus crisis, the din of production continues at O'Neills sportswear factory in the Northern Ireland town of Strabane, where staff have shifted to making scrubs and facemasks for Britain's under-press...
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Coronavirus: Music silenced in New Orleans as city shuts down

Coronavirus: Music silenced in New Orleans as city shuts down

New Orleans, the Louisiana city known as the "Big Easy" famed for its jazz and nightlife, has become an epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic gripping the United States. Bourbon Street, the normally bustling heart of the French Quarter, is eerily ...
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Delays and shattered hopes: Uganda still waiting for oil riches

Delays and shattered hopes: Uganda still waiting for oil riches

Fourteen years after Uganda discovered sub-Saharan Africa’s fourth-largest oil reserves, not a drop has been extracted. The prospect of wealth has so far brought evictions, commercial disputes, debt and concern over the environment.
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Going round: Drone images of Wuhan as coronavirus restrictions ease

Going round: Drone images of Wuhan as coronavirus restrictions ease

Drone images show cars circulating in Wuhan as the Chinese government eases virus lockdown measures in the city where the coronavirus first emerged.
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Trump says will speak with China's Xi later Thursday

Trump says will speak with China's Xi later Thursday

President Donald Trump says he will speak by phone with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping later as the United States overtook China as the country with the most coronavirus cases. He's asked by a reporter if the number of coronavirus cases in the...
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Czech carmaker suspends production, prints face masks instead

Czech carmaker suspends production, prints face masks instead

Czech carmaker Skoda Auto switches to printing respirator masks of the highest class amid the virus spread. Shuttered over the coronavirus infection, the unit of Germany's Volkswagen produces 60 sophisticated face masks a day. Its prototype and mo...
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Largely deserted streets on day two of Houston stay-at-home order

Largely deserted streets on day two of Houston stay-at-home order

The streets of central Houston, Texas, are mostly empty on the second day of a stay-at-home order in the city, in a bid to contain the spread of the coronavirus.
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Thousands of British residents leave homes to clap in support of healthcare workers

Thousands of British residents leave homes to clap in support of healthcare workers

London residents clap and cheer from their balconies and windows as a sign of support for healthcare workers, who are on the front lines of the fight against the novel coronavirus pandemic.
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Applause roars over Paris in support of health workers on the virus frontline

Applause roars over Paris in support of health workers on the virus frontline

Loud cheering and applause can be heard Thursday night as Parisians pay tribute to the health workers fighting on the coronavirus frontline.
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Tenor sings every day at 7PM as French capital remains on virus lockdown

Tenor sings every day at 7PM as French capital remains on virus lockdown

French opea singer Stéphane Sénéchal sings every day at 7PM at his window in support of his Parisian neighbors as the French capital remains on virus lockdown.On Thursday he chose to sing the famous aria "O sole mio".
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Coronavirus: Inside a hard-hit Hubei city where 125 died

Coronavirus: Inside a hard-hit Hubei city where 125 died

Huanggang, home to 7.5 million people, was among the worst-affected areas in Hubei, the Chinese province where the new coronavirus first emerged late last year before morphing into a deadly pandemic. Now with restrictions being lifted, the city wh...
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Coronavirus: people form long line for testing at NYC hospital

Coronavirus: people form long line for testing at NYC hospital

A line of people stand outside a New York City hospital to get tested for the coronavirus. Elmhurst hospital, in the borough of Queens, is at the center of the city's coronavirus crisis after 13 patients are believed to have died here within 24 ho...
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US stocks open up as jobless claims soar, stimulus advances

US stocks open up as jobless claims soar, stimulus advances

Wall Street stocks open higher following Senate passage of a massive stimulus bill as the government reports an unprecedented surge in US jobless claims.
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Coronavirus: Hanoi eatery serves up 'Coronaburger'

Coronavirus: Hanoi eatery serves up 'Coronaburger'

A local pizza eatery in Hanoi serves up green-tinged coronavirus-inspired burgers to customers -- injecting some much-needed joy as Vietnam girds itself against the pandemic.
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Indian city to use drones to disinfect crowded areas

Indian city to use drones to disinfect crowded areas

Drones carrying disinfectants take off and fly to spray a mist of disinfectant as part of a trial-run in southern India's Chennai. The drones, developed by a university in Chennai are meant to disinfectant many slums and crowded market areas which...
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New York state coronavirus deaths spike to 385: Governor

New York state coronavirus deaths spike to 385: Governor

New York's Governor Andrew Cuomo says that the state's coronavirus death toll has jumped to 385, with 100 fatalities in the past day. The announcement comes hours after the total US death toll surpassed 1,000. New York is at the epicenter of Ameri...
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Coronavirus: Macron takes part in videoconference with European leaders

Coronavirus: Macron takes part in videoconference with European leaders

French President Emmanuel Macron takes part in a videoconference with European leaders to try to find a common response to the coronavirus crisis and to pull European economies out of the slump caused by the epidemic.
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Coronavirus: 250-bed field hospital set up at Miami-Dade county fairground

Coronavirus: 250-bed field hospital set up at Miami-Dade county fairground

Construction crews assemble beds at a makeshift field hospital at Miami-Dade County fairground in Westchester, Florida. The county is preparing for a surge of coronavirus cases.
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Coronavirus: area near Eiffel Tower deserted on 10th day of containment

Coronavirus: area near Eiffel Tower deserted on 10th day of containment

On the 10th day of confinement in Paris, the area near the Eiffel Tower is empty, after being closed for almost a week as a result of the coronavirus epidemic.
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Coronavirus: Macron in videoconference with G20 counterparts

Coronavirus: Macron in videoconference with G20 counterparts

Emmanuel Macron exchanges with his G20 counterparts during a videoconference chaired by King Salman of Saudi Arabia. A virtual summit to try to provide a coordinated response to the coronavirus epidemic crisis.
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Coronavirus in Italy: clergy pays heavy price

Coronavirus in Italy: clergy pays heavy price

67 priests have died in Italy from coronavirus since the outbreak. The diocese most affected is that of Bergamo, where the infection has wiped out hundreds of people, especially the elderly. from priests in BergamoN°1Q65IP
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Coronavirus: medicalised train evacuates patients from eastern France

Coronavirus: medicalised train evacuates patients from eastern France

A medicalised TGV high-speed train evacuates patients from eastern France to hospitals in the West of France to treat cases of coronavirus.
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Coffins and skulls encourage people to stay home in The Philippines

Coffins and skulls encourage people to stay home in The Philippines

Authorities in The Philippines display empty coffins at checkpoints in Santo Tomas, north of Manila, with the message "Stay at Home or Stay inside" (the coffin). The macabre imagery is intended to remind people to self-isolate and stay indoors dur...
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Australia's Great Barrier Reef

Australia's Great Barrier Reef

Australia's Great Barrier Reef has suffered "very widespread" damage after rising sea temperatures caused the third mass coral bleaching events in five years. Videographic on Australia's Great Barrier reef.
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