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Italy records more deaths, but rate of contagion continues to slow

Italy records more deaths, but rate of contagion continues to slow

Italy reported yesterday 837 more deaths linked to the Covid-19 disease caused by the novel coronavirus, but the spread of the epidemic in the country has continued to slow down.

Two Labour councillors die from coronavirus

Two Labour councillors die from coronavirus

A Labour councillor in Sheffield has become the first serving politician in the UK known to have died from coronavirus.

Govt reports largest daily rise in virus deaths, cases

Govt reports largest daily rise in virus deaths, cases

The Philippines recorded yesterday its largest daily increase in coronavirus deaths and infections, as it ramped up testing with the arrival of thousands of kits from abroad and the opening of new laboratories.

US proposes Venezuela transition government

US proposes Venezuela transition government

The Trump administration yesterday unveiled a proposal for the lifting of Venezuela sanctions in exchange for creation of a power-sharing transitional government made up of members of the opposition and President Nicolas Maduro’s Socialist Party.

Spain imposes more curbs to stem virus

Spain imposes more curbs to stem virus

A drastic and controversial tightening of the curfew to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus came into force yesterday in Spain as the 24-hour death toll hit a record.

Lagos in lockdown as virus closures spread

Lagos in lockdown as virus closures spread

Africa’s largest city Lagos yesterday appeared deserted after Nigeria locked down its economic hub and shuttered its capital, in the continent’s latest effort to brake the juggernaut of coronavirus.

Tokyo records most new virus cases in a day

Tokyo records most new virus cases in a day

Japan’s capital recorded more than 70 new coronavirus infections yesterday for its highest tally in a single day, as pressure mounted on the prime minister to order a lockdown.

Nepal nabs lockdown flouters with extendable claw devices

Nepal nabs lockdown flouters with extendable claw devices

Police in Nepal have raised eyebrows during the Covid-19 pandemic with their unusual technique for arresting violators of the nationwide lockdown: a claw-like clamp attached to a rod that apprehends the offender at a safe distance.

Indonesia declares state of emergency as virus toll rises

Indonesia declares state of emergency as virus toll rises

Indonesian leader Joko Widodo declared a state of emergency yesterday as coronavirus deaths in the world’s fourth most populous country jumped again, but he resisted calls for a nationwide lockdown.

US to build hundreds of temporary wards

US to build hundreds of temporary wards

The United States aims to build hundreds of temporary hospitals to ease pressure on medical centres struggling to keep up with a surge of coronavirus patients, officials said yesterday, a day after the number of US deaths hit a new daily high.

Republicans wary as Trump pushes infrastructure plan

Republicans wary as Trump pushes infrastructure plan

US Republican lawmakers yesterday signalled caution over Democratic plans to prepare yet another large spending bill to battle the coronavirus crisis, even as President Donald Trump called for $2tn in spending, this time on infrastructure.

Worldwide lockdown hardens as Spain sees deadliest day

Worldwide lockdown hardens as Spain sees deadliest day

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 Spain recorded its deadliest day ...

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