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New Zealand, 26Mar. State of emergency declared in New ZealandWorld, 26Mar. Coronavirus global death toll passes 20,000Singapore, 26Mar. New coronavirus cases spike in SingaporeMalaysia, 26Mar. A total of 80 Health Care workers test positive for COVID-19 in MalaysiaChina, 25Mar. Zero new cases in Wuhan as travel restrictions easedRussia, 25Mar. Russia's Putin puts referendum off agendaWorld, 25Mar. West at the COVID-19 front lineIsrael, 25Mar. Lockdown in Israel as 2,170 are infectedItaly, 25Mar. 743 die in Italy as total COVID-19 count surpasses 70,000United States, 25Mar. Coronovirus spread in New York compared to 'bullet train'Spain, 25Mar. With 700 new deaths Spain overtakes ChinaUnited Kingdom, 25Mar. Prince Charles tests positive for COVID-19United States, 24Mar. New York virus cases double every three daysFrance, 24Mar. An increase of 2,444 coronavirus cases in FranceSweden, 24Mar. Greta Thunberg showing symptoms of COVID-19United Kingdom, 24Mar. Britons threatened with 'unlimited fines' if lockdown disobeyedPhilippines, 24Mar. 552 coronavirus cases in PhilippinesIndonesia, 24Mar. Indonesia: Biggest daily rise in virus casesWorld, 24Mar. UN calls for global ceasefire, wants $2 bn for poor countriesWorld, 24Mar. WHO: 'Global pandemic accelerating'Pakistan, 24Mar. Pakistan reports 892 coronavirus casesGermany, 24Mar. Relief signs in GermanyItaly, 24Mar. Death toll on the decline for second day in ItalyChina, 24Mar. China to resume travel to Hubei provinceIndia, 24Mar. Empty streets as curfew observed in IndiaAustralia, 24Mar. Australia to shut down cafes, gyms, cinemas, churchesWorld, 24Mar. Covid-19 vaccine developmentUnited Kingdom, 24Mar. Three-week lockdown imposed in the UKSpain, 23Mar. Elderly people found dead and abandoned in care homesItaly, 23Mar. Italian mayors rage at quarantine dodgersWorld, 23Mar. Hotels lay off staff all over the worldKorea South, 23Mar. New coronavirus cases in South Korea drop to under a 100Korea South, 23Mar. New coronavirus cases in South Korea drop to under a 100Spain, 23Mar. Deserted streets of Spain as 394 die in 24 hoursNew Zealand, 23Mar. New Zealand preparing for nationwide lockdownUnited States, 23Mar. US death toll over 100 on one dayItaly, 22Mar. Russian virologists sent to ItalyUnited Kingdom, 22Mar. 281 UK coronavirus fatalitiesChina, 22Mar. China's strategy paid offIran, 22Mar. Iran’s supreme leader: «US may be behind coronavirus outbreak»Germany, 22Mar. Angela Merkel quarantinedWorld, 22Mar. Global COVID-19 tally surpasses 267,000Singapore, 22Mar. Singapore to ban short-term travel from MondayUnited Kingdom, 22Mar. 1.5 millon people told to lock themselves up for 3 monthsSri Lanka, 21Mar. Covid-19 scare and prison riot in Sri Lankan jailCanada, 21Mar. Canada-U.S. border thirty-day travel banAustralia, 21Mar. Australia's COVID-19 tally stands at 1,073South Africa, 21Mar. Coronavirus cases in South Africa reach 240Italy, 21Mar. Death toll in Italy hits 627 on a single dayIndia, 21Mar. India coronavirus cases hit a total of 283United States, 21Mar. Brooklyn Tech High School teacher tested positiveUnited Kingdom, 21Mar. UK interest rates down to their lowest in 325 years
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State of emergency declared in New Zealand

State of emergency declared in New Zealand

26 Mar 2020 08:35 (UTC)

New Zealand has declared a state of emergency as people are urged to avoid ANY physical contact outside of their homes. Coronavirus case count rose by 50, as of Wednesday, to take the country's total to 205. 'It will get worse before it gets better' Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said in a statement.

New Zealand
Coronavirus global death toll passes 20,000

Coronavirus global death toll passes 20,000

26 Mar 2020 08:25 (UTC)

About half the world's population is under lockdown in a desperate effort to push back the spread of the deadly infection. The number of COVID-19 confirmed cases in 182 countries has exceeded 450,000, Agence France-press reports.

World

New coronavirus cases spike in Singapore

New coronavirus cases spike in Singapore

26 Mar 2020 07:49 (UTC)

Singapore sees a record high daily spike in the number of COVID-19 cases, the well being ministry has said in a statement. With borders closes and entertainment sector effectively shut down, the day-to-day coronavirus count has shown a rise of 73.

Singapore




Russia's Putin puts referendum off agenda

Russia's Putin puts referendum off agenda

25 Mar 2020 21:05 (UTC)

Russian president Vladimir Putin has put off the constitutional referendum in the face of the coronavirus threat. The politician has also announced a nationwide weeklong holiday and relief package to combat the virus, but stopped short of stricter lockdown measures.

Russia

West at the COVID-19 front line

West at the COVID-19 front line

25 Mar 2020 18:51 (UTC)

More than 85% of coronavirus cases comes from Europe and the United States, according to the World Health Organization. Speaking at a press briefing on Tuesday, spokeswoman Dr. Margaret acknowledged that fact that Europe had become the new epicenter of the global pandemic.

World
Lockdown in Israel as 2,170 are infected

Lockdown in Israel as 2,170 are infected

25 Mar 2020 18:18 (UTC)

Stricter movement regulation rules forbidding to leave homes 'unless necessary' came into effect in Israel at 5 p.m. on Wednesday. Residents will also be allowed to walk no further than 100 metres away from home with the exception of shopping for food or medicine.

Israel



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With 700 new deaths Spain overtakes China

With 700 new deaths Spain overtakes China

25 Mar 2020 16:34 (UTC)

With all the advances of western medicine and time to prepare for the impending outbreak, Spain seems to have failed the COVID-19 test. The country's death toll has reached by Wednesday staggering 3,400 with the daily spike of 700 fatalities.

Spain
Prince Charles tests positive for COVID-19

Prince Charles tests positive for COVID-19

25 Mar 2020 16:08 (UTC)

Prince Charles, 71, has tested positive for coronavirus and in self-isolation in his Birkhall residence in Scotland. The heir to the British throne is said to have mild symptoms and remain in good health. UK death toll rises to 435, news agencies report.

United Kingdom



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New York virus cases double every three days

New York virus cases double every three days

24 Mar 2020 21:21 (UTC)

'Coronavirus is spreading at a greater pace than we expected', New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo said in a briefing on Tuesday. With the number of COVID-19 cases at 25,665 and fatalities at 210, the state is under a great strain on its health care facilities.

United States
An increase of 2,444 coronavirus cases in France

An increase of 2,444 coronavirus cases in France

24 Mar 2020 21:00 (UTC)

On March 24th France sees another daily rise in coronavirus infections by 2,444 and a total of 22,300 cases, news agencies report. The number of fatalities has surpassed 1,100 making the country the fifth in the world in terms of COVID-19 death count.

France

Greta Thunberg showing symptoms of COVID-19

Greta Thunberg showing symptoms of COVID-19

24 Mar 2020 19:38 (UTC)

The Swedish climate activist is in self-isolation at home with her father after both may have contracted the virus on the train trip across Europe. 'I am suffering from shivers, a sore throat and a cough', Greta Thunberg posted on the Instagram earlier today.

Sweden
552 coronavirus cases in Philippines

552 coronavirus cases in Philippines

24 Mar 2020 16:33 (UTC)

As many as 90 new COVID-19 cases were reported in the Philippines on the 24th of March, bringing the total count to 552 while the nationwide fatalities stand at 35. A senior military officer and his spouse are named among the new coronavirus patients.

Philippines
Indonesia: Biggest daily rise in virus cases

Indonesia: Biggest daily rise in virus cases

24 Mar 2020 16:12 (UTC)

Indonesia has reported 50 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours as the virus now accounts for 686 of those infected and 55 deaths across the country. Jakarta's hotels and even athletes village have been transformed into emergency hospitals as the government braces for the worst case scenario.

Indonesia

WHO: 'Global pandemic accelerating'

WHO: 'Global pandemic accelerating'

24 Mar 2020 15:38 (UTC)

According to Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organisation, the COVID-19 pandemic is gathering pace and 362,000 people in all but a few countries have been affected by the virus outbreak as of March 24th 2020.

World
Pakistan reports 892 coronavirus cases

Pakistan reports 892 coronavirus cases

24 Mar 2020 11:34 (UTC)

Another 89 people have tested positive in the last 24 hours, bringing Pakistan's tally close to 900 mark, Dr Zafar Mirza reported on Tuesday during a press conference. Among the worst-hit states are Sindh and Punjab with 399 and 249 cases respectively.

Pakistan
Relief signs in Germany

Relief signs in Germany

24 Mar 2020 10:49 (UTC)

The German government approved €156 billion worth relief package to support businesses hit worst by the covid-19-related lockdown measures. The country's death toll slowed as of Monday morning, thanks to social distancing rules, and stood at a total of 111 fatalities.

Germany

Death toll on the decline for second day in Italy

Death toll on the decline for second day in Italy

24 Mar 2020 09:50 (UTC)

The number of fatalities in Italy dropped for the second consecutive day, official data suggests. COVID-19 attributed deaths had risen by 602 on Monday compared to 651 on Sunday and 793 on Saturday. The figures for coronavirus related cases are following a similar pattern, according to Italy's Civil Protection Agency.

Italy
China to resume travel to Hubei province

China to resume travel to Hubei province

24 Mar 2020 09:08 (UTC)

At midnight Wednesday China will officially lift travel restrictions for Hubei province, with the exclusion of the city of Wuhan. On Monday some small groups of Wuhan residents were allowed to leave their houses for the first time in months.

China
Empty streets as curfew observed in India

Empty streets as curfew observed in India

24 Mar 2020 08:41 (UTC)

As the number of COVID-19 cases in India stands at 315, the country with 1.3 billion population has been under 14-hour curfew since last week. All non-essential businesses and services remain shut while the police forces patrol the deserted streets.

India

Covid-19 vaccine development

Covid-19 vaccine development

24 Mar 2020 07:51 (UTC)

At least 35 institutions are said to be working on the COVID-19 vaccine wordwide. The research into the new form of the coronavirus started as early as mid-January. As of late March 2020, at least four candidate vaccines are being tested in animals.

World
Three-week lockdown imposed in the UK

Three-week lockdown imposed in the UK

24 Mar 2020 07:37 (UTC)

As the UK death toll reached 435, the British Prime Minister has announced nationwide quarantine in the face of the "moment of national emergency". People are only allowed to leave home once a day to exercise or go to work or shop for essentials.

United Kingdom
Elderly people found dead and abandoned in care homes

Elderly people found dead and abandoned in care homes

23 Mar 2020 18:28 (UTC)

Spain's defence minister, Margarita Robles, announced on Monday that a number of elderly people had been found dead in their care home beds. The bodies were discovered by soldiers called on duty to help tackle the pandemic crisis. The deadly strain has now killed 2,182 people nationwide.

Spain
Italian mayors rage at quarantine dodgers

Italian mayors rage at quarantine dodgers

23 Mar 2020 16:31 (UTC)

Governors across Italy are making televised pleas or even threats to quarantine rule breakers in an effort to slow CONVID-19 deadly spread. “I’m the Mayor and you are not allowed to walk in my town”, President of the southern Italian region Vincenzo De Luca is quoted as saying.

Italy






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