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TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Saturday promised a massive unprecedented package of steps to cushion the economy from the coronavirus pandemic, saying the country was close to a national emergency as infections surged in Tokyo. Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe holds a news conference on Japan’s response to the coronavirus disease
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SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China’s authorities plan stronger steps to revive an economy hit by the spread of coronavirus, as the nation on Saturday reported no new locally transmitted infections for the previous day. A street blocked by barricades is seen in Wuhan in Hubei province, the epicentre of China’s coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. The city
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A worker wearing a preventive mask harvests grapes at a vineyard, following the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in San Felipe, Chile March 27, 2020. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado SANTIAGO (Reuters) – Chilean President Sebastian Pinera announced on Friday that low-income families will be able to delay household debt payments without the fear of having utilities cut
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BRASILIA (Reuters) – A doctor working with the largest tribe in the Amazon has tested positive for the coronavirus, Brazil’s Health Ministry said on Friday, ringing alarm bells that the epidemic could spread to vulnerable and remote indigenous communities with devastating effect. FILE PHOTO: Twenty-year-old Regiane Doroteo Guerreiro (front R), a Tikuna indigenous woman and
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DUBLIN (Reuters) – Ireland’s prime minister told citizens to stay home until April 12 to help slow the spread of coronavirus, only leaving to shop for groceries, for brief individual physical exercise or to make family visits that are absolutely essential. FILE PHOTO: Ireland’s Prime Minister Taoiseach Leo Varadkar speaks during a news conference on
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FILE PHOTO: Russian President Vladimir Putin takes part in a video link, held by leaders from the Group of 20 to discuss the coronavirus pandemic and its economic impacts, at his residence outside Moscow, Russia March 26, 2020. Sputnik/Alexei Druzhinin/Kremlin via REUTERS MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia is sharply divided over a constitutional change that would allow
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FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Chancellor Rishi Sunak holds a digital coronavirus disease (COVID-19) news conference with Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Dr Jenny Harries (not pictured) at 10 Downing Street, in London, Britain March 26, 2020. Pippa Fowles/10 Downing Street/Handout via REUTERS LONDON (Reuters) – British finance minister Rishi Sunak is not self-isolating after Prime Minister Boris
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U.S. President Donald Trump addresses the coronavirus task force daily briefing as Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, stands by at the White House in Washington, U.S., March 26, 2020. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday that he would not cancel the
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CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt began deep cleaning the area around the Giza pyramids on Wednesday as authorities work to disinfect tourist spots closed down by the coronavirus outbreak. Workers wearing face masks and gloves swept and sprayed the walkways around the bases of the pyramids, as well as the ticket office and a visitor center
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MADRID (Reuters) – Spain registered an overnight jump of 738 deaths from coronavirus on Wednesday, pushing the death toll above that of China, where the disease originated, for the first time as the country struggles to cope with soaring numbers of infections. FILE PHOTO: Members of the Military Emergency Unit (UME) leave an elderly home
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FILE PHOTO: Men, wearing masks to prevent contracting the coronavirus, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), walk in a shopping district in Seoul, South Korea, March 23, 2020. REUTERS/Heo Ran SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea said it would tighten border checks for travellers from the United States by Friday as concerns rise over
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SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australian officials warned that an accelerating number of coronavirus infections could start overwhelming the country’s intensive care units, as stricter social distancing measures came into force on Wednesday. A general view of empty Pyrmont Bridge over Darling Harbour as New South Wales began shutting down non-essential businesses and moving toward harsh penalties
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FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump, with ‪Vice President Mike Pence and Attorney General Bill Barr‬, leads the daily coronavirus response briefing at the White House in Washington, U.S. March 23, 2020. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst SEOUL (Reuters) – President Donald Trump asked South Korea to send medical equipment to the United States to fight the coronavirus,
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