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Coronavirus: Coronavirus lockdown around the world in pictures
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Image copyright AFP Image caption Some industries in India are allowed to return to work Coronavirus has now infected more than four million people globally, according to data collected by Johns Hopkins University.Many countries have been in lockdown since at least March, but some are beginning to ease restrictions. That must be done carefully, the…

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Coronavirus: Coronavirus: Anti-lockdown car protest draws thousands
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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The far-right Vox party urged supporters to protest the country’s lockdown from their cars Thousands of people in Spain are protesting against the government’s handling of the coronavirus outbreak.The far-right Vox party urged supporters to drive through major cities without leaving their vehicles in order to maintain social distancing.Protesters…

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Coronavirus: Coronavirus in Sudan exposes new leaders
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Image copyright Getty Images In our series of Letters from Africa, Sudanese journalist Zeinab Mohammed Salih writes that the government which took power after the overthrow of long-serving ruler Omar al-Bashir has failed to provide leadership during the coronavirus crisis.”We managed to get rid of Omar al-Bashir. How come we cannot get hold of this…

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Coronavirus: Coronavirus: Ecuador protests against cuts amid pandemic
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Image copyright Getty Images Thousands of people have taken to the streets in Ecuador to protest against the government’s economic response to the coronavirus outbreak.Around 2,000 people demonstrated in the capital Quito, defying restrictions aimed at combatting the virus.Last week, the president announced measures including the closure of some state-owned companies and cuts to public…

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Coronavirus: Coronavirus: Creative solutions to social distancing
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With lockdown restriction easing in some countries like Spain and Italy, restaurants, parks and churches are putting in place creative solutions to ensure social distancing continues. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption People sit in circles designed to encourage social distancing as they relax in Domino Park along the East River in Brooklyn, New York…

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Coronavirus: Coronavirus: Trump terminates US relationship with WHO
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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption President Trump has accused the WHO of failing to hold Beijing to account US President Donald Trump has announced that he is terminating the country’s relationship with the World Health Organization (WHO).The president has accused the WHO of failing to hold Beijing to account over the coronavirus pandemic.”China has…

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Coronavirus: Coronavirus: Your pictures of lockdown at home
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We asked our readers to send in their pictures of life at home during lockdown due to the spread of the coronavirus. Here are some of the pictures sent to us from across the UK. Image copyright Frank Samet Image caption Frank Samet: “My wife at the start of her 1,500-piece jigsaw puzzle.” Image copyright…

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Coronavirus: Coronavirus: European Parliament shelters 100 homeless women
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Image copyright Rtbf Image caption The cafeteria in the new shelter, which overlooks a park A European Parliament building in Brussels is housing 100 homeless women – many of them victims of domestic abuse – who have been severely affected by Belgium’s coronavirus lockdown.The Helmut Kohl building, an office block in the city centre, opened…

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Coronavirus: Coronavirus: Israel turns surveillance tools on itself
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Image copyright AFP Image caption Mobile data allows authorities to know where users are at any time Hirsh Kotkovsky thrusts his phone towards me but I can’t read the screen from 2m (6.6ft) away due to social distancing rules. We’re in the bomb shelter below his Jerusalem apartment block – the only place the photographer…

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Coronavirus: Coronavirus: The human cost of virus misinformation
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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A protester’s sign casts doubt on the existence of coronavirus during a demonstration in California in early May A BBC team tracking coronavirus misinformation has found links to assaults, arsons and deaths. And experts say the potential for indirect harm caused by rumours, conspiracy theories and bad health information…

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Coronavirus: The Search for a Covid-19 Research Animal Model
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Early in the morning, the day after Mardi Gras in New Orleans—an explosion of humanity unimaginable today, though it was only two months ago—a FedEx truck pulled up to a loading dock at Tulane University. Two people stood waiting. The driver pulled a cardboard box out from among the orders of shoes and toilet paper,…

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Coronavirus: Third Brighton player tests positive for coronavirus
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Three players from Brighton have now tested positive during the pandemicA third Brighton player has tested positive for coronavirus.The unnamed player, who will now self isolate for 14 days, was tested on Saturday – two other players tested positive earlier in the pandemic.Brighton players have been training individually at the training ground and the club…

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Coronavirus: London’s Anniversary Games cancelled because of coronavirus
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Jamaica’s Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (centre) wins the women’s 100m at the 2019 Anniversary Games at Queen Elizabeth Olympic ParkThe Anniversary Games in London have been cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic, UK Athletics has confirmed.London Stadium had been scheduled to host the event – also part of the Diamond League season – on 4-5 July.UK Athletics…

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Coronavirus: Coronavirus: Can live-streaming save China’s economy?
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Image caption China’s live-streaming industry has become an important platform for economic recovery “I’m a bit nervous,” confessed Li Qiang, the deputy mayor of Wuhan, the Chinese city where the coronavirus was first reported late last year, as he awaited the start of his first-ever live-streaming event.It is not the kind of tone one often…

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Coronavirus: Coronavirus: The Russian republic enduring a ‘catastrophe’
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Image caption When oxygen ran out, local residents went on long trips to help replenish canisters in their hospital Dr Ibragim Yevtemirov still coughs every so often as he talks. A paediatric trauma surgeon in Dagestan, in the Caucasus region of southern Russia, his ward had been full of Covid-19 cases for a couple of…

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