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Coronavirus: Singapore gets strict on ‘circuit breaker’ offenders as it reports 191 new cases, eighth death

Singapore’s health ministry confirmed 191 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, taking its total number of infections to 2,299.The city state also reported its eighth death from the disease, a 90-year-old man who tested positive for the coronavirus on April 3 and was admitted to the National Centre for Infectious Diseases that day. He died on Saturday morning.The country’s Ministry of Health said 51 of the new cases were linked to foreign worker dormitories and 21 were linked to other cases or…

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Coronavirus: China is not safe while Covid-19 continues to spread around the world, experts say

China’s top epidemiologists have warned that the country may not yet be out of the woods with regards to the coronavirus pandemic and that the responses of the United States and Europe to the global health crisis will be pivotal to how it unfolds.Covid-19, the disease caused by the pathogen, is unlikely to be eradicated in the near future and achieving herd immunity is not a practical solution to the problem, they said.“Europe has become more serious about [social] distancing … which is crucial…

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The US topped a 2019 pandemic preparedness index. So why wasn’t it ready for Covid-19?

Who could have imagined that the Cold War could morph into a “cool war” and now a Covid-19 war? The Cold War was fought between the United States and the former Soviet Union, ending with the latter’s dissolution. The cool war between the US and China is still going on over trade. As for the Covid-19 war, it is not about fighting each other, but protecting each country’s citizens against a coronavirus that does not distinguish between borders and political beliefs.   History will judge how, in…

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Coronavirus latest: India to extend lockdown, Singapore cases up, Spain’s death toll falls

The United States became the first country to report more than 2,000 coronavirus deaths in a single day, marking a grim milestone as billions around the world celebrated the Easter holiday weekend under lockdown from home.The global death toll from the virus has surged past 102,000, with the United States quickly becoming the epicentre of the pandemic that first emerged in China late last year.Europe has so far shouldered the majority of all deaths and infections – though there were signs of…

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Coronavirus: mafia buys food for Italy’s poor to expand influence amid pandemic

Criminal organisations in Italy are distributing food and ordering interest-free lending to the needy to try to extend their influence, Italian anti-mafia author Roberto Saviano has warned.Italy’s mafia groups are also poised to snatch up struggling businesses as the country – which is in crisis over the deadly coronavirus pandemic – awaits European funding to boost its battered economy, he said.“If Europe doesn’t intervene soon the multiplication of mafioso money that’s already in Germany,…

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New York confirms more coronavirus cases than any country

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How China’s Covid-19 tracking app works

The Chinese government says it is using tracking apps to try and keep the spread of Covid-19 in check while the country moves toward lifting the lockdown. CNN's David Culver explains how they do it.

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See difference between Trump and Pence’s response to same question

CNN's Jim Acosta pressed both President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence on implementing a testing system throughout the US before fully reopening the country. See the difference in their responses.

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What you need to know about coronavirus today

As global cases of the novel coronavirus near the staggering milestone of 1 million, spreading to almost every country and territory, the World Health Organization chief says he is "deeply concerned" about the "near exponential growth" of the pandemic.

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Spain passes 10,000 deaths after highest single-day rise yet, but curve is stabilizing

Spain passed another grim milestone as it grappled to contain its coronavirus outbreak on Thursday, reporting that more than 10,000 have now died in the country as a result of the virus.

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