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A health worker collects a swab sample from a man for Coronavirus (Covid-19) PCR test. Photo: Prabhat Kumar Verma/ZUMA Wire/dpa

India posts another record as Covid deaths cross 2,000 in single day

New coronavirus infections and deaths set fresh records in India on Wednesday as the country continued its attempts to control the latest wave of...
A hairdresser brushes a woman's hair at Aldo Coppola Rinascente hair salon, as from today in Milan, shops and hair salons are reopened after easing the coronavirus restrictions. Photo: Claudio Furlan/LaPresse via ZUMA Press/dpa

Only three Italian regions in red zone as coronavirus infections fall

Only three of Italy's regions will be classified as so-called coronavirus red zones from next week, the government said on Sunday, following a fall...
The streets are seen near the European Union headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, March 24, 2020. The cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Europe exceeded 200,000 as of Tuesday evening. The hardest hit countries remained to be Italy, Spain, Germany and France, with over 150,000 cases in combination. (Photo by Riccardo Pareggiani/Xinhua)

Coronavirus infections remain high in Germany amid third wave

Health authorities in Germany have reported 23,804 new coronavirus infections and 219 new deaths to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for disease control within...
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Turkey breaks daily record with over 50,000 virus cases confirmed

(dpa) - Turkey has passed 50,000 coronavirus infections per day, marking the highest level since the beginning of the pandemic. The Health Ministry reported late...
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United States passes 30 million coronavirus infections

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dpa/GNA - The United States has recorded more than 30 million coronavirus infections since the pandemic began. Data from Johns Hopkins University updated late...
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Greece registers new record of infections as hospitals feel strain

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dpa/GNA - The number of new coronavirus infections rose to a daily high on Tuesday in Greece, where authorities said 3,586 cases were...
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Asian markets fall on fears of virus resurgence

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dpa/GNA – Shares in Asia sank on Wednesday, tracking losses in US stocks, due to growing concerns about a resurgence of coronavirus infections...
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Philippines reports record daily high of Covid-19 cases

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dpa/GNA – The Philippines on Saturday reported a record 7,999 additional coronavirus infections, pushing the country’s national tally to 656,056. The death toll from...

Germany headed for harder lockdown as 16,000 new infections recorded

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dpa/GNA - Coronavirus infections in Germany are once more nearing the critical marker of 100 cases per 100,000 inhabitants over the course of...
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Modi meets chief ministers as coronavirus spike continues in India

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dpa/GNA – Coronavirus infections continue to spike in India with the country reporting nearly 30,000 new cases on Wednesday, its biggest jump in...
A member of Palestinian medical team is seen at an emergency center for monitoring, screening and preventive health care education about COVID-19, which was recently established by the Palestinian Ministry of Health, in the West Bank city of Nablus, March 9, 2020. Palestine on Monday reported six new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total number of the infected Palestinians to 25. (Photo by Ayman Nobani/Xinhua)

Hospitals in West Bank at capacity due to Covid-19 cases

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dpa/GNA - Hospitals in the West Bank are completely full due to a recent spike in new coronavirus infections, the Palestinian Authority said...
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Global coronavirus cases on the rise after six weeks of decline

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dpa/GNA - The number of reported coronavirus infections around the world is once again on the rise after six straight weeks of decline,...
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Estonia records 1,000 daily Covid cases as it marks independence day

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dpa/GNA - The number of new coronavirus infections per day in Estonia has reached the 1,000-mark for the second time since the beginning...
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Merkel admits slow response to Germany’s second coronavirus wave

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dpa/GNA - Chancellor Angela Merkel admitted to shortcomings in Germany's response to the second wave of coronavirus infections during a speech to parliament...
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Cuba records over 1,000 new coronavirus infections for the first time

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dpa/GNA - Cuba has recorded more than 1,000 new coronavirus infections within one day for the first time since the start of the...
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More than 9,000 new coronavirus infections in Israel for fourth day

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dpa/GNA - The number of new infections with the coronavirus remains very high in Israel, with a further 9,172 cases registered within the...
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Tokyo records virus surge ahead of state of emergency decision

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dpa/GNA – Tokyo reported 1,278 new coronavirus infections on Tuesday, surpassing the 1,000-case mark for the second time in six days, as the...
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Botswana extends curfew as new COVID-19 strain detected

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Botswana announced on Sunday extension of nighttime curfew up to Jan. 31 following the emergence of a new and more transmissible strain of COVID-19. Minister...
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U.S. states shutting down prisons as COVID-19 sickens guards

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Battered by a wave of coronavirus infections and deaths, local jails and state prison systems around the United States have resorted to a drastic...
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Germany’s coronavirus cases, deaths well down on New Year’s Day

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dpa/GNA - On the first day of the new year, German health authorities reported 12,690 new coronavirus infections and 336 new deaths linked...
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Bank of Japan maintains ultra easing policy amid Covid-19 pandemic

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Japan's central bank decided on Friday to maintain its ultra-loose monetary policy to stimulate the coronavirus-hit economy and overcome deflation. “Japan’s economy has picked up,...
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German federal states attempt to agree on joint approach to pandemic

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Germany's 16 federal states plan to continue hammering out a joint proposal on Monday for how to proceed in the coronavirus pandemic ahead...
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Hundreds rally in Hamburg against coronavirus restrictions

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Some 650 people took to Hamburg's Jungfernstieg shopping mile on Wednesday to protest coronavirus containment measures. A police spokeswoman said that participants had violated a...
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Rio de Janeiro reopens beaches, says pandemic is under control

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Rio de Janeiro has reopened its beaches as it continues lifting coronavirus restrictions, news portal G1 reported on Tuesday. Local people may now rent beach...
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After strong GDP rebound, eurozone braced for fresh virus setbacks

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The 19 eurozone countries fear that the second wave of coronavirus infections will wipe out the hard-won economic growth clawed back over the past...
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One suspect at large, three people dead after Vienna terrorist attack

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At least one suspect is still at large following a terrorist attack on central Vienna late Monday in which two civilians and one attacker...
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Austria enters partial coronavirus lockdown

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Austria is entering a partial lockdown for at least four weeks starting Tuesday, in a bid to avoid overburdening the health system during a...
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US stocks fall amidst election uncertainty and coronavirus spike

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US stocks fell on Wednesday, experiencing one the worst days in months amidst uncertainty over the upcoming election and a rise in the number...
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Italy hit by more violent protests against coronavirus restrictions

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Protests against the Italian government's anti-coronavirus restrictions have spread across the country, with violent incidents overnight to Tuesday in Milan and Turin. In Milan, several...
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European countries impose new restrictions as second wave builds

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Belgium, Denmark, Norway, Italy and Slovenia were among European countries imposing new restrictions on Monday in a bid to keep a second wave of...