Coronavirus: Bronx nurses protest working conditions in New York

Coronavirus: Bronx nurses protest working conditions in New York

Nurses from the Bronx, including one who tested positive to COVID-19 a few days ago, hold a protest in the borough of Queens in New York, to denounce their working conditions. "The government has abandoned us. Our hospitals have abandoned us," say...
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Coronavirus: Swiss artist illuminates Matterhorn with messages of hope

Coronavirus: Swiss artist illuminates Matterhorn with messages of hope

Visual artist Gerry Hofstetter projects messages on the Matterhorn, Switzerland's iconic mountain, to support people confronted with the coronavirus. The messages include 'hope', 'stay home' and 'solidarity'.
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US stocks open lower after massive jump in jobless claims

US stocks open lower after massive jump in jobless claims

Wall Street stocks slip lower in volatile trading, absorbing another eye-popping unemployment figure due to the government-ordered shutdown of businesses to contain the coronavirus outbreak.
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'Struggling' Londoners worried about financial impact of virus lockdown

'Struggling' Londoners worried about financial impact of virus lockdown

Some Londoners say they are worried about the financial impact of the new coronavirus lockdown measures imposed nationwide as part of efforts to stem the spread of the virus. The health ministry announced a record 569 deaths from the virus in Brit...
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The young people of the Amazon, proud protectors of their jungle

The young people of the Amazon, proud protectors of their jungle

Fabio, Kelita and Maria were born in the middle of the Amazonas State, Brazil. They live amongst riverside communities, several days by boat from the city of Manaus. Despite the commodities offered by the big city, these young people have chosen t...
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Coronavirus: Champs-Elysées virtually deserted on day 17 of French lockdown

Coronavirus: Champs-Elysées virtually deserted on day 17 of French lockdown

On the 17th day of France's lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, the Champs-Elysées, a tourist hot spot which is usually teeming with vehicles, remains virtually deserted.
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Coronavirus: People line up outside New York hospital to get tested

Coronavirus: People line up outside New York hospital to get tested

People wait in line outside Elmhurst Hospital in New York to get tested for COVID-19, as the city grapples with sky-rocketing infections and a severely strained health system.
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Empire State Building shines red and white to honor healthcare workers

Empire State Building shines red and white to honor healthcare workers

New York's Empire State Building, seen behind the Calvary Cemetery in Queens, shines white and red while a siren is displayed on its mast to honor healthcare workers battling the coronavirus pandemic.
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Coronavirus: Walk-through disinfectant tunnel installed in Islamabad

Coronavirus: Walk-through disinfectant tunnel installed in Islamabad

A walk-through disinfectant tunnel with overhead sprayers is installed at a fresh produce market in Islamabad to try stem the spread of the pandemic in Pakistan, where infections are rising. IMAGES of market and security checkpoints AND SOUNDBITES...
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EU chief 'concerned' about Hungary virus emergency law

EU chief 'concerned' about Hungary virus emergency law

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen expresses concern over a coronavirus emergency law in Hungary that has given nationalist premier Viktor Orban sweeping powers.
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3D printing

3D printing

3D printing manufacturers are involved in the fight against coronavirus all over Europe. How does 3D printing work?
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Coronavirus: EU chief proposes Europe-wide unemployment guarantee

Coronavirus: EU chief proposes Europe-wide unemployment guarantee

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announces that the EU will propose a bloc-wide guarantee that could raise 100 billion euros ($109 billion) to aid strained national unemployment schemes as millions of jobs are hit by efforts to s...
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Sao Paulo neighbours tackle coronavirus quarantine together

Sao Paulo neighbours tackle coronavirus quarantine together

In Brazil’s megacity Sao Paulo, it’s common for residents to not know who their neighbours are. But the coronavirus pandemic is bringing some people together and now, thanks to a memo left in a building’s lift, neighbours are helping one another.
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Russian plane with supplies for virus fight arrives in US

Russian plane with supplies for virus fight arrives in US

A Russian military plane carrying medical supplies arrives in the United States, the Russian mission to the UN said, as the Kremlin flexes its soft power during the coronavirus pandemic. The Antonov-124, landed at JFK Airport in New York -- the ep...
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Coronavirus: Pakistan turns train coaches into quarantine facility

Coronavirus: Pakistan turns train coaches into quarantine facility

Pakistan has converted train carriages into a temporary quarantine facility as a preventative measure against the COVID-19 coronavirus, as the number of cases continues to rise in the country.
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Coronavirus: Qatar residents get prescriptions at drive-thru pharmacy

Coronavirus: Qatar residents get prescriptions at drive-thru pharmacy

Qatar residents collect their prescriptions at a drive-thru pharmacy in the capital Doha as part of preventive measures to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus disease in the Gulf country which has registered 693 cases and suffered one death.
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Coronavirus: Street food carts in Thailand abandoned

Coronavirus: Street food carts in Thailand abandoned

Empty food carts with chairs stacked on them sit in a lot next to a busy Bangkok highway -- the latest casualty of a deadly coronavirus which has stunted global travel and economies.
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Hong Kongers embrace online workouts during pandemic

Hong Kongers embrace online workouts during pandemic

As countries across the world face lockdown to curb the coronavirus spread, many are wondering how they can stay healthy during the weeks -- and possibly months -- of confinement that lie ahead. Hong Kongers, who often live in tiny apartments, say...
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Before and after the coronavirus: Manila under quarantine

Before and after the coronavirus: Manila under quarantine

Then-and-now images show the effect of quarantine measures on the Philippines capital Manila, clearing its notorious traffic congestion and forcing churchgoers to stop attending religious services. The main island of Luzon, where Manila is located...
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Fight for your right to party: Singapore DJs take grooves online

Fight for your right to party: Singapore DJs take grooves online

A pandemic isn't stopping party lovers in Singapore, as DJs live-stream their sets from a nightclub to revellers at home. The country is implementing restrictive measures but has stoped short of a total lockdown, with over 1,000 cases of the virus...
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Coronavirus: Volunteers distribute food in Panama

Coronavirus: Volunteers distribute food in Panama

Volunteers in Panama carry bags of food provided by the government to low-income families amid a national lockdown to stem the coronavirus pandemic.
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Images outside Houston hospital approved to deliver new coronavirus treatment

Images outside Houston hospital approved to deliver new coronavirus treatment

Medical staff members are seen outside Houston Methodist Hospital, where donated plasma from a recovered COVID-19 patient was transfused to a critically-ill COVID-19 patient.
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Gaza bakery raises COVID-19 awareness with a special cake

Gaza bakery raises COVID-19 awareness with a special cake

Palestinian bakers prepare a cake portraying a girl wearing a protective mask to raise awareness amid the coronavirus pandemic in the city of Khan Yunis in the Gaza Strip, where 12 cases have been reported.
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French companies respond to increasing demand for medical equipment

French companies respond to increasing demand for medical equipment

"One bed means one life!" In Pluvigner, in the Morbihan region of France, employees of the Hill-Rom company are working hard to manufacture medical beds. In the town of Sarzeau, another company specialising in nautical fabrics is creating protecti...
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People get tested at a drive-thru coronavirus location in Florida

People get tested at a drive-thru coronavirus location in Florida

People get tested at a coronavirus drive-thru testing site, which was set up in the parking lot of the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami.
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Californian kids take online yoga classes to stay healthy amid pandemic

Californian kids take online yoga classes to stay healthy amid pandemic

As Californians are asked to stay at home and schools are closed, some preschools are using online tools to keep the kids active and connected. Little Beans Preschool in Berkeley is offering yoga classes to all its students twice a week.
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Coronavirus: WHO concerned at 'rapid escalation' of pandemic as deaths double in a week

Coronavirus: WHO concerned at 'rapid escalation' of pandemic as deaths double in a week

World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says he is concerned about the recent "rapid escalation" and global spread of the new coronavirus pandemic. "The number of deaths has more than doubled in the past week... in the next few ...
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COVID-19 patients quarantined at beachside RV park near LA

COVID-19 patients quarantined at beachside RV park near LA

A number of trailers are being used to isolate coronavirus patients at Dockweiler Beach RV Park near Los Angeles.
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Coronavirus: More than 500 deaths in one day in the UK

Coronavirus: More than 500 deaths in one day in the UK

British Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Alok Sharma says that 563 people have died from coronavirus in the UK in one day, a new record marking a clear acceleration of the pandemic and bringing the death toll to 2,35...
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Brooklyn hospital gets refrigerated truck to deal with coronavirus death toll

Brooklyn hospital gets refrigerated truck to deal with coronavirus death toll

Brooklyn Hospital Center places a refrigerated truck on its parking lot in order to deal with the spike in COVID-19 death toll. The pandemic has killed more than 1,700 New Yorkers to date.
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Animal adoptions soar in Australia during coronavirus shutdown

Animal adoptions soar in Australia during coronavirus shutdown

Demand for rescue animals has soared in Australia as people stuck at home because of the coronavirus seek out cats and dogs to help them through the pandemic. Amid tightening restrictions the shelter is considering the possibility of delivering an...
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Coronavirus: Central Paris virtually deserted on 16th day of lockdown

Coronavirus: Central Paris virtually deserted on 16th day of lockdown

On the morning of the 16th day of lockdown in France, the banks of the river Seine in Paris and the city's districts remain virtually deserted.
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US stocks open sharply lower on deepening coronavirus hit

US stocks open sharply lower on deepening coronavirus hit

The New York Stock Exchange opening bell rings as Wall Street stocks fall sharply in early trading on weak jobs data and a pessimistic warning from President Donald Trump about the rising US death toll from the coronavirus.
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Coronavirus: Kenya president apologises for police violence amid curfews

Coronavirus: Kenya president apologises for police violence amid curfews

Kenya's president on Wednesday apologised for violence meted out by police following the declaration of a nationwide curfew last week to curb the spread of coronavirus.
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Coronavirus: Gaza factory makes healthcare garments for protection

Coronavirus: Gaza factory makes healthcare garments for protection

Queen Tex factory in Gaza used to specialise in manufacturing shirts and jeans, but with the novel coronavirus epidemic sweeping the globe it has pivoted into medicalwear.
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Coronavirus: Gaza barbers sterilise equipment to keep shops running

Coronavirus: Gaza barbers sterilise equipment to keep shops running

With barbers remaining open for now in the Gaza Strip, their shelfs have a box full of gloves and masks and a sanitising spray alongside their scissors and hair gel to keep customers safe amid coronavirus fears. The Ministry of Health demanded bar...
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Coronavirus: Patients evacuated from Paris region in medicalised train arrive in Rennes

Coronavirus: Patients evacuated from Paris region in medicalised train arrive in Rennes

Ambulances carrying patients evacuated from the Ile-de-France region on board the second medicalised high-speed train that left Paris in the morning leave the train station in Rennes, under the applause of locals.
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US Capitol deserted as Washington DC starts first day of stay-at-home order

US Capitol deserted as Washington DC starts first day of stay-at-home order

The US Capitol is deserted as Washington, DC wakes up on its first day of stay-at-home order. Three-quarters of Americans are now under some form of lockdown as the United States braces for the full impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
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Coronavirus: Turkey death toll exceeds 200

Coronavirus: Turkey death toll exceeds 200

Turkey registers over 200 deaths from COVID-19 as countries grapple with the outbreak of the new coronavirus which has swept the globe and claimed more than 30,000 lives.
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Coronavirus: senior citizens' gym classes from lockdown balconies

Coronavirus: senior citizens' gym classes from lockdown balconies

Almost 80 years old, confined to an apartment but far from "dead". Thanks to gym classes given by Bordeaux-based sports instructor Sébastien Manko, 79-year-old Germaine and around 50 others in a senior citizens' residence are given some respite du...
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Coronavirus: Second train evacuating patients to Brittany departs from Paris

Coronavirus: Second train evacuating patients to Brittany departs from Paris

The second fully medicalised high-speed train evacuating coronavirus patients from Ile-de-France to Brittany passes through the Paris suburbs after leaving Paris-Austerlitz station. On board are 12 patients who will be taken care of in Rennes.
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Masks against coronavirus

Masks against coronavirus

Two main types of mask are most widely used in case of coronavirus. Original videographic.
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Coronavirus: Ambulances transfer patients to Paris-Austerlitz station

Coronavirus: Ambulances transfer patients to Paris-Austerlitz station

Several ambulances head to Paris-Austerlitz station with Covid-19 patients on board. The patients are due to be transferred onto fully medicalised trains that will take them to Brittany.
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Coronavirus: First train evacuating patients to Brittany departs from Paris

Coronavirus: First train evacuating patients to Brittany departs from Paris

The first high-speed train evacuating coronavirus patients from Ile-de-France to Brittany leaves Paris-Austerlitz station. On board are 24 patients who will be taken care of in Saint-Brieuc and Brest.
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Coronavirus: Medical teams in Cuba pay door-to-door visits

Coronavirus: Medical teams in Cuba pay door-to-door visits

Cuban doctors and medical students pay door-to-door visits to residents living in low-income neighbourhoods in the capital to ensure they have all the necessary information to tackle the COVID-19 outbreak.
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Rural decline threatens Estonia's ancient 'isle of women'

Rural decline threatens Estonia's ancient 'isle of women'

The small island of Kihnu in the Baltic sea is a unique, centuries-old society where women do most of the jobs on land while the men are away at sea fishing. But falling fish stocks and economic hardship are pushing more and more islanders to quit...
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German plexiglass firm churns out virus shields

German plexiglass firm churns out virus shields

Touted as a simple but effective shield against coronavirus infections, transparent screens have sprung up at supermarket tills and pharmacies across Germany. For plexiglass manufacturer Claus Mueller, business has never been better -- but no one ...
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Tokyo cherry blossom: before and after

Tokyo cherry blossom: before and after

The streets of Tokyo look very different at this time of the year as cherry trees across the capital bloom in delicate pink and white blossoms. But usually popular parks in the city are empty with residents urged to stay at home to curb the corona...
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