Singapore to trial driverless buses

Singapore to trial driverless buses

Singapore will next week begin a public trial of driverless buses that can be booked with an app, part of ambitions to roll out autonomous vehicles across the city-state.
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New York state virus toll spikes by record 630 deaths in a day: Governor

New York state virus toll spikes by record 630 deaths in a day: Governor

New York state's coronavirus toll rose at a devastating pace to 3,565 deaths Saturday, Governor Andrew Cuomo says, up from 2,935 the previous day, the largest 24-hour jump recorded there.
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Coronavirus: Ship with two dead passengers aboard docks in Miami

Coronavirus: Ship with two dead passengers aboard docks in Miami

The Coral Princess cruise ship, which is transporting two people who died of COVID-19 and other passengers infected with the coronavirus, docks in the port of Miami, Florida.
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Coronavirus: French hydro-alcoholic gel supplier boosts production

Coronavirus: French hydro-alcoholic gel supplier boosts production

In response to a hydro-alcoholic gel shortage, leading supplier Cooper group has boosted production ninefold. The French laboratory received a donation of 70,000 litres of alcohol from spirits giant Pernod-Ricard.
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Police block streets of French town after knife attack

Police block streets of French town after knife attack

Police block streets in the centre of Romans-sur-Isère, after a man killed two people and wounded seven others in a knife attack, in the midst of confinement linked to the Covid-19 epidemic.
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Coronavirus: Paris's Place de la Concorde empty on 19th day of confinement

Coronavirus: Paris's Place de la Concorde empty on 19th day of confinement

On the 19th day of confinement in France to stem the coronavirus pandemic, a few passers-by walk along the Place de la Concorde in Paris, usually crowded with tourists and cars.
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Coronavirus: Indian manufacturers ramp up domestic PPE production

Coronavirus: Indian manufacturers ramp up domestic PPE production

With the rising demand of personal protective equipment (PPE) for health workers in India, a factory in Ahmedabad is ramping up production. Many healthcare workers in the country have reported a lack of adequate PPE, as the nation grapples with th...
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Coronavirus: people queue outside bank in Argentina to receive payment

Coronavirus: people queue outside bank in Argentina to receive payment

Pensioners and social security beneficiaries queue in front of a bank in José C. Paz, in Argentina, to receive a payment promised by the Argentinian government. Latin America is heading into "a deep recession" in 2020, with an expected drop in th...
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Coronavirus: Bavarian pastor holds YouTube mass for confined congregation

Coronavirus: Bavarian pastor holds YouTube mass for confined congregation

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, Bavarian Pastor Hannes Schott can no longer welcome his congregation for mass in his church in Bayreuth. But he has found a solution: a weekly recorded mass, broadcast to his congregation via YouTube. Bavaria, ...
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Robots assist hospital staff on Italy's coronavirus frontline

Robots assist hospital staff on Italy's coronavirus frontline

At the Circolo Hospital of Varese in Lombardy, Italy, robots are replacing doctors and nurses for some duties in the fight against the coronavirus. They enable remote monitoring thanks to their cameras, which means that medical staff do not have t...
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Coronavirus: Three-minutes of silence by Tiananmen Square

Coronavirus: Three-minutes of silence by Tiananmen Square

People gather by Tiananmen Square in Beijing to stand still and observe a nationwide three minutes of silence for coronavirus victims and 'martyrs'. At 10am (0200GMT), sirens and horns sounded in front of the square in memory of the more than 3,00...
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Coronavirus: Three-minutes of mourning at Wuhan railway station

Coronavirus: Three-minutes of mourning at Wuhan railway station

Security guards and passengers outside of the Wuhan Hankou Railway Station stand still and bow their heads for three minutes of silence for coronavirus victims and 'martyrs' in a nationwide mourning in China. At 10am (0200 GMT), citizens paused, c...
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Japan telework orchestra strikes a chord in coronavirus gloom

Japan telework orchestra strikes a chord in coronavirus gloom

The teleworking members of the New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra appear in tiny blocks on screen, recording their parts separately before technology brings them together in joyous harmony.
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Trump says govt recommends Americans wear masks outside

Trump says govt recommends Americans wear masks outside

US President Donald Trump announces new government recommendations for all Americans to wear masks when they go outside to help deter spread of the coronavirus.
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Coronavirus: Is chloroquine Africa's wonder drug?

Coronavirus: Is chloroquine Africa's wonder drug?

A humble anti-malarial pill may be the answer to COVID-19. Despite caution over its effectiveness African countries hope it will stem the disease's spread. Health systems are unprepared to handle the pandemic, with too few ventilators to treat pa...
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Medicalised train evacuates 24 COVID-19 patients from eastern France

Medicalised train evacuates 24 COVID-19 patients from eastern France

On the platforms of Strasbourg station, 24 coronavirus patients from the region's hospitals are installed in a medicalised TGV train bound for New Aquitaine.
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Coronavirus: France deaths reach 6,507

Coronavirus: France deaths reach 6,507

An animated graphics shows the rise in France's coronavirus deaths, which left 6,507 people dead in France. Among those, a total of 1,416 people had died in old people's homes, according to the last official toll.
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Albanian anchovy sales boom as lockdowns promote tinned food

Albanian anchovy sales boom as lockdowns promote tinned food

Businesses worldwide have gone dark under coronavirus shutdowns, but in Albania, the anchovy trade is booming as demand for the tinned delicacy surges among European households.
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Australians rally to help healthcare workers amid pandemic

Australians rally to help healthcare workers amid pandemic

Australian community groups use social media to help medical workers and those in isolation amid the new coronavirus outbreak across the country, packing meals and offering support networks in Melbourne.
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Nigeria's displaced camps set up hygiene stations

Nigeria's displaced camps set up hygiene stations

Around the Nigerian capital of Maiduguri, hundreds of thousands of displaced people are crammed into government-controlled camps or huddled in makeshift shelters at unofficial locations. A few hygiene facilities have been put in place at camps' en...
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Coronavirus: Muslim family prays at home after mosques close in Gaza

Coronavirus: Muslim family prays at home after mosques close in Gaza

The Shtaiwi family holds Friday prayers at home, with the family's women, and men, young and old worshipping together after the Gaza Strip authorities closed all mosques in the Palestinian enclave as a measure to contain the spread of the COVID-19...
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Nurses in NYC protest against poor working conditions amid COVID-19 outbreak

Nurses in NYC protest against poor working conditions amid COVID-19 outbreak

Nurses and healthcare workers gather in front of the Moses campus at the Montefiore Medical Center to protest at their working conditions and the lack of Personal Protective Equipment as the Covid-19 crisis worsens in New York City.
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South African homeless speak about life in the time of coronavirus

South African homeless speak about life in the time of coronavirus

As the coronavirus continues to spread, South Africa's homeless are classed as one of the country's most vulnerable groups. South Africa has been under a nationwide lockdown for a week, and temporary shelters are filling to capacity as the governm...
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Parisians take to their balconies for quizzes to pass the time under confinement

Parisians take to their balconies for quizzes to pass the time under confinement

Parisians come to their windows and balconies for quizzes between neighbours to pass the time under lockdown and keep spirits up.
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Coronavirus: Macron gives update on French expatriation of nationals

Coronavirus: Macron gives update on French expatriation of nationals

French president Emmanuel Macron gives an update on the French repatriation operations at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs' crisis centre. The Head of State is accompanied by the Head of Diplomacy Jean-Yves Le Drian and Secretary of State Jean-Bapt...
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