Hunt for "patient zero" who spread virus globally

Hunt for "patient zero" who spread virus globally

Global health authorities are still scrambling to work out who carried the coronavirus into the mundane meeting of a firm selling gas meters, which then spread to five countries from South Korea to Spain, infecting over a dozen people.
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Trump tells GM to make ventilators amid patient surge

Trump tells GM to make ventilators amid patient surge

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday invoked emergency powers to require General Motors to build much-needed ventilators as U.S. hospitals brace for a patient surge. Lisa Bernhard has more.
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Pope holds dramatic solitary service

Pope holds dramatic solitary service

Pope Francis said the coronavirus had put everyone "in the same boat" as he held a dramatic, solitary prayer service in St. Peter's Square on Friday, urging the world to see the crisis as a test of solidarity and a reminder of basic values. This repo
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World faces condom shortfall due to coronavirus

World faces condom shortfall due to coronavirus

A global shortage of condoms is looming, the world's biggest producer said, after a coronavirus lockdown forced it to shut down production. Conway G. Gittens has this report.
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Britain to increase coronavirus tests for frontline workers

Britain to increase coronavirus tests for frontline workers

Britain is scaling up coronavirus testing for frontline National Health Service (NHS) staff, with hundreds of tests due to be carried out in coming days and many more next week.
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Italy tops 9,000 coronavirus deaths, overtakes China in cases

Italy tops 9,000 coronavirus deaths, overtakes China in cases

Italy recorded 919 deaths from coronavirus on Friday, the highest daily toll anywhere in the world, while the number of confirmed cases eclipsed the total in China where the virus first emerged.
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Protective gear shortage an 'urgent threat' - WHO

Protective gear shortage an 'urgent threat' - WHO

Coronavirus has infected more than half a million people and killed 20,000, the head of the World Health Organization said on Friday as he appealed again for protective gear for medical staff working to save lives.
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An astronaut's survival guide to social-distancing

An astronaut's survival guide to social-distancing

Stick to routines, stay connected with family and sneak away to recharge every day - those are some of the tips NASA astronaut Nick Hague gave for surviving the coronavirus crisis, which he said was much like time in orbit. This report produced by Ji
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Boris Johnson tests positive as UK cases up 31% in a day

Boris Johnson tests positive as UK cases up 31% in a day

UK PM Boris Johnson said on Friday he would still lead the country's response to the outbreak but would be holed up inside a borrowed office within the nation's seat of government.
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Paris hospitals near breaking point as Europe endures coronavirus

Paris hospitals near breaking point as Europe endures coronavirus

Europe continues to struggle with coronavirus cases across the continent. Paris hospitals are feeling the strain, but there may be possible signs of relief in hard hit Spain.
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U.S. prepares crackdown on Huawei's global chip supply

U.S. prepares crackdown on Huawei's global chip supply

The global supply of chips to China's Huawei Technologies could be hit by new measures agreed by senior officials in the Trump administration. Joe Davies Reports.
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British PM Johnson tests positive for coronavirus

British PM Johnson tests positive for coronavirus

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for coronavirus and is self isolating but will still lead the government's response to the outbreak.
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Mixed results as S. Africa enters 21-day lockdown

Mixed results as S. Africa enters 21-day lockdown

South Africans woke up under lockdown on Friday, struggling to adapt to some of the toughest restrictions in the world as the country recorded its first coronavirus deaths and confirmed cases rose above 1,000.
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'Obey the rules': Indonesia's doctor shouts from tricycle

'Obey the rules': Indonesia's doctor shouts from tricycle

An Indonesian doctor has been voluntarily patrolling neighborhoods on the outskirts of Jakarta with a residents' taskforce, to raise awareness about the coronavirus and to advise the public to stay at home amid a growing outbreak.
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Baby tiger 'Covid' brings hope to Mexican zoo

Baby tiger 'Covid' brings hope to Mexican zoo

The surprise birth of baby tiger 'Covid' is bringing hope and joy to the owners of a Mexican zoo. Gloria Tso has more.
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'My heart is full:' Man serenades parents during lockdown

'My heart is full:' Man serenades parents during lockdown

During this time of anxiety, one Chilean man, Gonzalo Acuna, has decided to spread the love by overcoming the barriers of self-isolation and turning to his passion of the accordion to bring joy to his parents through their glass windows. Libby Hogan
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Fukushima locals disappointed about Olympics

Fukushima locals disappointed about Olympics

Residents in Japan's Fukushima are saddened by the cancellation of the Olympic torch relay, which was supposed to begin in the city on Thursday (March 26) before the Tokyo Games were officially postponed.
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Coronavirus could kill 81,000 in U.S., says study

Coronavirus could kill 81,000 in U.S., says study

The coronavirus pandemic could kill more than 81,000 people in the United States in the next four months and may not subside until June, according to a data analysis conducted by University of Washington School of Medicine.
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Liquor demand in Tokyo goes dry as tourism dwindles

Liquor demand in Tokyo goes dry as tourism dwindles

The neighborhood of Asakusa in central Tokyo is usually bustling with tourists. But as the virus outbreak slams the tourism industry, small bars and breweries here are taking the hit. Gloria Tso has more.
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U.S. leads world in coronavirus cases, overtaking China and Italy

U.S. leads world in coronavirus cases, overtaking China and Italy

Confirmed coronavirus cases in the United States reached 81,378 on Thursday, more than any other country, overtaking both Italy and China, a Reuters tally showed. This report produced by Chris Dignam.
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NY, New Orleans hospitals reel as U.S. virus deaths top 1,000

NY, New Orleans hospitals reel as U.S. virus deaths top 1,000

As the coronavirus pandemic's U.S. death toll raced past 1,000 people, hospitals and government authorities in New York, New Orleans and other hot spots grappled on Thursday with a surge in cases and a dire shortage of supplies, staff and sick beds.
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House leaders spar ahead of Friday vote on aid package

House leaders spar ahead of Friday vote on aid package

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy issued partisan barbs Thursday, one day before the chamber is expected to pass the estimated $2.2 trillion coronavirus relief bill that already cleared the Senate. Lisa Bernhard
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What 'stay at home' means when you're homeless

What 'stay at home' means when you're homeless

With Londoners ordered to stay indoors as the coronavirus epidemic spreads, the city's once bustling streets are now almost empty, with one notable exception - the homeless.
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U.S. indicts Maduro for 'narco-terrorism'

U.S. indicts Maduro for 'narco-terrorism'

The U.S. government on Thursday brought drug trafficking charges against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and several others, accusing them of trying "to flood the United States with cocaine," Attorney General William Barr told reporters. Gavino G
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Spain's crisis heightens as death toll surpasses 4,000

Spain's crisis heightens as death toll surpasses 4,000

Spain's coronavirus lockdown was extended on Thursday to last until at least April 12 as Europe's second-worst hit country struggled to tackle a fast increase in the death toll.
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