America’s outbreak has mushroomed rapidly. There are now around 190,000 known cases — a figure that has doubled in just five days.
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Some 25,150 people have now tested positive for the virus in Britain, including Prime Minister Boris Johnson, a daily increase of 3,009.
Declared coronavirus cases in the US surged past 175,000 on Tuesday, according to a running tally by Johns Hopkins University, with over 3,415 deaths: more than the number killed in the 9/11 attacks.
Like many countries, the Spanish health care system is stretched to its limit by a massive influx of seriously ill patients and a growing number of medical staff falling sick themselves.
One man with a box of ashes said he was a community worker tasked with burying another man who ‘had no family left’.

World US man teaching dog how to drive arrested after high-speed chase

The female pit bull, which was not aggressive toward the arresting officers, has been placed in an animal shelter.

World Mexican journalist shot dead in ambush

Mexico is one of the world’s most dangerous countries for reporters, with more than 100 murdered since 2000.

World Trump, Putin discuss oil price plunge, coronavirus

Last Thursday, Putin told G20 leaders during a conference call that he wanted a moratorium on sanctions as a ‘matter of life and death’.

World A Paris mortuary overwhelmed by coronavirus victims

Several funeral homes have taken to live broadcasting funeral services, hoping to make things easier for grieving relatives and friends denied the chance of a last, personal farewell.

World Moscow begins lockdown during tougher push to curb virus

Over the past 24 hours Russia recorded 302 new coronavirus cases — the biggest daily increase so far — taking the national tally to 1,835 cases of coronavirus and nine deaths.

World Italy extends lockdown until ‘at least’ April 12

The daily rate of new infections dropped to 4.1 percent — a fraction of the 62 percent level registered a month ago.

World New York welcomes hospital ship as coronavirus accelerates

The illness has claimed more than 2,500 lives in the country and 776 of those deaths have been in New York, America’s financial capital and most populous city.

World Prince Charles out of virus isolation: royal officials

The 71-year-old prince, whose age put him among the most-risk category for the disease, is said to be in good health and abiding by government health guidelines.

Covid-19 Mercedes Formula One team helps develop breathing aid for virus patients

Medical researchers and engineers have teamed up with Formula One outfit Mercedes to adapt a breathing aid for mass production that could keep coronavirus patients off much-needed ventilators.

World ‘Can my husband spend the weekend with his mistress?’ – French police inundated with oddball virus queries

‘People are calling for everything and nothing, because they are bored,’ says a cop.

Covid-19 Record virus deaths in Spain as world hunkers down for long haul

As even rich countries struggle, aid groups warn the toll could be in the millions in low-income countries and war zones such as Syria and Yemen.

Covid-19 Canadian premier Justin Trudeau’s wife recovers from coronavirus

She had tested positive for the virus on March 12 after returning from Britain, with her husband subsequently going into self-quarantine as a precautionary measure.

Covid-19 Europe’s virus toll surges but Wuhan cautiously reopens

Spain recorded another 832 coronavirus deaths on Saturday, following the pattern of hardest-hit Italy as the epidemic surges through Europe.

Covid-19 Fears of domestic violence rise as millions confined over coronavirus

For victims of domestic violence, the current situation means ‘being constantly available’ for abuse by the perpetrator.

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