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20 Coronavirus Hotspots Sealed In Delhi, Masks Made Compulsory

20 Coronavirus Hotspots Sealed In Delhi, Masks Made Compulsory

Twenty coronavirus hotspots in Delhi - including the famous Sadar Bazar -- will be sealed, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia announced on Wednesday, assuring that the government will ensure delivery of essential items in these areas. The govern...
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NDTV
Appeal to catch nurse's killer 25 years on from her death

Appeal to catch nurse's killer 25 years on from her death

Police investigating the murder of a nurse found brutally beaten to death in her family home 25 years ago have made a fresh appeal for information in a bid to finally bring her killer to justice. Janet Brown, 51, was found at the foot of the stai...
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Press Association
2 Doctors Of Delhi's Safdarjung Hospital, Out To Buy Groceries, Assaulted

2 Doctors Of Delhi's Safdarjung Hospital, Out To Buy Groceries, Assaulted

Two women doctors of the government-run Safdarjung Hospital in south Delhi were assaulted on Wednesday evening when they were out buying groceries. The doctors had gone to a market in nearby Gautam Nagar where they live, when they were confronted ...
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NDTV
Singapore migrant workers living in fear as virus hits dorms

Singapore migrant workers living in fear as virus hits dorms

Migrant workers in Singapore are living in fear following a surge of coronavirus infections in their dormitories where they say cramped and filthy conditions make social distancing impossible.
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AFP
Trump says he'll look into 'Tiger King' case

Trump says he'll look into 'Tiger King' case

President Donald Trump says he'll "take a look" at the legal case of Joseph Maldonado-Passage, also known as "Joe Exotic," who is the central figure of the new Netflix series "Tiger King."
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Associated Press
Sing away the blues: High school student entertains during Paris lockdown

Sing away the blues: High school student entertains during Paris lockdown

A high school student has been singing at her balcony with her guitar since the lockdown began in Paris, providing a brief respite from virus worries.
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AFP
#InThisTogether: How to deal with cabin fever

#InThisTogether: How to deal with cabin fever

Many of us are starting to feel stir-crazy self-isolating during the coronavirus crisis. But imagine being cooped up for 1 1/2 years! Romain Charles from the European Space Agency was -- and can tell us how to really deal with cabin fever.
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Deutsche Welle
Coronavirus: How to avoid conflicts in quarantine | #InThisTogether

Coronavirus: How to avoid conflicts in quarantine | #InThisTogether

In isolation with your family or partner during the corona crisis? Here are seven tips on how to get along with your loved ones (without going crazy).
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Deutsche Welle
Can AI Help Find a Cure for COVID-19?

Can AI Help Find a Cure for COVID-19?

Machine-learning systems are looking for molecules that will stop the progression of COVID-19, and treat symptoms. Researchers are working with GAN technology, which is also used to make deepfakes.
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Deutsche Welle
China to lift travel restrictions on Hubei province

China to lift travel restrictions on Hubei province

China has announced that travel restrictions imposed on the province at the center of the country's coronavirus outbreak are to be lifted. But residents of Wuhan, Hubei's capital, will have to wait another two weeks before they're allowed to trave...
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Deutsche Welle
Spaniards endure strict curfew with stoicism

Spaniards endure strict curfew with stoicism

Spain is one of the countries worst affected by the coronavirus, and it's been under lockdown for more than a week. DW's Jan-Philipp Scholz listened to how Spanish people are coping with an exceptional situation.
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Deutsche Welle
Coronavirus: Foreigners stranded in Russian airports

Coronavirus: Foreigners stranded in Russian airports

Russia has closed its borders to foreigners as part of its coronavirus restrictions. That has left hundreds of people stranded in the country's airports. DW caught up with one Russian-Ukrainian couple in Moscow who were separated by the closure.
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Deutsche Welle
A guide on how to speak to your kids about the coronavirus

A guide on how to speak to your kids about the coronavirus

Not sure how to explain the coronavirus to your children? We have six tips that will probably help you.
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Deutsche Welle
Cancer drug to treat COVID-19?

Cancer drug to treat COVID-19?

A Spanish pharmaceutical company thinks its anti-tumor drug could be effective against the virus. The active ingredient was originally found in the waters around the Balearic Islands.
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Deutsche Welle
India to go into nationwide lockdown amid outbreak

India to go into nationwide lockdown amid outbreak

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced a three-week lockdown to combat the spread of coronavirus. Beginning tonight at midnight local time, the country's 1.3 billion people will be barred from leaving their homes.
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Deutsche Welle
Belgrade: Life under the dictates of the coronavirus

Belgrade: Life under the dictates of the coronavirus

Serbia has extended curfew hours to stem the spread of the coronavirus. Public transport has stopped, and most shops, cafes and restaurants have been closed. DW visited one Belgrade family that's having to get used to plenty of togetherness.
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Deutsche Welle
Hungary weighs extending state of emergency

Hungary weighs extending state of emergency

In Hungary, a two-week lockdown period has just started. Many Hungarians agree that a lockdown is necessary to slow the spread of the coronavirus. But others fear these extended emergency measures could hand PM Viktor Orban too much power.
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Deutsche Welle
Helping Bogota's homeless weather the pandemic

Helping Bogota's homeless weather the pandemic

Colombia's coronavirus outbreak is threatening the already precarious existence of Bogota's homeless people. Their vulnerability to contracting the virus is compounded by limited access to clean water, soap and medical attention.
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Deutsche Welle
Coronavirus and the Fake News outbreak

Coronavirus and the Fake News outbreak

False information, conspiracy theories and distorted images. As coronavirus spreads, so do the fake news stories.
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Deutsche Welle
South Korean volunteers help the less fortunate

South Korean volunteers help the less fortunate

The number of new COVID-19 cases in South Korea has dropped but many who are vulnerable still need help. Volunteers are reaching out to help those less fortunate and most at risk.
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Deutsche Welle
The corona pandemic has catapulted many artists into financial crises

The corona pandemic has catapulted many artists into financial crises

More and more German artists are being affected by the corona pandemic. Theaters and concert halls have had to close. Perfomances have been cancelled. Theaters and performers have unexpectedly plunged into an existential crisis.
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Deutsche Welle
South Korea uses internet tech to rein in coronavirus

South Korea uses internet tech to rein in coronavirus

Although it was hit hard by the coronavirus, South Korea managed to rein it in quickly without a shutdown. No one knows for sure how it was done, but making use of internet technology to track cases and travel information seems to have helped.
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Deutsche Welle
Private initiatives in Spain help in COVID-19 crisis

Private initiatives in Spain help in COVID-19 crisis

Spanish hospitals are struggling to cope with a lack of personal protective equipment, like face masks. More and more private initiatives are springing up to provide doctors and nurses with homemade gloves and surgical masks.
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Deutsche Welle
How Taiwan avoided a face mask panic

How Taiwan avoided a face mask panic

Taiwan will donate 10 million masks to countries hit the hardest by the coronavirus pandemic, after finding ways to successfully manage a looming shortage of face masks for its medical staff and ordinary citizens alike. So how did the country do i...
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Deutsche Welle
Vaccine development: A race against time

Vaccine development: A race against time

Scientists around the world are searching for a vaccine that can help in the fight against COVID-19. They are also looking at pathogens that caused past epidemics - like the Ebola virus which was first identified in 1976.
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Deutsche Welle
Taiwan's effective coronavirus response

Taiwan's effective coronavirus response

COVID-19 is spreading rapidly in the US and Europe, while Taiwan has been able to contain the virus quickly. Since the SARS epidemic in 2003, the country has been preparing for the outbreak of a new virus. The immense effort and stringent measures...
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Deutsche Welle
TUI seeks aid amid coronavirus woes

TUI seeks aid amid coronavirus woes

TUI, the world's biggest tour operator, has secured EUR1.8 billion ($2. billion) in government aid as its business is ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic.
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Deutsche Welle
Small businesses in Germany apply for coronavirus lockdown aid

Small businesses in Germany apply for coronavirus lockdown aid

Government economists in Germany say the coronavirus will lead to an 'inevitable' recession. Lawmakers passed a EUR750-billion relief package to ease the pain. Small-business owners are applying for help, but getting through isn't always easy.
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Deutsche Welle
Covid-19: Spaniards fear for relatives in nursing homes

Covid-19: Spaniards fear for relatives in nursing homes

In Spain, nursing homes have been overwhelmed by coronavirus infections and deaths. Banned from visiting, relatives are fearful for their loved ones. DW correspondent Jan-Philipp Scholz has this report from Seville.
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Deutsche Welle
Kenyan police criticized for curfew enforcement

Kenyan police criticized for curfew enforcement

In Kenya, people have to get used to some stringent restrictions on daily life due to the coronavirus outbreak. The government has brought in an evening curfew, but there's been criticism of the way the police have been enforcing it.
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Deutsche Welle
Coronavirus threatens livelihoods in Bamberg

Coronavirus threatens livelihoods in Bamberg

The picturesque northern Bavarian town of Bamberg is a popular tourist destination. But visitors have stayed away since the coronavirus pandemic began. Traditional hotels and restaurants are now struggling to survive and hoping for government aid.
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Deutsche Welle
Troops use 3D printers to make virus face shields

Troops use 3D printers to make virus face shields

Washington State military members are using 3D printers and computers to design and produce face shields to help protect health care workers treating coronavirus patients.
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Associated Press
CDC issuing new guidelines for essential workers

CDC issuing new guidelines for essential workers

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has new guidance for essential workers as it takes a small step toward reopening the country.
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Associated Press
Jewish families share Passover meal online

Jewish families share Passover meal online

A long-standing Jewish tradition is surviving the coronavirus pandemic by moving online. While they cannot gather at one table, families are sharing the Passover meal known as Seder through platforms like Zoom.
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Associated Press
Virtual Passover observances replace gatherings

Virtual Passover observances replace gatherings

The coronavirus has forced Jewish families to limit the celebratory Passover meals known as seders and embrace digital connections with socially distant family and friends.
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Associated Press
Saskatchewan projects up to 8,300 deaths from COVID-19

Saskatchewan projects up to 8,300 deaths from COVID-19

Health officials in Saskatchewan have released projections showing that between 3,000 and 8,300 people could die in the province from the COVID-19 pandemic. They say between 153,000 and 408,000 residents will be infected.
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Canadian Press
Trump: Aggressive measures slowing spread of virus

Trump: Aggressive measures slowing spread of virus

US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday social distancing and other measures aimed at stopping the spread of the coronavirus were having an impact. At the daily White House briefing, Trump told reporters Americans were heading into the "final...
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Associated Press
Trump: WHO needs to 'get their priorities right'

Trump: WHO needs to 'get their priorities right'

President Donald Trump on Wednesday doubled down on his claims that the United States was going to investigate the World Health Organization. "I think they have to get their priorities right," Trump said during a White House briefing.
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Associated Press
Hawaii National Guard troops screen air passengers

Hawaii National Guard troops screen air passengers

Hawaii National Guard troops are screening passengers for coronavirus symptoms at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport in Honolulu. All visitors to Hawaii are now required to be quarantined for 14 days.
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Associated Press
Sanders drops 2020 bid, Biden now likely nominee

Sanders drops 2020 bid, Biden now likely nominee

Sen. Bernie Sanders ended his presidential bid on Wednesday, making Joe Biden the presumptive Democratic nominee to challenge President Donald Trump in a general election campaign being waged against the backdrop of the coronavirus pandemic.
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Associated Press
Biden gives criticism, suggestions to Trump admin.

Biden gives criticism, suggestions to Trump admin.

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said during a virtual townhall event that much of the pain caused by the coronavirus pandemic could have been avoided by "swift" action, but added that all the help reveals the "soul of America."
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Associated Press
Apollo astronauts shun superstition 50 years later

Apollo astronauts shun superstition 50 years later

Apollo 13′s astronauts say they never gave a thought to their inauspicious mission number as they blasted off for the moon 50 years ago.
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Associated Press
As virus strikes rural Indiana, grief hits home

As virus strikes rural Indiana, grief hits home

Three southeast Indiana counties have among the highest per-capita coronavirus infection rates in the US. Sean Durbin is working to stem the spread of the virus in Decatur County, while grieving the loss of a friend to COVID-19.
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Associated Press
Louisiana gov. urges staying home despite progress

Louisiana gov. urges staying home despite progress

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards said Wednesday that the state is seeing encouraging signs in its fight against coronavirus, but cautioned that everyone still has to follow stay-at-home orders.
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Associated Press
A look at one group of unsung COVID-19 heroes

A look at one group of unsung COVID-19 heroes

As cases of coronavirus soar past 400,000 in the United States, a group of workers potentially expose themselves to the contagion on a daily basis, and they aren’t medical workers. They’re the grocery store workers keeping the supply chain going as A
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Reuters
Second vaccine trial for COVID-19 begins in the US

Second vaccine trial for COVID-19 begins in the US

U.S. researchers have opened another safety test of an experimental COVID-19 vaccine, this one using a skin-deep shot instead of the usual deeper jab. Researchers are testing a vaccine by biotech company Inovio Pharmaceuticals.
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Associated Press
New York reports most coronavirus cases in the world: Reuters

New York reports most coronavirus cases in the world: Reuters

New York state has 149,316 reported coronavirus cases compared with Spain at 146,690, according to a Reuters tally, as top U.S. officials say social distancing and stay-at-home orders are helping to control the spread. This report produced by Jillian
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Reuters
N.L. forecasts November COVID-19 case peak, summer ICU bed crunch

N.L. forecasts November COVID-19 case peak, summer ICU bed crunch

The Newfoundland and Labrador government shared models forecasting the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Wednesday. If one-third of the population were infected over two years, one scenario predicted cases could peak in November and ICU bed capac...
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Canadian Press