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Canada to deny sick passengers from domestic flights, passenger trains

By Rod Nickel WINNIPEG, Manitoba (Reuters) - Canada will not allow anyone who displays symptoms of COVID-19 to board domestic flights or inter-city passenger trains, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Saturday. Trudeau's government has long urged Canadians feeling ill...


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Qatar confirms first coronavirus death

DUBAI (Reuters) - Qatar on Saturday recorded its first death from the coronavirus, a Bangladeshi resident, and 28 more cases to take its total to 590 infections, the health ministry said. The 57-year-old Bangladeshi national was suffering from a previous chronic disease, state news ag...


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Lombardy coronavirus deaths near 6,000 as Italy mulls extending lockdown

By Francesca Landini MILAN (Reuters) - Italy's Lombardy region, which has borne the worst of the coronavirus contagion, recorded 542 new deaths on Saturday as the national government was said to be mulling plans to extend a country-wide lockdown to mid-April. The number...


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Coronavirus cases in Greece pass 1,000

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece confirmed 95 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, according to health authorities, bringing the total to 1,061 since the country's first recorded infection on Feb. 26. Health ministry representative Sotiris Tsiodras said 32 people have died due to COVID-19....


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Trump said he may quarantine New York, New Jersey and Connecticut

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Trump said Saturday he was considering imposing a quarantine on New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Trump said he was mulling the quarantine, while at the same walking back urging to quickly reopen the economy. Trump said he was unsure about whether...


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Coronavirus forces cancellation of Paris fashion weeks - statement

PARIS (Reuters) - Organisers have cancelled the men's and haute couture fashion weeks in Paris because of the coronavirus outbreak, organisers said. "In light of the spread of the COVID-19 epidemic worldwide, strong decisions are required to ensure the safety and health of (fashion) h...


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Singapore reports 70 new coronavirus cases, taking tally to 802

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore reported 70 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, the health ministry said, taking the city-state's total infections to 802. (Reporting by John Geddie; editing by Jason Neely)


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Swiss virus death toll hits 235 as official says worst case scenario `not yet materialized'

By Kirsti Knolle ZURICH (Reuters) - The death toll in Switzerland from coronavirus had climbed to 235 while total cases stand at 13,213, the health ministry said on Saturday, though officials said their worst fears have so far not materialized. The fatalities were up fro...


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UK will have done well if fewer than 20,000 die, NHS medical director says

LONDON (Reuters) - The United Kingdom will have done well if it comes through the coronavirus crisis with fewer than 20,000 deaths, Stephen Powis, the national medical director of the National Health Service, said on Saturday. Powis, speaking at a news conference in Downing Street, sa...


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Earthquake of magnitude 5.8 hits Indonesia – EMSC

(Reuters) - A magnitude 5.8 earthquake struck Indonesia on Saturday, the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre said https://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=842696. The quake's epicentre was 105 km south of Palu and was 40 km below the earth's surface....