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How Do You Wash Your Hands To Fend Off Coronavirus If Water Is Scarce?

By Malaka Gharib β€” March 30th 2020 at 19:55
Residents wash their hands at a station set up by Shining Hope for Communities in Kibera, a neighborhood in Nairobi, Kenya, where running water is scarce.

One of the top pieces of advice is: Wash your hands to prevent infection. But millions of people don't have access to running water.

(Image credit: Patrick Meinhardt/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

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Coronavirus World Map: Tracking The Spread Of The Outbreak

By Malaka Gharib β€” March 30th 2020 at 19:40

A map of confirmed cases and deaths of COVID-19 around the world. The respiratory disease has spread rapidly across six continents and has killed thousands of people.

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Japan 'On The Brink' But Government Resists Declaring Coronavirus State Of Emergency

By Anthony Kuhn β€” March 30th 2020 at 18:42
A security guard and pedestrians stand at a closed cherry blossom viewing spot in Tokyo

Japan has so far avoided the explosion of cases that China and South Korea have seen. The Japan Medical Association has called for declaring an emergency that could lead to a three-week lockdown.

(Image credit: Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP via Getty Images)

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Thieves steal ventilators after breaking in to car in Brabant

By Gordon Darroch β€” March 30th 2020 at 17:02
Car thieves have stolen six sets of breathing apparatus in Breda, a city with one of the highest levels of...
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As The Coronavirus Rips Through Pakistan, Volunteers Rush Out To Help

By Diaa Hadid β€” March 30th 2020 at 16:05
A man donates food to an elderly woman during a government-imposed nationwide lockdown as a preventive measure against the new coronavirus in Islamabad on Sunday.

One Pakistani entrepreneur is making protective gear. A Pakistani lawyer raised thousands of dollars and converted his office into a food storehouse for people in need.

(Image credit: Farooq Naeem/AFP via Getty Images)

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Van Gogh painting stolen from museum during coronavirus shutdown

By Gordon Darroch β€” March 30th 2020 at 15:58
Detail from stolen painting by Vincent van Gogh: Parish Garden in Nuenen, SpringA painting by Vincent van Gogh has been stolen overnight from a museum where it was being displayed on loan....
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New Law Gives Sweeping Powers To Hungary's Orban, Alarming Rights Advocates

By Joanna Kakissis β€” March 30th 2020 at 15:55
Military police patrol the streets in Budapest on Monday.

Hungary's nationalist government has granted sweeping emergency powers that Prime Minister Viktor Orban says are necessary to fight the coronavirus pandemic. Critics say he's simply grabbing power.

(Image credit: Zoltan Balogh/AP)

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Why Boris Johnson and other leaders have become more popular amid coronavirus

March 30th 2020 at 13:51

Boris Johnson's popularity - like that of the majority of world leaders - has risen significantly during the coronavirus crisis.

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Moscow in lockdown amid strict control of Russian citizens

March 30th 2020 at 11:47

Moscow is intending to "practically fully control the movement of citizens" to enforce quarantine measures as the Russian capital begins a full lockdown.

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Amsterdam, Rotterdam provides computers for home-schooling

By hanneke β€” March 30th 2020 at 14:29
Amsterdam local council is lending 3,250 laptops to children who do not have a computer at home so they won’t...
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Coronavirus hospitalisations near 4,000, Dutch death toll hits 864

By robin β€” March 30th 2020 at 14:25
The number of people who are or who have been hospitalised with coronavirus almost hit 4,000 overnight, the public health...
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Tokyo 2020 Olympics Have A New Start Date: July Of 2021

By Bill Chappell β€” March 30th 2020 at 14:18
The International Olympic Committee has set firm dates for the delayed Tokyo 2020 Olympics, which are now set to start in July 2021. Here, a man walks past a banner promoting the Tokyo 2020 Olympics on Sunday, after a late-season snow in Tokyo.

Despite the rescheduling, the next Olympics will still be known as the Tokyo 2020 games, the International Olympic Committee says.

(Image credit: Jae C. Hong/AP)

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Why coronavirus could mean weather forecasts are less accurate

March 30th 2020 at 12:44

Weather forecasts could become less accurate as the number of flights across the world continues to decrease due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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PM Modi apologises as India toughens measures to fight coronavirus

March 30th 2020 at 12:32

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked the nation's poorest communities for forgiveness after ordering further restrictions to combat the spread of coronavirus among its 1.3 billion people.

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Facebook Pledges $100 Million To Aid News Outlets Hit Hard By Pandemic

By David Folkenflik β€” March 30th 2020 at 12:00
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Facebook says it will give $25 million to help smaller U.S. newsrooms cover the coronavirus. It's pledging $75 million to buy ads in publications in the U.S. and pandemic hot spots in Europe.

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Dutch set to extend β€˜intelligent lockdown’, officials and ministers meet Tuesday

By robin β€” March 30th 2020 at 13:51
The Dutch government is planning to extend the deadline for lifting social distancing measures because of coronavirus, sources in The...
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U.S. Continues To Point Out That China Is Where Coronavirus Began

By Emily Feng β€” March 30th 2020 at 11:02

The U.S. and China have clashed over the handling of the coronavirus outbreak. China is using its soft power to compete with the U.S. for influence during the pandemic.

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How coronavirus lockdowns have caused drop in air pollution across the world

March 30th 2020 at 03:16

Air pollution appears to have decreased in urban areas across the world as cities continue to be locked down to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

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Spain surpasses China coronavirus cases as deaths rise to 7,340

March 30th 2020 at 11:36

Spain has become the third country to confirm more cases of coronavirus than China - as its number of deaths rose by 812 in a day to reach a total of 7,340.

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Police seize 1.2 tonnes of cocaine in Rotterdam port

By robin β€” March 30th 2020 at 11:28
Police and customs officials based at Rotterdam port have seized a total of 1.2 tonnes of cocaine since Friday, the...