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A daily round-up on the spread of the coronavirus, with reports from affected areas, details of the latest medical information and the impact on health, business and travel.

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    • Health & Fitness

A daily round-up on the spread of the coronavirus, with reports from affected areas, details of the latest medical information and the impact on health, business and travel.

    US Navy captain pleads for help

    US Navy captain pleads for help

    Sailors on the USS Theodore Roosevelt – one of the world’s largest aircraft carriers – have tested positive for coronavirus. Meanwhile, officials in India have traced hundreds of suspected cases to a single religious gathering. And Panama has imposed gender-based quarantine measures.

    • 4 min
    US coronavirus death toll overtakes 9/11 fatalities

    US coronavirus death toll overtakes 9/11 fatalities

    Over 3000 people have died from the virus in the US. New York's governor is re-organising the state's entire health system. Also: Spain suffers its deadliest day so far, and why are so many young people in Australia testing positive?

    • 4 min
    World Bank predicts ‘significant pain’ for East Asian economies

    World Bank predicts ‘significant pain’ for East Asian economies

    Experts have said coronavirus will hamper financial growth throughout 2020. Meanwhile, the US has tested more than a million people for the virus. And Facebook has accused the president of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, of spreading misinformation about the benefits of self-isolation.

    • 4 min
    Spain’s COVID-19 cases surpass China

    Spain’s COVID-19 cases surpass China

    It comes as the country announces new lockdown restrictions. Also: Japan reports a surge in coronavirus infections, and how motor racing engineers helped build a new device to assist breathing.

    • 4 min
    US extends social distancing measures

    US extends social distancing measures

    Donald Trump has said precautions against the spread of coronavirus should remain in place until the end of April. Meanwhile, Nigeria has imposed a lockdown on multiple regions, including its capital city. And new data shows air pollution has dropped as a result of travel restrictions.

    • 4 min
    Spain and Italy say they're near the peak of the outbreak

    Spain and Italy say they're near the peak of the outbreak

    The two European countries are hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic. Also India's prime minister, Narendra Modi asks for his country's forgiveness for imposing a sweeping lockdown, and the world's oldest man has to celebrate his birthday with no fanfare due to the outbreak.

    • 4 min

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Neat, useful, quick, easy and calm

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