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    Coronavirus: World facing ‘the deepest economic recession of our lifetimes’ say experts

    Coronavirus: World facing ‘the deepest economic recession of our lifetimes’ say experts

    The global trade body is projecting steep falls in every region of the world. Also: Britain records its worst daily death toll as coronavirus infections increase around the world, and the Russian ballerinas taking their traditional moves into a novel setting during isolation.

    • 24 min
    Top EU scientist forced out in Covid-19 row

    Top EU scientist forced out in Covid-19 row

    Mauro Ferrari says he's lost faith in the system, but officials say he was asked to leave. Also: the pandemic pushes South African gangs into some unlikely alliances, and JK Rowling shares a coronavirus tip.

    • 26 min
    Lockdown restrictions lifted in Wuhan

    Lockdown restrictions lifted in Wuhan

    The Chinese city where the coronavirus outbreak began has been re-opened. Also: the acting secretary of the US Navy has resigned, and European finance ministers are meeting to discuss an economic recovery plan in response to the pandemic.

    • 24 min
    China reports no new deaths from coronavirus for the first time since January

    China reports no new deaths from coronavirus for the first time since January

    The report comes as the Chinese government is under scrutiny as to whether it is underreporting its figures. Also, the British Prime Minister remains in intensive care due to coronavirus but ministers insist the business of government will carry on. And, the Vatican says it welcomes an Australian court’s decision to quash Cardinal Pell’s sentence for child abuse.

    • 28 min
    The British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, is in intensive care

    The British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, is in intensive care

    The British Prime Minister's coronavirus symptoms worsen. He's moved to an intensive care unit. Also: A New York politician warns that bodies may have to be buried in parks, and practical tips to cope with self isolation - from a former NASA astronaut.

    • 25 min
    Austria plans to ease some of the restrictions imposed because of coronavirus

    Austria plans to ease some of the restrictions imposed because of coronavirus

    Austrians will have to wear masks in all shops and on public transport, and there will be no public events until June at the earliest. Also, Ecuador’s Vice-President apologises after bodies of people killed by coronavirus are abandoned in the streets. And, scientists use cold war nuclear tests to work out the age of the world’s biggest fish.

    • 26 min

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