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    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
    British prime minister admitted to hospital

    British prime minister admitted to hospital

    Boris Johnson taken to hospital 10 days after testing positive, also Queen Elizabeth urges people to show self-discipline and resolve, and how the virus affects religious feasts

    • 28 min
    US Covid-19 deaths top 8,000 – but hopes rise in Europe

    US Covid-19 deaths top 8,000 – but hopes rise in Europe

    New York records its worst day yet -- but Spain and Italy sense the worst may soon be past. Also: India’s wildlife reclaims the streets, and dating in the days of social distancing.

    • 28 min
    IMF head says Coronavirus pandemic has created economic crisis like no other

    IMF head says Coronavirus pandemic has created economic crisis like no other

    Kristalina Georgieva says the IMF has a one trillion dollar war chest, also how Andorra is coping with the outbreak and love across borders during the pandemic

    • 28 min
    Another huge daily toll of Covid-19 deaths in Spain

    Another huge daily toll of Covid-19 deaths in Spain

    Spain and Italy are the European countries with the most coronavirus cases. Also, Google has released data showing which governments are succeeding in restricting people's movements, and bones found in a cave in South Africa show that three different species of mankind's ancestors existed at the same time more than two million years ago.

    • 29 min

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