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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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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.

    No school in Philippines until Covid-19 vaccine available

    No school in Philippines until Covid-19 vaccine available

    President Duterte says without a vaccine, the risk to children is too great. Also, the New York Stock exchange trading floor re-opens. And wanted in Britain -- the plasma of Covid-19 survivors.

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    WHO suspends Hydroxychloroquine tests amid safety fears

    WHO suspends Hydroxychloroquine tests amid safety fears

    Health officials say an "abundance of caution" is necessary, after a recent study suggested the anti-malaria drug could lead to more deaths among COVID-19 patients. Meanwhile, the US state of California will let shops and places of worship re-open, albeit with restrictions. And Haiti braces for a spike in cases.

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    Japan lifts its state of emergency

    Japan lifts its state of emergency

    The Japanese PM says it got the outbreak under control in less than two months. Also: Germany stumps up $10bn to bail out the airline Lufthansa, and the curators documenting Covid-19 for future generations.

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    South Africa: President warns of spike in cases as lockdown is eased

    South Africa: President warns of spike in cases as lockdown is eased

    Cyril Ramaphosa says the risk of a COVID-19 resurgence has never been greater, as the country prepares to lift its curfew next week. Meanwhile, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson defends his top adviser, who is accused of breaking lockdown rules. And as India restarts domestic flights, each state has its own quarantine measures for travellers.

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    China condemns coronavirus lawsuits

    China condemns coronavirus lawsuits

    The Chinese foreign minister, Wang Yi, said the US and China should work together. Also, The New York Times devotes entire front page to victims of Covid-19 and Eid celebrations under lockdown.

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    Eid al-Fitr: Pandemic disrupts Muslim celebration

    Eid al-Fitr: Pandemic disrupts Muslim celebration

    Saudi Arabia, Turkey and others order a complete lockdown during this festival, which is traditionally a time for feasts and gift-giving. Meanwhile, Russians begin to question the accuracy of their country’s official death toll. And Mexican officials say drug cartels have been less active under the lockdown, though murders are on the rise.

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