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The day’s top stories from BBC News. Delivered twice a day on weekdays, daily at weekends

    New York quarantine proposal

    New York quarantine proposal

    New York's governor, Andrew Cuomo, said he hadn't discussed a mandatory quarantine with President Trump but didn't like the sound of it. Also: Italy has become the first country in which more than ten-thousand people have died of the coronavirus, and we look at the growth of online exercise classes, including yoga, for those people in self-isolation.

    • 28 min
    Trump signs largest bailout in US history

    Trump signs largest bailout in US history

    The $2 trillion boost is the largest ever in the United States as virus cases continue to rise, hitting the economy. Also: the World Health Organisation has warned that the chronic global shortage of personal protective equipment is now one of the biggest obstacles to preventing deaths from Covid-19.

    • 30 min
    Coronavirus: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson tests positive

    Coronavirus: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson tests positive

    Following Mr Johnson's announcement, Health Secretary Matt Hancock also said he had tested positive for the virus. Also: The Chinese president, Xi Jinping, tells Donald Trump that Washington and Beijing should work together to tackle the pandemic, and how to stay safe if living in shared accommodation.

    • 26 min
    US overtakes China with most coronavirus cases

    US overtakes China with most coronavirus cases

    According to John Hopkins University, the United States has more than eighty-two thousand positive tests. Also: a nationwide three-week lockdown has begun in South Africa, and Russia has grounded all international flights apart from those bringing Russian nationals home from abroad.

    • 29 min
    G20 countries assemble to devise coronavirus action plan

    G20 countries assemble to devise coronavirus action plan

    The UN has warned the world leaders that they must focus on the severe threat to millions of displaced people and refugees worldwide. Also: 3.3 million people sign on for unemployment benefits in the US, and how to get married in a world that’s shutting down.

    • 29 min
    UN says the coronavirus is a threat to all of humanity

    UN says the coronavirus is a threat to all of humanity

    The United Nations says the coronavirus outbreak is threatening the entire human race, as it launches a multi-billion dollar appeal for the world's poorest people. Also: the US Secretary of State has repeated criticism of what he called Chinese disinformation in the early stages of the pandemic, and the Village People's YMCA is preserved for posterity.

    • 34 min

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