Latest Coronavirus News Update 2020/03/25

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Latest Coronavirus News Update 2020/03/25

The global number of cases stands at 422,652. According to figures from Johns Hopkins University, which has been tracking the pandemic, 18,901 people have died and 108,349 people have recovered.
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Philippines’ New Peoples Army announced they would observe the UN’s ceasefire call. The communist guerrillas said Wednesday they would observe a ceasefire in compliance with the UN chief’s call for a global halt in armed clashes during the coronavirus pandemic.
South Korea said it would tighten border checks for travellers from the United States by Friday as concerns rise over imported coronavirus cases despite a decline in domestically transmitted infections.
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United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged G20 nations to adopt a wartime plan including a stimulus package in the trillions of dollars for businesses, workers and households in developing countries trying to tackle the coronavirus pandemic.
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The global economy is going to take a “massive hit” as lockdown measures are rolled out across much of the world, according to the rating agency S&P. Economists are revising their forecasts for world GDP on a near-daily basis, S&P adds, and identifies key concerns.

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New Zealand declared a State of National Emergency as it heads into a national lockdown tonight for at least four weeks.

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Australia cancelled all elective surgery (outside urgent electives) from Wednesday night.
Libya recorded its first confirmed case of the coronavirus on Tuesday, the UN-backed government announced, stoking concern that an outbreak could overwhelm the war-torn country’s already weakened health care system.

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Trump insisted on an easing of restrictions by Easter. Despite much of the rest of the world choosing to accelerate restrictions designed to control the virus’ spread and the World Health Organization warning the US is in grave danger of a rapid escalation in the severity of its situation, Donald Trump has claimed the nation is nearing the end of the fight against then virus.
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There was speculation over the Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro’s diagnosis. Brazilian media reported that two names were scrubbed from a list of patients handed over by the hospital where he was tested, leading some to speculate he and his wife contracted the virus and were treated in secrecy.
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Poland, India and Egypt all implemented lockdown measures, while South Africans prepare to do the same after the number of confirmed cases increased by more than a third in a day.
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The WHO said the US risks becoming the next centre of the coronavirus outbreak as the country is seeing a “very large acceleration” in cases.
The Japan Olympics will be delayed for one year. The games will still be called Tokyo 2020.
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The European Union has been urged to evacuate asylum seekers from overcrowded camps on the Greek islands in order to save lives. The first case was confirmed earlier this month when a Greek woman on Lesbos tested positive.
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Spanish doctors complained of a lack of equipment. The latest figures also revealed that Spanish healthcare workers accounted for more than 13% of the country’s 39,673 cases.
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The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 100 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, bringing the total infections in the country to 9,137. The death toll rose by one to 126.

Of the new cases, 34 were from travellers, KCDC data showed.

The number of new cases is up from the previous day’s count of 76.
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Kuwait announced four new Coronavirus cases in last 24 hours, raising the total number to 195, reports my colleague Akhtar Mohammad Makoii in Herat.

Iran to impose social distancing. A crack down on travel and an imposition of social distancing measures are to be introduced in Iran in the next 24 hours.
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I was sitting in stay at home yesterday, watching my horses graze and drinking beer then, I was horrified to discover, "I WAS ALMOST OUT OF CORONA!"
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we are doomed
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471,407 infections ... each person infects around 2-3 and it takes about a week to go to hospital ... so lets say around 1 500 000 people are infected right now ... we gonna be glad we stayed at home in a few weeks
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This is just a phase we are gonna get through this you know why? it's because we stay at home protected
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this is not good.
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...How fucked up is it, that in a capitalist country, we shame those capitalizing on the toilet paper demand, yet we're all cool with getting a $1,000 socialist like paycheck for doing nothing... The world is upside down folks... Keep an eye out for Jesus... I need him to miracle some 4 ply toilet paper out of the New York times...
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