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Coronavirus: Health minister diagnosed with Covid-19 says 84-year-old mother now infected

Nadine Dorries, the junior health minister who became the first MP to contract the Covid-19 coronavirus, has confirmed her mother has also been infected. Ms Dorries confirmed on Tuesday she had tested positive for the virus, which has infected almost 800 people in the UK, and that officials were working to trace its further spread with …

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Donald Trump declares national emergency over coronavirus pandemic | World news

Donald Trump declared a national emergency on Friday to combat the coronavirus pandemic, freeing up $50bn in federal funding and promising a screening website and drive-by tests. The president was seeking to restore confidence after angering and worrying many with confusing and dismissive public remarks about the outbreak, which in the US has spread to …

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RuPaul’s Drag Race donates $5k to Trevor Project after Sherry Pie allegations

TV bosses announced they would donate a sum of money to charity (Picture by: Matthew Rettenmund / SplashNews.com Splash News and Pictures Los Angeles) RuPaul’s Drag Race has donated $5,000 (£4,000) to The Trevor Project after Sherry Pie was disqualified from season 12 amid the catfish allegations. Despite being cut from the finale, show bosses …

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Train stations and city centres deserted as millions of Brits stay home over coronavirus fears – The Sun

MILLIONS of Brits stayed at home yesterday, Friday 13th, leaving town and city centres ghostly quiet and rail and Tube stations almost empty. Shopper numbers dropped and even carriages on rush-hour trains were sparsely occupied following PM Boris Johnson’s plea to “stay off if you’ve got a cough”. 11 Oxford Circus station was left deserted …

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How prepared are healthcare systems for the Covid-19 impact? – VoxEurop (English)

How prepared are European hospitals to manage a steep increase of intensive care hospitalizations, needed in severe cases of coronavirus syndrome? We have collected some data, but the picture is far from complete. According to OECD data, German hospitals are the most prepared to host a high number of patients in case the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus …

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Greece’s first female president sworn in

Greece’s first female president was formally sworn in to office Friday, nearly two months after the country’s parliament voted overwhelmingly to elect her. Katerina Sakellaropoulou, 63, is a former high court judge. The swearing-in ceremony took place in an almost empty parliament, as part of the government’s measures to prevent the spread of the new …

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Kazakhstan introduces restrictions on Russia, Kyrgyzstan border crossing amid coronavirus spread

BAKU, Azerbaijan, March 13 By Nargiz Sadikhova – Trend: Kazakhstan has introduced temporary restrictions on crossing of Kazakh-Russian and Kazakh-Kyrgyz borders amid coronavirus spreading, Trend reports with reference to Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Kazakhstan’s government made the decision to introduce temporary restrictions on using internal documents for Russia’s and Kyrgyzstan’s citizens when crossing Kazakh-Kyrgyz …

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Commission pledges ‘whatever is necessary’ to fight coronavirus – POLITICO

“We will do whatever is necessary to support the Europeans and the European economy,” President Ursula von der Leyen said | John Thys/AFP via Getty Images Brussels relaxes aid, budget rules for Italy and other governments battling COVID-19. By Bjarke Smith-Meyer 3/13/20, 2:06 PM CET Updated 3/13/20, 2:17 PM CET Governments can aid companies and …

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