Amid strike, French government meets with public transport officials at Matignon

Amid strike, French government meets with public transport officials at Matignon

The minister for Ecological Transition, Elisabeth Borne, and Secretary of State for Transport, Jean-Baptiste Djebarri, arrive in Matignon, followed closely by SNCF President Jean-Pierre Farandou and RATP CEO Catherine Guillouard. The SNCF and RATP...
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Coronavirus: deserted streets in Manchester as UK lockdown continues

Coronavirus: deserted streets in Manchester as UK lockdown continues

The streets of Manchester are empty as lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus continues. The pandemic of COVID-19 has seemingly worsened, with the UK recording 900 deaths, its highest number in 24 hours, bringing the total to over 7,000.
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Coronavirus: Deserted roads in the Saudi holy city of Mecca

Coronavirus: Deserted roads in the Saudi holy city of Mecca

Drone images show the roads of the Saudi holy city of Mecca deserted during the novel coronavirus pandemic. Saudi Arabia's health minister warned of a huge spike in coronavirus cases of up to 200,000 within weeks, state media reported. The warning...
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Coronavirus: Yoga class for the homeless at New Delhi shelter

Coronavirus: Yoga class for the homeless at New Delhi shelter

A yoga instructor leads a class for homeless people in New Delhi at a sports complex serving as a temporary shelter. India is under a government-imposed nationwide lockdown aimed at stemming the spread of coronavirus.
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Greece: Strays feel the bite as pandemic spreads

Greece: Strays feel the bite as pandemic spreads

As coronavirus forces millions of people around the world into lockdown, another sizeable population has also been hard hit -- stray animals. A network of volunteers dedicated to reducing stray cat overpopulation in Athens, Nine Lives Greece, says...
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Space station crew blast off despite virus-hit build up

Space station crew blast off despite virus-hit build up

A three-man crew blasts off to the International Space Station, leaving behind a planet overwhelmed by the coronavirus pandemic. Anatoly Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner of Russia's Roscosmos space agency and NASA's Chris Cassidy launched at 08:05 GMT fr...
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Spanish Parliament debates state of emergency extension

Spanish Parliament debates state of emergency extension

The Spanish Parliament opens a debate followed by a vote to determine an extension on the state of emergency declared by the government in the fight against the spread of the coronavirus. The Spanish government on March 14 imposed one of the tough...
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Colombian cops use Zumba to arrest virus blues

Colombian cops use Zumba to arrest virus blues

Colombian policemen visit Bogota neighbourhoods and give Zumba fitness classes to encourage and entertain residents stuck at home over coronavirus fears. Zumba was developed in Colombia in the 1990s.
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Japan hospitality keeps South Sudan athletes' Olympic dream alive

Japan hospitality keeps South Sudan athletes' Olympic dream alive

The postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics was a heavy blow for many athletes, but a team of South Sudanese sprinters training in a Japanese town are hoping to turn the delay to their gain, taking advantage of hospitality and training facilities ...
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Singapore migrant workers living in fear as virus hits dorms

Singapore migrant workers living in fear as virus hits dorms

Migrant workers in Singapore are living in fear following a surge of coronavirus infections in their dormitories where they say cramped and filthy conditions make social distancing impossible.
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Sing away the blues: High school student entertains during Paris lockdown

Sing away the blues: High school student entertains during Paris lockdown

A high school student has been singing at her balcony with her guitar since the lockdown began in Paris, providing a brief respite from virus worries.
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Seniors get horse-drawn carriage food deliveries in Vienna neighbourhood

Seniors get horse-drawn carriage food deliveries in Vienna neighbourhood

The Intercontinental Hotel in Vienna has begun cooking between 200 and 300 free meals for senior citizens as Austria goes under COVID-19 lockdown. Volunteers deliver the meals - either by car, bicycle or even horse-drawn carriage.
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Costa Rican priest fills pews with photos of parishioners during the coronavirus outbreak

Costa Rican priest fills pews with photos of parishioners during the coronavirus outbreak

Instead of with his usual congregation, a priest in Costa Rica celebrates mass with photos of those who are respecting government advice to stay home during the coronavirus pandemic, offering them the opportunity to live Easter 'spiritually'.
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Scene outside St Thomas' Hospital where Boris Johnson is in intensive care

Scene outside St Thomas' Hospital where Boris Johnson is in intensive care

Scene outside St Thomas' Hospital in London, where British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will spend another night in intensive care, as he battles the coronavirus.
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Coronavirus: in Paris, a high school student sings at her window at 8pm, accompanied by her guitar

Coronavirus: in Paris, a high school student sings at her window at 8pm, accompanied by her guitar

Every night since the start of the coronavirus lockdown in Paris, Lea, a 17-year-old high school student sings at her window, accompanied by a guitar and encouraged by her neighbours. Her performances begin just after the traditional 8pm applause ...
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Drive-through confessional in Poland during coronavirus outbreak

Drive-through confessional in Poland during coronavirus outbreak

Polish priests have set up drive-through confessionals in the church's parking lot, so that worshippers and clergy from Warsaw's Temple of Divine Providence can abide by social distancing rules.
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New COVID-19 test kit unveiled in Taiwan

New COVID-19 test kit unveiled in Taiwan

A Taiwanese-Danish joint venture company unveils a portable 12-minutes coronavirus testing kit in Taipei as countries worldwide race to test its citizens for infections.
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Don't politicise virus, WHO chief says after Trump criticism

Don't politicise virus, WHO chief says after Trump criticism

"Please don't politicise this virus," says World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus following stinging criticism of the WHO from US President Donald Trump.
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Boston aquarium trainers care for seals as city under lockdown

Boston aquarium trainers care for seals as city under lockdown

With the city under lockdown, the seals of Boston's New England Aquarium get some quiet time away from the thousands of visitors that usually come to their tank every week. Trainers continue to clean and train the marine animals while the tourist ...
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Coronavirus: National Guard members at Javits Center field hospital

Coronavirus: National Guard members at Javits Center field hospital

Members of the National Guard are seen outside the Javits Center in New York, which is being used as a field hospital for coronavirus patients.
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From gin to gel: Belgian distillery battles virus

From gin to gel: Belgian distillery battles virus

The Waterloo distillery, Belgium's smallest distillery, stopped producing gin and whisky to produce 200 litres of pure alcohol per week destined for the production of hand-sanisiting gels to fight the coronavirus pandemic.
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British PM remains in intensive care but his condition is improving (Finance minister)

British PM remains in intensive care but his condition is improving (Finance minister)

British Finance minister Rishi Sunak says that the Prime minister Boris Johnson, hospitalised since Sunday with COVID-19, remains in intensive care where his condition is "improving". He also adds, during Downing Street daily press conference, tha...
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Coronavirus: NGO performs awareness play for displaced Syrian children

Coronavirus: NGO performs awareness play for displaced Syrian children

Syrian volunteers from the NGO 'Violet' perform in a play aimed to raise awareness about the dangers of the novel coronavirus pandemic for displaced children living in a camp in the Idlib province in northwestern Syria. Fears are high that the vir...
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Wuhan Police appeal to residents not to leave for non-essential travel as city lifts travel ban

Wuhan Police appeal to residents not to leave for non-essential travel as city lifts travel ban

Tens of thousands of people leave Wuhan after a 76-day travel ban was lifted on the Chinese city where the coronavirus first emerged. Police meanwhile appeal to residents not to leave for non-essential travel.
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Coronavirus: Liberian president announces lockdown of capital state

Coronavirus: Liberian president announces lockdown of capital state

Liberian President George Weah announces a state of emergency and a lockdown of four states, including Montserrado, where the capital Monrovia is located, in order to contain the spread of coronavirus. New cases have been registered in the past d...
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