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New Zealand Minister of Health breaks with coronavirus lid with family beach trip, calls himself “idiot”

Get all the latest news about coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. A senior New Zealand government official was convicted and called himself an “idiot” after breaking a nationwide lockdown during the coronavirus outbreak to go to the beach with his family. Health Minister David Clark drove his family about 12 miles to take a …

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Spain’s Coronavirus crisis is accelerated as warnings enter

MADRID – In late January, a German tourist became Spain’s first coronavirus patient. Then the health threat to the nation seemed as remote as the small Spanish island of La Gomera, where he was treated. Two weeks later, the German left the hospital, and Spain celebrated being “virus-free” again. It turned out to be a very short break. But even …

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The outbreak shows signs of leveling in New York, New Jersey, but vigilance urged

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Governors in New York, New Jersey and Louisiana pointed to tentative signs on Monday that the coronavirus outbreak could begin the plateau in its states but warned of independence as the death toll nationwide approached 11,000. Although coronavirus cases and deaths continued to increase, the governors cited data suggesting that growth rates and hospital admissions were …

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New Zealand doesn’t just flatten out its coronavirus curve. It crushes it.

It only took ten days for signs that the approach here – “elimination” rather than the “containment” goal for the US and other Western countries – is working. The number of new cases has decreased for two consecutive days, despite a huge increase in testing, with 54 confirmed or probable cases reported Tuesday. This means that the number of people …

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Dubai requires police permission to leave the house

A photo taken on March 25, 2020 shows a skyline of skyscrapers in the Emirate city of Dubai. GIUSEPPE CACACE | AFP | Getty Images DUBAI, United Arab Emirates Dubai— Dubai has released its most stringent measures to lock down even when coronavirus cases in the United Arab Emirates tripled in just over a week. Residents of Dubai, the commercial …

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Chernobyl radiation levels spike dramatically when forest fires burn in the exclusion zone

Radiation levels in the Chernobyl exclusion zone spiked 17 times during normal background reading on Sunday, says the head of Ukraine’s ecological watchdog on Sunday, when forest fires burned about 12 miles into the Chernobyl disaster area. “There is bad news,” wrote the head of ecological inspection Yegor Firsov in a Facebook post from the closed Chernobyl region. “In the …

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How abuse has increased worldwide since the Coronavirus

In addition to physical violence, which does not occur in any abusive relationship, common abuse tools include isolation from friends, family, and employment; constant monitoring; strict, detailed rules of conduct; and restrictions on access to such basic necessities as food, clothing, and sanitation. Home insulation, though important for the fight against the pandemic, gives even more power to the addict, …

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