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The President of the Holland America Cruise Ship asks for compassion while Florida debates that vessels can dock

Get all the latest news about coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. The president of Holland America Line is asking for compassion after several countries have denied docking to the Zaandam cruise ship, which is currently at sea with at least 189 passengers and crews experiencing flu-like symptoms, and some are testing positive for coronavirus. …

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The oil and oil market is in focus

Oil pumps, also known as “nicking donkeys”, operate in an oil field near Almetyevsk, Tatarstan, Russia, on Wednesday, March 11, 2020. Andrey Rudakov | Bloomberg via Getty Images Oil prices strengthened on Tuesday after US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed on talks aimed at stabilizing energy markets, with benchmarks climbed by 18-year lows as coronavirus outbreaks …

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North Korea claims no cases of Coronavirus. Can you trust it?

SEOUL, South Korea – Shin Dong-yun, a researcher from the North Korean Institute of Virology, rushed to the northwest border with China in early February. There he conducted 300 tests and skipped meals to evaluate a stream of people so that “the country is protected from the invasion of the new coronavirus.” Stories like this, carried in the state-run newspaper …

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When Wuhan opens again, China reverses its engine to move past the coronavirus. But it’s stuck in the second gear.

“I’ve been indoors for 70 days. Today is the first time I came outside, ”a woman who ventured into a mall this week told local television. “I feel like I’ve been separated from the outside world for eternity.” Wuhan Airport will be reopened next week, and residents will be leaving the city for the first time since it was closed …

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Coronavirus in Hungary – Viktor Orban regulates by decree indefinitely

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban (C) votes with other representatives on the government’s bill to protect against the new corona virus COVID-19 at the plenary session of the Hungarian Parliament in Budapest, Hungary on March 30, 2020. ZOLTAN MATHE Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban has been granted the right to rule by decree indefinitely, and these new sweeping powers are …

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US coronavirus deaths rise by 3,000 on the deadliest day

NEW YORK (Reuters) – US deaths from coronavirus pandemic climbed past 3,000 on Monday, the deadliest day yet in the country’s rising crisis, while New York halted the arrival of a shiny 1,000-bed US Navy hospital ship as a sign of hope in the desperate struggle of the city. In a bleak new milestone marking the spread of the virus, …

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Long-silent victims of a pedophile writer may tell their story

It was in 1992 that she contacted Matzneff and demanded that he stop using her letters and return them to her. Eventually, he sent her a photocopied bundle – a carefully selected batch that excludes her negative correspondence. A decade later, in 2002, it was Mr. Matzneff who wrote to her asking for her first permission to use old photographs …

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China to test asymptomatic cases

This is a live blog. Come back for updates. Global cases: More than 786,228 Global deaths: At least 37,820 Top 5 countries: USA (164,603), Italy (101,739), Spain (87,956), China (82,240) and Germany (66,885) The information above was compiled by Johns Hopkins University from 12:47 at Beijing. All times below are in Beijing time. 17:51: Iran’s corona virus death rate goes …

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Coronavirus: Millions will remain in poverty, the World Bank warns

Image copyright Getty Images The economic impact of coronavirus will prevent nearly 24 million people from fleeing poverty in East Asia and the Pacific, according to the World Bank. It says “significant economic pain seems inevitable in all countries”. The World Bank warned of “substantially higher risk” among households that depend on industries that are particularly vulnerable to viral impact. …

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