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A member of the Military Emergency Unit (UME) disinfects the HUCA (Central University Hospital of Asturias) during a 15-day state of emergency declared to combat the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Oviedo, Spain, March 17, 2020. REUTERS/Eloy Alonso
The world's richest nations prepared more costly measures on Tuesday to combat the global fallout of the coronavirus that has infected tens of thousands of people, triggered social restrictions unseen since World War Two and sent economies spinning toward recession.
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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrives for a news conference on the current state of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at the State Department in Washington, U.S., March 17, 2020. REUTERS/Tom Brenner
The United States imposed fresh sanctions on Iran on Tuesday, keeping up its economic pressure campaign even as it offered to help Tehran cope with the coronavirus pandemic and called on the Islamic Republic to release detained Americans.
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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday he regretted China's decision to rescind the press credentials of more U.S. journalists and hoped Beijing would "reconsider." Gavino Garay has more.
China withdrew the press credentials of American journalists at three U.S. newspapers on Wednesday, intensifying a bitter fight between the world's top two economies over the spread of coronavirus and press freedoms.
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Border police officers wait to check vehicles at the last toll gate entering Spain from France, following an order from the Spanish government to set up controls at its land borders over coronavirus, in La Jonquera, Spain March 17, 2020. REUTERS/Nacho Doce
Italy's prime minister on Tuesday declared coronavirus was causing a "socio-economic tsunami" as European leaders agreed to seal off external borders, but many countries thwarted solidarity by imposing frontier curbs of their own.
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Rome's Town Hall is lit up with the colours of the Italian flag to show solidarity with the country as it continues to battle coronavirus, in Rome, Italy, March 17, 2020. REUTERS/Alberto Lingria
Italy will rush 10,000 student doctors into service, scrapping their final exams, in an effort to help the struggling health service cope with the coronavirus which claimed another 345 lives.
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Medical staff prepare for assessing people for novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at the public Victoria Health Unit in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada March 17, 2020.  REUTERS/Kevin Light
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday pledged financial support for people affected by the coronavirus outbreak and said he was considering invoking a rarely-used emergency act to restrict the movement of people and goods.
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The United States plans to turn back all asylum seekers and most other foreigners attempting to enter the United States from Mexico illegally, arguing the step is necessary to combat the fast-spreading coronavirus, according to U.S. media reports on Tuesday.
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A member of the Military Emergency Unit (UME) disinfects the HUCA (Central University Hospital of Asturias) during a 15-day state of emergency declared to combat the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Oviedo, Spain, March 17, 2020.
Spain announced a 200 billion euros ($220 billion) package on Tuesday to help companies and protect workers and other vulnerable groups affected by the spiraling coronavirus crisis.
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General view in Dublin on St. Patrick's Day as public events were cancelled as the number of coronavirus cases grow around the world, in Dublin, Ireland, March 17, 2020. REUTERS/Jason Cairnduff
Ireland's government will at some point advise the elderly and those with long-term illnesses to stay at home for weeks to try to save lives from the coronavirus, Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on a St. Patrick's Day he described as being like no other.
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New Zealand confirmed eight new cases of coronavirus, all related to people who had recently traveled overseas, the health ministry said in a press conference on Wednesday.
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A woman wears a protective face mask as she walks next to a church in Athens, Greece, March 17, 2020. REUTERS/Costas Baltas
Greece's prime minister announced on Tuesday a package of up to 2 billion euros ($2.20 billion) to support businesses following the coronavirus outbreak and said further restrictions lay ahead for the country.
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Yelitza Morles was in Florida with her 13-year-old daughter when she heard on Saturday that her flight home to Venezuela had been canceled due to her country's ban on international flights to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
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FILE PHOTO: Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison speaks during a joint press conference held with New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern at Admiralty House in Sydney, Australia, February 28, 2020.  REUTERS/Loren Elliott
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Wednesday said the country's citizens should abandon all overseas travel because of the coronavirus epidemic and banned all non-essential indoor gatherings of more than 100 people.
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The fighting capability of Britain's armed forces is being put at risk by delays in producing important new pieces of equipment, the government's spending watchdog warned on Wednesday.
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Brazil will partially close its border with Venezuela starting on Wednesday to slow the spread of the new coronavirus, while allowing trucks with merchandise to continue crossing, President Jair Bolsonaro said on Tuesday.
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A man rides a bicycle at a street market in the Ceilandia neighbourhood after authorities announced measures due to the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Brasilia, Brazil March 17, 2020. REUTERS/Adriano Machado
Brazil on Tuesday reported its first confirmed death from the coronavirus outbreak and tests were underway on four other possible COVID-19 fatalities, as Congress canceled a joint session due to mounting fears about the fast-moving disease.
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Brazil's government statistics agency IBGE said on Tuesday it has postponed its 2020 census by one year on the grounds the coronavirus outbreak could risk the health of census-takers and the households they survey.
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The cruise liner MV AidAmira sits at dock after authorities announced measures due to the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Cape Town, South Africa, March 17, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings
South Africa is holding the cruise liner MV AidAmira and a cargo vessel off Cape Town after a crew member on board one of the ships showed signs of the coronavirus, national ports operator Transnet said on Tuesday.
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The Czech authorities seized nearly 700,000 face masks that are needed against the coronavirus outbreak from a company seeking a higher price for the shipment, Interior Minister Jan Hamacek said on Tuesday.
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FILE PHOTO: People walk near a banner with an instruction on personnel hygiene, following the outbreak of coronavirus, at a street in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, March 16, 2020. The banner reads: "Wash hands with soap and water." REUTERS/ Ahmed Yosri
Saudi Arabia said on Tuesday that mosques would no longer be open for the customary five daily prayers or Friday congregations, an exceptional move to limit the spread of the coronavirus which has infected 171 people in the kingdom.
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FILE PHOTO: Opposition leader Eduard Limonov leaves the Russian Supreme court in Moscow December 27, 2011. Limonov attended the hearings for his appeal against the Central electoral commission's rejection of his application to be a presidential candidate.   REUTERS/Denis Sinyakov
Eduard Limonov, a leader of the Other Russia opposition movement, writer, and Soviet dissident, died at the age of 77 in Moscow, Interfax news agency reported on Tuesday, citing his political party.
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Saudi Arabia suspended work in private sectors except health and food services for 15 days, state news agency reported early on Wednesday.
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Commuters walk in the Pantitlan metro station as Mexico's government is seeking to minimize public disruption in its response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Mexico City, Mexico March 17, 2020. REUTERS/Gustavo Graf
Mexican officials are dragging their feet on border closures and coronavirus containment measures, in what critics call a high risk strategy driven by bad memories of a shutdown a decade ago that deepened the country's recession during the swine flu epidemic.
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FILE PHOTO: Members of the Military Emergency Unit (UME) prepare to disinfect the Malaga-Costa del Sol international airport during partial lockdown as part of a 15-day state of emergency to combat the coronavirus disease outbreak in Malaga, Spain March 16, 2020. REUTERS/Jon Nazca
The world's richest nations prepared more costly measures on Tuesday to combat the global fallout of the coronavirus that has infected tens of thousands of people, triggered social restrictions unseen since World War Two and sent economies spinning toward recession.
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Empty street is seen in Manhattan borough following the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in New York City, U.S., Mar 15, 2020. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon
Coronavirus fears led to a historic drop in U.S. stocks, shut borders and disrupted daily life around the world, as governments took increasingly drastic measures to try to reduce the severity of the global outbreak.
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A girl washes her hands at the entrance of her parents' house in Pikine, on the outskirts of Dakar, Senegal March 9, 2020.  REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
When a passenger arriving from Brussels at Cameroon's Yaounde Nsimalen airport on Saturday was found to have a temperature, health officials say he was whisked to a hospital and diagnosed inside four hours as the country's fourth case of coronavirus.
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Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting with members of the government at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia March 17, 2020. Sputnik/Mikhail Klimentyev/Kremlin via REUTERS
Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered a nationwide vote on constitutional amendments, which would allow him to run again for president, on April 22, the Kremlin said on Tuesday, despite the spread of the coronavirus.
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Courts in England and Wales dealing with serious crimes will not start trials if they are likely to last for more than three days because of the spread of coronavirus, the head of the judiciary said on Tuesday.
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FILE PHOTO: Ireland's Prime Minister, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar addresses a Friends of Ireland luncheon held in his honor on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., March 12, 2020. REUTERS/Tom Brenner
Ireland will consult with Britain before it decides whether to participate in a European travel ban endorsed by fellow EU member states on Tuesday to contain the spread of coronavirus, a government spokesman said.
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FILE PHOTO: Medical workers carry a patient who is suspected of having coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in a hospital in Pristina, Kosovo, March 16, 2020. REUTERS/Laura Hasani
Kosovo President Hashim Thaci on Tuesday asked the country's parliament to declare a state of emergency to halt the spread of coronavirus.
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Municipality workers in protective suits disinfect entrance of Taksim metro station, due to coronavirus disease (COVID-19) concerns, in central Istanbul, Turkey, March 17, 2020. REUTERS/Kemal Aslan
Turkey confirmed late on Tuesday its first death related to the coronavir1us and the country more than doubled its confirmed cases to 98, from 47 a day earlier.
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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday he regretted China's decision to rescind the press credentials of more U.S. journalists and hoped Beijing would reconsider.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday he regretted China's decision to rescind the press credentials of more U.S. journalists and hoped Beijing would reconsider.
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Estonia and Latvia will send ships to bring back hundreds of their citizens stranded on the border between Germany and Poland, following Warsaw's decision last week to shut its borders in response to the coronavirus outbreak, officials said.
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Tunisian police used tear gas to disperse dozens of youths at a traditional ram fight on Tuesday because it broke coronavirus rules against crowds, the local Mosaique FM radio reported.

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