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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson applauds outside 10 Downing Street during the Clap For Our Carers campaign in support of the NHS, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, London, Britain, March 26, 2020. Pictre taken March 26, 2020. REUTERS/Hannah McKay
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for the coronavirus and is self-isolating at his Downing Street residence but said he would still lead the government's response to the accelerating outbreak.
U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency agents on Friday remanded in custody retired Venezuelan general Cliver Alcala, three people familiar with the matter said, after he agreed to work with prosecutors who charged him, President Nicolas Maduro and other top officials with drug trafficking.
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A street blocked by barricades is seen in Wuhan in Hubei province, the epicentre of China's coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. The city is ending a two month long lockdown by allowing cars to enter, though it still bars them from exiting. March 27, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song
China on Saturday reported no locally transmitted coronavirus infections for the previous day and a small reduction in new cases involving travellers from overseas, as new restrictions on the entry of foreigners kicked in.
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Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro speaks at media statement announcing economic measures during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Brasilia, Brazil, March 27, 2020. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino
Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday cast doubt on Sao Paulo's death toll from the coronavirus outbreak and accused the state governor of manipulating the numbers for political ends, without giving evidence for his claims.
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FILE PHOTO: Passersby wearing protective face masks, following an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), walk past notices of closed and business hours reduction displayed in front of a movie theater at Kabukicho entertainment and shopping district in Tokyo, Japan March 27, 2020.    REUTERS/Issei Kato
People in greater Tokyo and the Osaka area in western Japan hunkered down on Saturday as officials urged citizens to stay indoors to prevent a potential emergency, but some were carrying on as normal.
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People are seen on the nearly deserted steps of the Sydney Opera House, in the wake of New South Wales implementing measures shutting down non-essential businesses and moving toward harsh penalties to enforce self-isolation as the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) reached what the state's premier calls a "critical stage" in Australia, March 26, 2020.  REUTERS/Loren Elliott
Australia stepped up enforcement of social distancing rules on Saturday to contain community transmission of the novel coronavirus, implementing fines, closing beaches and threatening stricter measures if people defy pleas to stay at home.
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The cruise ship MS Zaandam is pictured off the coast of Panama City, after four passengers died on board, as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak continues, March 27, 2020. REUTERS/Erick Marciscano
Four passengers have died on a cruise ship off the Pacific coast of Panama and more than 130 others aboard are suffering from influenza-like symptoms, at least two of whom have the coronavirus, the vessel's operator said on Friday.
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FILE PHOTO: French President Emmanuel Macron attends a meeting at the emergency crisis center of the Interior Ministry in Paris as France faces an aggressive progression of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), March 20, 2020. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes/Pool
French President Emmanuel Macron sought on Saturday to win over Italians, saying in an interview with Italy's leading newspapers that France was there to help and Italians should be wary of talk about aid from China or Russia to fight the coronavirus.
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A homeless man sleeps on an escalator during a preventive quarantine following the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Santiago, Chile, on March 27, 2020. REUTERS/Pablo Sanhueza
Chilean President Sebastian Pinera announced on Friday that low-income families will be able to delay household debt payments without the fear of having utilities cut off in a bid to mitigate the economic pain caused by the spread of coronavirus.
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Soldiers and a police member are seen amongst shacks as authorities attempt to enforce a 21 day nationwide lockdown aimed at limiting the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Khayelitsha township near Cape Town, South Africa, March 27, 2020. Reuters/Mike Hutchings
Bustling streets and long queues at supermarkets highlighted South Africa's struggle to adapt to a new lockdown on Friday, as the country recorded its first coronavirus death.
Pope Francis arrives to St. Peter's Square to deliver an extraordinary "Urbi et Orbi" (to the city and the world) blessing - normally given only at Christmas and Easter -, as a response to the global coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, at the Vatican, March 27, 2020. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane
Pope Francis said the coronavirus had put everyone "in the same boat" as he held a dramatic, solitary prayer service in St. Peter's Square on Friday, urging the world to see the crisis as a test of solidarity and a reminder of basic values.
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Cars line up to fill their tanks at a gas station offering the lowest price for a liter of gas in the city as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak continues in Mexico City, Mexico, March 27, 2020. REUTERS/Henry Romero
Mexico's health ministry on Friday said it had registered 717 cases of coronavirus in the country, up from 585 the day before.
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Medical staff display signs after the director of the hospital, surgeon Jerry Bitar, was kidnapped, as Haiti battles an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) amid a spike in gang violence, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti March 27, 2020. REUTERS/Jeanty Junior Augustin
The director of one of Haiti's top hospitals was kidnapped on Friday, prompting staff to refuse to take in new patients in protest as the impoverished country battles an outbreak of the novel coronavirus amid a spike in gang violence.
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Brunei reported its first coronavirus death on Saturday, that of a 64-year-old man.
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A member of the medical team walks near quarantine room of a hospital, following the outbreak of the new coronavirus, in the holy city of Najaf, Iraq February 24, 2020. REUTERS/Alaa al-Marjani
Through decades of conflict, Dr Haidar Hantoush has watched wounded soldiers and civilians flood into Iraq's emergency wards. But he's never been so scared.
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FILE PHOTO: Turkey's Transport and Infrastructure Minister Mehmet Cahit Turhan speaks during a press conference in Ankara, Turkey, October 2, 2018. REUTERS/Umit Bektas
Turkish Transport Minister Mehmet Cahit Turhan has been removed from his post by President Tayyip Erdogan, according to a decree published on the Official Gazette early on Saturday.
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Ecuadorean authorities have removed 100 corpses from homes in the city of Guayaquil in three days, the interior minister said on Friday, following residents' complaints that they have no way to dispose of relatives' remains amid the coronavirus pandemic.


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