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Medical workers conduct coronavirus disease (COVID-19) check-ups at a drive-thru testing site in Chessington, London, Britain, April 24, 2020. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls
Britain passed the grim milestone of over 20,000 COVID-19 deaths on Saturday, as the daily toll rose 813 to 20,319 people who tested positive for the illness and died in hospital.
A sign to alert customers to keep social distancing is seen on the floor at Dia&Go supermarket, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Madrid, Spain, April 25, 2020. REUTERS/Susana Vera
Spain released guidelines on Saturday allowing children to go outside after six weeks living under one of Europe's strictest lockdowns, as figures confirmed a daily coronavirus death toll running well below the peak seen early this month.
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FILE PHOTO: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani listens at a news conference on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, September 26, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan Mcdermid/File Photo
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday that Tehran was closely following U.S. activities, but would never initiate a conflict in the region.
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FILE PHOTO: A logo is pictured on the headquarters of the World Health Organization (WHO) ahead of a meeting of the Emergency Committee on the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in Geneva, Switzerland, January 30, 2020. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/File Photo
The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Saturday that there was currently "no evidence" that people who have recovered from COVID-19 and have antibodies are protected from a second coronavirus infection.
FILE PHOTO: European High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission Josep Borrell, holds a virtual news conference on the approval of Operation Irini, at the European Commission in Brussels, Belgium March 31, 2020.  REUTERS/Francois Lenoir/File Photo
The foreign ministers of Germany, France and Italy and the EU's top diplomat made a joint call on Saturday for a humanitarian truce in Libya, saying all sides must resume peace talks.
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FILE PHOTO: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un speaks as he takes part in a meeting of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) in this image released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on April 11, 2020. KCNA/via REUTERS/File Photo
China has dispatched a team to North Korea including medical experts to advise on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, according to three people familiar with the situation.
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Health workers wearing protective gear walk on a railway track as they arrive in a slum area for a door-to-door verification of people to find out if they have developed any of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) symptoms, in Kolkata, India, April 24, 2020. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
India allowed shops in residential areas to reopen from Saturday, more than a month after the country went into lockdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus, federal and state officials said.
Slovak authorities have lifted a quarantine on one of five Roma settlements locked down in early April to prevent the spread of coronavirus from the communities, chief public health officer Jan Mikas said on Saturday.
A deserted view of "Rani Pokhari" (Queen's Pond), damaged during the 2015 earthquake, as the reconstruction works are halted due to concerns about the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Kathmandu, Nepal April 25, 2020. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar
The coronavirus epidemic has not only put Nepal's people and economy in lockdown for a month, but also stopped the slow and desperately needed reconstruction of homes and other buildings devastated by two huge earthquakes in 2015.
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Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic wearing a protective face mask poses next to the pilot holding one of the packages with medical supplies, the writing on it reads: "Let's win together! Courage, Italy, Serbia is with you!" at Nikola Tesla Airport, where planes with medical supplies are set to fly to Italy to help the fight against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Belgrade, Serbia April 25, 2020. REUTERS/Marko Djurica
Serbia sent four planes carrying medical equipment including gloves, masks and protective suits to Italy on Saturday as a donation to help the EU member state tackle the spread of coronavirus.
FILE PHOTO: Flags of U.S. and U.N. are seen near the UN building where heads of state and officials are attending the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York, U.S., September 27, 2018. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
The United States will not take part in the launching of a global initiative on Friday to speed the development, production and distribution of drugs and vaccines against COVID-19, a spokesman for the U.S. mission in Geneva told Reuters.
Lam Wing-Kee talks to the media on the opening day of his bookstore “Causeway Bay books” in Taipei, Taiwan, April 25, 2020. REUTERS/Ann Wang
Taiwan's ruling party on Saturday showed support for a Hong Kong bookseller who fled to the democratic island amid fears of Chinese persecution, with President Tsai Ing-wen offering congratulations as he opened a new shop in Taipei.
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A man wears a face mask and a protective face shield as he checks a woman's temperature, to let her go inside the mall, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), after shopping malls and bazaars reopened in Tehran, Iran, April 20, 2020. WANA (West Asia News Agency)/Ali Khara via REUTERS
Iran's death toll from the new coronavirus rose by 76 during the last 24 hours to reach a total of 5,650, a Health Ministry spokesman said on state TV on Saturday.
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FILE PHOTO: An aerial view shows Italian cruise ship Costa Atlantica, which has crew members confirmed with cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infection, in Nagasaki, southern Japan April 23, 2020, in this photo taken by Kyodo. Mandatory credit Kyodo/via REUTERS
Nearly 150 cases of coronavirus infection have been confirmed among crew members of an Italian cruise ship docked in Japan after health authorities finished testing everyone on board, an official said on Saturday.
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FILE PHOTO: Dominic Cummings, special advisor for Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves his home in London as the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues in London, Britain, April 15, 2020. REUTERS/Hannah McKay
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's most senior aide, Dominic Cummings, took part in meetings of a scientific panel that has shaped the UK's response to the coronavirus outbreak, the Guardian newspaper reported.
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Peter Petrus, 37, a Taiwanese sommelier, conducts an online wine tasting class from his studio, during the global outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Taipei, Taiwan, April 24, 2020. . REUTERS/Ann Wang
A young Taiwanese sommelier is taking his wine tasting classes online to keep his business afloat, as social distancing rules to contain the spread of the new coronavirus prevents large gatherings.
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FILE PHOTO:  Dano Anes Tabuni, Ambrosius Mulait, Paulus Suryanta Ginting, Arina Elopere, Charles Kossay, and Isay Wenda, pro-Papuan activists who were arrested on suspicion of treason, sing a solidarity song as they arrive at the courtroom before their trial at Central Jakarta District Court in Jakarta, Indonesia, December 19, 2019. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan
An Indonesian court convicted six activists of treason for organising a protest demanding independence for the easternmost province of Papua, in a verdict slammed by rights groups.
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Germany's confirmed coronavirus cases increased by 2,055 to 152,438, data from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious diseases showed on Saturday - a second day of deceleration after three days of acceleration in new infections.
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Cross-border workers stage protest at Polish-German border demanding to be exempt from the mandatory quarantine during coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak at the crossing in Rosowek, Poland April 24, 2020.  Krzysztof Hadrian/Agencja Gazeta via REUTERS
Hundreds of people who live in Poland and work in Germany protested on Friday evening in the southwestern Polish border town of Zgorzelec against a mandatory coronavirus quarantine for those who cross the border.
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FILE PHOTO: Dayaram Kushwaha, a migrant worker, carries his 5-year-old son, Shivam, on his shoulders as they walk along a road to return to their village, during a 21-day nationwide lockdown to limit the spreading of coronavirus,   in New Delhi, India, March 26, 2020.  REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
Most days, you can find Dayaram Kushwaha and his wife, Gyanvati, hauling bricks for stonemasons in a booming northern suburb of New Delhi. They bring their 5-year-old son, who plays in the dirt while they work.
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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern stands at dawn on the driveway of Premier House with her father Ross Ardern, and partner Clarke Gayford, in remembrance of ANZAC, as the traditional ANZAC service have been cancelled due to the coronavirus disease COVID-19 restrictions, in Wellington, New Zealand, April 25, 2020. Ross Giblin/Pool via REUTERS
Thousands across Australia and New Zealand honoured their countries' military personnel on Saturday in private ceremonies held in driveways and on balconies, as the coronavirus outbreak forced most traditional Anzac Day memorials to be cancelled for the first time in decades.
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FILE PHOTO: Japan's new Economy Minister Yasutoshi Nishimura arrives at Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's official residence in Tokyo, Japan September 11, 2019. REUTERS/Issei Kato
A key government official in charge of Japan's economic response to the coronavirus outbreak called off his public appearances on Saturday to work from home after it was discovered that he had been in contact with a staffer who was infected with the virus.
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Uzbekistan allowed certain categories of retailers and other businesses to reopen on Saturday after being closed for weeks due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, state news agency Uza reported.
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FILE PHOTO: A chinese student living in Thailand wears a protective suit as a measure of protection against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at the Suvarnabhumi Airport before boarding a repatriation flight, in Bangkok, Thailand, April 21, 2020. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
Thailand reported 53 new coronavirus cases and the death of a 48-year-old Thai man who was infected with the virus along with four other family members.
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FILE PHOTO: Medical personnel in protective suits wave hands to a patient who is discharged from the Leishenshan Hospital after recovering from the novel coronavirus, in Wuhan, the epicentre of the novel coronavirus outbreak, in Hubei province, China March 1, 2020. China Daily via REUTERS/File Photo
China's northwestern province of Shaanxi reported on Saturday seven new imported cases of the novel coronavirus, all in citizens returning home from Russia, even as domestic cases in the country were largely curbed.
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FILE PHOTO: A man wearing a face mask buys food at a street stall, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in Beijing, China, April 24, 2020. REUTERS/Thomas Peter/File Photo
China sought to block a European Union report alleging that Beijing was spreading disinformation about the coronavirus outbreak, according to four sources and diplomatic correspondence reviewed by Reuters.
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U.S. President Donald Trump participates in a signing ceremony for the "Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act," approving additional coronavirus disease (COVID-19) relief for the U.S. economy and hospitals treating people sickened by the pandemic, in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, U.S., April 24, 2020. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
U.S. President Donald Trump made a hardline immigration agenda central to his 2020 re-election campaign and his administration has pushed ahead with a wide-ranging crackdown even as the United States has become the epicenter of the novel coronavirus outbreak worldwide.
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Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro reacts while addressing the media during a news conference at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia, Brazil, April 24, 2020. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino
Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro suffered the heaviest blow to his presidency so far as his popular justice minister quit on Friday and accused him of potentially criminal meddling in law enforcement, adding to the turmoil of a government struggling to confront a fast-growing coronavirus outbreak.
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Street vendor Marisol Maradiaga, who is living on the street after being unable to continue paying for her rent, plays with her daughter amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, April 23, 2020. Picture taken April 23, 2020. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera
Poor Hondurans who were barely eking out a living selling basics on the capital's gritty streets prior to the coronavirus outbreak are now sleeping on those same streets as they can no longer afford their rent.
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Women sew face masks at the Colon Theater's sewing workshop during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Buenos Aires, Argentina April 24, 2020. REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian
A Buenos Aires landmark and one of the world's great opera houses, Teatro Colon has adapted its enormous basement workshops to making face masks, churning out 1,500 a week to help Argentina's health workers cope with the coronavirus pandemic.
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A sign that reads "Thank you health heroes" is seen in the window of the Abedules De Santafe residential complex, where a doctor who said he was threatened with death resides, amid the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Bogota, Colombia April 24, 2020. REUTERS/Luisa Gonzalez
A doctor in the Colombian city of Cali said this week that he was forced from his apartment just eight days after he moved in because other residents of the building feared he would bring the new coronavirus into their homes.
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Britain is to start trials to see whether plasma collected from donors who have recovered from COVID-19 could be an effective treatment for patients who are severely unwell with the disease.
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Passengers arrive at the Jose Marti International Airport in Havana, Cuba, April 24, 2020 to take a charter flight to Miami. REUTERS/Stringer
About 300 U.S. citizens stranded in Cuba since Havana suspended regular air travel earlier this month due to the coronavirus pandemic were repatriated on two charter flights on Friday.


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