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SAO PAULO/RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Lockdowns in Brazil’s largest cities to slow the coronavirus outbreak are beginning to slip, according to new data this week seen and analyzed by Reuters, with more people leaving their homes as President Jair Bolsonaro continues to criticize the measures. Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro looks on while meeting supporters
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Ukrainian photographer Kate Kondratieva uses her smartphone to take pictures of a dancer Alina Kobyliak as screenshots via video call in the kitchen of her apartment, during a partial lockdown imposed by authorities to slow the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Kiev, Ukraine April 7, 2020. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko KIEV (Reuters) – Kiev photographer
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BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil’s health minister said on Wednesday that the country’s attempts to purchase thousands of ventilators from China to fight a growing coronavirus epidemic had fallen through and the government is now looking to Brazilian companies to build the devices. Brazil’s Minister of Health Luiz Henrique Mandetta attends a news conference, amid the
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FILE PHOTO: Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno visits areas affected by protests, in Quito, Ecuador October 17, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Romero QUITO (Reuters) – Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno on Wednesday called for an investigation into how local authorities handled the bodies of coronavirus victims in Guayaquil, the epicenter of the country’s outbreak that has overwhelmed health and
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LISBON (Reuters) – Portugal’s parliament temporarily suspended electricity, water and gas shutoffs and granted partial pardon to some of its prisoners on Wednesday as the country moved to contain the economic and social damage of the coronavirus outbreak. A woman walks on a street, following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in downtown Lisbon, Portugal April
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A healthcare worker wearing protective gear walks during a test for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outside a stadium in Bogor, West Java province, Indonesia, April 7, 2020. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesia confirmed on Wednesday 218 new coronavirus infections, taking the total in the Southeast Asian country to 2,956, health ministry official Achmad Yurianto
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FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Chris Whitty, Chief Medical Officer for England and Chief Scientific Adviser to the Government, Sir Patrick Vallance, arrive for a news conference on the novel coronavirus, in London, Britain March 3, 2020. Frank Augstein/Pool via REUTERS LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson spent a second night
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FILE PHOTO: European Values and Transparency Commissioner-designate Vera Jourova of Czech Republic attends her hearing before the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium October 7, 2019. REUTERS/Yves Herman WARSAW (Reuters) – Poland’s last-minute decision to carry out its May presidential elections by post due to the coronavirus pandemic has raised “concern”, EU Values and Transparency Commissioner
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PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) – The United States, the new epicenter of the global coronavirus pandemic, deported 61 Haitian migrants on Tuesday despite fears of further spreading the deadly disease in the poorest country in the Americas. FILE PHOTO: People wait to get water from a communal tap, during an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in
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CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt will ban any public religious gatherings during the holy Muslim fasting month Ramadan starting in around two weeks to counter the spread of the new coronavirus, a government statement said on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: Men are seen walking at Al Moez street in al-Hussein and al-Azhar district as mosques are closed
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FILE PHOTO: Dutch health workers leave with a patient at Bernhoven hospital, as the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in Uden, Netherlands, March 25, 2020. REUTERS/Piroschka van de Wouw AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – The number of confirmed new coronavirus cases in the Netherlands rose by 777 to 19,580, health authorities said on Tuesday, as a
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(Reuters) – Australia’s highest court on Tuesday acquitted former Vatican treasurer George Pell of sexually assaulting two teenaged choirboys in the 1990s, freeing the 78-year-old cardinal after 404 days in jail. FILE PHOTO: Cardinal George Pell attends a news conference at the Vatican, June 29, 2017. REUTERS/Remo Casilli/File Photo The High Court ordered Pell’s convictions
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