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    Covid-19: 03/27 (Fri) - Global News

    Updated from The Guardian Live Blog:

    • The US now has the highest number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the world. Johns Hopkins University suggests the US now has more suspected and confirmed cases of Covid-19 than China with 82,404 reported in the US and 81,782 in China. Italy is third with 80,589.
    • The global number of confirmed cases of coronavirus has passed the half a million mark, according to the latest figures on the Johns Hopkins University global dashboard. The latest number of confirmed cases worldwide is 529,093.
    • Leaders of the G20 industrialised nations committed to do “whatever it takes” to minimise the social and economic damage of the world-wide pandemic. But a largely unspecific and uncontroversial joint communique set no specific commitments such as deferring debt repayment to the world’s poorest countries, as sought by the World Bank and the IMF.
    • China has announced it will close its borders to foreign nationals from this weekend. Other measures include restricting foreign airlines to a single route, with no more than one weekly flight. Each Chinese airline is permitted one route to any specific country with no more than one flight a week.
    • Britain’s prime minister, Boris Johnson, called on governments around the world to work together to create a vaccine as quickly as possible and make it available to anyone who needs it.
    • The International Monetary Fund on Thursday asked G20 leaders to back a doubling of its emergency financing capacity to strengthen its response to the rapidly spreading coronavirus pandemic that is set to cause a global recession in 2020.
    • France began evacuating coronavirus patients from Alsace using a special high-speed train. About 20 patients were taken from Strasbourg to hospitals in the Pays-de-la-Loire and other regions. The move is aimed at relieving pressure on hospitals overwhelmed in Alsace.
    • The WHO said it sees ‘encouraging signs’ in Europe. The World Health Organiszation says it is encouraged by the lower rate of new infection in Italy.
    • A slower rise in deaths was reported in Spain. Spain has announced anothera further 655 coronavirus fatalities, taking the country’s total to more than 4,000. As the increase is below the daily rise recorded on Wednesday it offers support to government claims that the rise is deaths in Spain is stabilising.
    • India announced a stimulus package. India has announced a 1.7tn-rupee (£18.9bn) economic stimulus plan to millions of people, affected by a nationwide lockdown.
    • Iran posted a record rise in cases. The health ministry confirmed another 157 deaths from the virus in the last 24 hours, taking Iran’s total to 2,234 fatalities. A record 2,389 new cases had been recorded over the same period. Five days ago, the numbers being infected daily was below 900.
    • The UK recorded its biggest daily rise in deaths. The number of people who have died from coronavirus in UK hospitals has risen by 115 in a single day to 578, as of 5pm on Thursday. It is the biggest daily rise in deaths across the country since the outbreak began.
    • Moscow shut down as Russia banned flights. Moscow announced it would close restaurants, bars, parks, and shops other than grocery stores and pharmacies. It came as Russia posted record growth for confirmed coronavirus cases for the second day in a row.

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    Been catching up on news videos this last hour and am still a bit surprised with how few people in many countries are masked. We do have another thread for this discussion...

    Here's a good one about South Korea (or Asia) infection rates vs Europe..

    https://youtu.be/np_wG6FbXwY

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    Am a bit surprised - lower than expected unemployment number, considering Califronia reported 1M a day or two ago.

    https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/26/week...ss-claims.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by shri
    Am a bit surprised - lower than expected unemployment number, considering Califronia reported 1M a day or two ago.

    https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/26/week...ss-claims.html
    Still alarming though.
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    South Korea on Thursday declared a no-tolerance stance toward those who do not follow self-isolation rules over the new coronavirus, warning that violators will face legal punishment or deportation.The government issued the strong warning as some arrivals from Europe and the United States have not abided by the two-week self-isolation guidelines, sparking concerns about the spread of COVID-19.


    https://en.yna.co.kr/view/AEN20200326002051315



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    WHO says test test test, but UK is still waffling, UK is too busy testing absolutely essential football players instead of NHS staff

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSX2AxJJgpE

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    Oh well

    China will ban most foreigners from entering the country starting at midnight on Friday
    https://www.scmp.com/news/china/arti...ntagion-spread

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckster007
    Wasn't it China calling foul about other countries implementing travel restrictions against China earlier?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckster007
    I will probably live another 20-25 years if I can maintain my zigzag evasive running pattern for long enough and coronavirus doesn't bring me down. I commit here and now never to visit China again. No need for bans for me, thanks.

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