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India's poorest 'fear hunger may kill us before coronavirus' 25 March 2020 Share this with Facebook   Share this with Messenger   Share this with Twitter   Share this with Email   Share Related Topics Coronavirus pandemic Image captionAli Hasan has no money to buy food after the shop he worked in closed India has been put in lockdown to halt the spread of the coronavirus outbreak. People have been told to stay indoors, but for many daily-wage earners this is not an option. The BBC's Vikas Pandey finds out how they were coping in the days leading up to Tuesday's announcement. Labour Chowk in Noida is usually brimming with hundreds of men looking for jobs as construction labourers. The small intersection of roads in this suburban area of Delhi is a hotspot where builders come to hire workers. But it was eerily quiet...See more

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Sweden keeps schools and borders open in 'huge experiment' on virus While much of the world goes into lockdown to stop the disease, in Sweden, life is continuing unchanged - but is it the right approach? ByRichard Orange  MALMÖ26 March 2020 • 4:44pm Premium People in Sweden enjoying the sun on Thursday despite the coronavirus outbreak CREDIT: Reuters Swedish children continued to pour through the gates of their schools and kindergartens on Thursday as the Nordic nation stood increasingly alone in Europe in its approach to tackling the coronavirus pandemic. Shops and restaurants also remained open across the country, with parks and recreational areas packed with groups enjoying the spring sunshine. Despite a surge in Covid-19 patients and growing dissent among epidemiological experts, the Swedish government’s medical experts were last night standing by their decision not to follow almost all other EU nations...See more

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Philanthropist and Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates offers insights into the COVID-19 pandemic, discussing why testing and self-isolation are essential, which medical advancements show promise and what it will take for the world to endure this crisis. 

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1 hr 58 min ago Prince Charles, 71-year-old heir to throne, tests positive for virus; Queen 'in good health' From CNN's Max Foster in London   Prince Charles, pictured on March 12 in London. Eamonn M. McCormack/WPA Pool/Getty Images   Prince Charles, the Queen's son and the first in line to the British throne, has tested positive for coronavirus and is now self-isolating in Scotland. Here's the statement from Clarence House: “The Prince of Wales has tested positive for coronavirus. He has been displaying mild symptoms but otherwise remains in good health and has been working from home throughout the last few days as usual.  "The Duchess of Cornwall has also been tested but does not have the virus. In accordance with government and medical advice, the Prince and the Duchess are now self-isolating at home in Scotland. The tests were carried out by the NHS in...See more

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Opinions This virus should be forever linked to the regime that facilitated its spread Ruth Flavelle wears a mask and gloves as she enters a grocery store after waiting in line with more than 150 people on Tuesday 17 in Spring, Tex. (David J. Phillip/AP) By  Marc A. Thiessen   Columnist March 17, 2020 at 5:47 p.m. GMT Want to know why the U.S. economy  is in free fall ? Why restaurants and bars are closing, putting millions out of work, and why the airline industry is facing possible bankruptcy? Why  schools across the nation  are shutting down, leaving students to fall behind and parents without safe places to send their children everyday? Why the  stock market is plummeting , wiping out the retirement and college savings of millions of Americans? Why the elderly are isolated in nursing homes and tens of millions who don’t have the option of teleworking have no idea how they will pay their...See more

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