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UK coronavirus deaths in hospitals rise by 828 to 17,337

Reuters World News - Tue, 04/21/2020 - 12:41
A total of 17,337 people who tested positive for coronavirus have died in hospitals in Britain, an increase of 828 on the figure published 24 hours earlier, health ministry data showed on Tuesday.
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COVID hospitalisations starting to decline in London but not rest of UK

Reuters World News - Tue, 04/21/2020 - 12:40
The number of people in hospital with COVID-19 has started to decline in London but not elsewhere in the United Kingdom, England's Deputy Chief Medical Officer Jonathan Van-Tam said on Tuesday.
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Austria plans to reopen bars and restaurants in easing of coronavirus lockdown

Reuters World News - Tue, 04/21/2020 - 12:37
Austria will allow bars, restaurants and churches to reopen on May 15 in a further loosening of its coronavirus lockdown provided infections do not surge again, Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said on Tuesday.
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Britons holed up in Kosovo due to coronavirus lockdown

Reuters World News - Tue, 04/21/2020 - 12:35
Scotsman Mike Elm and his partner Rosie Watson, who are travelling from Europe to Asia to raise awareness of climate change, have been trapped in Kosovo for more than a month due to border closures caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
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Senior UK official: PM Johnson to stick to December 31 Brexit transition deadline

Reuters World News - Tue, 04/21/2020 - 12:31
The top official at Britain's foreign ministry said on Tuesday that he expected Prime Minister Boris Johnson to stick to the existing end of December deadline to reach a post-Brexit trade deal with the European Union.
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Specter of hunger rises in Brazil as coronavirus wrecks incomes

Reuters World News - Tue, 04/21/2020 - 12:27
In a brick warehouse on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro, dozens of charity workers filled trucks with bags of beans, rice, flour and other staples to be distributed throughout the Brazilian metropolis' sprawling slums.
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Global coronavirus cases pass 2.5 million as U.S. tally nears 800,000

Reuters World News - Tue, 04/21/2020 - 12:20
Global coronavirus infections surpassed 2.5 million on Tuesday, according to a Reuters tally, with U.S. cases nearing 800,000.
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After lockdown, French kids back to school in smaller classes

Reuters World News - Tue, 04/21/2020 - 12:18
When France lifts a nearly two-month coronavirus lockdown on May 11, French children will go back to school in stages and in much smaller classes in order to minimise infection risk, the education minister said on Tuesday.
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Coronavirus hits migrant hostel as Greece plans to ease lockdown

Reuters World News - Tue, 04/21/2020 - 12:16
Dozens of migrants in a hostel in southern Greece tested positive for the coronavirus on Tuesday as the government set a date to start a gradual easing of a lockdown.
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Moscow opens coronavirus hospital it built in one month as cases jump

Reuters World News - Tue, 04/21/2020 - 12:14
A new Moscow hospital built in just over a month began admitting patients infected with the new coronavirus on Tuesday to help the Russian capital cope with a growing number of cases that have stretched its medical infrastructure.
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Italy's daily coronavirus death toll climbs, new cases also up

Reuters World News - Tue, 04/21/2020 - 12:10
Deaths from the COVID-19 epidemic in Italy climbed by 534 on Tuesday, up from 454 the day before and the largest daily tally since Friday, the Civil Protection Agency said.
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Italy set to ease coronavirus lockdown from May 4: Conte

Reuters World News - Tue, 04/21/2020 - 12:08
Italy is likely to start easing its coronavirus lockdown from May 4 though the long-awaited rollback will be cautious and calculated, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Tuesday.
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Spain pledges more economic support as epidemic slows

Reuters World News - Tue, 04/21/2020 - 12:07
Spain's cabinet approved measures to support workers and businesses struggling under stringent coronavirus restrictions on Tuesday as officials cheered a slowing infection rate.
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China sees return of coronavirus cases in northwest, warns against overseas travel

Reuters World News - Tue, 04/21/2020 - 12:05
A northwestern province on the frontline of China's coronavirus battle reported its first cases in nearly three weeks on Tuesday, all Chinese nationals returning from overseas, as imported infections started to level off elsewhere.
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Iraq eases some lockdown restrictions ahead of Ramadan

Reuters World News - Tue, 04/21/2020 - 12:00
Iraq eased its coronavirus lockdown on Tuesday by letting some businesses reopen and relaxing a month-long curfew on movement imposed to curb the spread of the disease, the government said.
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Coronavirus tests at Abu Dhabi hospital draw hundreds to queue in sun

Reuters World News - Tue, 04/21/2020 - 11:58
A queue outside an Abu Dhabi emergency department stretches across a road as hundreds of mostly low-income migrant workers wait, two meters apart, to be tested for the new coronavirus.
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UK lawmakers agree to 'hybrid parliament' format

Reuters World News - Tue, 04/21/2020 - 11:56
Britain's parliament agreed on Tuesday to move to a hybrid format while a nationwide lockdown to tackle the coronavirus outbreak continues, with only a handful of lawmakers attending in person and more than 100 others joining virtually.
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