• 'It frightened me': Governor Cuomo on brother's coronavirus battle
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    'It frightened me': Governor Cuomo on brother's coronavirus battle

    "it is frightening because there is nothing I can do," Cuomo said. 49 year-old Chris Cuomo confirmed the diagnosis on Twitter Tuesday, saying he was worried about infecting his wife and children, but that he would continue to host his nightly show from his basement.

  • Prince Charles speaks out after COVID-19 recovery
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    Prince Charles speaks out after COVID-19 recovery

    Heir-to-the-throne Charles, 71, came out of self-isolation on Monday (March 30) after suffering what he said were "luckily ... relatively mild symptoms" and his office said he was now in good health. Britain is in a state of virtual lockdown, with the public told they must stay

  • Austria makes wearing masks compulsory
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    Austria makes wearing masks compulsory

    Shoppers in Austria will be required by law to wear a face mask while buying their groceries, from next week. On Wednesday (April 1), they were being handed out for free to largely compliant shoppers. It's the latest measure here in the fight against coronavirus.

  • 'Hundreds' of NHS Workers Wait in Line for Drive-Thru Coronavirus Test in London
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    'Hundreds' of NHS Workers Wait in Line for Drive-Thru Coronavirus Test in London

    Long lines of cars were seen in London on April 1 as workers with the National Health Service waited to be tested for COVID -19 at a makeshift testing facility in an IKEA parking lot. The center was set up to test NHS workers currently isolating at home, according to London’s Evening Standard . Local

  • Rise in new coronavirus cases in UK is concerning - health service boss
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    Rise in new coronavirus cases in UK is concerning - health service boss

    "(The number of new cases) is slightly concerning, it's still too early to say whether the plateau of hospital admissions have ended," Doyle said, noting that the number of new cases had risen every day for the past three days. "The threat is everywhere. We need to protect

  • Fire Truck Turns Sirens on to Wish Five-Year-Old New Jersey Boy a Happy Birthday
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    Fire Truck Turns Sirens on to Wish Five-Year-Old New Jersey Boy a Happy Birthday

    A five-year-old boy stuck at home during the coronavirus quarantine in Kearny, New Jersey, received birthday wishes from his local fire department on March 31, video shows. Jacob was brought outside by his parents and surprised to find a local fire truck waiting for him with the sirens on. The video

  • Wall Street sinks as coronavirus fear grows
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    Wall Street sinks as coronavirus fear grows

    An ugly start to a new month and new quarter on Wall Street. Investors dumped stocks Wednesday morning and flocked instead to safe-haven assets, scooping up Treasuries, the dollar and gold. The Dow plummeted nearly 700 points at the open. The blue chip index, the S&P 500 and Nasdaq fell

  • 'Saw love of God' through doctors, nurses: Cleveland patient
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    'Saw love of God' through doctors, nurses: Cleveland patient

    When he was unable to communicate vocally while he was on a ventilator, Nic Brown asked nurses to write out a message expressing his gratitude to the people who cared for him on the window of his ICU at the Cleveland Clinic. "The care I received has been phenomenal here...I really saw

  • Protective Equipment Airlifted to Arizona's Navajo County to Help in COVID-19 Fight
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    Protective Equipment Airlifted to Arizona's Navajo County to Help in COVID-19 Fight

    The Arizona National Guard airlifted protective equipment on Monday, March 31, to health care workers fighting the coronavirus pandemic in Navajo County. The National Guard said a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter loaded with personal protective equipment ( PPE ) was brought to Kayenta, Arizona, within Navajo

  • Sweden goes it alone and stays open for business
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    Sweden goes it alone and stays open for business

    Crowded streets and children playing outdoors. Unusual scenes in these strange times. But Sweden is going it alone -- one of the last European countries to avoid a lockdown. It's urging citizens to stay at home if they feel ill, but allowing bars and restaurants

  • Police Inspector in India Patrols the Streets in Coronavirus-Themed Helmet
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    Police Inspector in India Patrols the Streets in Coronavirus-Themed Helmet

    A police inspector in Chennai, India, was spotted on March 28 wearing a helmet designed to look like the coronavirus to encourage people to maintain social distancing and stay home. Journalist Pramod Madhav recorded this video on March 28, and posted it to Twitter with the hashtag #Corona cop. Madhav

  • Las Vegas paints lines on cement for homeless to sleep 6 feet apart
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    Las Vegas paints lines on cement for homeless to sleep 6 feet apart

    White lines on the asphalt mark spots where people can set up their sleeping pads and blankets at a safe distance from others, in accordance with social distancing guidelines. According to local media, a nearby shelter temporarily closed its doors, leaving hundreds of people without a place

  • Japan "on the brink" of emergency as it tries to contain virus
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    Japan "on the brink" of emergency as it tries to contain virus

    Japan will ban entry of foreigners from 73 countries and ask everyone arriving from abroad to quarantine for two weeks. The latest measures in its struggle to contain the coronavirus. Medical experts advising the government say the rapid spread of contagion is severely straining

  • Carrefour, Uber Eats team up to deliver essentials
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    Carrefour, Uber Eats team up to deliver essentials

    Only a few weeks ago French supermarkets were packed with shoppers stocking up. Shelves were stripped bare. But now France is on lockdown and access to stores is restricted. That leaves many people struggling to fill their store cupboards. Especially

  • Truck carrying toilet paper catches fire in TX
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    Truck carrying toilet paper catches fire in TX

    According to the local station KTVT, the truck burst into flames along Interstate-20, near the I-45 interchange, and thousands of rolls of toilet paper caught on fire. The toilet paper was reportedly the large rolls that are normally for commercial use. The truck driver, who reportedly

  • German Firefighter Thanks Dortmund Residents With Gravity-Defying Trumpet Serenade
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    German Firefighter Thanks Dortmund Residents With Gravity-Defying Trumpet Serenade

    A German firefighter thanked the coronavirus-quieted city of Dortmund by playing Beethoven’s Ode to Joy on the trumpet from a cherry-picker high in the air. Aerial video shared by the Dortmund fire department on April 1 shows firefighter Lisa Kroschwald performing over the city, located in Germany’s

  • London's Piccadilly Circus Seen Quiet Amid Coronavirus Lockdown
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    London's Piccadilly Circus Seen Quiet Amid Coronavirus Lockdown

    London’s iconic Piccadilly Circus was seen quiet amid the United Kingdom’s second week of lockdown in a video shared by the Metropolitan Police on April 1. Movement across the city had fallen by 90 percent as of March 30, according to data from the app Citymapper . As of April 1, 29,474 people in the

  • Australians embrace furry friends
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    Australians embrace furry friends

    A furry friend to fight lockdown loneliness. With more Australians staying at home due to stricter confinement rules, some are turning to adopting and fostering pets as new companions. The RSPCA in New South Wales has seen a surge in applications to adopt pets, which the charity

  • 'I'd rather die from disease than hunger'
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    'I'd rather die from disease than hunger'

    Much has been said about those most vulnerable to coronavirus, including the homeless. On the streets of New Delhi, with its massive and densely packed population, such poverty may be even more at risk. Hundreds of homeless lined up to get food from volunteers on one street

  • Empty cities at noon during coronavirus
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    Empty cities at noon during coronavirus

    From Sydney to San Francisco: Noon around the world Lockdown has cleared the streets Location: Sydney, Australia Location: Wuhan, China Location: Marina Bay, Singapore Location: Bangkok, Thailand Location: Manama, Bahrain

  • Italian Fire Service Pitches in to Help Hospitals Deal With COVID-19 Emergency
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    Italian Fire Service Pitches in to Help Hospitals Deal With COVID-19 Emergency

    As Italy remains on lockdown, the nation’s fire service continues its collaboration with the civil protection department to provide different services across Italy to deal with the COVID -19 emergency. This video compilation, shared on March 31, shows the Italian fire service, Vigili del Fuoco, helping

  • Orphaned bear cub found in forest recovering at U.S. zoo
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    Orphaned bear cub found in forest recovering at U.S. zoo

    This baby bear fought against the odds after he was abandoned by his mother and discovered alone in a forest Location: Melbourne, Florida Courtesy: Brevard Zoo As he was orphaned at such a young age he cannot be released back

  • Keep-your-distance robot puts smiles on faces of stressed German shoppers
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    Keep-your-distance robot puts smiles on faces of stressed German shoppers

    This ‘keep-your-distance’ robot is lightening the mood in a German supermarket Location: Lindlar ‘Pepper’ reminds shoppers of new social distancing rules which ban groups of three or more (SOUNDBITE) (German) OWNER OF EDEKA SUPERMARKET

  • Coronavirus: Chinese scientists find 'effective' antibodies
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    Coronavirus: Chinese scientists find 'effective' antibodies

    A team of Chinese scientists has isolated several antibodies that they say are "extremely effective" at blocking the ability of the new coronavirus to enter cells -- a discovery which could be helpful in treating or preventing COVID-19. Zhang Linqi and his team in Beijing say a

  • U.N. chief says COVID-19 is ‘most challenging’ crisis since World War II
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    U.N. chief says COVID-19 is ‘most challenging’ crisis since World War II

    “It is a combination, on one hand, of a disease that represents a threat to everybody in the world and, second, because it has an economic impact that will bring a recession that probably has no parallel in the recent past,” Guterres said. “This is, indeed, the most challenging crisis we