European leaders warn coronavirus could lead to the breakup of their union

There’s been bitter infighting over medical supplies and the economic response.

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Many fear that ramping up production and purchases from abroad may come too late to handle a spike in infections.
Patients and medical personnel are seen at a temporary hospital inside a conference center in Madrid on April 2. (Sergio Perez/Reuters)
Patients and medical personnel are seen at a temporary hospital inside a conference center in Madrid on April 2. (Sergio Perez/Reuters)

Italy and Spain see ‘first positive signs’ in coronavirus crisis, ambassadors say

The diplomats expressed gratitude for aid shipments and advice from China, which has sent a team of doctors to Italy, but said their governments are fully aware that the Chinese government sees its assistance as part of a global competition.
With debate unfolding over the full scope of the coronavirus pandemic, Australia’s chief doctor said the global death toll was probably five to 10 times higher than official figures indicated, and China warned of the risk of a resurgence in domestic cases.
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The decision by the Sindh High Court will be appealed to the country’s Supreme Court, and all suspects will remain in custody.
The Mossad is securing medical supplies from undisclosed locations abroad, officials say.
Members of Tablighi Jamaat unwittingly spread the virus across the country.
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As other countries limit tests, Iceland has undertaken an ambitious model to test anyone who is willing.
Vice President Pence issued a dire prediction of the spread of the coronavirus, comparing its potential impact in the United States to Italy.
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