(Reuters)

Queen Elizabeth reassures Britons; Boris Johnson admitted to hospital with ‘persistent’ symptoms

The prime minister, diagnosed last month with covid-19, has been leading cabinet meetings by teleconference and posting video messages from his flat.

Coronavirus pushes limits of Russia’s surveillance

Moscow held back on requiring digital bar codes to leave home, but other regions are pushing ahead with mobile tracking.

Journalists threatened as countries restrict coronavirus coverage

Governments on multiple continents are exploiting epidemic concerns to limit press freedom, especially when official accounts are challenged.
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the United States is soaring; the U.S. accounts for more than one in four of all infections worldwide.
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Martial rhetoric comes easily to many politicians. But some public health experts argue the wartime narratives obscure the reality of the pandemic.
Covid-19 deaths across the U.S. pushed past 9,200 — more than triple the toll of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Experts say the true count is certainly higher.
A rigid work culture and a technological blind spot leave Japan unprepared for the challenge of remote working.
The depictions convey the confusion, longing and abandonment many feel after crossing to the other side.
A Washington Post investigation uncovered alarm and dismay among scientists at health labs about the Trump administration’s reliance on a flawed coronavirus test developed by the CDC, which was used for weeks as the virus began to spread across the United States.
German officials even accused the U.S. of piracy over a shipment of masks officials claimed was diverted to the U.S. in Thailand.
Starmer takes the helm of Labour in a political landscape deeply changed by the fight against covid-19.
The pandemic is slamming the brakes on dreams of social change. Some movements are getting creative.
Millions face a special risk in Africa, the Middle East and eastern Europe.
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.
Since the coronavirus outbreak began in China, new cases have been confirmed in more than 100 countries, with thousands of cases reported in South Korea, Italy and Iran and hundreds in the United States.
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China’s coronavirus death toll appears far higher than its official tally. Authorities are curtailing memorial services, denying many a proper chance to mourn loved ones.
Officials ask manufacturers to reserve more supplies for domestic use. The makers say it’s not so easy.
In India and Pakistan, the devout pushed back on the curtailing of Friday prayers.
The mood has darkened since Italians were singing from their balconies.
The overwhelmed health system in Ecuador’s largest city could be a harbinger of worse to come in the developing world.
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South Africa may have an advantage in the coronavrius outbreak, despite being one of the world’s most unequal countries with a large population vulnerable to the new virus
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Australia’s highest court on Tuesday will judge Cardinal George Pell’s appeal against convictions for molesting two teenage choirboys more than two decades ago
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Some 200,000 Afghans and counting have returned from Iran to their home country after losing their jobs in the coronavirus pandemic or out of fear of getting infected
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German tourists stranded in New Zealand by the country’s coronavirus lockdown have finally been allowed to leave on charter flight home, while British tourists in a similar situation have also begun to leave
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The Trump administration is seizing the opportunity of the coronavirus pandemic to push the cause of Taiwan, long an irritant in U.S. relations with China
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