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New York governor extends shutdown to May 15

New York governor extends shutdown to May 15 1

Credit: CC0 Public Domain New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Thursday extended the state’s shutdown order until May 15, citing data showing conditions were improving but insisting on the need to maintain vigilance. The governor pointed to falling rates of hospitalization and patients admitted to intensive care, but said infection …

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    How do we exit the shutdown? Hire an army of public health workers

    How do we exit the shutdown? Hire an army of public health workers 2

    Credit: CC0 Public Domain Last month, facing the prospect of overwhelmed hospitals and unchecked spread of the novel coronavirus, seven Bay Area county and city health departments joined forces to become the first region in the nation to pass sweeping regulations ordering millions of people indoors and shuttering the local …

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      Nigeria struggles towards shutdown as virus fears grow

      Nigeria struggles towards shutdown as virus fears grow 3

      The normally bustling markets have thinned out and the notoriously clogged roads are eerily free: Lagos is lurching towards shutdown as Nigeria tries to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Enforcing strict social distancing rules is proving tough all across the globe—but in a chaotic megacity in Africa’s most populous nation, …

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        US orders first shutdown of website over coronavirus fraud

        US orders first shutdown of website over coronavirus fraud 4

        US authorities are working to combat the spread of misinformation that has blossomed since the start of the coronavirus pandemic The US Department of Justice announced Sunday it had shut down a website claiming to sell a coronavirus vaccine, in its first act of federal enforcement against fraud in connection …

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          Rwanda imposes shutdown as infections jump across Africa

          Rwanda imposes shutdown as infections jump across Africa 5

          Rwanda imposed a nationwide shutdown and border controls to combat the coronavirus at the weekend in some of the strictest measures taken in Africa, as infections spread across the continent and authorities warn healthcare systems are ill-equipped to cope. Governments from the Indian Ocean nation of Mauritius to Burkina Faso …

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            UK denies London travel shutdown as virus rumours spread

            UK denies London travel shutdown as virus rumours spread 6

            The British government on Thursday denied it was planning to restrict travel in and out of London after the capital’s rumour mill went into overdrive over the response to coronavirus. “There are no plans to close down the transport network in London,” Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s spokesman told reporters. “And …

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              Fauci open to a 14-day ‘national shutdown’ to stem virus

              Fauci open to a 14-day 'national shutdown' to stem virus 7

              Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, listens during a briefing on coronavirus in the Brady press briefing room at the White House, Saturday, March 14, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) The government’s top infectious disease expert said Sunday he would like to …

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                Paris without its cafes? Virus shutdown hits France’s core

                Paris without its cafes? Virus shutdown hits France's core 8

                A man sits outside the closed famed Les Deux Magots cafe Sunday March 15, 2020 in Paris. French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced that France is shutting down all restaurants, cafes, cinemas and non-essential retail shops, starting Sunday, to combat the accelerated spread of the virus in the country. For …

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                  Italy starts first weekend under shutdown

                  Italy starts first weekend under shutdown 9

                  Views of empty streets, shuttered shops and a heavy silence greeted Italians from their windows on Saturday morning as the country spends its first weekend under lockdown in a bid to contain its coronavirus outbreak. Since Monday the country, which has recorded 17,660 infections and 1,266 deaths from the virus, …

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