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Australia closes state border for first time in 100 years after COVID-19 spike

SYDNEY (Reuters) – The border between Australia’s two most populous states will close from Tuesday for an indefinite period as authorities scramble to contain an outbreak of the coronavirus in the city of Melbourne. The decision announced on Monday marks the first time the border between Victoria and New South …

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Australia closes state border for first time in 100 years after COVID-19 spike

SYDNEY (Reuters) – The border between Australia’s two most populous states will close from Tuesday for an indefinite period as authorities scramble to contain an outbreak of the coronavirus in the city of Melbourne. People wearing protective face masks practice social distancing while waiting to enter an Apple store on …

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Spain imposes second local coronavirus lockdown in two days

FILE PHOTO: A Police officer checks the documents of people travelling on vehicles at the entrance of Lleida after Catalonia’s government imposed new restrictions to control a new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Lleida, Spain, July 4, 2020. REUTERS/Nacho Doce/File Photo MADRID (Reuters) – The northwestern Spanish region of Galicia …

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Brazil passes 50,000 coronavirus deaths as outbreak worsens

FILE PHOTO: A gravedigger walks by Sao Francisco Xavier cemetery during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Rio de Janeiro. Brazil, April 23, 2020. Picture taken April 23, 2020. REUTERS/Ian Cheibub RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Brazil, the world’s No. 2 coronavirus hot spot after the United States, …

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Germany’s coronavirus reproduction rate jumps to 2.88 on Sunday: RKI

A general view of a block of flats that have been quarantined after dozens of residents were infected with the coronavirus (COVID-19), in Berlin-Neukoelln district, in Berlin, Germany June 16, 2020. REUTERS/Annegret Hilse FRANKFURT (Reuters) – The coronavirus reproduction rate in Germany jumped to 2.88 on Sunday, up from 1.79 …

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Brazil records nearly 50,000 coronavirus deaths as crisis deepens

FILE PHOTO: An employee of a funeral parlour is seen at Sao Francisco Xavier cemetery during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Rio de Janeiro. Brazil, April 24, 2020. REUTERS/Ian Cheibub RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Nearly 50,000 people have died from the coronavirus in Brazil, the world …

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Germany’s coronavirus reproduction rate jumps to 1.79: RKI

FILE PHOTO: A 3D-printed coronavirus model is seen in front of the words coronavirus disease (Covid-19) on display in this illustration taken March 25, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic BERLIN (Reuters) – The reproduction rate of the novel coronavirus in Germany has jumped to 1.79 after a raft of localised outbreaks, the …

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Several U.S. states see coronavirus infection spikes, Wall Street unnerved

(Reuters) – Troubling spikes in coronavirus infection rates were reported on Friday in several U.S. states, mainly in the South and West, a day before President Donald Trump was due to preside over an Oklahoma campaign rally that will be America’s largest indoor gathering in months. FILE PHOTO: Claudia Clemente, …

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Several U.S. states see coronavirus infection spikes, Wall Street unnerved

(Reuters) – Troubling spikes in coronavirus infection rates were reported on Friday in several U.S. states, mainly in the South and West, a day before President Donald Trump was due to preside over an Oklahoma campaign rally that will be America’s largest indoor gathering in months. FILE PHOTO: Claudia Clemente, …

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Brazil passes 1 million coronavirus cases with no end in sight

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Brazil passed 1 million coronavirus cases on Friday and approached 50,000 deaths, a new nadir for the world’s second worst-hit country as it struggles with a tense political climate and worsening economic outlook. People walk with bags at a popular shopping street amid the coronavirus …

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