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Factbox: Prominent people diagnosed with COVID-19

(Reuters) – More than 1 million people have died after contracting the novel coronavirus and over 33 million infected. FILE PHOTO: Oscar-winning actor Tom Hanks and his wife, actress Rita Wilson, both tested positive in Australia in March, the actor said on Twitter. 26th Screen Actors Guild Awards – Arrivals …

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Madrid asks for Spanish army’s help in battling coronavirus surge

MADRID (Reuters) – Madrid’s regional government chief requested the army’s help on Monday in fighting the coronavirus surge in the Spanish capital where local authorities ordered a partial lockdown of some poorer districts, prompting protests. At the height of the first wave of the pandemic in March-April, Spain deployed thousands …

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Coronavirus stigma runs deep and dangerous in Indonesia

By Kate Lamb, Stanley Widianto (Reuters) – When Ari Harifin Hendriyawan’s mother tested positive for the coronavirus, their neighbours brought a hammer and nails and boarded up the lane. Ari Harifin, 23, stands at his family’s house amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Sukabumi, West Java Province, Indonesia, September …

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Coronavirus stigma runs deep and dangerous in Indonesia

By Kate Lamb, Stanley Widianto (Reuters) – When Ari Harifin Hendriyawan’s mother tested positive for the coronavirus, their neighbours brought a hammer and nails and boarded up the lane. Ari Harifin, 23, stands at his family’s house amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Sukabumi, West Java Province, Indonesia, September …

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Democrat Biden warns against rushing out coronavirus vaccine, says Trump cannot be trusted

WILMINGTON, Del. (Reuters) – Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Wednesday rejected President Donald Trump’s charge that he is spreading fear about the safety of a potential coronavirus vaccine, urging Trump to defer to scientists and not rush its rollout. Democratic U.S. presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden …

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