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Coronavirus live news: Spain to allocate time slots for outdoor activities; South Korea reports no new cases | World news

Interpol said it had received reports from police in Ireland, Malaysia, Spain and Britain identifying delivery drivers transporting drugs such as cocaine, marijuana, ketamine and ecstasy. Earlier this month, the Spanish National Police identified and arrested seven people dressed as food delivery drivers in Alicante and Valencia, said Interpol. It added that those involved in …

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Coronavirus live news: cases worldwide near 2 million as Trump repeats WHO funding threat | World news

Positive news from leading public health body in Germany, the Robert Koch Institute, whose head, Lothar Wieler has said the country’s attempts to control the virus’ spread are showing “positive tendencies”. “We cannot yet talk of a containment, but of a slowing down,” Wieler said in his first briefing since the Easter break. According to …

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Coronavirus live news: global trade forecast to fall by up to a third as US sees highest one-day death toll | World news

8.16pm BST20:16 A single care home in the English county of Bedfordshire has lost 15 residents; five of whom had tested positive for Covid-19, officials say. Public Health England (PHE) has confirmed the deaths and said it does not recommend testing new cases in care homes when some patients have already tested positive “as it …

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Coronavirus live news: UK placed under lockdown as Trump insists nation will ‘reopen’ soon | World news

1.57am GMT01:57 Beijing’s city government is further strengthening quarantine rules for individuals who arrive in China from overseas, as the Chinese capital seeks to minimise coronavirus-related risks, Beijing Daily reported on Tuesday. People wearing protective masks walk in a park in Beijing, China March 23, 2020. Photograph: Thomas Peter/Reuters The paper, the official publication of …

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