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Europe toll tops 30,000

The coronavirus pandemic has claimed more than 30,000 lives in Europe alone, a global tally showed yesterday, in what the head of the United Nations has described as humanity’s worst crisis since World War II.

Mass disinfections pose health hazard: experts

A drone dispersed clouds of disinfectant in the sky above Indonesia’s second-largest city Surabaya on Tuesday, a response to the coronavirus pandemic which is catching on around the world despite warnings from health experts.

Virus having little impact on climate

Though factories have shut, planes have been grounded and cars left in the garage, the coronavirus pandemic is having very little impact on climate change, the World Meteorological Organization said yesterday.

US might rethink Iran sanctions in light of coronavirus outbreak: Pompeo

US might rethink Iran sanctions in light of coronavirus outbreak: Pompeo

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo holds out the possibility that the United States may consider easing sanctions on Iran and other nations to help fight the coronavirus epidemic but gives no concrete sign it plans to do so.

‘Tsunami is coming’

‘Tsunami is coming’

New York’s governor put out an urgent plea for medical volunteers, and a Navy hospital ship pulled into port as coronavirus deaths in the city mounted and hospitals buckled in what authorities say could be a preview of what other communities across the United States could soon face.

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