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Coronavirus update: The latest COVID-19 news from around the world | DW News

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00:00 In the United States, record numbers of jobless workers are facing uncertainty as they wait for Congress to decide on whether they'll extend a boost to unemployment benefits. The current coronavirus relief program expires at the end of July. But Republicans in the US Senate are divided over how much financial aid they're willing to provide.
02:49 Almost 285,000 new cases of coronavirus infection were recorded globally in the past 24 hours, the highest number in a single day so far. The World Health Organization says tighter restrictions may be needed to curb the spread in Europe. With many people traveling for summer holidays, some European nations are introducing new measures to protect people from infection.
05:04 North Korea has placed the city of Kaesong near the border with South Korea under total lockdown after a person was found suspected of COVID-19 symptoms. Leader Kim Jong-Un called an emergency meeting on Saturday. If confirmed, it would be the country's first official case. North Korean state media say the person suspected of having the virus crossed illegally from South Korea.
07:30 Britain has imposed a two-week quarantine on travellers arriving from Spain after a surge in COVID-19 cases there. Europe had only recently re-opened most of its borders to travel. Nightlife in the Spanish region of Catalonia, where Barcelona is, is shutting down once more, while national authorities are introducing measures against the recent spike in infections. The new restrictions are causing renewed disruption to the travel industry, and to tourists.
12:49 Australia's state of Victoria has recorded its highest daily death toll from the coronavirus. Ten people died within 24 hours - this despite a two-week lockdown imposed in the state's largest city, Melbourne. The state leader says the outbreaks are due to workplace infections.
Thousands of Israelis have held protests across the country, calling for 13:07 Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to resign. The largest rally took place outside Netanyahu's home in Jerusalem. The protests have been going on for several weeks, sparked by anger over the government's handling of the coronavirus crisis and corruption charges against Netanyahu.
13:30 A small research lab in southwestern Nigeria is working hard to develop new solutions to tackle the coronavirus- and prepare to battle future epidemics. It could soon turn into one of Africa's largest genomic research centers. Its founder supports young African scientists and wants to strengthen local research. His efforts are already paying off.



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Can't be I thought North Korea banned corona.

Author — oskat 2005

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The host's voice sounds just like in an English class.

Author — Matthias K

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There is NO point in going on holiday this year. When the UK said we could go on holiday, I thought straight away that it would be a disaster. I can't even afford to go on holiday, but if I did, I still wouldn't risk it. God bless everyone xx

Author — Hayley Marshall

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Wonder how the virus reached North Korea, they've been living in quarantine for 70 years

Author — Gergő Ozoray

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Puts an entire city on lockdown for having 1 Suspected case! Wow lol

Author — Matthew Kisko

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I feel with recreational travel, I'd rather just hold off for this year and possibly next, as you just can't predict what the pandemic will throw up next. I sympathise with the Uk travellers to Spain just now, but I think it's going to be up and down like this for long time to come.

Author — Imo and Izzy Vlogs

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What’s it going to take for all countries to stop non essential travel. Just as countries begin to get a handle on it, it doesn’t take a scientist to understand that people flying around the world is going to re seed it everywhere. People are copying Bojo dad and taking indirect flights to get around the rules. 🙄🥱

Author — Ginger Badjie

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"in the past North Korea has sometimes mixed a bit of facts [..] with fiction .."
you think ..??! lol

Author — moxelle x

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Thanks for the updates. This is my prefered news channel out of all of the ones I've seen.

Author — Imo and Izzy Vlogs

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Author — KAILASA's Ma Nithya Ganga nanda

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This is what happens as soon as you open up travel, especially international travel.

Author — c v

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All the best to Dr. Happy and his team! That's the kind of work and effort Africa needs.

Author — Peter Kroll

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Trump is afraid to disincentivize workers from returning to jobs that don't exist.

Author — Interglacial Optimist

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Good work Dr Happi and team. Returning to Africa was a great decision

Author — frankiedehockie

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I love DW News! As an American it's nice to get another view on the world, and I hope Americans and Germans can party again together soon. We are envious of the amazing way you quashed SARS-CoV-2 so quickly! :)

Author — Stephen Furr

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3:39 post-apocalypse is nigh. mad max appearing

Author — Warren Alvarez

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Top 5 most affected covid-19 countries:
1)USA-6.4M
2)India-4.5M
3)Brazil-4.3M
4)Russia-1.1M
5)Peru-707K

Author — Sucharita Chatterjee

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Well I'm on my way
I don't know where I'm going
I'm on my way
I'm taking my time
But I don't know where
Goodbye to Rosie, the queen of Corona

Author — Bryan Robinson

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First case in north korea its none now

Author — Ajay Rawat

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Allegedly someone decided to come back into North Korea.

Author — Vladimir Olegovich