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Latest on the spread of the coronavirus around the world 08:48 GMT

(Reuters) - Global cases of the new coronavirus have shot past 1 million with more than 54,000 fatalities, a Reuters tally showed on Friday, as death tolls soared in the United States and western Europe while the world economy nosedived.  Full Article

 
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Masks do reduce spread of flu and some coronaviruses, study finds Friday, 3 Apr 2020 

LONDON (Reuters) - Face masks could help limit the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to researchers who studied the effect of surgical masks on the transmission of other corona and flu viruses.  Full Article  

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Medical aid marooned as Africa shuts borders amid coronavirus pandemic Friday, 3 Apr 2020 

DAKAR/BANGUI (Reuters) - Medical charity Alima planned to open an emergency operating theatre this week in Burkina Faso, but the project has stalled because the country closed its borders before a surgeon and anaesthetist could fly in, its director told Reuters.  Full Article  

 
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