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(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

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  

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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