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In sickness and in health: mass wedding defies virus fears

Gapyeong, South Korea | AFP | Thousands of couples — some in facemasks — tied the knot in a mass Unification Church wedding Friday, despite concerns in South Korea over the spread of the coronavirus outbreak. The church founded by Sun Myung Moon — revered as a messiah by his followers …

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China virus kills doctor who first warned of it: hospital

Beijing, China | AFP | A Chinese doctor who was among the first to warn publicly about the new coronavirus outbreak — and was reprimanded by authorities for his candor — died of the infection early on Friday, his hospital announced. Li Wenliang was working as an ophthalmologist in the virus epicentre city of Wuhan …

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Global panic deepens over China virus

Beijing, China | AFP | China’s coronavirus crisis worsened Thursday as the death toll soared to 563 and the plight of thousands trapped on quarantined cruise ships deepened global panic over the epidemic. More than 28,000 people have been infected in China, where authorities are struggling to contain the outbreak, …

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Muhakanizi: No money for coronavirus emergency

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Public Accounts Committee of Parliament-PAC on Tuesday afternoon established that government lacks money to handle any emergency that would arise from the coronavirus outbreak. The Secretary to the Treasury, Keith Muhakanizi revealed this while appearing before PAC to respond to queries in the …

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HIV drugs touted as weapon in war on coronavirus

Bangkok, Thailand | AFP | As doctors scramble to contain the fast-spreading coronavirus, a potent brew of anti-retroviral and flu drugs has emerged as a possible defence against the mysterious sickness that has killed hundreds. But the science is inconclusive on whether they are actually effective and experts say successful treatment …

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WHO launches campaign against China virus misinformation

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | The World Health Organization said Monday it was working around the clock with internet and social media giants to combat widespread misinformation surrounding the deadly novel coronavirus outbreak. WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus warned of the dangers posed by “the spread of rumours and misinformation”as China …

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