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President Donald Trump on Sunday abandoned his timetable for life returning to normal in the United States, extending emergency coronavirus restrictions for another month, while Spain suffered its deadliest day. Hospitals are rapidly filling with patients in Europe and the United States -- now the focal points of a pandemic that began in Asia but has upended the global economy and upset everyday life in unprecedented ways. Spain announced 838 deaths in a 24-hour period, the third consecutive day it has seen a rise.
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Churchgoers all over world ignore physical distancing advice. Services from Moscow to Rio go ahead as clerics disregard coronavirus risk
The World Health Organization (WHO) is closely following the development of the coronavirus in Taiwan and is learning lessons from how they are fighting it, the body said on Sunday, after complaints from Taiwan it was being intentionally ignored. Taiwan is not a member of the WHO due to the objections of China, which claims the democratic and separately-ruled island as its own. Taiwan's government has said that keeping it out of the WHO during the outbreak amounts to playing politics with Taiwanese lives.
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Maria Mercader, a CBS News veteran who worked for over 30 years as a reporter and talent director, died on Sunday after testing positive for coronavirus. She was 54.Mercader worked on-air for CBS News as a breaking news reporter before becoming director of talent strategy, working on expanding the news division’s staff diversity with the Asian American Journalists Association, the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association and the National Association of Black Journalists. Mercader had fought multiple health issues for the past two decades, including a bout with cancer, and had been on medical leave prior to the rise of coronavirus in the United States.Also Read: 'Law & Order: SVU' Crew Member Dies at 45 Due to Coronavirus Complications“Even more than her talents as a journalist, we will miss her indomitable spirit,” Susan Zirinsky, CBS News president and senior executive producer, said. “Maria was part of all of our lives. Even when she was hospitalized — and she knew something was going on at CBS, she would call with counsel, encouragement, and would say ‘you can do this.’ I called Maria a ‘warrior,’ she was. Maria was a gift we cherished.”Mercader started at CBS News in 1987 through the company’s page program and soon took positions at CBS’ foreign and national news desks. As a breaking news reporter, she worked on CBS’ coverage of some of the biggest news stories of the 1990s and 2000s, including the death of Princess Diana and the Sept. 11 attacks.Also Read: Terrence McNally, Tony-Winning Playwright, Dies at 81 of Coronavirus Complications“The Maria we are privileged to call family and friend knew better than most the power of relationships, loyalty, faith, kindness, perseverance and a smile, even when a smile defied the darkness of the moment,” Ingrid Ciprian-Matthews, CBS News’ EVP of Strategic Professional Development, said. “Her notable professional contributions are part of the CBS Archives, but it is her magnificent human spirit that touched so many of us, that will stay with us forever.”Maria is survived by her father, Manuel and brother, Manuel.Read original story CBS News Journalist Maria Mercader Dies at 54 After Testing Positive for Coronavirus At TheWrap
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MANILA, Philippines – A medical evacuation plane burst into flames shortly while taking off at Runway 24 of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) on Sunday evening (March 29). The flight carrying eight passengers, including an American and a Canadian national, was bound for Haneda in Japan. “Unfortunately, no passenger survived the accident,” the Manila […]The post Young doctor among 8 fatalities in medical evacuation plane crash at NAIA appeared first on UNTV News.
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'If I get corona, I get corona': the Americans who wish they'd taken Covid-19 seriouslySome of the people who violated social distancing rules are having to learn their lesson the hard way