Coronavirus crisis, worldwide news


This 22 April 2020 video from Britain says about itself:

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The official number of deaths in Britain due to COVID-19 is heading towards 20,000. A further 873 fatalities were announced yesterday, taking the official total to 17,382. This is just those who have died in hospital and does not include those who have died in residential care homes or at home. Due to the delay in recording and registering deaths of mainly elderly people, the latest figures relating to deaths outside hospital only go to April 10: here.

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This 138 April 2020 video says adbout itself:

An Italian care home is under investigation after nearly 200 residents were found to have died since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak.

The facility in Milan is suspected of concealing numerous fatalities since February.

There are also allegations staff were told not to wear personal protective equipment for fear of frightening residents.

Al Jazeera’s Nadim Baba reports.

India: Modi government moves to “reopen” economy as virus cases surge. By Wasantha Rupasinghe and Keith Jones, 22 April 2020. Modi and big business have cynically sought to justify their push for a premature return to work by pointing to the desperate plight of hundreds of millions of day labourers.

Kazakhstan: Hospital workers demand resignation of government official over spread of COVID-19. By David Levine, 22 April 2020. Hospital workers demanded that the city’s chief public health officer, who accused medical workers of being responsible for the spread of the virus, be removed from office.

Australia’s national cabinet continues back-to-work push. By Oscar Grenfell, 22 April 2020. State governments are moving ahead with an easing of restrictions, including through the reopening of schools, creating the conditions for major coronavirus outbreaks.

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