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Coronavirus: Words at the window from those in isolation

Coronavirus: Words at the window from those in isolation

March 25, 2020

  As more and more people stay indoors to slow the spread of the coronavirus, Stephen Lovekin has started photographing families isolating in Brooklyn, New York. Initially, Lovekin photographed families on their porches but it soon became clear picturing them behind a window was the way to go. “As the project began to evolve the…

Coronavirus: Why Ghana has gone into mourning after mass funeral ban

Coronavirus: Why Ghana has gone into mourning after mass funeral ban

March 25, 2020

In our series of letters from African writers, journalist and former Ghana government minister Elizabeth Ohene writes about the dramatic impact coronavirus is having on life in her country and beyond. If anyone had any doubt about just how serious the Covid-19 outbreak is, we now have proof positive, we are in the midst of…

Trump praises Senate stimulus deal and attacks US media – as it happened

Trump praises Senate stimulus deal and attacks US media – as it happened

March 25, 2020

  How Trump practices distancing versus other leaders Trump family will not profit from $2tn package Are Trump’s coronavirus briefings the new 2020 campaign rallies? Experts: Trump’s ‘back-to-work’ plan would make things worse See all our coronavirus coverage Support the Guardian’s independent journalism. Make a contribution Updated       Play Video Coronavirus: US task…

Coronavirus capital by capital: How are Europeans coping with shutdown?

Coronavirus capital by capital: How are Europeans coping with shutdown?

March 25, 2020

  Across the Continent, Europeans are facing a barrage of restrictions on their freedoms as the authorities struggle to stop the new coronavirus spreading further. BBC correspondents describe the challenges faced in the cities where they live. Spaniards do their best amid worsening crisis Fear and uncertainty have encouraged residents to largely comply with a…

Coronavirus: Why some countries wear face masks and others don't

Coronavirus: Why some countries wear face masks and others don’t

March 25, 2020

Step outside your door without a face mask in Hong Kong, Seoul or Tokyo these days, and you may well get a disapproving look. Since the start of the coronavirus outbreak some places have fully embraced wearing face masks, and anyone caught without one risks becoming a social pariah. But in many other parts of…

UK Calls for 250,000 Volunteers as Virus Deaths Surge

UK Calls for 250,000 Volunteers as Virus Deaths Surge

March 24, 2020

LONDON (Reuters) – The number of coronavirus deaths in Britain jumped on Tuesday, the first day of a national lockdown, while the government called for 250,000 volunteers for the health service and announced a temporary hospital would open in London next week. In a TV message on Monday evening watched by more than 27 million…

Terrence McNally: Playwright dies of Coronavirus Complications

Terrence McNally: Playwright dies of Coronavirus Complications

March 24, 2020

Award-winning playwright Terrence McNally has died in Florida of complications from coronavirus, according to his husband, Tom Kirdahy. The four-time Tony winner, 81, was known for his thoughtful chronicles of gay life, homophobia, love, and AIDS. McNally was a lung cancer survivor and had lived with a chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder. One of America’s great…

Gangs Call Curfews as Coronavirus hits Rio Favelas

Gangs Call Curfews as Coronavirus hits Rio Favelas

March 24, 2020

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – The “baile funk” dance parties have been called off. Some open-air drug markets are closed for business. Gangs and militias have imposed strict curfews, as coronavirus is coming, and Rio de Janeiro’s lawless favelas are gearing up for the onslaught. City of God, a sprawling complex of slums made famous…