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Canadian actress and activist Shirley Douglas dies at 86

Actor Kiefer Sutherland announced his mother’s death on Twitter, saying she succumbed to complications surrounding pneumonia. He said it was not related COVID-19.

Queen Elizabeth, in rare address to British public, urges resolve in face of epidemic

The queen’s speech, like the king’s eight decades ago, appealed to the quintessential British traits of stoicism and solidarity.

Sunny weather tempts Europe; UK queen urges self-discipline

As warm, sunny weather beckoned across Europe, Queen Elizabeth II appealed to Britons on Sunday to exercise self-discipline in “an increasingly challenging time” as the country saw a record 24-hour jump in coronavirus deaths that even outpaced the daily toll in hard-hit Italy.

430,000 people have traveled from China to US since coronavirus surfaced

Since Chinese officials disclosed the outbreak of a mysterious illness to international health officials on New Year’s Eve, at least 430,000 people have arrived in the United States on direct flights from China, including nearly 40,000 in the two months after President Donald Trump imposed restrictions on such travel, according to an analysis of data collected in both countries.

In Italy, going back to work may depend on having the right antibodies

There is a growing sense in Italy that the worst may have passed. That has turned the conversation to when and how to reopen without setting off another cataclysmic wave of contagion. A potential marker of immunity may soon determine who is locked down and who is free.

A German exception? Why the country’s coronavirus death rate is low.

The virus and the resulting disease, COVID-19, have hit Germany with force. But with 1,275 deaths, Germany’s fatality rate stood at 1.3%. Why is Germany’s death rate so low?

Knifeman in southern France kills 2 in attack on passers by

A man wielding a knife attacked residents venturing out to shop in a town under lockdown south of the French city of Lyon Saturday, killing two people and wounding others, prosecutors said.

China curtails memorials during tomb-sweeping festival

China curtails memorials during tomb-sweeping festival