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FILE PHOTO: Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte addresses the Senate, the upper house of parliament, on the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Rome, Italy, March 26, 2020 REUTERS/Alberto Lingria/File Photo

The European Union faces an existential threat if it cannot come together to combat the coronavirus crisis, Italy said on Thursday as the divided bloc sought to salvage talks on a rescue package to aid battered economies.

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FILE PHOTO: A member of the medical staff shows a used sample container at a test centre for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at Havelhoehe community hospital in Berlin, Germany, April 6, 2020.      REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch -/File Photo

One January lunchtime in a car parts company, a worker turned to a colleague and asked to borrow the salt.

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FILE PHOTO: Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during a news conference on the novel coronavirus, in London, Britain March 3, 2020.      Frank Augstein/Pool via REUTERS

Prime Minister Boris Johnson had a good night and is getting better four days after being admitted to hospital with COVID-19, but he remains in intensive care as his government reviews the most stringent shutdown in Britain's peacetime history.

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FILE PHOTO: A keeper feeds an orphaned baby elephant with milk from a bottle during feeding time normally attended by many visitors but now has none due to the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage near Nairobi, Kenya April 2, 2020.  REUTERS/Baz Ratner

Some African countries could see a peak in coronavirus cases in the coming weeks, and testing should be urgently increased in the region, World Health Organization (WHO) officials said on Thursday.

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A Spanish Army vehicle patrols past the almost empty landmark Alcala Gate, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Madrid, Spain, April 9, 2020. REUTERS/Sergio Perez

Spain's prime minister warned on Thursday that nationwide confinement would likely last until May even though he said the worst should soon be over and the death toll slowed from one of the world's most devastating outbreaks of the coronavirus.

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A view of Yonge and Dundas Square, as the number of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases continue to grow in Toronto, Ontario, Canada April 8, 2020.  REUTERS/Carlos Osorio

Canada's coronavirus death toll is set to soar from the current 435 to as high as 22,000 by the end of the pandemic, health officials said on Thursday, while the economy lost a record 1 million jobs last month.

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Belgian doctor Elisabeth Lenoir takes a swab from Rudi Delfosse, a 53-year-old homeless man, to test for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at the palliative unit of a hospital near Arlon, Belgium April 7, 2020.  REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

Belgian doctor Elisabeth Lenoir is always careful to respect social distancing rules when she goes jogging after work in the village where she lives.

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Worshippers attend a sunrise service God's Acre graveyard at Home Moravian Church in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, U.S. in this photo taken in 2010. Courtesy of Thomas J. Haupert via REUTERS

Every Easter Sunday for almost 250 years, residents of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, have been awakened by small groups of musicians playing the hymn "Sleepers, Wake," before the Home Moravian church's sunrise service.

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FILE PHOTO: A worker in a protective suit sprays disinfectant at Grand Bazaar, known as the Covered Bazaar, to prevent the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Istanbul, Turkey, March 25, 2020. REUTERS/Umit Bektas/File Photo

President Tayyip Erdogan has evoked Turkey's war of independence in calls for unity against the coronavirus, but opposition parties say their exclusion from fund-raising efforts and the detention of government critics is instead fuelling division.

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Doctors wearing protective gear seal a vial after taking a swab from a woman to test for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at a residential area in Ahmedabad, India, April 9, 2020. REUTERS/Amit Dave

The Indian government on Thursday claimed initial success in its fight against the coronavirus epidemic, saying it would have been hit with 820,000 cases by next week had it not imposed a nationwide lockdown.

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FILE PHOTO: People queue to shop ahead of a nationwide 21-day lockdown called by the government to limit the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Harare, Zimbabwe, March 28, 2020. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo/File Photo

The United Nations food agency said on Wednesday it needed $130 million to fund emergency operations in Zimbabwe until August and prevent a catastrophe in the southern African nation, as climate- and recession-induced food shortages deepened.

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FILE PHOTO: Exterior of the Senate building in Rome, Italy, February 25, 2020. REUTERS/Remo Casilli

The Italian government on Thursday won a confidence vote in the Senate on an emergency decree that lays out measures worth 25 billion euros ($28 billion) to support the economy battered by a severe COVID-19 outbreak.

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A main road in Jerusalem is seen deserted in the morning of Passover amid coronavirus ( COVID-19) government restrictions April 9, 2020 REUTERS/ Ammar Awad

Israel's highways, intersections and back streets were deserted during Passover on Thursday, as coronavirus restrictions and a holiday curfew left the country looking more like Yom Kippur, when almost all road traffic stops.

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FILE PHOTO: Orthodox Christians carry an icon of the Virgin Mary during a parade marking Easter near Bachkovo monastery, Bulgaria, April 29, 2019. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov -/File Photo

Prime Minister Boyko Borissov said on Thursday that Bulgaria's Orthodox churches and temples will be open for traditional Palm Sunday and Easter services despite the coronavirus outbreak, saying many people were desperate and in low spirits.

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FILE PHOTO: Botswana's President and leader of the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) Mokgweetsi Masisi casts his vote at his home village of Moshupa, in the Southern District of Botswana, October 23, 2019. REUTERS/Siyabonga Sishi/File Photo

All Botswana's parliamentarians including President Mokgweetsi Masisi will be quarantined for 14 days and tested for the new coronavirus, after a health worker screening lawmakers for the virus herself tested positive.

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People wearing protective face mask as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) spreads in the area around Roma settlements, in Krompachy, Slovakia April 9, 2020. REUTERS/Radovan Stoklasa

Slovakia has closed off several Roma settlements in the eastern part of the country after reports of a cluster of coronavirus cases in five of them, highlighting difficulties faced by Europe's largest ethnic minority during the pandemic.

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A general view as a sign is seen as the Manchester Central Convention Complex prepares to open as the new NHS Nightingale North West Hospital, in Manchester, Britain April 9, 2020. REUTERS/Molly Darlington

The coronavirus death toll in English hospitals rose 765 to 7,248, the health service said on Thursday.

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Lebanon's President Michel Aoun heads a cabinet meeting at the presidential palace in Baabda, Lebanon April 9, 2020. Dalati Nohra/Handout via REUTERS

Lebanon's government has extended its almost month-long coronavirus shutdown by another two weeks until April 26 to combat the spread of the disease, the information minister said on Thursday.

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FILE PHOTO: A window with lights on is seen at a hotel, following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Hong Kong, China March 25, 2020. Picture taken March 25, 2020. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu/File Photo

The impact of the novel coronavirus on Hong Kong's tourism sector is unprecedented and the city can hope to start seeing things returning to normal by July, in part by trying to develop new markets, the head of the tourism board told Reuters.

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Ukrainian photographer Kate Kondratieva uses her smartphone to take pictures of a dancer Alina Kobyliak as screenshots via video call in the kitchen of her apartment, during a partial lockdown imposed by authorities to slow the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Kiev, Ukraine April 7, 2020.  REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko

Kiev photographer Kate Kondratieva has found a way to continue doing her job by holding virtual photo shoots, and clients are pouring in.

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FILE PHOTO: Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte addresses the Senate, the upper house of parliament, on the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Rome, Italy, March 26, 2020 REUTERS/Alberto Lingria/File Photo

The European Union faces an existential threat if it cannot come together to combat the coronavirus crisis, Italy said on Thursday as the divided bloc sought to salvage talks on a rescue package to aid battered economies.

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FILE PHOTO: A member of the medical staff shows a used sample container at a test centre for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at Havelhoehe community hospital in Berlin, Germany, April 6, 2020.      REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch -/File Photo

One January lunchtime in a car parts company, a worker turned to a colleague and asked to borrow the salt.

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FILE PHOTO: Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during a news conference on the novel coronavirus, in London, Britain March 3, 2020.      Frank Augstein/Pool via REUTERS

Prime Minister Boris Johnson had a good night and is getting better four days after being admitted to hospital with COVID-19, but he remains in intensive care as his government reviews the most stringent shutdown in Britain's peacetime history.

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FILE PHOTO: A keeper feeds an orphaned baby elephant with milk from a bottle during feeding time normally attended by many visitors but now has none due to the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage near Nairobi, Kenya April 2, 2020.  REUTERS/Baz Ratner

Some African countries could see a peak in coronavirus cases in the coming weeks, and testing should be urgently increased in the region, World Health Organization (WHO) officials said on Thursday.

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A Spanish Army vehicle patrols past the almost empty landmark Alcala Gate, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Madrid, Spain, April 9, 2020. REUTERS/Sergio Perez

Spain's prime minister warned on Thursday that nationwide confinement would likely last until May even though he said the worst should soon be over and the death toll slowed from one of the world's most devastating outbreaks of the coronavirus.

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A view of Yonge and Dundas Square, as the number of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases continue to grow in Toronto, Ontario, Canada April 8, 2020.  REUTERS/Carlos Osorio

Canada's coronavirus death toll is set to soar from the current 435 to as high as 22,000 by the end of the pandemic, health officials said on Thursday, while the economy lost a record 1 million jobs last month.

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Belgian doctor Elisabeth Lenoir takes a swab from Rudi Delfosse, a 53-year-old homeless man, to test for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at the palliative unit of a hospital near Arlon, Belgium April 7, 2020.  REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

Belgian doctor Elisabeth Lenoir is always careful to respect social distancing rules when she goes jogging after work in the village where she lives.

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Worshippers attend a sunrise service God's Acre graveyard at Home Moravian Church in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, U.S. in this photo taken in 2010. Courtesy of Thomas J. Haupert via REUTERS

Every Easter Sunday for almost 250 years, residents of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, have been awakened by small groups of musicians playing the hymn "Sleepers, Wake," before the Home Moravian church's sunrise service.

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FILE PHOTO: A worker in a protective suit sprays disinfectant at Grand Bazaar, known as the Covered Bazaar, to prevent the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Istanbul, Turkey, March 25, 2020. REUTERS/Umit Bektas/File Photo

President Tayyip Erdogan has evoked Turkey's war of independence in calls for unity against the coronavirus, but opposition parties say their exclusion from fund-raising efforts and the detention of government critics is instead fuelling division.

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Doctors wearing protective gear seal a vial after taking a swab from a woman to test for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at a residential area in Ahmedabad, India, April 9, 2020. REUTERS/Amit Dave

The Indian government on Thursday claimed initial success in its fight against the coronavirus epidemic, saying it would have been hit with 820,000 cases by next week had it not imposed a nationwide lockdown.

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FILE PHOTO: People queue to shop ahead of a nationwide 21-day lockdown called by the government to limit the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Harare, Zimbabwe, March 28, 2020. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo/File Photo

The United Nations food agency said on Wednesday it needed $130 million to fund emergency operations in Zimbabwe until August and prevent a catastrophe in the southern African nation, as climate- and recession-induced food shortages deepened.

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FILE PHOTO: Exterior of the Senate building in Rome, Italy, February 25, 2020. REUTERS/Remo Casilli

The Italian government on Thursday won a confidence vote in the Senate on an emergency decree that lays out measures worth 25 billion euros ($28 billion) to support the economy battered by a severe COVID-19 outbreak.

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A main road in Jerusalem is seen deserted in the morning of Passover amid coronavirus ( COVID-19) government restrictions April 9, 2020 REUTERS/ Ammar Awad

Israel's highways, intersections and back streets were deserted during Passover on Thursday, as coronavirus restrictions and a holiday curfew left the country looking more like Yom Kippur, when almost all road traffic stops.

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FILE PHOTO: Orthodox Christians carry an icon of the Virgin Mary during a parade marking Easter near Bachkovo monastery, Bulgaria, April 29, 2019. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov -/File Photo

Prime Minister Boyko Borissov said on Thursday that Bulgaria's Orthodox churches and temples will be open for traditional Palm Sunday and Easter services despite the coronavirus outbreak, saying many people were desperate and in low spirits.

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FILE PHOTO: Botswana's President and leader of the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) Mokgweetsi Masisi casts his vote at his home village of Moshupa, in the Southern District of Botswana, October 23, 2019. REUTERS/Siyabonga Sishi/File Photo

All Botswana's parliamentarians including President Mokgweetsi Masisi will be quarantined for 14 days and tested for the new coronavirus, after a health worker screening lawmakers for the virus herself tested positive.

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People wearing protective face mask as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) spreads in the area around Roma settlements, in Krompachy, Slovakia April 9, 2020. REUTERS/Radovan Stoklasa

Slovakia has closed off several Roma settlements in the eastern part of the country after reports of a cluster of coronavirus cases in five of them, highlighting difficulties faced by Europe's largest ethnic minority during the pandemic.

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A general view as a sign is seen as the Manchester Central Convention Complex prepares to open as the new NHS Nightingale North West Hospital, in Manchester, Britain April 9, 2020. REUTERS/Molly Darlington

The coronavirus death toll in English hospitals rose 765 to 7,248, the health service said on Thursday.

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Lebanon's President Michel Aoun heads a cabinet meeting at the presidential palace in Baabda, Lebanon April 9, 2020. Dalati Nohra/Handout via REUTERS

Lebanon's government has extended its almost month-long coronavirus shutdown by another two weeks until April 26 to combat the spread of the disease, the information minister said on Thursday.

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FILE PHOTO: A window with lights on is seen at a hotel, following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Hong Kong, China March 25, 2020. Picture taken March 25, 2020. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu/File Photo

The impact of the novel coronavirus on Hong Kong's tourism sector is unprecedented and the city can hope to start seeing things returning to normal by July, in part by trying to develop new markets, the head of the tourism board told Reuters.

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Ukrainian photographer Kate Kondratieva uses her smartphone to take pictures of a dancer Alina Kobyliak as screenshots via video call in the kitchen of her apartment, during a partial lockdown imposed by authorities to slow the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Kiev, Ukraine April 7, 2020.  REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko

Kiev photographer Kate Kondratieva has found a way to continue doing her job by holding virtual photo shoots, and clients are pouring in.

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