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Daily News Briefing: UAE weekend lockdown – Canada warns US not to damage their relationship & US becomes new epicentre 

US now has most coronavirus cases, taking over China

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In Tuesday’s News briefing, The headlines are: US overtakes China’s case numbers to become the nation with the most coronavirus cases. President Trump said it was due to how much testing the country is doing. 

France, on Thursday the country recorded 365 new coronavirus deaths, a daily rise of 27 per cent.

UAE has announced an overnight curfew as a temporary measure so the country can do a nationwide clean.

Canada has asked the US not to put troops at the US-Canada border during the global health crisis. Canada’s PM said the move is unnecessary due to limited numbers of illegal crossings. 

Entertainment, Sir Elton John is set to host a fund-raising ‘living room’ concert with Billie Eilish. 

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Coronavirus: US overtakes China with the most cases

BBC News says the United States now has more confirmed cases of coronavirus than any other country, with more than 85,000 positives tests. US now has most coronavirus cases, taking over China

According to the latest figures, the US has overtaken China (81,782 cases) and Italy (80,5589). 

But the US death toll (1,300) is still behind China (3,291) and Italy (8,215).

The grim milestone came as President Trump predicted the nation would get back to work “pretty quickly.” 

The President said the latest figures were “a tribute to the amount of testing that we’re doing.”

Read the full story on BBC News

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France reports new spike of 365 daily coronavirus deaths

France24 says French health authorities reported 365 new deaths from coronavirus on Thursday, taking the total to 1,696. france death toll leaps, again

The rise in the number of deaths represents a daily rise of 27 per cent, a marked increase from the previous day with France now in its second-week of lockdown. 

The daily government tally only accounts for those dying in hospital, but authorities said they would soon be able to compile data on deaths in retirement homes, which is likely to result in a big increase in registered fatalities.

Read the full story on France24

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UAE announces overnight curfew for nationwide ‘weekend disinfection’

RT News says The United Arab Emirates will impose overnight curfews as a temporary measure this weekend to carry out a nationwide disinfection campaign starting Thursday to curb the spread of the coronavirus. UAE weekend lockdown to dissinfect streets

The regional business hub, which has confirmed 333 cases of the virus with two deaths, has not announced an official curfew or work suspension but has increasingly clamped down on movement, Reuters said. 

Authorities said that the UAE will restrict the movement of traffic and people overnight from Thursday until Sunday.

Read the full story on RT News

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Canada asks US not to put troops at the border during coronavirus outbreak

Fox News says Canada has turned down a proposal by the United States to put troops at US-Canada border during the coronavirus outbreak. Canada argues such a move would be unnecessary given the low amount of illegal crossings canada urges us not to put troops on the border amid coronavirus crisisand it would damage relations between the longtime allies. 

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Thursday his government has been in discussion with the White House about convincing the US not to do it. 

“Canada and the United States have the longest-running un-militarised border in the world and it is very much in both our interests for it to remain that way,” Trudeau said. 

Read the full story on Fox News

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Thailand reports 91 new coronavirus cases and one death

Arab News says Thailand has reported 91 new coronavirus cases and one death, bringing the total number of cases to 1,136 and 5 deaths, a health official confirmed on Friday. thailand confirms another 91 cases and a death

The latest death was a patient in Narathiwat province bordering Malaysia, the health official said.

The new infections consist of 30 patients linked to previous cases and 19 cases including imported ones, said Anupng Sujariyakul, a senior expert in preventative medicine at the Disease Control Department.

Read the full story on Arab News

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Coronavirus: Elton John to host ‘living room’ gig featuring Billie Eilish and Mariah Carey

Sky News says Billie Eilish, Mariah Carey and Alicia Keys are among stars taking part in a fund-raising “living room” gig hosted by Sir Elton John to provide entertainment during isolation. elton john to host living room concert

The stars, who are staying at home during the coronavirus pandemic, will film themselves performing on their own mobile phone or camera and audio equipment “to ensure the health and safety of all involved,” according to a statement. 

The hour-long concert will pay tribute to health workers on the frontline of the fight against COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, and fans will be able to donate to charities helping victims and key workers.

Read the full story on Sky News

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