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27 February 2020

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Brazil confirms first coronavirus case in Latin America (1)
Brazil's government has confirmed the first case of the new coronavirus in Latin America By MARCELO DE SOUSA and DAVID BILLER Associated Press February 26, 2020, 2:48 PM Airport employees wear masks as a precaution against the spread of the new coronavirus COVID-19 as they work at the Sao Paulo International Airport in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Wednesday, Feb.
Caution, cancelations mark Ash Wednesday in time of virus (3)
The Vatican is going ahead with plans for Pope Francis to celebrate the Ash Wednesday ritual that kicks off the Catholic Church's Lenten season despite concerns about the coronavirus By NICOLE WINFIELD and JIM GOMEZ Associated Press February 26, 2020, 11:23 AM Catholic devotees have ash sprinkled on their heads during Ash Wednesday rites Feb.
With first case, Latin America prepares for COVID-19 virus (3)
With Brazil reporting the first case of the COVID-19 virus, neighboring countries and other nations around Latin America are attempting to block the possible arrival of the virus By Associated Press February 26, 2020, 10:28 PM A passenger wearing a mask as a precaution against the spread of the new coronavirus COVID-19 arrives to the Sao Paulo International Airport in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Wednesday, Feb.
Georgia reports first confirmed coronavirus case (2)
Tbilisi, Georgia / Thu, February 27, 2020 / 05:03 am Illustration of coronavirus test (Shutterstock/SamaraHeisz5) Georgia on Wednesday announced its first confirmed case of the novel coronavirus in the South Caucasus region. "A Georgian national has tested positive for the novel coronavirus," Health Minister Ekaterine Tikaradze told a news conference, adding that the infected man has been placed in isolation in a Tbilisi hospital.
ADB injects more funds to contain Covid-19 in Asia and Pacific nations (1)
Thursday, 27 Feb 2020 11:59 AM MYT BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN): The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved an additional funding of US$2 million (RM8.4mil) to help developing countries in Asia and the Pacific contain the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) and improve resilience to this and other communicable diseases. The funds will be available for all ADB developing member countries in
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