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Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Sunday 29 Mar 2020

Posted On: 29 Mar 2020   |   Posted By: The Week

Johnson: coronavirus will get worse before it gets better
Boris Johnson has warned that the coronavirus crisis will get worse before it gets better. In a letter being sent to every UK household, the prime minister says stricter restrictions could be put in place if necessary. A leaflet will explain government rules on leaving the house and health information, following criticism that government advice to date has been unclear.
Donald Trump backs down on quarantining New York
Donald Trump has said quarantining New York “will not be necessary”, after the state's governor argued that doing so would be “preposterous”. Earlier, the US president had told the media he might impose a quarantine on New York, and parts of New Jersey and Connecticut, to slow the spread of Covid-19. There are more than 52,000 cases in New York.
Italy's coronavirus death toll passes the 10,000 milestone
Italy announced 889 new deaths from Covid-19 yesterday, bringing total fatalities to 10,023. This was a fall from Friday, when the...

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