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  • COVID-19 death toll tops 6,500 in France
  • UK confirms 38,168 COVID-19 cases, Britons urged to stick to social distancing
  • COVID-19: Bangladesh to bring back stranded citizens once situation improves
  • Iraq's COVID-19 cases rise to 820
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  • COVID-19 death toll reaches 284, total cases climb to 7,028 in Africa: Africa CDC
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  • MHA exempts shops of agricultural machinery, truck repair, Tea industry from lockdown
  • Somali army kills 10 al-Shabab militants in southern region
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  • MHA allocates Rs 11,092 Cr fund under SDRMF to mitigate lockdown impact
  • Japan to house COVID-19 patients in hotels as hospitals feel strain
  • Chinese man sentenced to 18 months in prison for obstructing COVID-19 prevention, treatment
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France reports first Coronavirus death in Europe

Paris, Feb 15 (UNI) An 80-year-old Chinese tourist became the first casualty of Novel Coronavirus in Europe, after the octogenarian breathed his last at a French hospital, Health Minister of France Agnes Buzyn confirmed on Saturday.
This is the first fatality from the lethal respiratory disease, officially called Covid-19, outside Asia.
According to BBC, the visitor arrived in France on January 16 and was placed in quarantine at a hospital in Paris on January 25.
France has 11 confirmed cases of the droplet disease, with more than 66,000 cases around the world.
The death toll has passed 1,500 in China, majority of which were reported from Wuhan in Hubei, where the outbreak first surfaced.
Three deaths have so far been reported due to Coronavirus outside mainland China, including in the Philippines, Hong Kong and Japan.
A further 2,641 people have been newly confirmed as infected in China, bringing the country's total to 66,492.
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