Barcelona's Sagrada Familia landmark to close to tourists over coronavirus

BARCELONA (Reuters) – Barcelona’s landmark Sagrada Familia basilica will stop receiving visitors and suspend its construction work starting from Friday as a precautionary measure due to the coronavirus outbreak, the Sagrada Familia construction board said on Thursday. The building by architect Antoni Gaudi, one of the Spanish city’s main tourist attractions, will maintain its religious services, it added in a […]

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Scott Thompson: What responsibility does China bare in coronavirus pandemic?

As the rest of the world tries to cope with the new fast-spreading coronavirus, COVID-19, it may be premature to ask, but what responsibility does China bare in the global chaos it has created? It is no secret this virus, as with SARS, jumped from animals to humans via a wildlife food market in Wuhan and the consumption of such animals. It’s been […]

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Morgues are full in Italy as coronavirus doctors ‘battle virus day and night’

Italy has been affected more severely by the coronavirus outbreak than any other European country. There are 12,462 confirmed cases in the country at time of writing. The country’s healthcare system, rated by the World Health Organisation as the second best in the world, has been swamped by the sheer number of cases. Doctors are reporting that death rates are […]

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Police deem southwest London barn fire suspicious

A Wednesday morning barn fire in southwest London has been deemed suspicious by city police. The London Fire Department reported that the blaze was called in around 7:50 a.m. District fire Chief Dave Hood told Global News that by the time crews arrived at the fire on Bostwick Road, west of Wonderland Road, the barn was fully engulfed. A lack […]

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Coronavirus EU meltdown: Brussels faces trade disaster over Trump travel ban

The US president has imposed travel restrictions from mainland Europe to the US for the next 30 days following the global coronavirus pandemic. Jasper Lawler, head of research at the London Capital Group, has said the trading of goods between the US and Europe will be at a “reduced pace” and services will “grind to a halt”. Mr Lawler said: […]

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