Coronavirus: South Korea baseball returns as virus curbs ease

SEOUL 2020 (AFP) – Professional sport returned to South Korea on Tuesday (April 21) as coronavirus restrictions ease, with the first pitch thrown in a baseball preseason derby in front of empty stands. The Seoul-based Doosan Bears and LG Twins are Korea’s biggest rivals in the country’s most popular spectator sport and their shared stadium in the capital’s Jamsil area

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Coronavirus infections rise above 100,000 worldwide as outbreak wreaks financial havoc

LONDON/LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) – The number of people infected with the new coronavirus across the world surpassed 100,000 on Friday (March 6) as the economic damage intensified, with business districts beginning to empty and stock markets tumbling. An increasing number of people faced a new reality as many were asked to stay home from work, schools were closed, large gatherings

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Olympics: IOC stands firm on Tokyo Games, despite coronavirus concerns

LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND (REUTERS) – The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Tuesday (March 3) gave further unequivocal backing to this summer’s Tokyo Olympics, urging athletes to prepare “full steam” despite the coronavirus threat. “We are preparing for a successful Olympic Games, Tokyo 2020,” IOC head Thomas Bach said at an executive board meeting to discuss the July 24-Aug 9 sporting extravaganza.

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Heartbroken wife of Wuhan hospital boss who died of coronavirus wails and sobs as van takes his body for cremation – The Sun

THE heartbroken wife of the hospital boss who died after contracting coronavirus was seen wailing and sobbing as his body was taken for cremation. Footage has emerged of nurse Cai Liping chasing a van which was taking her husband's body from a hospital to a crematorium in Wuhan, at the epicentre of the outbreak. Read our coronavirus live blog for

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