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Specialists wearing protective gear take pictures while sanitizing the territory of a local hospital to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the town of Mikhaylovsk in Stavropol region, Russia April 3, 2020. REUTERS/Eduard Korniyenko
Specialists wearing protective gear take pictures while sanitizing the territory of a local hospital to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the town of Mikhaylovsk in Stavropol region, Russia April 3, 2020. REUTERS/Eduard Korniyenko

Coronavirus cases exceed 1 million, wreaking world havoc

BEIJING/NEW YORK,  (Reuters) – Global cases of the new coronavirus have shot past 1 million with more than 53,000 fatalities, a Reuters tally showed today, as death tolls kept soaring in the United States and western Europe while the world economy spiralled disastrously.

FILE PHOTO: A deserted classroom is seen at the International Bilingual School (EIB) in Paris as a lockdown is imposed to slow the rate of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) spread in France, March 20, 2020. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes/File Photo
FILE PHOTO: A deserted classroom is seen at the International Bilingual School (EIB) in Paris as a lockdown is imposed to slow the rate of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) spread in France, March 20, 2020. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes/File Photo

Coronavirus forces cancellation of French ‘bac’ exam for first time since Napoleon

PARIS,  (Reuters) – French high-school school students will not sit the traditional ‘baccalaureat’ (bac) exam this summer due to the coronavirus, the education minister said on Friday, an unprecedented move that highlights the scale of disruption caused by the pandemic.

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