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March 23, 2020 | Via Sky News

German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Quarantine

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is in quarantine after a doctor who gave her a vaccine tested positive for coronavirus. Ms Merkel was told about the doctor’s test shortly after holding a news briefing about new measures to curb the spread of the virus, her spokesman Steffen Seibert said. In the conference earlier on Sunday, the German chancellor announced a nationwide ban on public meetings of more than two people outside of work.

March 23, 2020 | Via CNBC

Trump Activates National Guard in California, New York and Washington State

President Donald Trump on Sunday announced that he has activated the National Guard in California, New York and Washington state in order to combat the spread of the coronavirus. The administration emphasized that the deployment of guard members is not martial law. “I’m a wartime president,” Trump said. “This is a war — a different kind of war than we’ve ever had.”

March 23, 2020 | Via BBC

At Least 23 Killed in Colombia Prison Unrest

At least 23 people have died in one of Bogotá’s largest jails after what the authorities are calling a mass breakout attempt amid rising tensions over coronavirus. Colombia’s Justice Minister Margarita Cabello said 83 inmates were injured during a riot at La Modelo prison. Inmates at prisons across the country held protests on Sunday against overcrowding and poor health services during the coronavirus outbreak.

March 23, 2020 | Via NBC News

Canada, Australia Pulling out of Olympics because of Coronavirus

Canada and Australia will not send athletes to the Summer Olympic Games this year if the games aren’t delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic, officials said Sunday. In a statement, the Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Committee said it was “urgently” calling on the organizations that organize the games to postpone the event for one year. “This is not solely about athlete health — this is about public health,” the group said.

March 23, 2020 | Via The Guardian

Zagreb Hit by Earthquake while in Coronavirus Lockdown

A strong earthquake has shaken the Croatian capital, Zagreb, bringing much of the population on to the streets after social distancing regulations to prevent the spread of coronavirus had been put in place. The quake, which struck shortly after 6am local time on Sunday, caused widespread damage, including to the city’s cathedral, and the evacuation of hospitals

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