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Coronavirus live news: WHO asserts virus ‘is natural in origin’

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Ireland and India both extend lockdowns, while global markets fall due to threat of US-China trade war

Yemen has reported its first case in Taiz governorate, raising the number of diagnosed infections to seven with two deaths in the war-torn country that lacks medical care.

The United Nations says it fears the virus could be spreading undetected among an acutely malnourished population with inadequate testing capabilities. The national emergency coronavirus committee tweeted:

A new confirmed case of coronavirus was reported, the first in (southwestern) governorate of Taiz, in a man in his 40s.

Hundreds of people have gathered in a Berlin square to mark May Day in defiance of the ban on public gatherings of more than 20, exposing deep frustrations with physical distancing rules.

Reuters reports that police blocked roads around a square in Kreuzberg, traditionally the centre of left-wing May Day protests to prevent more people from joining what a police spokeswoman called an illegal gathering.

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