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Mar 27

IMF head says global economy now in recession

IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva said the 189-nation lending agency was forecasting a recovery in 2021. But she said this would only occur if nations succeed in containing the coronavirus and limiting the economic damage.

Mar 27

South Africa has first death as lockdown begins

Security forces screamed at people on the streets after midnight in downtown Johannesburg, and homeless people scattered. But people later gathered in crowded townships, with some drinking and children playing.

Mar 27

Italy hopes virus is easing but fears new onslaught in south

Doctors and nurses in Italy's overwhelmed northern hospitals have welcomed a slight stabilizing in the number of coronavirus infections but fear the virus is still silently spreading in the south two weeks into the West's most extreme nationwide shutdown.

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