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Guardian News published this video item, entitled “Coronavirus: European leaders tighten measures as WHO warns of pandemic juncture” – below is their description.
The World Health Organization has warned of a ‘critical juncture’ of the pandemic, particularly in the northern hemisphere and urged heads of state to take action to reduce the spread of Covid-19. European leaders have increased restrictions as cases have continued rising. Wales has started a two-week ‘firebreak’ lockdown and Portugal’s parliament has passed a law making it mandatory to wear face masks in many outdoor situations Coronavirus live news: Wales ‘firebreak’ lockdown begins; Spanish PM says cases closer to 3mGuardian News YouTube Channel
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