Hotspots: Coronavirus’ Italian epicentre and at the heart of the Beirut blast

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  • Sky News published this video item, entitled “Hotspots: Coronavirus’ Italian epicentre and at the heart of the Beirut blast” – below is their description.

    Sky’s foreign correspondents Stuart Ramsay and Alex Crawford take you behind the headlines of the biggest stories around the world.

    In this episode, Stuart returns to Europe’s first epicentre of the coronavirus pandemic and Alex is in Beirut where our producer experiences for himself a catastrophic blast which sends shockwaves through a city already on the brink.

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