Coronavirus spreads, raising threat of global economic depression

The number of coronavirus-related deaths in Portugal doubled to 12 in the past 24 hours, the country’s Directorate-General for Health announced Saturday. There have also been a further 260 confirmed cases, taking the total to 1,280.  Portugal declared a state of emergency over coronavirus Wednesday, scheduled to last 15 days. The decision gives the government more powers to restrict rights, access funds and set minimum public services, among others. However Prime Minister Antonio Costa said "democracy ...
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Added March 20, 2020
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