Coronavirus live news: Pope gives Easter mass by live stream as global death toll passes 110,000

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Greece has registered five fatalities in the past 24 hours, raising the total to 98, authorities say. AP reports that all the victims were men. There are now a total of 2,114 confirmed cases of the virus, with 33 added since Saturday afternoon.

Authorities remain concerned that people will flout the country’s strict quarantine measures during the Orthodox Easter next Sunday. The feast is usually a period of mass exodus to the countryside, and on Sunday, 38 people were stopped trying to leave cities and fined 300 euros each.

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Correspondents Tom Phillips and Dom Phillips in Rio de Janeiro have reported that experts fear the consequences of Brazil’s president, Jair Bolsonaro, continuing to downplay the threat of the coronavirus pandemic to public health.

Medical experts have said they fear that Bolsonaro could be hastening the country’s march towards a devastating public health crisis like those to have hit northern Italy and New York by undermining social distancing measures.

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