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Latest on the coronavirus: Global cases pass 1.8 mln

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide passed 1.8 million on April 13 as the pandemic swept across the globe.

Johns Hopkins University's website showed over 114,251 people have died from the virus.

The total number of people recovered from COVID-19 reached passed 434,703, according to the data.

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India's 1.3 billion locked down as US reaches virus aid deal

The world's largest democracy went under the world's biggest lockdown on March 25, with India's 1.3 billion people ordered to stay home in a bid to stop the coronavirus pandemic, while in the U.S., lawmakers and the White House agreed on a massive $2 trillion domestic aid package to help those impacted by the outbreak.

Von der Leyen: We May Have a COVID-19 Vaccine by Fall 2020

Germany-based research firm CureVac, which receives EU funding, is likely to develop a coronavirus vaccine in the second half of this year. This was announced today by the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, quoted by the DPA.

The Commission provided financial support to the company for EUR 80 million.

Biden and Sanders criticize Trump on coronavirus, tout their own crisis leadership

Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders blasted President Donald Trump's handling of the coronavirus outbreak during a Democratic debate on March 15, and touted their own approaches to dealing with a widening crisis that has upended the daily life of Americans.

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