Coronavirus live news: Europe fatalities pass 100,000, but death rate slows in Spain and Netherlands

Saudia Arabia religious body urges all Muslims to pray at home during Ramadan; Spanish PM seeks lockdown extension

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Here’s a graphic that showing the confirmed number of deaths of a few selected countries:

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Sirens wailed and Jewish prayers were said for the heroes of the 1943 Warsaw Ghetto uprising, but the annual memorial observances were scaled down Sunday and moved online due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Associated Press reports that Poland’s chief rabbi, Michael Schudrich, said prayers at the monument to the ghetto fighters in downtown Warsaw.

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https://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2020/apr/19/coronavirus-live-news-europe-deaths-approach-100000-as-us-looks-to-lift-restrictions