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New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on her campaign trail speaking to students at Victoria University in Wellington ahead of general elections. About 3.4 million people are registered to vote in New Zealand's October 17 election, which was originally set for September 19 but delayed by an outbreak of the COVID-19 coronavirus in Auckland. Marty MELVILLE / AFP
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Ardern set to win in New Zealand’s ‘Covid election’

WELLINGTON, Oct 14, 2020 (AFP) - There were no masks on display as about 1,000 university students gave Jacinda Ardern a rock-star reception during her final Wellington campaign rally this
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Residents lining up to be tested for the COVID-19 coronavirus, as part of a mass testing program following a new coronavirus outbreak in Qingdao, in China's eastern Shandong province. STR / AFP
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China tests entire city for virus as WHO slams herd immunity idea

BEIJING, Oct 13, 2020 (AFP) - China rushed Tuesday to test an entire city of nine million within days after a minor coronavirus outbreak, as the WHO warned that letting