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(Reuters) - Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern delivered the biggest election victory for her centre-left Labour Party in half a century as voters rewarded her for a decisive response to COVID-19. Her “go hard, go early” approach has eliminated locally spread COVID-19 in the nation. Face masks are on sale at a farmers' market at Steglitz-Zehlendorf district, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in Berlin, Germany, October 17, 2020. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch. DEATHS AND INFECTIONS. - For an interactive graphic tracking the global spread of COVID-19, open here. EUROPE. - Countries including Germany, Austria, Poland, Ukraine and Czech Republic reported record daily increases in the number of coronavirus infections. Full story

7 days ago, 17 October