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Paris Live, Monday 24 February 2020

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Saint Mark's place in Venice. The city's famous carnival was cut short due to coronavirus, 23 February 2020.
Saint Mark's place in Venice. The city's famous carnival was cut short due to coronavirus, 23 February 2020. REUTERS/Manuel Silvestri
62 min

In today's edition of Paris Live, we get an update on the situation concerning the coronavirus, this time in Italy, where the death toll has climbed to 7, the highest number of deaths related to the virus in Europe. Our correspondent brings us up to date on the numerous cancellations and closures, namely of the world famous Venice carnival. 


We then turn our attention to US politics being played out on both sides of the world. Firstly the first visit of President Donald Trump to India, where he was received with great pomp and circumstance by his counterpart Narendra Modi.

Back at home, Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders savoured his victory after the Nevada caucus, which puts him in the position of front-runner ahead of Saturday's presidential primary in South Carolina.

Back in France, at the weekend, President Emmanuel Macron opened the annual agricultural show, the Salon Internationale de l’Agriculture, to the public amid heckling from farmers and activists alike, concerned about their future.

We take a look at how Nigeria rates in this year's annual UNICEF report, which measures the levels of well-being for children in terms of health, education and safety.

Focus on Africa takes us to Lesotho, where the citizens are reeling from the Hollywood-style drama unfolding involving the Prime Minister Thomas Thabane, who stands accused alongside his new wife of masterminding the murder of his former wife in 2017.

In Norway, we hear why environmental activists are taking the government to the Supreme Court, accusing it of breaching its constitutional responsibility of providing a healthy environment for its citizens.

And visitors to the Louvre museum in Paris express their enthusiasm over the Leonardo da Vinci exhibition, an event so popular they had to open the doors all night long to accomodate all the eager tourists during the last three days.

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