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Australia’s two biggest supermarkets have reintroduced a restriction on toilet paper amid signs of more panic buying.

Coles and Woolworths have limited customers to two packs each as of today.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the country will continue easing social-distancing curbs despite an outbreak of coronavirus in Victoria, which has about 200 of the country’s total of 270 cases.

Mexico has pushed past 25,000 reported coronavirus deaths and 200,000 confirmed cases as the pandemic worsens in parts of Latin America.

Meanwhile, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has been accused of sexism for suggesting the tradition of women staying at home to take care of older family members was key to battling the virus.

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Boxing legend Roberto Duran has tested positive after being admitted to a hospital, his son has revealed.

“He is not in intensive care, nor on a respirator, he is still under observation,” Robin Duran said.

The 69-year-old Panamanian is considered one of the best lightweights in history, fighting over five decades and claiming four different world titles.

Four British men living in Singapore have been banned from working there after breaking lockdown to go on a “bar crawl” in the city-state’s popular Robertson Quay last month.

Indian Railways have cancelled most trains until mid-August as the country battles its escalating coronavirus crisis.

India today reported more than 27,000 new cases in the last 24 hours — a record high — bringing the number of confirmed infections to nearly 500,000.

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