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Dutch end-of-life debate flares as coronavirus tests healthcare limits

Reuters Thursday, 2 April 2020
Doctors in the Netherlands have been advising elderly patients to think twice before agreeing to COVID-19 treatment in hospital intensive-care units, drawing criticism that they are attempting to ration scarce ICU beds.
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Ecstasy pill variants 'Frosch' and 'Lamborghini' worth Rs 16 lakh seized in Chennai

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