Tagged: CoronaVirus outbreak

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Coronavirus: Czechs hold ‘farewell party’ for pandemic

The World Health Organization (WHO) warned this week that the pandemic was not even close to being over, but in the Czech Republic, a party has been held to give the coronavirus a “symbolic farewell”. Thousands of guests sat at a 500 metre-long (1640ft) table...

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Coronavirus: Lockdowns in Europe saved millions of lives

Lockdowns have saved more than three million lives from coronavirus in Europe, a study estimates. The team at Imperial College London said the “death toll would have been huge” without lockdown. But they warned that only a small proportion of people had been infected and...

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Basic protective measures against the new coronavirus

Stay aware of the latest information on the COVID-19 outbreak, available on the WHO website and through your national and local public health authority. Most people who become infected experience mild illness and recover, but it can be more severe for others. Take care of...

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Five-year-old caught driving parents’ car in Utah

Some toddlers spill milk in the kitchen or give their parents a headache by pulling the cat’s tail. Five-year-old Adrian took the family car, and was only caught when police in Utah state stopped him on the freeway. A patrolman spotted the SUV weaving across...

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Coronavirus: Air passengers told to wear face masks

Some major airlines are now requiring passengers to wear face mask on flights to limit the spread of viruses. Many big US airlines are bringing in new health and safety policies for both passengers and cabin crew this week. Other carriers around the world are...

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Coronavirus: Eurozone economy shrinks at record rate

The eurozone economy shrank at the sharpest pace on record in the first quarter as the Covid-19 pandemic forced countries into lockdown. A first estimate of GDP between January and March showed a contraction of 3.8%, worse than during the financial crisis. Separate figures revealed...

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Coronavirus: Why so many US nurses are out of work

At a time when medical professionals are putting their lives at risk, tens of thousands of doctors in the United States are taking large pay cuts. And even as some parts of the US are talking of desperate shortages in nursing staff, elsewhere in the...

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Coronavirus alert: Rare syndrome seen in UK children

NHS doctors have been warned to look out for a rare but dangerous reaction in children that may be linked to coronavirus infection. An urgent alert sent out to GPs said that intensive care departments in London and other parts of the UK have been treating severely...