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European countries rush to slow spread of COVID | Coronavirus update

Countries across Europe are imposing tighter restrictions in the hope of slowing the spread of the coronavirus – as cases continue to rise. France has recorded a new high of 32 thousand cases in a single day. Authorities have brought in a curfew in major cities requiring all public spaces to be shut by 9pm. […]

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Coronavirus: WHO discusses COVID-19 vaccine results, fair distribution once developed | FULL

The World Health Organization (WHO) officials provided an update on the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic on Monday, after a trial of a U.K.-developed coronavirus vaccine has found that it is safe and induces an immune reaction, according to preliminary results. WHO emergencies programme executive director Michael Ryan called it “good news” while stating […]

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Europe scrambles to tighten rules as COVID cases surge | Coronavirus update

European countries have begun imposing new restrictions on public and private life as they struggle to cope with steep rises in coronavirus infections. The UK which has Europe’s highest pandemic death toll, has unveiled a new three-tier system, closing pubs, gyms and betting shops in the highest-risk areas. And the regional government in Northern Ireland […]

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Coronavirus: World Health Organization wants to avoid “punishing” lockdowns amid pandemic | FULL

During a World Health Organization (WHO) press conference on Friday, Mike Ryan, executive director of the WHO’s emergencies programme, said authorities should try to avoid “punishing” lockdowns amid the COVID-19 pandemic, as many countries see a sharp rise in the number of infections. “What we want to try to avoid – and sometimes it’s unavoidable […]

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Coronavirus update: European countries scramble to stop second wave | DW News

In Germany, rapidly rising coronavirus infections have prompted action from the authorities. The capital Berlin has joined Frankfurt and Cologne on the list of cities where new cases have exceeded a key measure. Bars and restaurants have to close early, but there’s some doubt about whether the new restrictions will be enough to stop the […]

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Time-lapse map of the corona virus spread – Europe – 11.8.2020

Time-lapse map of the corona virus spread from week 01-2020 till week 32-2020 weekly infection per 100’000 persons Source: European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)

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Coronavirus: WHO offers well wishes to U.S. President Trump, First Lady after positive test | FULL

World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, alongside other WHO officials offered their well wishes to U.S. President Trump and first lady Melania Trump Friday after the announcement of their positive COVID-19 test late Thursday evening. Ghebreyesus announced on Friday that WHO has finalized approval for a second antigen-based rapid diagnostic test to be […]

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Coronavirus Epidemic Update 15: Underreporting, Prevention, 24 Day Incubation? (COVID19)

Coronavirus epidemic update 15 by pulmonologist Dr. Seheult of https://www.MedCram.com. Includes a discussion about underreporting of novel coronavirus infections and deaths, and a case report about a patient with an apparent 24 day incubation period that may indicate a double infection per the WHO (note this article has not been peer-reviewed). Dr. Seheult also reviews […]

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Coronavirus: World Health Organization urges countries to join COVAX facility | FULL

With many parts of the world facing closures again amid a resurgence of COVID-19 cases, WHO said they’re aiming for 2 billion doses of a COVID-19 vaccine by the end of next year through their COVAX facility. During Friday’s briefing, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus urged countries that have not yet joined the COVAX facility to […]

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Coronavirus: WHO officials stress COVID-19 “not going away” as global cases top 30 million | FULL

World Health Organization emergencies programme director Dr. Michael Ryan on Friday spoke about case numbers and how they may differ in parts of the world, stressing that COVID-19 was “not burning” out and is not going away, especially for those countries entering their winter season. Technical lead Maria Van Kerkhove said case numbers is only […]

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