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Coronavirus infections top 5 million worldwide

Paris, France | AFP | Global infections from the novel coronavirus passed five million on Thursday as the pandemic played out unevenly across the planet, with China eager to declare a victory, Europe tentatively emerging from its shell and deaths still rising in hotspots in Latin America. The grim milestone comes …

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Medicine shortage looms over coronavirus-hit Europe

The Hague, Netherlands | AFP | While the world waits for a coronavirus vaccine, medicines used to deal with the symptoms of the disease are increasingly in critically short supply in Europe, the worst-hit continent. From sedatives needed to intubate patients struggling to breathe to anti-malarial drugs heavily backed by US …

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Virus tide turns in Europe as US girds for ‘Pearl Harbor’ moment

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Europe’s hardest-hit nations saw some tentative signs of hope in the fight against the coronavirus Monday but the United States braced for its “Pearl Harbor moment” as the country’s death toll raced towards 10,000. The virus has infected virtually every corner of the planet, confining …

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Will Euro 2020 be postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak?

Paris, France | AFP | As the coronavirus outbreak causes chaos across Europe, UEFA has a major decision to make over whether it can go ahead with the upcoming European Championship as planned. European football’s governing body will hold a crisis meeting next Tuesday to discuss the way forward for all …

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Every government for itself? Virus poses difficult dilemmas

Paris, France | AFP | With disparate and at times conflicting responses to the deadly coronavirus outbreak, governments across the globe are abandoning any pretence of joint action and instead putting their own health, economic and diplomatic interests first, analysts say. From the United States to Europe, governments have in recent …

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Trump defends ban on travel from Europe as virus worsens

Washington, United States | AFP | US President Donald Trump defended Thursday his shock decision to impose a 30-day ban on travel from mainland Europe over the coronavirus pandemic that sent markets into a tailspin and sparked panic among stranded travellers. As the number of cases and fatalities surged in Europe, …

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