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Masks mandatory on Spain public transport as easing begins

Madrid, Spain | AFP | Masks became mandatory on public transport Monday as Spain took its first tentative steps towards a commercial reopening with small businesses accepting customers by appointment and restaurants prepping food for takeaway. Spain’s population of nearly 47 million have been confined to their homes for more than …

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A long Texas road trip for 525,000 masks

Houston, United States | AFP |  All it took was one little call to spur Tom Banning into action, undertaking a giant mission across a very large state — distributing 525,000 masks to health care providers around Texas, a sprawling landmass roughly the size of France. In mid-March, amid the emerging …

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Americans told to wear masks as Spain sees signs of hope

Madrid, Spain | AFP | Americans on Saturday came to grips with recommendations to wear masks against the coronavirus, while Spain added to hopes that Europe could be turning a corner in the pandemic with a second daily drop in deaths. China meanwhile came to a standstill as the nation where …

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Industry races to meet demand for ventilators

Paris, France | AFP |  Manufacturers are on a mission to produce desperately needed medical ventilators for the coronavirus pandemic, even if it means converting assembly lines now making auto parts. Along with a shortage of masks and gloves, the spread of COVID-19 to almost every corner of the globe has …

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