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Slovakia to test whole country for coronavirus

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Slovakia to test whole country for coronavirus Slovakia to test whole country for coronavirus Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Slovak Prime Minister Igor Matovic said Saturday the eurozone member will test every resident ages 10 and up for the coronavirus, amid an uptick in infections. “Testing will be free of charge,” …

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Rural Midwest hospitals struggling to handle virus surge

Rural Midwest hospitals struggling to handle virus surge

Rural Midwest hospitals struggling to handle virus surge Rural Midwest hospitals struggling to handle virus surge Children scramble for candy during a homecoming parade on Friday Oct. 16, 2020, in Wessington Springs, S.D. The parade had to be postponed due to a coronavirus outbreak that killed five residents of the …

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DR Congo’s latest Ebola outbreak ‘under control’

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DR Congo’s latest Ebola outbreak ‘under control’ DR Congo’s latest Ebola outbreak ‘under control’ Credit: CC0 Public Domain The latest Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo is now under control, the man leading the fight against the disease said on Saturday. Fifty-three people have lost their lives since …

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Italy’s Lombardy region orders new anti-virus measures

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Italy’s Lombardy region orders new anti-virus measures Italy’s Lombardy region orders new anti-virus measures Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain The Italian region of Lombardy, the first European epicentre of the coronavirus pandemic, has ordered all bars to shut at midnight from Saturday as it battles a second wave of the disease. …

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Iran announces its virus death toll passes 30,000

Iran announces its virus death toll passes 30,000

Iran announces its virus death toll passes 30,000 Iran announces its virus death toll passes 30,000 In this Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, photo provided by the Iranian Health Ministry, medics tend to a COVID-19 patient at the Shohadaye Tajrish Hospital in Tehran, Iran. Iran is confronting a new surge of …

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In recovering COVID-19 patients, antibodies fade quickly

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In recovering COVID-19 patients, antibodies fade quickly In recovering COVID-19 patients, antibodies fade quickly Credit: CC0 Public Domain In the absence of approved, effective treatments for COVID-19, some hospitals have been treating patients with severe COVID symptoms with blood plasma from recovering patients. The blood of recovered patients contains antibodies …

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Stopping the virus and closing borders

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Stopping the virus and closing borders Stopping the virus and closing borders Credit: CC0 Public Domain Travel restrictions implemented early on in the pandemic have been crucial in slowing the spread of the coronavirus and keeping death rates low. A new study published by Ruud Koopmans, director at the WZB …

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Weekly infections explode in Europe

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Weekly infections explode in Europe Weekly infections explode in Europe Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain The number of coronavirus infections has continued to explode over the past week in Europe, but has declined in Latin America, the Middle East and Asia. A weekly roundup from AFP’s specialised database: Explosion in Europe …

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In Germany, anti-virus measures stumble in courts

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In Germany, anti-virus measures stumble in courts In Germany, anti-virus measures stumble in courts Credit: CC0 Public Domain A Berlin court on Friday overturned an order for restaurants and bars to close early, the latest in a slew of legal rulings upending measures taken by Germany’s national and local governments …

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