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Brussels mulls regulatory action against fake news

Online platforms need to show more accountability, responsibility and transparency, the EU Commission said Thursday, as it presented its assessment of the effectiveness of the…

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In Indonesia, coronavirus floods Cisadane River with extra hazard: medical waste

For the residents along Indonesia’s Cisadane River, the coronavirus has brought not just deadly disease, but also a deluge of medical waste: a constant stream…

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Canada wants to be at ‘front of line’ for coronavirus vaccines, signs deals with Novavax and Johnson & Johnson

Canada reached an agreement in principle on Monday with both Novavax Inc (NVAX.O) and Johnson & Johnson (JNJ.N) for millions of doses of their experimental…

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German coalition agrees to extend coronavirus relief for economy

German coalition parties agreed on Tuesday to extend measures to cushion the effects of the coronavirus crisis on Europe’s biggest economy, including prolonging a short-time…

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Spain ready to send in troops to trace resurging coronavirus

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said on Tuesday that troops would be made available to help regions overcome a resurgence of the coronavirus, following Spain’s…

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WEF panel finds low risk of coronavirus for wastewater workers

A blue-ribbon panel of experts convened by the Water Environment Federation to evaluate safety of wastewater workers during the coronavirus pandemic concluded that occupational risk…

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Coronavirus: Exposure rate ‘similar’ in London and Stockholm

Exposure to Covid-19 is similar in Stockholm and London, based on antibody tests, despite different lockdown strategies, research suggests. Sweden chose to avoid a strict…

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EUR 128m EU funding for coronavirus research projects

The European Commission announced EUR 128 million of EU funding Tuesday for 23 new research projects involving 347 research teams from 40 countries in response…

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Starbucks reintroduces reusable cups to stores

Having reopened stores under Government guidance, Starbucks is enabling the use of reusable cups in a safe method. No shared touchpoints are in place between…

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Global coronavirus deaths exceed 700,000, one person dies every 15 seconds on average

The global death toll from COVID-19 surpassed 700,000 on Wednesday, according to a Reuters tally, with the United States, Brazil, India and Mexico leading the…

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