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Switzerland should tighten coronavirus restrictions again, government advisor says

Switzerland should tighten restrictions to curb the coronavirus again following a recent spike in cases, in order to prevent the need for much harsher lockdown…

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Food waste increases in UK as coronavirus restrictions ease

Household food waste in the UK has increased by nearly a third as coronavirus lockdown restrictions have been eased and could spiral further, new research…

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Opinion: Don’t take unnecessary risks, a second coronavirus wave is definitely coming!

We have paid a steep price to get Sars-CoV-2 infection rates down to a manageable level. We could jeopardize everything we’ve achieved if we don’t…

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German sniffer dogs show promise at detecting coronavirus

Scientists at the University of Veterinary Medicine Hanover have found that trained sniffer dogs could be used to detect COVID-19 in human samples with a…

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Africa facing coronavirus ‘acceleration,’ WHO warns

The WHO said South Africa’s outbreak, which accounts for 61% of the continent’s pandemic burden, could be a “precursor” for the region. Kenya, Zambia and…

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EU tries to save virus aid plan as global deaths surge

EU leaders will resume their fractious summit on Monday to save an $860-billion coronavirus aid plan, hoping to offset some of the economic destruction unleashed…

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Coronavirus: Cyprus warns against infected migrants illegally crossing into the EU

Asylum-seekers infected with coronavirus could be seeping through the porous cease-fire line in the ethnically divided Mediterranean island of Cyprus, the country’s health minister warned…

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Sweden tops EU for new cases but says virus is slowing

Sweden, whose softer approach to fighting the novel coronavirus drew global attention, has one of the EU’s highest rates of new cases but authorities say…

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Big U.S. banks predict more economic pain from coronavirus

Three of the largest U.S. banks said on Tuesday they had set aside a whopping $28 billion for loan losses, in a stark reminder that…

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Coronavirus: Catalonia makes masks mandatory in public

Spain’s autonomous region of Catalonia has made face masks mandatory in public for all those aged over five after a surge in new cases of…

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