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Coronavirus: Second Greek migrant facility quarantined

Image copyright AFP Image caption Poor conditions in the camps mean the virus could spread quickly A second migrant facility in Greece has entered quarantine after a resident tested positive for coronavirus. It comes three days after a similar facility, where 23 asylum seekers were found to be infected, was …

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Romans-sur-Isère: France launches terror probe after knife attack

Image copyright AFP Image caption Police suspect there may have been a terrorist motive behind the attack in Romans-sur-Isère Two people have been killed and five wounded in a knife attack in south-east France, in what the interior minister called a terrorist incident. Witnesses said the attacker entered a tobacconist …

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Coronavirus: Why Dutch lockdown may be a high-risk strategy

Image copyright Anna Holligan Image caption Trams are all but empty, but under the Dutch lockdown not everything is shut The Netherlands has tried to adopt an “intelligent lockdown”, but the infection is spreading rapidly and it has one of the world’s highest mortality rates from the pandemic. The Dutch …

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Coronavirus: Slovakia to test Roma community

Image copyright Getty Image caption Roma communities in Slovakia face high levels of deprivation Slovakia is to begin testing members of the Roma community for coronavirus on Friday. The government announced the measures on Monday, saying that around 1,500 Roma had returned to the sites from abroad. The testing will …

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Coronavirus: Europe’s care homes struggle as deaths rise

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption This Naples nursing home was evacuated on Thursday in an attempt to stop the virus spreading As nursing and care homes across Europe battle to stop the spread of Covid-19 among the elderly, France has revealed 884 residents have succumbed to the virus since …

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Coronavirus: More than 10,000 lives lost in Spain

Image copyright EPA Image caption A priest conducts a funeral in Pamplona – only relatives were allowed to attend Spain has passed another grim coronavirus milestone after the number of deaths exceeded 10,000. The country, the second-worst hit in terms fatalities, has also lost nearly 900,000 jobs. The US, too, …

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‘Deep concern’ over coronavirus emergency powers

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Hungary was not singled out but there has been widespread condemnation of the sweeping powers handed to the prime minister A group of 13 EU member states have said they are “deeply concerned” about the use of emergency measures to tackle the coronavirus outbreak. …

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