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Italy in the time of coronavirus

More than a month after the first confirmed cases of coronavirus were recorded in Europe, Italy has quickly become the Western world’s worst-hit country,...

WHO director-general criticises countries for lack of commitment to stop COVID-19 outbreak

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus condemned the efforts made by some countries in dealing with the worldwide COVID-19 outbreak. Tedros showed concerns over the actions...

Italy asks for extension of CAP deadlines due to coronavirus

Italy has asked the EU Commission for postponing of some of Common Agricultural Policy’s administrative procedures to relieve Italian farmers impacted by the coronavirus...

G7 finance ministers, central bankers ‘ready’ to address Coronavirus

Finance ministers and central bank chiefs from the Group of Seven (G7) countries agreed to hold talks today about the coronavirus outbreak that has...

Twitter tells staff to work from home due to virus fears

Twitter told its more than 4,800 employees around the world to work from home, amid fears of the spread of the coronavirus outbreak. “Beginning today,...

COVID-19: Commission launches 'Corona response team'

As the number of confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Europe is on the rise and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control has...

The benefits of hysteria

The epidemic of the COVID-19 is a fact, as are seasonal influenzas of various types that affect large amounts of people during winter, every...

France braces for coronavirus epidemic, Macron warns

French president Emmanuel Macron said Thursday that the country was preparing for a spike in the number of coronavirus cases. "We are facing a crisis,...

Germany at start of coronavirus epidemic

Germany’s health minister said Wednesday that the country was “at the beginning of an epidemic”, just a few days after the number of people...

WHO calls on EU for Coronavirus pandemic preparedness

The World Health Organisation's (WHO) regional Director in Europe, Hans Kluge has called on European countries to be in a "phase of preparedness" for...

Brazil reports first case of Coronavirus in South America

The Brazilian Ministry of Health confirmed the country’s first case of COVID-19 (popularly known as coronavirus) during a press conference on Wednesday, February 26. The...

France reports first coronavirus death, as epidemic spreads in Europe

The French Health Ministry reported that a 60-year-old man died of a COVID-19 (popularly known as coronavirus) infection overnight on Wednesday, February 26 in...

Internet giants fight spread of coronavirus disinformation

Internet companies are stepping up their fight against the spread of disinformation about the coronavirus, after new cases and fatalities outside China have seen...

Mallinckrodt reaches $1.6b opioid settlement

Drugmaker Mallinckrodt announced it has a tentative $1.6 billion deal to settle lawsuits over its role in the United States’ opioid crisis. The deal aims...

Greece reports first Coronavirus case

A 38-year-old woman in Thessaloniki is the first confirmed case of Coronavirus in Greece, according to a Health Ministry spokesperson. The woman, who had recently...

Italy may miss on budget targets over coronavirus outbreak

Italy's deputy economy minister Laura Castelli said Tuesday that the EU should leave Italy more room on its budget targets as the country’s struggle...

Stock market plummets amid coronavirus fears

In just a few days, coronavirus cases have risen rapidly across the world, despite the World Health Organization saying the spread has slowed in...

WHO warns of pandemic risk as coronavirus cases grow

The World Health Organization head Tedros Adhanom has issued a warning to the international community that most countries need to brace for a “potential...

COVID-19: EU advances efforts to tackle outbreak, pledges €232 million aid

EU's Health Chief, Stella Kyriakides and Commissioner for Crisis Management Janez Lenarčič announced on Monday that €232 million will be allocated by the European...

Iran announces 50 dead from coronavirus in city of Qom

50 people have died in the Iranian city of Qom from the new coronavirus this month, local media reported on Monday. Just a few hours...

International fears grow with rise of coronavirus deaths outside China

New cases and fatalities from the new coronavirus outbreak outside China have seen a major spike, days after the World Health Organization has warned...

An academic’s view of the coronavirus

Two months after the coronavirus outbreak began in the Chinese city of Wuhan, the deadly pathogen has gone on to claim the lives of...

France confirms first coronavirus death outside Asia

France on Saturday reported the first coronavirus death outside Asia. The victim was an 80-year-old Chinese tourist who was initially turned away by two...

Xi Jinping knew about the coronavirus outbreak nearly two weeks before going public

China’s strongman, Communist leader Xi Jinping knew of the outbreak of the coronavirus in the city of Wuhan almost two weeks prior to publicly...

Commission calls on Romania, Greece and Malta to adopt national air pollution control programmes

Romania, Greece and Malta need to adopt their first national air pollution control programmes to limit their annual emissions, according to a warning issued by the...

WHO convenes experts to develop coronavirus drugs, vaccines

The World Health Organization gathered 400 scientists yesterday for a two-day meeting, in an effort to speed the development of tests, treatments and vaccines...

EU's health chief Kyriakides meets China's ambassador to the EU for updates on Coronavirus

While the number of confirmed cases of human-to-human transmission of Coronavirus still remains low across the bloc, the EU's health chief, Stella Kyriakides met on...

Europe’s plan to beat cancer

Every year 3.5 million people across Europe are diagnosed with cancer, but their chances of survival depend on their location. The Commission hopes to...

WHO appeals for $675m to fight coronavirus

The World Health Organisation called for US$675 million in donations for a plan to fight the coronavirus, mainly through investment in countries considered at...

Coronavirus threatens EU-China investment deal

The EU Chamber of Commerce in China has warned that striking an EU-China investment deal in 2020 is under threat because of the coronavirus...

Belgium confirms first case of coronavirus

A Belgian person has tested positive for the coronavirus, the country’s health officials said today. The person is the country's first case of coronavirus,...

Europeans flee China amid coronavirus outbreak

A second French-chartered airliner flew from China to Europe, carrying 300 evacuees, including citizens of France, Belgium, Denmark, the Netherlands, Slovakia, Czech Republic and...

EU mobilises €10 million for Coronavirus outbreak research

The European Commission announced on Friday it will grant €10 million for research into Coronavirus, from its research and innovation programme, Horizon 2020, amid intensification of...

Coronavirus death toll reaches 259

The death toll of the 2019-nCoV, known as the coronavirus, rose to at least 259, with nearly 12,000 confirmed cases. Most of the cases...

US to evacuate Americans in Wuhan as coronavirus death toll hits 213

The coronavirus death toll rose to at least 213. Scientists estimate more than 75,000 people could be infected in the epicenter of the outbreak,...

Addressing Europe’s lung cancer challenges

With 1 out of 5 of all cancer deaths in Europe caused by lung cancer, a study carried out by the Economist Intelligence Unit...

First case of coronavirus confirmed in Finland

The first case of coronavirus has been confirmed in Finland. The patient is is a 32-year-old female tourist from Wuhan, who arrived in Finland...

WHO holds emergency meeting as coronavirus death toll hits 170

The World Health Organisation’s director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus announced the WHO’s emergency committee would meet today to discuss the coronavirus outbreak. He had just...

World prepares as deadly coronavirus likely to spread

China’s death toll from the new coronavirus rose to 132, including the first death in the country’s capital, Beijing. The deadly flu-like virus was...

Asian stocks fall as China virus rattles markets

Global stocks and oil dropped on 27 January after China warned that the new coronavirus was spreading fast. The country extended its Lunar New...

First case of coronavirus in Germany confirmed

Germany has confirmed its first case of the deadly flu-like coronavirus that broke out in the Chinese city of Wuhan, where the death toll...

The road ahead for the Green Deal

Becoming the world's first carbon-neutral bloc by 2050 requires more than mobilising €1 trillion in sustainable investments over the next decade. If Europe wants...

Many countries likely to miss global education and nutrition goals

Despite global progress in education access and participation as well as in the tackling of malnutrition, current trajectories in many countries show that the...

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