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Coronavirus live news: Germany reports over 1,400 new cases in a day; India sees record daily rise (source — 13/08/2020 14:48:21

Germany says jump shows ‘unsettling trend’; India’s infections grow by nearly 67,000 in one day; global deaths climb towards 750,000‘They’ve jumped the gun’: scientists worry about Russia’s Covid-19 v...

Coronavirus discovered on frozen seafood packaging in China: report (source — 11/08/2020 20:52:41

The novel coronavirus was found on the packaging of frozen seafood shipped from Ecuador to China, according to a report. 

Coronavirus live news: no sign of infection slowing across Americas; UK records 110 new deaths (source — 21/07/2020 19:46:53

€750bn EU Covid-19 recovery plan agreed in early morning talks; Trump to resume daily briefings; two Brazil ministers test positiveEU leaders agree spending and €750bn Covid-19 recovery plansUS failur...

Coronavirus: 'When coffins lined the streets of my hometown' (source — 19/07/2020 02:07:52

Ecuadorean journalist Blanca Moncada was on the front line of the Covid-19 crisis in her town of Guayaquil.

Virus Tropical review – energetic, dazzling animated rite of passage (source — 10/06/2020 20:00:27

With nods to telenovelas and Persepolis, this animation, a film of Power Paola’s vivid graphic novel memoir of growing up in South America, is truly beautifulFar from being some Covid-19 cash-in, the ...

Coronavirus: Ecuador protests against cuts amid pandemic (source — 26/05/2020 05:55:13

The president announced the closure of seven state-owned companies last week, leading to job cuts.

Spain to reopen to tourists as South America named virus hotspot (source — 24/05/2020 04:12:22

MADRID: Spain said on Saturday it would let in foreign tourists and restart top league football in the coming weeks, accelerating Europe’s exit from strict coronavirus lockdowns, even as the disease c...

Coronavirus: PM Under Pressure To Sack Top Aide Dominic Cummings, And Four Other Stories You Need To Know (source — 23/05/2020 12:14:16

Get the latest on coronavirus. Sign up to the Daily Brief for news, explainers, how-tos, opinion and more.The PM is under intense pressure to sack his top aide Dominic Cummings after it emerged that h...

Cardboard hospital bed transforms into coffin when coronavirus patients die (source — 23/05/2020 10:53:47

Rodolfo Gomez, from Colombia, designed the bed-coffin combo after he saw disturbing images of coronavirus victims and other dead people being dumped in the streets of Guayaquil, Ecuador

First coronavirus case discovered in Ecuador's indigenous Amazon tribe: report (source — 18/05/2020 12:39:39

A member of one of Ecuador's indigenous Amazon tribes has become the first person tribesperson in the country to be infected with the coronavirus, health officials announced on Sunday.

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How to prevent coronavirus disease and stop the spread of germs
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