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Summer holidays to Europe may be back on next month via ‘air bridges’ as Portugal tells Brits ‘no quarantine needed’ (source — www.thesun.co.uk) 30/05/2020 16:36:24

SUMMER holidays to Europe could be back on next month via “air bridges” – as Portugal tells Brits they will not be quarantined. Countries being mooted as potential destinations under...

Coronavirus: Italy's Tower of Pisa reopens after three months shut (source — www.bbc.co.uk) 30/05/2020 15:47:49

Only 15 at a time will be allowed up the tourist attraction, and they will have to wear masks.

Queen’s Brian May reveals he had life-threatening heart attack (source — www.dailytelegraph.com.au) 30/05/2020 07:58:47

Queen guitarist Brian May has revealed his brush with death after a heart attack earlier this month. The 72-year-old said he was shocked to discover he needed surgery after he was rushed to hospital...

Brazil Covid-19 death toll hits 27,878, surpassing hard-hit Spain (source — www.thesundaily.my) 30/05/2020 04:38:14

RIO DE JANEIRO: Brazil on Friday reached 27,878 coronavirus deaths, official figures showed, surpassing the toll of hard-hit Spain and making it the country with the fifth-highest number of fatalities...

Italy adds 87 virus deaths, 516 new cases (source — www.news.com.au) 30/05/2020 01:55:02

Deaths from the COVID-19 epidemic in Italy have climbed by 87, against 70 the day before, the Civil Protection Agency says while the daily tally of new cases fell to 516 from 593 on the prior day.

Lombardy remains a Covid-19 hot spot with Italy set to open regional borders (source — www.independent.ie) 29/05/2020 18:44:45

As Italy decides whether to open regional borders as planned next week, hard-hit Lombardy remains an outlier.

How coronavirus changed the BRAIN of a 25-year-old patient who lost her sense of smell (source — ) 29/05/2020 18:42:56

A radiographer in Italy started working with coronavirus patients, had a cough for one day, then lost her sense of smell. MRI scans of her brain showed how the virus inflamed olfactory regions.

Desperate vineyard owners fly in Romanian pickers by PRIVATE JET to save their harvest in Italy (source — ) 29/05/2020 18:19:23

Vineyards across Italy rely on foreign fruit pickers from Eastern Europe and Africa in the summer, but the coronavirus crisis has meant few have been able to travel to the country for the work.

Virus tolls surge in Americas as Europe re-opens (source — www.thesundaily.my) 29/05/2020 11:30:35

WASHINGTON: The death toll from the coronavirus spiked again in the United States, and Latin America’s pandemic crisis deepened, as Europe’s re-opening from lockdown grew bolder by the day.Grim figure...

My Half Siblings Found Me On 23andMe. I Wasn't Prepared For What Happened Next (source — www.huffingtonpost.co.uk) 29/05/2020 08:00:01

When I first found out at age 19 that I was adopted, my life turned into a telenovela. I was no longer my parents’ perfect little Italian daughter but a Colombian adoptee, raised to know nothing...

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Helpful information

How to prevent coronavirus disease and stop the spread of germs
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
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In more severe cases:
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