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UK Tourists Returning From Spain Set To Face Two Week Quarantine (source — 25/07/2020 20:58:51

Ministers are set to remove Spain from the government’s list of safe countries to travel to after the European country saw a rise in Covid-19 cases, the PA news agency understands.The decision m...

Latvia unveils large statue honouring Covid-19 healthcare workers around world (source — 19/06/2020 12:29:06

Monument shows female medical professional in face mask and gloves with outstretched arms

Why are Google and Apple dictating how European democracies fight coronavirus? | Ieva Ilves (source — 16/06/2020 11:00:37

In Latvia we wanted to harness smartphone technology for contact tracing. We ran into a Silicon Valley-built brick wallCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe Covid-19 pandemic...

Partygoers celebrate as Iceland’s nightclubs reopen (source — 26/05/2020 02:50:11

REYKJAVIC: Iceland’s dancefloors once again pulsed to the beat as the country’s nightclubs reopened on Monday after a nine-week closure due to the coronavirus pandemic.At B5, a trendy high-end club in...

Which European countries are easing travel restrictions? (source — 18/05/2020 15:05:02

As several European countries reopen restaurants, bars, shops and some attractions, we round up lockdown easing measures and travel restrictions country-by-country The UK Foreign Office (FCO) is curre...

Vaccine hopes and economic woes as virus spreads (source — 16/05/2020 06:30:05

VIENNA: President Donald Trump voiced hope Friday that a coronavirus vaccine will be available by late 2020, cushioning dire US economic news as parts of Europe re-open despite fears of a second wave ...

'Baltic bubble' opens borders for free travel to boost economies (source — 15/05/2020 13:18:09

A "Baltic bubble" allowing free travel between Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia came into operation today in the latest attempt by European countries to help their economies rebound from the coronavirus ...

Trump threatens to cut China ties as virus toll tops 300,000 (source — 15/05/2020 10:30:00

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump (pix) threatened to cut ties with China over its role in the spread of the coronavirus, as the global death toll from the disease topped 300,000.Despite fears of ...

Coronavirus: Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania to establish Baltic 'travel bubble' as restrictions eased (source — 07/05/2020 17:32:46

Baltic states agreed each 'had successfully managed the spread of Covid-19 and trust each other's health care systems'

Climate action under duress: how Dutch were forced into emissions cuts (source — 04/05/2020 12:16:46

Measures taken in response to court ruling have yet to face much dissent, partly owing to coronavirusLast month the Dutch government announced a bold set of climate policies designed to reduce annual ...

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