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How the free press worldwide is under threat (source — 28/05/2020 08:00:22

From Mexico to Malta, attacks on journalists and publishers have proved deadly to individuals and chilling to broader freedoms. And now Covid-19 is being used as an excuse to silence more voices. By G...

Experts pick the nicest beaches where you're least at risk of catching coronavirus  (source — 27/05/2020 18:59:55

Travel experts have revealed Europe's safest beaches to visit while avoiding coronavirus, with the top ten featuring Greece, Portugal, Malta and Germany.

Maybe People From Yorkshire Should Be Quarantined, MPs Suggest (source — 22/05/2020 17:30:34

Coronavirus has changed everything. Make sense of it all with the Waugh Zone, our evening politics briefing. Sign up now. People from Yorkshire pose a bigger coronavirus risk to Londoners th...

'We give you 30 minutes': Malta turns migrant boat away with directions to Italy (source — 20/05/2020 08:15:18

Survivors say an armed forces’ patrol vessel intercepted an overloaded dinghy, giving the refugees fuel and GPS coordinates for SicilyCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe Ar...

Covid-19 may push more asylum seekers to EU (source — 12/05/2020 12:20:36

BRUSSELS: The coronavirus lockdown has so far reduced the number of asylum seekers able to reach Europe, but the pandemic could lead to a bigger wave in future if it brings turmoil to the Middle East ...

Why did Ryanair stop refunds and start offering only vouchers? (source — 27/04/2020 09:25:10

At first it said it would give the money back, but then it said this would only be after the coronavirus crisisCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageWe booked Ryanair flights to ...

Coronavirus offers an excuse to close borders. That would be a mistake | Daniel Trilling (source — 26/04/2020 15:00:14

Clampdowns on refugees and the rhetoric of ‘We look after our own’ are no substitute for protection from the pandemicCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageFor almost six years no...

Malta says it can no longer rescue, accept migrants (source — 09/04/2020 23:09:45

Malta's government said the decision had been taken because its resources were stretched by the enforcement of measures to halt the spread of the coronavirus.

France to extend lockdown as virus deaths soar in Europe, US (source — 09/04/2020 04:21:24

PARIS: France said Wednesday it would extend a lockdown aimed at slowing the spread of the coronavirus as the death toll soared across Europe and the US - and experts warned the looming global recessi...

Veterinary scientist hailed for Faroe Islands' lack of Covid-19 deaths (source — 08/04/2020 15:06:50

Debes Christiansen adapted his salmon-testing lab to test for disease among humansCoronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage A scientist who adapted his veterinary lab to test for d...

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How to prevent coronavirus disease and stop the spread of germs
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Coronavirus symptoms
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In more severe cases:
  • Pneumonia
  • Severe acute respiratory syndrome
  • Kidney failure
  • Death