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Coronavirus 28-01-2021

Germany sends medical experts to Portugal as hospitals face COVID-19 crisis

Hospitals in Lisbon flooded with COVID-19 patients are at risk of failing to meet soaring demand for oxygen, the head of Portugal's doctors association said as Germany sent military medics to the country to evaluate how they can help.
Coronavirus 15-01-2021

German virus cases top 2 million, Merkel urges tougher lockdown

Germany's total coronavirus cases topped two million on Friday (15 January), as Chancellor Angela Merkel pushed for a "significant" tightening of restrictions to slow the infection rate.
Economy & Jobs 14-01-2021

German economy braces for second wave impact

Official data Thursday (14 January) are expected to show that the German economy weathered the pandemic better than many nations last year, partly thanks to its resilient manufacturers, but a virus resurgence is fuelling concern for 2021.
Coronavirus 01-12-2020

WHO urges countries to ‘look very, very carefully’ at ski season plans

The World Health Organisation (WHO) urged nations on Monday (30 November) to carefully consider the coming ski season's risks, as Switzerland runs lifts and Austria mulls following suit while Germany, Italy and France shutter mountain operations to slow the pandemic.
Coronavirus 26-11-2020

Off the pistes: Germany seeks to keep EU ski resorts shut

Germany will seek a deal with European partners to close ski slopes through to early January due to coronavirus, setting it on a collision course with resort operators and Austria ahead of the crucial Christmas holiday season.
Coronavirus 23-11-2020

Spain PM says virus battle plan ‘is working’

Spain's strategy to curb a rise in coronavirus infections "is working", Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez said Sunday (22 November) as he unveiled details of plans to vaccinate much of the population next year.
Economy & Jobs 19-11-2020

Row over rule of law infects EU virus summit

Hungary and Poland’s opposition to Brussels’ oversight over the rule of law will be top of the EU summit agenda Thursday (19 November), sidelining efforts to tackle the coronavirus epidemic. EU member states had planned to share the lessons learned...
Coronavirus 12-11-2020

Spain to demand negative COVID test for air travellers from high-risk countries

Spain will from 23 November demand a negative coronavirus test taken within 72 hours for air travellers arriving from countries with a high risk of contracting COVID-19, the Health Ministry said on Wednesday (11 November).
Coronavirus 10-11-2020

Vaccine ‘milestone’ hailed as global Covid cases soar

One of the teams racing to develop a coronavirus vaccine announced Monday (9 November) its drug had shown 90% effectiveness, sending markets soaring and raising hopes of an end to the worst pandemic in a century.
Politics 04-11-2020

EU to hold another video summit on pandemic

EU leaders will hold a new video summit on 19 November to discuss responses to the coronavirus pandemic impacting their citizens' health and national economies, the European Council said Tuesday (3 November).
Coronavirus 02-11-2020

France faces lockdown resistance as small shops pay the price

The French government promised on Sunday (1 November) to protect the nation's beloved independent shops that fear losing their business to international giants, such as Amazon, as it sought to quell opposition to a new coronavirus lockdown.
Health 30-10-2020

Polish PM urges end to abortion protests ‘to protect elderly from coronavirus’

Poland's Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki appealed to abortion rights activists on Thursday (29 October) to halt mass protests, saying they would fuel more coronavirus infections and threaten the elderly.
Coronavirus 30-10-2020

EU to fund transfer of COVID-19 patients across borders to prevent hospitals collapse

The European Union will finance the transfer of patients across borders within the bloc to prevent hospitals from getting overwhelmed as COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations spike in the continent.
Coronavirus 29-10-2020

New EU programme mobilises ‘healthcare army’ as second wave approaches

The leading association of intensive care professionals in Europe is launching a preparation course to train healthcare professionals in intensive care skills, helping to better prepare doctors and alleviate some of the stress during this intense period 
Coronavirus 29-10-2020

EU leaders seek common ground on COVID tests as virus spreads

EU leaders aim to make progress on common testing and vaccination strategies at a video conference on Thursday (29 October) and step up coordination in fighting the fast-expanding COVID-19 pandemic, officials said.
Economy & Jobs 29-10-2020

ECB to pave way for more stimulus as recession fears grow

The European Central Bank is expected to resist pressure to unveil fresh stimulus measures on Thursday (29 October) but it will likely pave the way for action in December as fresh restrictions aimed at containing the coronavirus pandemic fuel fears over a new recession.
Coronavirus 28-10-2020

Ahead of COVID summit, Council chief calls for coordination to avoid a ‘tragedy’

European Council President Charles Michel on Tuesday (27 October) urged member states to adopt the quicker antigen coronavirus testing method, common rules on virus management and to avoid vaccine "chaos".
Coronavirus 27-10-2020

Wave of new COVID-19 cases crashes across US and Europe as winter looms

The United States, Russia, France and many other countries are setting records for coronavirus infections as a tidal wave of cases washes over parts of the Northern Hemisphere, forcing some countries to impose new curbs.
Coronavirus 27-10-2020

Anger over Italy virus rules as curfews enforced around Europe

Italian officials faced a backlash on Monday (26 October) after imposing coronavirus restrictions aimed at "saving Christmas" as other hard-hit countries enforced curfews in a bid to avoid fresh national lockdowns.
Coronavirus 23-10-2020

Germany warns against travel to ski regions in Austria, Switzerland, Italy

Germany has issued travel warnings for popular ski regions in Austria, Italy and Switzerland, scrambling to contain the spread of the coronavirus as new infection numbers rose above 10,000 a day for the first time.
Economy & Jobs 22-10-2020

Over half Europe’s small firms fear for survival, survey finds

Over half the small and medium-sized companies which together provide jobs for two-thirds of European workers fear for their survival in the coming 12 months, according to a survey released by management consultancy McKinsey on Thursday (22 October).
Coronavirus 21-10-2020

Viktor Orbán under fire as virus second wave bites

As the second coronavirus wave bites, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán -- who shut the borders in September -- is holding back on tougher measures such as a lockdown, despite growing criticism of his response.
Coronavirus 15-10-2020

Paris goes under curfew as Europe ramps up virus restrictions

France on Wednesday (14 October) became the latest European country to toughen anti-coronavirus measures, imposing a curfew in Paris and eight other cities from Saturday, while Germany and Ireland also ramped up restrictions.
Coronavirus 01-10-2020

Spain to put entire capital under partial lockdown

With coronavirus cases spreading like wildfire, the entire city of Madrid is to be put under partial lockdown, Spain's government said Wednesday (30 September) as it stepped up measures to fight the epidemic.