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UK COVID variant not more dangerous than original, say studies

The new strain of coronavirus first identified in England is more infectious but not more dangerous than the original COVID-19,…

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Europe’s COVID-19 deaths top 1 million as pandemic hits ‘critical point’

Europe’s coronavirus deaths on Monday passed the one-million mark as the World Health Organization warned that the pandemic had reached…

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Germany’s COVID-19 cases top 3 million amid calls for tighter restrictions

Germany has registered more than 3 million coronavirus cases since the pandemic began, according to figures released Monday by the…

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International Roma Day: Has Europe’s largest ethnic minority been forgotten over COVID vaccines?

NGOs are calling on European Union countries to ramp up efforts to vaccinate the Roma community, seen as particularly vulnerable…

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AstraZeneca: France says under 55s to receive different second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine

France’s health authority has recommended that adults under 55 who received a first dose of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine should receive…

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Norway’s PM Erna Solberg fined €2k for breaking her own government’s COVID rules

Norway’s prime minister Erna Solberg has been fined for breaching her own government’s COVID-19 restrictions. Solberg planned a meal with…

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COVID-19: 20 arrested in anti-measures protests in Finland, Denmark & Norway

Twenty people were arrested in Finland on Saturday as they protesters against measures to fight COVID-19, with similar demonstrations also…

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Germany: Far-right AfD attempts to bridge divisions before September election

The far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party decided on Saturday it would not yet choose its candidates for the country’s…

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EU medicines regulator launches blood clots probe related to Johnson & Johnson vaccine

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) says it has launched a review into a possible link between blood clots and the…

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COVID vaccine rollout: Which country in Europe is leading the race?

The UK leading the rest of Europe In terms of the absolute number of vaccinations, the United Kingdom, which approved…

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COVID vaccine: EU received only half of AstraZeneca doses it was meant to this week

AstraZeneca only delivered half of the doses it was scheduled to ship to European Union member states this week, the…

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Europe’s week: AstraZeneca jab troubles and Turkey’s diplomacy mistake

AstraZeneca’s woes continued this week after the European Medicines Agency (EMA) said there is a “possible link” between the company’s…

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Lockdown and vaccine drive saw UK COVID cases drop 60% in March, says study

The number of new COVID-19 infections in Britain dropped by 60 per cent in March as lockdown measures and mass…

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Turkey and Russia have highest incarceration rate, says Council of Europe report

Turkey and Russia are the two countries with the highest incarceration rates, according to a new report by the Council…

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Germany to discuss potential Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine purchase with Russia

Germany’s health minister Jens Spahn announced on Thursday that his country would engage in discussions with Russia for an eventual…

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COVID-19 prompts life expectancy to fall in a majority of EU countries

Life expectancy at birth fell in the majority of European Union member states last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic,…

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Czechs have fourth new health minister in a year amid COVID-19 fallout

A third Czech health minister has been fired since the start of the coronavirus pandemic last year. Jan Blatny, who…

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Denmark among first in Europe to introduce COVID pass scheme

Denmark launched a COVID-19 “passport” scheme on Tuesday that will help to allow non-essential businesses to reopen to customers. The…

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France and Spain ramp up COVID-19 vaccinations as cases surge

France and Spain were on Tuesday ramping up their vaccination drives as the number of infections continues to surge. The…

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Hungary to ease lockdown despite COVID-19 surge

Hungary will start easing lockdown restrictions on Wednesday after inoculating more than a quarter of its population with at least…

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Oxford University suspends AstraZeneca vaccine trial on children

Oxford University announced on Tuesday that it was suspending a trial of the Covid-19 vaccine that it developed with AstraZeneca…

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Bulgarian PM Borissov set for tough coalition talks after splintered election

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov’s centre-right GERB party was leading results of the country’s parliamentary election on Monday with an…

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Portugal reopens schools, cafes and museums in easing of COVID-19 restrictions

Portugal has begun easing its COVID-19 restrictions as part of the country’s second phase of a gradual decontamination plan. 500,000…

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Norwegian ‘caught trying to dodge quarantine’ by skiing over border

A Norwegian returning home tried to evade quarantine rules by skiing over the Norway-Sweden border. But the attempt did not…

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French ministers accused of dining at secret restaurants during pandemic restrictions

French authorities have opened an investigation after a TV documentary accused unnamed government ministers of dining in secret restaurants in…

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Bulgarian PM Borissov ahead in exit polls but loses ground to protest parties

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov’s right-wing GERB party was leading exit polls on Monday morning with an estimated 25% of…

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France enters partial lockdown as hospital pressure reaches new highs

France on Sunday entered a four-week partial lockdown nationwide as pressure on hospitals continued to rise amid a deadly third…

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North Korean COVID restrictions lead to ‘exodus of foreign diplomats’

Most foreign diplomatic missions in North Korea have closed because of the harsh coronavirus restrictions, the Russian embassy in Pyongyang…

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How many vaccine doses have arrived in EU countries and how do they get there?

More than 85 million coronavirus vaccine doses have been distributed by vaccine manufacturers to EU and EEA countries and millions…

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German president calls for unity amid COVID-19 ‘crisis of trust’

Germany’s president urged his fellow citizens to “pull together” on Saturday, noting the country was enduring a “crisis of trust”…

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COVID-19 infections and deaths in Europe – latest data

Here is the latest data on COVID-19. If you’re having trouble viewing the infographics, please click here. This regularly updated…

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Christians celebrate muted Easter for second year running amid COVID pandemic restrictions

Christians around the world have been celebrating a muted Easter for the second time in the midst of the COVID-19…

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MPs and peers in rebel alliance to oppose UK’s vaccine passport plans

A rare cross-party rebellion is underway in the United Kingdom after more than 70 MPs and peers signed a joint…

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Dutch government will allow 3,500 to attend Eurovision in COVID trial

Up to 3,500 people will be able to attend this year’s Eurovision Song Contest as part of a trial to…

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Hungary: Let us into hospitals to show real picture of COVID-19, say media outlets

Media in Hungary say a government ban on them from talking to medical staff or reporting from hospitals is putting…

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Emmanuel Macron chose a ‘third way’ to fight COVID. France is not convinced

French President Emmanuel Macron has taken great pride in choosing a so-called “third way” to tackle the resurgence of the…

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COVID vaccine rollout ‘unbearably slow’ in Europe as cases rise, warns WHO

The rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine in Europe is “unacceptably slow” as the number of new cases across the region…

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COVID vaccine rollout: Which country in Europe is leading the race?

What percentage of the population is fully vaccinated? While the UK is way ahead of the rest of Europe on…

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Single dose Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine to be delivered in EU from April 19

Johnson & Johnson’s single dose COVID-19 vaccine will first be delivered in European countries on April 19.. The vaccine was…

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Macron set to give address about France’s worrying COVID-19 outbreak

Emmanuel Macron is set to deliver a national address as hospitals in France are saturated with COVID-19 cases. The French…

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World leaders call for WHO treaty to prepare for future pandemics

Around two dozen world leaders have called for a new international treaty on preparing for future pandemics in an editorial…

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Angela Merkel questions German perfectionism while urging states to issue tougher measures

German Chancellor Angela Merkel criticised some regional coronavirus restrictions, expressing frustration with state governors that have resisted issuing tougher measures.…

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COVID-19: Portugal tightens border restrictions with other EU member states

On Monday, the Portuguese government extended and tightened border restrictions along with other European Union member states as the continent…

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How The Latest Lung Cancer Screening Guidelines Impact Women, Race, Addiction And Covid-19

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the United States. But updated screening … [+] guidelines could…

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