The human cost of India’s coronavirus fake news

Fake or misleading news can have a real impact on those who find themselves the targets. This has been a particular problem in India during the coronavirus pandemic, where reliable sources of news are frequently drowned out by unverified information online. False information has had serious consequences for minority communities as well as some business sectors such as the meat

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Travellers set up camp at coronavirus drive-thru test site forcing it to SHUT – and public have to go 7 miles away

CORONAVIRUS testing was abandoned at a centre in Watford yesterday when travellers set up a camp in a car park. The drive-through testing centre at Watford Leisure Centre had been opened on Thursdays and Sunday. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates But it was closed yesterday after travellers set up a camp on the

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Two more asylum seekers on Lesbos diagnosed with coronavirus

There are now four recorded infections on the island which hosts thousands of migrants in overcrowded camps. Two asylum seekers who have recently arrived on Greece’s island of Lesbos, home to the country’s largest migrant camp, have tested positive for coronavirus, migration ministry sources said on Friday. The cases, which double the island’s COVID-19 infection tally to four, were among 70

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Sweden’s refusal to enter coronavirus lockdown leaving schools and pubs open ‘will lead to catastrophe’, doctors warn – The Sun

SWEDEN'S refusal to go into coronavirus lockdown is leading the country towards catastrophe, scientists have warned. Daily life is carrying on as normal despite the rest of Europe being in lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, with pubs, schools, restaurants and cinemas all still open. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates Sweden has so

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WHO raises global risk of coronavirus spread to ‘very high’

The World Health Organization has raised its risk assessment on COVID-19 to “very high,” the organization announced Friday. “We have now increased our assessment of the risk of spread and the risk of impact of COVID-19 to very high at a global level,” WHO director-general Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said at a press conference. This is the highest risk assessment

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Coronavirus: Some ‘vulnerable’ Canadian diplomatic staff, dependants evacuated from China

Canada has evacuated some “vulnerable” diplomatic staff and their families from China in the wake of the coronavirus that has claimed 213 lives. Global Affairs Canada confirmed that it authorized a “limited departure” of employees and dependants on Jan. 29, as was first reported by the Globe and Mail. They were evacuated due to the lack of medical services for

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