Rooftop movie entertains violent Venezuelan barrio during quarantine

CARACAS (Reuters) – The sprawling working-class area of Petare on the east side of Venezuela’s capital of Caracas has made headlines recently for brutal gang battles that raged for days despite a nationwide quarantine to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. But on Monday night, residents itching for activity after more than two months of lockdown placed chairs on their

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Irish PM says good chance social distancing rule can be relaxed

DUBLIN (Reuters) – Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar raised the prospect on Friday of halving social distancing rules from two metres to one if the rate of coronavirus infections comes down further in a potential boost to still shuttered restaurants and pubs. Facing one of the longest shutdowns in Europe, Ireland’s hospitality sector has called for the guidelines to be

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Scientists discover microbe that could stop malaria transmission

A new study shows that the Microsporidia MB microbe blocks malaria parasites from spreading in mosquitoes. Scientists have discovered a new microbe that protects mosquitoes from being infected by malaria, a finding that could be a significant breakthrough in the fight against the spread of the disease, which is spread to humans through mosquito bites. Research published on Monday by the

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Merkel: German states taking more responsibility for coronavirus steps

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany’s federal government is monitoring the coronavirus closely but practical responsibility lies increasingly with the 16 states, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday, warning care must be taken to avoid the virus spreading fast again. As the number of new coronavirus cases has fallen, Germany has eased strict measures introduced in mid-March to slow the spread of

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Dengue fever alarm: Warning issued over NEW panic – ‘Risk of outbreak’

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. As Spain begins to ease lockdown restrictions and starts to allow tourists to finally return to the country, health authorities are warning they must be “prepared for the prevention and control of new outbreaks”. Rosa Cano Portero,

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WHO says the Americas are new epicenter of coronavirus pandemic

BRASILIA (Reuters) – The World Health Organization (WHO) considers the Americas the new epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic, and now is not the time for countries to ease restrictions, officials said in a Tuesday briefing. Carissa Etienne, WHO director for the Americas and head of the Pan American Health Organization, said via videoconference that outbreaks were accelerating in countries such

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With suitcase and bikini emojis, Spain urges tourists back from July

MADRID/BARCELONA (Reuters) – Spain urged foreign holidaymakers on Monday to return from July as one of Europe’s strictest lockdowns eased, though tourism businesses were sceptical about salvaging the summer season. The world’s second-most visited nation closed its doors and beaches in March to handle the COVID-19 pandemic, later imposing a two-week quarantine on overseas visitors. But that requirement will be

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German government, regions tussle over reopening from lockdowns

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany’s central and regional governments were at odds on Monday over when and how far to ease contact distancing rules, with allies of Chancellor Angela Merkel warning that scrapping them risks unleashing a new wave of coronavirus infections. The row erupted after Bodo Ramelow, premier of the eastern state of Thuringia, said on Saturday he would scrap

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