Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Portugal curbs travel after record virus deaths

Portugal on Thursday reported twin COVID records with 303 new deaths and 16,432 cases in a 24-hour period, prompting a decision to limit foreign travel to "special cases".

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Grasping exponential growth

The coronavirus outbreak offered the public a crash course in statistics, with terms like doubling time, logarithmic scales, R factor, rolling averages, and excess mortality now on everyone's tongue. However, simply having ...

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Germany orders partial lockdown to curb 'out of control' virus

Germany will go into a partial lockdown from Wednesday with non-essential shops and schools to close, as Europe's biggest economy battles to halt an "exponential growth" in coronavirus infections.

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Germany warns virus taking 'worrying' turn for worse

Germany's trend of new infections has taken a worrying turn, the head of its disease control agency said Thursday, as the death toll to date crossed the grim milestone of 20,000.

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Germany extends virus curbs to January 10: Merkel

Germany will keep its cultural and sporting facilities as well as restaurants and bars shut until January 10, Chancellor Angela Merkel said Wednesday, extending shutdown measures to curb transmission of the coronavirus.

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