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Virus takes toll on mental health of Europe's medics

Steve, a paramedic in northeast England, contracted the coronavirus two months ago. Then his wife fell ill. Both recovered but throughout they were concerned about passing it on to their two young sons.

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Russia reports 101 medic deaths from virus

Russia said Tuesday that at least 101 medics have died from coronavirus in the first such official announcement, while an online tally compiled by doctors gives a far higher figure.

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Brazil stands by hydroxychloroquine despite WHO

Brazil's health ministry said Monday it would not change its recommendation to treat coronavirus with hydroxychloroquine, despite the World Health Organization deciding to suspend trials of the drug over safety concerns.

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WHO stops hydroxychloroquine trials over safety concerns

The WHO suspended trials of the drug that Donald Trump has promoted as a coronavirus defence, fuelling concerns about the US president's handling of the pandemic that has killed nearly 100,000 Americans.

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Spain revises virus death toll down by nearly 2,000

Spain's government on Monday revised downward the country's death toll from the coronavirus by nearly 2,000, bringing the total number of deaths recorded to 26,834.

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France's daily virus toll dips to 83, no sign of second wave

The number of coronavirus deaths registered in France over the last 24 hours dipped to 83 on Thursday, as a top doctor said he was not seeing a second wave of infections despite the country easing its lockdown.

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Denmark speeds up reopening as virus spread slows

Museums and zoos began reopening in Denmark on Thursday, as the country decided to accelerate its exit from lockdown and health officials said the spread of the new coronavirus was slowing.

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Brazil recommends chloroquine to treat even mild COVID-19 cases

Brazil's health ministry recommended Wednesday using chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine to treat even mild cases of COVID-19, treatments President Jair Bolsonaro has pushed for despite a lack of conclusive evidence of their ...

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Spain govt seeks 2-week extension of lockdown

Spain's government on Tuesday said it would seek parliament's approval to extend the state of emergency by another fortnight, until June 7, even as the number of new coronavirus cases keeps falling.

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France revises down coronavirus death toll

France on Tuesday adjusted downwards its death toll for the coronavirus as a result of revisions to how fatalities are registered in nursing homes.

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