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New Zealand eases virus controls, eyes elimination

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern moved most of New Zealand to the lowest virus alert setting Monday, saying the country was edging towards eliminating COVID-19.

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Millions back at school in Europe as cases pass four million

Millions of mask-wearing European children returned to school on Tuesday with governments determined to get pupils back in class despite still-rising coronavirus infections which surged over four million across the continent ...

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Wuhan, Ground Zero for coronavirus epidemic, re-opens all schools

Students in face masks returned to class Tuesday in Wuhan, the central Chinese city where the coronavirus first emerged last year, as the city opened schools and kindergartens for the first time in seven months.

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New study reveals blueprint for getting out of COVID-19 lockdown

Relaxing stay-at-home orders and allowing some types of non-essential businesses such as shops to reopen are the lowest risk measures to get the UK and other European countries out of lockdown, according to research from ...

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Turkey orders four-day curfew in major cities

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced a four-day lockdown from Thursday in Istanbul and 30 other major cities as part of measures to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus.

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UK lockdown: Four experts explain how to end it

Italy, Spain and Austria are taking the first tentative steps out of lockdown, with Germany soon to follow. In Italy, forestry workers and IT manufacturers are back at work, while Austria is re-opening parks and small shops. ...

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Point of contagion: Mass gatherings and the coronavirus

Congregations of a secretive South Korean sect, an assembly of French evangelists and major European football matches: as the new coronavirus radiated across the planet it seeded clusters of infections at mass gatherings ...

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Understanding social distancing and how it helps

Social distancing is the least restrictive means to contain a pandemic. But considering the widespread misunderstanding about the term, it makes sense to start with what social distancing is not.

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