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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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WHO says 'aggressive' action needed in SEAsia to stop virus

The World Health Organization called for "aggressive" action in Southeast Asia to combat the fast-spreading coronavirus, warning Tuesday that some countries were heading towards community transmission of the deadly disease.

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Rwanda confirms first coronavirus case

Rwanda on Saturday confirmed its first case of the new coronavirus—an Indian citizen who arrived last week from Mumbai, the health ministry said.

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East European nations launch virus fightback

Slovakia and the Czech Republic on Thursday said they were closing borders to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus, while Latvia and Lithuania closed schools and banned mass gatherings.

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'This is not a drill': WHO urges world to take virus more seriously

World health officials have warned that countries are not taking the coronavirus crisis seriously enough, as outbreaks surged across Europe and in the United States where medical workers sounded warnings over a "disturbing" ...

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Greece closes schools, bars gatherings in three regions

Greece on Thursday closed schools and universities while cancelling sports events and other public gatherings in three western regions as infections from the new coronavirus rose to ten.

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