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dpatopbilder - HANDOUT - 06.03.2020, USA, Washington: Diese von den Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) im Januar 2020 zur Verfügung gestellte Illustration zeigt das neuartige Coronavirus. Wie ein stacheliger Ball sieht das neue Coronavirus aus, wenn man es sehr stark vergrößert. Foto: Cdc/ZUMA Wire/dpa
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Contagious diseases compared

How contagious is Covid-19 compared to other diseases? This graphic illustrates the number of people which are infected on average by a person suffering from a disease (e.g. measles, influenza, Ebola...).
A woman waves from the window of her flat in the Trastevere district of Rome on March 20, 2020 during the country's lockdown aimed at stopping the spread of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. Photo: Andreas Solaro / AFP
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Windows of hope: Life in Europe under lockdown

From the woman in Rome who lines up the glasses of water to drink every day, to the British composer leading a virtual orchestra, life for Europeans under coronavirus lockdown is a mix of resilience and creativity
Die Abgeordneten verfolgen im Plenum eine Abstimmungt. Im Kampf gegen die Coronavirus-Krise werden erstmals überhaupt die europäischen Schulden- und Defizitregeln vorübergehend ausgesetzt. Dem stimmten die EU-Wirtschafts- und Finanzminister am Montag zu.
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Eurozone finance ministers inch closer to bailout credit for coronavirus spending

There is "broad support" for allowing a credit line from the eurozone's bailout fund, but the discussion has just begun and more work is needed to get things done.
A general view taken on March 20, 2020 in Florence shows the Basilica di San Miniato al Monte illuminated with the colours of the Italian flag during the country's lockdown aimed at stopping the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo: Carlo Bressan / AFP
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Why Italy? Factors behind the country’s coronavirus disaster

Why Italy? Many wonder why the Mediterranean country has become the new epicentre of the coronavirus pandemic over the past 10 days
A patient under respiratory assistance is escorted to the Strasbourg University Hospital by members of the medical staff of the SAMU-SMUR emergency services who wear protective suits and facemasks, in Strasbourg, on March 16, 2020 during a COVID-19 outbreak hitting Europe. - French president will speak on television at 8:00 (Paris time) on March 16, 2020 to announce new measures to fight the growing coronavirus epidemic, said the Elysee. The balance sheet of the epidemic climbed to 127 dead and 5,423 confirmed cases in France. (Photo by Patrick HERTZOG / AFP)
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COVID-19: How many people could die?

The coronavirus could kill millions unless widespread and prolonged social distancing measures are adopted, health experts say
Commuters talk after being rejected by the Hungarian police at the Nickelsdorf-Hegyeshalom border crossing on the Austrian-Hungarian border on March 18, 2020. Photo: Alex Halada / AFP
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Virus frontier closures hamper cross-border workers

Workers who rely on shuttling across frontiers in Central Europe face a difficult dilemma now that the coronavirus pandemic has seen several countries shut their borders
A screen used by French President Emmanuel Macron for a video conference is pictured at the Elysee Palace in Paris during a call between EU head of states on March 10, 2020. Photo: Michel Euler / Pool / AFP
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Brussels calling: Can the EU be run by videolink?

How will the EU cope with the coronavirus pandemic, which has forced Brussels to adopt video conference calls in place of familiar meetings?
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