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(L to R) Bastien Gambaudo, Sofiane Ansal and Ugo Gambaudo, who shop for the elderly during a lockdown in France aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19, pictured in the Riviera city of Nice, on March 24, 2020. Photo: Valery Hache / AFP
(L to R) Bastien Gambaudo, Sofiane Ansal […]

Samaritans offer help and hope across virus-stricken Europe

As Europeans hunker down during the pandemic, an army of volunteers has emerged to bring help and hope to many, including food deliveries for the elderly and home-sewn face masks
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
A woman waves from the window of her fla […]

Windows of hope: Life in Europe under lockdown

From the woman in Rome who lines up glasses of water to drink every day, to the British composer leading a virtual orchestra, life for Europeans under lockdown is a mix of resilience and creativity
A resident walks down a corridor in an EHPAD (Housing Establishment for Dependant Elderly People) in Brest, western France, on March 4, 2020 during the outbreak of the new coronavirus
A resident walks down a corridor in an E […]

In Europe, retirement homes at risk from virus ‘timebomb’

In Italy, Spain and France, old people's homes have been ravaged by coronavirus with the elderly and infirm taking the brunt of the epidemic as it spreads across Europe
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
A general view taken on March 20, 2020 i […]

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