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Europe stirs back to life as lockdowns ease

Europe stirs back to life as lockdowns ease

Workers banged away at construction sites in Rome, police handed out masks in Madrid and older children returned to school in Vienna as Europe on Monday gingerly stepped out of its coronavirus lockdown. With their death and infection rates slowing and their economies in ruins, some of Europe’s biggest countries decided it was time to […]

Europe prepares to ease lockdowns as COVID-19 pandemic ebbs

Europe prepares to ease lockdowns as COVID-19 pandemic ebbs

*South Korea eases ban  on gatherings; Mosques re-open in Iran As Europe prepared for a cautious easing of coronavirus lockdown and restrictions on Sunday, following signs the pandemic may be slowing, hard-hit Italy set to follow Spain in allowing people outside after weeks of confinement. More than 243,000 people have been killed and 3.4 million […]

Countries start thinking about easing up on restrictions

Countries start thinking about easing up on restrictions

Even as coronavirus deaths mount across Europe and New York, the U.S. and other countries are starting to contemplate an exit strategy and thinking about a staggered and carefully calibrated easing of the restrictions designed to curb the scourge. “To end the confinement, we’re not going to go from black to white; we’re going to […]

Coronavirus: Turkey to evacuate more than 3,600 from 9 European countries

Coronavirus: Turkey to evacuate more than 3,600 from 9 European countries

Turkey would have evacuated more than 3,600 nationals in nine European countries by midnight on Tuesday amid the spread of novel coronavirus, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Tuesday. A total of 3,614 citizens, either visiting or studying, in nine European countries, will be flown back on 34 separate Turkish Airlines flights, Cavusoglu told a […]

U.S. citizens returning from Europe should self-quarantine, says Pence

U.S. citizens returning from Europe should self-quarantine, says Pence

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, on Thursday, said the U.S. Government asked all its citizens returning from continental Europe to self-quarantine for 14 days. “We will be screening all Americans that are returning, and requesting they voluntarily quarantine for 14 days,” Pence said. READ ALSO: Coronavirus and football: The latest developments The explanation comes as […]