Europe ramps up COVID-19 vaccinations as people celebrate 2nd Easter amid pandemic

The main stadium in the French city of Lyon opened as a mass vaccination centre during Easter weekend, and thousands of people spent the holiday lining up for injections elsewhere … Read More

Europe’s medical agency reviews safety of 2 coronavirus vaccines

The European Medicines Agency said it would convene a meeting on Dec. 29 to decide if there is enough data about the safety and efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccine developed … Read More

Germany becomes 12th country to surpass 1 million confirmed coronavirus cases

The number of COVID-19 infections in Germany surpassed the one million mark and the daily death toll hit a record of 426, data from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious diseases … Read More

Europe scrambles as second coronavirus wave overwhelms several countries

Europe’s second wave of coronavirus infections has struck well before flu season even started, with intensive care wards filling up again and bars shutting down. Making matters worse, authorities say, … Read More

Europe tightens coronavirus restrictions as infections surge

As the U.S. closed in on 200,000 coronavirus deaths Monday, the crisis deteriorated across Europe, with Britain working to draw up new restrictions, Spain clamping down again in Madrid and … Read More

Coronavirus: Flareups across Europe spark mask orders, reimposed restrictions

New flareups of COVID-19 are disrupting the peak summer vacation season across much of Europe, where authorities in some countries are reimposing restrictions on travelers, closing nightclubs again, banning fireworks … Read More

Coronavirus: Surge in COVID-19 cases in Eastern Europe prompts new restrictions

Countries in Eastern Europe are facing rising waves of coronavirus infections, leading to new restrictive measures such as the mandatory use of face masks in Croatia and travel bans or … Read More

Coronavirus: Americans likely to be barred from entering Europe when borders reopen

BRUSSELS — Americans are unlikely to be allowed into Europe when the continent reopens its borders next week, due to how the coronavirus pandemic is flaring in the U.S. and … Read More

Coronavirus pandemic eases in parts of Europe but worsens in India, Russia

There were signs Monday that the coronavirus pandemic was easing significantly in some parts of Europe but getting worse in India and Russia. Meanwhile, pressure to reopen kept building in … Read More

Italy questions what went wrong as coronavirus measures begin to ease

As Italy prepares to emerge from the West’s first and most extensive coronavirus lockdown, it is increasingly clear that something went terribly wrong in Lombardy, the hardest-hit region in Europe’s … Read More

Some American states plan to re-open economy despite coronavirus testing concerns

The reopenings came amid economic gloom, as futures plunged below zero on Monday and stocks and Treasury yields also dropped on Wall Street. The cost to have a barrel of U.S. crude delivered in May plummeted to negative US$37.63. It was at roughly US$60 at the start of the year.

EU orders economic recovery plan as countries remain divided on coronavirus response

European Union national leaders told the bloc’s finance ministers Thursday to draw up new measures to tackle the devastating economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic after failing to bridge major … Read More

‘All is well’: Triage and lies await Italy’s critical coronavirus patients

The fight against death pauses every day at 1 p.m. At that time, doctors in the intensive care unit of Policlinico San Donato phone relatives of the unit’s 25 critically-ill … Read More