Day: March 18, 2021

France

France: Paris and 15 regions to go into lockdown

  French Prime Minister Jean Castex has announced a one-month limited lockdown of Paris and 15 other areas to combat the surge of Covid-19 cases, while insisting that the measure will not be as strict as in the past .  He said that although non-essential businesses will be closed and outdoor activities in the affected […]

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Covid-19 Portugal Social issues

Covid: Portugal has 90.3 cases per 100K inhabitants

  According to a joint announcement by the General Administration of Health (DGS) and INSA, Portugal has 90.3 SARS-CoV-2 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, and its transmission index (Rt) is 0.84.    As stated by official data, the incidence rate was 79.1 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, and the Rt was 0.80 when analyzed in mainland Portugal […]

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Italy

Italy unemployment rate rose in 2020

  The pension and social security agency INPS said on Thursday that compared with December, the number of employees in Italy in December decreased by 660,000 compared with the same month in 2019, when the number of activations and terminations of new contracts had been calculated. INPS stated that the net number of people engaged […]

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Spain

Spanish Parliament legalises euthanasia

The Spanish Parliament made history on March 18 (Thursday). Members of the Congreso de los Diputados voted to pass the final legislation, making Spain the seventh country in the world to legalise euthanasia under certain circumstances, and the fourth European country alongside Holland, Belgium and Luxembourg.  Since the euthanasia bill was approved by Congress in […]

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Greece

Greece: Number of Covid-19 intubated patients hits record high

  The current number of Covid-19 patients intubated in Greece has reached 645, an increase of 15 from the number recorded the day before.  There were 53,606 coronavirus tests nationwide that day, bringing the positive rate in Greece to 5.73%. Yesterday, Wednesday, the positive rate was 5.44%.    Sadly, in the past 24 hours, 45 […]

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Italy

Italian pharmacists authorised to give Covid-19 jabs

  Italian pharmacists will give COVID jabs while more than 5,000 people have obtained the necessary qualifications.    About 5,174 pharmacists across the country have completed the necessary courses, and another 2,800 are completing the course. The Ministry of Health said on Thursday that in the past 24 hours, Italy had 24,935 new cases of […]

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