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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 reaches highest COVID-19 levels in several months

  Covid-19 cases in Italy reached their highest level in several months this week due to manufacturing problems that caused vaccines to be shipped to Italy at a slower rate than expected, forcing certain areas to return to confinement to prevent the worst-hit countries in the world to break out again.  Italian officials blamed this […]

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France imposes stricter lockdown in 23 regions

Currently, 23 French regions are on high alert for the coronavirus and are subject to stricter lockdown regulations. The number of Covid-19 infections per day remains stable, but high.   At a weekly press conference, Prime Minister Jean Castex called on the authorities in the regions concerned to take the necessary steps to promote the […]

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France to stop exporting COVID-19 vaccines abroad

  French Health Minister Olivier Veran said on Friday that France may block the export of COVID-19 vaccines abroad, similar to Italy’s actions in this regard. BFM TV asked if France could follow the example of Italy, Veran replied: “Of course, I understand what Italy did. We can do the same thing.”    “We are […]

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Italy: Highest death rate for first time since 1945

  Statistics show that in 2020, there was more deaths in Italy than in any year since World War II. According to data, the death toll caused by COVID-19 is thousands more than the official attribution.    According to the statistics agency ISTAT, the total number of deaths in Italy last year was 746,146, an […]

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Switzerland to provide free COVID-19 tests for the entire population

  Switzerland announced on Friday a 1 billion Swiss francs (1.08 billion US dollars) plan to provide free coronavirus testing for the entire population as part of measures to ease the country’s withdrawal from COVID-19 restrictions.    The government said that according to the proposal, everyone will receive five self-test kits per month. Once reliable […]

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Spain: Anger after king’s sisters got vaccinated in Abu Dhabi

  The two sisters of King Felipe VI of Spain were at the center of a political storm after confirming that they were vaccinated against COVID-19 in Abu Dhabi.  Spain’s Infanta Elena and Infanta Cristina went to visit their father last month. Honorary King Juan Carlos I. The former king has been living in Abu […]

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France: Majority of people in favor of legalizing marijuana

  According to a recent parliamentary survey, most French people are in favor of legalizing marijuana for recreational use. Although France has the largest number of cannabis users in Europe, it also has some of the toughest drug laws. This survey involves a quarter of the population of over a million. It was conducted by […]

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Italy stops COVID-19 vaccine shipment to Australia

  Italy and the European Commission have blocked the shipment of COVID-19 vaccine to AstraZeneca in Australia.  The British-Swedish drug manufacturer failed to fulfill its EU contractual commitments, so the Italian government rejected its request to export 250,000 doses from the Anagni factory near Rome.    Italy made this request and it was approved by […]

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Spain: Negative coronavirus test mandatory for Balearic Islands arrivals

  The Balearic Islands government announced that travelers from other parts of Spain must prove that they have tested negative for the coronavirus.    Starting from March 4 (Thursday), if domestic tourists leave the area and their cumulative incidence exceeds 100 COVID-19 cases per 100,000 residents, they must show a negative PCR test.    Previously, […]

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Greece: Movement restricted to within 1.2 miles from home

  In order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, Greece on Thursday restricted the range of activities to within 2 kilometers (1.2 miles) of home.    Daily cases continue to increase as the country recorded 2,703 cases of the virus on Wednesday, the highest number of confirmed cases so far in 2021.    Nikos […]

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France: Escargot producers struggle to make ends meet

  Since the start of the second lockdown on October 30, with the closure of the country’s restaurants, producers of Escargot in the heart of French “Burgundy” are struggling to make ends meet.    Snailsboiled in garlic butter are a classic of French cuisine. They have long aroused the fascination and fear of tourists, especially […]

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