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European virus hotspots see record lows in numbers of new cases

European virus hotspots see record lows in numbers of new cases

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Some countries are preparing to ease coronavirus restrictions after record lows in the numbers of new cases.France, Italy and Spain have registered the lowest daily death tolls for weeks: France reported 135 deaths; Spain's 164 was the lowest figure since mid-March; and Italy's 174 was the lowest in two months. In Italy, which had some of the world's most severe restrictions, one of the first steps towards normal life comes today, with the reopening of parks and public gardens. ...

8 European spacecraft put in hibernation amid virus lockdown

Technology
The European Space Agency says it is putting eight of its spacecraft into hibernation as it scales down operations during the coronavirus pandemicByThe Associated PressMarch 24, 2020, 8:24 PM2 min readBERLIN -- The European Space Agency said Tuesday that it is putting eight of its spacecraft into hibernation as it scales down operations during the coronavirus outbreak. The agency said it is further reducing the already limited number of staff working on site at its mission control in Darmstadt, Germany. As a result, the instruments and data collection on some space probes are being temporarily stopped. They include the Cluster mission, consisting of four probes launched in 2000 to investigate Earth's magnetic environment and how it is affected by solar wind; the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter ...
Coronavirus: European Union seals borders to most outsiders

Coronavirus: European Union seals borders to most outsiders

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The European Union will ban travellers from outside the bloc for 30 days in an unprecedented move to seal its borders amid the coronavirus crisis.The measure is expected to apply to 26 EU states as well as Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. UK citizens will be unaffected.The ban came as deaths continued to soar in Italy and Spain, and France began a strict lockdown.Europe has been badly hit by the virus, which has killed 7,500 globally.Meanwhile, the Euro 2020 football competition has been postponed by a year.The virus has infected more than 185,000 people worldwide, according to the World Health Organization.What are the EU measures?The travel ban will affect all non-EU nationals from visiting the bloc, except long-...
Coronavirus: US travel ban on 26 European countries comes into force

Coronavirus: US travel ban on 26 European countries comes into force

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Media playback is unsupported on your device President Donald Trump's travel ban on 26 European nations has come into force in the US, as part of a contingency plan to tackle the coronavirus crisis.The ban applies to non-Americans who have been in the Schengen border-free travel area within 14 days of travelling to the US. People travelling from the UK and the Republic of Ireland are exempt, as are returning US citizens. There are nearly 2,000 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the US, and 43 deaths.Mr Trump also declared a national emergency, freeing up to $ 50bn (£40bn) in relief funds.Mr Trump's administration has faced criticism for its failure to provide Americans with widespread coronavirus testing.In other developments on Saturday: In New Zealand, PM Ja
Pep Guardiola: Man City boss says he will ‘100 per cent’ remain at Etihad in the wake of two-year European ban

Pep Guardiola: Man City boss says he will ‘100 per cent’ remain at Etihad in the wake of two-year European ban

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Pep Guardiola has said he will ‘100 per cent’ remain at the Etihad following Manchester City’s two-year ban from European competition. On Friday, the Premier League champions were slapped with a two-year Champions League ban and fined £25m. City have since said they will launch an appeal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport. Speaking after Wednesday’s 2-0 Premier League win over West Ham, he said: “We are going to wait. All we can do is do what we have done the last four years and focus on that until the end of the season. I trust 100 per cent completely what my club have done. “We are going to fight like we have fought every single game and day we are together until the end of the season. We are optimistic that at the end the truth will prevail and next season we will be in the Champion