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Ireland’s chief doctor says rise in #COVID-19 infections ‘concerning’

Ireland’s chief doctor says rise in #COVID-19 infections ‘concerning’

| August 3, 2020

Ireland’s chief medical officer on Saturday (1 August) described a recent spike in COVID-19 infections as “concerning”, as the average number of cases per day doubled from around 20 in recent weeks to more than 40 over the past five days, writes Conor Humphries. Ireland, which still has lower infection rates than much of Europe, […]

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After ‘warning light’, Johnson halts #COVID lockdown unwind

After ‘warning light’, Johnson halts #COVID lockdown unwind

| August 3, 2020

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday (31 July) postponed a planned easing of the coronavirus lockdown in England after a rise in infections amplified fears of a second deadly surge in COVID-19 cases, write Alistair Smout and Paul Sandle. Just hours after Britain imposed tougher measures on swathes of northern England, Johnson announced that […]

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Commission approves €95 million Polish scheme to support companies active in the primary agricultural sector affected by #Coronavirus outbreak

Commission approves €95 million Polish scheme to support companies active in the primary agricultural sector affected by #Coronavirus outbreak

| August 3, 2020

The European Commission has approved an approximately €95 million (PLN 420m) Polish scheme to support companies active in the primary agricultural sector affected by the coronavirus outbreak. The scheme was approved under the state aid Temporary Framework. The support, which will take the form of direct grants, will be open to micro, small and medium-sized […]

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Commission approves €114,000 Latvian scheme to support cooperatives active in the forestry sector affected by #Coronavirus outbreak

Commission approves €114,000 Latvian scheme to support cooperatives active in the forestry sector affected by #Coronavirus outbreak

| August 3, 2020

The European Commission has approved a €114,000 Latvian scheme to support cooperatives active in the forestry sector affected by the coronavirus outbreak. The scheme was approved under the state aid Temporary Framework. The public support will take the form of direct grants and will be open to cooperatives providing forest services. The measure aims at […]

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Commission approves €840 million German guarantee scheme to protect consumers and support the travel industry in the context of the #Coronavirus outbreak

Commission approves €840 million German guarantee scheme to protect consumers and support the travel industry in the context of the #Coronavirus outbreak

| August 3, 2020

The European Commission has approved, under EU state aid rules, a German state guarantee scheme worth €840 million to cover vouchers issued by travel operators for cancelled travel packages booked prior to 8 March 2020. This scheme is in line with the objectives pursued by the Commission Recommendation (EU) 2020/648 adopted on 13 May 2020 to […]

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#Coronavirus – Commission strengthens support for treatment through convalescent plasma

#Coronavirus – Commission strengthens support for treatment through convalescent plasma

| August 3, 2020

The Commission has invited more than 200 blood-collection services around the EU to apply for funding for the purchase of plasmapheresis equipment, i.e. equipment that takes plasma from donors. The aim of this action is to support the treatment of new COVID-19 patients who are fighting the disease, by increasing EU capacity to collect convalescent […]

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#COVID-19 – Is pandemic over in Russia?

#COVID-19 – Is pandemic over in Russia?

It seems that people in Europe are beginning to return to their usual way of life and authorities there are gradually and cautiously lifting many of the restrictions associated with the coronavirus pandemic. Russia is no exception in this regard, writes Alex Ivanov, Moscow correspondent. What is really happening here? Is the virus really retreating? […]

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