# China

A man touches the coffin of his mother during a funeral service in the closed cemetery of Seriate, near Bergamo, Lombardy, on March 20, 2020 during the country's lockdown aimed at stopping the spread of the COVID-19 (new coronavirus) pandemic. (Photo by Piero Cruciatti / AFP)
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Rapid virus spread pushes cases past half a million

The coronavirus pandemic has now infected 500,000 people, ravaged the global economy and confined billions to their homes
Polish officials are behind the barriers at the border crossing. Poland has closed its borders to all foreigners since Sunday morning because of the Corona crisis. Photo: Jens Buettner/dpa-Zentralbild/dpa +++ dpa-Bildfunk +++
Polish officials are behind the barriers […]

European cities in standstill as virus measures squeeze public life

Different measures are being taken by all European countries amid the spread of the coronavirus across the whole continent.
Airline passengers wear masks on arrival at the Ivalo airport. On 23 January, two tourists from Wuhan ,China, visited a health centre in Ivalo to receive treatment for flu-like symptoms. The tourists are suspected to be infected with the corona virus.
Airline passengers wear masks on arrival […]

EU health representatives to meet on Monday to discuss coronavirus

The European Union is getting prepared for possible cases of a new type of coronavirus that has killed many people in China and infected hundreds.
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