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#coronavirus pandemic

Commuters, some wearing face coverings due to Covid-19, travel on a packed London Overground train service towards central London on March 1, 2022, during a day of strike action on London Underground services. Photo: Tolga Akmen / AFP
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‘Perfect storm’: Europe Covid rise due to fewer curbs, subvariant

Covid-19 is again surging in Western Europe due to a "perfect storm" of governments lifting restrictions, waning immunity and the more contagious BA.2 Omicron subvariant, experts say
A staff member scans the QR code of a fan's Covid-19 health pass before a Ligue 1 match in Rennes, northwest France on August 8, 2021. Photo: Jean-Francois Monier / AFP
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Health first, freedom second? How Covid is changing democracies

From lockdowns to mandatory mask-wearing and Covid passes to access certain venues, the pandemic has led to sweeping restrictions on civil liberties in some of the world's oldest democracies
A man receives a Covid vaccination in Frankfurt am Main on November 23, 2021, during an event where people in need are offered the vaccination and a meal
A man receives a Covid vaccination in Fr... […]

A spiritual movement and Germany’s low vaccination rate

An explosion of coronavirus infections at a German school has put a spotlight on "anthroposophy", a spiritual movement behind the education system, and raised questions over how it may be contributing to stagnating vaccinations
A nurse takes care of a Covid-19 patient in the intensive care unit of the Centre Hospitalier Privé de l'Europe in Port-Marly, France, on March 25, 2021. Photo: Martin Bureau / AFP
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Pandemic upsurge hits Europe recovery hopes

An upsurge in new coronavirus cases is forcing governments across Europe into new, damaging lockdowns that threaten to delay a much hoped-for return to growth, economists say
Musicians of the Sofia Opera orchestra prepare their instruments prior to performing La Traviata by Verdi at the Sofia Opera on February 18, 2021. Photo: Nikolay Doychinov / AFP
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As third wave rages, show goes on at Sofia opera

With an orchestra spread out across the parterre, limited audiences and no breaks but plenty of disinfectant, the Sofia Opera is one of the few music venues still hosting live performances in Europe
Former ECB head Mario Draghi leaves the Quirinale palace in Rome after a meeting with the Italian president on February 3, 2021. Photo: Andreas Solaro / AFP
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The economic challenges facing Italy’s ‘Super Mario’

Political instability and the worst recession since World War II -- Mario Draghi, the former European Central Bank chief brought in to rescue his native Italy, has some major challenges ahead
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