# facemasks

A man walks along a private beach in Jesolo, near Venice in northeast Italy, on May 12, 2020 during the country's coronavirus lockdown. Photo: Vincenzo Pinto / AFP
A man walks along a private beach in Jes […]

Europe seeks to save the summer holidays

The EU has set out plans for a phased restart of travel this summer, hoping to save millions of tourism jobs threatened by the coronavirus across Europe, the world's top holiday destination
Municipal employees put masks in envelopes to send the town's residents in Lincent, eastern Belgium, on April 28, 2020, during the coronavirus lockdown. Photo: Kenzo Tribouillard / AFP
Municipal employees put masks in envelop […]

Resourceful Belgians team up to supply virus masks

Belgium has promised every resident a protective mask from next week, when the country begins to lift its coronavirus lockdown, and mayors like Yves Kinnard are taking matters into their own hands
Doctor Jole Serra (L) and nurse Salvatore Sacco of the Carabinieri police provide phone support to COVID-19 patients from the office of ATS Bergamo in Zogno near Bergamo, northern Italy on March 27, 2020. Photo: Piero Cruciatti / AFP 
Doctor Jole Serra (L) and nurse Salvator […]

‘Corona criminals’ prey on Europe’s virus fears

From trafficking dodgy surgical masks to peddling counterfeit medicines, criminals are finding ways to profit from the coronavirus crisis, police warn
(L to R) Bastien Gambaudo, Sofiane Ansal and Ugo Gambaudo, who shop for the elderly during a lockdown in France aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19, pictured in the Riviera city of Nice, on March 24, 2020. Photo: Valery Hache / AFP
(L to R) Bastien Gambaudo, Sofiane Ansal […]

Samaritans offer help and hope across virus-stricken Europe

As Europeans hunker down during the pandemic, an army of volunteers has emerged to bring help and hope to many, including food deliveries for the elderly and home-sewn face masks