Italy registered its first domestic case of COVID-19 on February 21 in the Lombardy province of Lodi. Ten towns there were immediately put under lockdown by the national government to curb the spread of the virus. Two days later, the towns of Alzano and Nembro in the Lombardy province of Bergamo reported their first cases. But it wasn't until two weeks later, on March 7, that the government ordered a lockdown there. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: WHO calls for vaccine to be shared ‘for public good’
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The best way, of course, to do this would be to have a situation in which the pharmaceutical company that made the vaccine, no matter which country it was in, send the first 100 million, 200, 300 million doses that may come out as a batch not only to the country where it is based, whether it's America, Germany, France or China, but also to other countries, to first-line responders, to the people who are working in the emergency room, the doctors who are understaffed, the nurses who are there, to those who are most at risk in the elderly populations. … [Read more...] about Will coronavirus help ‘greedy’ pharma reset reputation?
In the UK flyers for about 60 protests to be held in parks in cities such as Manchester, Leicester and Southampton were circulated online. It is understood they were produced by the little-known UK Freedom Movement, which is thought to have links to the far right. In the US, conservative figures and rightwing groups have backed protests against stay-at-home rules in many states. … [Read more...] about Piers Corbyn among 19 held in coronavirus lockdown protests
"For many of the memorial's employees, it has become a question of survival," said Christoph Heubner, executive vice president of the International Auschwitz Committee, in a DW interview. "People from all over the world come to this place, and the guides are the communicators who explain to them what they are seeing — in what is today almost an idyllic landscape." … [Read more...] about After a coronavirus pause, Auschwitz reopens to visitors
Currently, professional soldiers, or Zeitsoldaten, with more than four years of service in Germany's Bundeswehr can only be removed via protracted disciplinary hearings, sometimes landing before civil courts that often result in them staying in uniform. … [Read more...] about Germany to sack extremist soldiers — and faster