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18 Mar 2020
The German capital has approved the plans ahead of an expected spike in COVID-19 infections. The armed forces are to be drafted in to help create the facility, which will treat many of the most serious cases.
3 Mar 2020
The coronavirus is spreading at a slower pace in China, but infections are soaring globally. The Caribbean region registered its first COVID-19 infections in the Dominican Republic and the islands of Guadeloupe.
29 Feb 2020
Germany has already faced its first coronavirus infections. Officials have remained calm, and border closures or lockdowns are not yet on the horizon. But the country has no specific pandemic plan for COVID-19.
29 Feb 2020
Italian authorities have placed some 50,000 people in the country's north under de facto quarantine due to a rise in coronavirus infections. Villagers are adjusting to this new reality, Bernd Riegert reports from Italy.
25 Feb 2020
Several Italian towns have taken urgent measures to stop the virus from spreading following the deaths of two people and more than 100 infections. Venice has called off its Carnival celebrations due to the outbreak.
10 Feb 2020
The number of newly reported coronavirus cases has fallen drastically from the day before. Over 37,500 infections have been confirmed globally.
8 Dec 2019
For a long time, Brazil's health care system was seen as a model for fighting HIV. But the number of infections is rising again, with the growing conservatism in society partly to blame, according to experts.
29 May 2019
Globally, it is estimated that 1.3 billion persons live with some form of visual impairment. Not many know that there are effective interventions available to prevent them from going blind.
31 Mar 2019
A new kind of glass can eradicate the deadliest hospital infections within hours using a technique similar to medieval stained glass-making.

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