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Dutch authorities received 1.3 million face masks from China on March 21 but found upon inspection that "the quality of the shipment did not meet quality criteria".
All non-essential workers are confined to their homes from Monday as Spanish authorities seek to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
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The Belgian government is suspending classes, shutting bars, restaurants and shops in a bid to stop the spread of coronavirus. The measures start midnight Friday until April 3. They mark some of the strictest measures outside of Italy.
"I am maybe a little tired because I don't sleep a lot because I have four kids ... they exhaust me more than the virus I think," says a French doctor with COVID-19.
Ilham Mounssif is one of the 60 million people currently living on lockdown in China. This is her story.
The attempt to stop coronavirus contagion has turned into a global operation. Here are the latest pictures.
As fears of contagion grow, points of entry are the focus for many national government, implementing prevention tactics.
New research by the Economist Intelligence Unit has identified severe weaknesses in countries’ abilities to prevent, detect and respond to significant disease outbreaks.
Senior figures tell Euronews that pledges need to be followed with action.
The decision comes days after the World Health Organisation declared the Ebola outbreak in the country a "public health emergency of international concern".
Patients in Europe are unable to access the medicines they need, failed by an inconsistent system across the EU. A progressive plan for the future of healthcare provision across the continent is much needed.
As EU doctors and nurses leave the UK in droves and medical supplies become threatened by a 'no deal' Brexit, the stark fate facing the NHS is becoming ever clearer as approach the March Brexit deadline.
Everything is in short supply, from basic medicines to bed space, as injuries add to the overstretched system that is close to falling apart, warn doctors and UNWRA.
UK households could pay up to £2,000 more per household per year in tax
Ministry of Health spokesman Joshua Malango said the number of cases had increased to 527 from 157 recorded in January, and that deaths had doubled from four to eight.
A thick cloud of smog has been hanging over India's capital for two weeks
More than 2 million children in the war-torn country are malnourished, and almost 400,000 of them are so skeletal they require treatment to stay alive.
US President Trump labels the opioid crisis a 'national shame' but stops short of declaring a national emergency.
Europe’s toxic egg scandal is no yoke – but that didn’t stop Belgians feasting on a giant omelette.
The 10,000-egg creation, cooked in a four-metre
Fifteen European countries plus Switzerland and Hong Kong have reportedly received products containing contaminated eggs
Denmark is the latest European country to discover eggs contaminated with insecticide in its food chain
The move is a precaution as a health scare over possible insecticide contamination spreads
Doctors describe a sharp decline in sperm count for Western men a 'major health crisis'
The car manufacturer Volvo made the bold move of stopping production of fossil-fuel vehicles by 2019. Why we need more grit like that in the existential fight against microbial resistance.
The World Health Organisation has declared a dengue epidemic in Peru's northwestern region of Piura after the local death toll reached 19.